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.
Sen. Barack Obama in 2005 vigorously defending the filibuster, which he now decries as a “Jim Crow relic:” pic.twitter.com/ha6OrW2vzK
— Christian Schneider (@Schneider_CM) March 25, 2021
To repeat: The filibuster is not a "relic of Jim Crow." It is not in Constitution. It has existed since 1806. It was last modified in the '70s. It takes 67 votes to change it pursuant to the rules. The left wants to jam through changes via 51-50. Most media is left and supports. https://t.co/fnSMOwg53m
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) March 26, 2021
I agree with Senator Obama, word for word. https://t.co/BrV4amILFW
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) March 25, 2021
The internet never forgets. https://t.co/NoMj47ahx0
— Rising serpent ?? (@rising_serpent) March 25, 2021
Hard to argue with this. https://t.co/yA4MNz5KNT
— Jeremy J. Lloyd (@JeremyJLloyd) March 25, 2021
The only truth that escaped his lips https://t.co/8TD7PNj3Og
— Dr. Butch (@ButchieHurtt) March 26, 2021
It's only Jim Crow when Republicans do it. https://t.co/9YZarhPqyP
— Jean-David de Crespigny ☦ (@ModrnFederalist) March 25, 2021
To be fair,
Biden himself is nearly a Jim Crow relic. https://t.co/WoSbtZl49J
— ?. ?. ?????????????? (@graphiccons) March 26, 2021
"Don't change the rules of the game"… except… https://t.co/A11T2ANIsB
— Mike Brownfield (@mikebrownfield) March 25, 2021
Machiavellian to their core. they will abandon any principle that gets in the way of more power. https://t.co/zZVn8nhHWC
— anna johnson (@annaksjohnson) March 25, 2021
No surprise there. They tend to believe the American people have no memory of anything beyond 5 minutes ago. https://t.co/CkOOmPHoNj
— B. (@PoetNWar) March 26, 2021
Noted defender of Jim Crow relics, Barack Obama. https://t.co/HK7bMi5tHB
— Matthew Hargraves (@hargrama) March 25, 2021
He never said he WASN'T an astounding hypocrite https://t.co/zOzmltyq2E
— JaeTheGent (@MrJae16) March 25, 2021
This is an excellent speech, by the way. Definitely worth listening to. https://t.co/dYmOB8jIfo
— Yesh Ginsburg (@yesh222) March 26, 2021
Notorious right wing, Jim Eagle type trying to suppress our democracy! https://t.co/pvqO1WHJnW
— All school (@allschool) March 26, 2021
When you want to brand a perfectly normal and reasonable item racist so you can gain in power & prestige while paying no heed the damage you are inflicting upon both the institution and race relations as a whole. https://t.co/0aFth2AUfH
— mitrebox (@mitrebox) March 25, 2021
He has spoken, let it be so! https://t.co/kPa3XdYP3u
— Michael Wilson (@MWWatHome) March 25, 2021
It's all fake political theater.
They vigorously defended the filibuster when it served their purposes but now dishonestly equate it to racism & white supremacy when it's an obstacle to their extreme and unpopular agenda.
They can all go fuck themselves https://t.co/S94fNcsC2t
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) March 25, 2021
This senator was so wise he became president and served two terms. We should listen to him here.
Sen. Tim Scott points out why Dems calling filibuster a ‘relic of the Jim Crow era’ is a self-own https://t.co/RAaEU0zfM6
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 27, 2021
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