Liberal media critics are losing it after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) told Fox News Sunday he was a “no” on President Biden’s Build Back Better plan.
The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin claimed it was the end of Biden’s presidency.
“If Manchin is no on both BBB and voting, Biden is done,” Rubin tweeted. “Democracy is hanging by a thread. Hard to think of anyone more destructive.”
MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan had similar comments.
“What’s worse – that Manchin is killing the Biden legislative agenda, and perhaps the future of American democracy too,” Hasan said, “or that he wasted most of this year dragging this whole thing out to do it and wasted half of the time that Dems control Congress and the White House.”
The Daily Beast’s Wajahat Ali claimed Manchin is owned by corporate greed and lobbyists.
“Entire nation of more than 330 million hijacked & screwed by corporate greed & lobbyists who own a man whose represents a state of 1.8 million people,” Ali said. “I hope all of this reflects the need for massive structural reform and change. In its absence we’re a shell of a democracy.”
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell said “A ‘healthy democracy’ would not have a Senate with 2 per state. (Or an Electoral College.)”
MSNBC’s Joy Reid accused Manchin of “right wing oligarchic ideology” in a series of tweets.
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