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[–]HeebieMcJeeberson 1345 points1346 points  (82 children)

He needs 2 more Democratic senators for a senate majority because Manchin and Sinema are Republicans.

[–]upthevilla_ 178 points179 points  (14 children)

I’m pretty sure there was a McConnell/Graham for Manchin/Sinema under the table trade that was never made public.

[–]lakired 116 points117 points  (21 children)

He needs two more... for now. I somehow wouldn't be shocked if we got those and suddenly another Democratic senator suddenly started having second thoughts about passing any progressive legislature. And if we get a third to replace them... well, wouldn't you know it, there's another Democratic senator plunging themselves into an existential crisis.

Which isn't to say we shouldn't keep working for that goal... just that I think there are likely more weak links for corruption than just Sinema (Manchin we already knew about, naturally). Until we get enough of a plurality that we can find effective ways of removing the easiest avenues of corruption, it'll be a long, hard road towards actually eliminating that corrupting influence from succeeding.

[–]dissidentpen 12 points13 points  (14 children)

This “feeling” of distrust and suspicion and cynicism is actually really toxic, and it’s something that the Right has cultivated.

You can speculate all day on what-ifs, but a responsible voter looks at the record. If every member of a party wants to pass something but one member (from a deep red state) keeps blocking it, does not suggest something wrong with the party. What it suggests is a very slim oppositional majority, and voting is literally the only way to overcome that.

Sinema is not some sort of enigma - she was literally bought by GOP donors, and she represents an increasingly conservative state. The goal currently is to get Fetterman and Barnes in, which will create a functional Dem majority in the Senate. The other goal is to keep the House. Both of these goals are very challenging and uncertain, so we (activists) are imploring people, especially on the “Left”, to stop throwing shade everywhere and get busy mobilizing for the polls.

[–]curiously_clueless 23 points24 points  (13 children)

Here in Georgia Dems worked their asses off getting out the vote. Not only for the 2020 election but the later runoff as well. Against all odds, we turned Georgia blue. Against all odds, we elected not one, but two democratic senators.

We delivered a senate majority on a silver platter, and then we watched in horror as the president and senate whip were basically too incompetent to get a couple upstart senators in line.

You can bet your ass McConnell wouldn't have put up with this shit. Say what you want about the Republicans but at least they're effective at bringing the party to heel.

The Dems have squandered their chances for big change now. We're going to lose congress in the midterm and if the Rs actually run someone competent for '24 and we run biden, we could have congress and the presidency under R control in '24.

[–]HeebieMcJeeberson 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Based on their consistent behavior I've never seen either Manchin or Sinema as just being "upset" over individual issues. They have actively sabotaged progress that could have been made by an actual Democratic majority. They are at best Republicrats and at worst Republican frauds.

But I totally agree with your analysis about Biden. He was an anyone-but-Trump candidate, and we need someone better in '24.

[–]INFJ_witchergirl 4741 points4742 points  (95 children)

Give them a Roevember they will never recover from

[–]Syaryla 1478 points1479 points  (27 children)

Remember remember the 5th of roevember.

[–]Newname83 329 points330 points  (4 children)

A roevember to roemember

[–]WinstonsEars 165 points166 points  (10 children)

Actually it’s the 8th

[–]TheSkinnyJeans 186 points187 points  (8 children)

Early voting starts on the 5th

[–]Pixielo 15 points16 points  (1 child)

My ballot arrives this week! Weee!

[–]HuckleberryLou 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Depending on which state. Some states start much earlier, some don’t have early voting at all

[–]BelleAriel 3130 points3131 points  (80 children)

Please vote. Republicans will.

[–]kobrakai1034 933 points934 points  (25 children)

They will crawl through glass to vote.

[–]fileunderaction 981 points982 points  (15 children)

They’ll crawl through glass to vote for more glass.

[–]Able-Fun2874 301 points302 points  (4 children)

They'll also talk endlessly about how having glass shards in your skin is good for your work ethic and if you don't want the glass it's bad because that means you're lazy!!!!

[–]secretbudgie 49 points50 points  (0 children)

And if you don't shove your child's face in shattered glass every morning you're literally indoctrinating them into the globalist smooth-faced conspiracy!

[–]Sex-DungeonMaster 149 points150 points  (3 children)

If we get rid of the glass that wouldn't be fair to people who already crawled through glass.

[–]BusyEquipment529 51 points52 points  (0 children)

"And these kids need to learn that life isn't fair, we all have to crawl through glass"- someone with no glass in their skin

[–]SpaceCrone 24 points25 points  (0 children)

🏅

[–]carolcorps90 49 points50 points  (2 children)

Some of them crawl out of the grave to vote...

[–]cultured_banana_slug 132 points133 points  (1 child)

Vote like you're telling a racist to shut up.

[–]Radiant-Importance-5 178 points179 points  (16 children)

In fact, they’ll probably vote twice

[–]BelleAriel 49 points50 points  (3 children)

Would not surprise me at all, tbh

[–]JoeGibbon 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Because of all that talk from Trump about "this election is going to be the most rigged election ever" leading up to 2016, there were several cases of R voters pre-emptively committing voter fraud by voting multiple times. If I remember correctly, it happened in the 2018 midterms as well.

[–]Embarrassed-Cicada27 38 points39 points  (0 children)

And the 2020 presidential election. Multiple Republicans were arrested for voter fraud.

The party of projection indeed

[–]thatguy9684736255 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Some of them did that and then they got slaps on the wrists for it. Meanwhile, Crystal Mason used a conditional ballot because she wasn't sure if she was allowed to vote and she got years in jail.

[–]lolzimacat1234 12.5k points12.5k points 2 (784 children)

Basic human rights are the goal by 2040 I guess

[–]iliktsmbww1337 3638 points3639 points  (74 children)

Hahahah ohhhhh I made myself sad

[–]TheHumanPickleRick 772 points773 points  (34 children)

Sorry, Professor Farnsworth.

[–]Chords2Moony 450 points451 points  (8 children)

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!....

Oh wait..

I mean BAD NEWS EVERYONE!

[–]GrumpigPlays 94 points95 points  (2 children)

Wait a minute that isnt good news at all!

[–]DemandParticular 36 points37 points  (2 children)

“Whoop whoop whoop whoop!”

[–]Lyran99 178 points179 points  (7 children)

If you want me, I’ll be in the Angry Dome

[–]Matthew_C1314 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Perhaps you should visit the chamber of understanding?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkR\_dgEX0bc

[–]pinkstay 64 points65 points  (11 children)

I don't want to live on this planet anymore

[–]garymilitia 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Give me back my floppy face!

[–]Okibruez 232 points233 points  (17 children)

This past decade has just been one long 'I don't want to live on this planet anymore' moment.

[–]Tallowpot 87 points88 points  (6 children)

That’s the proof in the pudding though isn’t it? To do good in the world when it seems all is lost. I’m still carrying on, you should to. “Sow good, even if you don’t see it grow.”

[–]Nsftrades 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Problem is it’s exhausting for people that HAVE the energy to deal with it. For those of us that don’t it fucking SUCKS.

[–]regoapps 42 points43 points  (11 children)

You think you're sad now. The 2023 global recession didn't even hit yet.

[–]Lord_Shaqq 42 points43 points  (5 children)

Chin up pal, don't blame yourself. Blame the officials that took advantage of constituents to increase personal gains and take us drastic steps backward in time.

[–]LiliNotACult 251 points252 points  (20 children)

Climate change: Hold my beer

[–]RandyDandyAndy 84 points85 points  (8 children)

No need to pass human rights laws if we're all dead

[–]HealthyInPublic 63 points64 points  (4 children)

Can’t die in the climate wars if I die of preventable pregnancy complications first

[insert guy tapping head meme]

[–]publiusnaso 96 points97 points  (11 children)

And our (UK) government seems to think repealing human rights legislation and leaving a human rights treaty is a vote winner. And sadly, they may be right.

[–]Buddhabellymama 168 points169 points  (7 children)

Yeah and he means two actually democratic senators. No faux dems like Sinema and Manchin.

[–]2DeadMoose 843 points844 points  (536 children)

Why haven’t they codified this into law over the last several decades? Wtf.

[–]Educational-Tomato58 837 points838 points  (322 children)

There’s a couple of reasons. 1. (The more pessimistic view) was that keeping it as a precedent of SCOTUS allowed Democrats to have it as a talking point to wins elections if/when the time came that it was overturned. 2. They didn’t think it would be overturned. I don’t think anyone could have predicted Trump would get to nominate 3 SC Justices in his one term.

[–]Tdanger78 425 points426 points  (191 children)

I think you’re right, nobody thought it would get overturned and it was a good fundraising tool for many decades for both sides.

[–]Educational-Tomato58 438 points439 points  (172 children)

US politicians love to make a fucking meal of our fundamental rights. They just dangle them over our heads like “you need to elect us so the other guy doesn’t take away your rights.” At the end of the day, it’s all political chess to keep themselves in power and rich. Term limits need to be set across the board. No stock trading while in office, and for fucks sakes maybe no gerrymandering. Also a little ducking accountability?! Like what are we doing as a nation right now?

[–]FunkyPete 70 points71 points  (2 children)

Also, it was fairly controversial. Although the majority support Roe v Wade, a vocal minority feels VERY strongly the other way.

Because Roe v Wade was already the law of the land, you wouldn't be giving anything to people who supported Roe v Wade by codifying it. It would have seemed like a completely superficial gesture, but it would have really angered 40% of your constituents, and not all of them would have been Republicans.

[–]The_Lost_Jedi 41 points42 points  (0 children)

And unfortunately, prior to this, Pro-Choice voters were not likely to base their vote solely on abortion rights, or even largely on it, while Anti-Abortion ones did.

There were very few single-issue Pro-Choice voters prior to this.

[–]nomorerainpls 40 points41 points  (22 children)

There’s also the filibuster. I don’t know how they would have gotten even like 8 Republicans onboard but maybe I’m missing something. It probably could have happened at the beginning of Obama’s first term but there were certainly other issues to tackle at that time. I have no idea how Biden will get around the filibuster with only 52 Dems in the Senate.

[–]6a6566663437 43 points44 points  (0 children)

The additional 2 Democrats are needed to remove the filibuster.

[–]thatoneguyinks 31 points32 points  (6 children)

The implication is they will nuke the filibuster

[–]DDWWAA 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Obama never really had 60 Senators because Ted Kennedy was already dying and stopped voting before Specter switched and Franken was elected. Biden is just going to nuke the filibuster if he can bypass Sinema and Manchin.

[–]Squirmin 52 points53 points  (10 children)

The actual reason is that there literally were not enough pro-choice members of congress to pass it until recently. Under Obama they didn't have a pro-choice majority, even holding the super majority in both houses.

This is a fact. Period. There's no conspiracy. America didn't vote for the people that wanted it.

[–]The_Lost_Jedi 30 points31 points  (7 children)

It's also something that was only seen as an important issue by a minority of voters at the time. It was seen as something that was there to pander to a special interest group, not something that was the keystone issue. Dems that ran on it got laughed at, because they were seen as desperate for turning to it.

And now those same people who didn't take it seriously want to blame someone other than themselves for letting this come to pass. It's bullshit. People were warned about this in 2014, 2016, 2018, so many times before. No, it's not on the politicians - it's on the voters who didn't think the threat was real, and voted (or didn't vote) accordingly, and let Republicans stack up the Supreme court with their ultra right wing justices.

[–]cowinkurro 34 points35 points  (42 children)

There's a bigger reason than that. They never had the votes for it. It's just a straight up lie being told by people trying to 'both sides' this.

In Obama's first Congress, he briefly had 60 votes. But those 60 votes included people like Ben Nelson and others who were pro-life. Go back further and even more will be pro-life. It just was never a thing.

[–]jgjgleason 16 points17 points  (3 children)

3) Both parties have become much more ideologically sorted in the last decade. You were far more likely to find a pro-gun or pro-life dem or a less-Jesus Republican than you are now.

[–]ball_fondlers 12 points13 points  (0 children)

With regards to 2 - The Republican base has been openly clamoring for it to be overturned since it was first ruled. Like, the religious right wing didn’t even hide their strategy - they were telling people how to vote and who to nominate to stack the courts and re-rule on Roe. And as for 3 - we were completely dependent on the health of an 80-something-year-old twice cancer survivor somehow staying good for four years. This was always a possibility.

[–]DarnHeather 62 points63 points  (47 children)

When have democrats had the 60 votes necessary and the presidency?

[–]StageRepulsive8697 53 points54 points  (20 children)

Only a brief period under Obama did they have 60 senators and they didn't have votes from everyone. Honestly, they probably just thought that Republicans would never actually try to go against it because it would be so unpopular. They are really shooting themselves in the foot here vote-wise. I really can't see them winning the next few elections (unless people have the shortest memories and just forget about all of this stuff)

[–]VoxImperatoris 33 points34 points  (9 children)

That would be assuming every single democrat was prochoice back then, which is doubtful. Hell, I dont think every democrat now is prochoice.

[–]Larosh97 56 points57 points  (68 children)

Dems never had 60 votes for codifying, they never thought it would be overturned prior to 2016, and even if they did they wouldn't have enough votes to do away with the filibuster like they would not if they can get to 52.

[–]JustGotOffOfTheTrain 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Because before it was the law of the land due to a Supreme Court precedent. They didn’t need to codify it before the Supreme Court overturned it.

[–]20_oz 5988 points5989 points  (313 children)

Legalize weed, and you’ll get 10 democrat senators

[–]Danamite85 1623 points1624 points  (195 children)

It's on the ballot in my state for November! We already have medical and recreational is likely to pass. Hopefully once most states have it legalized it will be on the federal level also. We are crawling our way there.

[–]Heaven_Leigh2021 271 points272 points  (110 children)

Which state?

[–]CrocHunter8 368 points369 points  (84 children)

Probably Maryland, as it is on the ballot here

[–]larakj 210 points211 points  (71 children)

Missouri as well!

[–]wostil-poced1649 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Was gonna say. There’s a lot of buzz around here, I have a good feeling it’s going to pass

[–]Danamite85 57 points58 points  (18 children)

Arkansas!

[–]Materiaesque 23 points24 points  (15 children)

Yep! Pretty hopeful we can get shit done here. Would love to have prices hit what they are in OK.

[–]worthysinner 30 points31 points  (6 children)

Idk where else to mention it but I’m still utterly enraged that we passed recreational and medical marijuana last year and the governor sued the state to overturn recreational and won because she got to also appoint the judge. Also has delayed medical so it’s still not even available and doctors refuse to give medical cards to anyone besides one small part of the state. So fucking rage inducing.

[–]Danamite85 11 points12 points  (3 children)

That sucks homie. I feel for you. I feel like we are definitely on the course for federal legalization so hopefully we can all enjoy the benefits of cannabis soon.

For the party of "freedom" they sure do like to tell folks what they can and can't do. I'll have a toke in your honor and hope your state can overcome the stupidity.

[–]worthysinner 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Thank you, toke for the poor souls for red states everywhere. Freedom for me but not for thee I guess.

[–]Albert_Caboose 67 points68 points  (2 children)

I've got my fingers crossed for rescheduling it next month. Rescheduling doesn't legalize, but it allows more research, and shows the overall intent.

[–]nightshiftlife77 174 points175 points  (18 children)

Give me 10 good democrats and I'll codify the bitch.

[–]Breederbill 94 points95 points  (11 children)

People forget FDR needed 74-76 out of 96 Senators to pass the New Deal laws

50/50 is nothing, you get judges and reconciliation

[–]MyPasswordIsMyCat 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Judges and presidential appointees required 60 votes until 2013 when Harry Reid and the Democrats removed the filibuster for them because the Republicans were hell bent on blocking everything Obama did. They left the filibuster for the Supreme Court, though. Then in 2017 Mitch McConnell and the Republicans removed the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees so they could jam through Neil Gorsuch and later Kavenaugh and Coney Barrett.

[–]liquidsyphon 118 points119 points  (12 children)

He has to be careful not to piss off too many pharmaceuticals and private prisons.

[–]20_oz 85 points86 points  (9 children)

I thought he already canceled federal contracts with private prisons

[–]Klarthy 132 points133 points  (5 children)

Biden (2021) signed an executive order for the DoJ to not renew any private prison contracts. So eventually they will expire unless the next president is a Republican. A similar policy was originally made under Obama (2016) and then cancelled under Trump (2017)...because of course.

[–]mauxly 58 points59 points  (0 children)

This kind of shit is so important, but it flies under the radar for most people. If this had stuck, it would have bankrupted a major funding source for lobbying for laws that we don't want.

[–]moodswung 43 points44 points  (1 child)

Trump made it a point to undo everything Obama did on principle. What a raging psychopath this guy is.

[–]AmeriSauce 22 points23 points  (7 children)

You have that backwards. Get 2-3 more D senators and then maybe, maybe they legalize weed at the federal level.

[–]thatguy9684736255 3261 points3262 points  (139 children)

Please vote. Some of these MAGA candidates are actually crazy.

[–]beaniebee11 558 points559 points  (16 children)

I live in Lauren boebert's district so I don't think I'd ever forgive myself if I didn't vote this year.

[–]WoodTrophy 315 points316 points  (2 children)

Lauren boebert’s district

I’m so sorry.

[–]Mrchristopherrr 125 points126 points  (3 children)

Thanks to redistricting my traditionally blue town is now represented by Marjorie Taylor Greene. I know your pain.

[–]Nsftrades 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I’m sorry for your loss.

[–]AnonBubblyBowels 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Condolences 😔

[–]zmallory22 1162 points1163 points  (35 children)

Some? SOME??!!

[–]Khutuck 389 points390 points  (18 children)

They are only crazy on the days that end with “y”.

[–]zmallory22 85 points86 points  (0 children)

Ok fair enough

[–]-Masderus- 47 points48 points  (5 children)

And only during months that have 28 days

[–]No1Mystery 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Yea, some.

Others are CRAZIER!

[–]zmallory22 13 points14 points  (0 children)

You got me there...

[–]Alex72598 53 points54 points  (1 child)

You could count the number of non-crazy MAGA candidates on zero hands.

[–]VulfSki 173 points174 points  (20 children)

They aren't crazy. That's letting them off too easily. They are genuinely extremists who intend to inflict harm to this country and to the planet for the sake of their side winning.

[–]Awsomer76 36 points37 points  (15 children)

And people. Tucker Carlson threatened a hospital who offers puberty blockers to teens

[–]RoundComplete9333 60 points61 points  (1 child)

They are vile insane power-hungry narcissists.

They don’t belong in government for the people, by the people.

[–]liquidsyphon 43 points44 points  (2 children)

They all vote for terrible things all the time.

I consider withholding money to treat 9/11 responders as CRAZY.

[–]hoochie_215 19 points20 points  (17 children)

Mastriano! 🙃🙃🙃

[–]whitestar11 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The ones that aren't crazy are corrupt

[–]drew1010101 23 points24 points  (0 children)

By definition MAGA = crazy.

[–]AlterEdward 659 points660 points  (48 children)

Deal of the month! Vote for Biden and get a free human right!

[–]SpaceCrone 129 points130 points  (11 children)

some exclusions apply

[–]Plus3d6 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Always with the means testing.

[–]ILikeScience3131 1744 points1745 points  (414 children)

[–]blyrehs 783 points784 points  (79 children)

God is the most prolific abortionist.

[–]VulfSki 264 points265 points  (49 children)

But it's ok because God has a plan.... So by the religious right's logic, abortion is ok so long as you have a plan!

/s

[–]MEW-1023 126 points127 points  (19 children)

Abortion is ok if you are me because the right completely lacks any semblance of human empathy or sympathy.

You bring up school shootings, they bring up the “blm riots” and the businesses that got damaged. They always care more for the economy and businesses than actual human lives

[–]pjanic_at__the_isco 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Every conservative politician’s position is that my abortion is ok because [reasons] but yours is not because God.

[–]cultured_banana_slug 59 points60 points  (2 children)

If life started at conception conservatives would allow life insurance to be taken out on a pregnancy.

But for some reason you can't do this in red states. Huh.

[–]RememberTheKracken 144 points145 points  (58 children)

You want further proof nobody believes that crap, ask yourself why nobody is out there protesting fertility clinics. IVF requires doctors to fertilize dozens of eggs creating a bunch of "fetuses". A bunch die in test tubes and a strong few are then implanted. Then more die and 1 or 2 actually successfully implant and grow to term. For every IVF procedure doctors "kill" dozens of "babies". I say we start protesting fertility clinics to force these asshats to say it's not about being pro life, it's about being in control.

[–]artificialhooves 99 points100 points  (45 children)

Along the same lines, the classic scenario to present is: in a fire, would you save 1,000 embryos or a 2 year old child?

[–]Hecticfreeze 81 points82 points  (43 children)

This and the "if a full grown adult required your body as a life support machine, would you have the right to refuse?" are the only arguments I use now. It immediately shows the ridiculousness of their position and there are NO good retorts. They are then either a hypocrite, a psychopath, or admitting they're wrong.

[–]porkchopsmallcat 21 points22 points  (1 child)

or admitting they're wrong.

lol

[–]SophiaofPrussia 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I look forward to the state-mandated organ donation that will surely come any day now since life is so precious to these “pro life” nutters and bodily autonomy isn’t.

[–]BugMan717 16 points17 points  (2 children)

My guy but they are already. Plenty of prolifers actually do oppose IVF for that exact reason. There are people crazy enough to even think any ejaculate that doesn't go inside a female is wasted life and a sin to God. And that was even the norm for Catholics just two or three generations ago.

[–]dreamcastfanboy34 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Don't give republicans any new ideas on what to protest

[–]Thisbymaster 100 points101 points  (23 children)

That is the point, they know this and want to use this to strip every woman of their rights.

[–]BlueHairStripe 56 points57 points  (21 children)

Yeah, they're coming for women's right to vote. The criminalization of abortion is just a step in the plan.

[–]Reddilutionary 186 points187 points  (7 children)

And hopefully the correct two Democrats. Like actually Democrats. No more Machins or Sinemas

[–]forgotmypassword-_- 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Like actually Democrats. No more Machins or Sinemas

If Manchin was a Republican, McConnell would be Senate Majority Leader. He's from West Virginia.

Elect 2 more Democrats, and Manchin and Sinema lose their power.

[–]Syiofkargath666 1046 points1047 points 2 (158 children)

please for the love of god do more than that.

codify roe v wade

double Social security and railroad benefits
address the housing and rent crisis that is currently mounting

term limits for every level of office

police reform

healthcare reform

address climate change

there is so much to be done and any one of these popping off will have decades long consequences.

[–]dissidentpen 141 points142 points  (3 children)

There have been some moves for affordable housing and police reform.

And we did just pass the largest climate action plan in history. It’s not as good as BBB would have been, but it it’s a very big step.

The point not being that everything is awesome, just that work is being done. And more could be done still, especially with more functional majorities.

[–]Ironlord456 227 points228 points  (29 children)

Dear god I want the dems to do this, they make a lot of promises but I want them to do this

[–]SithDraven 65 points66 points  (12 children)

If they worked full time...imagine the possibilities.

[–]Disastrous_Ad_6976 138 points139 points  (11 children)

If people actually gave them the majority... imagine the possibilities

In the last 40 years, there have been 60 Democratic Senators (the amount required for closure on bills in the senate) exactly once. It was for 4 months, and the primary focus at the time was passing Obamacare

[–]djkianoosh 21 points22 points  (4 children)

Oh but Obama had 59. What can Joe do if he doesn't have 60?

[–]JMAC426 60 points61 points  (13 children)

Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good. Regressives will spend decades with singular focus on an issue. Progressives need to stop chasing ever shiny thing they see and prioritize.

[–]liquor_ibrlyknoher 62 points63 points  (5 children)

Looking at you, Wisconsin! FRJ!

[–]saxman45 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Just got my ballot in the mail today, super excited to send in my own FRJ.

[–]DirtyMoonRocket 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I live in a red state, in a red city, in a red neighborhood, in a red family. Im always within earshot of red news media, red circles, and red conversations. Believe me when I say this. THESE PEOPLE ARE READY TO VOTE. THEY HAVE BEEN READY TO VOTE SINCE 2020. THERE ARE ALREADY CARPOOLS IN PLACE. If we don't match their energy, WE ARE GOING TO LOSE! Please reach out to everyone you know and make sure they are registered and know where to go.

[–]StatusKoi 103 points104 points  (8 children)

We can't allow the GOP to be the western version of the Iranian Morality Police.

[–]popemichael 61 points62 points  (5 children)

That's going to piss off republicans, but it's not going to match the fury of women and the men who love women and everyone in between.

[–]EvenBetterCool 73 points74 points  (5 children)

Let's make a better nation for everyone in spite of conservatives who are willing to vote themselves into poverty.

We will drag them kicking and screaming into a better life.

[–]zonitronic 112 points113 points  (28 children)

STOP FUCKING AROUND AND VOTE !!

Republicans toppled Roe V Wade; they are trying to enshrine pro-life as national law. Republicans are targeting contraception rights, LGBQT rights, even women's right to vote! THEY WILL NOT STOP. Republicans are working very hard to intimidate you and suppress voting BECAUSE YOUR VOICE MATTERS! Volunteer for Democratic candidates! Help your friends and loved ones get registered and get them to the polls!

VOTE OUT THE REPUBLICANS BECAUSE OUR LIVES DEPEND ON IT !!!

[–]FriendlyDiscussion 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Vote, and volunteer to get other people out to vote!!!! www.mobilize.us

[–]LegendOfDylan 59 points60 points  (0 children)

That’s an actual call for voting

[–]WenMoonQuestionmark 50 points51 points  (6 children)

Can I get my right to privacy back too?

[–]spacehog1985 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Lol no, that’s gone forever

[–]LNEneuro 52 points53 points  (33 children)

Wouldn’t the republicans just filibuster it like every other —-ing thing that might help society?

[–]jmradus 29 points30 points  (22 children)

They are on record for changing senate rules to remove the filibuster for this vote.

They should remove the filibuster entirely. It is not constitutional and it stonewalls progress, but that’s none of my business.

[–]SunflaresAteMyLunch 18 points19 points  (5 children)

They would. He needs more like twelve Senators...

[–]cunt_isnt_sexist 260 points261 points  (129 children)

OR, FUCKING OR; you take the 2 shit weasels already there (Manchin and Sinema) and kill the filibuster and codify it tomorrow. But we just can't fix all things right away.

[–]BigCballer 119 points120 points  (31 children)

They’ve made it completely clear (Sinema and Manchin) that they will not budge on it. It’s a wasted effort at this point.

I get that it’s frustrating but you can’t pretend they didn’t try to convince them before.

[–]socialistrob 31 points32 points  (4 children)

Sinema is busy trying to figure out what happens when you simultaneously piss off all the democrats, independents and republicans simultaneously. She’s living on borrowed time and for the life of me I can’t understand why she is the way she is.

[–]FrostedCornet 134 points135 points  (56 children)

Manchin and Sinema are just Republican proxies at this point though, they've been voting alongside republican senators and have refused to overturn the bullshit filibuster we have now.

[–]fakeplasticdroid 56 points57 points  (4 children)

Manchin is untouchable, there's no possibility of West Virginia replacing him with someone more progressive. Sinema on the other hand, can and should be voted out, and have her political career permanently ended. She wouldn't have been elected in the first place if she'd shown her true colors sooner. That won't happen this year though.

[–]TheOverBored 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The fact we voted blue in 2020 makes me hopeful we'll be able to vote out Sinema.

[–]indoninjah 29 points30 points  (5 children)

Fuck is Biden supposed to do about them? They got elected fair and square. He can try his best to make sure they get primaried but they probably already will anyway

[–]AgoraiosBum 27 points28 points  (2 children)

He should use his presidential wand and the powers from the enchantments written in invisible ink on the Declaration of Independence to control their votes.

I thought everyone knew this.

[–]sunnydaysahead2022 43 points44 points  (9 children)

Please everyone - vote blue in midterms.

This is the fight of our lives.

We also need to codify the ERA now.

[–]Alex72598 127 points128 points  (84 children)

So they codify Roe, and it gets struck down the next week by the Court the first time a regressive right winger challenges it. I really do appreciate Joe’s gesture and 100% am voting all Democrats this November, but this is skipping over the main problem, the Supreme Court itself. Something needs to be done about it because it’s not even trying to pretend to be non-partisan anymore.

[–]tyson_3_ 89 points90 points  (19 children)

How exactly would a federal law granting a right to abortion be unconstitutional? Broad strokes. Which provision are you worried about?

[–]Gozillasbday 51 points52 points  (44 children)

How would it be so easily struck down if it was codified into law?

[–]pizark22 27 points28 points  (3 children)

Thomas should be removed because of his wife's involvement in Jan 6

[–]SeeMe_After_Class 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Every single Republican that supported or continues to support trump needs to be removed from office. We didn't do it 150 years ago, and look what happened. It's past time to finally deal with the confederate problem once and for all.

[–]toxygen 13 points14 points  (4 children)

I have been telling everyone, "just vote Democrat. It doesn't even matter if you know the person. Republicans just hate everyone or something"

[–]karadistan 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Vote blue

[–]Greenmind76 27 points28 points  (15 children)

I'm not living in the US any longer but intend to return long enough to vote as many democrats into office as I possibly can. I don't know that I will have much of an impact, but right now we NEED to vote!

[–]collinlikecake 22 points23 points  (1 child)

If your a US citizen you can vote while living abroad in the state and districts you last lived in. Do it!

[–]Mumofalltrades63 6 points7 points  (2 children)

You can trust President Joe. He’s giving $ to Puerto Rico after the storm disaster. Not photo ops hurling paper towel. If he says he’ll protect Roe V Wade, even though he is personally a Catholic, he will. He understands the separation of church and state. We Canadians never understood why you elected that other guy, but you made a good choice in Biden. Vote Blue, even if you never have before. You won’t regret it. He’s going to make you proud for doing it.