The socialist pressure campaign to get Manchin to end the filibuster has just been put into overdrive, with Democrats pulling out the big guns to try and sway him:
DAILY MAIL – Sen. Joe Manchin is taking heat from all sides as he resists eliminating the last stalwart against the Democratic agenda, the filibuster, including some of the biggest names in America.
Manchin has told colleagues his phone has been lighting up with calls in recent days, including from former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, and even TV host Oprah Winfrey, according to Politico.
Moderate Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Angus King, I-Maine, were once leery of doing away with the 60-vote hurdle for fears of what Republicans would do if they took back the majority, but now are leading the campaign to sway the West Virginia Democrat.
Democrats must be desperate to get these big liberal icons to call Manchin. I’m not sure it will do any good….well, I hope it won’t do any good as he’s been stalwart up to point, as has his colleague from Arizona. Manchin has been so stalwart that flip flopping now would probably ruin his political career in West Virginia.
The truth is Democrats don’t care about his career. They only care about using him to get what they want. He’ll never be a hero.
Remember Bart Stupak? He was the pro-life Democrat who Pelosi bullied and finally caved and made Obamacare’s passage possible in the House. Was he heralded as a hero? Have you heard his name since? Not even close. He’s as forgotten as his pathetic career. And the same thing will happen to Manchin if he folds.