Politics McConnell: I’m a Manchin fan

01:35  01 december  2021
01:35  01 december  2021 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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McConnell actually brought a ton of entertainment value to the stream. This is me genuinely reaching out to him as a fan of him and Asmongold. His banter, his unpredictability on wether he was gonna agree with asmon or completely roast him in certain situations, his random mood swings (yes I know they are probably exaggerated for comedy), and his interactions with chat. It was posted the day before he took a break, and he was checking stuff from the last week. Asked on stream and he said "just repost it". I ' m deleting the original post since I don't want to look like I ' m farming karma or anything.

Polio survivor Mitch McConnell declared himself a “big fan ” of vaccinations Tuesday but declined to endorse mandating the practice, as several prominent Republicans face controversy over their positions on child vaccines. Broad vaccination efforts helped the United States eradicate polio more than 30 years ago, though McConnell was afflicted with the disease when he was “As a victim of polio myself I ’ m a big fan of vaccinations. And if I were a parent who had a child who might be subject to getting any particular disease I would come down on the side of vaccinations,” McConnell told reporters.

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has grown increasingly fond of the Senate’s most centrist Democrat, West Virginia’s Joe Manchin, who is about the only person capable of blocking passage of President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar social welfare and green energy legislation, known as "Build Back Better."

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“I admire Sen. Manchin,” McConnell said. “He's in a really challenging position in a party that is dominated by East Coast elitism views of what America ought to look like. I pull for him every day, I pray for him every night.”

McConnell, who represents neighboring Kentucky, met privately with Manchin on Tuesday to discuss the Senate agenda, particularly energy policy, which plays a pivotal part in the Build Back Better bill.

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Thanks to trump, many of McConnells "power moves" have had to be done on a public stage instead of quietly. Like the supreme court appointment, I imagine adding poison pills to stand alone bills is going to be something more people pay attention to in the future than they previously had, which is bad for Though I ' m not entirely convinced he even wants to win GA. I feel like he feels confident in his judicial appointments to challenge laws passed by a blue Senate, house, and white house and if the GOP loses GA, he and the republican machine can attempt to spin it as all trumps fault which might allow

You are correct, polling is looking awful, this is not a “new” conscience for Mitch. Ideally he sees his party fracturing (probably not, but I ’ m pessimistic) either way, I’ll enjoy the popcorn. The amount of bad press this freshman congresswoman has had is a little ridiculous on one hand, but accurate on the other. It's not only the polling, it's the big contributors. Home Depot, one of the most reliable republican donors announced they were suspending campaign contributions to any politician who questioned the results of the election. I guarantee that McConnell got the message loud and clear.

Manchin is against anti-fossil fuel provisions in the legislation, including a methane fee opposed by the natural gas industry.

Manchin told reporters following the 40-minute meeting that the two lawmakers “talked a lot about the area we represent, Kentucky and West Virginia, on some issues we all agree on. Energy is one of them.”

Republicans unanimously oppose Build Back Better and are hoping Manchin or fellow centrist Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona will block the bill.

The plan would create a broad array of government programs and subsidies, none of them accompanied by a work requirement. Tax hikes would help pay for the legislation, but some of it would add to the deficit.

Republicans say the bill is economically reckless and would discourage work and raise energy prices while also driving up already-high inflation. It would cost $5 trillion rather than the hundreds of billions it would cost according to the official score, Republicans said.

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I've been hearing about how this is similar to 2008 and I ' m honestly worried. How did the situation end up like this? Will the world end up in shambles again? I ' m seeing more and more threads pop up daily about this but I have no context to really understand what's happening other than Evergrande will default and this will be bad. This is showing up on my feed. I thought Trump and McConnell were on the same side.

McConnell : “ I ’ m not a great fan of daily tweets,” but I ’ m a fan of what Trump has been doing http://cnn.it/2lCtcAl http://snpy.tv/2kGinbw.

Senate Democrats plan to pass the measure using a budgetary tactic that averts the GOP filibuster. To do so, they'll need all 50 Democrats, plus Vice President Kamala Harris to break the tie.

Manchin has not yet committed to voting for the legislation. He's worried it will drive up inflation, raise energy costs, and discourage work.

Manchin denied reports earlier this year that he's contemplating a party switch but has not hesitated to huddle with McConnell and other Republicans on occasion.

McConnell said he and Manchin had “a great discussion" on Tuesday and represent similar states.

“I enjoy Joe's company,” McConnell said. “And we both view part of our responsibility to look after what most people refer to as flyover country. And there's no question that today's Democratic Party in Washington is oriented toward the high population, coastal areas of the country. “

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Kentuckian here. I'd say her chances of unseating McConnell are extremely slim. Even though Mitch is not particularly well liked, people will still vote for him over McGrath and I really hope I ' m wrong about that. I'd love to be wrong but I don't think I am. I strongly feel that Mitch will remain senator for as People need to remember that a powerful figure like McConnell has a way of bringing money to your State. Even if you hate the politician you vote for him to bring you all the sweet, sweet federal dollars that Republicans supposedly hate. As much as I think Mitch McConnell deserves a jail cell more than

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Manchin also met with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, to discuss his concerns about the energy provision in the bill. Schumer said he wants to pass the bill by the end of the year and predicted that every Democrat, including Manchin, will vote for it.

“We've had a good meeting with Sen. Manchin today,” Schumer said. “We mainly talked about climate issues, and we're going to get this bill done with 50 Democrats before Christmas. That's our goal.”

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Joe Manchin signals he may not back Biden's social spending plan until 2022, risking an abrupt cutoff for monthly child tax credit checks .
Nearly 35 million families could lose monthly checks if the spending fight drags into next year. Final child tax credit payments go out December 15.The West Virginia Democrat is reportedly expressing skepticism to his Senate colleagues about whether they'll be able to approve pass the Build Back Better legislation this year, CNN reported. It's significant given that all 50 Senate Democrats must band together to clear the bill in the evenly divided Senate over what's likely to be unanimous GOP opposition.

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