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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Manchin praises Blankenship

After running ads in the primary pointing out he lost relatives in the Farmington mine disaster of 1968, which killed 78 miners, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin embraced Republican Don Blankenship, a man many blame for the Upper Big Branch mine disaster of 2010, which killed 29 miners.


Appearing on Neil Cavuto's Fox News show, Manchin said, "There was only one truly conservative West Virginian in the race."

That was Blankenship.

Blankenship has had a falling out with the Republican nominee, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, and may endorse Manchin.

Asked if he would accept Blankenship's endorsement, Manchin said, "I have no control over [an endorsement] whatsoever. Don has to make his decision what he's comfortable with."

But would the United Mine Workers be comfortable with that?


  1. Just thinking out loud via typing here, but wouldn't endorsing Manchin over Morrisey sort of destroy the "one true conservative" argument Blankenship was pressing?

    1. Oh, I don't know. National Review just told us we had to accept and support trannies. Being a "true conservative" nowadays means peeking left for cues on what to put in tomorrow's sermon to the clingers and deplorables.

  2. Will this turn out to be a Dem op to hijack the Repub nom?
    An attempt which failed and now they're trying to salvage what they can?

  3. "What else did Schumer tell you to say, Joe?"

    Lather, rinse, repeat from here to Election Day.

  4. Good thing Almost Heaven has a Sore Losers law that prevents a primary loser from running in the general as a third party. That was a stupid comment by Blankenship. Take your lumps a and get behind Patrick, you sore loser.

    1. Great law. Other states take note!

      If he endorses Manchin, then the fix was in and he would have not been the senator he ran as.