Open Thread | So, Manchin and Sinema Are THE Problem

Standing in the way of the Democrats passing sweeping legislation that will transform the lives of millions of Americans. 😠😠

This is the basis of the platform that Democrats should be able to run on in 2022.😠

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13 Responses to Open Thread | So, Manchin and Sinema Are THE Problem

  1. Liza says:

    Manchin and Sinema…

    I’m not predicting right now, but it’s not looking good for the reconciliation bill (Build Back Better).

    I’m afraid that by the time Manchin and Sinema are done gutting it, it will fall far short of what is needed and what the Democrats ran on in 2020. The Biden presidency will be branded a failure.

    I’m also afraid that the bipartisan infrastructure bill can’t be used as leverage, at least not for Sinema. She doesn’t care if it passes the House. All she wanted was to prove that she is right about the filibuster, that the Senate can be bipartisan and work together. She’s done with it.

    I strongly suspect that Biden understands what he’s up against at this point. This is not the good ol’ boys Senate that he is used to. Sinema is a corrupted freak, she’s making it up as she goes, and now she’s decided that she’s going to be a grifter and sell her vote.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Biden eventually puts pressure on the progressives in the House to let the bipartisan infrastructure bill pass without BBB to have at least one accomplishment before going into the 2022 elections. Either that, or pass some gutted version of BBB.

    Biden doesn’t have any good options.

    BTW, remember voting rights? Police reform? Reforming the filibuster?

    Forget all of them. Manchin and Sinema are going to hold the line for the GOP, kill the Democratic agenda and the Biden presidency, and maybe even pave the way for the return of Trump or someone just as bad in 2024.

  2. rikyrah says:

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema received the legal maximum of donations from several known GOP donors, new FEC filings show

    — Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) October 17, 2021

  3. rikyrah says:

    Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) tweeted at 7:05 AM on Mon, Oct 18, 2021:
    There is an ongoing coordinated smear campaign targeting Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on Twitter. But what is interesting is it appears a group of private citizens decided to form their own group to counter the smear campaign.

  4. rikyrah says:

    Yeah, you got it right.

    Stephen King (@StephenKing) tweeted at 2:53 PM on Sun, Oct 17, 2021:
    Let me see if I’ve got this right. In Texas, you are free–because it’s your own body–to refuse being vaccinated, even though you may infect others, but a woman is not free to decide whether or not to have an abortion, even if she’s been raped.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) tweeted at 5:45 AM on Mon, Oct 18, 2021:
    And this might not be popular to say, but Trump is responsible for nearly all of the deaths from COVID. He’s the one who let COVID get out of control and now he and his minions do every thing they can to hinder Biden’s ability to get people masked and vaccinated.

  6. rikyrah says:

    The Associated Press (@AP) tweeted at 9:12 PM on Sun, Oct 17, 2021:
    “Voting is an act of faith.” In Virginia, voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams urged Black churchgoers to turn out for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the governor’s election next month. McAuliffe faces GOP candidate Glenn Youngkin in a tight race.

  7. rikyrah says:

    The Associated Press (@AP) tweeted at 2:59 PM on Sat, Oct 16, 2021:
    “Because of these men and women, we avoided a catastrophe.” Framed by the Capitol, President Joe Biden paid tribute to fallen law enforcement officers and honored those who fought off the Jan. 6 insurrection at that very site.

  8. rikyrah says:

    The Associated Press (@AP) tweeted at 0:07 AM on Mon, Oct 18, 2021:
    Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story. Daily new cases have plummeted after a mid-August peak that nearly reached 6,000 in Tokyo, with caseloads in the densely populated capital now below 100.

  9. rikyrah says:

    delthia ricks 🔬 (@DelthiaRicks) tweeted at 6:52 PM on Sun, Oct 17, 2021:
    Will new Covid treatments be as elusive for poor countries as vaccines? Merck has taken a step to make its antiviral pill available in poor nations, but many obstacles remain for broad access to coronavirus drugs

  10. rikyrah says:

    delthia ricks 🔬 (@DelthiaRicks) tweeted at 6:49 PM on Sun, Oct 17, 2021:
    Life expectancy has had its steepest declines in the Southern Sun Belt & Great Plains states because of Covid. They flouted vaccines & turned up their noses at masks. Now the consequences of those actions are telling an unfortunate story

  11. rikyrah says:

    This Week (@ThisWeekABC) tweeted at 8:19 AM on Sun, Oct 17, 2021:
    “What the advisors to the FDA felt is that, given the data that they saw, very likely, this should have been a two dose vaccine to begin with,” Dr. Anthony Fauci tells @MarthaRaddatz booster shots authorized for Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

  12. rikyrah says:

    The Associated Press (@AP) tweeted at 10:39 AM on Sun, Oct 17, 2021:
    Just dance: Even in the depths of the pandemic, there were those who danced. Some danced alone. Some danced together over the internet. Some danced to be free from the coronavirus. Now, it seems that dancers everywhere are letting loose.

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  13. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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