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Monday, August 07, 2017

Manchin: I don't give a (bleep) about West Virginia

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin's actual words (well with one bleeped) were
"I don’t give a (bleep), you understand? I just don’t give a (bleep). Don’t care if I get elected, don’t care if I get defeated, how about that? If they think because I’m up for election, that I can be wrangled into voting for (bleep) that I don’t like and can’t explain, they’re all crazy."
In other words (bleep) you, West Virginia. Joe Manchin is going to do what is best for Joe Manchin.

As a 36-year resident of his home state, I have watched his career from back-bencher in the Legislature to secretary of state to governor and now to senator. I never voted for him. Never will.

Manchin has lied to the people of West Virginia throughout his senatorial career as he serves himself, not the people of West Virginia.

When he ran in 2010, he promised to repeal Obamacare.

That was a lie. He never did.

When he ran in 2010, he promised to stand up for gun rights.

That was a lie. He proposed gun control legislation.

When he ran in 2012, he promised to work with Republicans.

That was a lie. He's been just about as partisan as Chuck Schumer.

Now he says, "Don’t care if I get elected, don’t care if I get defeated, how about that?"

That is a lie. He seeks re-election. Thus he does care.

This is just another phony stance by Manchin.

But if he does not care about how West Virginians feel on Obamacare, guns, the environment, and taxes, why should we give a (bleep) about him?

He's Jay Rockefeller without the chauffeur.

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  1. Well now no one is going to bother talking about Manchin changing parties any longer will they? Bye Joe.

    1. Was thinking the same thing. We don't need more McCains, Murrow skis or Collins'.

  2. Surber: Are you voting for Evan Jenkins or Patrick Morrisey?

    1. Morrisey. He's done a good job as attorney general bringing in top talent. Stopped all the abuse McGraw had done. Changed a den of political iniquity into a pretty fair state shop. I like Jenkins, but prefer Morrisey.

    2. You know the state a lot better than I do, Big D, so thanks for the tip and will vote accordingly.

  3. Say, is that guy a democrat? But then he is as much a republican as McCain and company.

  4. Don, do you know if States have the right to bring in term limits for their federal representatives?

  5. I take it then that the best you can say for him is that he wasn't a Klansman?

  6. Seems like he's awesome at generating campaign commercial material for his opponents. Yeah, I know, we need a party that was actually smart enough, and had their shit together enough, to use his own words against him.

    Here in Indiana, Joe Donnelly (D) is up for election 2018. He claims he's this straight down the middle, moderate. But, he started getting crap from the lefties for voting for Gorsuch (he did it because he knew he was screwed if he didn't); so he gets all pissy, and in a moment of pique reminds them all that he votes with them 9 out of 10 times. That's all the campaign material I would need:" So called moderate, Joe Donnelly admits he votes with Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and the rest of those leftist shit bags (pictures of them all flash through the screen). Joe Donnelly says he represents Hoosiers while he's in Indiana, but only represents the democrat party when he's in Washington. Fire Joe Donnelly!" We'll see' the Republicans probably think using his own words against him/them is mean, and beyond the pale.

    1. Hahaha...good post Hoss. Pretty much sums up the current state of TV campaign advertising. My dad told me he just stopped watching local news about a month before the special election in MT for Zinke's seat because of all the GD ads. He was voting R no matter how many reporters got beat up! So many millions of dollars, so few minds changed.

  7. There once was a poseur named Joe
    Who was a political ho
    A Democrat crony
    Chock full of baloney
    Yo Manchin, yo ass gots to go

    1. Best limerick of the current century!

  8. The best solution would be to repeal Article XVII of the U.S. Constitution (election of senators by popular vote) and return to the original Article 1, Section 3 (senators chosen by their state legislatures). What is it up to now? 32 state legislatures controlled by the Republicans? If they all appointed Republican senators that would stop a lot of the shenanigans in the Senate immediately. Also, Lyin' Joe would be out of a job. But that's okay with him because he doesn't give a (bleep) anyway. - Elric


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