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Is Manchin ALSO against a filibuster carve out for Voting Rights.

I know he wants to keep the filibuster.
I know he’s mentioned maybe going back to a talking filibuster.
But has he been asked if he’d be willing to do a carve out if he got the changes he wants to either of the House voting rights bills?

The link between business and religious Republicans is Authoritarianism.

I finally figured out how to put it succinctly.
I grew up around both types of Republicans.
1. the Chamber of Commerce type that supports big business and wants low to no taxes and low to no regulations and private industry to replace governmental ones (eg. prisons/schools).
2. The great unwashed. Low income, low education level, generally insulated white rural communities that are very homogeneous. Rigid adherence to Christianity and especially Evangelical values.

On the surface, they have little in common and, in fact, are disdainful of each other.
Except when it comes to politics.
Because they both believe in authority figures being God like or, actually God.
They want a hierarchical political structure with a “strong” leader.
A CEO or Pope/Pastor to tell them what to think. Who to like. Who to hate.
And, therefore, who to vote for and against.

They are completely top down. They need to be led and they want to follow.
They don’t believe in basic rights to be given to everyone.
They don’t believe in everyone being equal.
They don’t believe in democracy.

Here's how you get southern Republicans to get vaccinated.

Rates for vaccination are the lowest in the southern states.
Older white male Republicans in the South love college football.
If those coaches would agree to make Public Service Announcements encouraging vaccines for all their fans to be able to come to their games, it would be a big success.

Scandal revealed/outrage/talk of investigation/nothing happens/New scandal

revealed/outrage/talk of investigation/nothing happens/another scandal revealed….etc.etc,etc.

Doesn’t it seem the last five years have been like this.
Please wake me when some high level Trump crime family member is in prison.

The Official What Would Change Manchin's Mind Thread 🧵.

There’s an old saying that “everybody has their price”.
So, what would it take for Manchin to change his mind and vote to end the filibuster?

Fill in the blank..

Schumer and the DNC and wealthy Democratic donors should offer him ____________________.

Manchin & Sinema hold the keys to keeping or losing our democracy.

It’s that dire.
The new voter suppression laws in many states (especially those that give power to state legislatures to oversee elections) are the entire ballgame.
The only way to stop those new state laws is with new federal laws that vacate them.
And the only way to get those new federal laws is to end the filibuster.
So, Manchin and Sinema change their positions on the filibuster or it’s over and democracy will die and a full out autocracy will take over.

Anti Trump Repubs must become Democrats temporarily.

It’s not enough for those sane Republicans that don’t buy into the Stop the Steal nonsense to say they are still Republicans or Independents trying to save or heal the current Republican Party.
We are in crisis mode with The two Macs in charge of the two Congressional bodies Repub caucus. They have bought into stop the steal and voter suppression moves.
Barring a last minute conversion by Manchin and a few other Dem Senators who are against ending the filibuster, the 2022 midterms could become the Shit$how to end all Shit$hows.
Sane Republicans have to vote with us in 2022 for the Dems to hold the House and pad the Senate majority a little for there to be any hopes at saving our democracy.
After that, they can rebuild or remake the GOP to their hearts content.

We Dems only need to follow Mayas instructions


The current Republicans have shown us.
They do not believe in Democracy.
They can not be negotiated with.
They must be driven out of office.

Why is Steve Schmidt no longer on MSNBC?

I used to really enjoy him especially on Nicolle Wallace’s show.

Political Journalist Robert Costa leaves TV gigs to write book.

I had wondered why he was never on Morning Joe anymore.
Always thought he leaned right but was basically a straight shooter.


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