All CNN’s John Berman can say about this clip featuring progressive Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman is “whoa”:
JUST NOW: whoa.
"Joe Manchin has become the new Mitch McConnell…Joe Manchin is doing everything in his power to stop democracy."
— John Berman (@JohnBerman) June 7, 2021
Is it a bad thing to be likened to Cocaine Mitch, the Grim Reaper of the GOP? Apparently it’s supposed to be. Not sure why. We’d take it as a compliment.
What an odd endorsement of Manchin.
— Will King (@IDoNotConsent__) June 7, 2021
Funny that this guy thinks comparing Manchin to Cocaine Mitch is an insult. I'd bet Cocaine Mitch has a much higher approval rating among West Virginia voters than Joe Biden does https://t.co/58ubmpa19X
— The Great and Unmatched Wisdom of Nero (@GrowtheFKUP) June 7, 2021
- 'Why would Trump do this?' Joe Biden smiles as US journalists yell at and fight with each other before getting shoved by Russian security [pic, video]
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Probably a pretty safe bet.
I think comparing him to Mitch is too kind. Surely there are other historical political figures, both here and in Europe, that it would be much more emotionally satisfying for Democrats to compare him to! Think harder! https://t.co/UX6wqo7bjB
— Foster (@foster_type) June 7, 2021
Hitler? Do we hear a Hitler?
Seriously, though, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin not supporting the For the People Act, which is not so much about voting rights as it is … not about voting rights.
John, why do refer to the bill in question as "voting rights"? Can you tell me what removing redistricting from state legislatures has to do with voting rights? What does the DISCLOSE Act portion of the bill have to do with voting rights?
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) June 7, 2021
Nothing. We’re not sure if John Berman actually knows that, but Jamaal Bowman should know it. Joe Manchin knows it.
Maybe Manchin has a backbone and can see these awful policies are bad for the American people and is protecting democracy.
— Ben Jones (@NetJones11) June 7, 2021
Ending filibuster is democracy? Packing the courts is democracy? HR1 law is democracy? The amount of gaslighting is amazing in this country. This is the most undemocratic suggestion in the history. https://t.co/EDgidj4scv
— Abhi (@abhi_knight00) June 7, 2021
This is just madness. Democracy is not at stake by keeping the filibuster, and not passing HR 1 — full of liberal wishlist goodies.
— Mike Dury (@MikeDury) June 7, 2021
He doesn’t seem to mind, no.
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) June 7, 2021
Do they believe this is the right avenue to getting Manchin to bend? https://t.co/J6otz9BrKo
— kaitlin, congressional fashion police (@thefactualprep) June 7, 2021
maybe Joe Machin is just representing the views of his state, a state that Trump won by almost 40% https://t.co/bo3q3LJu3P
— Dr. Ricardo Harambe (@Richard_Harambe) June 7, 2021
If we were the Democratic Party right now, we’d want to fight like hell to preserve the filibuster. Because the way things are going, they’re gonna want it sooner than they think:
They're gonna talk themselves right out of their tenuous majority. https://t.co/fuTRDAF10Q
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) June 7, 2021