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Manchin: Obama is beating the
‘living crap’ out of coal country

Daily Caller, by Michael Bastasch

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 9/17/2013 6:25:18 PM

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin exploded over the Obama administration’s anti-coal policies Tuesday. “We’re getting the living crap beaten out of us,” Manchin said during a Senate hearing with President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the country’s top energy regulator. “There has been nothing more beat up than coal.” Manchin voiced his frustrations with rules put forward by Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency which have made it more costly and difficult for coal plants and coal mines to operate. “They just beat the living daylights out of little West Virginia, but they sure like what we produce,” Manchin added. “We

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 9/17/2013 6:29:41 PM     (No. 9525185)

Joe, you partisan hack - where have you been since 2008 when Obama first promised to bankrupt the coal industry?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: QRP, 9/17/2013 6:32:55 PM     (No. 9525189)

So Joe, what are you going to do about it? You´re going to vote to confirm him you say? Can´t appear racist.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 9/17/2013 6:36:48 PM     (No. 9525194)

I´m guessing there´s not as many "democrats" in WV these days making life even tougher for Manchin. Manchin should just switch parties leaving the Dem´s with one less senate vote -- tho´ that will never happen.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 9/17/2013 6:47:32 PM     (No. 9525216)

Switch parties or resign.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Uno, 9/17/2013 6:47:42 PM     (No. 9525217)

Well.... They say Muzlims are required to give a warning before beating the crap out of you...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 9/17/2013 6:54:27 PM     (No. 9525225)

He’s your man, Joe...aren’t you the same guy who carried his water and drafted an amendment to expand checks that failed to muster the 60 votes needed to be adopted and would revive the plan if you could find 5 more votes?

We must pick up the second W VA senate seat in 2014...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: liberty316, 9/17/2013 7:00:54 PM     (No. 9525232)

Hey Manchin - choke on the reality of your own parties mind numbing ignorance. And as for "government working with us as a partner…" How insane are you? Government doesn´t work with people- not this government, anyway. It controls, dominates, forces, and runs over. And YOU´RE a part of that. Reap the whirlwind, creep.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MissMann, 9/17/2013 7:06:36 PM     (No. 9525239)

He said he would. Are you shocked because a democrat is actually keeping his word? Yeah, me, too.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: avikingman, 9/17/2013 7:11:48 PM     (No. 9525244)

Didn´t manchin vote for the Unaffordable Health Care Act too?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 9/17/2013 7:18:33 PM     (No. 9525251)

And isn´t this the guy with all the 2012 campaign photos of him holding a rifle - to show that he cared about the average citizen in WV?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: samnj, 9/17/2013 7:19:15 PM     (No. 9525253)

Joe, just shut up, you hypocritic buffoon. I hope that your constituents have wised up to you.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ok state mom, 9/17/2013 7:31:46 PM     (No. 9525265)

Man up, Joe. Switch parties.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: stablemoney, 9/17/2013 7:51:25 PM     (No. 9525286)

Manchin is an Obama toady, and DC power admirer. W. Va. is getting what they asked for. Obama has been explicit in what he intended to do about coal from the very beginning.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: leviteprez, 9/17/2013 8:09:50 PM     (No. 9525302)

So tell us Joe, how does that D behind your name taste????

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Reply 15 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 9/17/2013 8:10:37 PM     (No. 9525304)

Ya, the nominee binz is from Colorado, a former red state that just imposed absurd green energy mandates on rural counties only. The bright blue Colorado urban corridor was excluded. So, the conservative, rural folks are being forced to subsidize inefficient green energy projects that liberals are heavily invested in. Banana republic style selective enforcement rules in the obama world.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: chumley, 9/17/2013 8:43:51 PM     (No. 9525345)

He will not get a second term. The voters of WV are willing to accept an awful lot of crookedness from politicians, but they have little sympathy for ineptitude. Manchin allowed himself to be used by the big kids and wrote that bogus gun control scheme. He made himself and the whole state look like chumps. We will not forget or forgive.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Raristotle, 9/17/2013 8:48:34 PM     (No. 9525348)

Manchin is, in his heart-of-hearts, a liberal Democrat. However, he has to fake being a moderate so that he can play to the folks in West Virginia that he actually cares about coal. He will continue to do what he´s doing until he´s reelected again. He´ll rhetorically pretend to care about West Virginia´s economic future, but when in the chamber of the Senate, he will vote the way Harry Reid and Barack Obama want him to. Manchin is a man without a code.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Aria, 9/17/2013 8:57:56 PM     (No. 9525360)

Probably just a show. Probably they´ll give him enough cover and he can say he voted against the guy. The rats only concern is keeping their loyal stooges in D.C. so when it matters they will vote as told.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: bobn.t, 9/17/2013 9:23:59 PM     (No. 9525386)

#11 - exactly.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 9/17/2013 9:31:10 PM     (No. 9525396)

Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito is now the frontrunner in the race to fill Rockefeller´s seat...Tennant, the Dim, announced today...looks like Manchin was trying to provide her cover...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: nimby, 9/17/2013 10:04:33 PM     (No. 9525423)

If WVa voters have any brains, they would run both Manchin and Tennet out of their state

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Reply 22 - Posted by: 3 Legged Dog, 9/17/2013 10:31:37 PM     (No. 9525439)

So, what are coal states doing at it? Duhhhhhhh. Tey keep voting for Democrats.

F###ing unbelievable.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Sully, 9/17/2013 11:13:47 PM     (No. 9525475)



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Reply 24 - Posted by: Sully, 9/17/2013 11:16:25 PM     (No. 9525478)

Haha! You don´t say! Exactly as predicted by me one year ago pre election. Eat it. (The coal)

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 9/18/2013 12:00:41 AM     (No. 9525503)

Then change parties, hypocrite.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Trigger2, 9/18/2013 6:17:35 AM     (No. 9525635)

Must be Joe needs votes; otherwise you never hear from him.

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