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… Earl Ray Tomblin is an Endangered Species [#DemoCrap][#West Virginia]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,January 5th,2016

.. Earl Ray who ? ..

.. he is the current Governor of West Virginia .

.. he has something that no Gv has had to deal with in three quarters of a century : a GOP – controlled legislature …

.. for West Virginians , that will take some getting used to . Tomblin has to get used to it now , and in the near future …

.. [h/t — hotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the news piece …

.. Tomblin probably wants to run for re – election . One big problem : he is a DEmoCrap in what is now a Red State . Whoever he faces in 2016 , he is going to have Barack Obama and his ” War on Coal ” policies wrapped around his neck like a millstone …

.. Tomblin is a bit of a klutz of a politician . Joe Manchin , he is not . So , the environment is going to be a tad challenging . So will the legislature . Especially the legislature …

.. the GOP – controlled legislature is going to want to start to rip out the legacy of the last three – quarters of a century , while giving coal and fracking a chance to rebuild and build [respectively] …

.. there are 6 major shale gas formations in the U.S. . In the east , Ohio and West Virginia sit on top of two of them : the Marcellus and the Utica . So , energy will be a part of WVa ‘ s future . But how ….

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… Yea , Why Does Not Joe Manchin become a Republican ? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,December 21st,2013

.. it is , because he is a rare bird , ” Scoop Jackson ” Democrat .

.. Also , it is while those of his kind are accepted in the DemoCrap party . At the rate things are going , the younger and more ultraliberal crowd is ruling the roost in the Senate Dem caucus .

.. [link] to Charles Krauthammer ‘ s teaseing of Senator Manchin , when he was in Special Report ‘ s Center Seat on Fox News Channel the other night …

.. They are a majority , right now , so Manchin will probably stay . Once he feels alienated enough , and / or the idiots in that caucus ” burn down the house ” and drive the DemoCraps into the minority , Manchin will be an excellent candidate to switch parties [re : the way that Richard Shelby did in 1994 , when he crossed over , after the GOP blowout victory] . The only difference is that Manchin will likely do that BEFORE it happens …

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… the N.R.A. opposes Toomey-Manchin , and So Do I …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 10th,2013

… The N.R.A. opposes Toomey-Manchin , and so do I …

.. Why , …

[-] the background check compromise is nothing of the sort . It is a joke . ..

[-] the “neighbour” provision is a loophole large enough to drive a truck thru , and is the size of the Grand Canyon ..

[-] ditto “other individuals.” ..

[-] and I swipe from Allahpundit also , and from Byron Preston @ pjmedia …

.. The bill requires checks for all sales — including most private sales — but with an exception for sales between family, friends, “neighbors,” and “other individuals.” Who qualifies as a “neighbor” or “other individual” for these purposes ? Stay tuned . Erick Erickson hears from a source that the bill might also allow doctors to red-flag a patient in the national background-check database without telling them if he suspects that patient of being mentally ill. That could lead to unintended consequences, starting with some mentally ill people refusing to seek treatment for fear of being entered into a federal registry, but there’s no confirmation yet that it’s true. Something to look for once the text of the bill is released . ..

[-] politics — Manchin may not be seeking to divide the GOP , but the rest of his party would , in a heartbeat , if they could get away with it . ..

[-] Erick Erickson is spot – on right — mental health issues are a worry . Good catch . What standards . How about doctor – patient confidentiality ? Also , how about due process , boys & girls ?? Hmmm ….

[-] Mental Health — I suffer from clinical depression . I take antidepressants , and I should feel comfortable sharing what I want with my doctor , without it affecting my 2nd Amendment rights . Right now , I do not want a gun , nor need one . Someday , that may change . When it does (not if) , I should not have to worry that my doctor will grossly violate my doctor – patient confidentiality to block me from being able to get a gun .   .. The mental health implications of this are extremely disturbing , and get at just how difficult it has become to deal with mental illness . Most folks are capable of owning a firearm . Some are not . And , as Allahpundit notes , including too much mental health info in gun purchases can lead to people not getting treatment they actually need, out of fear that seeking help will go on some permanent record  to deny them their rights . Believe you me , I understand

that all too well ….

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