Cherchez Joe Manchin

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is one of two right-wing Democrats who hold liberal priorities hostage. The Democratic Party likes to blame him for their inability to get major accomplishments done, but he also serves a useful purpose as an excuse for inaction.

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  • alex_the_tired
    October 25, 2021 8:08 AM

    Here. In a single sentence, everything that’s wrong with the New York Times (their article today):
    “Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said Democrats were close to completing the bill, displaying confidence that the negotiations over issues like paid leave, tax increases and Medicare benefits that have bedeviled the party for months would soon end.”
    These weren’t negotiations. These were terms of unconditional surrender. Manchin and Sinema completely stopped Biden in his (Am)traks. And if one bloated millionaire and one lunatic are able to shut down a president that easily, maybe Biden’s owner-operators should have him resign already. (Have the disappeared Kamala Harris leave office first, preferably in all due haste, and then have Biden leave after a new veep is in place.)

  • BrotherMartin
    October 27, 2021 8:36 PM

    The Manchinurian candidate?

    Re resignations–James Howard Kunstler suggested that, if Harris resigns first, Biden could appoint Obama as VP–and then resign, making Obama the Prez again.

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