The Democrats’ Filibuster Con

Source: National Review
by David Harsanyi

“When West Virginia’s Joe Manchin closed the door on eliminating the legislative filibuster this week, promising not to ‘weaken or eliminate’ the 60-vote threshold, he ‘dashed’ the ‘dreams’ of Democrats, according to the New York Times. Hypocrisy is nothing new in Washington, but it takes a preternatural shamelessness to have participated in over 300 filibusters, as Democrats did in the past few years, and then one day turn around and treat the procedure as an odious racist relic that threatens ‘democracy.’ But this is an emergency, norm-breakers will tell you. Isn’t it always?” (06/10/21)