Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 16, 2021 | Sundance | 73 Comments
Mitch McConnell gave an anticipated speech in the Senate today positioning himself against the end of the Senate filibuster. Unfortunately for those who understand how McConnell operates, methinks he doth protest too much.
Let me be perfectly clear… every word in those prepared remarks was/is an act. This is what Mitch McConnell does. CTH has pointed out for several months how McConnell is personally preparing for the end of the filibuster. [Here and Here] He knows it will likely end, because he has seeded the framework for the end of the process. What McConnell is doing now is pure positioning.
The number of McConnell’s specific DeceptiCon caucus no longer running for re-election is a key indicator the McConnell crew know the filibuster is about to end. They are all pre-positioning for that result. Do not think it will not happen, because the odds are the filibuster is about to end.
“Senators Richard Burr (NC), Ron Johnson (WI), Pat Toomey (PA), Rob Portman (OH), and Richard Shelby all previously stated they were not going to seek reelection; Senator Roy Blunt made the same announcement.”
This is not a surprise. McConnell is fully exposed now; people can finally see through his schemes and understand his motives and maneuvers.
As we noted following the election, the business model of selling votes is no longer as lucrative. McConnell and Harry Reid created and then held the UniParty power system as a system for affluence and influence. However, McConnell’s signature legacy item will be his role in eliminating the filibuster and turning the senate into a simple majority system.
In order to give the appearance of his opposition to this move, despite his years of working earnestly toward it, McConnell will exit very soon after the filibuster is eliminated. He will then blame the elimination of the filibuster as the excuse for his departure. This is the Machiavellian way he operates.
WASHINGTON DC – […] Top Democrats, including the two highest-ranking party members in the Senate, have stepped up rhetoric in recent days about the future of the filibuster, a parliamentary custom that requires support from 60 of the chamber’s 100 members to pass most legislation.
The filibuster has long been seen as a mechanism requiring bipartisan consensus that distinguishes the Senate from the House of Representatives, where only a simple majority is needed on legislation. With the current Senate split 50-50, Democrats have said they may need to do away with the filibuster to pass Biden’s priorities, including a House-approved bill intended to facilitate voting in elections.
“This chaos would not open up an express lane to liberal change. It would not open up an express lane for the Biden presidency to speed into the history books. The Senate would be more like a 100-car pileup. Nothing moving,” McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said on the Senate floor.
“Nobody serving in this chamber can even begin … to imagine what a completely scorched-earth Senate would look like,” he added, saying Republicans would require votes on all parliamentary moves, drastically slowing the pace of business. (read more)