Thursday, October 21, 2021

Election 2020: Manchin to Bail from Democrats?

Will he or won't he? At NYPo, a report that Manchin might bolt Democratic Party over Biden spending plan

Manchin (D-WV) has allegedly told associates in recent days that he’s devised a detailed exit strategy for his departure, Mother Jones reported Wednesday, citing people who overheard the Senator discussing the matter.

Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 10.20.21, The Geller Reports Manchin Mulling Leaving The Democrats? Ace, Joe Manchin: I Might Quit the Democrat Party. But alas, Manchin seems to be on record denying the rumor; At JTN, Manchin denies he’s considering changing parties, calls report BS, "Manchin says the report is nothing more than rumors, and that he has never considered changing parties." John Sexton at Haut Hair, Manchin thinking about leaving the Democratic party (But Manchin calls BS), and at IJR, 'Capital B': Manchin Reacts to Report He Is Considering Switching Parties. He is a politician; he'll say no until it's in his best interest to switch. I'll take him over Liz Cheney any day.

Speaking of Liz, AllahPundit at Haut Hair crows that Cheney begs GOP colleagues at Jan. 6 hearing: Tell our voters the truth, that the election wasn't rigged and Dan Chaitin notes Liz Cheney says privilege claims indicate Trump 'personally involved' with Capitol riot. No presumption of innocence allowed. At WaEx, House Jan. 6 committee recommends holding Steve Bannon in criminal contempt.  Atop Da Hill Rebecca Beitsch (I wonder how that's pronounced) is upset to hear House GOP leaders urge 'no' vote on Bannon contempt. Also from JTN, Mark Meadows: Pelosi asked about 'lunch' for Congress members during Jan. 6 Capitol riot, "Trump "had asked for up to 10,000 National Guard troops to be available" to the speaker and Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser," said the former president's chief of staff. "And, unfortunately, they did not take him up on that." Matt Vespa at Town Hall reports US Marshals: We're Looking to See If the January 6 Defendants Are Being Deliberately Mistreated. About time. 

The Wombat's In The Mailbox: 10.19.21 (Evening Edition), Am Great Paul Gottfried is Dealing Honestly with Election Issues "However extravagant may be his phrasing, former President Trump’s insistence that the election of 2020 was rigged is entirely true and it remains an urgent problem." From the  The Wombat's In The Mailbox: 10.20.21,  Joy Pullman at Da Fed says Leftist Shadow Governments Control A Lot More Than Our Elections. From the National File,  Trump Announces New Social Media Site ‘TRUTH Social’ To Launch Early 2022, "Trump's new social media launches early in 2022" The PI claims a New Poll Shows Super Majority Of Republicans Have Made Their 2024 Choice. Too far away to matter. Karen Townsend at Haut Hair worries Is Trump's influence waning in Texas? Election audit bill ignored during special session
.  Jordain Carney on Da Hill observes that the GOP blocks Senate Democrats' revised elections bill. Good. Also at da Hill, soft core porn actress Alyssa Milano arrested at White House voting rights protest.

At JTN again, Federal court tosses Illinois Democrats’ legislative maps, give challengers chance to fix, "Republicans and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund sued in federal court." Based on guesses. Try not to make it worse.

Before final U.S. Census data was released, Democrats passed new legislative boundaries in May. The governor signed those maps.

Republicans and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) sued in federal court saying the maps were based on estimates and are malapportioned. Tuesday’s ruling issued by a three-judge panel in federal court agreed.

The election for the governor of Virginia has reached a fever pitch, if you believe the amount of TV ads flooding us. McAuliffe walked out of an unfriendly TV interview early after complaining about the questions and Stacy McCain says the McAuliffe Campaign Implosion Continues "Do candidates who are winning act like this?" From The Wombat's In The Mailbox: 10.19.21 (Evening Edition), Twitchy report Terry McAuliffe’s terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad campaign gets WORSE as he flips out during interview, scolds reporter and storms off (watch). Fox, Terry McAuliffe abruptly ends interview, tells local Virginia reporter, 'You should've asked better questions' Across da pond at Da Mail, Biden-backed Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe walks out of TV interview and tells reporter he should have 'asked better questions' after being grilled on vaccine mandates, critical race theory and crime. Fox again, Glenn Youngkin slams McAuliffe for walking out during TV interview: 'He's losing it' and McEnany on McAuliffe abruptly ending interview: Dems 'can't handle it' when media asks tough questions. Capt. Ed at Haut Hair, The new empty chair: McAuliffe walks out on election interview

 The Wombat's In The Mailbox: 10.20.21 hosts Don Surber: Why McAuliffe Should Be In Trouble, and Earnie Walton at Am Think thinks Virginia Voters, Beware The Weaponization Of Teachers

AllahPundit warns Upset brewing: Another poll of Virginia shows race between Youngkin and McAuliffe tied. Whether by design, or by poor polling, polls often favor democrats unrealistically, so we can hope. In another sign of desperation, Fox reports Harris hitting campaign trail with McAuliffe amid tight race for Virginia governor. When your hopes rest on Kamala . . .  

Wa Free Bee, BEASTMODE: Youngkin Calls Out McAuliffe for Alliance With Blackface Gov Northam. At Town Hall, Youngkin Campaign Responds After Being Accused of Taking McAuliffe's Words 'Out of Context'

The Wombat has Rule 5 Sunday: Queen Victoria Eugenie Of Spain and FMJRA 2.0: Floating Sequence posted on time and under budget at The Other McCain.

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