Some thoughts on today's Wheeling News-Register editorial about Senator Manchin and Trump’s proposal to end the government shutdown (with 1/22 update)
A suggestion to the writer: forget what Manchin thinks – you need to reach Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh
Senator Manchin on Trump’s proposal
On Saturday, President Trump suggested a plan that would end the government shutdown and get him $5.7 billion for his wall (or whatever he is now calling it). Democrats opposed it. Today’s News-Register editorial, "Manchin Is Right About Compromise," claims that West Virginia’s Democratic . . .
Fox News, CNN, MSNBC
Telling Fox News that Trump has a right to declare a state of emergency and build his wall
From Real Clear Politics and Fox News:
On Fox News, Senator Joe Manchin stressed the importance of ending the government shutdown. Manchin said he would support President Trump's state of emergency and proposed wall funding in . . .
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(Pleading ignorance and running for re-election?)
Senator Capito confesses to not knowing why there are not more Republican women in Congress
On Wednesday, Politico talked to West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito about the scarcity of Republican women elected to Congress. (The Republicans account for only 13 of the 102 women elected last month.) Jenny Ament reports:
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Pollsters, pundits and a personal view
It certainly wasn't a landslide (4%) but Joe Manchin won reelection.
What did the exit polls find?
The Manchin-Morrisey election was decided by voters 39 and under, said professional pollster Rex Repass. Manchin won 60 percent of these voters, according to exit polling by Edison Research.
In all other age . . .
A summary of Republican Patrick Morrisey's answers: Hillary Clinton. That's no exaggeration, I think he said her name at least 50 times. Joe Manchin's best response all night was when he pointed out that "Hillary Clinton is not on the ballot."
A summary of incumbent Democrat Joe Manchin's answers: . . .
Democrat Joe Manchin's lead on Republican Patrick Morrisey has moved to 16% according to a poll just released by WSAZ-Gray television:
The poll indicates that Manchin leads Morrisey by 16 percentage points, 52-36. That's double the margin of a WSAZ poll released on Oct. 1. The previous poll showed Manchin leading 46-38.
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The Morrisey campaign appeals to Trump's low information voter
Morrisey and Trump lie about their support for pre-existing conditions
President Trump is right. I have always supported protecting those who need help the most, including those with preexisting conditions. Manchin lies and tries to scare voters because he’s just another dishonest Washington liberal. #wvsen https://t.co/rkYfpyeAGH— AG . . .