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Condescending liberals are still experiencing political PTSD after U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WVA.) announced that he is a no vote on the massive Biden administration spending spree known as the Build Back Better plan.
Case in point: Joy Reid, MSNBC’s resident conspiracy theorist and COVID alarmist, the Harvard University graduate that Tucker Carlson has dubbed “the race lady” and Jason Whitlock has renamed Racial Maddow.
Manchin has said of BBB that “if I can’t go home and explain it to the people of West Virginia, I can’t vote for it,” particularly underscoring the already-soaring, rampant inflation that is harming his constituents.
Manchin says he ‘cannot vote’ for Build Back Better, potentially killing Biden’s massive spending bill https://t.co/ibZs7IleR0
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) December 19, 2021
Reid took to Twitter with another apparent conspiracy theory, which also contained a not-so-veiled reference to GOP Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul of Kentucky in addition to Manchin.
“Anybody ever wonder: how can West Virginia and Kentucky have such powerful United States Senators repping them yet be so overwhelmingly poor? Somebody’s getting that money, and it ain’t ordinary West Virginians and Kentuckians… just a thought…”
Anybody ever wonder: how can West Virginia and Kentucky have such powerful United States Senators repping them yet be so overwhelmingly poor? Somebody’s getting that money, and it ain’t ordinary West Virginians and Kentuckians… just a thought… pic.twitter.com/T7stjm1WY6
— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) December 21, 2021
Obviously, poverty (and other social ills) is also in many jurisdictions controlled by Democrats, including those blue enclaves within red states.
Handler followed Reid’s take with this brilliance:
Congrats to Joe Manchin for competing to be more hated than omicron this holiday season.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) December 20, 2021
According to the Heritage Foundation, the conservative think tank that has also faced criticism from the populist right as well as the left, “the Biden administration’s top legislative priority—the so-called Build Back Better plan—is a $3.5 trillion patchwork of taxes, mandates, job-killing regulations, and social welfare entitlements that will only exacerbate the supply-side issues plaguing the economy.”
Manchin could, perhaps, change his mind, especially if the Democrats revise/downsize their proposal to his liking, although common sense suggests that more budgetary smoke and mirrors would be involved to make that happen. The bill won’t come up for a vote in Congress until January 2022 at the earliest.
Separately, pop diva Bette Midler had to apologize for metaphorically singing from the anti-West Virginia chorus after commenting negatively on Twitter about Manchin’s decision.
Social media users are calling out the “ReidOut” host for her “thought.” Here is a sampling:
Define POOR, Joy.
Those people are richer in spirit than you’ll ever be. They will drop everything to come to the aid of strangers.
Keep judging and let us know how it all works out in the end for you.
— Sandy 〽️ (@RightGlockMom) December 21, 2021
Are you suggesting that a state’s political power in the Senate should equate to more money for its citizens? Are you really this dumb, or are you hoping your gullible base is?
— Brian O’Kelley – Merry Christmas! (@BrianOKelley1) December 21, 2021
Tell me you don’t understand that 51>49 without telling me you don’t understand that 51>49.
— Kevin Dalton (@NextLAMayor) December 21, 2021
Same for WV. pic.twitter.com/t3D523RB0B
— Omicron Prime 🗽 (@Armyfool1) December 21, 2021
Uh… now do Baltimore… Detroit…
— Bunker Buster (@MarineVet6541) December 21, 2021
I love the way you completely ignore the other 50 senators who voted with Manchin.
— Rocket Bunny 🚀 (@RocketBunnyX1) December 21, 2021
I think we’ve discovered a new densest element to put on the Periodic Table – JoyReidium
— Liberty ＞ Life (@StpeterPadilla) December 21, 2021
Not to be outdone, Handler offered her take that the senator was possibly less popular than the latest COVID-19 variant. “Congrats to Joe Manchin for competing to be more hated than omicron this holiday season,” she wrote on Twitter.
It did not go well for her either, however.
He did exactly what was agreed with Schumer 5 months ago. Cry more pic.twitter.com/l7plDHACuZ
— Mostly peaceful myocarditis (@C0nservatlve) December 20, 2021
He may have saved America from digging a deeper hole that our kids kids will have to pay for!
— steve robinson (@robinson_photo) December 21, 2021
Hated for doing the right thing. Unbelievable.
— Brian Karl (@autopaintguy) December 20, 2021
Amazing how quickly today’s society runs to “hate” when they disagree with someone politically.
— Independent thought (@Indepen77747991) December 21, 2021
He’s doing what his constituents in conservative WV want, not what uneducated, self-important, hypocritical, out-of-touch, entertainers living in crazy California want.
— Dave on the Right (@The_Jedi_Right) December 21, 2021
His constituents like him and that’s the job. Not pleasing wealthy celebrities
— Jon (@Mayo_is_spicy_) December 21, 2021
You are clueless. How abt you read the bill then come on twitter?
— Fadde (@fadde) December 21, 2021
If celebrities hate someone, the person they hate is probably for the people
— J.Garcia (@fireasstacos) December 21, 2021
He’s already more hated than omicron; liberals LOVE the virus.
— Pat Dixon (@patdixon) December 21, 2021