By streiff |
As “Broke Back Better,” I mean “Build Back Better” goes down in flames (see Biden’s Worst Nightmare Comes True: ‘Build Back Better’ Just Hit That Iceberg), Joe Biden, Joey freakin’ SoftServe, is cranking up a new campaign to pass his “voting rights” bill. This story is via Politico.
The White House wants to mark the new year with a forceful push for voting rights, portraying the protection of the ballot as a battle for democracy itself. But despite a renewed emphasis from an increasingly impatient and frustrated base, prospects for legislative success still look grim.
The White House has been considering connecting the voting rights drive with the upcoming first anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, making the case that the most sacred tenant [“tenant,” lolololol, the next time you want to complain about our copyediting, remember this] of America’s democracy remains under siege one year after the insurrection fueled by the election fraud lies told by former President Donald Trump.
To strongly make that case, the president and his team had been hoping to clear the legislative deck by the Jan. 6 anniversary. But the president’s social spending bill, known as the Build Back Better Act, appears stalled for the foreseeable future in the Senate, with Manchin’s refusal to commit to the $1.75 trillion legislation seemingly certain to push the measure into early 2022.
Biden signaled on Wednesday that he’d be fine with prioritizing election reform for the time being, saying: “If we can get the congressional voting rights done, we should do it. … There’s nothing domestically more important than voting rights.” But, previously, White House aides had consistently signaled that they wanted the social spending bill first and voting rights second.
Two days ago, Biden meandered his way into trying to make a case for overturning the US Constitution in favor of a monstrous and illegal Democrat bill that will centralize control of voting within the most Democrat-infested parts of the federal government. The full speech is below, and the full remarks are at the end of this post.