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View Diary: Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: New poll has Sen. Joe Manchin up 52 points in West Virginia (121 comments)

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  •  And this is Manchin's rationale (7+ / 0-)

    I would be hard-pressed to think of a state that is more poorly served by its governor and legislature than West Virginia, precisely because of its coal addiction.

    There is no recognition that coal is destroying our state, both physically and politically. There is no recognition that it's a declining "extractive resource." There is no long-term planning for the future of those counties dependent on coal. Instead, our f*cking school systems bring coal companies in to brainwash our children into lockstep support.

    It gets me so sad and angry I could scream!

    West Virginia's new motto: Ex Os, Ex Mens (go look it up)

    by blonde moment on Wed May 02, 2012 at 07:38:07 AM PDT

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    •  And this is where some of us lose (4+ / 0-)

      sight of the fact that not everything is about electoral politics. The defense of policies that are destroying a state, because they are electorally expedient, isn't a good thing.

      20, Dude, Chairman DKE Gay Caucus! (College IN-09) (Raised IL-03, IL-09) Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren for Senate!

      by ndrwmls10 on Wed May 02, 2012 at 07:47:03 AM PDT

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