Do you want to know the definition of pathetic? It’s someone who aggressively brandishes his pro-gun credentials in a campaign commercial, and then proceeds to invest his time into expanding gun control laws. In other words, Joe Manchin is pathetic.
Just how unpopular is Obama with the voters of West Virginia? He lost all 55 counties last year in the general election, and 41% of Democrat primary voters to a man sitting in jail. That’s why Joe Manchin lacks the moxie to air a commercial saying, “I’m Joe Manchin, and I approve this message because West Virginia needs a senator who will stand with Barack.”
Instead of manning up and letting his constituents know he is a gun-grabbing, Obamacare-supporting leftist, Joe Manchin ran a TV ad depicting himself shooting a rifle – taking “dead aim” – at a cap and trade bill. Now he is working indefatigably to pass gun control, even after his bill was defeated. During the gun debate, he also voted against an amendment that would have required a judicial ruling to determine if a veteran is dangerous before he is banned from buying guns. I’m sure the many veterans in West Virginia would appreciate that.
What about Obamacare?
When running for Senate in 2010, Manchin said he would have voted against Obamacare. He also claims to be pro-life. Yet, not only did he vote against repealing Obamacare, he voted against denying Obamacare to illegal aliens! He also voted against repealing the tax increases on catastrophic medical expenses.
It’s only a matter of time before Manchin comes out of the closet and evolves on cap and trade and gay marriage.
Perhaps the next time he is up for reelection, he ought to show a picture of himself standing with Obama and grabbing a gun away from a veteran.
Cross-posted from The Madison Project