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Manchin, swing-state senators swarmed with
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Posted By: Imright, 2/5/2020 8:28:41 PM

A trio of swing-state senators got a lot of love from their fellow Democrats after voting “guilty” on two articles of impeachment against President Trump Wednesday, as their colleagues hailed them for political courage. Immediately after their historic votes, Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Doug Jones, D-Ala., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., were rushed by fellow Democrat lawmakers who gave them hugs, pats on the back and handshakes. As the three undecided Democrats before Wednesday’s vote, and under tremendous pressure from all sides, their decision to stick with their party led to an outpouring of support.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: nosillod 2/5/2020 8:34:30 PM (No. 308942)
Maybe they were just saying goodbye!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Right Time 2/5/2020 8:39:47 PM (No. 308948)
Buh-Bye Doug Jones and Joe Manchin
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 2/5/2020 8:42:59 PM (No. 308950)
Cowards. Hope this costs them in their next election.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ScottC 2/5/2020 8:44:08 PM (No. 308952)
Doug Jones knows he is finished so he didn't lose anything
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MissMann 2/5/2020 8:46:43 PM (No. 308955)
So what if it does cost them their next election? They get health care and a pension for life and can go on to collect millions of dollars from Ukraine, China, etc. May they burn is hades.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ming 2/5/2020 8:47:28 PM (No. 308956)
See you later Doug and Joe, I don't expect to see you in the Senate next year. My only regret is that Rom-con, the Massachusetts grifter, isn't up for reelection.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: fayebeck 2/5/2020 8:49:24 PM (No. 308957)
Now can't all those who claim Manchin is a "decent" moderate democrat just stop with their fairytale dreams of him becoming a republican. While at it the same goes for that Gabbard chick. She' worse than J.F. Kerry with her phony patriotism. Proud to serve to keep the country free and all that stuff.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: droopydog 2/5/2020 9:10:41 PM (No. 308967)
Joe Manchin never, and I mean NEVER fails to disappoint. I want him out of national politics.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Tet Vet 68 2/5/2020 9:21:10 PM (No. 308978)
West Virginia--send this Democrat into oblivion
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bpl40 2/5/2020 9:25:30 PM (No. 308985)
You have voted against the People for crass political gain. Enjoy the glow while it lasts scum. Then burn in hell with 44 of your colleagues (well 45 if you count Willard).
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Reply 11 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 2/5/2020 9:33:41 PM (No. 308993)
#6 Manchin is not up for election until 2024.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Muncsdad 2/5/2020 9:57:18 PM (No. 309013)
I know Joe. Joe is for Joe, and only Joe. He is a skilled politician and a total fraud. Hey Joe, screw you
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Wendybird 2/5/2020 10:08:30 PM (No. 309022)
I was in hopes that Sinema would have enough courage and integrity to break away from the hive mentality. I never hoped that Manchin would, he is as trustworthy as a cobra. Regardless, turned out ok in the end.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: janjan 2/5/2020 10:27:48 PM (No. 309038)
Hugs from fellow Democrats do not translate into votes from constituents. They got ‘pressured’ by threats of losing re-election funds from the DNC. That is far more important than the shmucks who elected them. If they think people don’t understand this they are mistaken.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: john56 2/5/2020 10:31:10 PM (No. 309043)
Just like those "moderates" in the House, the Senate "moderates" all got elected playing the "We're centrist and conservatives back home during election season." But the moment they cross the DC Beltway, their vote is in a lock-box with Nancy Pelosi and Chuckie Schumer holding the keys. That's why the voters of West Virginia, Montana, Arizona, and Alabama should hold their heads in shame for electing the folks that they did in the past two years.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: lakerman1 2/5/2020 10:34:50 PM (No. 309046)
I had a hunch that krysten the Lesbian would do the right thing. I was wrong. Manchin has a sorry history in west Virginia. He wrecked west Virginia University, while governor, by appointing a kid from his staff as president of wvu. and the kid arranged for an unearned executive MBA for Manchin's daughter. The daughter is CEO of a pharmaceutical company that has the patent on epi pens. The gadget, loaded with epinephrine, costs about 5 dollars to manufacture. she jacked up the price, after a change in the law, to about 600 dollars. she is shameless, as is her dad.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: FunOne 2/5/2020 10:40:32 PM (No. 309051)
As a West Virginian, I think Joe Manchin's political career was ended today. West Virginia was once a Democrat lock, but delivered Donald Trump 68.5% of the vote--the largest share of the vote in any state. Every one of the state's 55 counties went RED. Manchin has chosen to swim against the current, and I know a lot of his previous supporters have expressed that they will never vote for Joe again. As to the math, his vote was meaningless today, but Chuckie must have some embarrassing photos of Joe to keep him from bolting from the herd.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DARling 2/5/2020 10:47:59 PM (No. 309054)
Machine and Sinema will have to face the music back home. They both pulled their masks off today and showed their constituents their slimy, lying, liberal selves.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DARling 2/5/2020 10:53:44 PM (No. 309057)
Lousy autocorrect. I meant Manchin.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Ming 2/5/2020 10:59:05 PM (No. 309058)
Thanks for the info #11, I really thought he was given that he was leaning toward acquittal until Rom-con pulled his chestnuts out of the fire by providing him political cover. Too bad.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: msjena 2/5/2020 11:11:40 PM (No. 309067)
Manchin won reelection and then converted back to a party-line Democrat. I hope the W. Va. voters learn next time.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 2/5/2020 11:27:30 PM (No. 309079)
Check Manchin's voting record. There was never any doubt that he would vote with Nancy. He does about 90% of the time. The man lies a good game but he never goes against Nancy when it counts. He is almost as big a liar as Mitt,it really is time for the people of West Va to wake up to this snake.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rumblehog 2/5/2020 11:28:11 PM (No. 309081)
Coal country will forever vote Republican. You're last decade's news, Joe.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Newtsche 2/5/2020 11:33:38 PM (No. 309091)
Kinda like the menfolk on the Titanic, cue the band.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Geoman 2/5/2020 11:42:31 PM (No. 309098)
Enemies of civilization, the whole lot of them.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: SALady 2/6/2020 12:52:09 AM (No. 309120)
I guess they didn't want to suddenly commit tragic and totally unexpected "suicides". That seems to be a problem for Demon-Rats that wander off of the plantation. No chance of being re-elected, but at least they will still be alive...
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Reply 27 - Posted by: PChristopher 2/6/2020 1:47:24 AM (No. 309138)
Maybe you all lose your seats quickly.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: TLCary 2/6/2020 2:01:08 AM (No. 309146)
Won't move the needle... If Trump voters are still strong and have that long of a memory, Manchin will be toast in 2024 anyways. This move guarantees him a guaranteed lobbyist/power position where he can stay in DC and get even richer. It's how the game is played.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 2/6/2020 6:54:40 AM (No. 309305)
Here's hoping their voters "hug" them harder.
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