Some of the President’s agenda, specifically repealing ObamaCare, has been held up by traitor Senator John McCain, but this latest revelation could be a YUUUUGE game-changer!
Senator Joe Manchin of West Virgina is a moderate Democrat who leans right on many issues.
He may be announcing this week that he is switching to the Republican Party, which will increase the GOP majority and neutralize attention seeking McCain.
This will likely lead to President Trump’s agenda, which is also the agenda of ‘We the People’, sailing through Congress with bill after bill being signed into law.
The House GOP can pretty much pass any bill it wants. The gridlock occurs in the Senate, where the Republicans also enjoy a majority. If Manchin switches, it is not only a plus one for the Republicans, it is a minus one for the Democrats.
The Daily Caller explains:
“The moment is ripe, Republicans may barely have the votes to pass Graham-Cassidy but imagine for a moment that Manchin brings along that needed last vote for passage. He would have leverage to cut a deal with the GOP and President Trump. As a Republican he could secure his re-election and get a Trump endorsement as well. While some on the right may howl that he is too liberal, it is doubtful that WV voters would agree. Tax cuts, tax reform and many other goals of President Trump’s might become much more possible to achieve.
Legacy media still seems convinced that 2018 will see huge gains for Democrats. Of course they still think Trump lost and seems to have forgotten all the Democrat promises of regaining power in 2016 failed miserably to materialize. It seems likely that the GOP will actually increase their numbers in the Senate in 2018 and gain more control of the Senate. Might Joe Manchin be interested in being in the majority party?
Timing is everything here. President Trump should invite the GOP senate leadership over to have coffee and a chat with Senator Manchin on Monday. Success would see a major shift of power and President Trump getting a victory that the country desperately needs.
So will sanity and self interest prevail? Will the GOP see the advantages? Will Sen. Joe Manchin smell the coffee and wake up sometime next week as a Republican Senator, and the savior of Graham-Cassidy? I certainly hope so.
Manchin is not the only West Virginian to make the move.
The Governor of West Virginia, Jim Justice, changed his party affiliation to Republican in August. He knew that Trump was a big winner in WV and that there was little downside politically to changing sides to the GOP as that party is now favored by voters.
Manchin is running for re-election in as Senator in West Virginia. Why should he stay with a party that looks to have lost the state. What advantage does being a Democrat give him? Governor Justice has just endorsed Manchin for re-election in what appears to be a hotly contested election for 2018.
This move would be devastating for the Democrats, who are still in chaos after the not-so stunning loss of Hillary Clinton. They cry and scream that the country is far left of center, yet the voters keep telling them different. A loss of a Senator on their side just might make Pelosi and Shumer blow a gasket!
Hope it happens!
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