Manchin and Tomblin betray real Democrats
For decades I have supported Democratic candidates for governor and U.S. senator. In the past election, my main objective was to vote into office Democrats who would support President Obama's goal to turn around the debauchery of our Treasury by the Bush-Cheney regime. I won't do it again.
Gov. Tomblin and Sen. Manchin by their actions alone have turned out to be as much Republican candidates as any actual Republicans can be. They have turned their backs on their party. So, as agreed to by many of us, prior to supporting Tomblin and Manchin, our choices will have to either lie dormant or go to another more devoted candidate.
Instead of blaming Obama for instituting regulations that will protect the environment today for our future tomorrow, Manchin cries foul. As governor, we gave him the opportunity to present his own bills before our Legislature. If his concerns were truly for the betterment of West Virginia and its people, a bill addressing the need for better state regulations on coal emissions and forcing out-of-state coal company owners to cleanup our air and environment, would have labeled him a man of substance. Instead, his great concerns for West Virginia are expressed by a monument to coal miners on state property (ensuring their vote) and worry over helmet issues for motorbike riders.
We need a governor and representatives with enough brass to turn this chemically poisoned state into a breathable and safe homeland in which we live. Instead of a sign designating "Wild and wonderful" welcoming visitors to our state, it should read "We born, we killed, we died." Our children, parents and grandparents are riddled with disease and are suffering.
Are we slaves to outsiders and greedy for cash when we support such men for office? Or are we truly human, endowed with enough integrity and fortitude to show compassion and decency toward our fellow man, and sit such candidates for office on their rears?