June 22, 2021

Report: Democrat unity behind HR 1 is collapsing

In the wake of the highly contested and controversial 2020 presidential election, Democrats have seized the opportunity engage in a radical overhaul of the way in which Americans vote, but a new report suggests that the coalition required to move the initiative forward to final adoption is beginning to crack.

According to The New York Times, infighting has broken out among Democrats regarding just how far they ought to go in order to achieve the expansive electoral reform agenda exemplified by the House-passed For the People Act, in a development that threatens to derail what some Republicans have referred to as a “monstrosity” that “betrays the Constitution…and undermines the integrity of the ballot box.”

While Democrat leaders — with the full support of President Joe Biden – have committed themselves to passing the Senate version of H.R. 1, legislation they claim will eliminate barriers to voting, end partisan gerrymandering, and establish a system of public campaign financing, Republicans have warned that the bill eradicates “nearly every guardrail that preserves the sanctity of the ballot box today” and amounts to “opening the floodgates for almost anyone to submit a ballot, or even multiple ballots, regardless of eligibility.”

Some Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have portrayed passage of the overhaul as akin to the critical civil rights battle of our time, suggesting that “Failure is not an option,” perhaps portending a willingness to take dramatic procedural steps to ensure success.

However, given the current composition of the Senate and the fact that there is zero Republican support for the legislation, Democrats must obtain the votes of all of its party’s 50 senators and also eliminate longstanding filibuster rules, hurdles Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has previously said he would not necessarily help them clear.

According to the Times, Manchin explained his reservations about taking such drastic steps in the realm of election law, something generally left to state legislatures, saying, “pushing through legislation of this magnitude on a partisan basis may garner short-term benefits, but will inevitably only exacerbate the distrust that millions of Americans harbor against the U.S. government.”

As such, some Democrats have begun pushing for the bill to be split into separate pieces that may have a greater chance of passage, something that has laid bare the serious divisions with the party itself. Thus far, however, resistance to such a strategy has been signaled by powerful voices including that of Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), chair of the upper chamber’s Rules Committee.

The Times suggests that other sources of dissension include concerns from Black legislators who are wary of the bill’s move toward independent congressional redistricting commissions as well as worries expressed by moderate Democrats who believe that the bill’s small-dollar public financing scheme could leave them vulnerable to primary battles launched by their far-left flank.

Though the specter of the Democrats’ behemoth election law overhaul is undeniably horrifying, the internecine disputes and procedural roadblocks that currently exist offer Republicans real hope that it will ultimately go down to defeat.

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    1. I’ve got to ask. I am not a Lawyer but isn’t there a way that WE THE PEOPLE could some how bring some kind of Legal Action against this Administration for the damage to our National Security and the harm that is being delt to the citizens of OUR country that is fully evident?? Just one example but we are being told what we can and can’t do yet they are allowing THOUSANDS into our country everyday and releasing many of them. Just that alone is endangering the lives of all of us.

          1. Personally I think suing the administration and the congress is a waste of time. That white house belongs to WE THE PEOPLE NOT THE ADMINISTRATION. THE ONLY WAY THIS IS GONNA END IS WITH THE PEOPLE TAKING OVER THE GOVERMEBT BESIDES IT IS OURS. THE ELECTED OFFICIALS NEED TO BE PUT IN THEIR PLACE AND A COURT IS NOT GONNA DO IT. THEY HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING FOR WE THE PEOPLE!!

          2. Convention of States . com Join to get term-limits, reduce fed over-reach, and re-introduce balanced budgets.

          3. There won’t be any more elections, just blanket straight dem appointments unless we get up the resolve to stop this dead in it’s tracks and I don’t mean at the ballot box.

        1. I personally think with mail ballots and read by Dominion machines Democrats will never lose another race.

      1. In short, I think your onto something BUT, the courts are rigged with reprobate minds for the commies side!

        1. But what if there was some kind of petition where millions upon millions of people sign and I know we would have those numbers. This is supposed to be a Government, Of The People, By The People and FOR THE People.

          1. Everyday this Administration is doing all it can to divide our country with calling white people racist and white supremacy and all the other fowl things they say mainly towards Whites. It not right that our Government is openly trying to start another civil war and it seems as if they want that to happen.

        2. Eventually, I wonder if we will be treated to a 2nd Civil War for freedom from government oppression?

      2. Yes Michael I agree with you. Why can’t the whole Country get together and sue the Biden Administration(which is essentially a 3rd term for Obama)? I’d certainly put my name on the petition to get rid of him and all his cronies. What he is doing is illegal for a president. I did not vote for him and he is not my president.

