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(Talking Points Memo)   Holy crap, there's actually a GOP senate candidate that's trying to move away from Obamacare? SHE'S A WITCH. BURN HER. She turned me into a newt   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 24
    More: Interesting, obamacare, GOP, Senate Candidate, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, Shelley Moore Capito, House GOP, Cook Political Report  
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2014-05-01 08:06:20 AM  
Compared to the Tea Party crowd, she's actually embracing Obamacare so hard that one slip will leave her pregnant with a half-parchment baby.

Being "realistic" about Obamacare is against the Republican platform.
 
2014-05-01 08:08:23 AM  
Thanks to Obamacare, you got better.
 
2014-05-01 08:28:21 AM  
GOP senators have accepted their utter defeat on Obamacare but can't really talk about it yet.
 
2014-05-01 08:30:38 AM  
FTA: particularly West Virginia's continued rightward trend

And water is continuing to get more wet. Any Democrats in WV are Dixiecrats, not leftist.
 
2014-05-01 08:31:04 AM  
"ep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), looking to capture a currently Democratic-held seat, isn't running on Obamacare. She's not a fan of the law, but it isn't the centerpiece of her campaign. When she does talk about it, she's typically more realistic about what Obamacare has actually done and what Republicans can do about it than most of her conservative peers. West Virginia's participation in the law seems to have necessitated this more tempered attitude. "

So, yeah.  Not so much a change in her real opinion/ opposition to it, she's being practical, and playing to her [hopeful] audience.
 
2014-05-01 08:33:57 AM  
I just think it's interesting that there's substantial enough regional personal animosity towards the president that she's still running against him, essentially...without running against his signature accomplishment.

For real, she's running on 'obama's war on coal' - she's just picked up a different, more localized fiction and ran with it.

Again, I'm sure that the fact that there's a republican who doesn't go into a rabies spasm at the mere mention of the ACA is somehow newsworthy, but I just don't see much changed here - it's still a congressional campaign against the president, rather than for...anydamnthing at all.
 
2014-05-01 08:36:29 AM  
Well, we'll see many more of these in the next few months.
 
2014-05-01 08:37:59 AM  
What are the chances she's just saying what she thinks will get her elected?
 
2014-05-01 08:44:23 AM  
So Capito appears to have made the political calculation not to rely on Obamacare, instead drawing contrast between herself and the White House on an issue more central to her state: Coal. Or, as her campaign puts it, Obama's "War on Coal."

What gets me is that coal is a dying energy source, but here we have jobs and lives depending on those jobs. So instead of finding a new economy, we've got a politician who is going to get in there and fight for something that should be going away anyways. I'd rather see a politician working to get a new industry into WV, but then again, I've got all of my teeth so WV is not for me.
 
2014-05-01 08:44:58 AM  
These people don't deserve a pat on the back for actually managing to achieve a moment where they don't go full potato.
 
2014-05-01 08:47:51 AM  

stpauler: So Capito appears to have made the political calculation not to rely on Obamacare, instead drawing contrast between herself and the White House on an issue more central to her state: Coal. Or, as her campaign puts it, Obama's "War on Coal."

What gets me is that coal is a dying energy source, but here we have jobs and lives depending on those jobs. So instead of finding a new economy, we've got a politician who is going to get in there and fight for something that should be going away anyways. I'd rather see a politician working to get a new industry into WV, but then again, I've got all of my teeth so WV is not for me.


Same thing happened in 2008 when I lived in Michigan.  Can't remember who said which, but McCain and Romney came to Detroit.  One of them talked about how we needed training and retooling for new jobs and industries, the other promised the auto industry would rise again with puppies and rainbows.

Guess who won?

Democracy suffers because people are idiots.
 
2014-05-01 08:52:31 AM  

stpauler: So Capito appears to have made the political calculation not to rely on Obamacare, instead drawing contrast between herself and the White House on an issue more central to her state: Coal. Or, as her campaign puts it, Obama's "War on Coal."

What gets me is that coal is a dying energy source, but here we have jobs and lives depending on those jobs. So instead of finding a new economy, we've got a politician who is going to get in there and fight for something that should be going away anyways. I'd rather see a politician working to get a new industry into WV, but then again, I've got all of my teeth so WV is not for me.


Surely coal isn't a dying energy source, it a dead energy source - like 100000 years+ dead.
 
2014-05-01 09:00:59 AM  
The Republican Party can't exist in a communist country so you'd have to eliminate Obama-Rx first priority because it hasn't created as many dependents as the other ingrained commie programs.

Did you see that? Obama-Rx? That was farkin ingenious.
 
2014-05-01 09:11:00 AM  
She turned you into a Newt so you went into the hospital and dumped your wife while she was on chemo and told her she was not pretty enough to be the president's wife.
 
2014-05-01 09:15:35 AM  
xria:
Surely coal isn't a dying energy source, it a dead energy source - like 100000 years+ dead.

Oh. Funny.
media.pennlive.com
 
2014-05-01 09:20:26 AM  
She's not a witch, she's us!
 
2014-05-01 09:24:58 AM  

stpauler: What gets me is that coal is a dying energy source, but here we have jobs and lives depending on those jobs. So instead of finding a new economy, we've got a politician


That's because the politicians in WVA work for the coal industry, not the people.  In the same way that the politicians in Delaware work for banking and finance interests not the people.

/the difference is that credit card companies rarely kill people
 
2014-05-01 09:38:33 AM  

MindStalker: And water is continuing to get more wet. Any Democrats in WV are Dixiecrats, not leftist.


This is true. A couple of years back, i voted in the democratic primary for governor of WV. there were like eight candidates. looking over the issues, only one was pro-choice. they ended up electing that shiat-head Manchin. I laughed heartily at their primary choice for prez in 2008 - a woman or a colored.
 
2014-05-01 09:58:14 AM  
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2014-05-01 10:12:21 AM  
But does she weigh the same as a duck?
 
2014-05-01 10:29:19 AM  
She's running without trying to use the ACA as a conservative in a state where people wouldn't accept "Obama Water" during their recent crisis. Their fragile little minds won't understand what to do. Hopefully that causes an implosion in the state because really what else are they good for in WV.
 
2014-05-01 10:32:30 AM  
On a positive note, the fact that Republican candidates are running against our president and illegal immigrants does ensure that blacks and latinos are prominent in their commercials. The outreach is working. Otherwise in Nebraska, you would think everyone was a rancher from viewing their ads. I find it fascinating how these idiots ignore the fact that two-thirds of the population lives in the Lincoln or Omaha metro areas.
 
2014-05-01 12:56:20 PM  
The GOP thinking ahead?

PFFFTTT, Whatever!
 
2014-05-01 05:48:40 PM  
I believe that's covered under Obamacare, Subby.
 
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