Manchin Warns Us to Believe Trump

“I think we all should be concerned about the support that Donald Trump has. He’s told us who he is. And when a person tells you who they are, you ought to believe them.”

— Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) took a hardline stance against Donald Trump, “whom he says represents a direct threat to the future of democracy in the United States,” The Independent reports.

Manchin Compares Dems and GOPers on Debt Ceiling, Spending

“My Democratic friends don’t want to say a word about our out of control spending and are outright refusing to even talk to Republicans about reasonable and responsible reforms… My Republican friends refused to offer any specifics, and some have recklessly threatened default, which is absolutely not on the table, cannot be on the table and will not happen.”

— Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), quoted by Politico.

Manchin Wants to Raise Social Security Taxes

“You could raise it to $400,000 overnight… I’ve got the will to do it, that’s all I can tell you because I’ve got grandchildren. Ten grandchildren. We’ve got future generations depending on us to the right thing. I’m willing to do a lot of good things on climate too.”

— “Fired up by sky-high inflation prices, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said he has the political will to do the unpopular thing: lift the cap on income taxed for Social Security to $400,000 in order to sustain that program,” Politico reports.

Indecipherable Palin Tweet Translated: “I Don’t Know What I’m Talking About”


Pennsylvania, West Virginia, who can keep them straight? Not Sarah Palin, tweeting one of her highly-sought and overwrought endorsements for U.S. Senate candidate John Raese – to voters in the wrong state. CNN reports that, like all things Sarah does and then regrets, the tweet has been pulled from her Twitter feed.

The West Virginia Democratic Party took the opening on behalf of candidate Joe Manchin, releasing this swipe:

“With John Raese, it is easy to get confused as to where he actually lives. He may be running for Senate in West Virginia, but he really could choose to run in any of the states in which he belongs to a country club,” Chairman Larry Puccio said in the statement. “West Virginians can’t really fault Sarah Palin for getting confused – we are too.”