McConnell Is A Fool: Gets Rolled By Dems After Trying To Compromise On Radical Voting Bill

McConnell has done it again and for some reason thought he would try to compromise with Democrats on a bill that would radically change voting laws in America.

The rhino establishment of the Republicans wants to compromise with Democrats on the bill which is ridiculous.

Ali Alexander from the American Spectator highlighted McConnell’s compromise:

The establishment Republican wing of the GOP has pushed for compromise. National Review penned an editorial imploring Republicans to pass the Electoral Count Act. The piece thematically echoed Democrat midterm slogans alleging that “democracy is under attack.” This position puts the power of centralized institutions over states and voters.

This progressive position is also naïve. “But if anything, a show of bipartisan cooperation on neutral rules for resolving election contests would rob Democrats of a rhetorical weapon,” the editorial claims.

Some conservatives don’t see the obvious. As our friends at National Review put it, “Support for a standalone ECA bill from [Mitch] McConnell and [John] Thune would be a win-win: If Democrats join them, they can enact good policy, outflank Schumer’s strategy of painting them as anti-democratic obstructionists…”

There’s a problem, though.

The Democrats wiping out the filibuster to pass election laws that help Democrats has nothing to do with firming up language around the procedural counting of Electoral College votes or hearing objections. Democrats need a political win and they need either Republican cooperation or to torpedo one of their two moderates in order to obtain a victory.

Republicans should not afford Democrats the opportunity to legitimize this partisan argument or use Jan. 6 or Martin Luther King Jr. Day to get there.

Starting a debate on the Electoral Count Act is all about taking partisan parts of the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, originally taken from the defeated For the People Act, and shoving them into an Electoral Count Act compromise which Manchin or Sinema would be forced to vote on.

As soon as McConnell opened the door Schumer shoved it open saying, “The Electoral Count Act [reform] says you can rig the elections anyway you want and then we’ll count it accurately.”

In other words, if Republicans don’t approve the radical bill up proposed by Democrats he is going to try and get rid of the filibuster.

Following Schumer’s comments, Biden said during his speech on January 6th, “Right now, in state after state, new laws are being written not to protect the vote, but to deny it — not only to suppress the vote, but to subvert it.… The former president and his supporters have decided the only way for them to win is to suppress your vote and subvert our elections. It’s wrong. It’s undemocratic. And frankly, it’s un-American.”

McConnell realized he messed up and commented “it has been stunning to see some Democrats try to exploit this anniversary to advance partisan policy goals that long predated this event.”

“It is especially jaw-dropping to hear some Senate Democrats invoke the mob’s attempt to disrupt our country’s norms, rules and institutions as a justification to discard our norms, rules and institutions themselves,” the Senate Minority Leader added.

The last thing Republicans should be doing is helping the Democrats.

American Spectator