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Democrat Joe Manchin: ‘I Will Vote Tomorrow to Repeal’ Obamacare
National Review ^ | 02/21/2014 | Andrew Johnson

Posted on 02/21/2014 7:41:32 AM PST by SeekAndFind

A first Democratic senator has indicated he thinks it might be time to scrap Obamacare. While legislators should work to fix the law in the meantime, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia told Beckley’s Register Herald that he would support getting rid of the law entirely.

“I will vote tomorrow to repeal [the Affordable Care Act], but I want to fix the problems in it,” Manchin told an audience.

He described the law as a product that the government has failed to “sell.” Manchin made similar comments in November when he said Obamacare was “more than a rollout problem — there is a product problem.”

In July, before the law’s troubled rollout, Manchin said that he thought it needed more than just minor tweaks. “This is not a trim job,” he said of the needed changes to the bill. “This is a pretty good haircut that has to be looked upon.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: joemanchin; obamacare; repeal
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1 posted on 02/21/2014 7:41:32 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

More BS from the left - democrats lie, America dies.


2 posted on 02/21/2014 7:44:14 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: edcoil

West Virginians should boot this clown for being such a two faced liar. How often does this asshole vote with Harry Reid and Obama? I could’nt care less what this liar says. He will SAY ANYTHING to stay in DC.


3 posted on 02/21/2014 7:48:51 AM PST by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: SeekAndFind

Talk is cheap.


4 posted on 02/21/2014 7:49:09 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Must have noticed his pants were on fire...


5 posted on 02/21/2014 7:49:34 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: edcoil

“More BS from the left - democrats lie, America dies.”
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Exactly. The devious Joe Manchin has been lying to the people of West Virginia for a long time now.


6 posted on 02/21/2014 7:49:50 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought he promised this already and turned after he won?


7 posted on 02/21/2014 7:50:46 AM PST by albie
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To: ScottinVA
Talk is cheap.

Apparently Joe Manchin is as well......

8 posted on 02/21/2014 7:50:47 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: LeonardFMason
Agreed. This is the money quote: “This is a pretty good haircut that has to be looked upon.”

Buy a clue, Manchin! Haircuts do not grow into malignant tumors and kill the host.

9 posted on 02/21/2014 7:50:51 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Given what Manchin feels about Obamacare and what the Obama administration is doing to the coal industry, I can’t figure out why he remains a Democrat.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 7:51:21 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: edcoil
You are right about that.

"Democrat Joe Manchin: ‘I Will Vote Tomorrow to Repeal’ Obamacare"

A day late and a dollar short. I hope this guy just goes away, I wonder how much more pain and suffering West Virginia will have because of him?

11 posted on 02/21/2014 7:51:38 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I hope the West Virginians do them selves and the rest of us a favor and vote this lieing bum out.


12 posted on 02/21/2014 7:52:12 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SeekAndFind
He described the law as a product that the government has failed to “sell.”

Well, he's playing WV voters for fools. He voted for it, not having read past the title to see what it entailed. He voted against the effort to stop its funding. He wants to have it both ways. And he still doesn't understand the real problem.

In his mind, it's not that ObamaCare is an abomination as a concept. It's not that it is unworkable because all central planning is unworkable. It's not that people didn't want it in the first place. It's that it wasn't "sold" well. And now the heat's too great for him and he'd repeal it. Sure.

13 posted on 02/21/2014 7:52:34 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: House Atreides
The devious Joe Manchin has been lying to the people of West Virginia for a long time now.

And apparently his lying works - because he continually gets re-elected. Unlikely that he will change his 'winning' formula. Keep cranking out the lies - his voters will buy it.

14 posted on 02/21/2014 7:52:42 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: SeekAndFind

An empty promise he can make because he knows that Reid will never bring it up for a vote.


15 posted on 02/21/2014 7:53:46 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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16 posted on 02/21/2014 7:53:50 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SeekAndFind

Since Harry Reid will never let it come for a vote, he is free to say anything.


17 posted on 02/21/2014 7:53:57 AM PST by Zathras
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To: SeekAndFind

His vote put ObamaCare over the top, making Pelosi very happy. That this weasel should get one vote from the citizens of WV after the way Obama has decimated their coal industry is an outrage.


