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Misplaced Loyalty

Rockefeller, Brown vote against states

July 23, 2013

Party loyalty continues to rule in the U.S. Senate, to judge by the vote last week to confirm President Barack Obama’s nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency....

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denver

Jul-23-13 5:10 AM

Id say Rockefeller and Brown was voting to confirm Gina McCarthy to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and defend their constituents, which they were elected to do.

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denver

Jul-23-13 5:18 AM

And it looks like Mike Myer can't make up his mind! Was Manchin voting to defend his constituents or protesting President Obama's so called use of the EPA to attack the coal industry??

And who were the republicans defending their constituents or Big Coal??

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AaronS

Jul-23-13 7:43 AM

I tried to google Obama rational energy plan and it kept coming up with an emoticon laughing every time I hit search. It would laugh and repeat “The sky is falling chicken little, they sky is falling chicken little…”

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denver

Jul-23-13 7:40 PM

Confirmations are supposed to be about qualification, not protesting policy. If Manchin thinks the EPA, or the clean air laws, of any other environmental legislation is wrong, all he has to do is sponsor a bill to repeal or change the laws and policies. Lord knows he could have plenty of co-sponsors from across the aisle!!

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AaronS

Jul-24-13 8:51 AM

Hey, even a broken clock's right twice a day and blind squirrels do find nuts. He’s still below the Mendoza line but ole CL got it right on this thread. All political appointees deserve an up/down vote based on their qualifications for the position they are being nominated for. I agree with CL on this one.

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Suttle

Jul-24-13 1:55 PM

MMMmmmm it looks like the EPA is not buying into the "Clean Coal" campaign. The fact remains that the majority of Americans want cleaner alternative energy. The battle for or against coal is being waged on the national level...both in economic and political terms. We in West Virginia would be wise to come up with a strategy that would create future jobs in the southern part of the state that are not connected to the mining industry. West Virginia must reinvent it self away from coal.

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AaronS

Jul-24-13 3:04 PM

Two rhetorical questions Suttle because I know you cannot answer them but they must be ask.

1) What "cleaner alternative energy" source is there that possesses the capability of energy generated from coal.

2) What future strategy is there for southern WV to get away from coal?

I would to discuss this with someone from the radical left but thus far I've yet to meet anyone willing, much yet capable of engaging in such a conversation.

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denver

Jul-24-13 7:49 PM

Well said "manydemocrats"

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AaronS

Jul-25-13 12:11 AM

Why don't you give the two rhetorical questions DAMD?

I can't wait to see how share your intelligence with he rest of us.

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jarhead99

Jul-25-13 2:15 AM

Many Dems your comment about Aaron not being able to carry on intellectual discussion with anyone has no zero crediability coming from you. You are the one that comes on to this froum and insults anyone that doesnt share your opinion. Yeah I get the freedom of speech aspect but you are out of touch with reality.

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denver

Jul-25-13 5:25 AM

"jarhead99" you need to explain the freedom of speech aspect, to some of your fellow, so called conservatives on here

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jarhead99

Jul-25-13 8:14 AM

Denver, Do you think the comment I made about MD is untrue? Just a simple yes or no will suffice.

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AaronS

Jul-25-13 8:22 AM

I would love to see Suttle, manydemocrats or denver take a crack at the two questions I ask. I just won't hold my breath waiting.

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denver

Jul-25-13 7:24 PM

"jarhead99" "manydemocrats" is not the only one that gets on here and insults anyone that doesn't share their opinion. And at least "manydemocrats" doesn't have your comment removed just because you said something he or she didn't agree with. Like I see "manydemocrats" comments are gone.

What was that about you getting the freedom of speech aspect.

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AaronS

Jul-26-13 9:28 AM

Still waiting on a response to some reasonable questions.

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jarhead99

Jul-26-13 10:54 AM

Just like I thought Denver. You didnt answer the question with a simple yes or know. You had to put a spin on it to make MD not look like the radical liberal that he is.

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jarhead99

Jul-26-13 12:52 PM

He does have freedom of speech but does he have to do it with so much hate and sirespect??

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jarhead99

Jul-26-13 3:32 PM

I would love to see a competent respone from Denver or MD himself as to why its ok to use your freedom of of speech right even though you are verbally abusing people?

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jarhead99

Jul-28-13 3:17 PM

Just as I thought, no answers to the questions that were posed to MD or Denver.

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