ADP Statement on Voting Rights and Abolishing the FilibusterIn response to Senator Sinemas floor speech on voting rights this afternoon, Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party Raquel Terán issued the following statement:
As a member of the state legislature, I have seen firsthand the attempts by my Republican colleagues to undermine our sacred right to vote. Last year, the Arizona Democratic Party recognized that we cannot claim to be advocates for civil rights while maintaining the filibuster, which is why we took a strong stance in support of ending the filibuster in order to pass much needed voting rights legislation. We have spent countless hours organizing and listening to the people of Arizona, and what they want is change. This is not a divisive issue, this is about the future of democracy. Without the protection of voting rights, democracy fails. We are disappointed to say the least that Senator Sinema has chosen to protect an antiquated rule over her constituents.
But I doubt she plans to run again. Democrats in Arizona should start looking now for a strong candidate. In the meantime, Sinema will just continue enjoying her spot in the limelight as a Democratic obstructionist who gets lots of attention from the media.
Manchin would vote to re-institute slavery if it got out of committee and most of his kin-fucking constituents would love him for it.
Machin on the other hand not so much...last year he and his wife received a little over $1,000,000...from the coal operation run by their son!
But with GrOPer pols? Their greed and avarice seems to know no bounds.
Manchin parties with Repugs on his houseboat. Aesop said that a man(woman) is known by the company they keep, and Maya Angelou said when someone shows you who they are, believe them
. . . that Sinema and Manchin are not very smart. After listening to each of them talk and respond to questions, it's clear that neither of them is above average IQ (and could be below average) and neither has any understanding of American history.
The "understanding of American history" part is simple: This nation has NEVER come to grips with the Civil War and we have NEVER implemented to full meaning of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments.
Of course, the two of them certainly do understand how to keep big donors happy.
AOG, it is not a question of smarts with these two. The problem is that their arguments for holding on to the filibuster are so easily swatted away that they look stupid when they try to defend them. However, it is the best fig leaf they have to thwart the Democratic Party agenda which I believe is their ultimate goal. I am not sure why this is their goal, but their stated reasons for opposing Build Back Better and Voting Rights all lead to the same end - a reduced chance of Democrats retaining power in Congress.
Are there others who agree with them on filibuster? I suspect so.
I believe others believe in a carve-out exception just for voting rights.