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Friday, October 05, 2018

Kavanaugh vote will re-elect Manchin

There is no sugarcoating this. A month and a day before the election, I project Democratic Senator Joe Manchin has won re-election for another six-year term from the state of West Virginia.

He did it in a tweet.

I will vote to support Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

BREAKING: With support now from Sens. Collins and Manchin, Judge Kavanaugh looks to have the votes to be confirmed to the US Supreme Court; final vote expected Saturday.

By voting to confirm the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Manchin will rightly claim that he puts the wishes of his state ahead of party.

I will not vote for Manchin because he is a feather in the wind.

But I am a minority of one.

His ads are good, his narrative is solid, and voters still like his late Uncle A. James, even though he cost us $279 million.

On July 10, I wrote, "President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court will reveal whether Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia wants to represent the people of West Virginia in the Senate, or not.

"The latter is a very real possibility. While West Virginia's last three Democratic senators all stayed on well past their best-used-by dates, Manchin may want out."

Obviously, he wants to stay in D.C. in general, and the Senate in particular.

I also wrote, "Manchin has a decision to make this year. Either he represents the will of a people who supported President Trump in a manner never seen before and votes to confirm Kavanaugh, or he he decides to put party first and become an ex-senator."

And I ended that piece, "Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has his work cut out for him, but a Manchin vote against the Supreme Court nominee will be helpful."

Now that was in July, and who thought at the time that there would be a hullabaloo about this nomination? The public cannot name two of the eight seated justices.

But there is a hullabaloo now, isn't there?

Democrats have incensed Americans by turning the confirmation hearings into a circus with too many clowns. Actual rape victims are angry with the way Democrats treated Kavanaugh.

Last week, Lindsey Graham took Democrats to task.

Today, Susan Collins did. She was Popeye in that she had all she can stands and she can't stands no more. She said, “One can only hope the Kavanaugh nomination is where the process has finally hit rock bottom.”

The reaction was wonderful.

. — political courage and class. I salute my wonderful friend and her principled leadership.

Kavanaugh united the GOP.

With a single speech, Sen. Collins, announcing her support for Kavanaugh, has paved the way for a much more conservative Supreme Court for the next generation. Abortion rights, gay rights, climate change, and health care reform could well be impacted for decades to come.

All the Libs telling Sen. Collins to wrap it up, I'm sorry a strong independent woman intimidates you. Let. Her. Speak.

McConnell on Collins speech: “It was an extraordinary speech. One of the best I’ve ever heard. It came at the right time.”

A huge win for Trump. He’ll say he stuck to his guns, defeated a liberal fake news crusade against a qualified judge, and got another conservative on the bench. The GOP will close ranks behind him. Kavanaugh becomes that rare thing: a victorious martyr in the culture war.

Manchin sided with Republicans this time on a very important vote.

West Virginians will decide if Joe has to go.

I will disagree but respect their decision. He's my senator now. Come January 3, he will still be my senator.

And Brett Kavanaugh will be my justice.

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41 comments:

  1. Don, do you think there is any chance he will switch parties?

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    1. I have little use for Dems who switch parties anyway. They may have been nudged over the line by the egregious actions of their own, once-fringe lunatics, but that doesn't mean the leopard's changed his spots. It just means that the GOP is one RINO weaker.

      As it is, JUSTICE Kavanaugh is for life; Senator Manchin is for six years (and that's if WV does, in fact, reward him for this calculated action with re-election). I can live with that. =^[.]^=

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    2. He will be in the minority.

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    3. But that's the way politics works. And I think I may be accurate in pointing out Manchin is a holdover from the days when the Democrat Party was not batcrap-crazy Orwellian-level up-is-down reprobates. Also the fact that he favors his constituents' wishes ahead of his party's should not be downplayed.

      All that being said, I could never, ever bring myself to pull the lever for anyone with a "D" next to his name, solely based on my faith-based principles.

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    4. Man chin doesn't favor anything but continuing to feed at the trough.

      Slop gorging swamp hog.

      No more democrats. Anywhere. For any dumb ass reason.

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    5. Don I differ with your opinion... Big Jim switched; Joe very well may follow a proven path.

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    6. the progs are harassing him heavily now, so maybe he will walk across the aisle.

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    7. What the hell does he have to lose now by crossing over?

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  2. Don't feel too bad. I'll be stuck with Romney.

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    1. Think that's bad - I've got Feinstein, Boxer, K.Harris, Pelosi....... need I go on.

      I vote even though I'm disenfranchised by Dems & Illegal Aliens voting here in CA.

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    2. I was born in Pomona(53), my folks in LA. I hate what's happened to my former home. Don't think you'll have DiFi much longer, her Chinese problems are about to explode.

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    3. Born and raised in CA, love the state, hate the politics.

      DiFi has me voting for De Leon. Not because I like him, but due to the garbage choice our jungle primary give me. Her out serves the purpose of removing powerful committee posts from CA ownership and serves as punishment for her instigation of this recent debacle.

