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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:37 AM

Biden all but concedes defeat on voting, election bills

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Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — All but conceding defeat, President Joe Biden said Thursday he’s now unsure the Democrats’ major elections and voting rights legislation can pass Congress this year. He spoke at the Capitol after a key fellow Democrat, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, dramatically announced her refusal to go along with changing Senate rules to muscle the bill past a Republican filibuster.

Biden had come to the Capitol to prod Democratic senators in a closed-door meeting, but he was not optimistic when he emerged. He vowed to keep fighting for the sweeping legislation that advocates say is vital to protecting elections.

“The honest to God answer is I don’t know whether we can get this done,” Biden said. He told reporters, his voice rising, “As long as I’m in the White House, as long as I’m engaged at all, I’m going to be fighting.”

Sinema all but dashed the bill’s chances minutes earlier, declaring just before Biden arrived on Capitol Hill that she could not support a “short sighted” rules change.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/voting-rights-joe-biden-voting-elections-wv-state-wire-28fce7f5190404f5091158c912bf8d5d

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Reply Biden all but concedes defeat on voting, election bills (Original post)
Polybius Jan 2022 OP
cilla4progress Jan 2022 #1
I_have_a_cat_bite Jan 2022 #3
Moebym Jan 2022 #7
Mawspam2 Jan 2022 #2
Frasier Balzov Jan 2022 #4
NullTuples Jan 2022 #5
OnDoutside Jan 2022 #6
orleans Jan 2022 #8
Mike Nelson Jan 2022 #9
aocommunalpunch Jan 2022 #10
Omaha Steve Jan 2022 #11

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:40 AM

1. I'm hurting

tonight.

Anyone else?

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:45 AM

3. Yeah

Why can Republicans turn our people against us but we can't get any Republicans to support voting rights?

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Response to I_have_a_cat_bite (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 03:22 AM

7. Because the GOP is the party of selfishness

And it's far easier to appeal to someone's greed and vanity than to appeal to the better angels of their nature.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:44 AM

2. Sinema chose Jefferson Davis.

She chose poorly.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:07 AM

4. On to the next election. Let anger translate into better legislators.

Wait, who's counting the votes?

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Response to Frasier Balzov (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:34 AM

5. What votes? GOP controlled states' election officials will simply choose the winners.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 03:06 AM

6. Was this before or after he separately met Manchin and Sinema ?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 03:32 AM

8. i was just looking at her shit on twitter

if i post anything there i might get kicked off

what a fucking bitch
(and that's putting it politely)

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 05:16 AM

9. Well...

... many people here (and everywhere) wanted to see Biden "fighting" for this important issue. The media kept asking questions like, "Why isn't this a priority?" So, now we see Biden giving it attention. He showed he considered it a priority. And, the media has the answer to their question, too.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 08:04 AM

10. What's a fight look like?

What does it sound like? I need a better description. I know what NOT passing voting right looks and sounds like.

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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 08:32 AM

11. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

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