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Response to TiberiusB (Reply #42)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:00 PM

44. Why?

Because we are a nation that is divided pretty close to 50/50. And when one party overreaches, things swing from one side to the other.
Get rid of the filibuster and we can jam through some legislation. And lose the house and Senate in 2022. And then get nothing done. Which will lead to an opportunistic Republican who isn't a complete dolt taking power and doing far worse than Trump was able to. And then the Democratic minority won't be able to stop them.

You know, kind of how when the filibuster was eliminated for the Supreme Court.

The fact is we have to involve the Republicans in some way. We at least have to try. If they want to block it, then run against them and defeat them. Don't attack Democrats for wanting to actually govern rather than rule, attack the ones who are actively obstructing things.

But what I've seen is that the left isn't opposed to tyranny of the majority, as long as they're the majority. Then it's perfectly fine to treat Republicans exactly the same way they treated us during the Trump era.


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