Even though we’d prefer if they were conservative, I feel like we’ve all learned to respect the Democrats that at least try to employ common sense and care about the American people.
A great example of this is Joe Manchin from West Virginia.
For a while, Democrats HATED him. All Democrats, because they were told by their leaders to do so.
However, in retrospect, Joe Manchin was correct the entire time.
Even liberals are being forced to admit it now.
Take New York Times columnist David Brooks, who recently admitted that the Manchin may have done Democrats a favor by blocking Biden’s “Build Back Better” baloney.
“So, I’m going to do something that’s never been done in a major American TV studio, which is praise Joe Manchin. I went back and looked at some of the news stories from a year ago, and Joe Manchin was warning about inflation back then. And there were all these stories…economists dismiss Manchin inflation fears. Well, he turned out to be 100% right. And, frankly, a lot of us, including me, but all the other Democrats, turned out to be 100% wrong. And you could argue that Joe Manchin stopping the big Build Back Better bill, which was trillions of dollars, if we had poured that additional trillions of dollars into the economy, a lot of it unfunded, then inflation would be truly terrible. And so, you could argue Joe Manchin saved the country and the Democratic Party a very bad policy disaster. And so, I think he deserves some credit for being right about that and for being super attuned to the inflation fears, which are the number one issue in the country right now.”
“The one part I’ll disagree with him is just because there’s inflation doesn’t mean you can’t have government policy,” Brooks concluded. “And so, if you pay for — if you take some money out of the economy through taxes, and then pay for it — for climate change legislation, it’s not necessarily inflationary. But some of the people who are now bashing him should be thanking him for some of the things he did earlier to warn us about this and to forestall worse inflation.”
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