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Monday, March 28, 2022

Corrupt AF

The Times has a long article on how Joe Manchin has, both as a senator and previously, as a state legislator, worked to ensure that his business interests are protected. He got a sweetheart deal from a power plant that he worked to protect and to which, his coal company is the sole supplier of fuel.

It's sort of a mixture between corporate socialism and corruption.

11 comments:

B said...

Do you really think any politician, anywhere, has not enriched themselves at our expense?
You will claim "Whataboutism" if I bring up examples on your side, but there are plenty on *both* sides to point to, if one were to take an honest assessment.
It is a great reason for term limits.

Dark Avenger said...

Trump certainly enriched himself at the public’s expense, B. Funny how you never talk about that part of his Presidency.

Comrade Misfit said...

Manchin is your guy, now?

Interesting. Also interesting that you have a knee-jerk reaction to defend corruption. Are you paying off anyone in particular?

Borepatch said...

Manchin's daughter works for the Pharma company that makes Epi-pens, and which doubled (tripled? More?) the price.

Comrade Misfit said...

Borepatch, yeah, I know.

B said...

SO because I think that all politicians are corrupt somehow now I am a champion of Manchin?
Perhaps you need to adjust your meds. I was merely pointing out that your side has many examples just like Manchin.

Of course, you were his champion until he switched, weren't you? And if yer gonna slam him, why not folks like Pelosi and her Ilk for corruption as well?
Or would you prefer to just have your comments be an echo chamber for your words and double standards? If that is what you prefer, be brave and say so.

Comrade Misfit said...

I would prefer that you make your points without being an insufferable, obnoxious prick, but you gotta do you, I guess.

Dark Avenger said...

B, overt generalizations, coupled with a a variety of ahistorical approaches and accusations, doesn’t lend you credibility, but rather the opposite.

B said...

You just get upset when I use the tactics you use, and call out your double standards.
If you were intellectually honest, I wouldn't do either.
So, would you prefer an echo chamber rather than honest discussion? Please advise.

Comrade Misfit said...

Stick around, if you want. Go, if you want. Makes no nevermind to me. You, at least, normally follow the rules. When you don't, I know what to do.

Dark Avenger said...

B, a parking ticket has more specificity that what you post here. No references, just unsupported vague assertions that have no support in the real world. If the bitter truth is unpalatable to you, then I’m are truly sorry.