        1. I AGREE. MIGHT EVEN CONSIDER SUING BIDEN FOR HIS CORRUPT SELLING AMERICA OUT TO COMMUNIST CHINA!! THE WHOLE BIDEN FAMILY IS MAKING MONEY OUT OF MAKING DEALS WITH COMMUNIST CHINA~!

          1. NO NO NO, NOT SUE, we need to DEMAND LEGAL ACTION!!! He is and has broken Laws and most all of them can be proven. His Administration is filled with racist people who are actually violating the CIVIL RIGHTS ACT of 1964 and that too can be proven. They are openly violating the Constitution and THAT can be proven. Forget suing, I want to see jail time.

        2. I so agree with you there has to be some way to get past these criminals, the supreme is not going to help they have all been bought and paid for by the demorats. My God this is our country and we are paying for all these criminals to take our country away. Maybe what we need is the threat of war with the criminals. may be the only way to put a stop to them. they are doing all they can supporting the blm and antifa . drive them all into their bunkers and then we move in and take over. then blow up the bunkers with them in it. Or run a gas line to the bunker turn it on, AMEN ENJOY YOUR VISIT IN HELL YOU MISERABLE SCUMBAGS. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

      3. The President can be impeached or the use of the 25th amendment to remove him from office but then we get the cackler whose only political experience was a year in the senate. She had political jobs because she was the mistress of Willy Brown former mayor of S.F. CA.. If the Republicans can take the House and get a few more seats in the Senate in the vote in Nov, 21 we should be ok. You cannot bring charges against a sitting president and I am sure the Demomarxists and the politicized FBI will hide what the international multi billion crooked deals were done with the Princeling Hunter used by Joe as the bag man and money launderer.. They need to do deep forensics to see where all the Biden Clan of Grifters fortunes are held internationally .Joe is in the pockets of the CCP Chinese Commie Party. The Biden’s have compromised our military.

      4. Michael, I agree 100%. America is on its way to being totally ruined. Are there no Democrats that can see this?

      5. Thank you, Michael. You wrote very clearly what I’ve been trying to verbalize yet have been unsuccessful probably due to my frustration of the lack of ethics and leadership in DC. While some would (correctly) say to vote people out during the next cycle, to me that’s the point — it’s “the next cycle.” With all of the tremendous damage that’s been done since January, I don’t believe the nation will survive until then. Indeed, one has to ask why all of the EOs are jammed through instead of respectfully using the Congressional system put into place by the Founding Fathers. One has to wonder why this is being done in this way while the d’s fully understand what occurred during the election and recent polls. I live in a border state and I think it’s now up to the states to determine how their border is handled. DC doesn’t care about the incredible destruction that’s being done to otherwise stable, functioning locales and the human catastrophe that we could be up against very soon with AZ desert temperatures now at the 100° mark. Yes, it’s time for WE THE PEOPLE to fully awaken and somehow figure out what we can do. I’m personally tired of writing emails to my Congressmen and Governor only to receive that stupid “thank you” response. I’m an “elder” and don’t even really know how to rudely get their attention. Help!

      6. 12 state attorney generals are suing Biden, but with SCOTUS apparently a DEM ORGANIZATION NO, IN VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTION, ALL WE CAN DO IS MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH OUR REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS, EVEN THE DEMS, TO TELL THEM WE KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND WILL VOTE ACCORDINGLY.

  2. Marxism is rampant all across the USA, many Democrats and Republicans
    are hard core communist!

  3. We hope that they will wake up to the risk and the law suits, that will result in ending states rights to decide for themselves, in voting requirements. They have stopped representing the people. The danger in H. R. I is the removal of showing personal I.D., and length of residence to vote. Instant registration with no I.D. allows for gangs or groups to go from area to area altering outcomes, which we experienced in 2020. GA. was right to take control of their voting process.

  4. What is the big deal about showing ID at the voting booth. Don’t people need it to cash their welfare checks, stimulus checks and anything else they get from the government. WHO DOESN’T HAVE ID????????????

    1. I don’t get it either. I’m basically disgusted with the lack of rational thought processes among “others.”
      When I got my 1st voting card, I had to show proof of citizenship (different than ID then) and had to read aloud a couple of lines from the Constitution. For those who’d complain about that, it was to show we could read the ballot and likely had some kind of ability to understand, digest, and choose a candidate. It was a very big deal. Now, one can get a gift card in exchange for a vote. No wonder we’re where we’re at. But I have tremendous hope…

  5. Get rid of all id’s then. Don’t bother checking id’s at the white house anymore. Don’t need them. No you can be anyone you want to be……. reality white house tv…..

