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The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition | Main | Biden Will "Address" the Baby Formula Shortage... By Giving a Statement Only to His Fervent Supporters in the Leftwing Propaganda Corporate Media, Who Will Then Spread the Propaganda to the Rubes
May 12, 2022

Elizabeth Warren: What Kind of Anti-Democratic Shithole Do We Live In When a Majority of 49 Can Be Thwarted by a Minority of 51?

2 + 2 = 51, says the new Orwellian math.

Elizabeth Warren making the case for fewer women in STEM.

Although the vote was a cloture vote, it's hard to call this a "filibuster" when there just weren't even 50 votes to end debate, and the Democrats didn't even have a majority of votes to proceed to a final vote on the bill. That's not a "filibuster;" that's just a failed vote.

Obviously, even if they'd gotten the cloture bill -- if Manchin had said "Sure I'll vote for cloture just to get this over with" -- they would have failed to pass the bill.

Leftwing Democrat Salon Hot 25 blogger AllahPundit points out to his leftwing Democrat readers that several purple state "moderate" Democrats only voted for cloture because they knew that the cloture vote would fail. That is, they knew they would not have to vote on the merits of an extremist partial-birth-abortion, abortion-until-moment-of-crowning, force-Catholic-hospitals-to-perform-abortions, no-parental-consent, akshually-men-get-abortions-too bill.

And they could always explain away their "yes" on the cloture bill as, "I was just voting to end debate, not voting 'yes' on the merits of the bill itself."

Had they been voting on the bill itself, Schumer might have had maybe 44 votes.

That might have been why Schumer insisted on the extremist version of the bill -- precisely so it would not get cloture, and would not therefore divide the party with an actual vote on the merits of a national abortion bill. That is, if he crafted a proposal that all Democrats (save Immanuel Goldstein Manchin) would vote "yes" on cloture for, but would fail cloture. This would keep the party unified (save for the Necessary Traitor, Immanuel Goldstein Manchin) while sparing the Inner Party any actual votes on the merits of forcing nuns to perform partial births abortions on thirteen year old trans "boys" without parental consent.

Our own Republican players in the Failure Theater playhouse are practiced performers in this particular dumbshow.

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