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Response to Escurumbele (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 08:50 AM

9. Manchin is already 73 years old, and he is not up for election until 2024.

Heíll be 77 by time of the election, so 83 by the end of another term that he doesnít really need. Itís time for him to work for all the people, not just his own reelection. With the filibuster, Republicans can just go on being the tail that wags the dog, and much of Bidenís agenda will fail to pass, setting the stage for Republican wins in both 2022 and 2024. Is that what he wants?

Manchin should have learned the lesson from the Obama years that it does no good to negotiate with Republicans on big new initiatives. In an effort to get some Republicans on board, Obama spent much of the first year of his presidency allowing Republicans do demand change after change to the ACA, weakening it and killing the public option. Not one Republican voted for it. They were stalling the passage to prevent other things getting done in hopes of taking control in the midterms, which they did. Theyíre doing the same thing now, and Manchin should be smart enough to see that.

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LineLineNew Reply Manchin is already 73 years old, and he is not up for election until 2024.
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