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Monday, September 13, 2021

In the early hours of August 11, the Senate voted to approve a $3.5 trillion budget resolution that would mark the nation's most significant investment in the fight against climate change ever undertaken in the United States. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., cast the tie-breaking vote.

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Sen Manchin is little more than the focal point problem within the Democratic Party. But the problem is not Sen Manchin. It is the Democratic Party itself. Where is the Democratic Party ging? And why is it goig there? Does anyone actually know?

Do not blame a single person for the problems of the party.

(fwiw, I did not click on the link you provided because it had your personal identifier on it. So I was not able to provide anymore than my usual reply to such a post. In the future, please sanitize the links you use. thx.)

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-13 09:22 PM | Reply

@#1

Good grief.... Yes I can type.

ging and going both should be going.

Wow.


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#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-13 09:25 PM | Reply

" I did not click on the link you provided because it had your personal identifier on it."

????

theintercept.com

#3 | Posted by Angrydad at 2021-09-13 09:45 PM | Reply

"If you're sticking your head in the sand, and saying that fossil [fuel] has to be eliminated in America, and they want to get rid of it, and thinking that's going to clean up the global climate, it won't clean it up all," Manchin told CNN after a private meeting with President Joe Biden and his fellow Senate Democrats. "If anything, it would be worse."

Manchin's claim that climate pollution would be worsened by the elimination of fossil fuels " or by the resolution's actual, more incremental climate provisions " is highly dubious, if not outright false. What would unquestionably be impacted, however, is Manchin's own personal wealth.

Though Manchin's motivations are often ascribed to the conservative, coal-friendly politics of West Virginia, it is also the case that the state's senior senator is heavily invested in the industry " and owes much of his considerable fortune to it.

#4 | Posted by Angrydad at 2021-09-13 09:50 PM | Reply

For decades, Manchin has profited from a series of coal companies that he founded during the 1980s. His son, Joe Manchin IV, has since assumed leadership roles in the firms, and the senator says his ownership is held in a blind trust. Yet between the time he joined the Senate and today, Manchin has personally grossed more than $4.5 million from those firms, according to financial disclosures. He also holds stock options in Enersystems Inc., the larger of the two firms, valued between $1 and $5 million.

Those two companies are Enersystems Inc. and Farmington Resources Inc., the latter of which was created by the rapid merging of two other firms, Manchin's Transcon and Farmington Energy in 2005. Enersystems purchases low-quality waste coal from mines and resells it to power plants as fuel, while Farmington Resources provides "support activities for mining" and holds coal reserves in the Fairmont area. Over the decades, whether feeding tens of thousands of tons of dirty waste coal into the power plants in northern West Virginia or subjecting workers to unsafe conditions, Manchin's family coal business has almost entirely avoided public scrutiny.

Manchin did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

#5 | Posted by Angrydad at 2021-09-13 09:51 PM | Reply

"Sen Manchin is little more than the focal point problem within the Democratic Party. But the problem is not Sen Manchin. It is the Democratic Party itself. Where is the Democratic Party ging? And why is it goig there? Does anyone actually know?"

Also, fwiw, the linked article is about Joe Manchin, NOT democrats or the democratic party.

#6 | Posted by Angrydad at 2021-09-13 09:59 PM | Reply

@#6 ... Also, fwiw, the linked article is about Joe Manchin, NOT democrats or the democratic party. ...

Yup.

And that is my point.

The Democrats seems to be hanging Sen Manchin out to dry for their own failings.

Take a step back and think why, just why, Sen Manchin is in the spotlight nowadays. Why is his vote so essential?

Could it be because the Democrats blew their chance to have a substantial majority in Congress because of their embrace of the fools errand of "Defund the Police"?

Do not blame Sen Manchin.

Blame the Democrats' failed messaging in the 2020 election.

Until you do so, the Democrats will continue to illustrate their astounding ability for failure in light of a majority of support.

Think about that. Why does the minority view seem to win elections? It's weird.

Jus' sayin'


Your turn...

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-13 11:27 PM | Reply

Dude has a weird lil coal business. Surprised it isn't more lucrative considering he is or was a c-level exec for multiple decades.

#8 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-09-14 09:10 AM | Reply

" Where is the Democratic Party ging?"

Progressive, sadly. That's what's bringing down this once great party. I mean, when you have people like AOC so clueless they don't understand the hypocrisy in the "Tax the Rich" stunt she pulled (not to mention taking a free $30,000 ticket which is against all ethics rules about accepting gifts) without censure, the party is doomed.

Liberals need to retake the party before it's too late, if it's not already.

It should've have been a wake up call for the Democratic party in 2016 when they failed to put up someone who could beat the biggest loser to ever run for president. But was it? Nope. They keep destroying themselves from within. It's sad, to say the least.

#9 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-15 09:46 PM | Reply

Manchin now enjoys 42 percent approval in West Virginia, compared with 37 percent of respondents who disapprove. This is a notable change compared with results in the same poll in October, 2020.

The poll comes as Democrats in the House and Senate are pushing ahead with President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion infrastructure proposal, though Manchin has indicated he will not support that amount of spending.

Good to see Joe sacrificing the wishes of his constituents at the altar of Exxon Mobil.

#10 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-09-16 02:47 PM | Reply

He has a twang in his voice.

#11 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-09-16 03:53 PM | Reply

Just like Mark -----.

#12 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-09-16 06:29 PM | Reply

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