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"“The people don’t look at as, ‘that’s Joe Manchin the Democrat’ or that’s ‘so and so, the Republican,’” he said. “It’s just Joe Manchin.”"

To me he will always be Joe Manchin of the Bipartisan Party.

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The Mansinema Party....

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Oct 5, 2023·edited Oct 5, 2023

(sorry, responded to the wrong comment...)

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Ta, Stephen. Ugh.

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I was hoping never to have to read about Traitor Joe ever again.

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Could refer to a Lieberman I'm loath to recall

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If Manchin needs a label, I have one for him.

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Lieberchin can fuck off all the way "over there" and then fuck off some more....

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> “The people don’t look at as, ‘that’s Joe Manchin the Democrat’ or that’s ‘so and so, the Republican,’” he said. “It’s just Joe Manchin.”

Well, he's mostly not wrong about that. I definitely don't refer to him as a Democrat, that's for sure. I generally refer to him as "Joe Manchin, of the Manchin and Sinema party".

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Maybe Manchin will prove that he can work in a bipartisan manner by bringing back and fighting for the child care credit that he previously killed?

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Maybe Manchin will prove that he can work in a bipartisan manner by bringing back and fighting for the child care credit that he previously killed?

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He does not understand which side his bread is buttered on "According to CNN exit polls, Manchin garnered the votes of 64 percent of those who identify as moderates, and just 23 percent of conservatives. Those numbers are roughly in line with what New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand achieved that same year: 70 and 18 percent, respectively. The reality is Manchin barely made it over the finish line in roughly the same way Democrats all around the country win their seats: by running up the numbers with voters on the political left—Manchin won 80 percent of self-identified liberals in 2018." He's MORE reliant on liberal voters than his colleagues.

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I hope this is all just bullshit mumbo-jumbo REALLY designed to help him win re-election to the Senate or the WV governorship. Which will be nigh impossible anyway, but he’s the only non-Republican, kinda-Democrat with even a shot.

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My Dad was from West Virginia. "[N]ot good enough, clean enough, smart enough" would be a pretty good State Motto.

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West Virginia. America's #2 ranked Virginia.

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If you're smart enough, don't the other 2 solve themselves?

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Mitt Romney is smart. Not particularly good.

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"The trees are the right height" Romney???

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As I said in another thread last night: It's instructive that the preening narcissistic assholes on their side are Republicans in good standing, while ours are either out of the party (Sinema) or barely in it and constantly shit on it (you know who).

AOC, Omar and the rest of the so-called far left never once bucked their leadership when it counted. All the crap came from Sinema and Manchin. What does that say about progressives and "obstructionism"?

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"People are unsatisfied right now"

And what percentage of those are likely voters?

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"People are unsatisfied right now"

Always with the vague "people", these guys.

Which "people", fuckface?

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Gingrich once said to John Stuart that "the American people don't want health care shoved down their throats". Pushback from JS: Zero. Zippo. Nada. double-ought nothing.

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Poor people with children for one. Thanks Joe Manchin

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Going to be happy when this one runs as a no label just so I can unapologetically type “fuck Joe Manchin” and not have to qualify “yes he’s better than a Republican”

In a pres election I think he gets a few Manchin family members in west Va, which is 100% going for trump regardless so whatever.

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He's a centrist in the "trusted by none, hated by all" sense.

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Well at least we can all agree on something.

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