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Democrats Double Talking On Filibuster Roller Coaster

Say what?

So let’s see. The filibuster is bad, according to Democrats, when Republicans use it to stop socialism. But it’s good when Democrats are protecting Russia, something they have accused Republicans of doing ad nauseum.

Specifically the Russian pipeline will hold Europe hostage to Russian intimidation. The Euros don’t toe the line? The Russians turn off the juice. Democrats know that but continue to engage in their double standards.

Just like riots are good when racist terrorists are looting and burning down cities, according to Democrats. But they are bad when authoritarian morons break into and vandalize the Capitol. Both are very wrong. But Democrat hypocritical blinders can’t see that. They see: Socialism good, America bad. Such is the sophistication of thought that permeates the modern Democrat Party. Writer Andrew Miller gives us perspective.

Miller: Senate Democrats were slammed Thursday for taking advantage of the filibuster rule, which prominent members of their party have recently decried as racist, to block a bill from Republican Sen. Ted Cruz implementing sanctions on Russia.

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The Senate voted 55-44 to pass Cruz’s sanctions on Russia for its Nord Stream 2 pipeline with Germany but failed due to a bipartisan agreement to subject it to a 60 vote threshold.

A handful of Democrats joined Republicans in voting for the measure. The new natural gas pipeline, which is awaiting final approval from German and European officials before it goes into operation, has been a particular focus of attention as the U.S. and its European allies try to build a package of deterrents strong enough to stop Putin from invading Ukraine.

The move was met with immediate criticism from conservatives on social media who pointed out that Democrats have been attempting to abolish and suspend the filibuster with some Twitter users pointing out that just days earlier, President Biden tried to make the case that anyone who opposes removing the filibuster is akin to George Wallace and Jefferson Davis.

“Seriously, you can’t make this up,” the North Carolina GOP tweeted. “The same week Biden delivers a factless, angry, dishonest rant in Georgia to announce his flip-flop on the filibuster, Democrats effectively filibustered sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline.”

“4 all their talk of eliminating the filibuster/60 vote requirement the Dems were perfectly happy using that same 60 vote requirement to block sanctions on Russia last night The bill got 55 votes but Dems are blocking it anyway Isn’t that ironic??” Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley tweeted.

“Democrats Yesterday: People who support the filibuster are racist,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted. “Democrats Today: Let’s filibuster sanctions on Russia.”

“To fully understand the hypocrisy and idiocy of today’s Democrat party remember that in the same week that they tried to eliminate the filibuster dems used said filibuster to go soft on Russia and enable them to get a pipeline and $$$,” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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