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Funny thing about that..

Why don't they make an exception to the filibuster and pass some reforms to strengthen our representative Democracy...


Not "they," FK. I suspect you've not heard of the "filibuster."

See, the thing is, the Senate as currently constituted IS UNABLE TO PASS VOTER PROTECTION LEGISLATION BECAUSE THE REPUBLICANS WON'T LET THEM. BECAUSE THE REPUBLICANS PLAN TO RIG THE NEXT ELECTION THROUGH THEIR VOTER SUPPRESSION LAWS. COME ON!

The last thing they want is to protect the vote. And Manchin won't let the Democrats even CHANGE the filibuster to make it possible to pass voter protection legislation with only a majority. Moreover, some are terrified about what the Republicans will do with the Senate should Trump be re-elected and want to retain the power of the filibuster to prevent them shoving racist laws, further tax reductions for billionaires, anti-LGBTQ and anti-women bills, etc. into the law books without a fight.

It's just not as simple as you seem to think it is. They can't force Manchin to help because Manchin isn't really a Democrat at heart. And he's the only kind of Democrat who would ever have a chance of being elected as a US Senator from West Virginia. And perhaps if voters had SUPPORTED DEMOCRATS IN STATES WHICH ELECTED FASCISTS IN THEIR STEAD, we wouldn't be having this problem. But it is what it is, and pretending the reality isn't what it is gets you absolutely zilch -- worse, it will send
America into nightmareland if progressives don't face reality and cooperate in stopping the descent into true tyranny.

Keep bitching about "corporate Dems." Some of that corporate support got us the votes to at least prevent Mitch McConnell from owning the Senate. Takes a BUNDLE of money to run a campaign in this country, and the voters, sadly, hate taxes more than they hate the threat of fascism, so unlike most civilized countries, we don't have publicly funded elections. Try running for office on only the donations from the poor. And try getting Democrats elected with only the base.

You are simply unrealistic -- you have no concept of the ways in which the system itself puts liberalism at a disadvantage in a political environment where the economy is resolutely capitalist and capital vies with the population for power. You want justice and "change," and in truth, Americans hate and fear change, and you're never going to get the justice you seek without taking the change slowly. And if you insist on "now or never," what you're going to get -- for all of us -- is never. We warned what would happen if progressives failed to support Hillary. You didn't listen then, and I'm betting you won't listen now.

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