(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- In an interview during Fox’s America’s Newsroom Friday, former House Speaker John Boehner suggested that if President Biden cannot find common ground with Republicans for his massive infrastructure bill, it is unlikely he’ll get it passed.
As Boehner points out, given the 50/50 split in the Senate and the Democrats holding the barest of majorities in the House, there really is no “mandate” for sweeping, partisan bills like the current “everything under the sun is infrastructure” bill Biden wants.
The same holds true for the radical legislation to strip states of their constitutional role in determining election law and placing it in the hands of the US Congress.
The Democrats are marching forward with bills that are as radical, if not more radical, than the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). But when they passed Obamacare in 2010, Democrats held super majorities in both the House and the Senate. That is not the case today.
This is the reason the media, Congressional Democrats, and even the White House are demanding an end to the Senate filibuster rules. They do not have the votes to get their radical agenda passed without the support of Republicans. So they want to change the rules to force their agenda through with the tiniest of majorities.
Over the weekend, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin penned an op-ed in the West Virginia Gazette explaining why he was voting against so-called “For the People Act” saying that any voting or election reform laws that are strictly partisan “all but ensure partisan division continue.”
Manchin also warned against the “perils of eliminating the filibuster.” In his op-ed, Manchin recalls the outrage from 33 Senate Democrats back in 2017 when President Trump demanded Mitch McConnell abolish the filibuster.
The outrage from far-Left Democrats over Manchin’s op-ed was swift and fierce – with calls for a primary challenge against him.
But the only pressure on Manchin that matters is that of his state. Joining in with the radical Left wing of the party would spell electoral suicide for him.
Currently, Joe Manchin is the only Democrat in West Virginia capable of winning statewide office. Primarying Manchin from the Left in a state as deep red as West Virginia would run the risk of Democrats losing the seat entirely.