When you need to see that 2021 has been an incredibly strange time, look no further than Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and his remarks about Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). Who would have thought a Republican would be congratulating a Democrat for being the driving force to keep the left alive. While there is a need for the whole ‘good vs evil’ complex, this is a new thing altogether.
While speaking with Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures (SMF), Sen. Cramer spoke very candidly about the state of the government, and he minced no words either. “I don’t think there’s any question, Larry, that in the back of Chuck Schumer’s mind, with every move he makes, every vote he calls, he’s thinking about AOC and the possibility that she will run against him in a Democratic primary in New York. I do think that’s one of those pressure points I talked about earlier. Now, in addition to that, of course, he’s got a White House that’s tugging at him. He’s got Speaker Pelosi that’s pulling. They’re all — they’re all responding to those very same pressure points.”
He’s not wrong at all here. AOC is certainly eyeing up Sen. Schumer’s position in the Senate and hoping he moves up to replace Nany Pelosi in the Democratic hierarchy. Yet as she looks to jockey on up, she needs to realize she hasn’t done enough to have earned that position, and that may very well be her undoing.
People like Sen. Manchin and others have worked their fingers to the bone for this country, and she won’t be jumping unopposed. Mind you, her already being a NY Rep. is a huge impact as if she takes his position in the Senate, she kills his hierarchy position, too. This self-division in the idea of needing more progressive politics is absolutely mind-boggling.
Sen. Cramer gave SMF the details of what might be saving the Democratic party from certain self-destruction, and it’s something many would never have been able to expect. “But it is — in my mind, what’s the — such a great tragedy about is that a once-great Democratic Party has become this bizarre socialist agenda, where they seem to be putting all the chips on the table this year while they have control of the House, the Senate, and the White House. And thank God for Joe Manchin and others like him, but especially Joe Manchin, who is trying to save America and in the process may very well save the Democratic Party.”
The idea that more people understand that Sen. Manchin is trying to save America by opposing the Build Back Better (BBB) bill is shocking. They have been calling for him to be drawn and quartered, as well as Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) in response to their outspoken opposition to BBB. These two patriots see the usefulness in keeping the country around for a long time and see the real need for people over party. Yet so many Democrats continue to ignore this idea.
With the progressive politics putting the Democrats on a course for self-destruction, it is only a matter of time until we see the party fizzle out and become more useless than it has become since Biden took office. This change is not what the Democrats thought they were getting when they pushed him into office. They expected a good leader who knew what he was doing. He looked like exactly what they wanted when he was with Obama, but it turns out they only seemed to like his policies and ideas when Obama shined them up first. Left to his own devices, Biden turns the party against itself.