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Yes, Senator Capito, Trump has learned his lesson

More bribery from our president and silence from our senator

Back in February, after Republican senators found Trump innocent of trying to shakedown the Ukraine to get them to investigate the Biden family, West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito excused the president's behavior by suggesting that he just needed to be a bit more careful in how he phrased things:

"I think he's . . .

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May 20, 2020

What’s Joe Manchin been doing as Democrats consider presidential candidates?

Doing a town hall at the University of Charleston

Yesterday, Manchin spoke at a town hall about a variety of subjects. On his impeachment vote, Manchin explained his reasoning:

On the subject of impeachment, Manchin said he made his decision to vote to convict Trump after listening to Alan Dershowitz, the . . .

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February 22, 2020

Senator Capito joins the “he’ll learn from this” cult

She then rationalizes and enables Trump's behavior: “he is who he is"

Yesterday, West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito was quoted in an article by Business Insider on whether President Trump has learned any lessons from his impeachment. Capito’s response was like those of a number of Republican senators:

"I think he's learned that he has to be maybe a little more judicious and . . .

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February 14, 2020

Reporting the Trump/Manchin story

More misrepresentation and bias from the Wheeling Intelligencer

On page 2 of today's Wheeling Intelligencer, our local “newspaper” prints a little over half of an AP story that documents the feud between President Trump and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. Comparing today's printed article with the Associated Press original, I found that the Intelligencer edited out a sentence explaining the . . .

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February 11, 2020

Trump simply cannot move on

He just escalated his fight with WV's Joe Manchin -- one of few Democrats that have supported him

According to FiveThirtyEight, West Virginia's Joe Manchin leads all active Democrat senators in voting President Trump's way. Despite this, Trump criticized Manchin yesterday morning (see my last post). Not willing (or, more likely, unable) to stop, Trump continued his attack on Manchin last night:

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February 09, 2020

Trump weighs-in on WV's senators after the impeachment vote

Guess which one is a puppet, and which one is a great person

(Hint -- the puppet is not the one that votes 96% of the time with the President.)

From President Trump's Twitter* account:

I was very surprised & disappointed that Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia voted against me on the Democrat’s . . .

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February 08, 2020

Mitt Romney

Some different points of view of the Republican senator

Donald Trump

Today, just after midnight:

Later, at the . . .

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February 06, 2020

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