Sen. Joe Manchin: “I’m not ready to destroy our government. I’m not ready to destroy our government, no….”
More proof that you don’t have to be very bright to be a US Senator.
All you have to be is a multi-millionaire.
The filibuster, as it stands, is what’s destroying our government.
Historically, the filibuster was mainly used to kill any legislation that would have helped America’s non-whites. Literally. The filibuster is a racist legislative relic.
And I think Joe knows that, but Joe is one of those “conservative” Democrats, which is to say he will lie to your face like a Republican, but vote with the Democrats when it’s convenient in order to satisfy his dimwitted West Virginian base (93% white, ranking 47th out of 50 in education).
What are the Republicans currently using the filibuster against?
National voting rights, and a bi-partisan investigation into the Trump insurrection of January 6th.
Nothing more needs said.
…Manchin, the self-described centrist—which means he is so moderate a Democrat that he is always a threat to vote for Republican policies—from a state that he sees as unready to embrace climate change or big investment in recovery…. (Raw Story)
“If rage destroys America as we know it, cowardice will be the crucial enabler.” (Paul Krugman)
“Manchin’s ploy: Make preserving the filibuster more important than any item (even voting rights or investigating insurrection) and insist, despite every bit of evidence to the contrary, that there are 10 Republican votes to break the impasse.” (Jennifer Rubin)