America Has a Choice: For the People Act or Trump All Over Again

America Has a Choice

During a moment of some hope, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN’s host Dana Bash that The For the People Act (#S1) remains a viable option for the Democrats because Senator Joe Manchin shows some flexibility after discussing it with Pelosi. That seems like good news for any American who wants to liberate Congress from the lobbyists and dark money and for those who believe voting is a sacred right not to mess with at the States’ level. In reality, Manchin is playing us and he is, like the GOP, just buying time. America has a choice. Either it votes #S1 into law or deal with Trump and his cult all over again in the future.

Something that Senators Manchin and Sinema don’t seem to grasp.

Joe Manchin is playing us all for fools. The only thing that really matters to him is dark money and corporate sponsorships.

TEN SENATORS AND NOT EIGHT

Then Senator Manchin shows up for a big news conference surrounded by eight GOP Senators claiming that if parts of the bill were redacted, the GOP will join the Democrats. On her MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow caught the deception by saying that eight GOP Senators is not enough to beat the filibuster. Why then did Joe Manchin bother to engage in hopeless theatrics? Because he is trying to put an emphasis on bipartisanship when it’s the matter that he did not care about in past legislations when he voted withe the Dems without the a single GOP vote.

Joe Manchin is playing us all for fools. The only thing that really matters to him is dark money and corporate sponsorships. The man has sold his conscious and soul to the highest bidder. And damn the voting rights of everyday Americans.

Jake Johnson of Common Dreams wrote in an article:

“A dark money group funded by right-wing billionaire Charles Koch has been actively lobbying Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin to keep up his opposition to the For the People Act … Judging by Manchin’s strident Sunday op-ed vowing to vote against the For the People Act when it reaches the Senate floor later this month, the Koch-backed group’s lobbying efforts are having their intended impact.Jake Johnson
So far, it looks like Joe Manchin is holding the whole country’s voting rights hostage to his dark money whims

ONLY CORPORATE DONORS MOVE JOE MANCHIN

Of him, Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) tweeted:

“Joe Manchin isn’t moved by leaders who have spent decades organizing for civil rights. Manchin isn’t moved by the views of his constituents. Manchin isn’t moved by GOP voter suppression bills in 43 states. Because Manchin is only moved by corporate donors and their agenda.”Jamaal Bowman (D-NY)

So far, it looks like Joe Manchin is holding the whole country’s voting rights hostage to his dark money whims, and the Koch brothers are holding up America from freeing herself from their dirty grip. This image of the relationships between a politician and the wealthy people who truly control this country standardizes American politics. It gravitates all of our marginal understandings and peripheral visions into a the singularity of how this country has gone astray.

A special thank you to the Koch brothers for keeping us from strengthening our democracy, which might bring us back Donald Trump. We will never forget your service to this country.

AMERICA HAS A CHOICE

Our democracy is weak. We call it a democracy because we still don;t have a name for a democracy few oligarchs control fully. So, the American people accept it because we get to vote.

But when the relationship between the likes of Manchin and the Koch Brothers appear on the radar, we must indulge ourselves a bit by calling the spade a spade. We are, in reality, a fake democracy. One that gives us the impression the people are in control when in fact they are not.

The For The People Act would have corrected many of the fault lines in our democracy, but those who truly are masters of our politics are having none of that.

A special thank you to the Koch brothers for keeping us from strengthening our democracy, which might bring us back Donald Trump. We will never forget your service to this country.

America Has a Choice: For the People Act or Trump All Over Again

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