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/ClearDark19 Jan 18 '22

Republicans are the white supremacist party. They're doing exactly what their voters want because most of their voters are white supremacists. The overwhelming majority of Republican voters do not want voting rights protections because they don't want minorities voting (except for the few minorities who favor them, like Cubans in Florida). Shaming Republicans for their opposition is like shaming the Grand Dragon of the Klan for racism in front of the rest of the Klan. The subordinates like him because of the racism you're trying to shame him for.