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If the Democrats regain the Presidency...

...and if they take both the House and Senate, should they repeal the "filibuster rule"?

I say "if" because I do not have the certainty that some might have.

But, in my opinion, it they do regain the power, I think they should repeal the "filibuster rule", at least temporarily.

Because, even with the minority, the Republicans will attempt to block everything the Democrats need to do to get the country back on the right track. They will obstruct everything, just as they have done in the past.

The only way to prevent that is to pass legislation with a simple majority. We have already seen how quick the Republicans were to appoint Supreme Court Justices with a simple majority.

If the Democrats are fortunate enough to win with landslide numbers, they may be able to hold onto the House and Senate for several elections? Of course, that is never a guarantee.

There are a lot of problems that need to be fixed. Ideally, Republicans would join with Democrats to fix them, but that is nothing we would want to bet on.

Once the country was back on the right track, the Democrats could vote to restore the filibuster rule, preferably before the next election.

Would the Republicans be for it or against it? If they thought they were going to win, they would be against restoring the filibuster rule. If they thought their odds were too long, they might agree to restore it? Either way, the Democrats would put the decision back in their laps.

It would not be an easy decision.

We are marching into a full-blown "constitutional crisis" with our eyes wide open.

We know it's coming and all we can do is wait.

It would be best for everyone if we took our medicine now and not wait for Donald Trump to call the shots.

We know he is going to call the election "rigged". He already has. As the poet, Bob Dylan once said, "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows".

We know which way the wind is going to blow. If the votes are not counted right away, "they" will be cheating Trump and his followers out of their "victory". He will stir the pot into rebellion. He will persuade and convince "his" people that they have been robbed by the "liberal left" and the "fake news". He will create enough havoc that in a few states, no winner will be declared. The seeds of doubt are being sown as we speak.

The election will not be accepted as legitimate by most Republicans, regardless of what they might say today.

Even the Supreme Court will not be able to clear it up. We are headed into a whirlwind of division and chaos, if Trump does not win the election.

If he does win, God forbid, it will be even worse. The people will not stand for another day of this insanity.

The House and Senate could spare the country from this disaster about to happen, but they will not. They will let the sociopath continue to drive the country over the cliff.

In The Early Morning Rain

The Father of Bluegrass

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