Manchin delivers lump of coal to Democrats

What’s in YOUR stocking!

Christmas has come early to America. Well, most of us, anyway. Joe Manchin  just dropped a load of West Virginia coal into progressive silk stockings. Sen. Manchin said Bah! Humbug! to Biden’s Build Back Better, the $1.75 trillion / $5 trillion Democrat(ic) party, kitchen-sink wish list. (“One more thing, Santa Baby: a ring.”)

They’re too pie-eyed on Tom and Jerry-mandering to know it, but Sen. Manchin may have have done his Democrat(ic) colleagues a huge favor. The Pelosi/Schumer Congress has already poured too much money into the economy chasing too few goods. The inflation the Senator predicted has hit home hard. The all-items Consumer Price Index rose 6.8% for the 12 months ending November  the largest increase in 39 years.

Voters could see Democrats grinding horse meat and saw dust into this legislative sausage and they didn’t like it. Like bringing down the cost by pretending an entitlement would last only two years.

“They’re just trying to make the adjustment for the time to fit the money or the money to fit the time,” Mr. Manchin told Fox News this morning.

Dickens scene of snow ball fight
Democrats react to Joe Manchin’s announced no vote on BBB

Unleash the hounds of heck

His comments are sure to infuriate his Democratic colleagues,” the New York Times commented. Just listen to Bernie Sanders sputter over at CNN’s State of the Union: 

“We’ve been dealing with Mr. Manchin for month after month after month. But if he doesn’t have the courage to do the right thing for the working families of West Virginia and America, let him vote no in front of the whole world.”

Works for the Werkes. That would be must-see TV. Meanwhile, watch the senator get a good working over from the likes of Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid, AOC, and John Nichols.

Blaska’s Bottom Line prediction: Democrats will pile so much bile on Manchin that he’ll switch sides and make Mitch McConnell majority leader. Krysten Sinema will follow. The Biden presidency is over. The progressive project (aided by the revolt against CRT and San Francisco’s re-embrace of policing) is on life support.

What do YOU think?

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19 Responses to Manchin delivers lump of coal to Democrats

  1. AdamC says:

    Manchin deserves the gratitude of our Nation.

    But the wild and crazy progressive Dems are going to be howling like hellhounds while the rest of us celebrate Christmas.

    2022 will give voters the opportunity to say what they want to say about it all. About the rising inflation which hits ordinary people the hardest (groceries, gas, energy). About Biden’s false promises to wipe out student debt. About Biden claiming in July to have defeated the virus. About the pointless mask-n-vax mandates (which DO NOT WORK — the virus has to run its natural course). About Biden’s Afghanistan fiasco. The border fiasco. The drugs pouring into our country. The educational indoctrination complex. The draining of the Treasury to rain down “free money, no worky” goodies. The skyrocketing crime rates.

    It’s like the worst of the Carter administration minus the decent TV and music of that era.

    Prepare for even louder shrieks and howls from progressives like Bernie, AOC, and Sen. Karen and others. Biden voters need to cry harder while he sells them down the river of broken promises again and again.

    The 2022 midterms could be a massive bloodbath for the Dems, who will blame it all on racism no doubt instead of their bumbling president, his cackling VP, and (once again) the Dems’ ability to eff everything up despite having control of both houses of congress, the presidency, as well as the media, academia, and corporate shills propagandizing for them 24/7.

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  2. Kevin S Wymore says:

    Hooray for President Manchin! The Democrats have tried to act as if this new torrent of social spending and vote-buying is critical to the well-being of the nation. It is not.

    If there is a silver lining to this Build Back Blather, it is that House Democrats have been forced to go on record supporting the bill. Many will lose their seats because of it.

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  3. One eye says:

    The smart Democrats will be on Manchin’s side before the mid terms.

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    • Liberty says:

      Hearsay is that many are afraid to speak out. Which begs the question: How many moderate Democrats are there left, exactly?


