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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Manchin Continues to Receive Harsh Criticism for His Desperate Attempts to Distract Voters (Flip Flops)

When we first heard that Manchin was going to run, we figured he would run away with the election since he was a popular Governor. Not living near West Virginia we had no idea he was such a huge Obama/Pelosi supporter and had been out campaigning for Obamacare. That might work as Governor but not as a Senator. Then we hear that he wasn't fighting Obama/Pelosi's Cap and Trade and he comes from a coal energy producing state. That led us to question how he was going to win in West Virginia running for Senate because West Virginia is NOT a liberal state and did not come close to voting for Obama. Yet their popular Governor was in the hip pocket of Obama.

As time has gone on, we have come to realize the Manchin they liked as Governor does not translate into Manchin for Senate. When you start having one of the larger West Virginia daily newspapers along with the Huffington Post go after Machin for his flip flopping on healthcare, you realize that Machin's plans to become a Senator are slowing eroding. His opponent John Raese has been ahead in the polls for some time. West Virginians can count on Raese to vehemently oppose any bills that would hurt the West Virginia coal industry while working to increase safety. He will be representing the residents of West Virginia not Obama/Pelosi in the Senate.

Manchin Continues to Receive Harsh Criticism for His Desperate Attempts to Distract Voters

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 10:10 AM

Finally, in West Virginia, liberal Governor Joe Manchin continues to face harsh criticism for his desperate attempts to distract voters from his rubberstamp support for President Barack Obama’s liberal agenda in Washington. The Charleston Gazettereports:

Gov. Joe Manchin appeared on Fox News Sunday yesterday, telling host Chris Wallace that he wouldn’t have voted for health care reform if he had been in the Senate at the time… The National Republican Senatorial Committee slammed Manchin after the Fox interview, accusing him of trying to “re-invent himself.” “No matter how hard career politician Joe Manchin tries to re-invent himself, the reality is that when the rubber met the road, he rubber-stamped ObamaCare and the failed stimulus, and if elected to the Senate he will continue to rubber-stamp the Obama agenda,” NRSC spokesman Brian Walsh said in a statement. “A vote for Joe Manchin on November 2nd will be a vote for the Obama agenda.”

And Politico looks at Manchin’s “outright turnaround – and a sign of Manchin’s difficult task in his race for the Senate.”

Even some of Manchin’s supporters agreed that his most recent comments on the issue smack of political posturing – even if he also honestly believes that some portions of the bill are passable….The governor’s position on health care has left some local Democrats scratching their heads. “There’s many, many parts of the health reform plan that are positive for West Virginians,” said Matheney. “But I am not clear about the parts that he opposes.”

A new Fox News battleground state poll of likely voters shows Republican John Raese still leading with 48 percent of the vote, the same as the two previous Fox News polls.

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