Archive for November 12th, 2020

Manchin says not to worry: “I won’t vote for crazy things.”

November 12, 2020

And, there’s probably more to the story.

During a blockbuster interview, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin didn’t mince words.

Manchin said he wanted to “reduce Americans anxiety” about the possibility of the Dems taking control of the Senate.

He said clearly and definitively that, as a tie-blocking vote,  he’d vote NO on “crazy things” like ending the filibuster, court packing, defunding the police and the Green New Deal..

Note: He didn’t mention statehood for DC and P.R., but it’s fair to assume that he’d lump that among the crazy things.

This is the single most refreshing statement I’ve heard from a politician in years.

The entire interview is well worth the listening time.

click to view the 8-minute interview

Of course, there’s more to the story…


Nov. 12: C-19 Data Dashboard

November 12, 2020

247,278 Deaths-to-Date

1,359 Daily New Deaths  (peak 2,824 April 21)
> 7-day average 1,068    (peak 2.229 April 23)


Confirmed Cases

137,590  New Cases
> 7-day average  125,297

> Highest day        142,212  Nov. 10
> April 24 peak      36,291
> June 8 low point  17,414

Currently Hospitalized

65,368  Current level

> Highest day    65,368  Nov. 11
> Prior Peak       59,719  July 23
> Lowest point   27,895  June 14