Marmel: Spineless Democrats Already Folding
The new Senate is months away, and yet Democrats are already folding like cheap lawn chairs, observes Steve Marmel. West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says he in no way wants to get in the way of Republicans. And Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill wants you to know how ready she is not to play politics.
When asked about the prospects that his party would block the GOP agenda for the next two years, Manchin didn’t mince words: “That’s bullsh—. … I’m not going to put up with that.”
Others are saying they’re not afraid to defect on key issues.
“Our caucus needs to take a hard look at the way we do things and make sure we are putting the policy issues first before politics,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who spoke with McConnell and Reid after last week’s elections. “The habit we got into in doing nothing, no one was happy with that. I hope that we never go back to that.”
As calls for impeachment rise, you’re ready to… what… not get in the way?
So NO. This does not please me or fill me with hope. GET A SPINE.
What your caucus needs to do is HOLD THE LINE against aggressive, terrible dominionistic, tea party insanity. You are expected to use every parliamentary procedure you have to gum up the works on anything horrible.
If people like Joni Ernst or Ted Cruz or Mike Lee have an idea, it should be the most difficult thing in the world for it to see the light of day. I want to see the veins in their heads explode with frustration as they can’t get it done.[su_csky_ad]