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Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) remains the biggest stone in the shoe of President Joe Biden’s radical agenda with the current configuration of the Senate and the absolute majority in the House of Representatives. Fortunately for Americans, however, there is Joe Manchin, the last honorable Democrat, one of the few in that party who respects the Founding principles of this great nation, and who despite criticism by other members of his party, stands like an oak tree listening only to reason.
Last week, Manchin opposed a radical new bill pushed by Biden, which was supposedly intended to “combat climate change” and raise taxes on the nation’s businesses. Democrats were desperate to try to pass this legislation as soon as possible in light of all the polls indicating that they will lose their congressional majority next November.
Biden’s only government plan has been spending without taking into account the country’s finances at all. As a result, we have the highest inflation in over forty years, which is already close to double-digit, and if it were not for Manchin, that barrier would have been crossed long ago.
So far in his administration, the senator for West Virginia has turned his back on Biden and his own party on several bills: the For the People Act and Build Back Better were some of the initiatives that Manchin dismissed as extremely partisan, radical, and unsustainable. In addition to these pieces of legislation, the president’s climate bill would have cost Americans $300 billion in subsidies for solar and wind energy, and electric cars. This means that what separates us from bankruptcy today in the name of the “climate emergency” is only Joe Manchin’s well-balanced brain.
Democrats continue to try to persuade Americans and the world’s population that the planet is going to go extinct if they do not spend hundreds of billions of dollars to replace fossil energy sources with green energy. Yet, they ignore nuclear power, turn their backs on science, and are unable to come up with any plan that sounds halfway coherent and self-sustaining.
The Europeans fell into the trap of environmentalism and the green lobby, destroyed their energy sources, and to replace them they had to kneel before the tyrant Vladimir Putin, what happened next, everyone knows: Russia is preparing to take over half of Europe, Ukraine is just the beginning.
Basically, the Europeans surrendered their sovereignty to a psychopath sleeping on a nuclear arsenal, and Biden and the Democrats want to lead the Americans to do exactly the same.
If you look at the whole movie, Joe Manchin in this year and a half not only saved Americans billions of dollars but in turn managed to preserve sanity at a party gone mad and a disoriented country, as well as allow the country’s energy sources to be halfway maintained, while a new captain arrives at the ship who can turn the rudder around in the midst of this wreck.
I don’t know whether Joe Manchin will ever get to be captain of the ship, but what no one can doubt is that he is an excellent sailor in the service of the nation, has put sanity and rationalism above partisan agendas, and has given Americans some breathing room in the midst of the debacle called “Joe Biden”.
When we look back through history, few politicians deserve any praise, and if I look at my personal history, I think this is the first time I have ever dedicated a few words to a politician from the opposing side, but Manchin deserves it, because of his courage to fight the foolishness of his party, America has a future.
The ship, despite the thunder and floods, will stay afloat, and that is cause for celebration in view of the fact that for the last year and a half the person who has been steering it has frequently forgotten what his name is, what his position is, and sometimes he gets confused and says he has cancer.
Emmanuel Rincón is a lawyer, writer, novelist and essayist. He has won several international literary awards. He is Editor-at-large at El American // Emmanuel Rincón es abogado, escritor, novelista y ensayista. Ganador de diversos premios literarios internacionales. Es editor-at-large en El American