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Joe Manchin (D-WV): Democrats May Consider ‘Nuclear Option’ (See GIF) On Debt Limit

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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) suggested Sunday that some Senate Democrats may be willing to use what’s known as the “nuclear option” to eliminate the need for Republican support to pass a bill to raise the debt limit and end the government shutdown.

Responding to a comment made earlier by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who noted that Senate Democrats have “several somethings” to help them prevent a U.S. default, Manchin said, “I would assume that they might be referring to the so-called nuclear option, if you have to use that basically to keep this country from falling into default.”

The nuclear option refers to a Senate rules change that would require ONLY 51 votes to end debate and call a measure to a vote, preventing the possibility of a Republican filibuster.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/13/debt-limit-nuclear-option_n_4093630.html

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personal thought:

WHAT A CONCEPT? a simple majority of 51 votes to call a measure to a vote.

Do it!

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October 14, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Joe Manchin (D-WV) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Charles P. Pierce – Esquire

It seems that most of the prominent putatively Democratic politicians  in West Virginia are declining their party’s invitation to, ahem, party in  Charlotte later this summer because there are too many issues facing the people  of West Virginia for them to run the risk of being photographed with the current  president of the United States.

 (‘He’s still a colored, right?’, they didn’t need to ask.)

I wonder what those “issues” could possibly be?

(Oooh, oooh, I know! Call on me!)

Here’s Shootin’ ‘Arn Joe Manchin (SEE PHOTO), explaining that he has better  things to do….

“The people in West Virginia, they basically look at the candidates — whatever you’re running for, whether it be the president itself, or whatever — [they look at] the performance and the result that’s been attained,” Manchin  told the National Journal in April. “Right now in West Virginia, these first  three and a half years haven’t been that good to West Virginia. So, then you  look [at] what the options will be, who will be on the other end.”

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When the last bit of West Virginia is carted off by Koch Industries to be  chopped up and sold for fuel to the Chinese, I hope Senator Manchin’s terrible  ambivalence about American politics will be resolved to his satisfaction. The  Republicans are not fooled.

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“We all know the only reason they’re refusing to attend the DNC  Convention is they’re afraid to tell the people of West Virginia who they  support for President, and any attempt to suggest otherwise is political spin  aimed at purposefully misleading the voters,” said West Virginia GOP Chairman  Conrad Lucas in a statement.

He’s not lying.

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Read MORE of the brilliant Charles P. Pierce, HERE:

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/

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The Blue Dog Coalition, commonly known as the Blue Dogs, is a group of United States Congressional Representatives from the Democratic Party who identify themselves as moderates; (i.e. Democrats in name only).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Dog_Coalition

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June 20, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, President Obama | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment