(Headline USA) Anyone laboring under the delusion that President Joe Biden’s campaign-trail reassurances that he supported the filibuster might serve as a backstop to an attempted Democrat power grab has not been following Democrat politics very closely.
Biden’s latest flip-flop comes as Democrats embark on their boldest piece of political theatre since the Trump impeachment—to gaslight already wary Americans into believeing their effort to codify vote-stealing policies is a mission to save ‘democracy, bookeneded between Jan. 6 and Martin Luther King Day.
But to do so, they must first dial back democracy by silencing their opposition, since the Senate lacks the votes to pass the measure on a bipartisan basis.
Biden—a Senator for more than three decades prior to assuming the vice presidency—offered tepid assurances early on that he would support the filibuster as the radical left reflexively clamored for its demise.
However, given Biden’s extensive record of flip-flopping, it was obvious to many that this facade was there to create plausible deniability over accusations that the fix was in all along, and that shameless Democrats will do everything in their power to pass the controversial HR1 election overhaul, which may be their ownly hope of forestalling a massive red wave.
On Tuesday, Biden will use a speech in Georgia to endorse changing Senate filibuster rules saying it’s time to choose “democracy over autocracy.”
Biden will continue his overplayed trope of claiming that Republican safeguards against election abuses are “Jim Crow on steroids” by attemptin to tap into the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
He will visit Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once held forth from the pulpit, and placing a wreath at the crypt of King and his wife, Coretta Scott King. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga.—a beneficiary of the 2020 vote fraud and staunch advocate of ending the filibuster—is currently a senior pastor at Ebenezer.
“Anything that can happen that will continue to shine a bright light on the urgency of this issue is important,” Warnock said ahead of the speech.
With Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., setting up Martin Luther King Jr. Day as the deadline to either pass voting legislation or consider revising the rules, Biden is expected to evoke the memories of the U.S. Capitol protest a year ago in more forcefully aligning himself with the effort.
“The fight for the ballot is as old as the Republic,” Schumer wrote to his colleagues. “Over the coming weeks, the Senate will once again consider how to perfect this union and confront the historic challenges facing our democracy.”
Biden plans to tell his audience, “The next few days, when these bills come to a vote, will mark a turning point in this nation.”
“Will we choose democracy over autocracy, light over shadow, justice over injustice? I know where I stand. I will not yield. I will not flinch,” he’ll say, according to prepared remarks.
In addition to the autocratic nature of Democrats’ unilateral effort to silence their political opponents, Biden’s dicatorial reign has fallen under criticism in many other ways, including his controversial vaccine mandates, currently under review at the US Supreme Court.
As his policies fail and Democrats lose the war of ideas, the effort to appropriate the very word “democracy” for their political purposes has played out in plain sight but with Orwellian underpinnings.
“I will defend your right to vote and our democracy against all enemies foreign and domestic,” Biden’s teleprompter will say. “And so the question is where will the institution of United States Senate stand?”
A White House official, previewing Biden’s speech on the condition of anonymity, said Biden would voice support for changing the Senate filibuster rules to ensure the bill passes.
Thus far, at least two Democrat senators have stood firm in opposition: Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Critics warn that Democrats’ impulsive efforts to change the rules now may readily backfire in the near future.
Similar circumstances occurred after Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, enacted the “nuclear option” on judicial appointments during the Obama presidency, thereby paving the way for three of former President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court picks to coast through confirmation on a simple majority.
Some voting rights advocates planned to boycott the speech and instead spend the day working.
Biden’s own plummeting approval rating and likely chance of getting primaried in his planned re-election race may play a factor in the strategic decision for some political hopefuls to distance themselves from the entire charade.
But Warnock planned to travel with Biden to Georgia on Tuesday.
“Democracy itself is imperiled by this all-out assault that we’ve been witnessing by state legislatures all across the country, and this is a moral moment,” he claimed. “Everybody must show up.”
White House press secretary Jen Psaki rejected some activists’ complaints that Biden hasn’t been a strong enough advocate.
“I think we would dispute the notion that the president hasn’t been active or vocal. He’s given a range of speeches, he’s advocated for voting rights to pass,” she said. “We understand the frustration by many advocates that this is not passed into law, yet. He would love to have signed this into law himself.”
Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press