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Sat Oct 6, 2018, 02:01 PM

Boycott West Virginia

Let's show Manchin how much we appreciate his loyalty to the Democratic Party.

Boycott W. Va.


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Reply Boycott West Virginia (Original post)
APPPLE_PIE Oct 2018 OP
Anon-C Oct 2018 #1
aeromanKC Oct 2018 #2
appalachiablue Oct 2018 #6
EarlG Oct 2018 #3
More_Cowbell Oct 2018 #7
moose65 Oct 2018 #4
Downtown Hound Oct 2018 #5
Polybius Oct 2018 #8

Response to APPPLE_PIE (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 02:07 PM

1. Bon idee!

People need to find leverage where they can.

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Response to APPPLE_PIE (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 02:13 PM

2. Disagree

Boycott states with 2 Red Senators like Kentucky, Texas, TN, SD, NE, KS, AR, MS, AL, GA, SC, UT, WY, OK, AZ, Etc. I say Manchin should be thanked for caucusing with the Dems. We need his vote for the gavel!!! Don't like many of his votes, but I appreciate his support for the Democratic control of the Gavel which we will win in 2020!! (2018 was a long shot not really realistic to get control)

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Response to aeromanKC (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 02:35 PM

6. Wow, that's ugly to see, all the states with 2 red senators.

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Response to APPPLE_PIE (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 02:13 PM

3. So what's the plan for after Manchin loses his seat?

Sit back and feel satisfied while Republicans keep their majority in the Senate, Mitch McConnell keeps his job as Majority Leader, and Republicans control all the Senate committees?

Or is there some other option Iím not seeing here?

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Response to EarlG (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 02:40 PM

7. I'm trying to think of a time when Manchin was the deciding vote for the GOP

I can't, after googling, but I'd be glad to know if there was one. It seems to me like he votes with the GOP when he's not the deciding vote.

Even having him nominally be a Democrat helps the Democrats when it comes to committee assignments, etc.

It would be great to have a more progressive Democrat in that office, but could it happen?

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Response to APPPLE_PIE (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 02:30 PM

4. What a great (not) idea!

Boycotts would also hurt Democrats and liberals in West Virginia (yes, there are some)! We canít abandon those who are fighting the good fight.

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Response to APPPLE_PIE (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 02:34 PM

5. Sure, why not?

Of course, given the fact that I have never been there once and had no plans of going there any time soon, I'm not sure how effective that would be.

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Response to APPPLE_PIE (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 01:38 PM

8. No way

We need that seat. We can't pick up seats by losing it.

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