You think for yourself at least, and that makes you 3000000000 times smarter than the averageI also can't believe any West Virginian (or any woman) would vote for the party that wants to abolish Social Security, Medicare, and Unemployment Insurance; or the also hard fought-for minimum wage, Public Education, Union Rights (VERY dear to WV;) etc.
Or who sides with the abusive coal companies, who regardless of the regulations they ignore and thus kill miners, do and WILL continue to substitute raping the beautiful mountains in order to do their mining with much FEWER jobs.
Only the EPA could stop them - if we actually made them do their job and funded that regulation..(and Manchin fights FOR the companies who killed miners in the past, and by greedy neglect of safety, even continue to kill them today. Suing the EPA in favor of the companies that abused miners for decades is WRONG - and they certainly shouldn't have his help in the Senate!)
Re: abortion: I believe one has the right to believe, and do, as s/he wishes with his/her own body. If you think "X" is wrong - don't do it. No law can stop you.
BUT - S/he does NOT have the right to tell anyone else what to do -OR NOT DO- with theirs.
The answer I and the wife are left with, is - Mountain Party.
Jesse is even for the Public Option, the only way the ACA (Health Care) Bill can work to actually CUT PRICES IN HALF and control the protection racket that is for-profit health insurance. Perfect. He's even for doing away with the derivatives market that caused the recession on Wall Street, and for STOPPING the offshoring of American Jobs to China.