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Democrat Joe Biden had a horrible, no good, very bad day on Thursday, which some political watchers are saying is the end of his very long political career. Biden lost on several essential fronts for the Democrat party on Thursday in a string of significant rebukes to his agenda and to his leadership.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) delivered the devastating news to the Democrats that Biden was unable to reach a deal with him for his vote to secure their dreams of killing the Senate “filibuster” and seizing power on the fantasy legislation for 2022.
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) posted his thoughts about Biden’s Democrat Voting Rights Bill, which was the primary motivation for the Dems to end the filibuster procedure: “Schumer and Biden talk a lot about voting rights, but they never describe what the bill actually does. That’s because the bill gives taxpayer funding to campaigns, mandates ballot harvesting, and abolishes voter-ID laws. This isn’t voting rights. It’s an election takeover.”
Manchin told the media on Thursday, “I will not vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster and tear down the only fence against the tyranny of the majority,” which was a consistent message from Manchin.
Shocking Democrats for not towing the company line to hand them their most incredible power grab yet- Manchin is seen as a hero to everyone but the left.
Biden reportedly made a personal plea to Manchin this week, after Biden gave a speech in Atlanta, Georgia trying to rally people for utopian federal voting legislation that the Democrats desperately need in order to win major races in the future.
Manchin’s announcement was seen as a devastating blow that capped off a horrifying 48 hours for the Biden administration.
Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) also made it clear she would not support Biden’s call to kill the filibuster in order to pass the legislation, which was met with severe frustration by the Democrats, who turned to social media to mock the two Democrat Senators.
In a daring move, Simena gave a 19-minute speech on the Senate floor before Biden came to meet with Democrats in the Capitol, humiliating Biden, and essentially killing efforts to pass the legislation.
Sinema Delivers Senate Floor Remarks on Voting Rights, America's Divisions, and the U.S. Senate https://t.co/72zAFWDPjO
— Kyrsten Sinema (@SenatorSinema) January 13, 2022
Biden tried to regroup and spoke casually trying to regain support, talking about his very long career in the Senate himself. Biden told senators he couldn’t remember a time in U.S. history where a party had been so enthralled to one person as the GOP is to former President Donald Trump, almost proving that the entire play of the filibuster and Voting rights grab- was to prevent Trump from gaining any leverage in DC with Trump supporters.
Sinema was clear during her speech that while she supports voting and election reform bills, she “will not support separate actions that worsen the underlying disease of division infecting our country.”
Many Democrats declined to comment on Sinema’s prebuttal to Biden, who viewed the speech as rude to Biden. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) observed: “The timing is interesting.”
On Thursday, Supreme Court struck down Biden’s testing-or-vaccine mandate for businesses with over 1,000 employees- ending his long day from Hell.