‘Complete bullsh*t’: Squad raging mad, WH in denial after Manchin says he’s a ‘no’ on Build Back Better

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Far-left congressional Democrats are raging mad over West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s climactic announcement Sunday morning that he will NOT vote for President Joe Biden’s exorbitant “Build Back Better” plan.

In response to his announcement, they’ve been excoriating him on TV and social media for his so-called “bullshit” and allegedly bad faith negotiations.

“Let’s be clear: Manchin’s excuse is bullshit. The people of West Virginia would directly benefit from childcare, pre-Medicare expansion, and long term care, just like Minnesotans,” far-left Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted.

“This is exactly what we warned would happen if we separated Build Back Better from infrastructure,” she added, referencing the “bipartisan” infrastructure deal that was passed earlier this fall after “progressives” caved to the “moderates.”


She repeated some of this refrain during an appearance on MSNBC.

“We all knew that Senator Manchin couldn’t be trusted. The excuses that he just made, I think, are complete bullshit,” she said.


Meanwhile on CNN, Rep. Ayanna Pressley accused Manchin of having negotiated  in bad faith and claimed he’s belying the will of the people.

“He has continued to move the goalposts, he has never negotiated in good faith and he is obstructing the president’s agenda, 85 percent of which is still left on the table. And in obstructing the president’s agenda, he is obstructing the people’s agenda,” she said.

To be clear, a recent NPR/Marist poll found that only a 41 percent plurality of voters support the legislation. A combined 59 percent either oppose it or remain uncertain.

Notice also how she made it sound as if Manchin is single-handedly holding up the president’s agenda. This is a talking point that’s frequently heard from the left:

To be clear, the agenda is being blocked by 51 senators total.

Pressley also addressed Manchin’s complaint that the bill is too “mammoth” in size.

“It’s a mammoth bill to address mammoth hurt. To lower the cost of elder care, child care, prescription drug costs. The child tax credit, which is so critical in combating child poverty,” she said.

According to the People’s Policy Project, a left-wing think tank, the child tax credit as designed by BBB would in fact skyrocket child care costs. This wouldn’t affect those eligible for the credit, but it would drastically make life significantly harder for every other family.

“Families with incomes below these levels will receive subsidies that ensure they don’t have to pay the increased costs that will result from the increased child care demand and the wage, quality, and credential mandates contained in the legislation. Families with incomes above these levels will have to pay the full child care price, which will be massively higher than it was before,” the think tank notes.

The rest of Pressley’s comments continued in a similar vein, with her tossing out dubious talking points that were detached from reality.

Her colleagues were doing the same on Twitter, with far-left New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman — who’s so radical that he considers standardized testing to be a “pillar of systemic racism” — leading the brigade.


As for the White House, it appears to be in a state of denial.

“Senator Manchin’s comments this morning on FOX are at odds with his discussions this week with the President, with White House staff, and with his own public utterances,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki reportedly said.

“If his comments on FOX and written statement indicate an end to that effort, they represent a sudden and inexplicable reversal in his position, and a breach of his commitments to the President and the Senator’s colleagues in the House and Senate.”

She forgot to mention Manchin’s commitment to his constituents in West Virginia, a red state where the majority of citizens oppose BBB


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