Brian McFadden for June 21, 2021

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    wellis1947 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    The only problem I see with little Chuckie S.‘s way of doing things is he’s acting as if there are intelligent people on the other side to bargain with – and there’s not and there hasn’t been for at least a decade!

    How many times must the republican leader tell you that there’s no way in hell he’ll ever agree to let any of his people work with democrats before it sinks in – congressional republicans are a CULT – AND THERE IS NO INDEPENDENT THINKING IN A CULT – NONE – NEVER.

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    Tzinger  Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Which sounds more like insanity? Schumer trying to get some legislation passed? Or McConnell promising that Biden won’t get any Supreme Court nomination no matter how long he is President?Mitch has fundamentally announced that he is a criminal who does not believe in democracy if he ever did.

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    Radish the old word monger Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Dems need to fight, stop being lame.

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    Display  over 1 year ago

    Schumer is no peach but Moscow Mitch is the pits.

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    ncorgbl  over 1 year ago

    The leader of each caucus in both houses of congress needs to be strong in order to get any governing done. Schumer is not a strong leader.

    By our Founder’s design congress is made to practice the give-and-take of negotiation. One side is not supposed to have all the power to themselves, but share that power to govern. But we had and will always have those who refuse to share, refuse to accept anything from the other side of the aisle. Compromise is what serves this Nation. When we elect people like McConnell who announce, twice now, that he will block everything a sitting president from the opposing party presents before he even knows what will be presented, then it is the fault of WE, the People

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    briangj2  over 1 year ago

    From Dana Milbank,

    After the For the People Act fails, the Senate should bring up its popular and unobjectionable provisions, one at a time. If by some miracle Manchin succeeds in getting Republicans to support their passage, all the better. In the likely event he fails, it will be obvious to America, and hopefully to him, that Republicans have no interest in cooperation.

    Democrats could begin by forcing Republicans to vote on the provision to restore enforcement of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, gutted by the Supreme Court’s conservative majority in 2013.

    The bill also requires that 100 percent of votes in U.S. elections be backed up by paper ballots, to combat hacking and fraud. Will Republicans filibuster this?

    The bill abolishes sleazy, partisan gerrymandering — in Democratic- and Republican-controlled states alike — in favor of nonpartisan redistricting commissions. Will Republicans filibuster this?

    The bill ends political “dark money” by requiring such secretive organizations to disclose their biggest donors. Will Republicans filibuster this?

    The bill requires states to alert each other when voters apply for a driver’s license in a new state, to avoid duplicate voter registrations. Will Republicans filibuster this?

    The bill would tighten lobbyists’ disclosure requirements and forbid administration officials from lobbying for two years. Will Republicans filibuster this?

    Votes should be taken on all the other provisions, too: penalties for those who plant false information about voting times and places, a national standard for handling provisional ballots, a requirement that states allow at least two weeks of early voting for federal elections, a rule that election-equipment vendors be American and a crackdown on foreign nationals funding political campaigns.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/04/force-republicans-filibuster-democracy-again-again/

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    dyerjames944  over 1 year ago

    “Any stubborn animal will do” How about a donkey? McConnell has made a JACKASS out of Schumer! HEE,HAW!

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