[WVMETRONEWS] U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is taking a hit in the polls, and so is West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen.
New numbers released this week from Public Policy Polling showed West Virginia voters gave Manchin a 46-percent approval rating, while 44 percent disapproved.
The last time PPP questioned voters about Manchin in 2011, his approval rating stood at 61 percent.
Pollsters with PPP said Machin may be suffering from the Obama effect. In only one other state is President Barack Obama They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them... more unpopular than he is in West Virginia right now. Voters surveyed said they support impeaching the president by a 49 percent to 37 percent margin.
Obama's favorability rating in the Mountain State sits at 28 percent.
Manchin's numbers are higher, but they're not that different from U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) who is not seeking re-election next year. Only 45 percent of those questioned approved of Rockefeller's job performance, while 46 percent disapproved.
And on election day, reliably voting dumbocrap, no matter how much that is agains their best interests...
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Manchin was a popular governor. Dems ran him for the Senate seat which they otherwise would have lost. Now that Manchin has to toe the party line as one of its mindless minions in Harry Reid's zombie Senate he can no longer dupe his constituents.
Conventional wisdom is that any incumbant under 50% is in trouble. WV has been reliably Democrat for generations. Would be nice to see WV make the same transformation that other southern states have made away from the dippy Dems.
[NYPOST] In the last hour, even as he said he grew "weary" as his time arguing against ObamaCare was coming to a close, he found himself in a debate with the able and smart Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin ...Senator-for-Life from Illinois and Democratic Party Whip. In April 2006, Time magazine identified Durbin as one of America's 10 Best Senators, so what's that tell you? He was the first United States Senator to support the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama, then the junior senator from Illinois.... on the Congress's generous health-care plan.
Durbin complained that Cruz wanted to deny health care to the uninsured; did he not, Durbin asked, enjoy the benefits of the generous congressional health-care package himself?
Cruz said he wouldn't answer Durbin until Durbin first replied to three questions Cruz had posed. Durbin, with an "a-ha" gesture, responded by saying it was clear Cruz was simply refusing to answer his embarrassing question.
He'd walked into Cruz's trap. For then Cruz said, no, Senator, I'm eligible for the congressional plan -- but I'm not enrolled in it.
Durbin thought he had Cruz cornered by bringing up his reliance on the absurdly generous health package for Congress. But since Cruz doesn't rely on it, Durbin humiliated himself in what was supposed to be his gotcha moment.
Despite his marathon of speaking and standing and arguing, after nearly a day on his feet, Cruz -- there is no other term for it -- squashed Durbin like a bug.
All in all, the Cruz performance was great political theater, and Cruz was astoundingly impressive both in demeanor and in the cogency and saliency of his arguments against ObamaCare. If there'd been any question before Tuesday about what a formidable presence he's going to be in Washington and in the Republican party going forward, it has been laid to rest.
Cruz, Paul, Christie came out in that order in a poll taken after the Senate vote (on funding Obamacare) of potential Presidential candidates. The poll was with done with Republican primary voters. The Rinos who voted with Reid may get payback at election time. They may not know the pulse of their constituents.