18 posted on 02/21/2014 7:54:29 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: House Atreides

Will he change from D to R? I doubt it.


19 posted on 02/21/2014 7:54:58 AM PST by Richard from IL
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To: Zathras

Bingo...


20 posted on 02/21/2014 7:55:14 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: LeonardFMason

Manchin is a pathological liar ... the only thing you can really count on is his voting pattern in the Senate: 100% Marxist.

However, the WV Republican Party must take its share of the blame, here. I have NEVER seen them run an effective campaign for ANYTHING.


21 posted on 02/21/2014 7:56:07 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: SeekAndFind

” - - - but I want to fix the problems in it,” Manchin told an audience. - - - “

Are you sure that Manchin is a Democrat?

He sounds EXACTLY like a Boehner RINO !


22 posted on 02/21/2014 7:56:53 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: ScottinVA

It sure is cheap, especially when he knows there won’t be any vote on it anytime soon.

In this case “bold talk for a one-eyed fat man” holds true; Manchin talks bold with nothing to back it up or make it true.


23 posted on 02/21/2014 7:57:27 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SeekAndFind

Huh-—The Manchinurian one speaketh with forked tongue. Yeh he will vote to repeal OBoozlesCare until weaselly, corrupt Harry (the booty) Reid twists his arm the other way. The 3 R’s in DC that are despicable— Rats, RINO’s and Reprobates.


24 posted on 02/21/2014 7:59:59 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Richard from IL

“Will he change from D to R? I doubt it.”
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If the man had ANY integrity, he would do so. The fact that he is staying a member of a party dominated by statists and anti-Americans clearly indicate that much of what he says is a lie. The man is absolutely despicable.


25 posted on 02/21/2014 8:00:11 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: El Cid
And apparently his lying works - because he continually gets re-elected.

Munchkin was first elected to the US Senate in 2010, to replace the late Bobby "Kleagle" Byrd. He spent two years doing more or less nothing, then got re-elected in 2012. Prior to the US Senate, he was Governor of WV, an office he held with bland indistinction. As to whom he has fooled: among others, the National Rifle Association twice gave him an "A" rating and a glowing endorsement. Following the shootings in Sandy Hook, he stabbed the NRA in the back.

His voting record has been pure 0bammunist.

If you're planning to point fingers, be sure to point some at national organizations like the NRA, which endorsed him and at the WV Republican Party, which twice ran the very nice, very conservative, very lethargic John Raese against him. WV GOP is utterly ineffective.

26 posted on 02/21/2014 8:04:09 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: Richard from IL

Perhaps he is aware of the possibility of it changing from D to U (Unemployed).


27 posted on 02/21/2014 8:04:39 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: txrefugee
Manchin is a two-faced, lying, corrupt politician. This guy is an absolute political shyster. He votes to pass Obamacare when all the money was on the table and now talks tough to the folks back home about voting (won't happen) to repeal it.

How many time will Manchin get away with his ongoing double talk? I consider him one of the sleaziest politicians out there, and that says a lot.

28 posted on 02/21/2014 8:06:43 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: rockrr

Munchkin is up for reelection in 2018.


29 posted on 02/21/2014 8:07:27 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: LeonardFMason

Manchin is a realist. He knows he’s on a short leash after his gun control escapade. Voting to end Obamacare is his attempt to get back in the good graces of West Virginians.


30 posted on 02/21/2014 8:08:59 AM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: NorthMountain

Same problem as at the national level. Old guard.


31 posted on 02/21/2014 8:10:30 AM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“I will vote tomorrow to repeal [the Affordable Care Act], but I want to fix the problems in it,” Manchin told an audience.

More pablum for the low-information voter. Must be election time back in the home state, so its time to dupe the rubes and the sheep. After the duping and lying is done, and re-election is secured, then its back off the DC to do the bidding of the leftists and the bankers.

Oh how long will people continue to fall for this political crap, spewed by both the left and the right (see McCain).

Manchin ought to be hung from a lamppost.

32 posted on 02/21/2014 8:10:55 AM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I can only assume he is running for re-election


33 posted on 02/21/2014 8:11:31 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Obadiah

Not to defend the execrable toad Manchin, but he was NOT in the US Senate when it passed 0bamacare. You can correctly blame his predecessor Bobby “Kleagle” Byrd, and his comrade-in-corruption Jay Rockefeller, for that vote.


