Former presidential candidate Scott “Wreak Havoc” Walker has a message for Trumpian Republicans: Throw out the senate filibuster. Hey, it’s not in the Constitution, and Republicans are now in charge. Here’s why our single party nationalist rightwing authoritarian governor is wrong:
51.1% of Americans voted for Trump. Not exactly “half the country,” like we’re being told by our Republican overlords now. Lots of American voters may not have voted, but to tell them they don’t count, no longer have a voice as citizens, or must now suffer the consequences, is beyond troubling.
After the election we heard voters say they wanted to “take a chance,” or at least wreak havoc and turn things upside down in Washington. But I’m guessing we would be hard pressed to find even one Trump voter whose willing to do something that same radical thing in their own personal life, to their own family. So why the country? Here’s the logic I saw over and over justifying a vote for Trump:
Listen to the audio of our sociopathic governor on the Charlie Sykes radio show justifying the end of the filibuster:
Sykes inquired if Walker wanted to get rid of the filibuster, which would allow Republicans to pass bills with a simply majority in the Senate.
“Yeah, I’ve said it last year. To me, I think that would really upset the electorate of the people who not only elected Donald Trump and Mike Pence but the people who elected Ron here and elected other members of the House and the Senate. You cannot use, they cannot use inside-the-ballpark Washington procedural reason to justify why things don’t happen. They’ve got to get things done and as I said frequently here in this state and continue to, the best time to do them is early.”
With no way to stop Republicans from passing their entire agenda, the letter to the editor idea below would make a lot of sense:
The GOP seems to think it has all the answers to all of the problems facing our great country. So my suggestion is that, for every measure brought to a vote in the House of Representatives and the Senate, all Democrats vote “present. “Gridlock would thus be prevented, and Republicans can pass all bills and present them to the Republican president for his immediate signature. Then we shall see for sure if the Republicans indeed have all the answers.
A former liberal radio talk host who likes to ask the “follow-up question” at Democurmudgeon.blogspot.com