Liberal activists are up in arms at Joe Biden’s presidential campaign for pushing the endorsement of former Michigan governor Rick Snyder, who is blamed by the Left for the Flint water crisis.
Last week, Snyder penned an op/ed in the Detroit News in which he officially endorsed Biden’s presidential candidacy.
“I will continue to support and stand up for Republican policies and values, and support Republican candidates, but I will not support Donald Trump for reelection,” Snyder wrote.
“I had the opportunity to interact with Mr. Biden when he served as vice president. My interactions were always constructive and respectful. He has shown the desire to heal a deeply divided nation; has demonstrated strong moral character and empathy; and he seems willing to listen to people who have different perspectives from his own,” he continued.
“While I am endorsing Joe Biden for president, I am still a Republican who also will be publicly supporting Republican candidates at the local, state and federal level,” Snyder added.
Democrat leaders in the state of Michigan jumped on the news and widely promoted Snyder’s endorsement:
Now that’s THREE things @onetoughnerd and I can agree upon:
✅ It’s only a matter of time before Michigan football wins a national championship.
✅ @JoeBiden should be President.
— Dana Nessel (@dananessel) September 3, 2020
Thank you, @onetoughnerd, for putting country over party:
"I hope you will join me and help others by using Relentless Positive Action to elect @JoeBiden as America’s next president."https://t.co/9E5gjyJU2O@RsAndIs4Biden @ProjectLincoln @RepsForBiden @RVAT2020
— Jennifer Granholm (@JenGranholm) September 3, 2020
While establishment Democrats may be happy about the endorsement, the left-wing activists who Biden needs on his side to win in November are enraged by the news.
“You were the one who defenestrated local governments, many of them representing Black citizens, a policy that led directly to the catastrophe in Flint,” wrote Charles Pierce in Esquire with regards to Snyder.
“For a guy who’s trying to win over the environmental movement and progressives more broadly, I gotta say, this seems like a bad move for Biden. What’s the point of touting your dubious commitment to racial equality and environmental policy if you’re going to drool over the endorsement of a guy who presided over a historic case of environmental injustice?” wrote Dharna Noor in Gizmodo.
“There remain plenty of actual Democrats, however, who feel like Biden is doing little to court them. Maybe he should focus on them,” wrote Lee DeVito of the left-wing Metro Times publication in Detroit.
Making matters worse, an exposé published earlier this year indicates that Snyder knew far more about the Flint water crisis beforehand than he initially let on to the public:
At the January 2019 event, Snyder approached Karen Weaver, who was then the mayor of Flint, a city of nearly 100,000 people that was still reeling from financial decay and a toxic-water crisis. He asked whether she could meet with Congressman Elijah Cummings.
“You have a lot of influence with him,” Weaver remembered a worried Snyder saying to her about Cummings. At the time, Cummings was the incoming chairman of the powerful U.S. House Oversight Committee…
Snyder testified to Congress that he first became aware of Legionella in January 2016 and held a press conference the next day. Flint residents didn’t believe the governor; their doubt intensified after Harvey Hollins, the director of the state’s Urban and Metropolitan Initiatives office, contradicted the governor, testifying in court that he informed Snyder about Flint’s Legionella outbreak in December 2015.
Back at the inauguration, Weaver said, Snyder asked her to get Cummings to “back off” from investigating him, emphasizing that he wanted to move on with his life as a private citizen. He said “it would go a long way” if the request to the congressman came from her, Weaver recalled to VICE…
Hundreds of confidential pages of documents obtained by VICE, along with emails and interviews, reveal a coordinated, five-year cover-up overseen by Snyder and his top officials to prevent news of Flint’s deadly water from going public—while there was still time to save lives—and then limit the damage after the crisis made global headlines.
Snyder and his administration were investigated by a team led by special prosecutor Todd Flood from 2016 to 2019. The team concluded that the administration had “committed conspiracies of ongoing crimes, like an organized crime unit,” a source with knowledge of the probe told VICE.
But before a case against Snyder could develop, the state’s newly appointed attorney general, Dana Nessel, fired top prosecutors and investigators pursuing the case.
President Donald Trump is capitalizing on the stupidity of the Biden campaign, pointing out Snyder’s troubling history in a couple of brutal tweets:
…I’ll take the Endorsement of Law Enforcement all over the Country, and Joe can have the RINO’S. This Snyder mess was made during the OBiden era – no wonder they’re friends!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2020
The Snyder endorsement is driving a serious wedge between Biden and his radicalized left-wing base, and that bodes well for Trump’s re-election chances.
“Moderate” Democrat Senator Joe Manchin Wants Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz Removed From the Senate
So much for moderation and unity…
Conventional wisdom can often be misleading and at times dangerous if we believe in it too strongly.
Take for example West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. He is constantly marketed as the Democrats’ most moderate Senator. There is a grain of truth to this. Manchin has publicly stated that he opposes ending the filibuster and has also poured cold water on $2,000 stimulus checks. But that’s where the moderation ends.
Manchin is now saying that the Senate should entertain the idea of expelling Senators Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) by using the 14th Amendment over their recent decision to challenge the Electoral College results.
On PBS’s Firing Line, Manchin said the Senate should look into the option after right-wing activists stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Manchin is of the opinion that President Donald Trump and Senators like Hawley and Cruz “incited” these demonstrators.
“That should be a consideration,” Manchin stated. “He understands that. Ted’s a very bright individual, and I get along fine with Ted, but what he did was totally outside of the realm of our responsibilities or our privileges.”
According to the 14th Amendment, no elected official “shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”
Hyped up leftist pundits believe that the 14th amendment is applicable to Cruz and Hawley due to how they allegedly “incited” the riot by talking about electoral fraud and pointing out electoral irregularities.
“I’m totally convinced it was done because of political reasons. This was all politically motivated. This was calculated,” declared Manchin. “I believe that all my colleagues truly made a decision that was politically best for them and expedient for them. It was not what they believed to be true or false.”
Unquestionably, Manchin is an establishment hack through and through. He may have reasonable views on gun policy, in part due to West Virginia’s strong gun culture, but Manchin is still a member of the D.C. swamp. His recent statements demonstrate this. Republican nationalists should relieve him of the burden of holding public office in 2024.
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