Joe Manchin, Democrat of West Virginia, makes more Democrats angry that he does Republicans. Good Job Joe.

Fox: “Progressives are eager to make moderate Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., pay a political price for sidelining President Biden’s climate change and tax agenda.

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Democratic operatives and activists say Manchin’s refusal to obey the party line warrants a primary challenge when the senator runs for re-election in 2024.

A recent Morning Consult survey found Mr. Manchin with a 57% job approval rating among West Virginia’s electorate. When broken down along party lines, the survey found that 69% of Republicans approve of Mr. Manchin’s performance, compared to 44% of Democrats.”

 

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“This man has been a thorn in the side of not only the White House, but the American people as well,” said Nina Turner, who served as national co-chair of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign.

“West Virginia is one of the poorest states in the nation, yet he stands in the way of legislation that would help working people. Manchin should be primaried for that alone. Democrats are not pleased with him,” said Turner. “He can be challenged and beaten in a primary. If he wants to try and rely on Republicans to re-elect him, then good luck.”

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Manchin himself just wants due diligence. “I said, ‘Can we just wait until the inflation figures come out [for] July, until we know if the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates?’” Manchin told West Virginia MetroNews. “Then make the decision on what we can do and how much we can do.” But Democrats know looking under the hood will kill the bill.

“While we need to support all types of diversity in our party, when someone is acting as a de facto agent of the Republican caucus and single-handily stopping good policy that would help all Americans, we have a moral obligation to do something,” said Colin Strother, a Democratic political strategist. “Joe Manchin is doing what Mitch McConnell cannot do for himself.” Exactly. Excellent.

The NYT slammed Manchin as well.

They juxtaposed a doomsday setting with the “news from Washington” about the “ability of a single United States senator, Joe Manchin, to destroy the centerpiece of President Biden’s plans to confront these very problems.” Dear God.

The hysterical leftists claimed the senator’s actions represent “more than another setback for Mr. Biden, who had already seen his climate ambitions threatened by the Supreme Court and rising oil and gas prices.” The paper insisted that it “undercut American competitiveness in the global race for cleaner fuels and cars.” Try some decaf, girls.

And Manchin’s efforts “made a mockery of Mr. Biden’s efforts to reclaim the leadership role on climate change that Donald Trump squandered.” Nice to Manchin to do.

“If they want to nominate someone far-left and ensure that seat goes red in two years, we’re all for that,” said Greg Thomas, a GOP ace from WV. Well said.