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Report: Dem. Sen. Joe Manchin Has Been Talking About Switching Parties
Western Journal ^ | April 5,2018 | Nick Givas

Posted on 04/05/2018 3:42:37 PM PDT by Hojczyk

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice claims he’s talked to Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin about him switching parties.

President Donald Trump needs Manchin’s vote in the Senate, Justice said Thursday on “Fox & Friends.”

“Joe and I had discussions along those lines,” Justice, a Republican, said.

“I wish Joe was a Republican to tell you the truth,” he said of the West Virginia senator.

“But to just tell it like it is, Joe’s got to do his thing and I’ve surely got to do mine and the president has got to do his. We need Joe’s vote.

“And to be perfectly honest, you know, this nation needs to get behind our president in a great way every day.”

Manchin has regularly displayed conservative talking points and his conservative flare continues to increase as he gets closer to a reelection bid in November.

Manchin went on CNN’s “New Day” in January and said the country needed Trump’s border wall.

He returned on CNN to rebuke House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s immigration rhetoric a few days later.

He also appeared on “Fox & Friends” in January and bashed Democrats for being disrespectful during Trump’s State of the Union address.

“That’s the way I was raised in West Virginia. We have respect. There is civility still yet.“There should be civility in this place,” he said in January.

“That’s disrespectful. Last night was disrespectful.”

Justice, formerly a Democrat, made the switch to the Republican Party after Trump took the state by more than 40 points in 2016.

Justice’s switch was largely ignored by the mainstream media networks.

(Excerpt) Read more at westernjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: California; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: botox; california; jimjustice; joemanchin; nancypelosi; sanfrannan; westvirginia
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1 posted on 04/05/2018 3:42:37 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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Unless he votes with TRUMP 100% then we don't need him!
2 posted on 04/05/2018 3:43:27 PM PDT by KavMan
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To: Hojczyk

Doesn’t he do this periodically? It’s part of his schtick...


3 posted on 04/05/2018 3:44:00 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth.)
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To: KavMan

Manchin was thinking about voting r on the budget until Dirty Harry shouted him down on the senate floor


4 posted on 04/05/2018 3:45:17 PM PDT by ethom
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To: Hojczyk
How could we tell the difference? 👹
5 posted on 04/05/2018 3:45:32 PM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Hojczyk

It looks a lot more opportunistic in his election year. We lost the Obamacare repeal by one vote.


6 posted on 04/05/2018 3:46:29 PM PDT by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: Hojczyk
Smart move.Better to be on the same page as the large majority of your constituents than a small minority.
7 posted on 04/05/2018 3:46:50 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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To: Hojczyk

Joe Munchkin?

I think there are a lot of munchkins over there.


8 posted on 04/05/2018 3:47:37 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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“I wish Joe was a Republican to tell you the truth,” he said of the West Virginia senator.

I wish McConnell and Ryan were Republicans.

9 posted on 04/05/2018 3:47:44 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen)
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Primary May 8 , too late.


10 posted on 04/05/2018 3:49:21 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is on twitter @SarahMGellar)
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To: KavMan
Unless he votes with TRUMP 100% then we don't need him!

Do *you* agree with DJT 100% of the time? I don't.But I certainly agree with him far more often than I disagree with him.

Hell,I didn't even agree with my *mother* 100% of the time.

11 posted on 04/05/2018 3:50:06 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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Does anybody know what will be going on in the West VA Republican primary? Is there a chance that the Republican West VA primary can turn into a disaster like in Mississippi and Alabama? If so maybe Manchin (R) might be OK.


12 posted on 04/05/2018 3:50:53 PM PDT by forgotten man
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The article fails to mention that before Justice was a democrat he was republican. So mister journalist the WV Guv - Justice did a republican-to-democrat-to-republican rotation. Much more a rotation in Justice’s case then a switch. Manchin must be feeling some re-election negativity.


13 posted on 04/05/2018 3:51:42 PM PDT by Reily
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It won’t help. One of the first things he did as a senator was get embroiled in a gun control fiasco. His daughter runs the company that jacked the price of the epipins sky high. Joe doesn’t have a constituency that would claim him.


14 posted on 04/05/2018 3:52:01 PM PDT by meatloaf
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Trump won by 40 points so the dem governor became a republican. I’m surprised ALL the Dems didn’t switch.


15 posted on 04/05/2018 3:54:12 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Liver spots And blood thinners..)
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DemRATs are making a visible and noisy presentation of treating Manchin the way they treat Republicans? Great! Shows the people of West Virginia who they really are.


16 posted on 04/05/2018 3:54:48 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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It’s my understanding that Morrissey (I think the current Secretary of State!) is leading in the GOP primary. I hear he had a good shot at taking out Manchin. Probably the source of Manchin’s angst!


17 posted on 04/05/2018 3:56:25 PM PDT by Reily
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Though better he than Tim Kane, the answer is still NO. There is no trusting the man. He might have small conservative tendencies, but they failed to stop him from voting with the d’rat party (and ‘their leader, BO’B) He should show a little spine before our open arms embrace him. Nothing like playing the field, huh, Joe. Let him take a stance while still a d’rat and see how that pans out. The thought of being ‘homeless’ weighs heavy on those that will lose the roof over their heads sooner or later. Hopefully in the case of a d’rat, let it be sooner please.


18 posted on 04/05/2018 3:57:19 PM PDT by V K Lee (Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken. - Donald J. Trump)
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Think Freepers. PDJT will need this one vote if Justice Kennedy retires and the Fakata Carnival cast of characters, you know, Collins, Murkowski, and maybe even McCain if he makes it that long, will vote no, especially McCain just to be a Richard cranium. This about another originalist and a game changer fot the next 40 yrs.


19 posted on 04/05/2018 3:57:58 PM PDT by taildragger ("Do you hear the people Singing? Singing the Song of Angry Men!")
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To: V K Lee

switch it. but do it soon. if he did he’d win. if not he will lose imo


20 posted on 04/05/2018 3:58:26 PM PDT by Uhhh
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