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Manchin’s Conservative Masquerade

By Jerry A. Kane

In my previous commentary “Blame the Electorate, Not Congress, For America’s Woes,” published at MichNews.com and at Liberty Juice, I argue that the demise of the Republic is the fault of “an ignorant, indifferent electorate and not the fault of particular politicians or political parties.

The special election in West Virginia to fill the remaining two years of Robert C. Byrd’s U.S. Senate seat clearly validates my argument. The Senate race between West Virginia Democrat Governor Joe Manchin and Republican John Raese shows an electorate that is not only ignorant and indifferent, but also quite gullible and perhaps downright dense.

A couple weeks back, Raese was ahead in the polls and gaining momentum; and then Manchin fired his “Dead Aim – Joe Manchin for West Virginia TV Ad,” and he moved back into the lead and hasn’t trailed since. In the ad, Manchin squeezes a shot through the cap-and-trade bill declaring his independence from Barack Obama and the Democrat Party’s progressive agenda. The only problem is that Manchin’s own words and deeds prove his support for the cap-and-trade agenda.

As governor, Manchin promoted and signed into law the cap-and-trade bill (H.B. 103), which passed the state legislature in June 2009, mandating that the state’s electric utilities buy 25 percent of their electricity from alternative or renewable energy sources by 2025.

Based on his record and his own words, Manchin has zero credibility as a fighter against cap-and-trade. Yet, many West Virginia miners and businessmen, whose livelihoods would be adversely affected by such legislation, continue to endorse and support him.

In his bid to mask himself as a conservative, Manchin has called for the repeal of ObamaCare. Once again, it’s a matter of his being against something before being for it.

In September 2009, Manchin said he was “totally behind health care reform.” And in March 2010, during a panel discussion on health care at the National Governors Association in Washington, Manchin said that if he were a congressman, he would have voted for the health care bill, suggesting that he understood its benefits and weaknesses.

“I’d be for it. You have to move this ball forward.”—Joe Manchin, West Virginia Governor

But last week, Manchin went on Fox News Sunday and said that he would have voted against ObamaCare if he had known about its taxes and mandates. Manchin must not listen to the news or read newspapers because the taxes and mandates in ObamaCare weren’t hidden. In fact, Bart Stupak and a group of House “Blue Dog” Democrats held up the bill’s passage because of its federal funding of abortion.

Although Manchin claims to be pro-life, he endorsed ObamaCare before Obama issued his “smoke-and-mirrors” executive order supporting Congressman Stupak’s amendment that no federal funds be spent on abortion-related services. Obama issued the order knowing it lacked the power to override the bill’s language, but he did so to provide cover for Stupak and “pro-life”Democrats who had voted to pass the bill. What’s more, during his tenure as Governor of a state that pays for abortions on demand for low-income women, Manchin has remained silent when it comes to defending the unborn.  

Manchin has also claimed that he would repeal the $500 billion tax hike and the $500 billion cuts in Medicare that would be used to pay for ObamaCare. Yet when pressed on how he would fund ObamaCare, Manchin admitted that he hadn’t “gotten into that.”

Although 67 percent of West Virginia voters oppose ObamaCare because of higher costs and diminishing patient care for working-class families, Manchin would rather reform it than repeal it. Manchin wants keep ObamaCare’s ban on denying coverage for preexisting conditions and drop the individual mandate, which would make it economically unworkable.

If Manchin has serious reservations about ObamaCare, why has he kept West Virginia from joining with the 19 other states in the lawsuit challenging its constitutionality?

Manchin appointed Democrat Carte Goodwin, his former legal adviser, as a temporary replacement for the deceased Byrd, and Goodwin dutifully has voted in lockstep with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on every bill since coming to the Senate. Goodwin has been nothing more than a rubber-stamp for Obama and the progressive agenda. And based on Manchin’s record, he would be one too.

Rather than taking a neutral or independent stance on cap-and-trade and ObamaCare, Manchin has repeatedly supported, endorsed, and defended them. Either Manchin has a problem with telling the truth, or he’s prone to shooting his mouth off without knowing what he’s talking about or what’s in a particular piece of legislation.

The cap-and-trade bill will bankrupt the coal industry and cause the cost of electricity and consumer goods to skyrocket. Another Democrat lackey in the U.S. Senate will not bode well for a state with a significant number of people on fixed incomes that depends on the coal industry. 

Manchin personifies the stereotypical politician who is willing to promise everything and say anything to get elected. In truth, his soul belongs to the Democrat Party. If elected to the Senate, Manchin will vote with the Party leadership so long as he can get away with it.

So far, the polling suggests that the majority of West Virginians have yet to recognize Manchin’s conservative masquerade. If they don’t take the time to look behind the mask before they vote on Tuesday, it won’t be so much that they were fooled by Manchin’s disguise, as it will be that they decided it was easier to live in denial than to admit that their governor is nothing more than a lackey for the Democrat Party and its progressive agenda.


 Manchin Expresses Support for ObamaCare 1:22 Video


Joe Manchin Supports Obama’s Cap and Trade Scheme 2:25 Video


Fox News Sunday Part 2 – Nine Days Until D Day 2010 14:46 Video

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Carl Paladino is taking on the corruptocrat machine in New York and the “genius” who lit the fuse that caused the nation’s financial collapse. The 8:29 video below shows Democrat Andrew Cuomo proudly lighting the fuse of the housing meltdown.

Cuomo and the corruptocrats believed they had the right to determine acceptable risk for the lenders and forced them to loan money to high-risk borrowers for political purposes. 

Barney Frank and Chris Dodd made the laws that allowed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to guarantee bad loans, but it was Cuomo who sued the first bank for “discrimination” and won what was at the time the largest award in history $2.1 billion dollars.

