There is a constant struggle within the Democratic Party to see who can say the dumbest thing of the day. On Wednesday, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) established and held on to the lead for a while after she posted on her active Twitter account that someone had hacked and disabled her Twitter account. She lost the first place slot, however, when it surfaced that Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) had tweeted something even less self-aware.
Klobuchar, known for peddling cheesy “mom” jokes and kind of being a big ol’ meanie to her staffers, tweeted this golden nugget:
“Just a reminder: the word ‘filibuster’ is not in the U.S. Constitution.”
Just a reminder: the word ‘filibuster’ is not in the U.S. Constitution.
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) October 13, 2021
Klobuchar and her ilk seem to think that Americans are too stupid to remember that Democrats used the filibuster more than 300 times in 2020. To suggest nuking the filibuster ahead of next year’s midterm elections is not what one might consider a politically savvy move, either.
When former President Obama was a senator in 2005, he vigorously defended the use of the filibuster. But he and his protege, President Joe Biden, now agree it’s nothing more than a “Jim Crow Relic.”
But, for quite some time the Left has maintained that the Constitution is a living document that must evolve as times change in the nation. Of course, the integrity of the original document is useful when it’s beneficial to Democratic policy positions.
Klobuchar is one of many Democrats who push for abolishing the filibuster when they hold power in Congress, unable to acknowledge the simple fact that when they don’t have power they will champion the use of the filibuster and thank their lucky stars they can stymie anything Republicans want to accomplish.
As conservative talk show host Chris Plante is fond of saying, “If there were no double standards, Democrats wouldn’t have any standards.”
The Dems have thrown everything they can think of at killing the filibuster, and Klobuchar recently added abortion to that list of reasons.
“There’ve been those, including Sen. Manchin (D-WV) that has signaled an interest in what’s called the standing filibuster, where you basically require the other side to have to be there day in and day out, to require them to support a position that isn’t even supported by all of their own members on Roe, not supported by 77% of the American public who thinks Roe should remain law,” she said.
“My solution to this, which is my solution for voting rights and so many other things, including climate change, where one side of the country is in flames, the other side of the country is flooded with people dying submerged in their cars, I believe we should abolish the filibuster,” she said. “I do not believe an archaic rule should be used to allow us to put our heads in the sand, to use Justice Sonia Sotomayor‘s words, to put our heads in the sand and not take action on these important issues, the challenges that are facing our country right now, now and over the next years — we just will get nowhere if we keep this filibuster in place.”
Her now-famous tweet was too juicy of an opportunity for the social media macrocosm to ignore. Here is a sampling of reactions:
Saving this for when the Republican Party takes back the Senate https://t.co/8WjzDMJtH8
— Subbed (@dw_subbed) October 13, 2021
Senate Democrats while in the minority invoked the filibuster 327 times in 2020 alone https://t.co/6qFWuBjwph
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 13, 2021
This you? https://t.co/1dqRCummxu pic.twitter.com/2x38Fo8h2r
— Mrs. Brassenstein (@MBrassenstein) October 13, 2021
Cool beans. It also doesn’t contain some 170,203 words that are also in the English language.
So because it isn’t there means you can’t do it? FYI healthcare, climate change, and abortion aren’t mentioned either in case you were wondering. https://t.co/q4whap3wZO
— JodahCapashen (@JCapashen) October 13, 2021
It’s right there after “abortion” and before “gay marriage.” Read it again. https://t.co/up62TBBVZK
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) October 13, 2021
Sure it is. It’s right between “abortion” and “musket”. 🤷♂️ https://t.co/4DqAUbTjpM
— InTheRightColumn (@TheRightColumn) October 13, 2021
OK, I’ll play…
Neither is abortion
Neither is healthcare
Neither is education
And lastly, there’s no provision in the Constitution saying that it can be suspended for a bad flu outbreak. https://t.co/QmDQK5EDFO
— Snoop Bailey (@realsnoopbailey) October 13, 2021
Universal healthcare isn’t in there either.
The ever malleable constitution: it includes what I want it to include and doesn’t include whatever I hate at any given time. https://t.co/rOCJpfQIC3
— Kat (@virginiabelle76) October 13, 2021
And for good measure, the tweet and thread for 2nd place winner Maxine Waters:
I have been hacked and my Twitter account has been erased. I know who has done this. I will take care of this. M Waters.
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) October 12, 2021
Huh? Then how are you on it right now? pic.twitter.com/Bg9InejYIZ
— Jorge Rivera (@RealJorgeRivera) October 12, 2021
$100 says Trump’s getting impeached for this.
— HispanoChucky (@HispanoChucky) October 12, 2021
Joined 2009. Doesn’t look erased. Kinda reminds me of an end user who emails the help desk to say their email is broken. pic.twitter.com/rtDera8Uiv
— Mike Wilson (@RealMSWTruth) October 12, 2021
Don’t worry Maxine. Brandon will fix it. Let’s Go Brandon!
— MK Kurtz (@MKKurtz1) October 12, 2021
he wasn’t wrong folks pic.twitter.com/uqQ6ZNsB4k
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) October 12, 2021
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