On MNSBC, Boston Globe Columnist Rips ‘Dirty-Coal Joe’ Manchin

Jonathan Capehart is the author. The Sunday ShowMSNBC Boston Globe columnist and associate editor Renée Graham furiously ripped into Sen. Joe Manchin for opposing the “clean-energy” portion of the $3.5 trillion spending proposal.

Graham called Manchin “Joe the dirty-coal JoeThis implied that he was paid a price by the coal industry.

He’d like to see all the good money that he has coming in from West Virginia coal mining continue to flow in.He will not compromise it for anything, even if that means preserving the planet.

Graham was also unable to grasp the Constitution system.Manchin’s outrage at Manchin’s belief that he “is the one who will have a voice in what happens in this nation” was expressed.

Oh, yes: Senators DoYou have the right to vote. Graham seemed to imply that only the president had such a say. You’re wrong.

BONUS UNINTENTIONAL HumOR: Jennifer Rubin participated as well. At one time, Capehart stated that Rubin is a “former Republican” but that he’s still a conservative. Rubin, a conservative? Do you remember when she was last outside the liberal lines? 

On MSNBC, Boston Globe columnist  Renée Graham calling Sen. Joe Manchin “dirty-coal Joe” and implying he was bought and paid for by the coal industry was sponsored in part by Dell and Procter & Gamble, maker of Tide. 

You can find the transcription here.

The Sunday Show
11:18 am EDT

JONATHAN CAPEHHART:  Let’s just – Renée, stick with the Joe Manchin situation here. Because Senator Bernie Sanders, chair of  Senate Banking [Capehart later corrected himself, saying Sanders is chairman of the Senate  Budget committee.] I mean, he – well, he put out – he did an op-ed in the Charleston GazetteThe West Virginia newspaper,. 

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Manchin responded to the Sanders’ op-ed by saying, this isn’t the first time an out-of-stater has tried to tell West Virginians what is best for them despite having no relationship to our state. That is not going to be changed by an op-ed written from an independent socialist self-declared. The burn. Renée. 

RENEE GRAHAM: I mean, what if find interesting is that Joe Manchin is so deeply offended that this outsider, the senator from Vermont, would try to tell West Virginians what’s best for them, while Joe Manchin is trying to tell 49 other states what’s best for them. With this man, the hypocrisy has reached new heights. 

This is what we want to see, correct? What do you mean? he doesn’t want a clean-energy bill. Well of course he doesn’t. He’s dirty-coal Joe. He is determined to keep all of the good coal money coming into West Virginia from coal, coming back in.He will not compromise his commitment to the environment and saving it. 

It’s really What is most shocking is Joe Manchin’s pathetic feigning of incompetence. You have to face some consequences for doing this. I don’t know at this point exactly what that pushback is, but I think simply kowtowing to Joe Manchin and Sinema, for that matter, is not the way to go.

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