Joe Manchin is today’s Chamberlain – the politician who tried to deal with the rise of Hitler through a policy of ‘appeasement’… “Let’s just give him Poland, I’m sure he’ll be satisfied then.” The idea of either giving into some degree of evil, or cowering at doing what is necessary because compromise is what is more ‘politic’ or graceful in these trying times… But Manchin – it’s 2022, and maybe you are either unaware of history or have no recognition of the present moment and its needs and realities.
It’s like watching a man get paid to kill the future while mumbling half assed excuses on live TV. It’s a bit frustrating.
It would be too easy to blame only Manchin for the death of their agenda.
“The problem was that we continued to talk to Manchin like he was serious; he was not. This is a guy who’s a major recipient of fossil fuel money, a guy who has received campaign contributions from 25 Republican billionaires.