Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) Blames both Parties for Today’s Problems

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is likely the most conservative Democrat serving in the Senate today. He is a red state Democrat with red state sensibilities… but that hasn’t stopped him from voting mostly with his party during his time in the Senate. His actions haven’t necessarily matched up with his rhetoric (see his votes on Obamacare and gun control), but he can still talk a good game.

He did just that during a recent speech he gave in Weirton, West Virginia to a group of local Rotarians.

During his speech he blamed Republicans post-9/11 for running up our debt and he also blamed Democrats post-George W. Bush for doubling that debt! We don’t often agree with Democrats, but everything Joe Manchin says here is pretty much correct. Democrats and Republicans are both to blame for our current problems – liberal policies passed by both party’s have wreaked havoc upon our nation.



The obvious answer to the problems raised by Senator Manchin… Conservative Governance.

Now, Joe could be a part of the solution as a conservative Democrat… but throughout his time as Senator from West Virginia he has been part of the problem, voting against every attempt to fix Obamacare and every attempt to scrap Obamacare. He is partially responsible for a huge portion of our current debt – he should start practicing what he’s preaching and stop toeing his Party line.

We need a return to fiscal conservatism.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by

About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing and Bravera Holdings. He's also the managing editor at,, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their five wonderful children.

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

Don't Miss Out!!

Get your daily dose of Eagle Rising by entering your email address below.

Our Privacy Policy has been updated to support the latest regulations.Click to learn more.×
Don't miss a thing. Sign up for our email newsletter to become an insider.

Send this to a friend