Trust me when I say that I don’t trust Joe Manchin to be anything other than what he is, a Democrat. And while there are those who will use him as their example of that mythical creature known as the ‘Moderate’ Democrat, I remain convinced he is not in any way a ‘moderate.’ And it’s two or three votes cast in the name of sanity that do not erase the dozens of others he’s made that were not. Votes, that if he truly put his country above his party, he would have cast differently than he did. He has long supported doing away with the Trump tax cuts and he’s a big supporter of stricter gun control. He is not an ally simply because he votes against the “Green New Deal.”
But it was in so doing that Manchin most definitely earned the wrath of one Bernie Sanders, that self-proclaimed Socialist, first elected in 1991 to the U.S. House, where he served until 2007 before then being elected to the U.S. Senate and who has been re-elected ever since by the loons who reside in The Socialist Republic of Vermont. And it was Sander who, this past Sunday, made an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” where he let it be known that was not a member of the Joe Manchin fan club. He accused Manchin of “intentionally sabotaging” *president ‘Shitbag Joey’ Biden by not supporting climate and tax provisions that the Democrats are now proposing.
And it was the show’s host, that dim bulb Martha Raddatz, who said, “Senator, I want to turn to the agenda. Senator Manchin abruptly pulled the plug this week on–” Sanders interrupted saying, “He has sabotaged the president’s agenda. No, look, if you check the record, six months ago, I made it clear that you have people like Manchin and Sinema, to a lesser degree, who are intentionally sabotaging the president’s agenda. The problem was that we continued to talk to Manchin like he was serious. He was not. This is a guy who’s a major recipient of fossil fuel money, a guy who has received campaign contributions from 25 Republican billionaires.”
Sanders went on to add, “West Virginia, a beautiful state, I have had the pleasure of being there, great people, it’s one of poorest states in this country, you ask the people of West Virginia whether they want to expand Medicare to cover, dental hearing and eyeglasses. Ask the people of West Virginia demand the wealthiest people, and large corporations start paying their fair share of taxes. In my humble opinion, Manchin represents the very wealthiest people in this country, not working families in West Virginia or America.” Speaking for myself, I’m looking forward to the day when everything does not depend on how Joe Manchin chooses to vote.
Bernie is an old apparatchik who believes the job of elected officials to drive the narrative toward the party, not those who elected them. Sanders is another of those on the radical left who keeps complaining about fossil fuels while at the same he continues to fly, drive, and heats all three of his homes using fossil fuels. All of these ‘Green New Deal’ politicians are nothing of not hypocrites, which is no real surprise. It is good for thee, but not for me. And let’s not be in any big hurry to jump on the Manchin bandwagon, because while he may be doing some good right now, be we can ill afford to forget that deep down he’s still nothing more than another Democrat.
And it’s also important to remember that above all else Manchin is a politician. And as such he does only that which every politician does. He takes care of himself first by following the polls. And too, If he was truly out to sabotage the *president’s agenda, he woold never have voted to confirm to the Supreme Court someone unable to define what a woman is, when she herself is in fact a woman. This is all political theater. Manchin knows inflation and high prices will stabilize until the election as they are, after all, politically driven, then he’ll get to support the Democrats while appearing reasonable. Manchin is far from being some kind a political hero.
Sanders is another of those who is in politics because he is incapable of doing anything else. He’s never held a real job and has been getting paid by the taxpayers nearly all of his adult life. Back in the 1970s that Sanders was kicked out of some hippie commune. Can you imagine being kicked out of a hippie commune because you refused to do your share of work? And IF Manchin IS out to ‘deliberately sabotage’ the *president’s agenda, then he should be commended for doing so because destroying the country IS the *president’s agenda. But we shouldn’t be fooled by the actions of Manchin, or the faux outrage from Sander, because they both play for the same team.
And it’s that very same team that has been out to intentionally sabotage the United States for decades. Democrats by their very existence as a political party are defined as being anti-America. They, by definition, are the Socialist/Communist faction who are CLEARLY now purposely, and very aggressively, ruling against the will of the American people, boldly steal elections, elect glaringly criminal leadership and endorse the destruction of America even if it’s by looking the other way AND trying to lay the blame on THEIR dictator. Manchin likely sees some political advantage in wanting to be seen as standing between the country and its total destruction.
Here’s a portrait of two party outcasts. First, we have Manchin who is hated by those in his party because he ‘appears’ to be trying to be fiscally responsible and seems to be trying to prevent his party from committing political suicide. He does not trash his party but is simply trying to reason with his colleagues in the party. He also at least seems to care about the welfare of his constituents back home in West Virginia. Second, we have RINO Liz Cheney who cares absolutely nothing about either her party nor her constituents and spends all of her time trashing President Trump, his supporters and any fellow Republicans who don’t share her single obsession.
Sanders doesn’t care that the majority of the American stand opposed to the *president’s agenda. And Manchin at least ‘appears’ to be standing with them, at least for now. But we all need to remain vigilant when it comes to the level of commitment possessed by Manchin when it comes his opposition. It would ‘appear’ that Manchin cares more about the country and his constituents than he does about the *president’s agenda, but I think it’s worth asking just how long that might be the case. These days Democrats rarely think about the welfare of the country or its citizens, or even their own constituents. Their primary concern is staying in power.
Look at the amount of damage that has already been done, and in such a relatively short period time, to this country by this *president and those like Sanders. And to be honest, Manchin has supported much of it. Granted, it is in this particular instance that he does ‘appear’ to being the right thing, but I’m reserving judgment for the time being. Hopefully he will stay strong, but it’s something we need to be watchful of and on a day-to-day basis. He may yet prove himself to be what would be the last of what they once called ‘Blue Dog Democrats.’ But the jury is still out, and we have a long way to go before being able to trust him as being anything but a Democrat.
Hopefully the day is not all that far away when Sanders will finally cease being a voice for such idiocy. And frankly, it matters not how that end comes about, death, retirement or being committed to some nuthouse. Sanders is nothing but a fake and a grifter. He has claimed to be fighting the system and the ‘Establishment.’ Then he just let the Democrat Party, and the Clintons, steal the nomination in 2016. And exchange he got paid millions to just go away quietly. Then he turned his back on his followers and bought more houses with the money he was paid in exchange for his silence, allowing Hitlery to declare victory and gain the nomination, only to lose to Donald Trump.