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Capito Won't Run For Senate (West Virginia Republican Capitulates??)
PMSNBC ^ | 07/21/10

Posted on 07/21/2010 7:44:25 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

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To: Vaquero; eCSMaster
Go ahead West Virginia, elect another Democrat who will shut down your coal industry.
Stupid!

Yep .... just as stupid as New Yorkers electing democRats who will destroy their financial industry, or Californians electing democRats who will destroy their aviation industry, or [fill in the blank] electing democRats who will destroy their [fill in the blank] industry.

51 posted on 07/21/2010 9:53:32 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: no dems

DUH! The Republican Party is the junior partner in the ruling socialist class. A man (or woman) is always loyal to his bread and butter, the rest of us BE DAMNED!

This will continue until we Patriots take control of the GOP and purge all elements of the ruling class from the party.

Then the we over the country...1775 redux.


52 posted on 07/21/2010 10:18:51 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: SoFloFreeper; All

Probably doesn’t want to give up a perfectly good House seat just to run a certain-to-lose race against the single most popular person in West Virginia.

Hardly a “capitulation”...more of a “rational political calculation.”


53 posted on 07/21/2010 10:24:53 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (The success of Darwinism was accompanied by a decline in scientific integrity. - Dr. Wm R. Thompson)
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To: no dems
Right you are. I also blame the WV GOP. They have failed to deliver solid leadership quality people. I think that being the minority is imprinted into their brains like Pavlov's dog.

I don't worry about Joe not defending coal. He's from a coal mining family. He will be pro-union though. He is pro-life and in his job as governor, he has been fiscally conservative. I,m glad that Shelley has backed down on running because she would have lost, and she is going to need all of her money and energy holding on to her House seat.

54 posted on 07/21/2010 10:53:21 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: RockinRight

yep, especially the “choking down cheese till they burst” part.


55 posted on 07/21/2010 10:58:58 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (I've been ionized, but I'm okay now.)
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To: WVNan
A fiscally conservative governor can do a lot for a state and to Joe's credit he has done just that.

But in DC, he will be a vote in favor of every spending bill on the Rat agenda.

56 posted on 07/21/2010 11:01:23 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (I've been ionized, but I'm okay now.)
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To: Notary Sojac

I pray that he won’t and I will be holding his feet to the fire. He already knows I will.


57 posted on 07/21/2010 11:02:34 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: ArrogantBustard

NYers....and I am one...are ruled by elitist limosene liberals like the smug Bloomberg or Mario ‘the Homo’ Cuomo...it is a despicable euro-loving bunch of rich leftists from NYC who make up the majority of Pols...as far as those wall street idiots who voted for Obama??...head up their @$$ limo libs again

I expect more from West Virgina, I expect more from those fly over types.......in West Virginia we have a majority who claims they want personal freedom like the 2nd amendment....but because the union leader scum tell them how to vote ‘for their own good’, they blindly follow even though it goes against their instincts....


58 posted on 07/21/2010 11:04:12 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: twigs

Did she not vote for the Dodd-Frank bill? =.=


59 posted on 07/21/2010 11:10:16 AM PDT by cranked
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To: SoFloFreeper

Good. She’s a liberal.

Better to let a conservative be nominated with smaller name identification and hope a Republican wave carries that person to victory.


60 posted on 07/21/2010 12:43:44 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: Notary Sojac

You’re probably right - however I have been referring to the fact that WV has begun to lean pretty heavily towards the GOP in federal elections. It just so happens that Byrd and Rockefeller have had a death grip on the state.

The Mike Huckabee analogy is a good one - it reminds me why I detested his candidacy so much. And I happen to be pro-life, pro-gun, and all that.....I just despise big-government “compassionate conservatism”. That brand of Republicanism is what cost us so dearly in 2006 and 2008.


61 posted on 07/21/2010 12:44:58 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Vaquero

At least WV didn’t vote for Zer0.

When Cuomo got his start, it wasn’t as a liberal. Matter of fact, he was fighting a liberal REPUBLICAN administration.

WV votes RAT locally and will continue to do so as long as the WV GOP continues on its corrupt course of being happy to be back-benchers, taking what crumbs the RATS throw their way.


62 posted on 07/21/2010 3:39:52 PM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: Roccus

good luck in your state....

there is NO HOPE for mine.

I have lived here all my 61 years and never knew of Cuomo the elder as a conservative of any kind...sure you had RINO Nelson Rockafeller as gov. back in the 70s and 60s, but I dont remember Mario as doing anything but try to make things MORE LIBERAL than rockefeller and he proved it....


63 posted on 07/21/2010 3:45:30 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

I was talking about the Corona Fighting 69 that he helped against the first Lindsey Admin....that’s where he got his start.

Politics is always wheels within wheels. Some call me a conspiracy nut, but the truth is that politics is nothing BUT a collection of conspiracies.

