Discussion: Manchin On GOP Primary Candidate's Challenge: 'I Don't Give A Sh*t'


“I don’t give a s–t, you understand? I just don’t give a shit,” Manchin told the Charleston Gazette-Mail, the paper reported Sunday. “Don’t care if I get elected, don’t care if I get defeated, how about that. If they think because I’m up for election, that I can be wrangled into voting for shit that I don’t like and can’t explain, they’re all crazy.”

Let the record show that the Charleston Gazette-Mail censored the word all three times it appears in the paragraph.

Their readers are such snowflakes.


Mr Attorney General? FYI - that’s Senator Schumer to you.


The snowflakes would stroke out if they every read a British paper. They call a munt a munt.


That is going to be an interesting race. I wouldn’t bet against Manchin. He knows his voters very, very well. They also know and like him.


Manchin Challenger: “If you don’t care whether you win or lose, then maybe we need someone who will fight harder for us in the Senate. I will fight & win for WV.”

“I will fight to require coal be served in ALL school lunch programs for our woefully carbon-deficient children!”



Well, you know they don’t have shit in West Virginia, just brown coal…


Spoken to a Republican with language Republicans understand.


I can agree with the rest of his response but I hope this is just an in-artful statement. While I know that the following is not always true, I would hope that everyone running for an election (or re-election) care whether they win, because they take their congressional jobs seriously and they believe that they can serve public better than their opponent.


We must not forget all the wondrous heavy metals the drinking water can supply the metal deficient children with.


And that’s how they talk in Coal Country. Y’got that?

Btw, that’s also how we talk at TPM. Got it, peeps?

Fuck all that comity.

I’m not his biggest fan, but Manchin knows exactly who he’s speaking to…that’s all that matters here.


I’m reminded of something I read about Bess Truman. Hosting a reception at the White House one afternoon, Bess was approached by the wife of a Senator, who told Bess, "You have to do something about the President. He called my husband’s bill a ‘pile of horse manure.’ " Bess didn’t miss a beat and replied, “Honey, you don’t know how many years it took me to get him to use the word manure.”


Manchin is Flaking Out.

(Despite the “tough guy” pose, he’s pretty much a DINO).

Except when he voted in lockstep with the Democrats to save health care for tens of millions.

There was that one thing.

But yeah he’s totally basically a Republican, we ought to kick him out and replace him with another Mitch McTurtle!


What WV voters need to understand is that their "I didn’t come here to hurt people if I have to be that one person to kill the bill I will be it” blah blah GOP Senator Capito turned out to be a vote to kill them instead. Meanwhile, their “Repub Rite” Senator voted to save them.

And this Morrisay guy if sitting in the “Repub Rite” seat would have been another vote to kill them.

That’s what they they need to understand.

But I won’t hold my breath.


Why do they love Trump in West Virginia? Because he tells it like it is.

What is Manchin doing here? Telling it like it is.

Further proof of the Trumpification of America, as low as you think they can go, they always surprise you.


And here I was hoping to read a story about Joe being primaried from the left. Ah well…


I agree with you and @ronbyers - Manchin knows his voters and they know, and trust, him. Even if Tramp wades into this race and attempts to trash Manchin (count on it and very, very, bigly soon) it won’t affect more that a few loose screws.

I know little about West Virginia and her citizens and care about that state even less but I trust Manchin, Blue Dog that he is, to do what is right for his constituents.


In using the term “Flake”, shall we read it in the common usage sense or the Senatorial sense? Just wondering…

– the Pun Police


Why do they love Trump in WV?

2010 Demographics:
White: 93.9%
Black: 3.4%
Asian: 0.7%
Native: 0.2%
Other: 0.3%
2 or more races: 1.5%