Welp, Republicans, with the help of Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, were able to protect Democracy last night when they protected the filibuster from Democrats who want to get rid of it so they can pass new voting rules.
They’re not rights.
We need to stop letting them call their nonsense RIGHTS.
They want special rules that allow the feds to control states’ elections so they can stay in power via ballot harvesting and doing away with Voter ID.
And as you’d expect, the Left is handling it really well … or not.
Stunning stat: 48 Democrats who supported reforming filibuster to pass voting rights bills represent 34 MILLION more Americans than 52 senators (all Republicans + Sinema/Manchin) who opposed it
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) January 20, 2022
Stunning. They still either don’t know how the Senate works or like to pretend they don’t know.
Tonight, 48 Senate Democrats chose democracy over the filibuster. 50 Senate Republicans and 2 Senate Democrats chose the opposite.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) January 20, 2022
Oh, but this one was his worst (he deleted) – it was so bad we wrote an article JUST on it:
Always keeping it classy.
Important to remember: 48 Senate Democrats voted tonight to reform the filibuster.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 20, 2022
Important to remember: 52 is still more than 48.
🚨🚨🚨🚨Hillary Clinton seems to have DELETED a tweet responding to last night's filibuster vote…. and in it she accused "forty-eight Republicans and two Democrats" of blocking the right of Black Americans to vote.
Screenshots attached. pic.twitter.com/DnHnwg05Ww
— crabcrawler (@crabcrawler1) January 20, 2022
Hillary Clinton deleted one? HA HA HA HA HA HA
Yeah, it’s bad.
deleted, but the List comes for all, @HillaryClinton.
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) January 20, 2022
Black Americans don’t have the right to vote? Say what? What year does she think this is?
Just days after MLK Day, 52 Senators chose the Jim Crow filibuster over democracy and our sacred right to vote.
What a damning commentary on the state of our union.
The people won't forget and this fight is not over.
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) January 20, 2022
The people who are already losing elections? They won’t forget?
Oh, and does she mean the filibuster … that Democrat senators used JUST LAST WEEK … that filibuster? HA HA HA HA HA
Eric Swalwell had this to stay:
If the trend over the past 244 years holds, the next 250 years in America will yield 2,000 new senators. Imagine being so selfish that you would side with the voting rights of so few people at the expense of the rights of billions. #VotingRightsNow
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) January 20, 2022
Again, which rights are they talking about?
Psst … they’re not.
Can’t do an article about batsh*t and not include Joy Reid.
Can't wait to hear @Sen_JoeManchin and @SenatorSinema's objections to this one… let me guess: it would be unfair to their friends who are insurrectionists and might want to steal and election here and there? https://t.co/ezNRKTXPX3
— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) January 20, 2022
It's repulsive that you would tweet this today while blocking the #VotingRightsAct.
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) January 17, 2022
The legacy of Jim Crow is alive and well in 2022.
That’s all I have to say right now about Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, and Senate Republicans.
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) January 20, 2022
Where are all of these Black Americans who don’t have the right to vote? Please, show us.
Oh, that’s right, they can’t.
Note, there are lots and lots and lots of tweets just like these (and worse) but we there are only so many minutes in the day.