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Who makes the best case against Joe Biden’s and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s push to end the filibuster? That would be young Senator Barack Obama, who gave an eloquent and accurate argument against Republicans lifting the filibuster in 2005.
That doesn’t seem to jibe with what Biden said during his “press conference” yesterday when he likened the filibuster rule in the Senate to a “Jim Crow relic.” It is not. It’s a rule that makes sense based on what Obama said 15 years ago:
If Obama thinks that the filibuster is a relic of Jim Crow why is he seen in this video arguing to keep it? pic.twitter.com/lWZ03LGYKY
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) March 26, 2021
Remember this video when you hear Obama, Biden, and the Democrats try to say the filibuster is racist. If you’re having a hard time wrapping your head around that notion, it’s because you’re not an idiot. Many on the left, however, are idiots and they’re going to buy the “Jim Crow” line like guppies.
“And if all this takes eliminating the filibuster, another Jim Crow relic, in order to secure the God-given rights of every American, then that’s what we should do,” Obama said last year.
The filibuster rule was designed to prevent majority party absolute rule. It forced Senators to come together with minority parties to better represent the will of all the people, not just a slight majority. Eliminating it now (or ever) removes an important part of our republic. But it’s not codified. It’s not part of the Constitution. It can be eliminated quite easily by a majority party. Past majority leader Mitch McConnell was called on to eliminate it several times, but refused.
The only thing stopping it from happening now is one Senator, West Virginia’s Joe Manchin. Biden is doing everything he can to bring Manchin over to the dark side, going so far as to hire Manchin’s wife to a cushy post.
Bloomberg reports that Biden is planning to nominate the wife of West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a conservative “Blue Dog” Democrat and a critical senatorial swing vote, to a “regional economic development position.”
President Joe Biden plans to nominate Gayle Conelly Manchin — an educator and the wife of Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, a key swing vote — to a regional economic development position after the lawmaker has emerged as a key swing vote in the chamber.
The White House said Friday that Gayle Manchin is Biden’s pick for federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission, an economic development partnership between the federal government and 13 states, including West Virginia, where the senator and his wife reside.
Nothing has changed in culture, policy, or situation that would require a change of heart by Barack Obama over the filibuster. His argument in 2005 against its elimination stands today. The only difference is Democratic desperation.
‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report has appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
It wasn’t just the shortened month. We expected that. We also expected the continuation of dropping traffic from “woke” Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but it has actually been much worse than anticipated. Our Twitter account was banned. One of our YouTube accounts was banned and another has been suspended. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Why? Because we believe in the truth prevailing, and that means we will continue to discuss “taboo” topics.
The 2020 presidential election was stolen. You can’t say that on Big Tech platforms without risking cancelation, but we’d rather get cancelled for telling the truth rather than staying around to repeat mainstream media’s lies. They have been covering it up since before the election and they’ve convinced the vast majority of conservative news outlets that they will be harmed if they continue to discuss voter fraud. We refuse to back down. The truth is the truth.
The lies associated with Covid-19 are only slightly more prevalent than the suppression of valid scientific information that runs counter to the prescribed narrative. We should be allowed to ask questions about the vaccines, for example, as there is ample evidence for concern. One does not have to be an “anti-vaxxer” in order to want answers about vaccines that are still considered experimental and that have a track record in a short period of time of having side-effects. These questions are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting cancelled.
There are more topics that they refuse to allow. In turn, we refuse to stop discussing them. This is why we desperately need your help. The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We are on track to be short by about $5300 per month in order to maintain operations.
The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. We had 5,657,724 sessions on our website from November, 2020, through February, 2021. Our intention is to elevate that to higher levels this year by focusing on a strategy that relies on free speech rather than being beholden to progressive Big Tech companies.
During that four-month stretch, Twitter and Facebook accounted for about 20% of our traffic. We are actively working on operating as if that traffic is zero, replacing it with platforms that operate more freely such as Gab, Parler, and others. While we were never as dependent on Big Tech as most conservative sites, we’d like to be completely free from them. That doesn’t mean we will block them, but we refuse to be beholden to companies that absolutely despise us simply because of our political ideology.
We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above.
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