Now that Democrats have a 50-50 Senate and Vice President Kamala Harris as their tie-breaker, they’re all in on nuking the filibuster, and the talking point is that it’s a relic of the Jim Crow era — during his inaugural press conference, President Biden added that Republican efforts to pass voting reform “make Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle.” Fox News’ John Roberts this week reported that Democrats employed the filibuster 327 times last year.

In this flashback video from 2005, then-Sen. Barack Obama made an impassioned speech defending the filibuster.

This senator was so wise he became president and served two terms. We should listen to him here.