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Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:23 PM

Why is infrastructure next when our democracy is in jeopardy?

Am I missing something?

47 states are trying to make it harder to vote and/or pointless to vote.

Now the QOP is attempting to penalize companies who speak out against the Jim Crow 2 laws. This will likely cause many companies to stay silent on this issue. How is this OK?

This is a 20 alarm fire!

Right now, we have the WH, Senate, and House. The Democratic majority we have in the Senate could be lost at any moment due to a death or unexpected retirement! Move on this NOW!! No more excuses!

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Reply Why is infrastructure next when our democracy is in jeopardy? (Original post)
ecstatic Apr 2021 OP
soothsayer Apr 2021 #1
Fullduplexxx Apr 2021 #19
MaryMagdaline Apr 2021 #2
Crunchy Frog Apr 2021 #15
Fullduplexxx Apr 2021 #20
Lunabell Apr 2021 #3
abqtommy Apr 2021 #22
WarGamer Apr 2021 #4
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2021 #5
milestogo Apr 2021 #6
essaynnc Apr 2021 #7
Patterson Apr 2021 #8
ProfessorGAC Apr 2021 #21
ecstatic Apr 2021 #23
uponit7771 Apr 2021 #9
csziggy Apr 2021 #10
Hortensis Apr 2021 #18
meadowlander Apr 2021 #11
Haggard Celine Apr 2021 #12
onecaliberal Apr 2021 #13
Shermann Apr 2021 #14
PortTack Apr 2021 #16
Hekate Apr 2021 #17

Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:24 PM

1. There's a big 'ol bill in Congress about this. It's a priority too

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:56 PM

19. When we lose the majority in 2022 (imo) this project will end

Unless sb1 is passed

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:29 PM

2. We're driving over broken down bridges. The entire world

is leaving us behind in infrastructure. Itís 5O years overdue. We can have both.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:07 PM

15. If we don't pass voting rights asap, we won't have either.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:57 PM

20. Yea it's hard for me to be excited about any of this with out sb1

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:30 PM

3. Can't we do both?

I believe they are able to multi task.

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Response to Lunabell (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 07:34 PM

22. +100 I'm with ya on this one!

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:30 PM

4. Simple.

HR1 will be a war.

Will take months.

And no indication that Manchin and Sinema will throw the filibuster off the cliff.

Strategically smarter to pursue infrastructure now because it's NOT the "Hill to die on" for the GOP

Oh and... Barf, GoodHair, Handmaiden, Sleepy, Scalito and JR will probably toss it in the trash if it were to pass.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:31 PM

5. Because we can walk and chew gum at the same time. NT

{edited to note that Lunabell expressed the same sentiment}

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:31 PM

6. What kind of legislation would fix whats wrong with our democracy?

I mean what kind of legislation that's likely to get passed?

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:32 PM

7. Cause ... Procedure?

I believe that the infrastructure bill can be passed with a simple majority, due to reconciliation, and the HR1 has to overcome the filibuster. Please correct me if I'm incorrect. Let's accomplish a few more good things, then it'll be even more disastrous for the GQP to try to block.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:34 PM

8. The infrastructure bill should get us votes.

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Response to Patterson (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 07:02 PM

21. And There's The Answer

Passing a popular bill that creates jobs, improves roads & other travel will get swing voters to want to stay the course!

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Response to Patterson (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 07:36 PM

23. From who? I am disenfranchised right now. The GA GOP can toss my blue county's results

as they see fit. Where will all these new votes come from? trumpers?

Honestly, if these Jim Crow laws aren't stopped through some sort of federal action before Georgia's next election this fall, I'll view it as a betrayal.

I'm not saying this as a threat, I'm saying I will be genuinely hurt and potentially unable to look past the fact that my right to vote wasn't a priority for the party I worked so hard to elect.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:36 PM

9. K&R, if we don't have shit done in another 3 months with HR1 we're going to run out of time ...

... to get through the appeals process's with the courts.

It's being held up with Manchin and the other assholes who have convinced themselves the kGQP still want democracy; they don't.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:38 PM

10. Infrastructure rebuilding will strengthen our economy

Which will make Democratic candidates more popular and more likely to be elected.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:45 PM

18. The above and THIS. Think of it as a giant infrastructure strategy,

both a giant weapon against the enemy, and to inspire those who've indifferently letting our democracy slip away to believe it's worth holding onto after all.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:41 PM

11. Infrastructure can be passed using reconciliation and voting rights can't.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:45 PM

12. We've got to get.people to work and making money.

That's the people's focus right now. They needed the stimulus to help them through the crisis and the unemployment benefits and now they need jobs. The infrastructure bill will do it in a big way. It's what people need and it will get us votes from a lot of people so that we can overcome those bullshit voting laws.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:52 PM

13. We're doing both.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:55 PM

14. If the unity fantasy has any chance, it will start with infrastructure

Assuming border security is completely off the table, most of the rest shouldn't be highly partisan.

Roads, bridges, water, schools...it's about America.

That said, I expect some bickering about mass transit and energy.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:40 PM

16. Saw Amy K & Al Franken interviewed regarding HR1/S1. Both said some form of the bill would pass

neither are quick to give lip service. Amy told Rachael they had a plan and did not really expand on it.

It has been discussed by legal scholars that the filibuster is unconstitutional. Maybe thatís the direction they are going. The filibuster is not a law..just senate rules

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:42 PM

17. We can walk and chew gum at the same time is why

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