Category Archives: Joe Manchin

Cause and Effect?

The Trash Panda of the Senate, Joe Manchin, is all over the news this morning. In no particular order: The Hill “Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), a crucial centrist vote in the Democratic caucus, is signaling to colleagues that won’t derail … Continue reading

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Texas Gives Manchin and Sinema an Object-Lesson on Voting Rights

As Senators Manchin and Sinema sit around defending the rights of senators to filibuster, the Democrats of the Texas Legislature high-tailed their, uh, tails out of Texas for 30 days to prevent Gov. Abbott from attacking voting rights during a … Continue reading

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Nancy Smash is Twisting Blue Dog Senators’ Arms

This is how you do it: NEW – Per 2 Dem aides: Pelosi told members on Whip call today that the House will not pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill unless the Senate also sends over a budget resolution with elements … Continue reading

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Quid Meets Quo, Goes Pro (Joe Manchin, Cont.)

The trash panda of the Senate, Joe Manchin gets his bipartisan talking points from the Wingnuttian US Chamber of Commerce: In a new column published in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced his opposition to the For The … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News The Hill tells us good news and bad news about Infrastructure Week… President Bidenon Tuesday cut off prolonged infrastructure negotiations with a GOP group led by Sen.Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and will instead move forward on discussions … Continue reading

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Today, In Endorsement News

Trump praises @Sen_JoeManchin for his refusal to do away with the filibuster: "It's a very important thing. He's doing the right thing, and it's a very important thing." pic.twitter.com/O2iy4KGwb2 — Quint Forgey (@QuintForgey) June 7, 2021 Of course, failed blogger … Continue reading

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Sen. Manchin: We Must Destroy Democracy to Save Democracy

Sounds like a hard “no” vote to me: “I believe that partisan voting legislation will destroy the already weakening blinds of our democracy… The truth, I would argue, is that voting and election reform that is done in a partisan … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Here we go again: Just wrapped an interview w/ @Sen_JoeManchin in Morgantown. He REALLY isn’t interested in doing an infrastructure bill w/ only Democratic support. Repeatedly says he thinks there will be a bipartisan deal between @POTUS … Continue reading

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We’re In A Heap o’ Trouble

Let the record show that the first Democrats to act on protecting our democracy were in the Texas Lege. As we noted, Texas Democrats walked out of the Texas House moments before the end of the legislative session, to cock … Continue reading

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And Manchin Learned… nothing

Unbelievable: Regarding the filibuster, he said he appreciated Republicans keeping the filibuster when Trump wanted to trash it. "He beat on 'em, they didn't do it, so I respect that." — Arthur Delaney (@ArthurDelaneyHP) May 28, 2021  

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