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Old 04-17-2018, 09:58 AM
 
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The thread title is a quote from a Virginia Republican regarding the possibility of disgraced Chairman and CEO of Massey Energy Company, ex-con Don Blankenship, becoming the GOP nominee in the West Virginia Senate race.

Blankenship has been out of prison for less than a year after serving time for willfully violating safety regulations at his company’s Upper Big Branch Mine, leading to an explosion that killed 29 employees — the worst mining accident in the U.S. in four decades. The safety violations at his mine led to Rolling Stone dubbing him "the dark lord of coal country."

His shocking rise in the polls has Republicans in West Virginia and D.C. worrying he could triumph next month and cost them another winnable race in the fall while embarrassing the state.

The GOP has vowed not to lift a finger to help him if he wins the nomination.

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A newly minted super-PAC with national GOP ties, Mountain Families, has unleashed a TV campaign attacking Blankenship for poisoning local drinking water with “toxic coal slurry” even as he built a separate water system for his own mansion, the opening salvo in what will likely be a furious effort to keep him from winning the GOP nomination May 8.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/rep...-west-virginia
Polluted water for thee, clean water for me. Isn't that the Republican way?

The GOP sure does seem to attract "the best people," at least if you go by our president's definition of the term.
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:32 AM
 
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The thread title is a quote from a Virginia Republican regarding the possibility of disgraced Chairman and CEO of Massey Energy Company, ex-con Don Blankenship, becoming the GOP nominee in the West Virginia Senate race.

Blankenship has been out of prison for less than a year after serving time for willfully violating safety regulations at his companyís Upper Big Branch Mine, leading to an explosion that killed 29 employees ó the worst mining accident in the U.S. in four decades. The safety violations at his mine led to Rolling Stone dubbing him "the dark lord of coal country."

His shocking rise in the polls has Republicans in West Virginia and D.C. worrying he could triumph next month and cost them another winnable race in the fall while embarrassing the state.

The GOP has vowed not to lift a finger to help him if he wins the nomination.



Polluted water for thee, clean water for me. Isn't that the Republican way?

The GOP sure does seem to attract "the best people," at least if you go by our president's definition of the term.
So, you donít like President Trump, right?
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:56 AM
 
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It's not about trump.
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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It's not about trump.
With libs, its always about Trump
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:04 AM
 
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It's not about trump.
Then why did the OP mention the President ?

She hasn't heard Hillary didn't win is a stretch, but maybe. Yeah....its possible.
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:04 AM
 
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Anyone can run. It's a safe seat for Joe but yes the GOP is worried Blankenship will win the primary.

I think Jenkins will.
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:10 AM
 
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The GOP has vowed not to lift a finger to help him if he wins the nomination.

.....

The GOP sure does seem to attract "the best people," at least if you go by our president's definition of the term.
So here we have a guy that the GOP doesn't want running.

Yet you use it to make it a blanket attack on all of the GOP. (Interesting logic lol)

Since The democrats have their own closet full of "the best people", all you did here was set up yet one more hypocritical bicker-fest.
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:22 AM
 
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So here we have a guy that the GOP doesn't want running.

Yet you use it to make it a blanket attack on all of the GOP. (Interesting logic lol).
No, the GOP doesn't want him to be the nominee, but apparently the Republican voters in West Virginia are giving him a serious look. He is competitive in that race, which should be astounding, but this is the party that also gave us Roy Moore, (who won his primary in spite of how unethical and odious he was), and of course, also gave us Donald Trump, so I guess we shouldn't be surprised by this, either.

So there is no guarantee GOP won't end up with an embarrassing candidate, just like they did in Alabama. And if they do, they have only themselves to blame.
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:24 AM
 
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No, the GOP doesn't want him to be the nominee, but apparently the Republican voters in West Virginia are giving him a serious look. He is competitive in that race, which should be astounding, but this is the party that also gave us Roy Moore, (who won his primary in spite of how unethical and odious he was), and of course, also gave us Donald Trump, so I guess we shouldn't be surprised by this, either.

So there is no guarantee GOP won't end up with an embarrassing candidate, just like they did in Alabama. And if they do, they have only themselves to blame.
Didnt the allegations on Moore start to get serious play AFTER the primary?
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:26 AM
 
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I guess you could say his campaign is... blowing up! They are experiencing an explosion of support!

I'll show myself out....
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