Joe Biden says yes to ideas about scrapping filibuster

There’s a renewed push from the progressive wing of the Democratic party to do away with the legislative filibuster rule in the U.S. Senate, as it would allow Democrats to easily push through essentially any bill they want.

According to Breitbart, the idea of ending the filibuster — which is the only saving grace for the GOP at the moment — is something that President Joe Biden is unsurprisingly open to, with the White House saying this week that the president is “open to hearing ideas” on how to scrap the rule. 

That take on the matter is a far cry from Biden’s previous stance on the issue when he was still a senator, as he faithfully defended the filibuster rule as recently as 2005, claiming at the time that he believed it was a tool of “compromise and moderation.”

During Biden’s trip to Pennsylvania to promote his recently-passed, $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan,” White House press secretary told reporters that while the president is open to the idea of doing away with the filibuster, she clarified that it’s not something he has the power to do.

“This is, of course, a Senate rule,” Psaki told reporters. “It’s not a law that he would change or sign into law. It’s a Senate rule.”

The issue has become heated in recent weeks, with many Democrats pushing to end the filibuster, including Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), who said the GOP are using the rule to block legislation proposed by Democrats, even going as far as saying that the rule makes a “mockery of American Democracy.”

Not surprisingly, as recent as 2018, when Durbin was in the minority party in the Senate and the same debate was taking place from the other side, Durbin was against nixing the filibuster, saying it would be the “end of the Senate.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued a dire warning this week warning his colleagues that if Democrats utilize the nuclear option to scrap the filibuster, it would create a “scorched-Earth” scenario in the upper chamber.

 
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  1. Seems we know amongst ourselves that we know what needs to change, but I have no idea of how we can get this information out to the rest of the country when the mainstream media won’t support our ideas and publish them. How do we promulgate them to everyone? How can we get congress to try to ensure that the mainstream media tells everyone else the truth and eliminate fake news? How do we motivate our representatives and senators to do something? They ask us for money every time something needs to be done. Congress is the legislative branch aren’t they? Someone amongst us have the answer?

  2. So this is how cummunism starts. Lock downs till hell freezes over. We will all have the shot and then it would be a new strain. This will never end with king biden at the helm. ” We the people ” are no more. Please ole high and mighty king biden just go away. Thanks to old age he may be gone sooner than later. Have a early dirt nap loser

    1. Not to worry, Michael. There are plenty of ‘wanna-be’ dictators lined up, ready and willing, to take his place! Just watch out for Nancy! I hear she has a really ‘nasty’ elbow jab!!

  3. Folks I hate to be the barrier of bad news. Biden is just the empty vessel that the Obama regime is using . They picked a guy to do all the things Democrats including Obama didn’t have the guts to spend their political capital on. Think about it why would the Democrats run a presidential candidate that really had no political capital to lose? The Democrats stole and election , intimidated the Supreme Court with both personal threats and treats to pack the courts. Just like with our 1st and 2 nd amendments the Democrats have been infringing on both with the corruption of our Federal courts and the Supreme Court. Now they are attempting to change the constitution with new legislation voted into law in spite of what the constitution says. The constitution expressly protected us from situations just like this by making the threshold very high to change it. One vote in the Senate isn’t gonna cut it unless the courts let it. The ironic part of all this is if the courts don’t act and protect the constitution as written then there is no need for them . The last thing we need is a political justice system. We already have corrupt elections .

    1. Fully agree with you, Danny !!!!

      Unfortunately, this is exactly what’s going on :
      This is the 3rd Hussein O’s term and he is doing exactly what he promised: “fundamentally transforming America “
      Hard to see how we could ever get our country back !!!!

  4. If what the media and politicians of both parties are insinuating about Joe Biden not being capable of making decisions then his decisions on policies he has made , ie, the pipe line and any and all policies from the Trump era should be null and void. He has definitely been reluctant to do anything for the people of this country! My suggestion is someone with political guts introduce a bill having him removed from office due to his reckless use of the office of the President and further more dissolve all decisions he has made.This needs to be done NOW!!!! Dementia is not an excuse to govern reckless and wrongly against the people of the U.S.

    1. It’s pretty evident that Biden’s ‘condition’ is more than just an ‘insinuation’. It’s also pretty evident that everything that is happening is due to the control and input of the liberal Dems. Now, it seems, the ‘inmates’ have taken over the ‘Asylum’ and are trying to dictate to the rest of the country–‘how things are to be’!! So, in that case–I’d suggest, if we are to regain ‘sanity’–Civil disobedience!! Those Union leaders who willingly backed Biden being elected, and now realizing they were royally ‘betrayed’—just as ‘deliberately’, REOPEN the pipelines. Work with the other ‘energy’ workers and producers across the country. I’m sure Arizona, N. Mexico and Texas will back you. Something is critically ‘wrong’ in our courts and law enforcement agencies. It needs serious work!! Without them we become ‘victims’ of a tyrannical government.

  5. This idiot (Biden) is trying to emulate hitler and take over America and his sheep are following. How can the people of this country be so naive.

    1. To buff :

      Some of the people of this country must be indeed, naive, gullible, but most of them have been brainwashed during their indoctrination years in school … so basically the effect is the same, all these people very easy to be manipulated, like sheeple!!!
      Then also, when the government promises everything “ free” , some of the people would chose to sit on the couch all day and wait for the check to come from government… why bother to go to work for same $$ or even less ???

