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With Obama's blessing, I think the filibuster is toast

Should the Dems win the Senate, I think the filibuster is gone. We'll get a ton of good legislation passed, but I think we should caution ourselves because if we just have a 1 or 2 seat majority, we'll need the blessing the moderate/conservative Dems in the Senate like Joe Manchin. We'll probably need a 4 seat cushion in order to get real progressive bills passed.
Posted by Wanderlust988 | Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:57 AM (3 replies)

Kentucky Supreme Court allows Gov. Beshear's orders to remain in place

Thank God, we're not Wisconsin on this issue. AG Cameron, a Mitch flunky, went judge shopping and filed a lawsuit in Boone County to ask a circuit judge (conservative) to stop ALL of Beshear's executive orders on COVID and prevent future ones, and he was about to be successful until the Supreme Court stepped in today to stay his orders and save lives.

Cameron is a disgrace! He should be spending his time filing charges against the LMPD officers that killed Breonna Taylor rather than suing our governor over COVID restrictions. I can't stand that guy!
Posted by Wanderlust988 | Fri Jul 17, 2020, 05:05 PM (1 replies)

What should a new Democratic government do first in 2021?

I know I'm ahead of myself, but I'm thinking of policies that can be passed into law very quickly in 2021 should we win full control of the Congress and WH. I think the Dems will go for the layups first...the easy stuff.

1. Minimum wage increase
2. Voting rights restoration and election laws
3. Public option and Obamacare fixes
4. Statehood for DC and maybe PR
5. Campaign finance reforms

I think these things will pass with every Dem voting for them. We have to remember that even if we win the Senate and get rid of the filibuster, we still need a majority. Dems will probably have a 1-2 seat majority. I think climate will be later down the line cause of the splinter it will cause in the party as southern Dems won't go for too radical. I hate to say it, but Joe Manchin could be crucial to a lot of bills unfortunately.
Posted by Wanderlust988 | Mon Jul 6, 2020, 02:52 AM (63 replies)
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