It’s not a 100% rule, of course. I’m sure that there’s been a time or three when we have. But our mistake is in being too loyal*. Ask Senator Manchin how he feels about that right now:
Manchin asks, after Landrieu comes one vote short: "Would the republicans leave someone hanging like that on their side?"
— Nick Juliano (@nickjuliano) November 19, 2014
*No, it’s actually a mistake sometimes. Usually when the person that we’re being loyal to doesn’t really deserve it.