That’s Gonna Leave A Mark

Sen. Joe Manchin is humming their tune?

This is pretty great quote on its own, but it also shows me my own white privilege that I did not see this argument coming:

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), a White House confidant and the third-ranking House Democrat, took offense to Manchin’s argument that changes to Senate rules should be bipartisan, saying “we just don’t have enough Democrats who are in touch with the history of this country, or they’d stop saying some of this foolishness.”

“I am, as you know, a Black person, descended of people who were given the vote by the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 15th amendment was not a bipartisan vote, it was a single party vote that gave Black people the right to vote,” said Clyburn. “Manchin and others need to stop saying that because that gives me great pain for somebody to imply that the 15th Amendment of the United States Constitution is not legitimate because it did not have bipartisan buy-in.”

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7 Responses to That’s Gonna Leave A Mark

  1. schmice3 says:


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  2. Man, if Coal Joe Lieberman actually had a conscience, he would be burning with shame right now.

    Sadly he does not, so we’re going to keep racing to fascism.

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  3. roket says:

    I want to know what the f’ing republicans are so afraid of. [F’ing republicans include Sen. Manchin]
    They will inherit these same rules the next time they are elected to govern. Have they completely lost sight of how to govern or are they really that stupid?

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    • I suspect much of the Republican’s complaints about suspending the filibuster is very B’rer Rabbit-ish. That is a dead certainty for #MoscowMitch…

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      • Larry Lennhoff says:

        The thing is, the Republicans want tax cuts and judges and maybe to repeal the ACA. All of those can be done through reconciliation. The only thing the might want to repeal the filibuster for is to outlaw abortion nationwide. Mind you, as soon as the Republicans have a reason to want the filibuster dead it will be deader than the dog on the cover of National Lampoon all those years ago.


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