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1127, 11 Jul 21

Clyburn Advocates Filibuster Carveout for “Constitutional” Issues

There are two very telling things in these two short paragraphs.

The idea is to create a carveout for legislation, like the voting rights bill, that applies to the Constitution. In that case, the filibuster would still remain in tact for other issues. Clyburn said he’s brought it up with White House counselor Steve Ricchetti, Office of Public Engagemenet Director Cedric Richmond, and even Vice President Kamala Harris. It’s unclear if anyone was receptive, but Clyburn seems to determined to keep making the pitch since he believes “Democrats can kiss the majority goodbye” if the bill isn’t passed, Politico reports.


Clyburn said he also held a one-one-one meeting with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), who has remained steadfast in his opposition to nuking the filibuster, telling him: “I’m not asking you to eliminate the filibuster. … But what I’m saying to you is that nobody ought to have the right to filibuster my constitutional rights.”

First, notice Clyburn’s comment that Democrats can kiss the majority goodbye without the federalization of elections. What an admission! The federal election takeover bill doesn’t have anything to do with free and fair elections. It has everything to do with forcing a permanent Democratic majority.

Second, almost any bill in the Senate could be spun as a “constitutional issue.” After all, the Constitution is the creation document for our nation and the Senate. Everything they do has a root in that document. So what Clyburn is advocating is not really a carveout. It is the elimination of the filibuster. Now, an argument can be made for eliminating the filibuster, but let’s not pretend that this is something different.


1127, 11 July 2021


  1. Mar

    Sadly, Clyburn is a powerful joke of a Representative.

  2. MjM

    “ Democrats can kiss the majority goodbye” i

    Translation: “If we can’t cheat we can’t win.”

  3. Le Roi du Nord

    “If we can’t cheat we can’t win.”

    Sounds like the conservative mantra, As evidence, in the last 4 years, the R’s have lost the House, the Senate, and the Presidency. And despite all the lawsuits, audits, threats, violence, conspiracy claims, and the steady onslaught of lies, no creditable evidence of election altering fraud or cheating has surfaced.

  4. dad29

    First off, it’s “credible,” not whatever word you make up to sound confident–like “creditable.”

    Secondly, the evidence will be overwhelming and will arrive within the next 12 months. The Republicans did NOT ‘lose the Presidency,’ nor the Senate. Thorough audits take time; this is not a Democrat slap-dash job.

    Finally, the murder was committed by a Capitol Copper, and grannies were assaulted with stingers and flash-bangs while marching past the Capitol.

  5. dad29

    Everything they do has a root in that document.

    No matter how hard I search, I cannot lay finger upon that passage in the Constitution which specifies a Cabinet post for Education, nor Labor, nor Environment.

    So it must be penumbras and emanations.

  6. Le Roi du Nord

    Correct dud, I made a spelling mistake and sincerely apologize. Sorry if my error caused you any strife , anguish, or aggravation.

    Care to place a small wager on your overwhelming evidence prediction? Maybe you could get Rudy G and the pillow guy to front you some funds. Once they settle their lawsuits, of course.

    No murder by the Capitol police, but rather an appropriate defense of our national capitol. All captured on video.

  7. Mar

    “No murder by the Capitol police, but rather an appropriate defense of our national capitol. All captured on video.”
    Obviously, you didn’t watch the video of the murder.
    What weapon did Aslie Babbitt have?
    And how come no one else didn’t fire their weapons that day?
    What specific life threatening, immediate threat did she pose that threatened the life of that police officer or others?
    Cops have been charged with murder for far less.
    But liberal assholes like you cheer when conservatives are killed by cops when an armed Black thug is killed by a cop after threatening the cop.

  8. MjM

    Nazi Nort twists like Chubby Checker: “Sounds like the conservative mantra”

    To you, of course!

    As you can’t face up to the putrid corruption of you busenfreund Demorats even the outright admittance of it by one of them it must have really, positively and absolutely originated at CPAC, yes?

    And glad to see you keeping up your reputation by “cheering” unaccountable police agents shooting unarmed citizens. Once a Nazi Nort always a Nazi Nort.

  9. dad29

    “Spelling error”?

    Nope. You inserted extra syllables in order to sound more educated. (It doesn’t work, by the way.)

    The Arizona results will be available in about 30 days. Want to bet your car?

  10. Le Roi du Nord

    Well dud, now you are no better than mar, just making stuff up.

    I don’t own a car, just a truck. And no, I don’t care to wager that. How about a case of a fine Wisconsin brewed craft beer?

  11. Mar

    Evading questions Troll Boy Le Roi?

  12. Le Roi du Nord

    No mar, the question of your mental incompetence was never in doubt.

  13. Merlin

    The optic of Clyburn turning to Kamala Harris for political muscle is incredibly rich. Kammie has so little influence within her own party she quit the last presidential primary season before it got started. Little influence then and only marginally more now. Her value has been one of gender and skin tone; neither of which registers much value at the moment. Clyburn knows the election takeover bill is beyond dead. He just needs to be seen going through the motions of doing what a Whip does.

  14. Mar

    And once again, Pervert Boy Le Roi makes a statement and refuses to back it up. What a coward.
    And Dad may not be better than but everyone else here is 200% better and smarter than you

  15. Mar

    Shoot, Merlin, she doesn’t have respect from of her staff.

  16. Owen

    Killing that whole thread, Mar and Paul. Sitting around doxing other people is not permitted. And frankly, don’t you have better things to do?

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