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Polybius

(15,034 posts)
Tue Dec 21, 2021, 04:51 PM Dec 2021

"Well, guess what? I'm from West Virginia," he said. "I'm not from where they're from"

Short article here on an interview with Manchin yesterday after the negative reaction. Here's two paragraphs on what Manchin said:

"They figured, surely to God, we can move one person, surely we can badger and beat one person, that's — surely we can get enough protesters to make that person uncomfortable enough," said Manchin, referring to the waves of protest that he's encountered from progressive activists in recent months.

"Well, guess what? I'm from West Virginia," he said. "I'm not from where they're from, and they can just beat the living crap out of people and think they'll be submissive. Period."
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"Well, guess what? I'm from West Virginia," he said. "I'm not from where they're from" (Original Post) Polybius Dec 2021 OP
So it is all about his ego. madaboutharry Dec 2021 #1
Yep. Feel sorry for ME ME ME. Irish_Dem Dec 2021 #6
One look at WV polls of WV "the people" will blast this notion. Hortensis Dec 2021 #13
Sounds like he enjoys struggling and bleeding on a cross. Torchlight Dec 2021 #2
When he gets called on his corruption and lies, he pretends to be a victim. Irish_Dem Dec 2021 #7
Feeling pressure. elleng Dec 2021 #3
Yep Irish_Dem Dec 2021 #8
"I'm not from where they're from":Maserati Manchin is just an Average Joe Goonch Dec 2021 #4
Manchin has been beating the living daylights out of Biden and the Dems. Irish_Dem Dec 2021 #5
Well, he thought that the money that was being taken from the 1% to pay for it all.... TheRealNorth Dec 2021 #9
Thanks for confirming that you hate America, Mr. Munch. Nt Maru Kitteh Dec 2021 #10
The people of West Virginia supported the BBB. Salviati Dec 2021 #11
Whiny little ... Xoan Dec 2021 #12

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
13. One look at WV polls of WV "the people" will blast this notion.
Wed Dec 22, 2021, 08:15 AM
Dec 2021

Whether Manchin wouldl get away unscathed after having the BBB dangled before his conservative majority, including WV businessowners, is a question. WV's Republican governor has held back most CARES Act money and is about to release $125 M, already announcing $48 for nursing, which should be a timely distraction.

Here's another question, though: How committed to democracy can a person be who denies the rights of over 80% of Americans to have their views represented in government? That less than 20% tops includes those from the more extreme left and right fringes who always do. They're uber righteous, believe only they are right about anything, and don't hesitate to trample the rights of others for their own good.

The answer, btw, is not at all. That'll be a surprise to many who haven't thought about it. Hypocrites typically situationally pretend "the people" who make up majorities don't exist, as with WV's majority voters.

Others know they do exist and believe they're a problem that requires a permanent solution.

In our nation, the only ways for LW anti-democratic types to win is to steal election here and there, OR join what's happening on the right to help destroy democracy. Btw, LW extremists always call it "the establishment" rather than democracy. Draw in more angry suckers that way.

Torchlight

(3,135 posts)
2. Sounds like he enjoys struggling and bleeding on a cross.
Tue Dec 21, 2021, 04:54 PM
Dec 2021

Seems such a waste of his time, energy and money to erect so many strong, stolid defenses against his own party's interests.

Irish_Dem

(44,476 posts)
5. Manchin has been beating the living daylights out of Biden and the Dems.
Tue Dec 21, 2021, 05:14 PM
Dec 2021

And his own constituents.

Lying, cheating, negotiating in bad faith, making false accusations.
But he claims he is the victim.

TheRealNorth

(9,384 posts)
9. Well, he thought that the money that was being taken from the 1% to pay for it all....
Tue Dec 21, 2021, 05:24 PM
Dec 2021

That it was better spent on yachts, cocaine, and hookers.

Salviati

(6,000 posts)
11. The people of West Virginia supported the BBB.
Tue Dec 21, 2021, 05:42 PM
Dec 2021

Hell, likely republican voters in WV supported it, by a margin of 22 points, and that was for the 3.5 trillion dollar bill.

Come up with a better excuse Joe.

https://www.filesforprogress.org/memos/bbb-wv.pdf

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