      • One eye says:

        Derek Sivers ted talk on creating a movement is applicable here. Right now Manchin is the crazy guy doing his own thing. All it will take is 1 more Dem to sack up and the floodgates will open. An oldy but a goody:


        • AdamC says:

          Geat analogy!

          Sen. Sinema says there are other Dems who were strongly opposed to Bill Back Badder or whatever the heck the Orwellian big Socialism giveaway was called.

          The Senator said the other Dems were terrified to speak up and say NO and are “hiding behind my skirt”!


  4. Kooter says:

    I’ve been hopeful that the past couple year’s worth of mostly peaceful protests, defund the police, border chaos, CRT, lockdowns and mandates were the harbinger of The Death of Progressivism. Perhaps I’m right!

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    • AdamC says:

      Will there be riots if there’s a Senate Majority Leader McConnell next year?

      Or imagine the possibilities for a new GOP House Speaker!

      The White House statement issued today by Raggedy Jen reads like a high school aged spurned romance. So immature and counterproductive. But typical of the “cry-harder” progressive Dems.

      ANYONE with a working brain could see the BBB free money/no worky giveaway was dead in the water, but progressives’ wishful thinking hopes are squashed and now they are Big Mad.

      Ol’ Bernie really got off a good one today, “Senator Manchin has some explaining to do to the people of West Virginia”. Hahaha!!!


  5. MadTownGuy says:

    Profile in Courage.


  6. Almosmostarepublican says:

    I heard that there was a tax credit in BBB for those who purchased an E-bike. Hey that’s me. I want my tax break!


  7. Mark+Lemberger says:



  8. Mark Lemberger says:

    The crash and burn of Build Back Brandon means the SALT tax on rich folks in high tax states can only deduct up to $10,000 from their federal tax bill.
    I can hear Pelosi chewing her wine glass from here.
    Is she at her new place in Florida?


  9. Dan & John (Elimination Of The Snakes Podcast) says:

    David, your analogy is spot on. As the good and cranky old men that we are, we try to stay more on the center of things but the “kitchen sink” approach is just that. We have been saying for a while now that we did not know where the BBB money will really come from and how it will effect our children and grandchildren. Is there a need for some additional social spending? We think so, but how much is enough right now? We have been predicting for a few months now that the mid-terms will be a hard pill for the Dems to take. This is a shame because we do think this President reflects a much better image for our country. Again, thank you.


    • Liberty says:

      Dan & John,

      “This is a shame because we do think this President reflects a much better image for our country.”

      Curious. In which ways do you think this president reflects a better image? Internationally, authoritarian governments see as us as weak, especially after the Afghanistan fail. Do you really think China would be eyeing Hong Kong and Russia eyeing the Ukraine under Trump?

      “We have been predicting for a few months now that the mid-terms will be a hard pill for the Dems to take.”

      It will likely be the largest red wave we’ve seen in recent history, even bigger than during Obama’s midterms.


    • Batman says:

      “This is a shame because we do think this President reflects a much better image for our country.”

      That is funny. Someone cue up a pic of Brandon stuffing his pie-hole with an ice cream cone.

      Are you part of the 30-40% who approve of Brandon’s job performance and if so, what exactly are you pleased with?


  10. Dan and John (elimination of the snakes podcast) says:

    Liberty & Batman, I need to clarify I guess. Your points are well received by me and no I cannot say I approve of his performance. What I was trying clumsily to say is I can still remember (vaguely) Eisenhauer talking and all since him. There was always controversy for all presidents but we as a nation, I really believe the country tried to stand behind them. This has changed radically the past 4-5 ones. I was trying to say that every election I have some hope that the bickering and non-movement of either side will somehow stop. I had the same for Trump and so on before him also. It is sad for all of us. No, I cannot approve of Biden and he is another disappointment. I hope this is a better explanation from an older man.
    I do expect that Biden is finished and I foolishly still hope there is some one down the pike that can bring some unity. Thanks for responding, at least I feel heard! Merry Christmas.


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