Cuomo epitomizes the political arrogance of the left. Americans must keep Cuomo and the corruptocrats from destroying America.

Ignorance is no excuse; New Yorkers are accountable for their vote. Stop the corruptocrat Democrats now! America’s future depends on it. Vote Republican or suffer the consequences under Democrat rule and a leftist dictator.

I.M. Kane

For more information about Cuomo’s involvement in the financial meltdown, see ANDREW CUOMO BIRTHED THE MORTGAGE CRISIS AND THE MARKET CRASH OF 2008 by Jerry A. Kane and The quotes that explain the entire financial meltdown by Ed Morrissey.


How The Democrats Caused The Financial Crisis: Starring Bill Clinton’s HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo 8:29 Video

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Jarvis Tyner, national executive vice-chair of the Communist Party USA, tries to energize the troops to get behind Democrats and defeat the anti-communist Republican and Tea Party candidates this November.

On October 7, Tyner spoke in Detroit urging leftists and progressives to unite behind Obama and the Democrats and turnout in large numbers for the midterm election.

Throughout the video, Tyner ties the Democrat Party and Obama agenda with the communist vision for America.

Hey! … Awake yet?

I.M. Kane


 

Jarvis PW.mp4 5:02 Video

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Enough is enough! No more socialized anything!

Now, more than ever, America needs a hero, someone with the power to change the political landscape. That hero … is YOU.

On November 2, be a hero and vote to reclaim America.

I.M. Kane

(H-T Scott Ryan)


AMERICAN HERO 3:40 Video

In a country, headed toward socialism, where the elitist few ran the government and did not govern for the people, but against them…

In a climate of arrogant words, never before seen flippant attitudes, photo ops, fake news stories, and continued out of control rhetoric…

In a time of rising debt, broken promises, increased taxes, out of control government spending, corporate takeovers and corrupt special interests …

In a world where evil nations are developing nuclear weapons and where Obama pairs down the United State’s arsenal leaving us more and more defenseless….

Now, more than ever, America needs a hero. One who has the power to change the political landscape. That hero, that voice … is YOU.

You were bullied

pushed

disgraced

dishonored

and made fun of.

While they golfed

vacationed lavishly

flew a dog on a separate jet

You suffered.

While they were being idolized

you were put out of work.

While they apologized for America’s success

tax burdens increased for small businesses.

They wasted billions!

Europe told them no at the G20

Republicans tried to tell them no but were outnumbered.

Enough

is

Enough!

Now it’s your turn.

On November 2nd

be a hero.

Vote to reclaim our country.

It’s time to send the hippies home

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In the 7:12 video below, Wayne Dibofsky, associate director of the New Jersey Education Association, talks about a voter fraud incident in the state. Albeit the video is circumstantial evidence, other incidents of voter fraud have been alleged across the country. For instance:

A Daytona Beach Commissioner has been arrested for absentee ballot fraud.

Bucks County residents charge Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy in a scheme to flood the county’s voter registration office with fraudulent applications for absentee ballots.

DNA samples from five Democratic members of the city council, city officials and political operatives have been collected as part of a special prosecutor’s investigation which involves allegations that residents of a Troy housing project had Working Families Party absentee ballots forged in their names.

If Dibofsky’s account is true, Democrat voter fraud may be happening in New Jersey, and teachers’ unions may well be complicit collaborators.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Top Union Official Caught on Tape Discussing Voter Fraud by James O’Keefe.


Top Union Official Caught on Tape Discussing Voter Fraud 7:12 Video

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ObamaCare’s rationing regime will deny all sorts of drugs and care because of the costs. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) proposed “risk-benefit” ratio would change the objective standard for drug approval to a subjective one based on the price of the drug.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a group made up of leading cancer centers, has been trying to convince FDA to allow late-stage breast cancer patients to continue using Avastin as part of their treatment. But if the ObamaCare cost cutters get their way, breast cancer patients will be forced to pay out of pocket for the life-extending drug.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Doctors vs. Bureaucrats: Are They Listening? from Capitol Confidential.

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Three-fourths of Nevada’s residents live in Clark County, and since early voting began October 16 people have been reporting that voting machines are automatically checking Harry Reid’s name on the ballot.

It’s happenstance of course that Reid’s son Rory is also county commissioner and the voting machine technicians are members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which spent $63 million on the 2008 elections and is planning to spend another $44 million this election cycle, mostly on Democrats.

Also, two days ago, the Nevada Democrat Secretary of State Ross Miller ruled that Harry Reid can give voters “free food” at his “voter turnout events.” Reid’s Democrat allies in the teachers’ unions are also offering gift cards to people if they vote for Reid.

Miller is supported and endorsed by George Soros’ Secretary of State Project. He is a Soros hack. Remember, it was a Soros’ Secretary of State hack in Minnesota who handed Stewart Smiley a.k.a. Al Franken Republican Norm Coleman’s Senate seat in that recount.

The purpose of Soros’ SoS project is make sure Democrats are elected when the election is close. By having Democrats positioned as secretaries of state, they have the power to interpret and administer election law favorable to Democrat candidates, i.e., they can steal elections.   

“Before we were even able to document the reported infractions to report to the authorities, the Democrat Secretary of State slammed the door shut on preventing this behavior and issued a public statement permitting these ACORN-style tactics. THESE are the kinds of shenanigans that can turn this race.”— Cleta Mitchell, Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle’s campaign attorney

I.M. Kane

For more on these stories, see Nevada voting machines automatically checking Harry Reid’s name; voting machine technicians are SEIU members by  Mark Hemingway, Nevada Voters Complain Of Problems At Polls from Fox News, and Angle campaign attorney: Reid “intends to steal this election if he can’t win it outright” by Jon Ralston.

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