BTW....born under LaGuardia-left under Bloomberg.


64 posted on 07/21/2010 3:58:31 PM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: Roccus
John Vliet Lindsay, the darling of the silk stocking district, finally turned Dhimmicrat, which is what he really was... before he died a pauper.

he was a great big gummint POS....even the title RINO for him would connote something more conservative that he was....he gave away the city.

65 posted on 07/21/2010 4:36:02 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; Coop; GOPsterinMA; Clemenza; yongin; Crichton

Well, if Capito was gonna run half-a$$ed, we’re better off with her not running. John Raese (who nearly beat Rockefeller back in 1984) wants to run, and will run as an unabashed conservative.


66 posted on 07/21/2010 6:03:56 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; justiceseeker93; Maelstorm; GOPsterinMA; Clemenza; yongin

In a most improbable development, former SOS Ken Hechler is challenging Manchin in the primary.


67 posted on 07/21/2010 7:45:21 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Hechler turns 96 in September. That may, in fact, make him the oldest person ever to seriously compete in a party primary (Strom was 93 in his last primary run in 1996).


68 posted on 07/21/2010 7:48:45 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: twigs

No, people in WV are permanently precommitted to Democrat nominees but for some reason did not like Gore, Kerry, and Obama. They may be reconciled to Obama in 20012, as they were to Dukakis in 1988.


69 posted on 07/21/2010 9:25:43 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: Vaquero

Why did J.V. Lindsay die a pauper? Didn’t he die in FL?


70 posted on 07/21/2010 9:28:20 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican

Nutty old coot. I wonder if he still has his driver’s license.

Who was the oldest incoming Senator?


71 posted on 07/22/2010 2:55:32 AM PDT by Impy (DROP. OUT. MARK. KIRK.)
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To: Theodore R.
Medical bills from his Parkinson's Disease, heart attacks and stroke, depleted Lindsay's finances and he found himself without health insurance. In 1996 Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani appointed the former Mayor to two largely ceremonial posts to make him eligible for municipal health insurance coverage.[47] He and his wife Mary moved to a retirement community in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina in November 1999, where he died the next year at the age of seventy-nine of complications from pneumonia and Parkinson's disease.[27] (His wife Mary died in 2004.)
72 posted on 07/22/2010 3:24:38 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Raese won’t get 32%. He’s a worse 3 time loser than Keyes, and has 3 times the ego to go along with it. Raese will even hurt the ticket down ballot. Worst choice possible. I hope someone else runs.


73 posted on 07/22/2010 11:44:11 AM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: a fool in paradise

And this William Sims had a distinguished academic record. I am unsure if he was really part of the FL KKK. The people who removed his name were all Perry appointees to the UT regents.


74 posted on 07/22/2010 12:15:42 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: Vaquero

Thanks, I was close, SC but not FL.

One would think a person like John V. Lindsay would have made sure he had insurance. What about Medicare? Didn’t he have that? He voted for it in 1965, a few months before he was elected mayor. He was truly part of the NY blueblood class.


75 posted on 07/22/2010 12:18:28 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: Theodore R.; Impy; Clemenza

Vliet was always a poser. He tried to fashion himself a part of the wealthy, trendy liberal elite (and the party establishment that forced out the last bonafide Conservative from that House district, Fred Coudert, in favor of him was happy to go along with that image), but he was never what his image made him out to be (except for the liberal part). In a lot of ways, he was the Caucasian counterpart of Zero, someone who had an ultraliberal record in DC with zero executive skills thrust into the most important Mayorship in the country - second in visibility only to the President (the job he truly coveted, for which he was using the Mayor’s office as a stepping-stone), and willfully played off the extremes (very rich/very poor) against the center and nearly destroyed NYC in the process.


76 posted on 07/22/2010 4:29:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Impy

I have written up an “oldest list” for the House and Senate, but I haven’t put it up on Wikipedia, yet (my counterpart to the “youngest” which I also did and is up), but I didn’t note who was the oldest freshman “elected” to begin a regular 6-year term (who managed to serve the whole term). I’d have to check partial terms to find out (although I think was probably MD Democrat William Pinkney Whyte who was just short of 82 when he was appointed and elected, but he died before completing it — and Whyte had served on and off for the prior 40 years, so he wasn’t a true newcomer). Frank Lautenberg was almost 79 when he began his current tenure in 2003 (after 2 years out). Strom Thurmond, of course, was the oldest elected to a full term at a month short of 94 which took him to 100. The oldest appointed Senator was Georgia’s Rebecca Latimer Felton at 87, but hers was a “stunt” appointment, lasting a single day just to set a record for her to be the oldest and first woman to serve in the Senate.


77 posted on 07/22/2010 4:43:05 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I take it that it must have been the horse’s head in his bed?


78 posted on 07/22/2010 5:40:31 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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