“Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away,” there were those politicians that could justifiably refer to themselves as being ‘Moderate Democrats.” They were Democrats of whom, while they were socially liberal, it could be said, loved their country. And they had names like Henry ‘Scoop’ Jackson and Sam Nunn, to name just a couple. I have a feeling that today men like Jackson and Nunn would have a rather difficult time getting themselves elected in the Democrat Party of 2023. They, and those like them, who referred to as ‘moderates’ long ago went extinct, but that has not prevented Democrat politicians from trying to reclaim the moniker of ‘moderate.’
To be a member of today’s Democrat Party a politicians must demonstrate their commitment to the cause, and ‘moderates’ need not apply. And the ‘cause,’ of course, is the bringing about the end of the United States as we know it. And so while there are those who persist in calling themselves ‘moderates’ they most definitely are not. They all vote as they are told to vote, and while they may voice concern and/or opposition to certain legislation, it’s in the end that they always bow to the pressure from their leadership, choosing to abandon the American people, and vote for such legislation later trying to explain that in the long run it will be good for the country.
One of those Democrats who routinely refers to himself as being a ‘moderate, is Joe Manchin, U.S. Senator from West Virginia. And it was this past Sunday during an appearance on FNC’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” that Manchin was asked if he still identifies as a Democrat, and he gave a rather vague reponse. Manchin said, “My main concern is how do we bring this country together? How do we make it work? How do we make Democrats, Republicans become Americans again and not just party affiliates? This is what’s happening right now. We’re pushing people further apart, making people take a side and rewarding for bad behavior.”
Anchor Maria Bartiromo said, “Real quick, I’ve got to ask you about your own public service. You’ve been in public service for 40 years. You told a radio interview this week that you will not be running for president. What are your plans? Will you run for re-election?” Manchin responded by saying, “Well, the bottom line is that was in talking back and forth to a dear friend of mine who said this minute, this time, and I said listen, my main concern to all of you and your viewers, how do we bring this country together. How do we make it work? How do we make Democrats and Republicans become Americans again and not just party affiliates.”
Bartiromo said, “Do you still identify as a Democrat?” Manchin said, “I identify as an American. I’m an American through and through.” Let’s be honest here, Manchin will identify as whatever it is that gives the best chance of getting re-elected. Bartiromo then asked, “Will you run for governor?” Manchin said, “I’m going to do whatever I can to help my country come together, and my state come together.” Manchin has demonstrated on more than a few occasions that he doesn’t really give a rat’s ass about working class Americans. We’re seen as being nothing other than a source of revenue to be tapped when needed to advance the leftist Democrat agenda.
Frankly, this country will never come together because Democrats have been working feverishly to divide us ever since ‘BO”s declared that it had now become necessary to “fundamentally transform the Unites States of America.” And in the process those who disagree have been called names, some have been arrested with threats being made against others, for simply trying to stand up to the destruction the Democrats have caused, and continue to cause, to this great country. We know that the Democrats lie just to push their agenda. They will never stop, and there is no way of communicating with them unless you go along with whatever it is that they say.
And why might it be that Manchin seems to be so hesitant about declaring himself to be a proud Democrat? Might it be because it’s his party than seeks to destroy our ‘Freedom of Speech,’ Freed of Religion as we all the right of the American people to ‘Keep and bear arms?’ And it is, primarily, his party that is flooding our country will millions of illegal immigrants and providing to them preferential treatment over the American people and replacing American workers with this cheap labor. And let’s not forget that he is also a member of the very same party that intent upon destroying this country’s energy sector. So, is that the kind of American Mr. Manchin is?
Manchin hales from a red state and as such must walk a tightrope where he says whatever he must to placate the folks back home, and votes as he is told to comfortable in the knowledge that when re-election time comes around the folks back home will have long forgotten his treachery. In the end, Manchin will vote with his party just like he did on the $1.7 trillion bogus “Build Back Better” after essentially being bribed to do so. A bill which was supposed to be for infrastructure. He was promised some pork by Schumer who only reneged on the deal, so again Manchin got nothing for stabbing the folks back home in the back. What a guy.
Someone really does need to explain to Manchin that he can be either an American or a Democrat, he cannot be both. There are Americans, and there are Democrats. The two very rarely overlap, nor are they even allowed to. The commitment must be to the party, the country must always, ALWAYS, come second. Let’s just be perfectly truthful and clear, this country will NEVER be unified through, or because of, Washington, DC. The cesspool of corruption, back-room deals, and self-interests that is our nation’s capital is incapable of setting the example of working together. While some may go there with good intentions, they are nearly always corrupted.
And I would wager that out of the 535 members of Congress it’s less than 10 percent of them are true supporters of America. The vast majority are corporate and political prostitutes who long ago sold out the country for money and the allusion of power. Manchin is a fence straddler, a guy who votes like a Democrat, caucuses like a Democrat, and masquerades as a ‘moderate’ so the folks back home will keep him in office. In other words, he’s nothing more than your typical leftist liar. Party and Power comes first. Everything else, voting fraud, from fiscal irresponsibility, to immigration policy, to foreign policy, are all just the means to their tyrannical end.
I suppose it’s too much to hope for that the people of West Virginia can finally rid themselves of their blind loyalty to tradition and nostalgia. The kind that duped them into continually reelecting Klansman Robert Byrd. Manchin is next in line. They need to retire him and actually elect someone who represents them and their belief system. Manchin is only doing this because he’s facing re-election in a state that voted overwhelmingly for President Trump. But don’t let him fool you, Manchin may sound a little less crazy than most in his party, but he is still very much one of them. All I need to know about this guy is how he caved when it really counted.