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Friday, December 17, 2021

They stole the Senate. Now they say it sucks

On January 4, the day before the runoff election in Georgia, I wrote, "The case against a Republican Senate." I was disgusted with a party that refused to help its president and quietly aided and abetted the steal of the White House by the Democrats.

I pointed out how a Republican Senate failed to repeal Obamacare, failed to build a wall, and in general, failed to serve America. 

Democrats stole two Senate seats in Georgia the next day, which gave them control of the Senate. 

11 months later, Democrats feel the same disgust I did. They are whining that a 50-50 Senate sucks. Ha ha ha.

Politico reported, "Senate that ‘sucks’ gets a dose of reality from Biden."

Mazie Hirono of Hawaii told Politico, "A 50-50 Senate is really problematic. I’ve used the word 'sucks.' It definitely enables one or two people to hold things up. So, yes, I am frustrated."

Of course, that is not true. There are 48 Democrats, 2 independents that vote with Democrats, and 50 Republicans. Working with Republicans would get things done.

But Hirono and the rest of the socialist babies refuse to work with Republicans. 

A 50-50 Senate sucking is their choice. Their refusal to compromise on anything any time frustrates them. They stole the presidency and the Senate fair and square, so they believe they are entitled to spend America into oblivion.

This is eating them up.

CNN reported, "Anger is growing in Democratic ranks over the failure to get President Joe Biden's sweeping agenda through this year despite unified control of Congress, with their party already bracing for what could be a brutal Election Day in next November's midterms."

Remember the saying be careful what you wish for?

Add, be careful of what you steal. They say the best two days for a boat owner are the day he buys it and the day he sells it. The same could be said of the Senate if you try to power bills through without considering any opposing viewpoints.

The press is doing a terrible job of covering this story because the focus of Democrat failure is all on Joe Manchin. I am no fan of his. I never voted for the guy. But Manchin is not the problem. Democrat leadership is.

The media is trying to snuff him. In doing so, they portray him as a larger-than-life power. The Manchin they created is the Paul Bunyan of politics. If the guy's this good, why isn't he president?

AP's story, "Power of one: Manchin is singularly halting Biden’s agenda," was a Swiss cheese story in that the holes were more important than the content.

Democrats want to isolate Manchin and make him the whipping boy for what is so far a failed presidency. AP and the rest of the media are all too willing to come to the aid of the party.

The premise of the story is that the border crisis, the surrender of Afghanistan, the pandemic panic, and runaway inflation don't matter.

All that matters is the restoration of welfare -- this time for every parent -- in a monthly child credit.

AP said, "In an extraordinary display of political power in the evenly split 50-50 Senate, a single senator is about to seriously set back an entire presidential agenda."


Any president dumb enough to empower ONE senator to derail his presidency does not deserve to be president.

Which brings up the holes in the story.

The first hole is why isn't Biden working with Republicans on this proposal? If passage of this bill is so crucial, then why not drag in a Republican? Why is it so imperative to pass the legislation without one Republican?

AP never addressed that issue, instead lamely quoting Biden who said, "We will bridge our differences and advance the Build Back Better plan, even in the face of fierce Republican opposition."

Why are Republicans fierce in opposition?

How hard would it be to get one of the Republican girls -- Collins, Murkowski, and Romney -- to back this bill if it is so daggone important? 

Reporters should ask Democrats why they are not reaching out to Republicans as an alternative to wooing Manchin. The Obamanian insistence to pass a bill no Republican will back is goofy. It is obsessive. It is a dehumanization of anyone who dares oppose Obama and the Democrat Party. 

It also is lousy politics.

While there are many aspects of the bill, AP touched on only one program, the child credit that serves as Welfare 2.0, doled out by the IRS.

The story was, "Manchin’s child tax credit stance draws criticism back home."

AP quoted the usual communist suspects in West Virginia, who claimed that kids in West Virginia will starve without this bill. I thought food stamps took care of that. Given our  21.9% child obesity rate (fourth highest in the land), maybe a few missed meals are not the worst thing in the world.

The usual suspects made the usual spurious claims of reducing child poverty. These Great Society programs always make that claim but child poverty won't go away.

Left out of both AP stories on Manchin was what was his objection?

He told DC reporters this on Monday.

Fox reported, "Sen. Joe Manchin expressed fresh concern on Monday about soaring inflation after a key measure of consumer prices hit a 39-year record last week, but kept the door open to passing President Biden's sprawling social spending and climate plan."

The official inflation rate is 6.8%.

The producer price inflation rate is 9.6%, which means the official rate will be rising and likely topping 10% for the first time in decades.

And the people hardest hit are the poor.

Real journalists would have presented both sides of the story in a fair and balanced manner, allowing Rick Wilson and other West Virginia lefty loons to state their case, while also allowing Manchin to make his point about inflation.

By presenting only one side, AP admitted that the other side's case is so powerful it overwhelms the left.

My guess is Manchin will eventually cave, but I hold out hope that he will stop this nonsense. I hold out hope because I am such an optimist. I see the glass not only as half full but about to be refilled.

Maybe Republicans win back the Senate next year and repent for their sins of not supporting Trump. I don't know. They have to add one Senate seat, but I don't see any net gains on the electoral map.

In CNN's story on the 50-50 Senate, it said, "Liberals are angry that they agreed to delink the infrastructure package from the Build Back Better bill -- which they had for months insisted be passed in tandem before relenting under pressure from their leaders and Biden himself. Democrats of all stripes say they're alarmed by the actions of GOP-led states to restrict voting access, yet they don't have the votes in the Senate to overcome a Republican filibuster to enact a federal law. Other Democratic priorities, such as overhauling gun laws, have fallen by the wayside and completely off the agenda."

As long as Democrats refuse to work with Republicans, there will be no new gun laws and the like.

Maybe we should keep it 50-50 and enjoy the floor show as we realize nothing will get done. That may be the best we can hope for until we get a new president in 2024.

Should we blame Manchin or thank him? It depends on how long he holds out against the Blue Meanies.