Like many, many labor people, I was hoping for Julie Su as Secretary of Labor when Biden took office. He went with Marty Walsh instead. Walsh did a perfectly fine.
Personal Lord and Savior Manchin is a tricky personality, to say the least. He has an ego far larger than the state of West Virginia. He's not that bright either..
Our personal lord and savior doesn't think climate change is a big deal so he doesn't care if the planet burns. He can live on his yacht--perfect for a disappearing.
Our personal lord and savior can act in the way he does because what is left of the Democratic voting working class in West Virginia is pretty damn nostalgic about.
Our personal lord and savior has been as disappointing as expected. He definitely doesn't listen to Joe Biden. Or Chuck Schumer. Or any of his other colleagues. So who does.
This story about people in West Virginia trying to push Joe Manchin to the left came out in early February. It's interesting to read it now given Manchin's actions of.
When the Democrats took the deal on CHIP to end the shutdown almost immediately, I said it was a good deal and might be smart politics. Theoretically, I still agree.
We had a good discussion last night over what to do about Joe Manchin. It's worth noting in context of that conversation that the other statewide elected Democrat, Governor Jim.