Liberal actress labeled West Virginians ‘poor, illiterate and strung out’ after Sen. Joe Manchin voted against Biden’s Build Back Better bill.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice told progressive liberals like actress Bette Midler to kiss his dog’s ass during his State of the State speech Thursday night.
“Absolutely people doubted us. They never believed in West Virginia. They never believed in West Virginia, that we could do it,” the governor said going on to tout several successful West Virginian companies.
“They never believed they would be here. They told every bad joke in the world about us. And so from that standpoint, Babydog tells Bette Midler and all of those out there, kiss her hiney,” he said, lifting his English bulldog.
Justice’s gesture was a response to Midler’s angry remarks last month criticizing the people of the state of West Virginia as “poor, illiterate and strung out” after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) went against his fellow Democrats and voted against Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill.
What #JoeManchin, who represents a population smaller than Brooklyn, has done to the rest of America, who wants to move forward, not backward, like his state, is horrible. He sold us out. He wants us all to be just like his state, West Virginia. Poor, illiterate and strung out.— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) December 20, 2021