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Sunday, June 06, 2021

The right to vote is fundamental to our American democracy and protecting that right should not be about party or politics. Least of all, protecting this right, which is a value I share, should never be done in a partisan manner.



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#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-06-06 01:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2


#2 | Posted by fresno500 at 2021-06-06 01:54 PM | Reply

Joe Manchin requires more bribes.

#3 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2021-06-06 02:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Joe Manchin requires more bribes.

He's already been paid off by the GQP.

The guy's only job in the senate is to stop Democrats.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-06-06 02:13 PM | Reply

This more than 800-page bill has garnered zero Republican support. Why? Are the very Republican senators who voted to impeach Trump because of actions that led to an attack on our democracy unwilling to support actions to strengthen our democracy? Are these same senators, whom many in my party applauded for their courage, now threats to the very democracy we seek to protect?

The truth, I would argue, is that voting and election reform that is done in a partisan manner will all but ensure partisan divisions continue to deepen.

#5 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-06-06 02:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

@#2 ... DINO ...

One of the big criticisms of the GOP by Democrats is that the GOP seems to demand unfettered fealty to the GOP and fmr Pres Trump (e.g., Rep Cheney).

Shouldn't that same criticism apply here, then, if one of the Democrats in Congress decides to vote against something because it is too partisan?

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-06 02:22 PM | Reply

... and it seems the Democrats are starting to do what they do best, self-destructive infighting...

Progressive dam about to break

...House progressives are getting fed up with efforts to accommodate Republican senators -- and Joe Manchin. Look for them to start demanding swift action -- and threatening payback....

Democrats believe they have a narrow window to change voting rules at the national level, to ensure they don't get swept out of power due to Republican structural advantages.

- Many Dems believe that this moment -- when they have total control of Washington -- is extremely tenuous and fleeting....

But when the Democrats lose control in 2022, will they be sorry the killed the filibuster?

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-06 02:42 PM | Reply

Jeff Tiedrich

holy ------- ----, Joe Manchin is the most powerful Republican in government

#8 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2021-06-06 03:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 2

If circumstances were reversed and the repubs were looking at losing their majority, would they refuse to pass this type of legislation?

Would a fetish of bipartisan comity derail their pursuit of attaining their agenda?

Would they hamstring their own efforts from within like the Democrats are?

Or would they just pass the bill and move on?

I think Joe Manchin, knows the answer to these questions.

He's a troll, looking for a payout. Reveling in being a "Maverick" and so thoughtful about our institutions and traditions.

What a fine example of bipartisan unity in troubled times.

#9 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-06-06 03:51 PM | Reply

Sen Manchin is merely the most prominent symbol of the disaster that the Democrats are becoming for 2022.

He's currently an easy target, but he is the symptom, not the the cause.

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-06 04:18 PM | Reply

We all just gotta move to Tennessee and Idaho etc.... sucks to say but we have to start filling these trash heaps with class.

Flat out truth...and keep having kids.

#11 | Posted by bocaink at 2021-06-06 05:01 PM | Reply

Why Joe Manchin Is So Willing And Able To Block His Party's Goals

Trump won WV handily in 2016 and 2020, but Manchin won in 2018 there. imo... it looks like he might not win there again if he backs the Dems now.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2021-06-06 05:14 PM | Reply

Stupid goddam hillbilly...

#13 | Posted by Angrydad at 2021-06-06 05:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oh FFS, you're a damn idiot.

#15 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-06-06 08:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hillbilly is a race?

#17 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-06-06 08:24 PM | Reply

It seems many of the idiots in this thread would rather have a full blown Republican in Manchin's seat, which means there would never, ever be a tie for VP Harris to break for anything, McConnell would still be majority leader, and Democrats would be unable to filibuster anything if they had their way.

#18 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-06-06 08:41 PM | Reply

#14 hillbilly isn't a race -------.

#19 | Posted by jpw at 2021-06-06 08:42 PM | Reply

Considering Manchin just sunk democracy with his stunt, I'm not sure it would make any actual difference, Sentinel.
Manchin the moron, believes that this will win over some Republicans on a different voter's rights bill and we'll all sing "Kum-ba-yah."
We'll see, won't we?

