Sen. Joe Manchin blasts Bernie Sanders as ‘out-of-stater socialist’ in response to op-ed

On Friday, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., used his Twitter account to respond to an op-ed Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., got published in Manchin’s home state that accused the senator of standing in the way of the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act.

“This isn’t the first time an out-of-stater has tried to tell West Virginians what is best for them despite having no relationship to our state,” Manchin wrote on Twitter.

He continued: “Millions of jobs are open, supply chains are strained and unavoidable inflation taxes are draining workers’ hard-earned wages as the price of gasoline and groceries continues to climb. Senator Sanders’ answer is to throw more money on an already overheated economy while 52 other Senators have grave concerns about this approach. To be clear, again, Congress should proceed with caution on any additional spending and I will not vote for a reckless expansion of government programs. No op-ed from a self-declared Independent socialist is going to change that.”

Earlier on Friday, the Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia published an opinion piece by Sanders titled “Let’s stand together to protect working families,” which supported the reconciliation bill.

“The political problem we face is that in a 50-50 Senate we need every Democratic senator to vote ‘yes.’ We now have only 48. Two Democratic senators remain in opposition, including Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.,” Sanders wrote.

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8 thoughts on “Sen. Joe Manchin blasts Bernie Sanders as ‘out-of-stater socialist’ in response to op-ed

  1. As usual what Bernie says is the exact opposite of what will happen because he lies non-stop. The policies you are attempting to enact Bernie, will benefit the elite few and be disastrous for “working families”. But we all know YOU, Bernie, will be one of the few who will make out great.
    He wants to do to the US what he’s done to Vermont. Ruined our legacy of hard working, independent people who’s governor initially TURNED DOWN federal dollars in 1927 after Vermont’s worst flood ever and stated: “Vermonters take care of themselves.” And what does this idiot out-of-stater do? Spread his socialist lies and turned Vermont in to a giant empty baby bottle sucking off the federal government. A welfare state. I can’t stand him. Good bye Vermont Legacy! Good for you Manchin for calling him out.

  2. What’s at stake and really going on with this legislation – permanent installation of Communist state-sponsored capitalism run by oligarchs – an alliance complete with totalitarian government dictatorial running of elections. We will all be equalized Russian serfs who own nothing.

    Antifa thugs, drug cartels and taliban terrorists enforcing their takeover of US.

    Make no mistake – Hussein is are running the shadow government and allowing China to dictate the terms:

  3. Heck the Marxist is a out of stater in Vermont and his ideology is antithetical to the federal Constitution and it’s promise of a Republican form of government, of course 98 % of Commiecrats agree with the Marxist buffoon representing Vermont thankfully not Sen. Manchin.

  4. Vermont’s Socialist Senator, Vermont’s barking buffoon is great at spewing his Holy Grail
    ” aspiration ” spending agenda, as he knows this is his last socialist push to turn the country
    into a socialist/communist utopia !!!

    All Senator Manchin has to do is tell Sanders let’s compare the financial condition of our
    states, cost of living, taxes, jobs, and the economy, VT’s buffoon won’t have an answer,
    but his hands will be flailing………

    I wish Bernie was ” Back In The USSR ” permanently, Vermont deserves better.

  5. Sanders is a life-long, extremist Communist/Socialist, who celebrated his honeymoon in the USSR, before the iron curtain came down.
    He is trying to give the federal government complete CENTRALIZED COMMAND/CONTROL over the economy and your lives.

    His $3.5 TRILLION SOCIALIST boondoggle (it was $6.0 TRILLION), does not have a snowball chance in hell, and he knows it.

    Bernie’s “lifelong “fight” is all about centralized command/control of all phases of our lives, while the “politically unfavored/despicables” are mandated to toil to meet the increasingly nutty GWSA-like mandates of Dem/Progs.

    Senator Manchin appears to be the only sane Democrat in the Senate
    He has said, on numerous occasions, to Sanders, and to the President, and to others, he would consider $1.5 TRILLION, WHICH STILL WOULD BE AN OUTRAGEOUS BOONDOGGLE.

    Would Bernies $3.5 TRILLION is an initial down payment, covering may be 5 to 10 years, of many decades of CLIMATE FIGHTING, i.e., tilting at wind mills?

    Oh, no, no, no!

    The real purpose is to increase existing government programs, and to create NEW government programs to REMAKE the US into a CENTRALLY MANAGED, COMMAND/CONTROL SOCIALIST entity, with just-walk-in open borders, as Bernie has been striving for all his life.

    Dem/Progs will be running the existing and new government programs, which will provide career opportunities for many “Dem/Progs-in-Government”.

    BTW, Republicans are too busy running the private sector, to bother with running government programs.

    Dem/Progs will be spreading themselves throughout all departments of government, federal, state and local, including election centers that count the votes to achieve whatever outcome they like.

    The Republican Party would be toast, if Pelosi’s TOTAL-CONTROL Election bill were to become FEDERAL law.
    The Dem/Prog swamp would rule SUPREME; Kings of the Universe

    Dislodging CAREER Dem/Progs, en masse, would be nearly impossible, because they made laws to prohibit it.

    The government programs, including open borders, will be used to bribe the denizens of Dem/Prog-controlled cities to vote Dem/Prog forever.

    “Global warming fighting” has nothing to do with reducing the world temperature, because mankind’s very puny efforts would completely pale compared to the daily energy input from the sun.

    When Manchin insisted on cutting the $3.5 Trillion to $1.5 Trillion, Dem/Progs immediately took out the $150 billion subsidy give-away to the US electrical sector to reduce CO2. However, Bernie’s social programs stayed in. The message is to hell with global warming!!

    The population of Vermont, or all of New England, or all of the US, could completely disappear, and it would not make one iota of difference regarding the world’s climate, or climate change, because developing countries, with 65% of the world’s population, would go on INCREASING THEIR CO2 for decades, completely offsetting all CO2 reduction efforts of all others, as agreed in Paris 5 years ago.


    Totally ineffective John Kerry flies his private jets worldwide, spewing CO2, while playing the role of climate TSAR.
    China folks laugh at him, and ignore him.

    Bernie refuses to fly, except first class, or on borrowed private planes to collect his lucrative speaking fees (aka bribes) to fatten his tax-free “Foundation”, as do the Clintons, who detest other folks, and call them: “trailer trash and despicables”.

    Life is already great for ELITE Dem/Progs (with Obama in a $15 million compound and Bernie with 3 houses), and is about to get even better, unless their wings are clipped.

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