Politico’s Sam Stein notes that Sen. Joe Manchin would stomach inflation to help Ukraine but not Biden’s domestic agenda

The administration has absolutely dug its feet in: Rather than disrupt the transition to green energy here in the States, the administration would rather continue buying oil from Russia, and even buying oil from Iran is on the table. Progressives see no other option than to keep buying oil from Russia or see gas prices rise even more; besides, according to Jen Psaki, Russian oil makes up only 10 percent of what the U.S. purchases, so we’re not really funding Putin’s invasion.

Sen. Joe Manchin said Thursday that’s he’d happily pay another $10 a gallon for gas to help Ukraine:

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) says he would “gladly pay 10 cents more a gallon” for gas to help Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/QN1kCbBLRd

— The Recount (@therecount) March 3, 2022

Manchin: To help Ukraine “I would gladly pay 10 cents a gallon more.”

— Michael McAuliff (@mmcauliff) March 3, 2022

Sam Stein of Politico and MSNBC says it’s notable under what conditions Manchin would accept higher gas prices.

Notable when and under what conditions inflation becomes tolerable https://t.co/YLqOYaNTiD

— Sam Stein (@samstein) March 3, 2022

Yes it’s amazing how war and mass death move people more than making the president look good on TV.

— Noam Blum (@neontaster) March 3, 2022

If the alternative is funding a mass murderer, you mean https://t.co/KrXcsAI0v0

— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) March 3, 2022

Absolutely astonishing that inflation is a reasonable price to pay to oppose a brutal dictator upending international order and threatening nuclear war.

— RhythmDoc (@RhythmDoc01) March 3, 2022

Yep, agree 100%

War and death is more important than PR/Polls for any Repub/Dem party/WH admin

— AstrO (@Mi_Astronauta) March 3, 2022

Not supporting an evil regime destroying a neighbor country is a good reason, Smoothbrain

— Conservatalian 2.0🇺🇦🌻 (@Conservataliano) March 3, 2022

He wants to pay more by choice, more power to him. You want people forced to pay more and have no choices, to support some agenda you only support because you voted for it.

— ⚡️Erick Brockway⚡️ (@erickbrockway) March 3, 2022

Also he’s a millionaire several times over.

— James McQueen (@JTMac32) March 3, 2022

Keep it up, Sam. You’re doing great!

— Ed Tynes (@EdgarTynes) March 3, 2022

This take is way better than his last one:

Deleted. pic.twitter.com/s7nW50mvTa

— Kevin McMahon (@Kevin__McMahon) March 3, 2022


— Noam Blum (@neontaster) March 3, 2022

Why did you delete this tweet admitting Biden’s domestic agenda will cause inflation to get worse? pic.twitter.com/IEDlr8chZL

— 🐺 🍥 (@LeighWolf) March 3, 2022

Why delete? Freudian slip? I was told BBB would decrease inflation? pic.twitter.com/eQZYq0fn8Z

— Peculiar (@PeculiarHistory) March 3, 2022

Noted that you think a President’s agenda and the hostile invasion of a sovereign nation are equal.

— Taro Tsujimoto (@RCannon74) March 3, 2022

Stein’s got a weird thing for Manchin.


‘Pan to Manchin who’s in tears’: Politico’s Sam Stein indulges in some State of the Union fan fiction https://t.co/NVJciIlTGm

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 2, 2022

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