I think I got it. The Republican party of big business and lower taxes (for the wealthy) are very frightened about passing the Voting Rights Bill. I know why, too. The Grand Ole Party could not compete with the sheer numbers that vote for decency, fairness to all.
The Dems outnumber the GOP and they know it.
Fear of passing a law that would substantially force real competition would be such a help for this divided country.
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In response, I would state that a more appropriate title should be: “The Voting Rights Bill would further Hurt This Divided Country.” If this hastily and ill-designed bill passes that Mr. Brooks so embraces it will further divide this nation.
This current bill craftily drawn is nothing short of a power grab to gain more votes by a party that increasingly follows a liberal socialist doctrine that in all countries where implemented has failed.
Judicial Watch has been very successful in federal courts in the U. S. on civil actions to purge and clean up voter rolls. Perhaps Mr. Brooks will read and be interested in what Judicial Watch’s actions revealed.
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First of all, any American citizen, or non-citizen, or anybody, who is in favor of manipulating vote counts, or restricting access to polls for minorities, or any other form of vote fraud for illicit gain is guilty of treason. Technically, it may not actually be treason but it's nasty fraud and when you throw specifically targeted race ism into the mix, it's wicked. Let's just say it actually is treason. Treason was punishable by death back in the day. Do that and die or go to jail.
That said, the "John R. Lewis Voting Rights Bill" was actually about voting rights but voting rights were this party's wallflower. This bill should be identified as a slime ball attempt to remove the filibuster under the name of John R. Lewis. That's all. Republicans wanted to do the same thing years ago and I was just as disgusted. With all due respect, Mr. Brooks, are we supposed to roll over and play dead when we are being blatantly lied to? "Be a hero like John R. Lewis and give all Americans equal voting rights!" Yes! Heck yes! Nobody in the world can argue with that.
But then there's that silly lil' fili thingy. Are we supposed to believe that when 50 percent of America hates the other 50 percent and the difference in the Senate is one or two votes, it's a good time to remove a tool that restricts spur-of-the-moment powers-that-be notions that half the nation is adamantly opposed to? I'm telling you that neither the Squad nor the die-hard Trumpers reflect the will of, at minimum, 50 percent the entire nation. Do we want these people dictating policy? The Squad is certainly dictating to Biden and the "party of decency and fairness to all." How many Republicans are willing to stand up to the Trump madness? I count two.
The extremers want a revolution, right against left, and I don't. If the aim is to do anything that messes with the country's DNA, muster the 60 votes. Get a true majority. And don't name your bill after a legend and try to tell me I'm racist if I insist on keeping the filibuster. Manipulate the sneaky sell under a hero's name at your own lame and lying peril.
By the way, the party of decency and fairness to all is presently crucifying Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, folks who vote with Biden 95 percent of the time. It's brutal and personal. A former inner circle Obama aide, the vice chief of staff or something, called Senator Sinema a "c" word and a "b" word. That's professional and mature, no? Don't worry, I'm not so stupid as to not believe that kind of childish bile didn't start from the Don himself. I'm so very tired of it.
Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, Liz Cheney, Adam Kinsinger and anybody else with backbone and the character of their convictions who stand against short sighted stupidity, like trying to secretly kill the filibuster, gets my respect. The bullet we just dodged is huge and Manchin and Sinema are heroes! Sorry Senator Booker, I believe this time a real Spartacus moment happened.
I wish there was a radically moderate party, one that represents the huge segment of the voting populace that is not narcissistic but reasonable and compassionate and will not be bullied and could change the world. It would be The American Party. I want in!
Savage Glascock, Sr.