I wonder if they have the mother-wit to figure it out?
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) may blame the National Rifle Association for the failure of his background check legislation, but he has no plan to leave the group anytime soon.
“Why would I quit when I’m trying to change from within?” he said in response to a question from The Huffington Post at a breakfast discussion on Friday, sponsored by centrist think tank Third Way.
Translation: Why would I quit when I’m still intending to run for re-election in 2018? Let me spell it out: the opinion of the Huffington Post is irrelevant to West Virginia voters. The opinion of the National Rifle Association is not. Thus, picking which group to gratuitously insult is a simple decision for Joe Manchin – and, yes, waving one’s NRA Life Member card in the face of a prominent Lefty media group is gratuitously insulting, particularly when the discussion is on how the Left can properly punish Democratic Senators who aren’t inclined towards committing political suicide. Said punishment, by the way, is something that Manchin is not really interested in enabling:
“I will not raise money or work against any colleague, whether I like them or not, whether they’re Democrat or Republican,” [Manchin] said.
Translation: I’ve done my bit for you freaking Northeastern liberal dumbsh*t gun-grabbers. You’re on your own: I’m going to be hiding for the next four years. – Which is a sensible gambit of him, not that it’s going to work. And once that seat stops being Democratic, it’s going to be kinda hard to make it Democratic again, later on down the road.
[brightly] Have a nice day!
PS: Yeah, yeah, yeah: 90%. Show me the mass protests there, boychik. Any time now…