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I think ending the filibuster would make things more democratic (small d). Now politicians hide behind the filibuster. Let them pass whatever they pass and then the voters can vote them in or out.
rolandh wrote: Presuming responsible Democrats such as Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly meant it when they said they opposed ending the Filibuster few if any progressive fantasies (or corresponding fears on the other side) are likely to become reality.
I wish the DOJ was more independent from the politicians. Now no Democratic DOJ will investigate Republicans and no Republican DOJ will investigate Democrats. It's like the crooks have a silent agreement: don't go after my side and I won't go after yours. "For the good of the country" and other BS. They mean "For the good of the crooks". The chance Biden's DOJ investigates Trump, or gives the investigation to a neutral prosecutor, is a big fat zero.
As for any warranted investigations of soon to be former President Trump and/or his family and associates, I suggest the politicians stay out of it and leave it to the professionals.
What voter will reward the politicians he/she voted for if they govern from the center? Maybe 5 out of 100. Maybe 10. But certainly not enough to win an election. Will the left reward Democrats if they ignore their agenda and govern from the center? Would the right reward Republicans if they ignore their values and cooperate with Democrats?
Anyone claiming a mandate from the 2020 election results is deluding themselves. What the Democrats do have with unified but narrow control is an opportunity to demonstrate they are actually more responsible when governing as opposed to campaigning. Time will tell on that.
1. Politician to voters: we must do this, we must do this, we must do this.
KentE wrote: At least some of those "shocked" should not be, since they've worked hard to set up exactly this situation for months.