Democrat #WVsen nominee: “I don’t answer to the president”

Posted by: ST on July 29, 2014 at 6:53 pm


LOL – talk about trying to distance yourself as far from our celebrity Prez as possible! Via The Hill:

West Virginia Democratic Senate candidate Natalie Tennant declined to say Tuesday whether she supports President Obama. 

In an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” the hosts showed a photograph being circulated by her Republican opponent, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, showing Tennant campaigning for Obama in 2008.

Asked if she would still campaign for the president, Tennant said, “I’m not sure I’d be,” before adding, “And he’s not on the ballot.”

Pressed on the issue, she said, “This is about me and Shelly Moore Capito and about West Virginia, because I don’t answer to the president.”

Tennant has distanced herself from Obama, who is not popular in West Virginia. She has particularly played up her disagreement with the president on coal, launching an ad this week, where she flips a switch turning lights off on the White House to protest its coal policies.

Tennant, West Virginia’s Secretary of State,  is not unlike Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), who also is trying his best to make himself into the more “anti-Obama” candidate than his GOP opponent – WV state Sen. Evan Jenkins.  Rahall was quoted earlier this year as saying,  I probably have supported George Bush more than I have Barack Obama.”  

Tennant has made waves this week by releasing an ad in which she symbolically “shuts off power” to the White House, in an effort to show her support for the coal industry.

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2 Responses to “Democrat #WVsen nominee: “I don’t answer to the president””


  1. Carlos says:

    Yeah, and I’m sure she would have been the only donkey in Congress to vote against ObamaCare, too.

    That said, if the jackasses retain control of the Senate she won’t have to worry about voting against anything Obama. Scary Harry the Creep won’t allow anything to come to a vote.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    The Nazi collaborators used the same strategy of denial and denigration after WWII. Many still wound up deservedly being shot.