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Weeping And Gnashing Of Teeth: Mitch Promises Nothing But Apocalyptic Terrors Without Filibuster

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March 25, 2021 4:56 p.m.

Ever since he failed to strong-arm Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) into promising to keep the filibuster in their power-sharing resolution on January 26, the doomsday prepping Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has been trying to scare Democrats with fire-and-brimstone prophecies threatening to stonewall their entire agenda if they dare to nuke the filibuster — you know, the 60-vote procedure McConnell’s been weaponizing for years to stonewall Democrats’ entire agenda.

It’s difficult to take people seriously when they threaten to do the thing they’ve already been doing if you take away the tool that allows them to do the thing in the first place. But that sure hasn’t stopped Mitch from trying!

These are the (definitely brand-new) horrors that Democrats can expect if they don’t let McConnell bully them into letting him be the king of the Senate:

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