I cannot believe that Manchinema thinks we’re this dumb, per Tiger Beat’s email thingie:
IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED — Ever since Sen. JOE MANCHIN (D-W.Va.) tanked Build Back Better, Democrats have been waiting for the swing vote to lay out what he’ll support in a new reconciliation bill before they make it official. But people close to Manchin tell NBC’s Sahil Kapur and Benjy Sarlin that it would be a “big mistake” for Dems to wait for him to write it. “People familiar with Manchin’s thinking say he has repeatedly laid out his demands in public but that he’s unlikely to put pen to paper to write a reconciliation bill — that’s a job for Democratic leaders.”
One person says the White House should put together a bill — with all the hard tradeoff decisions that entails — get Manchin’s sign-off, and then send it to Schumer and Speaker NANCY PELOSI.
One, un-named person wants to run out the clock, in other words. Weird, innit?
Oh, I forgot to add: eff this guy
He doesn’t care if people know what he’s doing.
He’s getting away with it, that’s all that counts.
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Gawd forbid he write the bill. They might agree to it and where would he be then?