On the manchin issue that so many in the media and even white dems are missing: Black people will *never be okay with MVP being disrespected even if it is done to future dem plans. This isn’t our norm and never will be. Castigating Black voters for “not understanding” how
politics works isn’t needed. We understand more than any in this country. We also understand that MVP is attacked daily, that the attacks started years ago, and that Black politicians are expected to endure white bullshit for “the good of the party/country” and that a historical
VP that we’ve waited 400 years for will be protected by us. Always. Manchin and his state aren’t more important than respecting MVP. So please don’t lecture us about political theatre when there’s exactly 1 MVP Harris and exactly 0 Black women in senate and thus *all our energy
will be used to protect MVP her because at the end of the day WE are all she has standing between her and 71m white supremacists.

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