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Sat May 29, 2021, 12:39 PM

An Open Letter to Senators Manchin and Sinema: Time to End the Filibuster

https://signalpress.blogspot.com/2021/05/an-open-letter-to-senators-joe-manchin.html

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Reply An Open Letter to Senators Manchin and Sinema: Time to End the Filibuster (Original post)
lees1975 May 2021 OP
comradebillyboy May 2021 #1
Fiendish Thingy May 2021 #2
heckles65 May 2021 #3
lees1975 May 2021 #4

Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 12:43 PM

1. Democrats Don't Have the Votes to Kill Filibuster

https://politicalwire.com/2021/05/29/democrats-dont-have-the-votes-to-kill-filibuster/


Washington Post: “A Democratic Senate aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters, said there is a misconception that Manchin and Sinema are mainly responsible for holding on to the filibuster. In reality, the aide said, there are at least 10 Democratic senators who disagree with key parts of the bills that Republicans are filibustering, but ‘they just don’t need to say anything crazy because Joe Manchin is out there taking all the arrows for them.’”

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #1)

Sat May 29, 2021, 12:47 PM

2. We won't know for certain until Schumer forces a vote. Voting rights bill scheduled for June 21

Then we’ll know who supports democracy, and who supports Jim Crow 2.0

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 01:09 PM

3. I would only add to the letter-

Having lived in West Virginia, Mr. Manchin, I can tell you: The state is doomed to be significantly smaller vis-a-vis the rest of the country. There's nothing you can do about that. What you can insure is that West Virginia, a generation or two down the way, is greener, better educated, healthier, and most of all, happier.

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 10:15 PM

4. It's not a question of parts of bills

it's a question of eliminating the gridlock that even Manchin has complained about. Voting rights and a January 6 commission are the most bii-partisan issues that exist and since the GOP isn't going to support either one of them as long as McConnell is around, go around the stump and put him where the people of Kentucky have failed to put him, in retirement. My guess is that he'll step down if the filibuster goes away.

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