West Virginia’s DINO Senator Joe Manchin sold out his scheming majority leader by refusing to toe the party line. He’s acting like a turncoat Republican and screaming about the consequences of lighting another $3.5 trillion on fire just to watch it burn.
A line in the sand
Democrats aren’t standing shoulder-to-shoulder in solidarity these days, as they have religiously done for the past decade or so. Cracks in the party foundation are beginning to show. The last thing Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi want to hear was voiced Sunday by Senator Joe Manchin.
He may be a card carrying member of the Democrat party but he drew a line in the sand over wasteful spending. Whether “Schemer” likes it or not, Manchin simply cannot support the Democrat’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.” He rubbed it in by noting “Schumer knows it.”
Manchin’s colleagues are rushing around with their hair on fire to pass the pork-packed spending bill. They’re freaking out because they can’t do it without raising the debt ceiling. That’s a line in the sand Republicans refuse to budge on. Democrats can do it without GOP help but they need everyone on board.
That’s not as easy for Democrats as it used to be because modern Democrats are starting to question the taste of the Kool-Aid. They’re beginning to realize if they do it that way, nobody can deny they hijacked the whole process and forced it down everyone’s throat, all on their own.
“We don’t have the need to rush into this and get it done within one week because there’s some deadline we’re meeting or someone’s going to fall through the cracks,” Manchin told NBC.
“We have 11 million jobs that we haven’t filled, 8 million people still unemployed. Something’s not matching up there.” The thing that scares him about toeing the party line is the artificial haste surrounding the scheme.
What’s the hurry?
Manchin says he might have been more comfortable with what the Democrats are trying to accomplish overall if it wasn’t for the fact they’re scurrying around in panic, when there isn’t anything to panic over. At least nothing obvious.
“I, for one, won’t support a $3.5 trillion bill, or anywhere near that level of additional spending, without greater clarity about why Congress chooses to ignore the serious effects inflation and debt have on existing government programs.” That line nearly drew boos from the camera crews in the studio.
Inflation is one of those taboo words in the palace these days. They’ll throw rocks at any reporter who asks a question with the word “Saigon” in it too. Hearing a Democrat Senator calling the impact of inflation a threat to Social Security causes social media meltdowns. Someone, they scream, needs to take the party line and lynch him with it.
“Social Security and Medicare Trustees have sounded the alarm that these life-saving programs will be insolvent and benefits could start to be reduced as soon as 2026 for Medicare and 2033, a year earlier than previously projected, for Social Security.”
The DINO Defector abandoned his post on the political skirmish line by boldly declaring instead “of rushing to spend trillions on new government programs and additional stimulus funding, Congress should hit a strategic pause on the budget-reconciliation legislation.”
He believes “that making budgetary decisions under artificial political deadlines never leads to good policy or sound decisions. I have always said if I can’t explain it, I can’t vote for it, and I can’t explain why my Democratic colleagues are rushing to spend $3.5 trillion.”