What? No, I don’t know either.
It must be a lot of fun having to interview angry and confused Democrat leaders who were born before the defeat of Hitler. If it’s not Biden or Pelosi, it’s the guy who put Biden in the White House, Rep. Jim Clyburn who has thoughts on democracy and spas. Or something.
House majority whip James Clyburn (D., S.C.) on Sunday suggested senators Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.) and Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) must quit their “foolishness” in opposing Democrats’ plans to suspend the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation.
It’s not voting rights legislation (not that I expect any better from the National Review), it’s vote rigging legislation.
Speaking of quitting your foolishness…
Tapper asked Clyburn, “Doesn’t she have a point? The Democrats might need that filibuster as soon as 2025 to stop Republicans from imposing even harsher voting restrictions.”
“Look, no she is not right about that,” Clyburn argued, noting that the Senate “just got around the filibuster to raise the debt limit.”
“No one has asked her to eliminate the filibuster,” he said. “The filibuster is there for all of these issues that may be policy issues but when it comes to the constitution of the United States of America, no one person sitting downtown in a spa ought to be able to pick up the telephone and say you are going to put a hole in my ability to vote and that’s what’s going on here.”
What’s going on here? Who’s putting holes in votes in downtown spas? Why downtown spas? Is this some special feature of Washington D.C. I was previously unaware of? I’m sure conversations between Biden and Clyburn are a lot of fun. They’re probably the only two men in the city who can understand each other.
Anyway, we need to get rid of the filibuster to stop the spas and destroy free elections to save democracy.