June 2nd, 2021
Dear Senator Manchin:
I know you don't know me and I don't know you but I think its important to me and maybe to my Nation that you and I communicate.
I have been writing a Political Blog since 2008. I have enjoyed the experience, for the most part. For the first time when President Trump was elected we were stuck with a criminal figure type person as our President. I started writing a long time ago back when Richard Nixon was our President. I think you are old enough to remember him.
Nixon was a very bad guy, we thought. Ultimately, he paid the price but don't forget how long he lied about Watergate and in the end he never took responsibility for screwing around with elections by having his "Plumbers" place bugging equipment in Democratic Headquarters in the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. back in the Seventies.
I know that Bill Clinton was impeached because he had sex with an intern. I'm not saying that it was right for him to have sex with an intern but it shouldn't have been an issue that led to impeachment. In my mind when the legislature convicted him that was not an acceptable result of Impeachment. What Bill Clinton did should only have been an issue with Hillary and Chelsea and no other individuals outside of their family and probably Monica Lewinsky's Family, not with the Whitewater Special Prosecutor.
Let me get down to the nitty gritty of why I am attempting to communicate with you. I/We need a favor. Senator Manchin we the people of the United States endured Donald Trump for four years.
That's enough for my 78 year lifetime.
Back in July of last year when I started my Podcast which is called "Podcast For A Lost Nation", by the way, the reason that I started the Podcast was that I was extremely fearful of the prospect of Trump's Re- Election in November of 2020. After the Election When I watched the careful voting coverage on MSNBC and CNN I worried that in the end Trump might win another four years.
Thank God that did not happen.
Yes, We Democrats went to the polls like we have done for a long time and we voted for Joe Biden, among other Democrats. After the January 6th Coup Attempt and Joe Biden's Inauguration I expected that there would be some serious weeping and gnashing of teeth in the Republican Party. Certainly There has been considerable Republican Blowback. But Republicans refuse to accept the reality that Joe Biden won fair and square.
But Joe Biden has taken the reins of Government from his Loser and Lunatic predecessor and has made a lot of positive moves. You know as well as I do, Senator Manchin just what a great job President Biden is doing under very difficult circumstances. You see every day, Senator Manchin that in the Republican Party which we are living with it is not only the fringe that is messed up. It is 70 percent of the party still hanging on to the "Big Lie" lie that Biden did not legitimately win the 2020 election.
Those of us living down here in the real world know better. We know, for instance that in the United States unlike other countries like Russia and others, we counted every vote. And Thank God, Biden won.
Mitch McConnell admitted Biden won on television in January and was chastised by his Party leaders for telling the truth. Liz Cheney was tossed out of her Republican Leadership Position because she insisted on telling the truth. about the 2020 Election.
In fact, Donald Trump has never told the truth about the election or admitted his loss.
In Fact, Donald Trump continues to pursue the lie that he won the 2020 Election, when he did not.
We Democrats need to understand and react as though the shit is hitting the fan because it is. The fact is that if Donald Trump is reinstated as his Republican Minions are claiming is going to happen this summer then we all better learn to goose step because, as usual, Donald Trump is working through the Hitler and Putin Playbook.
You made a remark, Senator Manchin just recently that you "didn't want to destroy our Democracy" by voting to kill the Filibuster. The truth is, Senator Manchin, that if you don't cooperate with eliminating the Filibuster you may very well be killing the progress that Joe Biden has been making, in spite of Republican efforts to destroy the Biden agenda.
We need your help, Senator Manchin, to gently put the Filibuster where it belongs, in the binge heap of Bad Right Wing Republican Ideas that Survived Slavery but still exist.
I know that you and Democrats in your state are in a tough spot. You, Senator Manchin, are in a very tough spot. But do you believe, Sir, that it is right that a simple majority cannot move important legislation in the Senate. I know you have tried to be bipartisan with your colleagues and I certainly commend you for that. You are a good man in a difficult situation. But you need to understand, Senator Manchin just how important you are not only for your party but also for your country.
Look at the liars throwing out the Truth Tellers in the Republican Party. Look at Q Anon taking over the Republican Party. It goes way beyond Donald Trump. Trump Lost. Trump lies. It should not surprise anyone that Trump is a liar continuing to lie about not losing the Election. Only the insane or the terminally dumb should by now still be believing that Trump won in 2020.
Biden Won. Get over it everyone not accepting that.
In all of the 78 years that I have been alive I never sincerely worried about whether Democracy would survive in the United States of America. I am worried about that now, though. Donald Trump is a 21st Century Hitler. He is twins with Vladimir Putin. He is the leader of a Dark and Dangerous Movement that is capable of everything his Ruthless Mentors are.
We are up Shits creek without a paddle, Sir and only you and your Democratic Colleagues can open up the flood gates to badly needed Democratic Legislation.
We need protection for real voting integrity, not the bullshit Voting integrity bills that are going to take our votes away from us if we allow Republicans to get away with the murder of liberty and voting rights for us all.
You, Senator Manchin, can save us in our hour of need. By cooperating with eliminating the Filibuster you might lose voters in West Virginia but I would be willing to bet large sums of money, if I had it, that you will not lose your seat in the Senate by doing the right thing and will be rewarded for your efforts to keep Democracy Alive in America.
A much needed bill which needs passing is the voting rights bill which will negate the extremely partisan and horribly Anti Democratic Legislation that Republicans are passing in states all over this country in order to keep their hopes alive in future elections. Clearly they realize that the hour of their party passing into oblivion is near. Why are they so aligned with Donald Trump. They need him. They see clearly that without him they are nothing. Unfortunately, They are also nothing with Trump, as well.
So Please Senator Manchin as you ponder in the coming days what to do, please think about what is right about voting to freeze or completely eliminate the Filibuster and then get on with voting for truly needed progressive and positive legislation. Please observe the negativity of the Republican Party and save us from the death of Democracy at a time when we need Democracy more than we have ever needed it in our lifetimes.
Thank You Senator Manchin for allowing me to present my views to you and to all Americans. I know you truly love our country and in the end when you realize the consequences of your actions you will do not only the Democratic Thing but the Right Things, as well, and after the elimination of the Filibuster will pass the Right kind of Legislation that will help to keep Democracy and Hope Alive in the United States Of America for many centuries to come.
We genuinely need you, Senator Manchin, to help us to Save our Democracy.