  6. IT’s TIME TO DITCH THE WITCH, NANCY PELOSI!

    WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) have had countless opportunities to have stopped this nightmare, but we chose instead to give the DEMOCRATS what they expected of us, to REMAIN SILENT! Thus, making us equally complicit in the fraud perpetrated against United States Americans!

    Isn’t it time you actually did something, took action? How much more damage needs to be done?

    I strongly urge everyone who reads this to PICK UP THE PHONE and call your REP in DC and DEMAND NANCY PELOSI BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE ABUSE OF POWER! Can we seriously sit back, do nothing, and allow this vile, evil person to continue her senior role in destroying our country and stripping us little by little of our constitutional rights?

    People should write these numbers down and use them frequently even if you don’t think your elected officials listen, they are required to note your comments for the permanent record in their caller database for anyone to see.

    Then copy and paste this information into an E-Mail and send to friends and family asking them to make the calls, then forward on to their friends asking them to make the calls and forward on! WE NEED TO MAKE THIS GO VIRAL!

    Members of the House
    202-224-3841

    TOLL FREE:
    866-272-6622

    One call per rep!

    Keep in mind: SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

    1. George Washington and friends would have already been SHOOTIING and STACKING enemy / traitor BODIES by now-problem PERMANENTLY S. O. L. V. E. D…

    2. I HAVE CALLED THOSE NUMBERS SO MANY TIMES AND ALL I GET IS MESSAGE BOX IS FULL TRY AGAIN LATER. I HAVE WRITTEN SEVERAL LETTERS TO THESE NUMBSKULLS BRAIN DEAD IDIOTS. AND WHAT I GET BACK IS THANK YOU FOR WRITING . WE ARE DOING ALL WE CAN DO TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT.

      1. Agreed. I’m tired of writing clear, succinct letters to my representatives and receiving back that stupid note that my dog could click and send. I do hope that some intern11 reads them and puts checks opposite what’s being sent to them. I also have to believe (or else I’ll feel completely useless and helpless) that the myriad of stuff I sent to my AZ reps and Governor somehow has helped in getting us to a real, 🤞, audit. But that’s not going to save us…

  7. I truly don’t get it. Growing up I had to show an ID in a bar to get a beer legally. And all sorts of other things in life. But voting has gotten so corrupt you can just make the outcome what you want and forget about the voters.

    I have found that my Concealed Carry permit does do wonders for legalizing me. And they do not even know if I am carrying right then or not.!!

  8. I have called both those numbers. One answered and the other one never answered. The one that did answer didn’t ask my name or anything. They just said (ok thanks for calling) and hung up. What now?????

  9. We the people have to stop this crap. They cannot run roughshod over us. WE have the final say, not them. The Constitution is for WE THE PEOPLE~ not the President, house, or congress. They are violating their oath of office, and must demand they cease and desist. Make you voices heard and don’t let them ruin this country as they are hell bent on doing.

    1. Agreed, Brenda, but HOW? I feel like they’re children being bad and so we, the parents, call them to the table, explain the rules AGAIN, and proceed with the punishment for breaking the rules. Only they’re not children., we’re not their parents, and there is no punishment for breaking the rules because they’ve taken care of the legal systems, too. If only they could be exposed for who they really are and people could see where they got there controlling wealth from. We goofed but only because we put trust in those we elected.

  10. This is nothing more than a huge “power grab” by the Democrats. They want felons and illegals to vote and this is a way that it could be done. No checks and balances, no signature verification, no photo ideas and you don’t even have to show up to vote. I’m not too sure that the Constitution grants this change in power and I don’t think the States are going to be too excited about the governments overreach. You can bet that the Republicans and every Constitutional supporter (Patriot) is going to fight it. The Democrats really are looking for a civil war aren’t they?

  11. The WV Senator better not crap where he eats as his people will throw his a$$ out FAST If he lets the filibuster get trashed by the DemocRATS!! WV is a RED state since the Democrats killed the coal industry and they are NOT happy with Democrats!!

  12. I think we need to start doing what Jim is telling us to do I use 1-202-224-3121 for both just ask for who you need to leave a message for & if you want someone to call you back leave your name & number or e-mail. They say they are extremely busy due to all the calls & e-mails so we must be doing something right.

  13. Know I’ll get censored.
    I read a very interesting article that stated Biden could be impeached for treason for failing to secure our borders as a sovereign nation. Or the 25th.

