Rats jump ship.

(Sodahead)

Top West Virginia Democrats are going to skip the DNC Convention this year. Barack Obama has become too toxic for them to be seen with.
The Hill reported:

Three prominent West Virginia Democrats said Monday that they would skip the party’s national convention in Charlotte, N.C., this September over concerns that links to the party could hurt their re-election chances.

Sen. Joe Manchin, Rep. Nick Rahall, and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin all said they would avoid the convention, according to the West Virginia Metro News.

“I intend to spend this fall focused on the people of West Virginia, whether that’s representing them in my official U.S. Senate duties or here at home, where I can hear about their concerns and ideas to solve the problems of this great nation,” said Manchin in a statement. “I will remain focused on bringing people together for the next generation, not the next election.”

The announcements come after Manchin and Tomblin both indicated earlier this year that they were not sure they would personally support President Obama’s re-election effort.

 

 

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  1. After what Obama has done to the coal industry, which will literally wipe out the economy and huge numbers of jobs in West Virginia, I am honestly surprised they haven’t declared themselves Republicans LOL.

  2. Wanna bet you NEVER see any of this in msm?

  3. West Virginians who continue to vote for Democrats even though they run as conservatives are not helping. I know your history and why you do it, but this generation of Democrats will finish you and your state.

  4. actually that’s my paintshop, jim. from 2009.

    http://astuteblogger.blogspot.com/2009/11/democ-rats-deserting-obamas-sinking.html

    sodahead stole it.

  5. WVa should brace itself. Obama won’t let their disloyalty go unpunished. Somewhere along the line a federal agency will find a reason to cut funding for some program or another for the flimsiest of reasons and make WVa pay for not showing the proper deference to the annointed one.

    Rats aren’t the only ones who know when it’s time to find another location. The cockroaches in the Democrat Party scatter for the hidden, dark corners when a light of truth is shown on their lies and distortions too.

  6. Because of the penetration of United Mine Workers of America into its coal industry, West Virginia was for decades a bulletproof blue state. But after Clinton veep Al Gore and his Green onslaught Dems began sliding in WV. Now, following Obama’s EPA and Green outrages, the state appears to be lost forever.

    The UMWA comes out nominally in favor of Dem candidates but not even the executives believe it. The Dem establishment publicly pretends none of this ever happened. After all, who should care about a bunch of gap-toothed, tobacco-chewing, coal dust-stained miners and their families and friends who are conversant in climate change themes, CO2 sequestration, ozone transport and fine particulate matter regulation?

  7. Coal, Coal, Coal.

    Coal is telling the story on West Virginia.

    Every UMWA member the Obama GOTV machine brings to the polls in November is voting their self-interest…which is not re-electing Obama.

    This will happen in Ohio and Pennsylvania Coal country as well.

  8. ++

    USS O cartoon..

    ROTF :lol: MBO!!

    ==

  9. All those West Virginians skipping the convention must be racists for refusing to support Zero.

    ExSoldier is right, you won’t easily find this in the MSM.

  10. It’s all for show until after the Nov elections. From now until after election day, they’ll openly distance themselves from Kenya Boy. Until the first week of Jan 2013, when the actual election of the next POTUS by the Electoral College, they’ll work hard behind the scenes, shmoozing, bribing, and coercing votes of the electors.

    Once re-elected, they’ll resume, through their positions and their votes in congress, the march through Socialism and then on to Communism. And, in the unlikely event that their efforts for Kenya Boy’s re-election are successful, they’ll once again be thick as the thieves that they and all Communists are.

  11. Any self respecting United States Ship (USS) named “Obama” would roll over and sink out of embarassment.

  12. ++

    OT..

    1990 Vanity Fair article contradicts Indonesia narrative

    really?? what is wrong with US that this is even an issue??

    bottom line: Barry/Barack Dunham/Soetoro/Obama should have been, but
    he was not, vetted, before he was even considered to be a candidate for
    dog catcher (no pun intended, but yes, we can go there), never mind the
    presidency, of which i for one need no fuhrer evidence of his having been
    groomed to play the part and enact the powers that be dictats.. *sigh*

    ==

  13. Senator Byrd was a racist and that didn’t embarrass him. Why should West Virginians be bothered by being called racists? Stand tall West Virginians! You fought for the Union and freedom from slavery.

  14. If the MFM dodges reporting on this, and I suspect they will, then their opponents may have to. If they do, then they may inadvertently be hleping Manchin and compaany by underscoring their “independence” from obama.

  15. Good, they know better.

  16. Hahaha USS Obama,

    Runs in circles because it leans far to the left….Rudderless, Only has Bows… no stern
    Runs on hype and has little steam left…. Powered by MSM
    Is retracing the titanic course of the USS Jimmmah Carter
    Captain makes up laws as he wishes.
    The only thing ever played on the intercom is…Blame Bush, Congress and ATM’s
    The green energy company producing fuel went bankrupt and democrat slaves now are rowing the boat… no energy left but Captain Obama tell them to row for just 4 more years and he will free them



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