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Obama too toxic for West Virginia Democrats
The Washington Times ^ | 24 Jun 2012 | Sarah Freishtat

Posted on 06/24/2012 6:35:46 PM PDT by mandaladon

For a West Virginia Democrat these days, balancing the demands of local and national party politics can induce ideological schizophrenia.

The party controls the governor’s mansion, both of the state’s U.S. Senate seats and both houses of the state Legislature, but President Obama is so politically toxic in the Mountaineer State that a jailed felon won nine of the state’s 55 counties and took 41 percent of the vote in the state’s Democratic presidential primary last month.

The stark divisions were on display again last week when three of the state’s top Democrats — Sen. Joe Manchin III, Rep. Nick J. Rahall II and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin — revealed that they would be elsewhere when the party convenes in Charlotte, N.C., in September to nominate Mr. Obama for a second term.

Mr. Rahall has said he backs President Obama for re-election, but Mr. Manchin and Mr. Tomblin have not. Mr. Manchin, a former governor who is running for a full six-year term in November, said in a statement that he was “focused on bringing people together for the next generation, not the next election.”

Tomblin campaign spokesman Chris Stadelman told the Charleston Daily Mail last week that the governor “has serious problems with both Gov. Romney and President Obama.” “The governor feels that his time is best spent working in West Virginia to move our state forward instead of attending a four-day political rally in North Carolina,” Mr. Stadelman said.

James A. White, a political scientist at Concord University in Athens, W.Va., said in a telephone interview that the state Democrats’ reaction reflects that “the presidential race in West Virginia is not going to be close, and everybody knows that.”

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: elections; obama
Zero is too toxic for the entire country!
1 posted on 06/24/2012 6:35:56 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon
President Obama is so politically toxic in the Mountaineer State that a jailed felon won nine of the state’s 55 counties and took 41 percent of the vote in the state’s Democratic presidential primary last month. ..................Now that's pretty embarrassing .
2 posted on 06/24/2012 6:38:26 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

“Obama too toxic for West Virginia Democrats...”

But believing, voting, and working for the same things as him is dandy- the media can cover that up.


3 posted on 06/24/2012 6:46:10 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mandaladon

“a jailed felon won”

Those Democrats sure seem to love felons, don’t they?


4 posted on 06/24/2012 6:49:01 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: mandaladon

“a jailed felon won”

Those Democrats sure seem to love felons, don’t they?


5 posted on 06/24/2012 6:49:12 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: mandaladon

O toxic? That’s fair considering he is death to jobs there and across the country..

Add to that sordid fact, it’s a mystery as to why nobody wants to run with Mitt either, except Huck and Trump..

The GoP could make major gains if they had the brains and willpower and gumption to pull the right levers the next few months. Could? but sadly nothing is guaranteed when it comes to politics.


6 posted on 06/24/2012 6:57:42 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: mandaladon

“Zero is too toxic for the entire country! “

Not so, he is still welcome in most university environments, Latino groups, Globalist community, Community organizing venues and anti-American union strongholds.

But that pretty much covers where he’s welcome.


7 posted on 06/24/2012 7:23:21 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Bshaw
If you haven't noticed Obama is QUICKLY losing any friends and support he might have had. In other words ... "OBAMA will soon be a thing of the past!" PS Might want to start collecting Obama memorbilia and sell it (if YOU can) on e-bay.
8 posted on 06/24/2012 8:08:14 PM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: hapnHal; Impy; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale; DarthVader; unkus; Clintonfatigued
“PS Might want to start collecting Obama memorbilia and sell it (if YOU can) on e-bay.”

I might have posted this before, but last year someone offered my friend $25 for a can of “Billy Beer” he has on display. He turned him down.

9 posted on 06/24/2012 8:26:53 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

The fact is the vote for the felon was an ABBO (Any Body But Obama) vote. None of the Democrats that voted knew who the guy was or that he was a felon. All they knew is that they weren’t going to vote for the biggest loser.


10 posted on 06/24/2012 9:05:11 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: mandaladon

When the state that adored John Murtha rejects a Democrat, you know things are looking up.


11 posted on 06/24/2012 9:38:39 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: hapnHal; All

Obama is QUICKLY losing any friends and support he might have had
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Even the “Obama Girl” of YouTube fame in the 2008 Campaign is NOT endorsing Obama this time around. She was on Hannity the other day. She has had to move back in with her parents due to the Economic woes of this nation.


12 posted on 06/24/2012 11:48:02 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Albion Wilde

Murtha was from PA.


13 posted on 06/25/2012 12:49:16 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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Murtha was from PA.

Doh! I meant Robert Byrd.... thanks! (double face palm)

14 posted on 06/25/2012 10:14:40 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: mandaladon; Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOZuxwVk7TU


15 posted on 06/26/2012 2:26:44 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Looking on ebay, someone is selling a 6 pack for $40.


16 posted on 06/26/2012 2:29:54 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: mandaladon
Should be a sight at the dem convention next September..

Dem Convention Chairperson:"Will someone from the West Virginia delegation please announce the state's delegate count! This the fifth and final request!! Anyone?!"

17 posted on 06/26/2012 11:07:58 AM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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