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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Imaginary Friends - McFadden


"I am encouraged by the desire from both sides to transcend partisan politics and strengthen our democracy by protecting voting rights." Joe Manchin

Except they don't. You have exactly one GOP Senator who agrees with you, up in Alaska, that is it.

Way to throw the wrench in. Useful idiot.


Anonymous said...

The Trumpers have become successful in making me actively hate them. I dislike the feeling intensely and it means they are succeeding in their goal. I have to steady myself every darn day now.

Blue Heron said...

Manchin is being used. The GOP loves him because they honestly have no interest in bipartisan solutions, just their way, all the time. McConnell says his priority is stopping the Biden agenda. I think you can believe him. So Sinema and Manchin play right into their hands.

Jon Harwood said...

This wouldn't be a problem but the Dems misread the electorate and didn't project a clear unified economic line that includes white workers and they looked at minorities as monolithic blocs that would automatically vote for them, nor did they effectively counter Republican propaganda that tarred them as crazed socialists who wanted to take the police away, hence they barely got control of Congress permitting only two Senators to hold up and possibly stop their agenda.

Better for the Dems to really carefully look at what they are doing so they don't lose control in 2022.

Hopefully they will but I am not banking on it. The Republicans may be full of lies and BS but they can really communicate with and galvanize the electorate. The Dems used to be able to also, I hope they can work it out.