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Response to Celerity (Reply #31)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 11:30 AM

33. There's no need for me to answer questions you already know the answer to...

That is a dodge of my question about WV and how Manchin's blocking helps him there, 4 years from now.
No it's not. There's no need for me to answer questions you already know the answer to. And even if your question is sincere, it doesn't take a genius to figure out the answer on one's own.

Ridiculous use of the 'purity test' dodgy meme.
I'm not the one who's demonizing and denigrating Manchin. I'm not the one who's demanding that he act, speak and vote as if he was a senator from some New England state. --- You know perfectly well that's not who he is... that's not where he lives... and that's not who he represents.

Sorry, the next part of your post got to be too muddy and jumbled to follow. Just words words words in a series of run-on sentences. But it appears to be another rant that demonizes Manchin and preemptively scapegoats him for things he hasn't done yet, and things that have not happened yet. Unfortunately, doing such things only serve to weaken him and diminish him in the eyes of his constituents. That certainly doesn't make it easier for him to go against their wishes, or to do anything OTHER than what he's already promised he'd do. Whether it helps his constituents or not is a different matter. Many of them don't care. They want what they want and they want Manchin to do what he said he'd do. They know who he is, and if he suddenly becomes something different, then he'll be gone.

The meaning of your last sentence remains a mystery to me.

All I'm trying to say is that Joe Manchin is who he is. It's the reality of where we are. Whining about it won't change anything. Demonizing him won't change anything. Kneecapping him and scapegoating him won't change anything. It only weakens him. Why do that?

All this hand-wringing and grinding of teeth serves no good purpose. Be thankful for what we've got. That's the BEST we can hope for coming out of West Virginia. All this energy could be better spent in making sure that some reasonable Republican makes better choices. Or the energy could be used to flip the seat of a vulnerable, weak or retiring Republican. I simply see no good reason for us to be eating our own like this... even Joe Manchin.

At least he doesn't smear, denigrate and attack Democrats... you know what I mean? That's a big bonus for him and one of the reasons I like and respect him.

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