To paraphrase an old Ronald Reagan quote, here he goes again. West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin struck again at his Democrat colleagues, pulling out of crucial negotiations in order to preserve key components of President Joe Biden’s midterm-year election-year agenda.
As reported by The New York Times, Manchin informed Democrat Party leaders that he would not support funding for climate or energy programs or raising taxes on wealthy Americans and corporations. According to The Times, Manchin’s decision “doveailed his party’s attempts to pass a wide social safety net and climate tax package.”
Mr. Manchin met with Senator Chuck Schumer from New York on Thursday to discuss a package which would contain a negotiated program that aims at lower prescription drug prices and extends the Affordable Care Act subsidies, set to expire at the end.
The shift was the culmination of weeks-long negotiations in order to put together a plan that would win Mr. Manchin his support. This was seven months after West Virginians abruptly quit negotiations and rejected an even larger plan.
Manchin had been negotiating with Schumer for several months. The moderate West Virginia Democrat supported including both clauses in the domestic package, before things went south.
Or should we just say to the left?
Manchin spokesperson, told The Times “Senator Manchin is not leaving the table,” and took a swipe at both the leadership of the Democrats:
Political headlines are of no value to the millions of Americans struggling to afford groceries and gas as inflation soars to 9.1 percent.
Senator Manchin thinks it is time for political leaders to set aside their agendas and reevaluate the economic reality of the country to prevent further inflation.
Needless to say, climate-change-crazed Democrats like leftist Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, were crestfallen by the news of Manchin’s latest blow to the Democrats’ radical left-wing agenda. Wyden couldn’t contain his excitement and told The Times,
I’m not going too sugarcoat my disappointment, particularly since almost all of the issues within climate and energy have been solved. We have one last chance to stop the most devastating and expensive effects of climate change.
We can’t go back in a decade to prevent hundreds of billions, if not even trillions in economic destruction and the inevitable human toll.
Last Chance; Catastrophic; cannot come back to undo trillions in economic damages and the unavoidable human toll. Al Gore and John Kerry were seen approving furiously.
It gets “better .”
Leah Stokes, a professor of environmental policy at the University of California Santa Barbara and advisor to congressional Democrats on climate legislation, broke down and sobbed on Thursday night, as she tearfully described the amount of work she and other climate wackos poured into negotiations. This is
The stakes are high. This is just infuriating.
And my favourite comes from Tiernan, senior vice president of government affairs at League of Conservation Voters (a non-profit group), who describes Manchin’s decision “condemning the future generations .”
There are no words. At least not words suitable to be printed in The New York Times. This is how outraged and appalled we are.
” Nearly” makes you weep, right?
The list of Biden’s failings in economic and energy policy is extensive and the consequences are severe. These RedState headlines are enough to show the complete failure of the president most inept in American history.
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The bottom line is
With Biden’s approval rating continuing to plummet and Democrats likely to get their hands in November’s midterms, what is the next step for the troubled Democrat Party.
Hell. Maybe radical left-wing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (D-N.Y.), will do something really dumb such as calling upon Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer “to support stripping the Supreme Court of its jurisdiction over abortion .”