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Manchin Scuttles Biden Agenda, So Far

And the Left has gone bonkers over it.

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Joe Manchin has so far killed BBB. Good. Hope he remains steadfast. Deroy Murdock chronicles his enemies and the facts of his apostasy.

Murdock: Since his bombshell declaration on “Fox News Sunday” in late December that he could not vote for President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, Democrats have responded in typical fashion to Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.’s declaration. They are foaming at the mouth.

According to Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y.: “It’s an example of Joe Manchin, as a white man, showing that he doesn’t care about black people, he doesn’t care about Latinos, he doesn’t care about immigrants, he doesn’t care about women, and he doesn’t care about the poor.”

Bowman echoed Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., “Joe Manchin’s opposition to the Build Back Better Act is anti-black, anti-child, anti-woman, and anti-immigrant.” So, the West Virginia Democrat is a racist, xenophobe, misogynist, and a plutocrat. Congratulations, Senator. You won the Wokistani superfecta! Manchin, his foes claim, imperils democracy itself. MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan warns, “Manchin is killing the Biden legislative agenda, and perhaps the future of American democracy too.” The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin left no hair unyanked: “Democracy is hanging by a thread.”

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Manchin’s rejection of BBB jeopardizes democracy no more than did the downward-pointing thumb of the late Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., which helped Democrats stop the GOP from repealing ObamaCare. Furious Republicans never accused McCain of steering democracy into the crosshairs. But, then again, most Republicans are adults, and too many Democrats are children.

None of the Left’s spittle-flecked hyperventilation explains why Manchin finally spurned BBB: It stinks. This monstrosity is too immense, too costly, and too hyperactive. If BBB were a human being, it would need to be duct-taped to a chair and drowned in tranquilizers.

BBB drones on for 2,466 pages, equivalent to 15 copies of the Benediction Classics edition of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Among randomly chosen items, BBB addresses ‘‘wildland-urban interface,” “energy savings estimates that accrue to low-income households,” “acquisition, design, and construction of a Great Lakes heavy icebreaker,” “qualified clean hydrogen production,” “Body and spa treatments,” and much, much, much more.

Biden absurdly declared on September 25 that, “my Build Back Better agenda costs zero dollars.” This is exactly $1.75 trillion below congressional Democrats’ sticker price. They, in turn, fake this figure by claiming that BBB’s “life-changing provisions” — as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. dubs them — soon would expire.

Now, would Pelosi plant a grove of shade trees at her Napa Valley vineyard and schedule them for extraction between 2022 and 2027? No. Regardless, Democrats sponsored child tax credits, day care for all, ObamaCare subsidies, and other socialist goodies and argued that they would vanish in one to six years. This disinformation helped Democrats construct the bright, shining lie that BBB would cost “only” $1.75 trillion…One need not be a rich white guy who hates Blacks, women, and poor people to ponder all of this and yell, “Hell No!” As for Sen. Manchin, he is guilty of only this: His eyes are wide open.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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Sandra
Sandra
4 months ago

Thank you Senator Manchin for not backing BBB. I am a Republican from Arizona and a 78 year old senior citizen. All Biden wants to do is SPEND MONEY and keep running our country into the ground.

Joern Boost
Joern Boost
4 months ago

Some have shown by now that they realized how far the so-called “democrat” policies are from their own lives and living conditions: Hispanics have moved in drones to the Republican side – and shabby “NewSpeak” of “Latinx” didn’t help pseudo-“democratic” despair diminish.
But, it’s only a matter of (I hope, short) time that the African-American population will realize the same, namely the realization that the ‘LEFT WINGISM of the Obama-Biden party’ in collaboration with pseudo-socialism, pseudo-Brave-New-World-phantasies, anti-family, and-community, anti-law radicalisms IS A THREAT TO THEM, TOO.
The way things stand now, monuments of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr justly only belong to the side of America where the New Republican Party stands. And it is a new one. The OLD GOP OF ALL THE RICH (and Liz Cheney) sits now on the side of the Big Corporations and High Tech Billionaires. Read the TIME Magazine of 15 Feb. 2021 to read the TRUTH. They were stupid enough to admit: Biden’s elections were a “CONSPIRACY OF MONEY”.

Mark
Mark
4 months ago

All the attention seems to be on Manchin and Sinema, but what about the rino repubs. You can never trust Romney, Murkowski, Collins, Cassidy, Portman, Blunt, the turtle, and a few others to vote against the socialist dems.

CARL
CARL
4 months ago

Manchin is not only a hero but, more importantly, an educated adult. And for those reasons, he is being rejected by the moronic ranks of his peers. History tells us that saviors are crucified by their own misguided communities because the truth they offer cannot be seen through the deliberate veil of lies cast over such verity. Stay the course, Senator Manchin. You are one of only a few true Americans still standing.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
4 months ago

Hes NO moderate Dems voting for other bills prior BBB

Mark
Mark
4 months ago

All attention seems to on Manchin and Sinema, but what about the rino repubs? Romney, Murkowsky, Collins, Cassidy, the turtle, Portman, Blunt , and a few others can never be trusted to vote against the socialist dems.

Mark
Mark
4 months ago

This is my third try at getting this comment approved. All attention seems to be on Manchin and Sinema, but what about the repub rinos? Romney, Murkowsky, Collins, Cassidy, Portman, the turtle, Blunt, and a few others can never be trusted to vote against the socialist dems. What is wrong with this statement other than the truth?