The two words most likely to send Democrat lawmakers into hysterical hissy fits, these days? “Joe Manchin.” A quick trip through Twitter makes the point. In many cases, the left’s reaction to everything Manchin does or says is the same kind of nonsense we saw for four years — except “Donald Trump” has been replaced with “Joe Manchin.”
The current “Manchin histrionics” are the result of the West Virginia senator’s refusal to back his Democrat colleagues’ hypocritical push to abolish the filibuster, and refusal to support the laughably misnomered For the People Act, federal voting rights legislation that would further tip voting laws in favor of the Democrats — in all 50 states.
Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) was in a near-apoplectic meltdown during an appearance on Thursday’s broadcast of ABC’s “GMA3,” saying — with a straight face: “We no longer live in a democracy. We live under the tyranny of Joe Manchin.” Pathetic and hilarious.
— Curious Reporter (@ReporterCurious) June 11, 2021
Because of the tyranny of Joe Manchin, America, “a 21st century FDR moment” will be squandered. (Although that’s somewhat true, albeit for entirely different reasons than Torres believes or is most likely capable of understanding.)
“Look, we no longer live in a democracy. We live under the tyranny of Joe Manchin. So, we are all at the whim of Joe Manchin. As far as infrastructure is concerned, I’m in favor of going through reconciliation, which is exempt from the filibuster.
“I feel like we live in the makings of an FDR moment. We have an opportunity to govern as boldly in the 21st century as FDR did in the 20th century and I feel like we should go through reconciliation and make the boldest possible investments in the future of America.”
Every word of the above is completely ridiculous, of course — and it couldn’t be more hypocritical. To listen to the Democrats, the filibuster is the Devil’s instrument. “Surprisingly,” they didn’t seem to feel that way in 2020 — when they used
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