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