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Monday, December 20, 2021

How Big of a Self-Important Asshole Do You Have to Be in Order to Do This?

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin all but delivered a death blow to President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion domestic initiative, throwing his party’s agenda into jeopardy, infuriating the White House and leaving angry colleagues desperate to salvage what’s left of a top priority.

The West Virginia senator’s announcement that he could not support the bill, delivered on “Fox News Sunday” after only a cursory heads-up to the president’s staff, potentially derails not only Biden’s “Build Back Better Act,” but sparks fresh questions over passing voting rights legislation and potentially other significant bills that would require his vote in the 50-50 Senate
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Let's recap: Manchin went on the other party's propaganda television network to shiv the leader of his own party in the back.

Politics is a game of "I'll do unto you like you did unto me." Manchin may find out that, as time goes on, he'll be on the receiving end of a whole lotta doin'.

I'm dusting off a tag that I formerly used for another back-stabbing Democrat and applying it to this one.

ETA: Traitor Joe is claiming, now, that he sank the bill because Biden's staff was mean to him. Poor widdle snowflake got his feewings hurt. How does anyone with such a thin skin survive in politics? Oh, right, see, El Supremo Disgusto de Queens/Mar-a-Lago.

18 comments:

dinthebeast said...

From Carl Newman's Twitter feed:

Sherrilyn Ifill
@Sifill_LDF
· 8h
Manchin is Manchin. But what kind of healthy democracy is structured in a way that can allow one man elected by 290,000 voters in one of the least populous states to thwart the agenda of his party and the President who was elected with 81 million votes. We need structural change.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

B said...

I fail to see the issue:
He doesn't like the large layers of Pork and Social Engineering in the bill. So he doesn't support it.

Man may well have a spine. Just 'Cause your side doesn't get all it's wishes in the bill (build back Better my ass) that will add 3 trillion to the debt for little gain except DNC approved people and policies doesn't mean every DNC Senator should vote for it.
It's funny how when a Republican politician voted against Trump heor she "Had Priciples" but this time Manchin is a terrible human for doing the same thing.
You really should try to get those Double Standards worked on in your brain....unless you fear that then you'd have no standards at all..

Comrade Misfit said...

Say your giuy was in the White House and a key GOP senator went on MSNBC, with no notice, to announce his opposition to one of your guy’s key bills.

You wouldn’t have a problem with that?

DTWND said...

So now your concerned with the budget deficit? Where were you when the former guy rammed his 1%er tax cuts through? Double standards? Look in the mirror.

Calling out hypocrites.

Dale

Dark Avenger said...

I guess Manchin never got the word from Liz Cheney’s daddy that deficits don’t matter. Another example of Republican/Democrat “Moderate” ideology/hypocrisy.

Comrade Misfit said...

Don't you know, DA? Deficits only matter to conservatives when a Democrat is in the White House. Manchin is merely reading from the old GOP playbook.

ron said...

i am a wv citizen,
the other senator from wv, shelly moore-whatever [r], usually will vote for it.

markshere2 said...

If Biden Pelosi Schumer Schiff ABCBSMSNBC Wapo NYFT are for it, I'm against it.

$3T is the flush lever on the bowl the D's and RINOS have created.

Good for Joe.

Comrade Misfit said...

"If X, Y, & Z are for it, I'm against it" isn't terribly high-grade thinking, Mark.

B said...

Nope, I was all for the tax cut.

THe deficit could have been solved with less spending, but Congress dropped the ball.
It's odd how Trump had a great economy until Covid, but y'all forget that. Best Economy in many years. Biden has made things worse, not better.

And yes, I would be all for a senator voting against a President's bill (no matter what the parties) when it is all pipe dreams and pork... He is supposed to represent his constituents, not his Party.

So you failed to answer my point...Why, when the RNC types failed to support trump were you cheering them on, but when the DNC type failed to support Biden you think it is a Bad Thing?
Or is it only a Principle when you side loses?

ChuckInBama said...

The man did something that makes sense, and libs are howling at the moon !! I love it.

Ten Bears said...

Laugh out loud ...

Comrade Misfit said...

B, when Biden does something I can’t support, I’ll let you know. So far, he’s not asked about injecting bleach and shining UV light up people’s rectums. Unlike your guy….

markshere2 said...

Anti-american Ds and RINOs have enabled me to navigate the Dis-Information superhighway that is Media (including the internet) by espousing bad ideas so many times, it really is easy to come up with a pro-freedom and pro-constitution stance on each issue.

Covid: Slow Jo & the Ho and the D minions in the media and congress are all pushing a poisonous injection that does not prevent getting or transmitting the virus, but does kill and main millions.

Open Borders: moving illegal aliens around the country to republican states without informing governors or citizens.

Higher taxes on working families

Exploding the money supply at the behest of Commies and Wall street

Choking off US energy supplies so the USA is no longer energy independent.

QED..


Comrade Misfit said...

I will give you this warning one time: If you again refer to VP Harris or any other woman as “the Ho”, I will delete your future comments. Confine your misogynistic bullshit to the incel blogs that tolerate it.

This is your one Yellow Card.

Govern yourself accordingly.

DTWND said...

Oh, Mark. You're spreading the Fox News, OAN, and Q-anon bullshit. Not unlike another frequent poster.

What proof do you have about the 'poisonous' injection not being effective? How are you getting your information if not from the 'dishonest media'?

Higher taxes on working families? Can that be due to the lower taxes on the 1%ers and corporations that was rammed through by the Republican Congress? Or would you rather have the country default on its monetary obligations?

Moving aliens around? Only espoused by right wing media/sites. One of them creates a story without facts, the others echo it and cite the original site as the source. That's like me saying you make love to farm animals and then others repeating it and citing me as the 'source of facts'. None of it is accurate or fact based.

As far as the money issues, could it not be attributed to the current pandemic? Or steps taken to benefit shareholders at the behest of corporations? (Remember, it was your side that said corporations were 'people')

Your credibility is crumbling without any factual evidence to back you up. It seems you cannot make any rational statement without regurgitating the language and insults you heard from one of the aforementioned 'news' sites.

You sir, are contributing to the spread of lies, making you a liar.

Dale

Bear Claw Chris Lapp said...

I believe their are 51 votes against this bill not 1

Comrade Misfit said...

Yeah, so, what? Recent history has shown that Republicans are loyal to their party and to the Emperor of Covfefe, not to their country. Most Republican politician and half of the party's members are lying whenever they say the Pledge of Allegiance.