      If the primary keeps handing me lose-lose options, I'll keep voting for the challenger each time.
      -Nekozuki

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    4. Do what you can. Thanks.

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    5. Is there any advantage if Feinstein wins, then is removed from the senate for her part in the Ford debacle? New primary for special election? Another chance to slip a republican into the mix?

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  3. I said in comment in another thread, the fact that Manchin will be the ONLY Democrat to vote YES on Kavanaugh is even more powerful than the fact that he will be voting YES on Kavanaugh. He will be able to successfully sell himself as the lone voice of bipartisanship (on the D side) in a bitterly divided Washington. And that's not nothing.
    -TK

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    1. Only if the voters of WV are complete fucking idiots.

      Are they?

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  4. Conservative Treehouse posted this tweet from Sarah Palin to Murkowski with the story behind it:

    @SarahPalinUSA
    Hey @LisaMurkowski - I can see 2022 from my house...

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    1. The Constitution bars recall of a US Senator.

      The Senate may give one a boot. But voters only have that choice every 6 years.

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  5. No percentage in Collins voting No.

    Manchin is in it for what he can get, doesn't seem to be an ideologue. Heitkamp and McCaskill are. They could go with the flow and maybe make a fight of it, but they would be shunned by the pack.

    Ah, well, 2, maybe 4 new R Senators to help the President.

    I can dig it.

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  6. I wonder whether the Democrats will be dumbass enough to try this again with the next Trump SCOTUS nomination?

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    1. Of course they will. Except the next time Cocaine Mitch will ram the nomination right up their asses and hold the vote without any BS.

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    2. Assuming RBG is the next to be replaced has me laughing. Just think about the sexual predator allegations they will make against Amy Barrett. And what fart jokes she made in her youth...

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  7. I wish Lincoln was right, but the new Manchin twist is “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but Joe Manchin can fool most of the people of West Virginia all of the time.”

    Shame on WV if Manchin is re-elected just because of this vote.

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  8. I'm not voting for Lying Joe no matter what. He is way past his "Use By" date. - Elric

    Scott Johnson had an amusing take on Manchin at powerlineblog.com: "Are You A Man Or A Manchin?"

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  9. House Democrats will open an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct and perjury against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh if they win control of the House in November, Representative Jerrold Nadler, the New York Democrat in line to be the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said on Friday.
    We MUST vote Red in November!!!

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  10. manchin votes Trump one time and shumer all other times. He plays West Virginia for suckers. He said "I don't care." Help him stay home.

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  11. How can he survive an onslaught of commercials showing his performance at the State of the Union?

    WayTooOpinionated

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  12. Manchin. One more data point in the argument for term limits.

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  13. If the dems take the senate Manchin will be the first to impeach kavanaugh. That is his thinking.

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  14. I'm very glad you call them as you see them, Don -- tho I'm sad that W.V. voters will vote for a Dem.

    Keep calling them as you see them, whether good or bad for the US, or Trump, or WV.

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  15. Anti-Democrat sentiment has been fiercely stirred. Manchin may be the best Democrat who ever lived, but he's still a Democrat and the brand itself has been destroyed. I agree with many of your insights, but six years of treachery can't be undone with one vote for Kavanaugh. I think Manchin will lose, and the vote will be decisive.

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  16. Dems can talk impeachment all they want but they aren't going to get 67 senators to carry it out. That is a moot point regardless of whether Dems take the House or the Senate.

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  17. Manchin didn't vote for Kavanaugh, or for America or for West Virginia: he voted for Joe Manchin. It was just another version of his State of the Union game, not knowing when to clap, when to stand up or to sit down.

    Hopefully, West Virginians will reject Sen. Bare Minimum.

    btw, Reagan was a party-switcher. Jeanne Kirkpatrick. Even Trump could be said to have switched. #MeToo.

    Reagan's began with the commie thuggery in the Hollywood unions. Mine began with Hillary's use of the FBI to frame Billy Dale. Others came when Hillary used the FBI to frame Donald Trump. Now they're coming over because of Judge Kavanaugh being framed, also a Deep State Production.

    I say welcome.

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    1. Manchin didn't vote for Kavanaugh, or for America or for West Virginia: he voted for Joe Manchin.


      See:

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vicar_of_Bray_(song)

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  18. One vote does not a Republican make. I have to disagree. There is no way anyone can look at the last month with a sane [i.e. non-liberal] mind and even force themselves to vote Democratic. He is toast. I will even say Tammy Baldwin is toast here in Wisconsin - google Wisconsin VA Scandal.

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    1. I don't mean Manchin. He should go away. I'm talking about voters. If they have enough integrity to leave the Democrats over this assault on Due Process and fundamental decency, we'll bring 'em around on the rest, because conservative principles are foundationally true principles.

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  19. I woulld not mind if Manchin wins if Tester, Heitkamp, McCaskill, and Donnelly all lose. The Republicans would then comtrol the Senate, and the message would go out about what Democrats need to do to stay in office. (As Instapundit says - not be crazy.) Not that I would mind the message going out, because the Democrats will ignore it anyway.

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