End of Federal Control of Elections and Filibuster Safe - Manchin

Senator Manchin has written an OP Ed stating his opposition to HR1 and his support for a continued use of the Senate filibuster. In part:

“Do we really want to live in an America where one party can dictate and demand everything and anything it wants, whenever it wants? I have always said, ‘If I can’t go home and explain it, I can’t vote for it.’ And I cannot explain strictly partisan election reform or blowing up the Senate rules to expedite one party’s agenda,”…
“With that in mind, some Democrats have again proposed eliminating the Senate filibuster rule in order to pass the For the People Act with only Democratic support. They’ve attempted to demonize the filibuster and conveniently ignore how it has been critical to protecting the rights of Democrats in the past…”

So…at least for two years, it looks like HR1 and the filibuster’s demise are no longer on the table.

Anyone disagree with his statements?
And what of the political future of Manchin?


Watch what they do to him…

Liz Cheany him?


It’ll be better than that.

I disagree with his statements on the election bill but not necessarily on the filibuster. I hate the filibuster but removing that could backfire when cons get power again

There isn’t a single thing in the election bill that should be partisan. Automatic registration, non partisan redistricting, consistent cyber protections etc.

I think he should split his vote down the middle. Vote for election and not for removing filibuster

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Doubt it. Republicans have perfected petty

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They still need him. Republicans know Cheney will just be replaced with another Republican, one who is adequately subservient to Trump. The odds of West Virginians replacing Manchin with another Democrat aren’t good.

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It’ll be better than petty.

Well, I could go along with that last sentence…because if he votes in favor of Federal control of elections (HR1) and votes to keep the filibuster, then HR1 does not become law.

I agree that they need him, however they feel about him. For example, he favors Republicans negotiating with Democrats on “stimulus” bills. Republicans are bound to listen to him on something like that, when he stands between them and one party rule.


Oh I thought filibuster vote was 50/50 with Machin?

Either way, the election protections are common sense. They should move forward

They’re horse feathers and a power grab.


We could not have legitimate elections if a state allowed “only” 10 days for voting? I have always voted on the day of the election without problems.
It is unacceptable to allow mail in voting only if there is some reason given for not wanting to show up at the poling place?
No, these are not protections.
Protections of the voting process are like requiring an ID to vote and not letting you just say “I don’t have one” to vote without one.


What the downside to allowing more days to vote?

Again, what is the downside to giving voters more options?

Your require identification to register.

People voting without ID can only turn in a provisional ballot and must still prove who they are within a limited time frame.

I hope secret service is protecting him well.

On side note…the fact that only one democrat standing against the radicalism that left is pushing is a major concern.

Once repubs take a solid control they need to declare SCRs (Socialist, Communist Radicals) as biggest threat to America and act accordingly.

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Did everyone catch this?

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What does that even mean?



Sounds like the establishment of US Gulags to me.

Round’em up.

Lock’em up.


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