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GOP to Sen. Manchin: ‘Join us’

Manchins camp declines invitation

August 24, 2013

PARKERSBURG — An officer with the Republican National Committee on Friday invited Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to become a Republica....

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WVWVWV

Aug-24-13 4:42 AM

Manchin has his head so far up BHO butt that he cant see daylight. He has turned his back not only on WV but the USA. He will do what ever the Dems want him to do. In the past I have voted for him because I thought he was for the state of WV and America. Never again. Joe is nothing more that a tool for those that hate America and what we stand for. Joe is bad for WV and America. His goal as is the goal of all Dems, Destroy America from within.

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mythravere

Aug-24-13 6:26 AM

" His goal as is the goal of all Dems, Destroy America from within."

Yea I am doubting that every single democrat is out to destroy the very country they call home.

Comments like that can be expected from people whose default position is outrage...at everything the other side does.

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denver

Aug-24-13 7:36 AM

This is all very interesting, because the republicans have said everything under the sun about Senator Manchin. They have called him every name in the book! And now calls for a party switch? Get real!! I think the headlines pretty much says it all! GOP to Sen. Manchin: ‘Join us’ (Manchins camp declines invitation). In other words, not only no, BUT HE** NO!!!

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HenryWescott

Aug-24-13 7:50 AM

Manchin is a traitor and there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats, it's all just a show to divide and conquer the American people. Nothing but bickering on here while our country goes under and we continue losing our liberty. Say No to traitor Joe and his agenda to disarm the law abiding citizens. I don't trust any politician of either party.

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Trollhunter

Aug-24-13 8:28 AM

This is a cute publicity stunt to place doubt in the minds of those who vote for a person because of his party as opposed to who he is. Interesting strategy used against candidates who tend to vote for what they truly believe as opposed to those who toe the party line.

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AaronS

Aug-24-13 8:28 AM

I think fiscally, Senator Manchin is more inline with Republicans with Democrats and while I don't necessarily agree with his bill sponsoring background checks (more for practical reasons than anything else but that's another debate), his view on the 2nd Amendment is much less extreme than the like 2016 Republican nomine, Chris Christie.

I like Joe and will likely vote for him no matter the party he is in because I believe he does vote for what he believes is in the best interest of WV'ians and Americans.

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hiphappens

Aug-24-13 9:03 AM

Manchin needs to go along with the rest of the elitists. Maybe when he gets his own backyard in order (will never happen). We must take care of our own. We will be fighting in the streets just like egypt. White collar crime destroys economies! Their ALL crooks. Prove me wrong!

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denver

Aug-24-13 9:19 AM

There are fundamental beliefs that make us Democrats: Taking guns out of the hands of criminals and off the streets, freedom of choice, separation of church and state, healthcare for EVERYONE, and that the rich needs to pay their share. It's that simple! And if Senator Manchin doesn't believe in that, then maybe it is time for him to switch sides!

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AaronS

Aug-24-13 9:39 AM

What he said and (what he meant)...

There are fundamental beliefs that make us Democrats: Taking guns out of the hands of criminals and off the streets,(via gun control) freedom of choice,(abortion on demand) separation of church and state,(the end of religion) healthcare for EVERYONE,(government control of health care) and that the rich needs to pay their share (redistribution of wealth).

(That's the Big D Democrat of Barrack Obama and the liveral party. It's not the little d democratic party of JFK and West Virginians. The difference is the origins of their belief system. While the latter has origins in Locke, Jefferson, Madison and the Constitution, today's D's origins lie with Engels, Marx and the Communist Manifesto.)

Denver is right. If Manchin believes in the values of old school democrats, he should leave today's Bid D Democratic Party. Personally, I think he should register as an Independent but that's just me.

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neocurmudgeon74

Aug-24-13 10:02 AM

"This is where I came in." (For those who don't catch the allusion, some people used to go to a movie theater w/o regard for show times, walk in & take a seat in the middle of the movie, remain through intermission, watch until the movie got to the part where they arrived, then leave.)

What that has to do w/ today's discussion: AaronS, I'm old enough to remember when Medicare came in. & about as many people thought it was what you call a "Big D" program, as today think Obamacare is.

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AaronS

Aug-24-13 10:29 AM

"...about as many people thought it was what you call a "Big D" program, as today think Obamacare is."

And they would be right. What you fail to understand Neo is that I don't oppose universal healthcare. If anything, I believe I could make a Constitutional argument to support universal healthcare.

That doesn't change the fact that for the good Medicare has done, it's been a extremely wasteful program that's cost taxpayers billions. With as much waste and fraud surrounding the program, the stakeholders would have been better served with something other than the government oversight it's been burdened with for nearly 50 years.

Obamacare will suffer the same fate if it is not addressed as is some sort of practical manner that takes liveral politics out of the equation and instead looks out for the stakeholders in a more efficient manner than Medicare did.

