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Report: Biden May Support Ending Filibuster to Push Through Once-in-a-Lifetime Change

Report: Biden May Support Ending Filibuster to Push Through Once-in-a-Lifetime Change

Biden is going big and bold.

Axios reported President Joe Biden secretly met with historians to discuss how “big” and “fast” he can push through his agenda.

Unfortunately, the historians sided with Biden about going “bigger and faster than anyone expected.”

President Barack Obama did it with Obamacare when the Democrats held the House, Senate, and the White House.

But the Democrats had a decent majority in both chambers. The Democrats have a slim majority in the House while the Senate is split 50-50. They only have a majority because Vice President Kamala Harris casts the tie-breaking vote.

Biden portrayed himself as a moderate in the presidential race. He wanted unity!

We all knew he would not be a moderate president. The Axios report hinted Biden has no problem eliminating the filibuster to ram through his agenda:

Presidential historian Michael Beschloss told Axios FDR and LBJ may turn out to be the past century’s closest analogues for the Biden era, “in terms of transforming the country in important ways in a short time.”

  • Beschloss said the parallels include the New Deal economic relief that Franklin Roosevelt brought in 1933, which saved the country from the Depression and chaos.
  • And Biden is on track to leave the country in a different place, as Lyndon Johnson did with his Great Society programs.

People close to Biden tell us he’s feeling bullish on what he can accomplish, and is fully prepared to support the dashing of the Senate’s filibuster rule to allow Democrats to pass voting rights and other trophy legislation for his party.

Biden’s administration already passed a $1.9 trillion “Covid” relief bill. The majority of that cash goes to things not related to Covid. The bill included bailouts for San Francisco and New York. Gee, Pelosi is from San Francisco, and Schumer is from New York. Totes not a coincidence. The Republicans circled a memo with all the pork before the vote.

Now they have the $3 trillion infrastructure bill. Officials came up with “human infrastructure” to justify most of that spending. Still, many bill items have nothing to do with infrastructure: free community college, universal pre-K, national paid leave program, and over $400 billion to fight climate change.

Instead of introducing separate bills, they stuff everything in one bill.

Biden will likely pass two bills worth almost $5 trillion in his presidency’s first four months.

It seems Biden’s boldness comes from vanity and pride. I mean, you have to be full of yourself even to want to be president. At least President Donald Trump owned that aspect of himself.

Axios wrote Biden “loves the growing narrative that he’s bolder and bigger-thinking than President Obama.” The link takes you to a gushing op-ed from Maureen Dowd at The New York Times. How could this not blow up his ego:

So now comes a delicious twist: President Biden is being hailed as a transformational, once-in-a-generation progressive champion, with comparisons to L.B.J. and F.D.R. aplenty, while Obama has become a cautionary tale about what happens when Democrats get the keys to the car but don’t put their foot on the gas.

The collective smirk was wiped off the face of Obamaworld this past week, as former aides expressed their irritation at the retrospective dissing, and while Biden’s inner circle enjoyed an unfamiliar sensation: schadenfreude. Now the friendly fire once aimed at Biden is coming toward Obama.

Now, after President Biden passed the $1.9 trillion cornucopia of liberal delights, Democrats are thinking that if he keeps it up, they’ll soon be picking up their chisels to carve his face on Mount Rushmore, right in the spot Obama must have been picturing for himself.

Creaky, old-fashioned Joe moved fast and broke things. Unlike the sleek, modern Obama, who kept trying to work with obstructionist Republicans, Biden blew them off, calling it “an easy choice.”

So Biden is all in:

But we’re told Biden won’t hesitate. Just as he passed the $1.9 trillion COVID rescue package with zero Republican votes and zero regrets, his team sees little chance he’s going to be able to rewire the government in his image if he plays by the rules of bringing in at least 10 Republicans.

  • He won’t rub their noses in it, we’re told. That’ll be the Biden touch to rolling the opposition — and getting that much closer to the status of latter-day FDR.
  • Biden’s list includes: rural broadband expansion, which would be transformative for those communities … make child tax credit permanent … landmark legislation on climate, guns, voting.

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    Brave Sir Robbin | March 24, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    Because he has such a massive mandate.

    Unity! Or else.

