Yay, Joe Sen. Manchin … but Let’s Keep Things in Perspective

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Surge Summary: Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is voting “No” on HR 1 – thus putting the kibosh on his party’s plans to nationalize all election laws. This doesn’t make Manchin a reliable conservative by any means – but it does make him, along with fellow Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema, courageous on this issue.  

by Gary Bauer

Manchin Hits the Brakes

Over the weekend, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia slammed the brakes on the left’s legislative juggernaut.  He announced that he will not vote for HR 1, the left’s attempt to nationalize all election laws and repeal all popular state voter ID laws.  Manchin also reiterated his opposition to eliminating or weakening the filibuster.

Here are some points that are not in the headlines.

  • There are rumors that as many as ten Senate Democrats don’t want to get rid of the filibuster, but only Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema is courageous enough to say so publicly.  The others are perfectly happy to let Manchin take all the punches, and the left is hitting him hard.  They are accusing him of supporting white supremacy.
  • While I am thankful Manchin is taking these stands, he has supported virtually everything else that Chuck Schumer has put on the Senate floor.  Manchin even voted to confirm extremist Kristen Clarke.
  • The liberal media loves bipartisanship whenever Republicans are in charge.  When a John McCain or a Mitt Romney breaks ranks, he’s a hero.  But when it’s Joe Manchin playing the McCain/Romney role, the liberal media attack him.  That just proves that all the talk about bipartisanship is really just about thwarting conservatives.

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Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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