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Senator Joe Manchin Suddenly Finds His Backbone

Making a bold stand, Senator Manchin tells Democrats he will not tolerate any of the behavior he meekly accepted from Republicans.
Senator Joe Manchin Suddenly Finds His Backbone

Breaking News: Blue Dog Joe Manchin has suddenly found his spine! Having found it, he wants all of us Prius-driving, sprout-munching, Birkenstock wearers to know he's not going to put up with any bullsh*t from the likes of us.

TPM:

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) made in clear in an interview published Monday that he has no plans to support Democrats who want to take a page out of the GOP playbook by obstructing the new Republican majority.

"That's bullshi—…. I'm not going to put up with that," Manchin told Politico when discussing the prospect of Democrats blocking the Republican agenda over the next two years.

Manchin didn't appear to be alone either. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) also talked about the need to get something done.

It's always so precious when they find their voice just in time to help Republicans. God forbid they would have been standing up when Democrats had the Senate. After Manchin's 'bipartisan' background check bill got hammered I didn't see him calling out anyone, did you? Just the bothsidesbothsides song. Bipartisan is beautiful, especially when half of the 'bi' doesn't do a damned thing.

The only group promising obstruction since the election has been Republicans and their tea party keepers. If he wants to use that newly-discovered spine, perhaps he should call them on THAT BS.


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