    History usually has a way of turning the tables. There may be a surprise awaiting Biden for his alleged “bold, big” thinking.

    As Mark Steyn puts it… when Republicans win elections they are in office, when Democrats win they are in power. Now the push to permanent power .

    The old saw of “yellow dog Democrats” are now “Joe Biden Democrats”. Wait until the Party faithful don’t tow the Party Line as it slides into communism. To bad… too late. Stealing elections has consequences for the Party faithful and their “precious democracy”.

    The cerebral cortex is inhibitory in nature. It keeps reflexes in check. Anyone who has a deficit in their cortical operation is thus operating with the lizard brain, be they alcoholic, for example, or in any stage of dementia. Come on man, you know this is true. Go big or go home.

    “I mean, you have to be full of yourself even to want to be president. At least President Donald Trump owned that aspect of himself.”

    I think you need to get over yourself Mary. You just had a President that put America first and actually managed to achieve things that none of the previous politicians managed to achieve.

    It’s time people like you opened your eyes and smell the coffee instead of holding your nose and pretending to be Conservative when it’s convenient.

      healthguyfsu in reply to mailman. | March 24, 2021 at 10:27 pm

      You get over it…it’s true!

      Trump didn’t exactly feign away from it, he owned it instead. The lib-media darlings do the exact same things, but the press gives them cover for their shenanigans.

    The Democrat party, America’s de facto communist party, is drunk with power. Like commies everywhere and throughout all time, the more power they have the more they want. They’ll do anything, whatever it takes, to get more power.

    There’s usually some hope for the alcoholic drunk. But not for power drunk communists. Ultimately their acquired power must be forcible removed. They never give it up willingly.

      mark311 in reply to JHogan. | March 25, 2021 at 4:57 am

      Why is it Americans conflate everything on the left as communism. Its truly the most moronic statement. The idea that the Democrats are communist is really stupid, they have very little in common with them.

      You might also want to consider why the filibuster is being attacked. The Republicans have spent the last decade at least as a block standing against any legislation. Including plenty of examples of bad faith negotiations, where they would draw out negotiations and then say no anyways. IF one side has bad faith then that necessarily follows that the other side are going to look to avoid that mistake again..

        Evil Otto in reply to mark311. | March 25, 2021 at 6:20 am

        I do have to agree that calling the Democrats “communists” is inaccurate. “Fascist” is much more accurate.

        And the filibuster is being attacked because it’s IN THE WAY. The Democrats want the power to push through whatever is on their agenda, and they don’t want to worry about anyone telling them “no.” You act like being against legislation is a bad thing. There needs to be a wall against the constant stream of idiotic bills being pushed through Washington. And you would change your tune in a second if the situation were reversed, if it was the Republicans wanting to end the filibuster so they could ram through right-wing bills with only a majority vote.

          mark311 in reply to Evil Otto. | March 26, 2021 at 8:21 am

          Incorrect fascist wouldn’t be accurate either. Conflating the Democrats with Fascists doesn’t make any sense at all. The fact that they want to enact an agenda when they are the party in power doesn’t make them fascists. Indeed as I pointed out the party in the way in a bad faith way is the Republican party.

          As for second point well that depends on the legislation, Overall I’m far more supportive of Democratic party type legislation than I am Republican but that doesn’t mean I don’t respect the right for them to pass legislation if they happen to hold the strings at the time of that legislation being passed.. The eggretiousness of the nature of the legislation of course makes a difference but the only realistic means of rejecting it is the consequences in terms of elections and reasoned argument against said legislation.

            What is the definition of fascism, even a simplistic one? How is what Democrats are doing with using private companies to bludgeon wrongthinkers into line a variation on that? The fact that they are using, intentionally and with clear purpose, Big Tech and their media propagandists to further their agenda is edging pretty close to fascism, no? The government takeover is not yet complete, but at this rate, it won’t be long.

            So take a few minutes to ponder the differences between the totalitarian big three: socialism, communism, and fascism. Once you have pondered that, consider why Hitler (and all leftist totalitarians of every stripe, from the Maoist to the Stalinist to the Cuban Castro regime) eradicated first not conservatives or right-wingers but his fellow travelers along the socialist and communist road “forward.”

