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Friday, December 10, 2010

Joe Manchin's Epic Fail

The freshman Senator, Joe Manchin, needs a footnote in history.

In one of his first significant votes in the Senate, he voted down the Defense Authorization Bill yesterday.

In doing so, he voted against
-His President
-His Vice President
-His entire party in the Senate - every single one of them
-The military brass, especially including the SecDef, the JC Chairman and Vice-Chairman.
-A clear majority of the nation and a clear majority of the troops on active duty

He did not abstain. He voted "nay", although his vote alone would not have been success or failure (that belongs to the GOP, who have abused the Senate rules, roundly).

It's clear the Senate chambers cannot contain Joe Manchin's ego and self-importance.