Joe Biden gave a speech in Georgia yesterday, on federalizing our elections. Biden has decided now is the time to sacrifice the Senate filibuster and pass legislation that would take the power away from the states over our elections and give the Federal government the control.
While Reverand Al Sharpton was a fan of Biden’s speech, he acknowledged that it was not a speech that would win over anyone. Sharpton called it a “you’re going to hell” speech. Something many radical leftists have been waiting to hear from the president.
Biden has said he was against getting rid of the filibuster calling himself an institutionalist, that is until recently. He has now decided federalizing the election process is worth changing Senate rules.
In his speech Biden says, ” here’s one thing every senator and every American should remember: History has never been kind to those who have sided with voter suppression over voters’ rights. And it will be even less kind for those who side with election subversion.”
He then asks, “So, I ask every elected official in America: How do you want to be remembered?” He then asks them to make a choice, “At consequential moments in history, they present a choice: Do you want to be the si—on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace? Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor? Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?”
This move by the president seems to come to appease progressives in the Democratic party.
Notably absent from his speech yesterday was Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrahams. Abrahams is running again to try and take the Governor’s seat which she narrowly lost in 2018.
Georgia was one of the first states in the country to pass voter reforms in 2021 after the 2020 presidential election. 18 other states also passed legislation to close loopholes many believe were abused because of the pandemic.
For the People Act of 2021, HB1 was introduced in January of 2021. It is a Democrat bill that aims to majorly change our election system. With a Democrat majority in the House, the bill was passed and sent to the Senate in March of 2021. The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021 was also passed in the House and moved to the Senate where it hasn’t gone anywhere.
Democrats know they don’t have the votes in the Senate to get it through with the filibuster still intact.
Former Secretary of State and failed Presidental candidate, Hillary Clinton raised a red flag about the progressive talking points. “I think that it is a time for some careful thinking about what wins elections, and not just in deep-blue districts where a Democrat and a liberal Democrat, or so-called progressive Democrat, is going to win,” Clinton recently told NBC in an interview.
Terry McAullife who is close to the Clinton’s lost to Glenn Youngkin in the 2021 Virginia Governor’s race. McAullife ran with progressive messaging for his campaign and this seems to have cost him the election.
The progressives aren’t seeing eye to eye with Clinton. Cori Bush believes, “Winning elections is not about looking good. It’s about being good.”
She also told the Hill, “If Democrats brought home expansive climate action, a federal minimum wage of at least $15, paid leave, police reform, and ‘Medicare for All.’ we would win in a landslide.” Bush then cited, “The problem is that these are not getting done, year after year, even while basic necessities like housing and health care keep getting more and more expensive. The path forward is to actually enact policies that address the pain people are feeling across the country, not pretend that pain doesn’t exist.”
There are 34 senate seats and all 435 House seats are up this 2022 midterm elections. Many are predicting a move to the right after how elections went in 2021. Virginia and New Jersey both moved to the right in their state elections. This seems to have prompted a split in the Democrat party on what rhetoric needs to be pushed this election year.
It could get interesting as the midterms get closer, stay tuned to Media Right News.
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