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Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Feinstein may cost Manchin his seat

Much as I dislike him, West Virginians likely will re-elect Senator Joe Manchin.

But Dianne Feinstein handed Republican challenger Patrick Morrisey a gift by politicizing the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Suddenly, Morrisey has an issue because Feinstein ramped the nomination up from a routine vote the public would not care about to a national referendum on due process and presumption of innocence.

The Hill reported, "Vulnerable Democrats are hoping Republicans will force him to withdraw his nomination, allowing them to avoid politically divisive votes. The Democrats in the toughest position are Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.) and Joe Manchin (W.Va.)."

They voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch, a vote most voters ignored.

The Hill reported, "But this time around the partisan divide is much more bitter: The seat Kavanaugh has been tapped to fill will likely determine the balance of the court for years, and a confirmation vote is slated to take place a month before Election Day."

National polls show a nation split but in North Dakota, Indiana, and West Virginia, voters overwhelmingly endorse Kavanaugh. People in those states are paying attention.

If Donnelly, Heitkamp, and Manchin thought voting for Justice Gorsuch was important to their political survival, how can they vote against Kavanaugh when voters are paying attention?

The anger at how Democrats treated Judge Kavanaugh may spill over into other states. I talked this morning to a rape victim who did not get justice. She is angry all right -- at Democrats and Professor Ford.

Feinstein wanted Anita Hill 2.0.

Instead, she got Clarence Thomas 2.0. Time has vindicated the man. Justice Thomas has not been the sex-crazed black man that liberals portrayed him as. He has brought quiet strength and dignity to the office.

And yes, race was the real issue. How dare a black man be a conservative in 1991.

27 years later, that is how they view Kanye West.

Fair-minded people look at Judge Kavanaugh and see Justice Thomas's brother from another mother.
Which side are you on boys?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on boys?
Which side are you on?
The election in West Virginia may be decided by Manchin's vote.

I thank Feinstein on behalf of Patrick Morrisey.

UPDATE:

I love this tweet.

LOL: Mitch McConnell gets SAVAGE: "Last night the New York Times unleashed this major story. Get this! Judge Kavanaugh may have been accused of throwing some ice across a college bar in the mid 1980s. Talk about a bombshell!"

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16 comments:

  1. It may throw Minnesota as well, and they are picking both their Senators. Voters notice. Swing vote is a misrepresentation. The question is motivation. If moderate republicans and not so communist democrats are motivated, they vote. Barry motivated them, McInsane did not. the moderate republicans sat home the moderate dems went to the polls to show they weren't as racist as previously reported.

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  2. There's an alternative scenario: Manchin takes one for the party, votes against Kavanaugh, and if he fails to win re-election the Democrats reward him with a position on the DNC or some other highly rewarding sinecure. They've got ways and ways of easing the pain for Manchin were he to lose re-election.

    Iapetus

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    1. Man-Chin will give us one of those show votes, once the vote hits 51. They will let him hold his vote until the matter is decided and then he will vote yes to save himself.

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    2. Those DNC sinecures are going to be getting pretty crowded.

      Way2Opinionated

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  3. if WV re-elects Manchin then they deserve whatever the Dems do to them (later). People that blind and dumb deserve to get it good and hard. sorry, but there is no room for gentiity now.

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  4. Here's my greatest fear. There seems to be multiple reports (and behavior compatible with these reports) that Flake, Collins, and Murkowski have teamed up with Manchin, opening up the scenario that the three will vote no in order to give Manchin a free yes vote while still sending Kavanaugh's confirmation down to defeat.

    West Virginians need to know in advance of the prospect - and if this plot comes to fruition, they need to be told again and again that Manchin only voted yes because it was safe to do so without confirming Kavanaugh.

    Treachery has magnified in the past few weeks, and Democrats are reveling in it.

    West Virginians must not be deceived.

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    1. Unfortunately this is the likely scenario. The Dems agreed to let the FBI quit on Thursday so some deal favorable to them has probably been reached. If Trump picks up 3 seats in November he can renominate K and shove him down their throats.

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    2. AFIK Neither Collins nor Murki have any special animus against Trump. Both, however, are up next time out.

      Why put your neck on the line if there's no gain?

      The Flake was no more than St John of Hanoi's vassal, hand-picked by his machine.

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  5. I'm voting against Lyin' Joe no matter how he votes on Judge Kavanaugh. - Elric

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  6. Regardless of his vote, all Dems are on the record of supporting a mob lynching as they were not willing to halt their party's insanity. Therefore, they are all complicit with the destruction of the republic.

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    1. Yes, they had the choice to stop Feinstein for violating Senate rules and process and let the vote proceed. Instead, they chose mob rule and all-out political war, and not a single Democratic senator has spoken out against their behavior.

      So no matter if any of them votes yes at the last minute to confirm (especially if they do so only the Republicans show they can hold on to 50 votes), they are still guilty of aiding and abetting in this attack on America by their silence and acquiescence up to that moment.

      And for they they all deserve to be removed from office by the voters.

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  7. i guarantee you that any gop senator that votes no on kavenaugh will be recalled and replaced. bet on it.

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    1. Unfortunately, there is no constitutional mechanism for voters to recall their senator once they've elected him - they can only vote him out of office at his next election.

      The Senate can expel a member by a two-thirds vote, but obviously that's not going to happen here.

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  8. I hope Kavanaugh gets confirmed, and Manchin loses. However Manchin votes.
    The Dems are dirty tricks experts.
    I fear, again, for the USA.

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  9. The law of unintended consequences, starring Dianne Feinstein as Wile E. Coyote.

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  10. Why does Morrisey need anything more than rerunning Manchin's performance at the State of the Union where he half stood and then stopped because he didn't have the permission of his Masters?

    Way2Opinionated

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