Category Archives: Democrats

Where This All Ends

Thanks to Senator Joe Manchin (D-Quisling) and several of his quieter Democratic colleagues, this seems to be a likely result (boldface mine): …it is so obvious where all of this is heading. President Trump tells a big lie that elections … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Era of ‘Joe Crow’

This morning, West Virginia putatively Democratic Senator Joe Manchin announced that he would not support Senate Bill S1, and that he is seeking to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act through “regular order”–which would require ten Republican Senate votes. … Continue reading

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Listen to David Faris

To follow on yesterday’s post, here’s political scientist David Faris on the absolute need for voting rights and electoral reform (boldface mine): So 2020 felt like a test run. The plot to overturn the 2020 election never had a real … Continue reading

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Senate Democrats Do Not Understand the Urgency of the Moment

I’ve made this point before, but it bears some repetition (boldface mine): Suffice it to say, a concerted right-wing effort really is under way to limit popular democracy and suppress votes. So what are Democrats doing about it? In a … Continue reading

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Democrats Are Fighting the Last War

And I don’t think we can lose the current one. It’s good that they’re starting to realize they should give people nice things, even though they still don’t seem to realize you have to be uncouth about it: that is, … Continue reading

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Narcissism in the Senate

Admittedly, describing a senator as a narcissist is a relative term: none of them are possessed of low self-regard to say the least. But Ed Burmilla raises a good point about what two narcissists, West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin … Continue reading

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Too Many Professional Democrats Don’t Appear to Understand What America Is Facing

A discordant note in Biden’s first 100 days–and it’s not fair to lay this on Biden–is how some professional Democrats, including narcissistic ideologue Sen. Joe Manchin and Manic Pixie Dream Senator Kyrsten Sinema, but not only those two, fail to … Continue reading

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Sort of State of the Union Thoughts

Wednesday, President Biden gave a sort of State of the Union address. It was a good speech and it made a lot of important points–saying things out loud to counteract the Republican Puke Funnel does matter. Throwing down the ideological … Continue reading

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Losing the Battle Over the Word D.C.

Ultimately, D.C. statehood won’t be won or lost over linguistic battles: it will depend on whether Democratic senators, notably narcissist and ideologue Joe Manchin and Manic Pixie Dream Senator Sinema decide to limit the filibuster further, and allow a statehood … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Discourse Follies

I like to think of myself as a reasonably good ‘conservative moment anticipator’, in that I usually have a pretty good understanding of what they’ll do next and why. But I’ll admit I didn’t even imagine the Republican attack strategy … Continue reading

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