American Decline

A vote for Biden is a vote for a one-party state

From September 2020.

By Marc Thiessen, The Washington Post

Democrats say “democracy is on the ballot” in November. They are right — because a vote for Joe Biden is a vote for a one-party state.

That’s not hyperbole. If Biden wins, Democrats will likely keep the House and retake the Senate, though without the 60-vote majority needed to break a Republican filibuster. That means the only check on their absolute power will be the GOP minority. They are threatening to get rid of that last check by abolishing the legislative filibuster — eliminating the Senate minority’s ability to delay or block legislation. If they do, they can then use their unchecked power not just to ram through their agenda, but also to pack the courts, pack the Senate, pack the House and pack the electoral college.

Sen. Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.) — Biden’s closest Senate ally who during the Trump presidency has led the effort to protect the filibuster — has made clear that Democrats will “not stand idly by for four years and watch the Biden administration’s initiatives blocked at every turn.” Never mind that they used the filibuster to block President Trump’s initiatives at every turn — from border wall funding to police reform and pandemic relief legislation. When Republicans try to use that same tool, Democrats will most likely abolish it.

This would give Democrats the ability to pass anything — on climate, energy, health care, taxes, immigration — without compromise or concessions. They can use the pandemic as justification for a record-breaking spending spree and unprecedented expansion of government.

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