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November 21, 2011

Joe Manchin Criticizes Obama For His Partisanship and Lack of Leadership, But Won't Vote for the Republican's Version of the Debt-Cutting Plan

Any plan that got seven votes would at least go to Congress for consideration on a fast-track basis (no amendments, no blocking it, etc.).

So any plan only need to have one vote from the opposite party to succeed.

Note well that Joe Manchin is talking tough about Obama's lack of leadership, while nevertheless voting exactly the way Obama wants him to.

This is what infuriates me about people. And, here, the people of West Virginia. They like to think of themselves as conservatives. They want a conservative politician (they think).

And what do they do? They vote for a Democrat who sings a nice song without realizing, or even considering, "Gee, on every tough vote Manchin is going to vote with the liberals, because that's what they all do."

So Red State (or Light Red-Purple State) Dummies continue to do this, forever and ever, thinking, I guess, "This time, our Democratic Senator will really stick with us rather than vote the way his caucus tells him."

Note this doesn't happen most of the time with Republicans -- Senators Snowe and Collins, and McCain and Graham, are eager to bow to liberal pressure on tough votes, for example.

But sure Red Staters, this time the "conservative" Democrat (and you know he's a conservative because he drives a pick-up truck during campaign season and he talks up his shotgun hunting) will vote with the conservatives rather than the ideological party he actually chose to affiliate himself with.

Manchin keeps on doing this -- talkin' like a common sense conservative for his gullible supporters, then, surprise surprise, voting the liberal Democratic Party line whenever John Kerry tells him to.

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