Force The Vote Hypocrisy

Remember the reasoning why we couldn't do Force The Vote on Medicare For All?
Because it was certain to lose, and if we put it up for a vote and lost then it would be discouraging.
That's what we were told by "very intelligent people" (aka Smart MotherFuckers).
Let's just ignore how discouraging it was that we couldn't even get a vote on it.

Fast-forward to the front page of Bloomberg today.


A lot of pundits seem baffled about why Democrats are forcing a Senate vote over the filibuster that seems certain to doom their cherished voting rights legislation. Party leaders rarely bring up bills unless they have the votes to pass them. But this one seems pretty obviously the correct move.

Oh! So NOW it's OK for the Democrats to, ahem, Force The Vote.
Gee, I wonder what could possibly be the difference in these scenarios? (cough corruption cough)
Well, I'm sure one of those Smart MotherFuckers will explain it to us. Unless they just ignore it and hope we don't notice.
Well, we noticed.

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No Jimmy Dore video about him being Right all along?


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Ya got to be a Spirit, cain't be no Ghost. . .

Explain Bldg #7. . .

If you’ve ever wondered whether you would have complied in 1930’s Germany,
Now you know. . .
Sign at protest march

@Tall Bald and Ugly
And I said that right here.
In fact, I emailed him with a link to this essay.

Where I started having problems with Jimmy started immediately AFTER Force the Vote.
His response lacked nuance. Which is fine for some anonymous blogger like me, but not so much for someone with so many followers.
And then he went all in on vaccines.

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polkageist's picture

@gjohnsit Glad you sent Dore an email. He will most likely have something to say about it and he has a wider audience. Democrats are worthless.

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-Greed is not a virtue.
-Socialism: the radical idea of sharing.
-Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy, In a speech at the White House, 1962

snoopydawg's picture


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It is not until the tide goes out that you discover who has been swimming naked.

This is a new development.
But thanks. A look back puts it into context.

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@gjohnsit with Force the Vote as a political phrase as political strategy before anyone else. Absolutely shakes people up.
People who dislike him, or hate him, have adopted that universal phrase to politics and policies.
Let's put his brilliance to good use.
Oh! Except for our Dems. They would only use it when they know it will lose.

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Shahryar's picture

that is, a possible ally. Give it up, already. How many times do we need to say "that's the last straw!"?

We could fill c99 with stuff like this about Dems, we could do the same with the GOP. Where does it get us?

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QMS's picture


venting helps with equalizing pressures

the duopoly does us no good

and progressives can't shake their own shadows

pitchforks, torches and clubs aren't too popular

seems strikes and shutdowns are

one of our most useful options these days

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zed2's picture

All they coiuld create is a medicaid for all loan to the destitute for healthcare. A loan, not insurance and not a grant.

Our worst enemy is ourselves. Bill Clinton created the WTO in 1995, after that we could only create new commercial entities, people cant have anything that reduces corporate profits, thank the previous Administrations for locking in commercial entities with TREATIES. If you are very very poor and have no assets they can get very minimal healthcare but if it turns out people lied and have assets, you'll have to payback those benefits at the uninsured rate and you may be guilty of a felony and be enslaved, as it perfectly legal if you have been convicted of a serious crime. Also they will claw it back out of your account. Which will silence you and prevent your being able to travel. Toll roads will only be open to those with mooney not those with nbegative balances which could immobilize people for years and will can be turned into barriers to travel for the poor that immobilize them for entire lifetimes..

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