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Author: Raine    Date: 01/20/2022 14:08:14

The Senate failed to change its filibuster rules to allow for a voting rights carve out yesterday. Every single member of the Senate who is considered a Republican voted No. Two Democrats voted no. This is a complete and utter failure on the entirety of the Senate.

But here is the thing, the minority leader of the senate said what it is really about for everyone who wished to listen.

That's what they believe. That is what they have believed forever.
You start out in 1954 by saying, “Ni**er, ni**er, ni**er.” By 1968 you can’t say “ni**er”—that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff, and you’re getting so abstract. Now, you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites.… “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, uh, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “Ni**er, ni**er.”
What once was bussing and Tax cuts is once again the right to vote, just as it was since the very beginning of this nation.

White supremacy is now openly being embraced by the people on that side of the aisle. I'd like to see a bigger focus on those who are genuinely scared for our democracy. Dan Froomkin does as well.
What about talking to non-racist parents who worry their children will be taught propaganda at school? Or people in Black or brown communities who worry about barriers to voting, increased poverty and more militant policing? Or people in immigrant communities who don’t want to see their neighbors deported? Or trans people, who would have reason to be scared for their lives? Or government employees who would be asked to do things they consider abhorrent?

Or hang out at a Unitarian Church, or a reconstructionist synagogue, or a mosque, or a Common Cause meeting? Or, hell, just talk to people in a blue-state diner, if that’s easier? (Maybe make that a deli.)

It’s not only liberals who are terrified, either. It is, forgive me for saying so, pretty much anyone who occupies the reality-based sphere and is paying close attention.

and ol' Mitch McConfederate? What he believes is mathematically not backed up by facts.
The 2020 election must also be remembered for another turnout statistic: 70.9 percent of white voters cast ballots while only 58.4 percent of nonwhite voters did. As the graph below shows, 62.6 percent of Black American voters, 53.7 percent of Latino American voters, and 59.7 percent of Asian American voters cast ballots in 2020.



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