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Friday, April 09, 2021

Joe Manchin says it's no fun being the most powerful man in Washington.

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If Biden hasn't done so already, invite the recalcitrant dems to the Whitehouse so as to determine what part of any bill they, collectively, can get behind. Then invite an equal number of dems supporting the bill in to discuss with the moderate dems why the bill should be supported. No one should not leave the room until there is unanimity as to what is in and what is out AND that they are willing to enthusiastically lobby their colleagues (republican and democrat) to support the bill. Also, Manchin and other moderate dems must be willing to agree that after a reasonable amount of time has passed, that they care enough about the content of the bill that reconciliation or overriding the filibuster is a viable option for getting the bill passed.

#1 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2021-04-09 09:04 AM | Reply

Are there any Republican Senators we can get to caucus with the Democrats on this bill?

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2021-04-09 11:08 AM | Reply | Funny: 4

Are there any Republican Senators we can get to caucus with the Democrats on this bill?

I would go with no. Or any other bill, even if they liked it.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-04-09 12:20 PM | Reply

"This bill raises the salaries of only republican Senators & House Members."

(In unison) "Nay!"

#4 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2021-04-09 01:31 PM | Reply

Manchin isn't getting re elected again. He can either go out as the man who fixed countless problems and helped countless people, or the man who prevented countless people from being helped, in the name of seeming bipartisan and trying to be elected president (and failing).

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-04-09 02:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Joe Manchin says it's no fun being the most powerful man in Washington."

Powerful, yes.
Rather in the same way the ship Ever Given was recently powerful in the Suez Canal
and its usefulness was similarly.

#6 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2021-04-09 09:33 PM | Reply

"....Manchin isn't getting re elected again. He can either go out as the man who fixed countless problems and helped countless people, or the man who prevented countless people from being helped, in the name of seeming bipartisan and trying to be elected president (and failing). ...."

There's another reason why Manchin is willing to screw the working people. Very rich people have a way of assuring wealth for politicians who go along with them.

1. Manchin could get paid very big bucks as a lobbyist but then never have to ever do any lobbying beyond a phone call or 2. Manchin could write a book that some billionaire buys 100,000 copies thus making it a best seller so Manchin starts actually selling books.
3. Manchin could be given a seat of the board of directors of some giant corporation and get paid a stipend of hundreds of thousands of dollars for a few hours work per year.

And there are other ways Manchin can get paid off for assuring the very rich corporate interests (AKA Republican interests) are satisfied.

#7 | Posted by prius04 at 2021-04-09 09:35 PM | Reply

Corruption sucks. Manchin is corrupt. His daughter raised the price on EpiPens from less than $100 to more than $600 each. She learned her ways from daddy, apparently.

#8 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-04-09 10:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Manchin is a piece of filth banking on the ignorance of the population that elects him. He is the worst kind of hypocrite, pretending to be a Democrat when he is actually a card carrying Republican. But he is pretty safe in his seat because his constituents don't read newspapers or anything else. When you represent the most ignorant electorate in America you can virtually get away with murder.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2021-04-10 09:19 AM | Reply

Effete, Manchin's evil daughter should be accosted by angry people everywhere she shows her face. She should not be able to go out in public without being called out for her evil actions which cost people $$$ and some folks their lives.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2021-04-10 09:22 AM | Reply

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