Morning Greatness: Manchin Blows Up Dem Plans to Federalize Elections

Good Monday morning.

Two minutes of hate:

Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) announced he will not support the Democrats’ legislative travesty known as HR1/SR1.  “I cannot explain strictly partisan election reform or blowing up the Senate rules to expedite one party’s agenda,” Manchin wrote Sunday in the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

In other words, Manchin wants to be reelected. I guarantee you the West Virginia voters do not support the features in this bill.

The legislation is laughably titled the “For the People” bill and includes an aggressive overhaul of the election system to favor cheating and rigging. Some of the features of the bill include prohibiting voter ID requirements, allowing ballot harvesting and allowing the Attorney General to censor social media posts. Please tell me how this would be different if people who wanted to cheat and permit vote fraud set up voting regulations.

The bill passed the House (HR1) and has been tossed over to the Senate (SR1). Manchin’s announcement is a huge blow to the Democrats’ efforts to game the system to their permanent advantage. Additionally, Manchin affirmed support for the filibuster, another obstacle that stands in the way of the left’s efforts to transform the legislative process. As it stands, legislation needs 60 votes to move to the floor vote in the Senate where it only requires a majority to pass. Those 60 votes are a real problem for the Democrats because they can’t advance their whacked up bills to the floor, knowing that once on the floor, they have the votes to pass them. Despite treacherous GOPers like Romney, Collins, Murkowski et al., the Democrats can’t get 10 Republicans to move their legislation forward.

But this also protects the Democrats. It prevents Democrat Senators from having to go on the record supporting their party’s crazy bills. Overall Senators are not as radical as House members. The Senators represent an entire state, but House members represent gerrymandered special interest districts. The awful legislation that gets kudos for AOC and the squad from their voters is a real liability for Senators who need state-wide support to stay in office.

On one of the Sunday political snuff shows, Brian Stelter (aka “Tater”) groveled before White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and asked her “What does the press get wrong when covering Biden’s agenda, when you watch and read the news, what do you think we get wrong?”

The only thing missing from this exchange is a ball gag and gimp outfit on Stelter. How pathetic. Can you imagine this question being asked of anyone in the Trump WH press office?

“Well, look, I think some of the our muscles have atrophied over the last few years,” Psaki replied, noting that new legislation was aways going to take time. “I don’t know that is the press getting it wrong. I’ll leave you to critique that, Brian. But I think sometimes we forget how strange the last four years were and when we’re returning to a place where democracy is working, where we’re talk with Democrats and Republicans and it feels foreign but this is how it is supposed to work.”

The corporate media should not be taken seriously.

46:
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Coronavirus news:
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Civil unrest:
NYC shrink tells Yale audience she fantasizes about shooting white people in head
More than two dozen Antifa rioters charged for Portland mayhem
Minnesota boy, 14, killed in shooting at graduation party
Interracial couple says critical race theory ‘hurts’ people of color
Nevada bans ‘racially discriminatory’ school mascots, ‘sundown sirens’
Woman shot in face, 7 injured in New Orleans shooting
Burger King takes aim at Chick-fil-A with plans to donate to LGBTQ group for every chicken sandwich sold
NPR slammed for ‘revisionist history’ on article criticizing GOP efforts against critical race theory
California shooting: 2 arrested in road rage shooting death of 6-year-old, report
Five people killed and 40 injured after weekend shootings in Chicago
Asians around the world speak out on workplace discrimination
Video appears to show Oregon state Rep. Mike Nearman explaining how to get inside state Capitol building
No mass protests after Honolulu police shoot, kill Black man
10-year-old boy killed when shooter opens fire on New York City home
Major Hollywood Studios Push Gun Control Initiative Funded by Mike Bloomberg

Other morsels:
Rep. Mo Brooks served with lawsuit related to his role in Capitol insurrection
Rest in peace. David Dushman, last of Soviet soldiers who liberated Auschwitz, dead at 98
Arizona wildfires burn 60,000 acres, force evacuations

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 20: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV., speaks during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing to examine the American Jobs Plan, focusing on infrastructure, climate change, and investing in our nations future on April 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Members of President Biden's cabinet are testifying about the American Jobs Plan, the administration's $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan that has yet to win over a single Republican in Congress. (Photo by Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images)

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