      This is exactly what Hitler did ( everything was free,) this is what all the commies did …
      sadly, it looks like exactly where we are !

  6. Biden is a fool and he don’t even know where he’s at or where he is going most of the time. He should have never been put in the office he is in now. He is very bad for this country and so is Harris.

    1. C’mon, people, let’s be realistic here !
      The sniffer has no idea what’s going on, doesn’t know if and when he’s coming or going, but this is exactly the reason he was “ put” in the WH
      All he needs to do is to “move “ according to where the strings are pulling him .
      This is what our country has become, nothing more than a banana republic!!!!

  7. Biden is a complete fool and isn’t making decisions for the betterment of our country. He can’t remember because of his dimentia and just saying what the far left is telling him what to say and do! You would think maybe his wife would have a say but evidently no one pays attention to either her or him!!

  8. A man of indecision. What a shame he can’t stay with his original thought and words. God help us when he’s dealing with other Nations, will they think he can be trusted when he turned against the Senate he served so long.

  9. Well, we know “Joe” doesn’t always keep his word! What he said or supported in the past isn’t always the way he “feels” now, especiallyh when their our STRONG puppet strings tugging!

    We ALL need to contact our Rep.’s & Senators NOW, let’s not be silent…..

  10. According to a new press release, film producers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney will be soon releasing a film exposing President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden for his “wild life and dodgy business dealings.” The film, which is titled “My Son Hunter” and will feature Hunter Biden’s drug abuse, alcohol abuse and corrupt business dealings. “The media and big tech covered up the bombshell report by The New York Post that showed the depth of corruption in the Biden family,” McAleer said in a statement. “The truth deserves to be told and it needs to be seen by as many people as possible. An entertaining and enjoyable movie is the best way to tell the story of the Biden family’s corruption and to ensure as many people are educated about this as possible. If the media won’t do their jobs, we’ll do it for them.”

    1. go for it .cant wait to see it we need to get joe biden out or the PRESIDENTS OFFICE.. THE SOONER OR BETTER BEFORE WE DONT HAVE A COUNTRY LEFT.

      1. So true…Kamala has no experience to be where she is…Biden did not even like her or her him…she would just be more trouble for oyr democracy. Time to have the military live tbeir oath…stop any foreign or domestic threat to the country…the Constitution..well…anyone with knowledge knows the Cobstitution is being ignored. No more whining, time for action which Congress seems unwilling to do on both sides.

        1. You’re saying “ have the military live by their oath “ …
          Are you aware of the military being “ “purged”of the certain “elements” that are not being “ trustworthy “( meaning Trump supporters) ???
          Why do you think the left is doing that ???
          Funny, but this is exactly what all the commies did to make sure the army would never dare to turn agaInst them …
          what’s next ??
          Let’s see, probably confiscating ( not really calling it that) people’s guns ….
          another important issue on their agenda, of course, only to “ protect the population, and the kids “ from all kind of crazies… sure !!!!

        2. The Italian Machiavelli said absolute power will corrupt absolutely–Democrats should take heed to this and try to work with the other side on all the issues. They have to recognize that there are many issues like the cancel culture, critical race theory, removing statues(rewriting our history)
          not recognizing the violent left(Antifa,BLM), and restriction of the first amendment thru big tech are very counter productive to our democracy.
          We have to get back to “basics” and by that I mean a solid to respect our fellow man and strive to make our country the greatest in the history of the world!

  11. Biden was once in favor of he filibuster, but now he is for ending it, with it gone he can push through any laws that further erode our rights, he has a sick mind

    1. Just goes to show you, the Democrats will do what ever benefit’s them. not the American citizens.

      1. Of course, the sniffer doesn’t have a brain, doesn’t have a heart ! The puppets don’t need any of that, he only reacts to where the strings are pulling him … up, down, left and more to the left …

      2. Biden won’t hold a press conference because he is a coward. He can only speak if words are written down in front of him. A press conference would be too long for him to remember where he is at. Somehow soon he has to leave office or he will have to be impeached.

    2. Biden absolutely doesnt know what he’s doing. He does what he is told and gets paid for it. This Administration is corrupt. We all know this and I hope that the Republicans maintain their stance on this. They have to be able to stop the insanity in the Whitehouse.

    3. Keep it up and the Democrats will get the civil war that they already swear was an insurrection on Jan 6, 202! Legal American citizens will ONLY take so much.
      As Patrick Henry once said, “Give me liberty or give me death.” He claimed that the colonists had tried everything to prevent war up to the point that war was the only option left unless they want to be subjects of Great Britain and stripped of their liberties.
      We Patriots are no different. Democrats want to strip us of ALL OUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES.
      You can only push an individual so long that he / she will eventually take a stand for what is legal and rightfully theirs.

    4. …but if they do that and the Republicans take back the Government in 2022, We can bury them up to their EYEBALLS in laws they don’t want!!!!

    5. Well, you have to remember that he is owned by Red China through all the money he and his family received from the CCP. The new part of the Democraps party, like his VP, are really the ones running our country and are out to destroy our form of Government. You never hear them complaining about the destruction done by the ANTIFA and BLM Terrorists.

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