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Manchin Won’t Endorse Obama, Axelrod Responds
tpm ^ | 4/22/2012 | staff

Posted on 04/22/2012 7:40:15 AM PDT by tobyhill

West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin he’s not yet sure which candidate he’ll vote for in November and he does not plan to make an endorsement either, reports National Journal.

“I am just waiting for it to play out. I am not jumping in one way or another,” Manchin said. “I’m worried about me. I’ve said it’s not a team sport. You need to go out and work for yourself.”

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1 posted on 04/22/2012 7:40:16 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin he’s not yet sure which candidate he’ll vote for in November and he does not plan to make an endorsement either, TPM reported Friday.

He might endorse and vote for the other liberal socialist hack in November??

What got into Joe?/s

2 posted on 04/22/2012 7:45:10 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

He will support and vote for whoever is in favor of coal.


3 posted on 04/22/2012 7:46:53 AM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: tobyhill

What the GOP should ask is not who Manchin is going to support for President, but who Manchin supported for Senate Majortiy Leader. Reid and Obama are the SAME!!


4 posted on 04/22/2012 7:48:36 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: SatinDoll

Has he ever not voted with the rest of the Democrats?


5 posted on 04/22/2012 7:54:01 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: tobyhill

Any West Virginia politician who supports a Democrat really needs his head examined. Without coal WVA would still be in 1910. Obama and his ilk want to eliminate the use of coal.


6 posted on 04/22/2012 7:54:33 AM PDT by csmusaret (I have kleptomania, but when it gets too bad I take something.)
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To: tobyhill

Manchin is shaking the money tree, and Axleshaft is full of ****.


7 posted on 04/22/2012 7:57:40 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: tobyhill

The TPM story is awfully thin on information. So, is the guy about to try to switch parties? Is there a viable candidate on the republican side from West Virginia who could beat him in November?


8 posted on 04/22/2012 7:59:28 AM PDT by ngat
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To: tobyhill
Well Manchin is trying to position himself to simultaneously be for and against Zero.
Remember the WV GOP at the local level is almost invisible. It's barely functional at the state level. In the Manchin race and the governor’s race its a rematch of the candidates in the “special elections”. In both cases these candidates are pretty much self-funded. If they can avoid being painted with the “the-out-of-touch-with-the-little-man Rich Guy” brush (The class warfare tactic plays well in WV!) they might have a chance. If you don't know about WV and Appalachia in general you would think that RAT politicians have it made. They still seem to do at the local level, WV’ers still have not made the connection that ‘if you elect RATS are the local level, you enable them at the Federal level”. That being said, Zero has some unique characteristics that bring up WV ire. Zero comes across as prissily arrogant, he is a “busy-body” ,he is about as far to the extreme in social conservative issues as one can be, he is anti-gun and anti-coal (WV’ers love the outdoors and know you can be for the environment and still be pro-coal!)
9 posted on 04/22/2012 8:02:14 AM PDT by Reily
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To: Reily

Manchin barely won in 2010. This year, with Obama ( who is, to put is mildly, detested in W) atop the ticket, Manchin is gonna have a real big problem. The GOP candidate for Gov has a really good shot at winning as well. For ole Joe to pull this out will require a LOT of ticket splitting by WV voters...


10 posted on 04/22/2012 8:12:19 AM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: tobyhill

I don’t know his voting record. But I remember when he ran for Senate, he did an ad in which he took a rifle, and shot the cap and trade bill. He is not on board with the global warming thing. And he’s got the coal industry to think about.

West Virginia has an edge in Democrat party registration, but there are not too many really liberal people there. Bush carried the state twice, and McCain easily carried it against Obama four years ago.


11 posted on 04/22/2012 8:15:00 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: tobyhill
“I am just waiting for it to play out. I am not jumping in one way or another,” Manchin said. “I’m worried about me. I’ve said it’s not a team sport. You need to go out and work for yourself.”

No, you pinheaded, brainless moron ... You need to go out and work for US: the people of the great State of West Virginia. Your employers, you know. The people who elected you. You're a servant, Joe. Act like one.

12 posted on 04/22/2012 8:19:19 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SatinDoll
He will support and vote for whoever is in favor of coal.

Correction, he will claim to be conservative to stay in office and then vote socialist. If he weren't a socialist, he wouldn't be a Democrat,

13 posted on 04/22/2012 8:35:14 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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14 posted on 04/22/2012 8:36:13 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Reily

“If you don’t know about WV and Appalachia in general you would think that RAT politicians have it made...”

OK..but then, given the electorate, would Willard “I like to fire people” Romney have any chance at all?

Perhaps, a different GOP candidate would be more suited.


15 posted on 04/22/2012 8:36:44 AM PDT by ngat
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To: tobyhill

So the governor is worried about “me”

Nice

Didn’t this idiot know that what obama said about destroying the coal industry in 2008, he meant?

Is there a nice “biomass” (manure) recycling facility in WV you can name after this fool?


16 posted on 04/22/2012 8:40:35 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Venturer

Not really. In 11, he got a 15 from the ACU (same as Menendez - NJ, Bill Nelson - Fl; less than Ben Nelson - Ne, Lieberman - Ct, Pryor - Ar).

His votes with the ACU were against greenhouse regulations (coal), against ethanol subsidies (coal), and for selling aircraft to Taiwain to increse its defense.


17 posted on 04/22/2012 8:53:35 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Venturer
Has he ever not voted with the rest of the Democrats?

Only when he can...i.e. when leadership can allow a few to "vote their conscience" and still win (or at least not lose)

18 posted on 04/22/2012 9:37:57 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("Your money or your life" has been the Dems unwritten motto for a long time)
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To: SatinDoll

Not true as Joe has supported obammy’s foolish energy programs up to now.
Joe will make a bit of noise to show he is not up obammy’s rear but in the end Joe’s lips will be firmly on obammy’s butt.


19 posted on 04/22/2012 9:44:29 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: tobyhill

manchin needs to shoot more bits of paper. hey, it saved his butt last time.


20 posted on 04/22/2012 10:08:26 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: tobyhill

So where was this guy on Obamacare. Didn’t he ram that downour throats?


21 posted on 04/22/2012 10:13:14 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: 11th Commandment
but who Manchin supported for Senate Majortiy Leader. Reid and Obama are the SAME!!

Donald Trump supports Reid.
22 posted on 04/22/2012 10:21:16 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: csmusaret

Try 1810.


23 posted on 04/22/2012 10:43:16 AM PDT by Jagermonster (TANSTAAFL)
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To: silverleaf
My thoughts, too. If you rearrange the letters in ‘team’, the word ‘me’ is easy to spot. Manchin must have discovered this.
24 posted on 04/22/2012 12:20:10 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: EGPWS
isn't he up for re election?....he's an obamist like all rats and he'll vote the way he's told....

so dissappointed in some so called conservative states voting in rats time and again....

you people KNEW that bamey was going to destroy the coal industry...you KNEW it yet voted for the rat...

25 posted on 04/22/2012 9:02:24 PM PDT by cherry
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To: ngat
It won't be a pro-Willard vote but an anti-Obama vote.
And yes a different GOP'er might have better upward pull on the down ballot GOP candidates.
But still Zero is absolute poison there, luck how well a weird guy in a Texas prison did! He is going to have one delegate at the Rat convention. (Of course Rats being Rats will probably try to find a way not to seat him!)
26 posted on 05/10/2012 5:18:04 PM PDT by Reily
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