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Title: Donít Send Kamala Harris to Persuade Joe Manchin
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URL Source: https://www.nationalreview.com/corn ... arris-to-persuade-joe-manchin/
Published: Feb 1, 2021
Author: JIM GERAGHTY
Post Date: 2021-02-03 09:40:02 by BTP Holdings
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Comments: 2

Don’t Send Kamala Harris to Persuade Joe Manchin

By JIM GERAGHTY

February 1, 2021 10:48 AM

Vice President Kamala Harris during the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., January 20, 2021. (Greg Nash/Pool via Reuters)

The past four administrations have featured a president who was the charismatic outsider and big-picture face of the administration (Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump) and a vice president who was the more experienced Washington hand, with ties to Capitol Hill, handling the details behind the scenes (Gore, Cheney, Biden, Pence).

With Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the relationship is reversed. In fact, while Harris’s duties are likely to involve breaking a lot of ties in the coming months, there are some early indications that Harris may be a liability in negotiations with members of Congress, even with members of her own party.

After airing Thursday evening, WSAZ’s exclusive interview with Vice President Kamala Harris drew national attention.

Friday morning, the White House answered questions about the vice president’s appearance on two stations — one in Arizona, the other on WSAZ.

The interview even took U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., by surprise. Friday morning, Manchin visited one of West Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics. His visit comes just one day after the vice president spoke with WSAZ’s Amanda Barren about the proposed “American Rescue Plan” (ARP).

“I saw [the interview], I couldn’t believe it. No one called me [about it],” Manchin said. “We’re going to try to find a bipartisan pathway forward, but we need to work together. That’s not a way of working together, what was done.”

Yes, Harris was in the U.S. Senate for four years, but those years coincided with the Trump presidency, and all of the incentives for Democratic senators with presidential ambitions during those years focused on opposing the administration and its GOP Senate allies, not reaching across the aisle.

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Biden has single handedly eliminated 11,000 Union jobs by ending construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and the border wall.

Harris will be next in line if Biden's incapacities should cause the 25th Amendment to be invoked. :-/

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#1. To: BTP Holdings, 4um (#0)

Biden has single handedly eliminated 11,000 Union jobs by ending construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and the border wall.

I don't mean to be fussy, but Keystone XL was 11,000+ on its own. The ex- border wall is several thousand more.

The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. - Dr. Eldon Tyrell

Godfrey Smith: Mike, I wouldn't worry. Prosperity is just around the corner.
Mike Flaherty: Yeah, it's been there a long time. I wish I knew which corner.
My Man Godfrey (1936)

Esso  posted on  2021-02-03   10:06:54 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Esso (#1)

I don't mean to be fussy, but Keystone XL was 11,000+ on its own. The ex- border wall is several thousand more.

You are right about that. I simply had the numbers wrong. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2021-02-03   15:14:54 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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