As RedState reported this morning, Sen. Joe Manchin officially put the last nail in the coffin of the so-called “For the People Act,” a far-left, federalized takeover of the country’s voting system. Democrats had sought to codify things like universal mail-in voting, ballot harvesting, no voter ID, etc. after many states temporarily adopted such measures during the 2020 election, ostensibly due to the pandemic.
Manchin’s op-ed makes clear he’s not only not going to touch the filibuster, but that he’s an outright no on HR1 itself, saying that he feels such a partisan bill would only further erode the country. He’s certainly right on that front.
Manchin: “I believe that partisan voting legislation will destroy the already weakening binds of our democracy, and for that reason, I will vote against the For the People Act. Furthermore, I will not vote to weaken or eliminate the filibuster.” https://t.co/P1N79VG1Wa
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 6, 2021
Manchin putting this marker in the ground has the left going absolutely insane, which is to be expected. Now, the Civil War is going hot. Rep. Mondaire Jones of New York responded to Manchin by accusing him of codifying Jim Crow.
Manchin’s op-ed might as well be titled, “Why I’ll vote to preserve Jim Crow.” https://t.co/pS1xEvkwEz
— Mondaire Jones (@MondaireJones) June 6, 2021
There are a few things that stick out to me here, starting with the fact that Jones’ comparison is historically idiotic and shows the kind of privilege he and others on the left actually operate under. Nothing about voter ID and regulated early voting periods relate to the Jim Crow era. That was an era of discrimination, segregation, lynchings, and other violence that targeted people and their right to vote specifically due to their race. Voter ID is not racist. Not allowing three months of early voting is not racist. To suggest such is moronic, in regards to the facts on the ground.
It’s also just stupid and offensive. Remember the freak-out that occurred after Marjorie Taylor Greene made an ill-advised comparison of mandatory mask-wearing to the Holocaust? We had a
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