It seems Joe Manchin does not know where he belongs. Progressives know well what Manchin’s values represent.
Joe Manchin should know
The moderator at The Economic Club asked Joe Manchin if it would be easier being a Republican or if he has been approached about becoming one.
“Every day, every day,” Joe Manchin responded. “Either that or just chatter.”
“Would life be easier?” the moderator asked.
“Much easier,” Manchin replied. “My goodness. Is that the purpose of being involved in public service? What I am telling you now is who I am. Do you think by having a “D” or an “I” or an “R” is going to change who I am? I don’t think the “Rs” are being more happy with me now than the “Ds” are right now. That is just about as bottom as I can put it right now. So I don’t know where in the hell I belong.”
I kinda like that answer for the sake of Democrats. He realizes that he will have no more power in the Republican Party. But as long as we have a 50/50 Senate, he has a lot of power.
That said, that Manchin believes that giving humane social services is creating an entitlement society shows a type of immorality not associated with humane Progressive values. He is unable to see that the parasites in the country are generally the rich and corporations.
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