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  •  Also I would like to gently point out (6+ / 0-)

    that Manchin is the most popular politician in West Virginia. He won his last election by ten points and was considered a "Safe Dem" by Nate Silver the entire cycle. I really don't think we progressives need to lecture him about how to play politics in his state. He's doing just fine without us. We offer no threat to him. At all. He doesn't NEED to court progressives in West Virginia. It would be bad politics if he did. And he's WAAAYYY better at this stuff than I thought any Dem in WV would be. That anti-NRA commercial was a thing of beauty. I'm still astonished at how clever it was the make the NRA seem like an outside special interest group. It was SO clever I'm a little bit miffed that Manchin was the first one of us to do it. It seems so obvious in hindsight. "You KNOW me, West Virginia". Absolutely brilliant.

    I would be surprised if Republicans fielded a serious challenge against him the next election. He's not going anywhere and will be a pain in the ass for us as long as he wants to be.

    Why do I have the feeling George W. Bush joined the Stonecutters, ate a mess of ribs, and used the Constitution as a napkin?

    by Matt Z on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 01:31:01 PM PDT

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