Hey Bernie, go f-ck yourself!
Nobody likes a whiner! Joe answers to the voters of W Virginia not you jackass.
Bernie Sanders Is Upset
The Vermont socialist blames Joe Manchin for the failure of his inflationary agenda.
By The Editorial BoardFollow
July 17, 2022 6:30 pm ET
Bernie Sanders couldn’t hold back his frustration. The Vermont Socialist unloaded on Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday as the reason for the defeat of his socialist agenda on Capitol Hill. “He has sabotaged the President’s agenda,” Mr. Sanders said on ABC’s This Week.
“The problem was that we continued to talk to Manchin like he was serious. He was not,” Mr. Sanders added. “This is a guy who’s a major recipient of fossil-fuel money, a guy who has received campaign contributions from 25 Republican billionaires.”
That’s always the excuse when the left’s agenda dies—someone was bought off by the rich. Only Bernie and fellow progressives are pure of heart and mind. He also said that Mr. Manchin doesn’t really represent the people of West Virginia. Never mind that the polls show overwhelming support in the Mountain State for Mr. Manchin’s opposition to the Build Back Better agenda.
While Mr. Manchin makes a convenient foil, Mr. Sanders knows that more than a few House and Senate Democrats are also quietly delighted that Mr. Manchin seems to have killed a giant tax increase less than four months before the November election. Their re-election will be tough enough already with 9.1% inflation caused in part by the Sanders agenda weighing down Democrats in the polls.
The political reality, which Mr. Sanders and the White House won’t admit, is that their progressive ambitions exceeded their electoral mandate. They wanted to transform the U.S. economy and vastly expand the size and scope of government with the narrowest House and Senate majorities in decades.
Mr. Sanders and the left hoped they could steamroll Mr. Manchin and Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. The left came close, but in the end the dissenters saved their party and the country from a future of fiscal, energy and social-welfare decline.