Democrats Go On The Warpath Against Manchin In Large Number Of Social Media Ads
A new report from Newsweek has revealed that Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from the state of West Virginia, has been targeted by many of his Democratic Party colleagues in a whopping total of 700 ads on both Facebook and Instagram since the House sent President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better package to the Senate back on Nov. 15, 2021.
The left will eat their own if they are not part of the groupthink they have worked so hard to create. This much we now know, thanks in large part to Manchin’s opposition to the changes that the left wanted to make to the filibuster.
The multitrillion package has been stalled in large part due to Manchin. He has said the package is too expensive. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema also objects to some of the plan, but has not faced the same sort of backlash as Manchin. In addition, the two are opposing plans by Democrats to change the Senate filibuster rules.
“It is extremely uncommon to name a party colleague in a negative ad outside of a primary— but then again Joe Manchin isn’t a typical Democrat,” Nate Lerner, founder of digital political consultancy Build The Wave, went on to tell Newsweek.
“I think we will see more of it moving forward as progressives split further from right-leaning Democrats like Manchin and Sinema,” Lerner stated.
So far, eight Democrats vying for the Senate have targeted Manchin in their ads on the social media platforms. They include: Rep. Tim Ryan in Ohio; Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta in Pennsylvania; Adm. Michael Franken in Iowa; Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and basketball executive Alex Lasry in Wisconsin; and U.S. Marines veteran Lucas Kunce and U.S. Air Force veteran Jewel Kelly in Missouri, according to Newsweek.
In addition, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.; Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.; Pramila Jayapal D-Wash.; and Veronica Escobar, D-Texas; have run anti-Manchin ads recently.
The folks who are running these ads that are also gunning for office are hoping that the Democratic voter base will see Manchin as a traitor and vote them into office and him out of his seat, all for daring to think for himself and make up his own mind about the issue.
“Ocasio-Cortez posted 72 ads to Facebook and Instagram on Jan. 13 urging people to put pressure on both Manchin and Sinema to join with Senate Democrats in changing the filibuster rule,” the report read.