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Lately, Democrats have been making a major push to get rid of the filibuster — a move that would greatly limit Republicans’ ability to do anything about the Left’s schemes as long as they control the House, Senate, and presidency. Naturally, AoC and Democrats say we don’t need the filibuster.

The filibuster allows the minority party, in this case Republicans, to stand up to the majority when it wants to do something that the minority finds reprehensible. For instance, if Democrats wanted to make abortion legal until the day of birth, you might see a hero like Rand Paul filibuster the vote by speaking for days on end about whatever he chooses. The purpose, of course, is to delay the vote. This would then require a three-fifths vote to invoke cloture, something much harder to obtain than a simple majority.

To Democrats, this ability to speak truth to power is a dangerous thing. The ability to stand in their way? Even more dangerous. New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that the filibuster isn’t needed because the Senate exists and “already amplifies minority power.”

“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd told AOC that Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema has said she would not support eliminating the filibuster. Joe Manchin has also said he will not play the Democrats’ game because Republicans would simply undo anything the Democrats accomplish. AOC says that she still wants to eliminate the filibuster.

“No, I mean, it is essentially an argument of saying well, why do anything at all in case something in our future may change it,” she says, adding that once Democrat policy items are enacted, “they are very politically difficult to undo.”

“So I do not believe in the defeatism of saying ‘we will lose in the future and this will automatically mean that anything we do now is going to be reversed so we might as well not do anything now,’” she says.

AOC also questioned the filibuster threshold. “Okay, why 60 votes?” she asked. “Why not stop at 70 votes? Why not need 80 votes to pass any legislation?” AOC claims the “Senate already amplifies minority power.”

“Why defend a 60-vote filibuster when the Senate already amplifies minority power so that the 50 Democratic senators already represent millions and millions and millions more Americans than 50 Republican senators,” AOC says. And so I would argue that 50 Republican senators is already a built in kind of filibuster-esque firewall.”

President Donald Trump won West Virginia by 40 points. Democrat Joe Manchin realizes this, so while he makes a lot of bad decisions he still sometimes does the right thing. One such time is right now, as he is vigorously defending the filibuster — the only thing standing between us and mob rule in government — against his fellow Democrats. Naturally, this doesn’t make him very popular with his peers, but Manchin refuses so budge. So Democrats are breaking out the big guns in the form of Al Sharpton.

Sharpton doesn’t receive much love in West Virginia, but as a favorite Democrat weapon he says he plans to had to West Virginia so he can try to convince the state’s citizens that Joe Manchin is a racist. Sound ridiculous? Yes. Will he swing many opinions in a state with that heavy of Republican support? Probably not. But the media circus will allow Manchin to be tried in the court of MSNBC and found guilty.

Politico reports that Sharpton hopes to mobilize Democrats to primary Manchin and Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, who also supports the filibuster:

Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil rights leader and former presidential candidate, said in an interview that he and others have begun talks to hold town halls and rallies in the home states of senators such as Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), who have said they oppose scrapping the filibuster.

“The pressure that we are going to put on Sinema and Manchin is calling [the filibuster] racist and saying that they are, in effect, supporting racism,” Sharpton said. “Why would they be wedded to something that has those results? Their voters need to know that.”…

“Many of us, and certainly all of us in the civil rights leadership, are committed to policies and laws and causes, not to people’s political careers. We’re not into that. We want to change the country,” Sharpton said. “And if there is not feasible evidence that we’re doing that, it is not in our concern to be aggressively involved.”

Sharpton does not explain why the filibuster is “racist,” but this is an example of how Democrats work. If anyone displeases them — even one of their own — they point a shaking finger and cry “racism” until the person either submits or is destroyed.

Ironically, if Democrats successfully primary Manchin and Sinema, it opens both states up to successful Republican challenges to their seats — challenges that can help us reclaim the Senate in 2024. This is going to get interesting.

Joe Manchin may have voted to impeach Trump, but he isn’t entirely crazy. In what he calls a stance against “extremism” in the Democrat Party, Manchin announced he will fight the Democrats’ plans to do away with the legislative filibuster and push through whatever nonsensical and wasteful bills they want.

“If I haven’t said it very plain, maybe Sen. McConnell hasn’t understood, I want to basically say it for you. That I will not vote in this Congress, that’s two years, right? I will not vote” to change the filibuster, the West Virginia Democrat said in an interview earlier this week. “And I hope with that guarantee in place he will work in a much more amicable way.”

Manchin’s commitment to at least a level playing field in legislating did not go unnoticed. Pro-Life group Susan B. Anthony List thanked Manchin for refusing to kill the filibuster. Activists lined courthouses in three West Virginia cities, beginning in Charleston and ending in Wheeling.

Marilyn Musgrave, vice president of government affairs for the organization, says that the filibuster is the only thing stopping Democrats from a full-on pro-abortion agenda. “And yet we have Joe Manchin courageous enough to stand up to his own party and say he’s going to do the right thing and I tell you the people of West Virginia agree with him,” she says.

“This is so significant in saving babies that have not yet been born,” Musgrave adds. “This is a strong pro-life state and he’s representing those values very well when he retains the filibuster.”

The filibuster requires 60 “yea” votes and prevents the Democrats from using their majority to do whatever they want with no support from people who represent everyday Americans. Watch a report on Manchin’s shocking decision to do the right thing below: