You might as well do away with the filibuster now. The next Republican controlled senate with a Republican president will surely do away with it. It’s gone either today or tomorrow. The problem, previous enacted legislation will then become like executive orders. With EO’s any new president can rescind, repeal, change them to the new president’s heart’s desire. You seen this with Trump repealing quite a lot of Obama’s EO’s and Biden now repealing Trump’s. Previous passed legislation by the other party will become the same as EO’s with a new president who has control of both chambers of congress. Repeal, rescind and then pass whatever legislation that party, and president wants. You have seen what the nuclear option has done with presidential appointments, legislation will fall into that same category.

I think one forgets it was the filibuster that halted repeal of the ACA back in 2017. Without the filibuster, the ACA would have been history. You could see the same for long cherished legislation like the civil rights act, voting rights act and other legislation. All it would take is 218 votes in the house, 51 in the senate and a president willing to sign it.

We will have wild lurches to the left and then to the right with no moderation whatsoever. Republicans repealing any and all Democratic Party passed legislation and then the Democrats doing the same for all Republican passed legislation. But that is what lies ahead. It’s going to happen; all one has to do is look at EO’s today. So you might as well do away with the filibuster now or let the Republicans do away with it at some time in the future.


It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.