The country, but especially its political class, is divided sharply as if on the eve of civil war. The so-called Republican senators are united in their opposition to any government measures to diminish the consumption (perpetual burning) of fossil fuels, prime causes of climate chaos.
Source: America’s Climate Emergency – CounterPunch.org
“Manchin has lost the coal miners with this latest betrayal,” said one labor reporter.
Source: Coal miners union rebukes Manchin for effort to kill Build Back Better
Joe Manchin’s blocking of the Build Back Better Act is maddening. But it was only possible because we live under a deeply undemocratic political system and are stuck with a Democratic Party still dominated by corporate interests.
Source: The Problem With Joe Manchin Is the Problem of American Democracy
One analyst warned the West Virginia Democrat’s obstruction of his party’s legislative agenda “puts the economic recovery at some risk.”
Source: Manchin Under Fire for Blowing Potential $60 Billion Hole in US Economy During Pandemic
Ocasio-Cortez has become the new Cassandra of Troy, foreseeing Manchin’s betrayal as Democrats did nothing to stop it.
Source: AOC Warned About Manchin’s Betrayal. Democratic Leaders Chose to Ridicule Her.