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Wed Dec 2, 2020, 03:28 PM

25. Manchin is one of my 2 senators.

When he was first elected to the Senate in 2010, and while the rules there were still being deliberated, I begged him to do what he could to eliminate the filibuster. I argued that Republicans were going to rescind this tradition as soon as they regained control there. This being the case, as it turned out to be, it was foolish for Senate Democrats to be under this constraint while a future GOP Senate would not be.

I received a form "fuck you" reply, paid for by taxpayers.

Like a number of other US Senators, Joe loves the power he enjoys there. Since the filibuster is one form of that, he is not willing to let it go. But being more relevant, he is trying to figure out how he could ride the Trump Train to victory in a state that's turned into a bunch of Nazis.

ETA: The Senate rules don't have to be changed, since only a simple majority is needed to conform a SCOTUS nominee - thanks to McConnell.

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