Democrats’ deceptively-named For the People Act threatens to undo the very fabric of our nation. But if you ask former President Barack Obama, a failure to pass that bill spells before the midterm elections in 2022 the end of ‘democracy’ itself. Sure, the bill advances the numerous problems in the 2020 election. But that’s fine with Democrats, who are fine with rewriting the rules to benefit them and only them.
“We can’t wait until the next election because if we have the same kinds of shenanigans that brought about Jan. 6, if we have that for a couple more election cycles, we’re going to have real problems in terms of our democracy long-term,” Obama said during a call with former Attorney General Eric Holder and supporters.
“Since I left office I’ve tried to make a policy not to weigh in on the day-to-day scrum in Washington,” Obama says. “But what’s happening this week is more than just a partisan bill coming up or not coming up to a vote.” He says the situation is so dire that he is breaking the tradition of former Presidents saying out of current political issues to push this trainwreck piece of legislation.
So far, not a single Republicans stands behind the For the People Act. Even some Democrats like Joe Manchin have taken a stand against their own party to oppose the bill. Because of this, it will be difficult to push the bill through.
“Despite what you may have heard, we believe there is a path forward for this bill to get passed,” Holder said during the call, apparently forgetting that to beat a Republican filibuster, 10 GOPers would have to cross party lines to knowingly support legislation that is objectively bad for America. Obama, naturally, attacked the filibuster, saying it’s not in the Constitution and “allows a determined minority of senators to block legislation supported by the vast majority of Americans.”
In reality, it protects that minority from the will of the majority, which is known to have the potential to be oppressive. Obama and his friends don’t intend to back down. We need to beat this bill, beat the Democrats in 2022 to retake the House and Senate, and defeat Joe Biden in 2024. That’s the game plan. That’s what will keep Americans safe.