Jul
22
2013

Today’s the day @Sen_JoeManchin hits up liberal gun-grabbers for cash!

Remember this?

WASHINGTON – Mayor Bloomberg, who has spent millions of dollars to attack opponents of gun control, will raise hundreds of thousands this month for an advocate of tougher gun laws.

Bloomberg will host a July 22 fundraiser at his upper East Side home for Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), sources said. Tickets for the event start at $1,000.

Yeah, Sen. Manchin wishes that you wouldn’t – certainly he’s been shy about admitting that he was going to this shindig. But then, who could blame him?

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns is finding it hard to keep its membership up, thanks to dozens of resignations and lost elections over the last few months.

Worse for Bloomberg, who has become one of the faces of the gun control movement: the people replacing his lost comrades aren’t particularly eager to sign up with the organization, a rare group battling in the trenches against the well-organized and deep-pocketed National Rifle Association. Some appear not quite to have signed on for that level of political heat.

Not to mention the ones that have gotten arrested, for one reason or another.  The problem for Joe Manchin is that he’s fighting both his own party and a growing West Virginia GOP: the only thing that the two groups have in common is that they don’t particularly think that West Virginia is ideologically suited for the Democratic party anymore.  So Manchin needs money. Impeccably liberal money.  And you don’t get more liberal than being virulently against the Second Amendment, unless of course you somehow manage to drag in abortion on demand.

Which will probably be the next thing that Joe Manchin caves on…

Moe Lane

1 Comment

  • midwestconservative says:

    Well, this just makes it easier to take him out in 2018, Mike Olirio ( or someone) will challenge him from the Right in the Primary, and then lose to McKinley ( or someone) in the General.

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