Joe Manchin Fires Back at Democrats Accusing Him of Ending Humanity – Opinion

Following the release of the latest inflation numbers, which showed June CPI at a whopping 9.1 percent, Sen. Joe Manchin quickly changed his tune on the renewed negotiations over Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda. While Democrats were hoping for a slightly watered-down reconciliation bill that still included gobs of money for “climate” provisions, Manchin let it be known that he wouldn’t support a dime on such nonsense in the middle of an inflationary boom.

This sent the left into orbit with both activists and Democrat politicians accusing Manchin, who they claim is responsible for ending humankind and rendering the planet unlivable.

Joe Manchin’s decision to kill off sweeping US climate legislation has been called “nothing short of a death sentence” for younger people and a livable climate on Earth, amid an outpouring of anger and despair from activists, scientists and even many of the US Senator’s Democratic colleagues…

…“Given the US’s role as the leading all-time carbon polluter, it is difficult to see global action on climate without US leadership,” said Michael Mann, a climate scientist at Penn State University, who called Manchin “a modern-day villain, who drives a Maserati, lives on a yacht, courtesy of the coal industry, and is willing to see the world burn as long as it benefits his near-term investment portfolio”…

…Even some of Manchin’s party colleagues weighed in. Jared Huffman, a Democratic member of the House of Representatives, called Manchin a “wrecking ball” and a “very corrupted, compromised man”.

Before we get to Manchin’s response, it’s worth pausing for a moment to understand how delusional and deranged these climate hysterics are. For these folks, climate change is their religion. It’s a faceless, soulless god that they pledge absolute obedience to no matter how harmful or nonsensical their actions in service to it may be.

Each year, more people are killed by heat than cold exposure. Even if one believes that human beings have total control over the climate and can lower global temperatures by moving to the impossible standard of “net-zero” carbon emissions, not doing so does not equate to the actual end of humanity and a livable planet. That’s hyperbolic nonsense. Human beings can adapt to climate changes very well, and the earth won’t spontaneously burn.

Ask yourself what’s more possible if the goal is to save lives? It’s possible to get all humanity (including dictators) to reduce carbon emissions and lower global temperatures. You could also buy more French air conditioners for the elderly. Again, even if you are all in on the climate change stuff being completely influenced by man, talking about adaptation with a smart, managed transition to things like nuclear fusion makes far more sense than pushing useless, ineffective green boondoggles meant to make the world’s elites richer.

Manchin returned to Manchin and he rebutted his critics by accusing them not to be concerned about American families’ struggles because of the inflation.

Here’s what Manchin gets that other Democrats don’t. It is not a valid argument for bad or hyperbolic policy to proclaim the end of all things. Green energy isn’t going to make the world warmer. It is impossible to force green energy down the throats Americans, no matter what it means. It’s only going to make global elites who own private jets and yachts feel better about themselves, and frankly, that’s not Manchin’s job. It is absurd to think that humans can simply pass legislation and control the climate.

Manchin’s willingness to push back at this level, including accusing his own Democrat colleagues of not caring about people, portends more clashes in the future. Does that sound like a guy who is going to remain a Democrat after November’s election? I’m not making any predictions, but Manchin seems closer to leaving his party than he ever has been. He can’t bear to listen to his friends calling him the destroyer of humanity.

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