Dinesh D'Souza had a personal message for Rep. Joe Manchin on his recent podcast, in which he urges the renegade West Virginia Democrat congressman to continue to vote against his party line.
"Is Joe Manchin the last honest Democrat?" D'Souza asks.
".... This is a guy, by the way, who has been proving himself to break with the Democrats on a bunch of critical issues."
"Every Democrat voted to fund taxpayer-supported abortions; Joe Manchin was the only Democrat to join all the Republicans in voting against it," D'Souza said.
"Every Democrat voted for critical race theory; Joe Manchin is the only Democrat to join the Republicans in supporting [Senator] Tom Cotton (R-AK)'s bid to [enact] a federal ban on critical race theory."
D'Souza slammed the Biden administration's "infrastructure" bill:
"There are two infrastructure bills. There's a smaller, sort of the $1T infrastructure bill, which, by the way, a bunch of Republicans voted for. It's passed the Senate; it's now being moved over to the house. My guess is: this bill is likely to pass, and pass with Republican support."
D'Souza spoke to the possible reasons why Republicans would support such a bill, but then came out with:
"I think for the Democrats, it's not about any of this. Their goal is to use the kind of momentum of the first bill, the $1.2T bill to pass a much bigger $3.5T bill."
"Now, first of all, this whole thing I think is demented. Instead of spending more money or less money, we should really be talking about how to save money," continues D'Souza, who recommends "frugality mode" because of the (recent) past economic impact of the pandemic.
".... And so, my message to Manchin is: don't just hang tough. Essentially, just vote against this [new spending bill]."
"It's particularly the case that, if you support the more modest infrastructure bill, the bill that is aimed at bridges and tunnels and utilities and other basic infrastructure: Ok, that's it. We've done it. Infrastructure is now done."
"And, it's not a matter of trying to find middle ground with these guys. This is a, I think it was PJ O'Rourke who said that giving the government money is like giving whisky and car keys to teenage boys."
"The Democrats are in this reckless spending mode with no real attention to the welfare of the country. And you, Joe Manchin, can be the man to stop them."