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President Joe Biden has now selected Gayle Conelly Manchin to help run the Appalachian Regional Commission, in what many are seeing as a sign of shameless pandering on Biden’s part.

Senator Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat has quickly become one of the most powerful forces in the U.S. Senate as his support as a perceived ‘moderate’ is required in order for Democrats to pass any and all legislation.


As Fox News reports:

She’s been married for 53 years to Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a critical vote in the Senate for Biden if he wants to get any of his major legislative priorities passed.

With Democrats holding the slimmest of majorities with a 50-50 split and Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote, Manchin’s influence in the Senate has grown tremendously.

As a moderate from a red state, Manchin has openly pushed back on some of the Democrats’ boldest ideas, including the $15 minimum wage, eliminating the filibuster and far-reaching gun control legislation. His resistance has forced concessions.

For example, during the passage of $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief legislation where Democrats needed to be totally united, Manchin and the White House were in negotiations that ultimately led to reducing the amount of unemployment insurance benefits in the final package that passed along party lines.

 



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Raymond A Martucci
Raymond A Martucci
1 year ago

No that should not how this BS crap works, just cause she’s his wife she should be there. These people need to be voted in not placed in just cause. Now I see where all these people in government come from they pick them not vote.

Recce1
Recce1
1 year ago

The position IS NOT one of elected office, nor should it be. Please read up on how our government process works, or at least how it’s supposed to work.

We don’t vote on every position in a REPRESENTATIVE type government. We elect our Representatives, including the President, and they fill top positions with people of their choosing, Hopefully the people are qualified. Mrs. Machin is.

dave holt
dave holt
1 year ago
Reply to  Recce1

Yeah, no pandering here whatsoever, eh?

ray pritchett
ray pritchett
1 year ago

Pure pandering to get Manchin to fall in line with Biden’s agenda.

Jack
Jack
1 year ago
Reply to  ray pritchett

Damned straight it is a bribe pure and simple, but then again he’s used to bribing 👹

Stacy
Stacy
1 year ago
Reply to  ray pritchett

I hope they both stand strong and she declines the position. Then and only then will their true colors be flying.

Fuselage
Fuselage
1 year ago

This sounds like “pay for play” to get Joe Manchin to go along with the crooked Democrat policies that will further erode our freedoms and destroy American as created by the founders.

Terry
Terry
1 year ago

Can’t help but wonder what kind of SCREAMING would of come from the Senate had Trump done this!!!

Charles Bell
Charles Bell
1 year ago
Reply to  Terry

He did Mitch McConnell wife was made Transportation secretary

Recce1
Recce1
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Bell

As a conservative Republican I’m glad you pointed out that both parties use the spoils system. The primary question always is, is the person qualified for the position.

So it should be noted that Mrs. Machin is well educated and has executive experience in political administrative offices at the State level.

FedUp
FedUp
1 year ago
Reply to  Recce1

No, the primary question is: Has Manchin sold out?

David
David
1 year ago
Reply to  FedUp

Sold out to whom? Although the liberal media like to call him a “moderate” or even “conservative” Democrats, his lifetime after of ratings from the National Taxpayers Union on spending, taxes and regulation is only 24%, half the lifetime rating of liberal Republican Sue Collins. Manchin only seems “moderate” or “conservative” to members of the liberal media because they’ve gone so far off the rails they can’t even see the rails anymore. Manchin is a liberal, and every time he doesn’t vote with the rest of the liberals is a blessing for us.

Elf1
Elf1
1 year ago
Reply to  David

Dems just bought Manchin’s vote in favor of packing courts, tyrannical gun legislation, the Green Deal, adding DC and Puerto Rico as ‘states’ to pack the Senate, getting rid of the filibuster, etc. – All or most of which he’s previously voiced disapproval of.

