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Stick with me... some musings

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So, the Republicans field a weak and flawed candidate (Walker) in GA, and now the Senate is 51-49 for the Democrats.

But it is not, it is actually 49-49-2, with 2 "Independents", who caucus with the Democrats (Sanders and King).

So, Manchin is no longer the powerful vote he was. And he represents a SOLIDLY Republican state. What's a man to do?

Well, switching to the Republican Party isn't going to do him any good now. 50-50 still leaves Schumer in charge with now 50 solid leftist votes.

But... is it really 50? Sinema also is a bit more fiscally conservative than the majority of the socialist in the Dem party.

So, what if both Manchin and Sinema left the Democrat Party to become Independents? Both parties would court them continuously for all votes. It would essentially come down to them running the whole Senate.

Not saying this is good for the country. But it would be interesting to see...
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We have a representative republic. In the beginning, serving in congress involved a lot of difficult travel, long hours and meager compensation. Generally, the job attracted people with a genuine desire to serve their fellow American, even at personal sacrifice.

Today, congress is an smorgasbord of graft and inside business deals for members unencumbered by ethics. We sit idly by while they enact absurd, complicated and onerous legislation against us- while adding exceptions for themselves. Small wonder congress now attracts chit-weasels & dirty dealers.

My point in this ramble being that they might as well all be labeled Independent, since so many are in it solely for personal enrichment. Independent sounds so much nicer than Brigand or Privateer.
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Should a pirate become the sympol of a politician?
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piller wrote: Mon Dec 12, 2022 7:39 am Should a pirate become the sympol of a politician?
Pirates and Brigands actually worked.
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