    1. The 25th is a no-brainer (woops!!). Even if he were to go, the group is still there. I wonder how one gets rid of the two of them. He’s slapping out EOs, she’s doing nothing, they’re both absolutely ignoring We the People. I’m thinking that avoiding a catastrophe in the AZ border state could very soon become impossible since the desert temperatures have now hit 100°. Plus it’s the time of year when all of the babies come out, for example, baby rattlers. Disgraceful.

    2. I really like the “failing to secure our borders as a sovereign nation” because it emphasizes the lack of leadership and not upholding the Constitution, whether he — and his ds cronies — want to or not. The 25th was a given even before the election; it was understood that ob would really be running everything “from the basrment,” as he so eloquently put it.

    3. Thanks for persevering in sending your “clips–” I’m working my way through them. I slowly figured out that they’ve been throwing junk at us for as long as I can remember (1950’s). I always thought it was normal but normal was to leave people and the Earth alone and everything would eventually work out, be in balance. I believe that the ds has to keep us in a constant state of turmoil, chaos, fear in order to achieve their goal of singular world control. I’d love to see them captured and tried for trea**n and their wealth distributed among all of those who unknowingly “gave” it to them through taxes.

  14. Email your politicians. Just search for: email the White House or email Ted Cruz. Then write a few paragraphs explaining your opinions. The staff gets these emails and report the trends to the politician.

  15. Used to write Trump every week. Always got a reply from the staff and twice got letters from Senior Staff with Trump’s auto-signature.

  16. There’s a funny clip on line of a black guy acting like a cave man who sees a laptop and smacks it around because he doesn’t know how to work it. One of Biden’s most condescending remarks.

  17. Also, look up Judicial Watch and email them. They’re the conservative’s watch dogs. Explain your legal points and questions to them. ‘My Constitutional rights to a free and fair election will be destroyed by HR1’.

  18. Got censored. Another clip online. Reporter asking black Americans if they have ID. They all whip out their IDs. You know where the DMV is? They all did. No one thought voter ID was a bad idea.

  19. It’s the 5-10% of radicals that demonize us or any other Americans. The gender fanatics. The abortion radicals. The anti-gunners. BLM. Antifa.

  20. Sorry my remarks are so choppy. It’s the only way I won’t be censored. Be aware of the huge scams: COVID. 99.84% (out of 100%) survive or never get infected. Worldwide it’s 99.97%

  21. Masks are ineffective. The hoax skewed the election and allowed 60 Exec Orders. Terrify people to control them. Love DeSantis and Abbott (TX)

  22. One more. Read (online) Vijay S, an actual climate scientist and read NASA reports which totally debunk fake global warming.

  23. Censored again. Look up Dr Jonathan Hockett, Law Professor, Cornell University, and the true author of AOC’s Green New Deal (GND). He was on Tucker who was astounded.

  24. Censored x 5.
    It’s another scam. We all know Obysmal was dumb, but is he dumb enough to buy a beachfront mansion if he thought there was any chance of it being underwater in 8 years?

  25. Anyone trust Greta Thunberg with her third grade education? Hanoi Jane? Lurch Kerry? Michael (Meal Team 6) Moore? Behar? Cher? Streisand? Dems/Progs?

  26. All I said was government cannot get one more bloated bill bigger and they censored me. See if this goes thru

  27. Thank you, Michael. You wrote very clearly what I’ve been trying to verbalize yet have been unsuccessful probably due to my frustration of the lack of ethics and leadership in DC. While some would (correctly) say to vote people out during the next cycle, to me that’s the point — it’s “the next cycle.” With all of the tremendous damage that’s been done since January, I don’t believe the nation will survive until then. Indeed, one has to ask why all of the EOs are jammed through instead of respectfully using the Congressional system put into place by the Founding Fathers. One has to wonder why this is being done in this way while the d’s fully understand what occurred during the election and recent polls. I live in a border state and I think it’s now up to the states to determine how their border is handled. DC doesn’t care about the incredible destruction that’s being done to otherwise stable, functioning locales and the human catastrophe that we could be up against very soon with AZ desert temperatures now at the 100° mark. Yes, it’s time for WE THE PEOPLE to fully awaken and somehow figure out what we can do. I’m personally tired of writing emails to my Congressmen and Governor only to receive that stupid “thank you” response. I’m an “elder” and don’t even really know how to rudely get their attention. Help!

  28. I really like the “failing to secure our borders as a sovereign nation” because it emphasizes the lack of leadership and not upholding the Constitution, whether he — and his ds cronies — want to or not. The 25th was a given even before the election; it was understood that ob would really be running everything “from the basrment,” as he so eloquently put it.

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