Liberals love to try to convince us that if we don’t do things their way, it will be the end of civilization itself, or something like that. And it appears that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) will be responsible for the latest impending liberal doom and gloom.
It will come not as a sign from God, or the rising of the seas or anything so “trivial.”
No, it will come from Manchin’s “no” stance on the “Build Back Better” spending legislation before the Senate.
If you think I’m exaggerating, I am not.
Manchin's media critics predict Build Back Better 'no' vote is threat to the 'future of American democracy'https://t.co/TUzYuwbQm5
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 20, 2021
Manchin Has Been Consistent
Whatever your thoughts on Joe Manchin, one thing is clear: he has been very consistent in his statements on why he does not support the centerpiece legislation of the Biden agenda.
During his appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” he said to host Bret Baier, “I’ve always said this, Bret: if I can’t go home and explain to the people of West Virginia, I can’t vote for it.”
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Wait a minute, a Senator who remembers the people who got him elected? While most people may shrug that off as politi-speak malarkey, it is not the first time he has said that about not just this bill, but others as well.
And if it is not the first time we have heard it, maybe, just this once, we can take the man at his word.
Amateur hour at the Biden White House, whose response to Joe Manchin is essentially to call him a liar for opposing Build Back Better. https://t.co/gRWjRPqxFx
— Brit Hume (@brithume) December 20, 2021
But That Is Where The Sanity Ends For Manchin’s Colleagues
Consistent and rational statements like being accountable to the citizens of your state is of course, where the left gets lost.
After Manchin’s declaration that he would be a “no” vote on “Build Back Better,” Manchin’s colleague, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) implied that Manchin was in the pocket of pharmaceutical companies.
Far left squad member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was a tad more, shall we say, colorful, in her assessment of Manchin’s vote
Let’s be clear: Manchin’s excuse is bullshit. The people of West Virginia would directly benefit from childcare, pre-Medicare expansion, and long term care, just like Minnesotans.
This is exactly what we warned would happen if we separated Build Back Better from infrastructure. https://t.co/dhzcSk0qUV
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) December 19, 2021
But if Omar had any thoughts about calling Manchin a racist, her fellow squad member Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) already beat her to it.
Back in November, Bush whipped out the race card, because of course, that was going to make Joe Manchin see things her way. Bush called him, “anti-black,” “anti-child,” “anti-woman,” and last but not least, “anti-immigrant.”
The dumbest person in congress opines https://t.co/cO9qrpUn7p
— The Brickhouse (@Brick_House04) November 2, 2021
Rational Thought Also Non-Existent For The Media
For the crowd at ABC’s “This Week” with George “Steffie” Stephanopoulos, it was like someone had just let the air out of their collective balloon.
After ABC's Jon Karl breaks the news that Joe Manchin is a "firm no" on Build Back Better, there were audible sighs from the mostly liberal "powerhouse roundtable" panel. pic.twitter.com/qyMh803XtM
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) December 19, 2021
But for liberals on social media, their descent into madness was off and running. MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan let loose a tweet about Manchin,
“What’s worse – that Manchin is killing the Biden legislative agenda, and perhaps the future of American democracy too, or that he wasted most of this year dragging this whole thing out to do it *and* wasted half of the time that Dems control Congress and the White House.”
What’s worse – that Manchin is killing the Biden legislative agenda, and perhaps the future of American democracy too, or that he wasted most of this year dragging this whole thing out to do it *and* wasted half of the time that Dems control Congress and the White House.
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) December 19, 2021
Washington Post columnist and now apparently “former” conservative, Jennifer Rubin, warned that our very democracy is “hanging by a thread.”
If Manchin is no on both BBB and voting, Biden is done. Democracy is hanging by a thread. Hard to think of anyone more destructive
— Jennifer 'pro-voting' Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) December 19, 2021
But it was the ever tolerant and caring Bette Midler who, even faster than may have been predicted, labeled Manchin’s West Virginia constituents everything but toothless hillbillies.
What #JoeManchin, who represents a population smaller than Brooklyn, has done to the rest of America, who wants to move forward, not backward, like his state, is horrible. He sold us out. He wants us all to be just like his state, West Virginia. Poor, illiterate and strung out.
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) December 20, 2021
But perhaps the “tweet of the day,” definite proof of the end of democracy as we know it, came from MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell who also gave an excellent example of “the rules do not benefit us at this time so we must change them.”
A “healthy democracy” would not have a Senate with 2 per state. (Or an Electoral College.) https://t.co/dxnmZ58y7c
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) December 19, 2021
Just a little something for Sen. Manchin to chew on, Sen. Manchin, you are not leaving the party, the party is definitely leaving you.
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