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Sun Dec 19, 2021, 08:54 PM

Buying off Manchin/getting him to switch to R is how McConnell/GOP nullified Sen. Warnock

let's make sure this gets said

they actively worked to nullify the election and voting power of a black senator

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Reply Buying off Manchin/getting him to switch to R is how McConnell/GOP nullified Sen. Warnock (Original post)
TomDaisy Dec 2021 OP
leftieNanner Dec 2021 #1
TomDaisy Dec 2021 #2
Alexander Of Assyria Dec 2021 #4
quakerboy Dec 2021 #3
LoisB Dec 2021 #5
Progressive Jones Dec 2021 #11
quakerboy Dec 2021 #12
LoisB Dec 2021 #6
MFM008 Dec 2021 #7
leftieNanner Dec 2021 #8
milestogo Dec 2021 #9
Irish_Dem Dec 2021 #10

Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Sun Dec 19, 2021, 08:58 PM

1. Did he formally switch to R???

I had not heard that.

I would have thought he likes his power as a Dem.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 19, 2021, 08:59 PM

2. I'm not sure it makes much difference at this point - he has openly declared us his enemy

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Response to TomDaisy (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 19, 2021, 09:14 PM

4. Link to that?

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 19, 2021, 09:08 PM

3. Not formally

He will likely wait for a moment when he feels it will give him the most personal return. Im guessing either shortly before the midterms (if it looks like a republican senate takeover) or after the midterms (if it stays tied)

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 19, 2021, 09:22 PM

5. I think IF Republicans take the senate and IF Mancin switches parties, he will be a political

non-entity. The Republicans will no longer have any use for him and he will be irrelevant, just another back bench Senator. Whatever McConnell has promised him will be "forgotten". His power now rests in being able to thwart the Democrats' agenda.

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Response to LoisB (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 19, 2021, 10:09 PM

11. Despite all that, he'll be an R vote. No bueno. He can vote R without thinking twice. nt

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Response to LoisB (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 19, 2021, 11:03 PM

12. Thus the timing

If it looks like a republican takeover anyway.. He goes before the election "to stop any last minute democratic shenanigans" or some similar malarkey, but really to get in before the ball drops, probably in return for some important appointments or some such.

And if it doesn't, he waits till after, and if there's still a tie, he goes then, at an even higher price.

And probably additional off the books rewards either way.

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 19, 2021, 09:23 PM

6. I think IF Republicans take the senate and IF Mancin switches parties, he will be a political

non-entity. The Republicans will no longer have any use for him and he will be irrelevant, just another back bench Senator. Whatever McConnell has promised him will be "forgotten". His power now rests in being able to thwart the Democrats' agenda.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 19, 2021, 09:30 PM

7. does that matter

he has stopped our agenda cold- better than any republican
and we have nothing to show for it.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 19, 2021, 09:33 PM

8. It matters only because

We would lose the majority in the Senate and Moscow Mitch would be in charge again.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Sun Dec 19, 2021, 09:35 PM

9. Maybe we can recruit Lisa Murkowski to play on our team.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Sun Dec 19, 2021, 09:45 PM

10. Turtle always has Plan B.

He has probably been working on this one for years.
And just kicked it up into high gear after the GA elections.

Yes they don't have to worry about winning elections, they always have other
ways to maintain power.

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