34 posted on 02/21/2014 8:12:13 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: NorthMountain
...If you're planning to point fingers...

I'm not singling West Virginia out. America elected an obvious con-man, Obama, twice. Politicians spew their lies - they are backed by the Media and/or other lobbyist Groups - and We the People, return them to office. Until that changes we will continue to fall deeper, and deeper into the quicksand. It is too late for States like California - the lies have been ingrained as truth, and the dependency on Government largess or handouts has grown beyond the critical mass point that it is doubtful it will be turned back until the system collapses upon itself.
I'm just hoping that the other States can stop swallowing the lies and help right the National Ship of State.

35 posted on 02/21/2014 8:17:16 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: SeekAndFind

A tacit admission that he screwed up on his original vote.

I would give him more credit if he were actively trying to convince other democrats to vote for repeal.


36 posted on 02/21/2014 8:21:23 AM PST by kidd
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To: meatloaf
Same problem as at the national level. Old guard.

Correct. The WV GOP seems to have already anointed Rep. Shelley Moore Capito to run for the Senate seat to be vacated by the retiring reprobate Jay Rockefeller. I am not thrilled with this. She's somewhat more reliable than John Boehner ... which isn't saying much. I was supporting Patrick McGeehan for that office; sadly he has dropped out.

37 posted on 02/21/2014 8:21:31 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s the only Democrat I have a smidgen of respect for. He seems more reasonable that the rest of the c**k su**ing Dems in DC.


38 posted on 02/21/2014 8:21:38 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

I bet $10 if the GOP regain control he’ll switch. Think Shelby in Alabama did after ‘94


39 posted on 02/21/2014 8:23:35 AM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: NorthMountain

I am misinformed. Thank you for correcting me. I retract my statement regarding Manchin originally voting to pass Obamacare.

Now, about his NRA votes...


40 posted on 02/21/2014 8:24:09 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ummm... Joe, if you repeal it, what is there to “fix”?

You’re lying, as usual.


41 posted on 02/21/2014 8:24:54 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I didn’t know the Senate had a vote scheduled for tomorrow. It’s Saturday.


42 posted on 02/21/2014 8:26:48 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: SeekAndFind

The proverbial “Canary in the Coal Mine” just fell off his perch.


43 posted on 02/21/2014 8:26:48 AM PST by Tallguy
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To: El Cid
I'm not singling West Virginia out. America elected an obvious con-man, Obama, twice.

Good point ... Our situation in WV in many ways mirrors problems nationally. Part of my point was simply that Manchin hasn't been in the Senate for very long. I can understand how creatures like Bobby Byrd build a powerful reelection machine, and I'm sure Manchin has dreams of building one himself. BUT ... the WV GOP really muffed the opportunity to put a good conservative in the Senate when Byrd croaked. Sort of like how the national GOP completely muffed the opportunity to put a good conservative in the White House when Bam-Bam proved himself to be a complete buffoon.

44 posted on 02/21/2014 8:27:45 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: SeekAndFind

The Senate website indicates no votes until Monday, February 24th. This story has BS somewhere....


45 posted on 02/21/2014 8:30:31 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: hattend

Of course he’s lying. If he votes tomorrow to repeal, he’ll be the only one there. I can’t find a vote scheduled, they won’t be in session.


46 posted on 02/21/2014 8:31:55 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Obadiah
Now, about his NRA votes...

Yeah ... Chris Cox sure screwed up that endorsement.

Sponsoring gun control legislation is simply beyond the pale ... for that, Manchin deserves an "F" rating ... and NRA should have publicly repudiated its prior endorsement of him.

47 posted on 02/21/2014 8:37:52 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: SeekAndFind

TOO LITTLE;TOO LATE,A$$H*LE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


48 posted on 02/21/2014 8:53:02 AM PST by bandleader
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To: SeekAndFind

lol Is he up for re-election?


49 posted on 02/21/2014 8:53:56 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: SeekAndFind

And replace it with what? Because you know that a Democrat is not going to allow the health care matter just die.


50 posted on 02/21/2014 8:56:31 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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