Joe Manchin – We See You

As is patently obvious, the US has an unenviable gun violence

problem. No other Western country has anything like the

horrifying number of gun deaths that the US endures year after

year. That is American exceptionalism at its worst, matched only by

the craven and morally bankrupt attitudes of way too many members

of Congress. And at the top of that particular pile of ignominy rests

supposed West Virginia Democrat, Joe Manchin.

Manchin, worth over seven million dollars at the last count, is nothing

more than a Republican in Democrat clothing. Edmund Burke is

attributed as saying:

“The only thing for the triumph of evil is for god men to do nothing.”

That would be true for Manchin, if only he was a good man. But he is

not. His previous “achievements” as Governor of West Virginia

include slamming the Paris climate agreement and suing the

Environmental Protection Agency. If you were told that those

actions were taken by Ted Cruz or Mitch McConnell, awful as they

are, you would nevertheless be unsurprised. However, as the most

conservative member of his party in Congress, Manchin prides

himself on his “moderate” policy positions. For moderate, read


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