David Baker
David Baker
1 year ago
Reply to  Elf1

Though I’m not a “Climate Alarmist”, I do know that alternative energy technology will bolster American Sovereignty, and relieve us from having to deal with Foreign Oil Cartels, particularly in the Middle East. An example occurring recently demonstrated how vulnerable America is to foreign oil shortages: The container ship blocking the Suez Canal has backed up vessel traffic in the Gulf, including oil tankers. It won’t be long until we’ll be experiencing “Pain at the Pump”.

Pgb
Pgb
1 year ago
Reply to  David Baker

The United States was energy independent until Beijing Briben started his war on the energy sector.

David Baker
David Baker
1 year ago
Reply to  Pgb

We’ll be ‘energy independent’ when our entire supply of oil, natural gas and other forms of power-producing resources are obtained from domestic sources. We also should tack on the domestic manufacturing and growing of staple products.

David
David
1 year ago
Reply to  Recce1

The elder President Bush appointed Bob Dole’s wife Secretary of Transportation in 1989. President Reagan appointed Phil Gramm’s wife chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Pgb
Pgb
1 year ago
Reply to  Recce1

It’s still no coincidence that Beijing Briben needs Manchin’s vote to finish destroying this country!

Scotland
Scotland
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Bell

She had quite a bit of experience in government. Cho has served in high level Cabinet positions before. Bush W I believe she was Labor Secretary. This Manchin deal smells like a Pay to Play scheme!

Jim
Jim
1 year ago
Reply to  Scotland

Interesting, Republications do it no problem. Dems do it and it’s a scheme. You work for Fox News?

Elf1
Elf1
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim

Dems just bought Manchin’s vote in favor of packing courts, tyrannical gun legislation, the Green Deal, adding DC and Puerto Rico as ‘states’ to pack the Senate, getting rid of the filibuster, etc. – All or most of which he’s previously voiced disapproval of.

Pam
Pam
1 year ago
Reply to  Elf1

Isn’t that the reason for opening the border – to insure hundreds of thousands of Democratic votes. They are buying votes every day.

David Baker
David Baker
1 year ago
Reply to  Elf1
  1. We’ve been conditioned to surrender our Rights and expand government reach from day one after the ink dried on our Constitution. Vigilance is wearying and frustrating, and it can also cost lives and lots of money. (See “WARS”) However, if we’re going to sustain a Constitutional Republic, vs the Banana Variety, Americans must fight the urge to enjoin government into regions where they don’t belong.
SWB
SWB
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Bell

Exactly.

Charles Bell
Charles Bell
1 year ago
Reply to  SWB

As a retired federal employee we had a saying “the federal government hires on the Friends and Family plan” and when question about it they would tell us , it legal if you hire my son/ daughter and I will hire yours

David Baker
David Baker
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Bell

My first USAF duty station was a pilot training base. During each graduation ceremony, you could expect to see squadron patches and baseball hats emblazoned with call signs and military branch logos donned by the proud parents We even had the son of Chappie James stationed at our base as an instructor pilot.

BHR
BHR
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Bell

Mitch’s wife has held many government jobs. Going back to the first Bush.

Elf1
Elf1
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Bell

True, he tried to buy favor by doing the same thing w/ the Turtle’s wife – and look how well that worked out for him.

dave holt
dave holt
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Bell

She held that position prior to Trump admin. so not a fair comparison.

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Rick
Rick
1 year ago

Manchin, is the only one of the globalist democrats that can save us from the insane anti-American plans of the radical leftist lunatics. If he does not vote with them on some of there crazy plans, he just might save us. It is no wonder the wacked out democrats came up with the plan to give Manchin’s wife a high position. That would put Manchin in a ruff spot to not go along after they gave his wife such a position. The modern globalist democrats are like venomous snakes. There goal of destroying the USA is the only thing on their sick minds.

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
1 year ago
Reply to  Rick

So what you are saying is he just might let politics rule his mind thought ?

Scotland
Scotland
1 year ago

EXACTLY!