As it is, liverals will do nothing to reduce the cost of healthcare while imposing the largest tax in

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neocurmudgeon74

Aug-24-13 10:56 AM

AaronS & I agree to some extent. Medicare needs fixed. Obamacare needs fixed.

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denver

Aug-24-13 11:22 AM

Don't you love it when some body on the right tries to tell you what a Democrat meant to say! And one that can't spell liberal to top that off.

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AaronS

Aug-24-13 12:51 PM

Yes Neo, we agree on much. I don't know if you agree with me on the ACA or not. I think it's fundamentally a bad bill that needs a complete overhaul. Many Democrats feel the same way. Why ten do you suppose so many now to the minority liverals running the show refuse to do what they know needs to be done and fix it. After all, one would have to be completely stupid to think Obamacare isn't broke.

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AaronS

Aug-24-13 1:58 PM

iPhone and auto correct...Lets try this again.

Yes Neo, we agree on much. I don't know if you agree with me on the ACA or not. I think it's fundamentally a bad bill that needs a complete overhaul. Many Democrats feel the same way. Why then do you suppose so many bow to the minority liverals running the show and refuse to do what they know needs to be done and fix it. After all, one would have to be completely stupid to think Obamacare isn't broke.

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Guy007

Aug-24-13 2:16 PM

A fundamental belief of the democratic Party thet was not mentioned in these comments is: Democrats believe in catering and manipulating the poor,while keeping them(their voter base) dependant in all aspects. Like Republicans desire to eliminate vital social and economic programs for the DESERVING poor,while catering to the wealthy and to those working classes who yearn for restoration of faith,srong family(2 parent) traditions and responsibility.

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Guy007

Aug-24-13 3:56 PM

I also like Joe, and will vote for him no matter what party he is in because he supports my values(centrism) of a true leader. Joe is good for West Virginia. He possibly will be our next vice president.

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denver

Aug-24-13 5:36 PM

Senator Manchin ,you either stand for what you believe in, or you'll just be another republican like Romney, blowing in the wind! Like the (birthers) where are they now when one of their own, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas was for sure born in another Country?

Can you say flip-flop?

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Suttle

Aug-24-13 5:36 PM

This is continuing proof that the Republican Party is bankrupt when it comes to govern and to provide new ideas in solving the many problems and issues facing the American people. It is truly a sad day when the only creative programs that Republicans can push forward on the radical right agenda is to keep American citizens from voting. Not too unlike how we grow mushrooms (keep them in the dark and feed them a bunch of manure).

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pburghike

Aug-24-13 6:01 PM

It's pretty sad that this publicity stunt even qualifies as news, but then again given the ideology of the newspaper, I could see where this worthless story would appeal to their ilk.

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Guy007

Aug-24-13 6:42 PM

"The problems and issues facing the American people" CANNOT be solved by political intervention. These problems essentially were created and continue to be the result of culture change(technological advances requiring specialization in training for adequate employment,the drug culture developed in the 1960s and increasing exponenentially,the breakup of the traditional family,the secular,anti-religious revolution, all to name a few of the ills causing this unfortunate situation).

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mythravere

Aug-24-13 7:09 PM

"the secular,anti-religious revolution"

LOL! So you want to live in a country like Iran? A country where religion dictates public policy? And more likely than not foreign policy too.

Keeping things secular means no one party is showed any favor at all.

That is a key thing to have in place when running a country where all are equal under the law and people are actually free.

Otherwise you're in a theocracy.

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AaronS

Aug-24-13 9:06 PM

I don't know what the Voter ID law (proven that it doesn't prevent any legally registered voter from voting ONCE, anyone that says different is what my grandma would politely call a fibber-I'm not polite, they're flat out lying) has to do with the invite to Manchin.

Seems to me it's just another topic liverals are lying about. Color me shocked.

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Guy007

Aug-24-13 10:11 PM

I never advocated living in a theocracy,the likes of which existed in ancient Egypt,Calvin's 16th century Protestant Geneva,Europe's 15th century Catholocism,and yes even modern day Iran. What I would like to see is a restoration of a culture that I lived in the 1940s,1950s and early 1960s when the bulk of American traditional families were religious. Having said the prayer at Rayon Drive Elementary School,Franklin Jr. High School and Parkersburg High school instilled character in me and my generation that no longer exists in this dysfunctional society created in part by the sexual and secularistic movement of the 1960s that have created many of the problems existing now that cannot be fixed by political intervention.

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mythravere

Aug-24-13 10:19 PM

Thats all good and well but did you have any choice in saying that prayer?

Things can and will not stay the same unless people are forced and coerced into acting in certain ways.

I am sure things in the 40's 50's and 60's were considerably different than what your parents grew up with.

One thing to take into account is media's ability to amplify what we see going on in the world around us.

Things aren't as bad as you think they are. The media does focus on the negatives more than the positives going on around us. Sadly negativity sells more.

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