If you’re a Democrat and the poster boy of left-wing journalists, CNN’s Jake Tapper, thinks you’re full of it and a massive hypocrite, you probably ought to rethink the BS you’re shoveling.
Yes, Sen. Richard “I Lied About Being a Vietnam Vet” Blumenthal, D-Conn., we’re looking at you.
Funnily enough, this isn’t even the worst Democrat hypocrisy of the week. In fact, Joe Biden’s hypocritical legislation which TARGET HIS son was even better. CLICK HERE to see him threaten his own son….
The Daily Caller noted on Wednesday:
Blumenthal joined Tapper on “The Lead” to discuss efforts to modify the filibuster or abolish it altogether and complained that Republicans “overuse, abuse and misuse” it in their attempts to block the Democrats’ agenda.
Tapper began by pointing out the fact that Democrats controlled the House, the Senate and the White House, asking Blumenthal what he meant when he claimed billionaires were controlling politics.
Blumenthal said that even with control of the House and the White House, a split Senate meant that a lot of bills might not even make it to debate with a 60-vote threshold.
“And that’s why a lot of us, including many of our leaders, believe that we should tremendously modify the filibuster. I’m in favor of abolishing it, but in the meantime, we can mobilize, support the American people to understand that dark money, the money that goes to elections without disclosure is determining the outcomes,” he said.
But wait, said Tapper.
“Senator, haven’t you voted in favor of filibustering Republican legislation, not allowing them to even proceed to a discussion, an amendment process, and debate on a bill?” Tapper asked.
“We have used the 60-vote threshold a number of times,” Blumenthal replied.
“You’re talking about it being corrupt, but you’ve used it, too,” Tapper said in response.
Blumenthal went on to make inane, nonsensical arguments that only a Democrat could see as appropriate.
“The dark money is corrupt. The current finance system and its corruption is what we want to end,” Blumenthal said. “The filibuster is a rule that stymies majority vote.”
He then said that the framers of our Constitution “absolutely rejected” the filibuster, claiming that Republicans “overuse, abuse, and misuse” the rule.
In fact, Blumenthal is lying again, just like he lied about his Vietnam service (and moronic Democrat voters elected him anyway).
“According to Fox News anchor John Roberts’ recent tally, however, Democrats used the filibuster over 300 times in the last year — Republicans used it just once,” The Daily Caller reported.
So there’s that massive hypocrisy. That, and the fact that when Republicans still controlled the Senate in 2018 and then-President Donald Trump suggested going the founding fathers’ route and scrapping the filibuster rule, Blumenthal’s party raised holy hell.
Using the Constitution when it suits their political objectives is par for the Democratic course, but in this case, we have to give Tapper a little kudos. Even small-time pushback on a stinking pile of do-do from a Democratic lawmaker is a big deal for him and his network, most hosts of whom are sycophantic when it comes to promoting that party’s political objectives and agenda.
Still, had Blumenthal been a Republican and made similarly false statements, they would have lead all of the Democratic Party’s media outlets.