…especially about the future.
But sometimes the tea leaves are easy to read.
With a make-or-break vote looming in the Senate on a sweeping voting-rights and anti-corruption bill, President Joe Biden and his advisers have said in recent weeks that Biden will pressure wavering Democrats to support reforming the filibuster if necessary to pass the voting bill.
Remember what I said all the way back in June?
As a result, I’m going to make a prediction: The Dems will end the filibuster sometime early next year. They will convince, threaten or bribe the two Democrat hold outs to vote their way eventually.
There’s an outside chance they’ll get it done before the end of the year, but I think my prediction is holding up pretty well. I’m thinking sometime early next year. There are some state and local elections held in “off” years from federal elections. I think they’ll want to wait until after those are over to stave off the inevitable outrage and pushback.
But it’s coming. They’ve taken the reigns of power (literally…they weren’t elected, they stole them) and they aren’t going to give them back easily. We aren’t going to be voting ourselves out of this one no matter how many delusional establishment Republicans think it will happen.
The next necessary step for them to maintain their power is to nuke the filibuster so they can then federalize election rules in the manner that makes it easiest for them to maintain their cheat machine.
If they succeed in that, after the they steal the 2022 mid-terms and increase their majorities to more comfortable margins, the next step will be to pack the Supreme Court so that they don’t have to worry about constitutional challenges. Then it will be off to the races.
Damn I’m glad I’m old. I sincerely hope I don’t live long enough to see the worst of it. I had the privilege of living through the time and place where people lived the most free, comfortable, safe and secure lives in human history. Now that it’s almost over, it’s heartbreaking.