Joe Manchin III-Friend to Billionaires, Destroyer of Planet Earth, and Oppressor of U.S. Citizens

Joe Manchin has repeatedly set lower fiscal bars and goals for the Democratic caucus to meet, only to pull away the football like Lucy in the Peanuts comic strip as deadlines approached. Manchin’s constant bad faith negotiating has left Biden’s Build Back Better program in shambles, with Democrats once again scrambling to salvage crumbs for financially stressed Americans.

Manchin has consistently protected tax cuts for the wealthy and the fossil fuel industry while eliminating fiscal programs that actually could have reduced household inflation for American families, improved business supply chains, and taken meaningful steps toward meeting America’s clean energy goals.

Meanwhile, the ambitions of the Biden administration and hopes for a cleaner and more competitive economy have gone by the wayside. Once again Manchin is facing blowback from his Democratic caucus, receiving comments such as “failure to negotiate in good faith”, “moving the goal posts again and again”, and “we don’t trust him”. Faced with this righteous rage, he tries to deflect responsibility by claiming “he hasn’t shut the door”, and “he is still willing to negotiate”.

The Democratic caucus should shut the door on Manchin and end all negotiations with someone who obviously cannot be trusted and does not share the same goals. We need to move on to improving the lives of average Americans, protecting the planet, and restoring fairness in the economy. We need to move away from Joe Manchin and his planet-burning and billionaire-protecting policies.

Evil Brewing at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has taken a new hard right turn. Results are already being felt from the nation-quaking Roe vs. Wade reversal of abortion rights, the reduction of the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon emissions at coal plants, and several voting rights rulings across key election states.

The Conservative Juror Coven did not stop there; hinting at reviewing and revisiting pet conservative issues that would limit more individual rights, while further expanding the rights of corporations against government agency regulations-regulations designed to protect the environment, citizens, and fair voting rights.

This is blatant, obscene power grab for by conservative jurors appointed by Presidents that were elected not by popular vote but by stress cracks in the U.S. electoral college system.

It gets worse. The Conservative Juror Coven appointment votes were steered by Warlock Mitch McConnell. McConnell’s hypocritical refusal to bring Obama’s Supreme court appointment of Merrick Garland even up for Senate Vote because it occurred in an election year. “ The American people should decide” was McConnell’s justification. Four years later he rushes judge Amy Coney Barrett through the Senate Judicial confirmation process in record time-during an election year!

“The American people should decide” suddenly became “Screw the American People.”