Speaking of communism and Senators from New England, Bernie Sanders is very ticked at Sen. Joe Manchin for not going along with the massive “Build Back Better” spending bill. Sanders called Manchin “arrogant” for blocking what 48 other Senate Democrats want to do (never mind that the vast majority of his West Virginia constituents oppose the bill.)
Okay, let’s unpack that. First of all, 48 Senators isn’t a majority of the Senate. Even if Manchin caved, Kyrsten Sinema still opposes it, so that would make it 49…which is STILL a minority. Even if they had 50 votes, forcing massive spending and transformative government changes onto an unwilling public via a phony “budget reconciliation” bill that passes by one tie-breaking vote is pure arrogance.
But as Kennedy pointed out on Fox News’ “The Five,” Bernie’s beloved socialism itself is the epitome of arrogance. It’s the belief that you have the right to take other people’s money and property on grounds that you can spend and use it better than they can, and they should be grateful to you for it.
Of course, we shouldn’t be surprised because Bernie is the poster child for arrogance. He’s never held a successful private sector job in his life, yet he’s convinced that he knows more about running the US economy and every business and industry in America than the people who actually founded and run them. If his ego were any more inflated, he could finally get a successful private sector job as a Macy’s Parade balloon.
Related: Bernie first tasted the sweet life of getting rich in socialist politics when he landed his first elected position as mayor of Burlington, Vermont. Those folks apparently didn’t learn their lesson, because they bought into the “defund the police” idiocy. And even in a town like Burlington, it’s had predictable results.
UPDATE: Manchin announced on Fox News this morning that he will not vote for BBB.