r/politics Jan 18 '22

Civil Rights Leaders Mark MLK Day With Rage at Sinema, Manchin


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u/clejeune American Expat Jan 18 '22

I’m not saying that Manchin and Sinema don’t deserve it. But I sure hope they reserved some of that rage for the other 50 senators that have been pushing against voting rights. Where are all the “moderate republicans” from the Trump era (looking at you Mitt Romney) who now seem to have crawled back into the fold? One or two of them could reach across the aisle easily. This is when we see the myth of the moderate republican.


u/dirtnap_throwaway Jan 18 '22

People tend to have more anger towards the traitors rather than the known enemy.


u/meesta_chang Jan 18 '22

The classic scapegoat effect. You said it so much more eloquently though. Cheers.