#20 | Posted by YAV at 2021-06-06 09:10 PM | Reply

As a resident of WV now, and a lifelong
Democrat, I hereby declare that I will
NEVER vote for Manchin again. The man is
NOT a Democrat. The party should seriously strip him of being able to run as a Democrat,
withhold ALL reelection funds, and fund someone to run against him until the man retires or dies. BUT NOT until the elections in 2022.
He is given that long to change his mind, but these are the terms he should be given. For if he doesn't change his mind, and all the voter suppression laws around the country are allowed to stand, then one more Senate seat will not matter, and we can certainly stand to get rid of such a DINO from the party. The man is a right leaning Independent at best, and likely a Republican wolf in democratic sheep's clothing, just pretending to be a Democrat. Either way, he should be tossed, and zero more dollars wasted on his reelection campaigns.

#21 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-06-06 09:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Maybe he can be convinced to resign. Would that make you happy?

#22 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-06-06 09:33 PM | Reply

How many black people do you call hillbilly? Again, it is racist and classists - the Democrat dream I guess. Anyway you can make an even better term that can also mock them for being Christians?

#23 | Posted by ChrisN_1991

You can stop being a hillbilly.

You can't stop being black.

Hence why hillbilly is not a racist term.

This lesson has been brought to you by NO DUH UNIVERSITY.

#24 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-06 09:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

FWIW, the Chinese have a phrase called "tu bao zi".
It means:
country bumpkin
unsophisticated country person (humble, applied to oneself)

One of my ex-girlfriends asked me for an English translation of it. I told her "redneck". She promptly renamed her online shop on taobao to "Redneck Store".

#25 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-06-06 10:01 PM | Reply

Mexicans also have a word called "naco", which is often derogatory and probably the equivalent of a redneck or hillbilly.

#26 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-06-06 10:03 PM | Reply

He will slap the soy right out of you.

Not if you shot him, which I'm sure would be fine.

#28 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-06-06 10:26 PM | Reply

"Then go call a guy from West Virginia a hillbilly to his face."

You must be new here, and to the internet in general. People call others names that they would never say to anyone's face in real life, because they're keyboard warriors.

#29 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-06-06 10:34 PM | Reply

I say ---- to people's faces and I don't even own a gun. It's not just online you know. Some people actually say it out loud to the dumbasses involved.

Don't project your cowardice onto everyone else.

#30 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-06-06 11:15 PM | Reply

He reminds me of old Senator Zell Miller, from Georgia he always

favored the Republicans, he always voted for them. He got asked

one time why he just didn't become a Republican....and he answered

that he wasn't crazy......that he would NEVER become a Republican...

Figure that one out!!

#31 | Posted by saginawmi at 2021-06-06 11:42 PM | Reply

"How many black people do you call hillbilly?"

So if someone ever called a black person a hillbilly, is it no longer racist?

Asking for my Thugs and Welfare Queens.

#32 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-06 11:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Maybe, maybe not. I guess I'd have to try it to find out, what makes you so sure? Life isn't preordained you know. Things just happen, or not. Pushing people makes it more likely but nothing is a thing until it happens.

#34 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-06-06 11:52 PM | Reply

Who is this retread troglodyte?

#36 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-06-07 12:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

^The Sacramento Slumlord.

#37 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-06-07 12:02 AM | Reply

- slap your boyfriend's dick

The things some people dwell on, then actually type.

He prolly didn't even notice.

#38 | Posted by Corky at 2021-06-07 12:44 AM | Reply


Check out the DR left on any gun thread.

#39 | Posted by willowby at 2021-06-07 12:50 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Maybe the person holding the Epstein tapes gave Joe a call.

#40 | Posted by bored at 2021-06-07 01:05 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"slap your boyfriend's dick"

Well, we now know how CHRISN_1991 probably dreams of spending his Saturday nights, something involving dick in his mouth.

#41 | Posted by dibblda at 2021-06-07 01:57 AM | Reply

Let's be honest here. West Virginia is only, demographically speaking, 3.6 % Black. He has to recognize that his state is wildly white, and that white population is getting older and more conservative. So he is protecting his job, not democracy. Anyone who watched what the Republican Party under McConnell has done can never speak of the Republican Party as being willing to consider bipartisanship.

This says it all, including the fact that West Virginia has no cities over 100,000 and is a remarkably white and rural state.

#42 | Posted by Hughmass at 2021-06-07 06:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1
Sorry, forgot to include this in my earlier comment. Demographics rule politics.

