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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

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"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, June 6, 2021

A MR Democrat, Indeed

A key Democratic senator says he will not vote for the largest overhaul of U.S. election law in at least a generation, leaving no plausible path forward for legislation that his party and the White House have portrayed as crucial for protecting access to the ballot.

“Voting and election reform that is done in a partisan manner will all but ensure partisan divisions continue to deepen,″ Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia wrote in a home-state newspaper, the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

He wrote that failure to bring together both parties on voting legislation would “risk further dividing and destroying the republic we swore to protect and defend as elected officials.”

Manchin is high on his own supply. Voting legislation was intensely partisan in the 1960s, albeit between the Dixie segregationists refighting the Civil War and those who were committed to civil rights. There is no way that the Trumpist GOP is going to back voting rights. They've openly concluded that their path to power is to make it harder for poor people, working people, city dwellers and minorities to vote. If that doesn't work, they're making it easier to throw out election results if they lose.

That Manchin is immune to that reality is proof positive that he is not playing with a full deck. And,for that matter, neither is Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.


B said...

Do you really believe this stuff you write?

0_0 said...

Manchin and Sinema are providing cover for the other Dems who don't want the filibuster gone and remember how much they used it only last year.

Ten Bears said...

Do you even read what she writes ... ?

I would get a real good laugh if in the end Manchin and Sinema voted with the dems. Republicans aren't just stupid: they're suckers; rubes, marks, pigeons, target market for a bag full of magic beans, pave the primrose path, toll the yellow brick road.

Eck! said...

B, the only answer to that is, deflection?

19. ad hominem ATTACK (also called Deflection): You attack the messenger, instead of the argument or evidence that is presented.

Manchin is out in nutterland.


B said...

Eck! Your answer doesn't negate the question....

Dark Avenger said...

Have you stopped beating your wife yet, B? A yes or no answer will do.

B said...

DA: I don't have a wife.
Try again.

Dark Avenger said...

Gee, with your temperament that is not surprising.

But your attempt to stop the argument by questioning your opponents sincerity tells us more about you than you think. Like when you accuse people of believing DNC propaganda when we all can see and hear the videos from the Capitol on 1/6/2022 and come to the conclusions based on that.