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Monday, March 08, 2021

Joe Manchin, D-Manchin

As a West Virginian, for years I have told readers that Joe Manchin will not flip parties and become a Republican. I am not really sure why readers believe that. Nothing in his record shows a fondness for the truth or limited government. People must have him confused with John McCain.

West Virginia voted for Donald John Trump twice? Manchin could not care less.

What part of Manchin saying "I don't give a shit" do you not understand?

The will of the people means nothing to him.

That is the opposite of the representative democracy contained in the Constitution. A senator who defies the will of the people is no hero. He is a coward. A real hero would resign the Senate rather than vote against his conscience. 

Manchin is a lifer. Manchin has no conscience. How convenient.

This weekend, the media hailed Manchin as a great compromiser who worked with Democrats on their $1.9 trillion pork barrel. He said he would not vote for it if no Republican voted for it. No Republican did. He voted for it anyway. 

When Republicans did this, the media condemned it as anti-democratic.

Manchin got to do all the Sunday morning news shows. The only thing of interest he said came when he called Jake Tapper "Chuck." That amused me.

But Manchin's word is worthless. He said he would vote to repeal Obamacare. He never did. He just tells people what they wish to hear. He does not care. His motto is "I don't give a shit."

Despite my warnings, many conservatives fell in love with Manchin. The NRA gave him an A. He will reward them by voting for a draconian gun control measure that makes the 1968 law seem tame. Gun owners will need insurance and certification from a psychiatrist in order to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

West Virginians almost ousted him in 2018. He was re-elected with less than half the vote, something odd for a man elected governor twice and to the Senate twice before.

My warning to conservatives is be careful to whom you give your heart. For every Donald Trump there are 20 Joe Manchins. 

19 comments:

  1. I am not really sure why readers believe that. Nothing in his record shows a fondness for the truth or limited government. Republican congresscritters don't hold those values either. See Ryan, Paul or McConnell, cocaine for context.

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    1. For every Donald Trump there are 20 Joe Manchins. 100 by some counts.
      It seems like every person we send to Washington gets contaminated. It's like nuclear waste, but has a half life in the billions. Dollars, not years.
      The other problem with Manchin is that if he flipped, so would Romney. And no, I don't mean mittens would become a conservative.

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    2. Being a swing voter works best is you have a bank account in the Caymans because, on the really big issues (like HR-1), the people who can legally print money will print a bundle for your vote.

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    3. Repeal the 17th Amendment. In the repeal amendment, add that States' senators serve at the Will of the legislature that appointed them. They serve their State or they go home.

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  2. Kristan Hawkins' Students for Life is a great organization full of wonderful kids. A shame to see them used this way.

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  3. Joe is living the dream of every true West Virginian: To own a fooking yacht. 🤣🤣🤣

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    1. Yes, lots of mountains to sail it in there.

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  4. And let me also say: The initial data analysis of the 2020 election - which the LibCommies “disappeared” - had 78,600 mystery votes, likely for Joe Mama. They didn’t change the outcome, but I thought to myself, “Self, let’s imagine that the Steal Bug was planted by Dominion PRIOR TO last year. IF that was the case, 78,600 fewer votes for Status Quo Joe...say hello to Senator Morrisey.

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  5. I know I'm dreaming Don, but I would settle for Joe becoming an "Independent" like Bernie & Angus, but caucus with the GOP...if so, I'd give him whatever committee chairmanship(s) he desires (BUT I WOULD NEVER TRUST HIM!)

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  6. Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
    --Edmund Burke

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  7. Yeah, where I live, I voted for a "claimed" Republican, but she voted Dem, so she's a mud hen.

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  8. If the democrats succeed in adding Puerto Rico, Manchin will lose his power as the deciding vote.

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  9. Don,

    Your readers may be interested in this 'take' on H.R. 1 or the “For the People Act” from across 'the pond' at https://thepointman.wordpress.com/2021/03/08/the-end-of-the-old-republic/

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  10. I've met Joe Manchin and followed his career. Make no mistake; he is a snake and his greatest skill is disguising his snakehood. He publicly toes the conservative line, but he is a died-in-the-wool Democrat from a long line of Democrats. He may talk Republican in the newly-revived and Republican West Virginia, but he always VOTES Democrat, and that's what counts.

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  11. I have always regarded Joe Manchin as a totally self interested snake in the grass.

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  12. Your article would have been better had you had call this POS by another name: Joe Munchkin. His ideas match his name now.

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  13. This is my first time commenting. I always read but never do so. I have to say Don absolutely nailed it. Finally someone sees what I see in Manchin.

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  14. You know you are a snake when your own brother sues you. He is for Joe Manchin only. Has no idea what WV values are.

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