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According to NBC, “Democratic insiders have set up a ‘war room’” to figure out how to transform America as quickly as possible. Once the Ds take the presidency, the House, and the Senate, they will move quickly to enact a broad spectrum of legislation designed to make wonderful things happen. They will kill the filibuster, fill the kilibuster, immediately expand the Supreme Court to 24 justices and require all to wear “BLM” on the back of their robes, pass the Green New Deal, draw and quarter Mitch McConnell on the National Mall, ban sugary drinks, outlaw forest fires, prohibit raisins …

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