Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Friday, April 9, 2021

I Just....

I can't imagine being the person who went through January 6th and came away with the idea "Oh yeah, these guys, we could get along if we just really tried it." I'm not even 100% sure Manchin is the person who really thinks that. That's how much I can't imagine it. Is that like Stockholm syndrome or something?

My takeaway is...not the same as his.


bt1138 said...

I'm not sure it's a good idea to take literraly something like that said by a lifelong political operator like Joe Manchin. Or to even assume that's he's expressing something honestly, because as the post points out, the quote is absurd on it's face.

My own feeling about that guy (who I've never met) is that he's in the spotlight and stuff is coming out of his mouth because he's in the spotlight. Some word salad is what we've got here.

He's sitting on the fence all the time as a matter of personal positioning, because West VA is really red - what's he supposed to do, I imaging he rightly says to himself. There's no way to know which way he falls off the fence. Although it's easy to be pessimistic about a fence sitter from West VA.

Richard said...

He is an old man. I think when he was younger, he was full of lies. When he was a boy he was probably ok. Who knows?

Kwark said...

Does he even know that what he's saying is ludicrous? Yes. Does he care no, so long as the media allow him to pass-off this sort of garbage as "statesmanship". I suspect that if the right combination of pork were to appear in upcoming legislation over the next few years he might change his mind, eventually.