#43 | Posted by Hughmass at 2021-06-07 06:45 AM | Reply

Thusly does Joe Manchin seal his reputation as a small-time horse trader destined to forever play the huckster-rube with his ------ smile, shiny shoes, and pathetic let's-make-a-deal --------.

#44 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-06-07 07:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Shouldn't that same criticism apply here, then, if one of the Democrats in Congress decides to vote against something because it is too partisan?"

But the bill isn't too partisan, it would protect the voting rights of just as many Republicans as it does Democrats.
No, Joe Manchin is a piece of filth who sold his soul to keep his office. Republicans are passing voter suppression bills all over the country and you try to pretend that isn't partisan?
Sorry Lamplighter, I used to agree with you often but your opinion on this is ridiculous and not connected to reality.

#45 | Posted by danni at 2021-06-07 07:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

""Shouldn't that same criticism apply here, then, if one of the Democrats in Congress decides to vote against something because it is too partisan?"

In other words Insurance lobbyist Joe LIeberman had good cause to prevent the public option from being passed which has cost the American people billions of dollars and prevented millions from gaining health insurance. Joe Manchin is the same animal just a little younger.

#46 | Posted by danni at 2021-06-07 07:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Hence why hillbilly is not a racist term.

Then go call a guy from West Virginia a hillbilly to his face. He will slap the soy right out of you.

#27 | Posted by ChrisN_1991

The violence and stupidity and emotionality of a dumb west virginia hillbilly doesn't mean it's a racist term, it just means he's a violent stupid emotional hillbilly.

#47 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-07 11:49 AM | Reply

ANTIFA always loses in fights vs. the Proud Boys.

#35 | Posted by ChrisN_1991

Let me know when antifa starts ratting each other out to avoid prison like your terrorist cult does.

#48 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-07 11:51 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

ChrisN just needs booted from here.

#49 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2021-06-07 12:25 PM | Reply

ChrisN just needs booted from here.

#49 | Posted by LauraMohr

He'll just make another username.

Personally I love having trumpers around here, proving how much propaganda they fall for, and displaying their intellectual inability to defend their positions beyond yelling slogans over and over.

#50 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-07 12:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It would be nice to believe that Manchin was doing anything other than making a cynical, self serving calculation. But given the GOPs manifest disdain for democracy, it is difficult to believe that Manchin is doing anything based on 'principle'.

#51 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-06-07 02:36 PM | Reply

Manchin is either a republican mole getting ready to cash in a massive payday for protecting their fascist power grab, or a total naive moron who can't see what they're doing. Not sure which is worse.

#52 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-07 03:01 PM | Reply

Liberal Redneck - I Don't Particularly Care for Joe Manchin

#53 | Posted by Corky at 2021-06-07 03:53 PM | Reply


Want it or not, it's what's going to happen.

#54 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-06-07 04:44 PM | Reply

The W.Va dude would slap your boyfriend's dick out of your mouth faster than you can say soy latte.

Sounds as though you're speaking from experience. Do tell!

#55 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-06-07 04:50 PM | Reply

#42 "So he is protecting his job, not democracy."

Step back for a second and think about this statement.

That is insane. This is black and white. Saving Democracy is one million times as important as saving your job. You are 71 year old millionaire with the best pension on Earth.

Who thinks Joe Manchin's job is more important than democracy?

He's human filth.

#56 | Posted by bocaink at 2021-06-07 06:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

ANTIFA always loses in fights vs. the Proud Boys.

#35 | POSTED BY Incel Fatberg

Kyle Rittenhouse got knocked out of his Crocs by a chick.

#57 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2021-06-07 09:40 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Are the NY Times human filth too?

#58 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-06-07 10:28 PM | Reply

Direct quote spoken in all seriousness, in a politely hushed voice by my next door neighbor in Altus, Oklahoma:

"Well, Sgt Smith, truth is, folks livin, ya know, say, 5 miles of here, or so, are a buncha 'Good ole Boys', but you get much futher out than that, and them folks aint nuthing but ignorant ole hillbillies"

#59 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2021-06-08 08:36 AM | Reply

#59 - I like that! Hell, I've experienced it! Hehe!

#60 | Posted by YAV at 2021-06-08 09:45 AM | Reply


Found the Incel!

This game is too easy.

#61 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-06-08 12:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#61 - FF!

#62 | Posted by YAV at 2021-06-08 12:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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