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It really isn't a new idea. It has been circulating around since at least last February when Annie Lowrey of Atlantic magazine urged Democrats to bribe Joe Manchin to support eliminating the filibuster by the earmarks pork bribe in order to "Give Joe Manchin Whatever He Wants." However, the urgency among Democrats and their media allies has gone into hyperdrive since Manchin again reiterated his strong support for maintaining the filibuster in a recent Op-Ed he wrote.As a result some have dropped any hint of subtlety and are now flat out screeching for the bribery route in order to convince Manchin to change his mind on the filibuster. Among them the Daily Beast columnist Wahajat Ali who went into full bribe mode in his Sunday tweet.
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