Bad enough, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, the Democrat from Arizona, refused the minimum wage hike with that cute thumb. Now she threatens to derail the entire Democratic agenda, insisting on archaic Senate rules that give Mitch McConnell and the Republicans inordinate power.
“I really think so,” Jentleson replies. “I think she miscalculated a bit. I don’t think she can afford to be as far to the right as she is now. same [centrist West Virginia Sen. Joe] Manchin has started to change a bit. And so, she’s kinda on a branch.
“Joe Manchin can say: ‘I am the only Democrat who can occupy this seat, it is me or a Republican’ … and it is valid,” adds Jentleson. “It’s usually a pretty reliable vote for most of the things we want to pass. He can be very frustrating, but it’s literally him or a Republican… Sinema can’t say that she’s the only Democrat who can hold this seat. There are other credible Democrats who could run for a primary and win the general election.
Arizona Democratic Senator from Sinema, Senator Mark Kelly, will be re-elected in just two years. “For him to win, he has to accomplish a lot. He needs to be able to speak to the voters and say, ‘This is what we did,’ ”Jentleson adds. “And so I don’t think Sinema can tell Mark Kelly to go jump off a bridge … It’s just untenable to say, ‘I’m going to stand in the way of whatever Democrats want to do because of my love. for systematic obstruction ‘in a purple state. I don’t think that’s a long-term sustainable position.
Next, former Stockton, Calif. Mayor Michael Tubbs talks about his push for a universal basic income. And The Daily Beast’s Diana Falzone takes us to Fox News, as staff members lose their minds to the challenge of an even crazier Conservative network.
“They dug their heels. And now they’re going to give viewers what they want, which is that red meat of Dr. Seuss or Mr. Potato Head’s cancellation culture, ”she tells Jong-Fast. “Things will get even better, as Fox News employees say, ‘Foxifized’, which is the Christmas war, the war against men. There is always a war going on.
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