1. Alabama - Jeff Sessions (R)
2. Alaska - Mark Begich (D)
3. Arkansas - Mark Pryor (D)
4. Colorado - Mark Udall (D)
5. Delaware - Chris Coons (D)
6. Georgia - Saxby Chambliss (R)
7. Hawaii - Brian Schatz (D)
8. Idaho - Jim Risch (R)
9. Illinois - Richard Durbin (D)
10. Iowa - Tom Harkin (D)
11. Kansas - Pat Roberts (R)
12. Kentucky - Mitch McConnell (R)
13. Louisiana - Mary Landrieu (D)
14. Maine - Susan Collins (R)
15. Massachusetts - John Kerry (D)
16. Michigan - Carl Levin (D)
17. Minnesota - Al Franken (D)
18. Mississippi - Thad Cochran (R)
19. Montana - Max Baucus (D)
20. Nebraska - Mike Johanns (R)
21. New Hampshire - Jeanne Shaheen (D)
22. New Jersey - Frank Lautenberg (D)
23. New Mexico - Tom Udall (D)
24. North Carolina - Kay Hagan (D)
25. Oklahoma - Jim Inhofe (R)
26. Oregon - Jeff Merkley (D)
27. Rhode Island - Jack Reed (D)
28. South Carolina - Lindsey Graham (R)
29. South Carolina (special to replace Jim DeMint) - Tim Scott (R)
30. South Dakota - Tim Johnson (D
31. Tennessee - Lamar Alexander (R)
32. Texas - John Cornyn (R)
33. Virginia - Mark Warner (D
34. West Virginia - OPEN SEAT (Jay Rockefeller retiring)
35. Wyoming - Mike Enzi (R)
[FREEP] Nearly $300 million in aid for bankrupt, increasingly impoverished, reliably Democrat, Detroit ... ruled by Democrats since 1962. A city whose Golden Age included the Purple Gang... -- from federal and state coffers, private businesses and charitable foundations -- will be announced Friday as B.O. regime officials visit the city to discuss what can be done to help eradicate blight, improve transportation, encourage new business and make residents safer. All y'gotta do is wait long enough. They'll always kick in.
The funding will include $150 million in blight eradication and community redevelopment, including $65 million in Community Development Block Grant funding -- which had already been awarded over two years but could not be accessed by the city. An additional $25 million could help hire as many as 150 firefighters in the city.
Some $24 million in federal resources that had been tied up will go to repairing buses and installing security cameras, part of an overall $140-million investment in transit systems. And several charitable groups -- the Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation and Knight Foundation -- will put millions into spurring entrepreneurship and creating jobs.
Gene Sperling, the head of President Barack Obama My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it... 's National Economic Council and an Ann Arbor native, briefed news hounds on some the plans Thursday evening, saying Friday's meeting at Wayne State University is "the first of many efforts that the administration will engage in with the city of Detroit." None of which will work, since the same kleptocrats, moochers and grifters are still in charge just as they have been the last umpteenth years...
Many details were still to come out Friday.
"We've found significant resources that we believe can be unlocked and expedited and leveraged to have significant impact on the economy of Detroit," Sperling said.
Gov. Rick Snyder, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and emergency manager Kevyn Orr -- who on Detroit's behalf filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in history in July -- will be part of the talks with Sperling, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Attorney General Eric Inaction Jackson Holder ... aka Mister Fast and Furious... .
Sometimes the money is newly printed when needed. The money ultimately is stolen from the taxpayer. "O" operates like a Mogadishu bandit chief. In other words, like the Chicago pol he is--free with other peoples money.
[FREEBEACON] The U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) steered another taxpayer-backed loan toward a green energy firm that shares an advisory board member with the bank.
The Ex-Im Bank recently authorized a pair of loans totaling $33.6 million to Abengoa--a Spain-based energy company--that will fund the export of American-made products for use in solar projects in Spain and South Africa.
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D.)
...one of the dirtier kleptocratic politicians, and that's saying something...
sits on the Abengoa International Advisory Board and is currently listed on the Ex-Im bank's website as a member of the 2013 advisory committee that helps guide bank policy.
The Ex-Im Bank did not immediately respond to request for comment on Richardson's involvement in the loan.
The Ex-Im Bank said its financing will support approximately 200 U.S. jobs.
"Ex-Im Bank's consistent support of renewable-energy projects demonstrates our commitment to supporting high-skilled jobs in an important homegrown industry and improving the environment," said Ex-Im Bank chairman and president Fred P. Hochberg in a statement. "In addition to contributing to cleaner sources of energy and supporting U.S. jobs, these two transactions will support President Obama's goal of doubling access to power in sub-Saharan Africa."
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.