            Hitler’s biggest political competitor was the communists, who ran on pretty much the same totalitarian platform as Hitler’s National Socialists. Hitler invoked, quite cleverly, German anger and resentment about the Treaty of Versailles and the end of WWI with its crippling sanctions on Germany to grab power, but his goal was socialist in nature (we know this because the party is called the National Socialists), so his actual rivals were fellow socialists and commies who didn’t buy into the nationalist part of Hitler’s agenda (and many of whom did not want to work the unwashed masses’ resentment and hatred for global dominance). The end result, of course, was that it was his fellow lefties that Hitler dispatched first. En masse.

            Anyway, I wandered off topic, but my point is that today’s Democrats are indeed neo-fascists. And yes, they are going to be just as ruthless in stamping out wrongthink as every other fascist regime in history. This has happened before, and it will happen again.

        henrybowman in reply to mark311. | March 25, 2021 at 3:16 pm

        You act as though majority rule were the goal here. It’s not. If it were, we wouldn’t have a Bill of Rights. America is bigger on minority rights than your average European country. The filibuster is the second biggest hammer we have to secure them. The American system is designed to gridlock when there is insufficient consensus. Your failure is that you consider that a bug, when it is a feature. Gridlocked federal administrations have given America some of the best and most prosperous years in its history.

          mark311 in reply to henrybowman. | March 26, 2021 at 8:24 am

          Interesting comment, id have to think about the substance of that. I’m not clear when you say that ‘gridlocked federal administration has led to prosperity’ what you mean, are you referencing a particular time period/administration?

    Nobody can waste money faster than a dumb politician, and Joe “Puddin’ Head” Biden fits that description to a T.

    If Biden says one thing, they’re going to do another. He’s just a figurehead and signature guy at this point. His staff are running the show.

    Another factor as to why they want to get as much transformational stuff rammed through ASAP: If Harris has to officially take over and the Senate is still in 50-50 status, there is no VP to break ties until a new one is confirmed. Tie votes = failed votes.

    If his handlers tell him he’s all in, he’s all in.
    And the more money flying around the more the politicians can grab of it.

    Once in a lifetime, HA! Once they get this tap driven into the Federal Government’s money bin, they’re going to milk it for every dime they can, every year they can, until Mexico will build a wall to keep bankrupt Americans out of their country.

    I heard about Biden meeting with a group of historians. Really. If there were ever a group that would goad Biden into even more left wing policies, it would be a group of history professors.

    PS – someone needs to remind Michael Beschloss that much of the New Deal was ruled unconstitutional.

      healthguyfsu in reply to NYBruin. | March 24, 2021 at 10:29 pm

      FDR did such a great job with roaring is into a huge national debt, internment camps, gold standard removal, setting up the Ponzi scheme that is social security, and actually confiscating numismatic gold property from private citizens.

      What a model!

    Eliminating the filibuster, DC statehood (and maybe PR and Guam, for good measure!), packing the Supreme Court. . .

    Ain’t unity great??

      George_Kaplan in reply to NYBruin. | March 24, 2021 at 8:26 pm

      But what happens if come 2022 Republicans still win despite Democrat cheating? Can you imaging the Left’s horror if a pro-Trump Congress, with no Democrat opposition to impede them, were elected? Everything the Left want can be rolled back overnight.

        Um, ever heard of a veto pen?

        And executive orders?

          healthguyfsu in reply to p. | March 24, 2021 at 10:31 pm

          Good thing Trump transformed the judiciary to block those EOs.

          As for a veto pen, yeah maybe, but he will have to answer to the US when he stands in the way of reversing a pile of horrible decisions that make his border crisis look like a tame miscalculation.

        henrybowman in reply to George_Kaplan. | March 25, 2021 at 3:18 pm

        Could be, if Republicans decided to actually do anything… but they won’t.

    Gee, Pelosi is from San Francisco, and Schumer is from New York. Totes not a coincidence.
    Mary, can we, once and forever, ditch “totes”? Asinine terminology.

    They know they’ve got to get this through. Unprecedented amounts of cheating and they barely won.

    Beschloss said the parallels include the New Deal economic relief that Franklin Roosevelt brought in 1933, which saved the country from the Depression and chaos.

    I strongly dispute this claim.

    What is the deal about rural broadband. Is there anyone in the country, or the world, who is still using a modem for internet?