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Joe Manchin’s River Cruises are Shaping Washington’s Centrism

His guests hail from both sides of the aisle as well.

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After the spectacle of the waning days of Donald Trump’s first term as President, Americans the nation over were suddenly clamoring for a little bit of moderate influence in politics.  The last several weeks of the Trump administration’s time behind the wheel were shocking to many of the centrists in Washington, and there is still plenty of reason to believe that the American peoples’ shock has yet to wear off…especially given how flippantly we still speak on the subject of January 6th.

And so now, as the GOP struggles to find its footing with the far right constantly tugging at their attention, their is an unlikely hero over on the left side of the aisle  Well, just barely on the left side of the aisle:  Joe Manchin.

The fate of Joe Biden’s massive spending plans, and the future of America, may be decided on an innocuous looking houseboat several miles away from the US Capitol.

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It belongs to Joe Manchin, the Democrat senator from West Virginia, who has emerged as the key vote needed to secure the passage through Congress of Mr Biden’s multi-trillion dollar proposals.

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The Senate is divided 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, with Vice President Kamala Harris holding a casting vote.

Republicans are unified in their opposition. So it all hangs on Mr Manchin, the most conservative Democrat senator. He is now widely referred to as “the second most powerful ‘Joe’ in Washington”.

And, stranger still, as Manchin has decided to take up residence on a houseboat during his time in DC, a number of influential politicians have found themselves going for dinner cruisers with the centrist Democrat.

He takes political friends and foes on evening cruises along the Potomac River, serving pizza and beer, and his boat has been dubbed the “flagship of the centrist Navy”.

While Mr Biden promised bipartisanship, in practice it is Mr Manchin who is actually pursuing it. Republicans are currently talking, not to the White House, but to “the other Joe”.

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Even Ted Cruz, the firebrand Republican senator, has been aboard. Susan Collins, the moderate Republican from Maine, is a frequent guest, as is the Democrat Senate leader Chuck Schumer.

Manchin’s centrism may make him a friend to all, but the power that he holds as a politician who straddles the line should not be underestimated either.

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Biden And Harris Are Giving Bizarre Mixed Messages On Vaccinations And Masks

Newsflash to the Biden-Harris administration — you’re not helping.

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Newsflash to the Biden-Harris administration — you’re not helping. Before they were elected, Dementia Joe and Kamala “I will never visit the border,” Harris were very clear on their messaging regarding the virus from Wuhan. It was basically, “Everyone! Be Afraid All The Time! Wear Your Mask 24/7, Or You’re All Going To Die! Well that, and Orange Man Bad! Vote Biden-Harris!” It worked for them thanks to the corporate media and their Big Tech buddies. But now we’re over 100 days into the Biden-Harris administration. Despite millions of vaccines, states opening up, and cases declining in many areas of the country, the message hasn’t changed much. The President seems to rely on his mask the same way Linus from Peanuts needed his blanket. Biden freaked out when he was at an event in Georgia and couldn’t find his mask despite being outdoors and having been fully vaccinated several months ago. Dementia Joe forgets he had his first shot when Donald Trump was president. https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1387918458822795269?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1387918458822795269%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fclashdaily.com%2F2021%2F05%2Fbidens-misplaced-mask-was-more-than-just-a-goofy-gaffe-heres-why-video%2F Remember when he wore a mask outside as he walked to a podium to tell America we didn’t have to wear a mask when we were outside? https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1387114804435955720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1387114804435955720%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fclashdaily.com%2F2021%2F04%2Fwatch-biden-walks-outside-wearing-a-mask-to-tell-americans-they-dont-need-to-wear-masks-outside%2F It’s these kinds of weird behaviors by Biden-Harris that are making people wonder what the point is in getting vaccinated. He’s now saying that it’s a “patriotic duty” to keep wearing a mask after being vaccinated. https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1388089012573847552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1388089012573847552%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fclashdaily.com%2F2021%2F04%2Fwatch-joe-gives-crazy-mixed-messages-about-masks-and-vaccines%2F If the Biden-Harris administration believes that vaccines are highly effective at preventing illness, which is the point of a vaccine, shouldn’t they be acting as if they believed the shots were effective? But the President and Vice President continue to behave as though they have not been given an efficacious vaccine — they still wear a mask when they’re in public. In the past few days, President Biden, First Lady…

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Schaftlein Report: 2022 Midterms Can’t Come Fast Enough

Schaftlein Report: 2022 Midterms Can’t Come Fast Enough

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Topics: 1) Jim Jordan – “Votes are there to oust Liz Cheney” – Why is the Media all of a sudden praising Cheney? You know why! 2) NJ police officer fired for calling BLM terrorists – Some, not all of them act like terrorist – What happened to FREE SPEECH? 3) TX and AX Governors – Have had NO contact with Biden or Harris. Day 43 VP Harris in Witness Protection Program – Deportation dip to lowest level in last 20 years 4) FL Gov. DeSantis sign enhanced Voter ID law – Prohibits Ballot Harvesting, No mass mailing, enhanced Voter ID – The Left is going crazy! 5) WOKE is now working in the GOP favor! As we predicted, people have had enough! 6) Trump on Social Media is like Prohibition – Unlimited Demand and No supply 7) CA validates enough signatures to recall Newsom 8) Up to 7 House Democrats have announced plan to retired

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