Manchin got Republicans to admit to the ‘big lie.’ Democrats should celebrate.

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from The Washington Post,

Manchin has become the bane of progressives’ existence. For lots of reasons.

He balked at raising the federal minimum wage to $15 or hiking the corporate tax rate to 28 percent. He opposes the For the People Act, his party’s sweeping elections reform bill, because it lacks bipartisan support. Most consequentially, he refuses to nuke the filibuster and bristles at passing more legislation through reconciliation, arguing that major bills such as a proposed infrastructure package should have Republican buy in. Which of course gives Senate Republicans — whose leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is “100 percent” focused on blocking the Biden agenda — a de facto veto over the Biden agenda.

Credit where due to Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.): The media seems to have missed it, but last week he got Republicans to admit to the “big lie.” Whatever his Democratic colleagues’ other beefs with him, they should celebrate this achievement.

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