Whether we like it or not, today’s political world is a tit-for-tat situation.
When Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) sold out Republicans on the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), it was the last straw.
Now he needs them to get something passed, and he is upset they are all turning their back on him.
Didn’t See This Coming
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is fighting Manchin’s permitting reform that is attached to the budgeting deal to prevent a government shutdown.
This being a fossil fuel issue, Manchin figured he could upset a few Democrats because he would get overwhelming Republican support.
That, however, is not the case.
Senator McConnell (R-KY) has already pushed back on the legislation, which means it is unlikely to beat the filibuster or even have enough votes to use reconciliation.
When Manchin sold out, again, to reconciliation on the IRA bill, he cooked his own goose, yet he is baffled as to why that is happening.
He stated, "You have to be strong with your fossil [fuel production].
“You have to be energy independent if you want to be secured and if you want to be the superpower of the world, we can walk and chew gum.
“We can invest in the technology for the future, making sure we have the energy we need today.
“So I never did think I'd have Bernie and some of the extreme far left."
He later added, "What I didn't expect is that Mitch McConnell, my Republican friends would be signing up with Bernie or trying to get the same outcome by not passing permitting reform."
This has nothing to do with the bill and everything to do with you, Senator Manchin.
You are a fraud, and the right is finally sick and tired of your games.
Right or wrong, this is a message you better listen to before making another promise.
Source: Fox News