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Joe Manchin's Crusade: public turns against Repub senators who voted against gun bill (Huh?)
Daily Beast ^ | 5/1/13 | Clift

Posted on 05/01/2013 1:27:50 PM PDT by pabianice

Joe Manchin’s Crusade to Get Gun Bill a Second Shot

A hunter and lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, Democrat Joe Manchin won his Senate seat after airing an ad that showed him firing a rifle and shooting a hole in the cap-and-trade bill backed by President Obama. Now the West Virginia senator is the point man on Capitol Hill for reviving legislation on background checks for gun buyers that lawmakers killed just three weeks ago. With polls showing the public turning on some Republican senators who voted against the popular bill, Manchin’s crusade for a second wave of gun legislation could succeed. Gun Control

Sen. Joe Manchin is followed by reporters as he walks from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office in early April after a meeting on gun control. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

“This isn’t gun control, this is gun sense,” Manchin said Saturday at a forum in Washington, where he shared the stage with liberal MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “I’m a gun owner, I come from a gun culture. If I couldn’t bring some credibility to that issue, why am I here?” His goal, he said, is to have another vote in the Senate before the August recess. “We’re going to pass this thing,” he said. “Don’t give up.”

It’s highly unusual after a crushing defeat to ask for a redo and expect that the outcome will be any different in three or four months, but there is reason to take Manchin seriously. Polls taken before the Senate vote showed that more than 90 percent of voters support background checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill, and some of those voters have evidently soured on the senators who helped bring the bill down.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; manchin; secondamendment
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To: pabianice
Who cares about guns? We don't need them anymore. The givt will take care of us.


2 posted on 05/01/2013 1:29:31 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: pabianice

The pressholes need to keep the BS narrative going.


3 posted on 05/01/2013 1:30:00 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: pabianice

The only “polls” showing anything resembling anti gunners doing well are the PPP leftist type polls. Manchin was, is and will always be a lying POS.


4 posted on 05/01/2013 1:30:48 PM PDT by soycd
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To: headstamp 2

...guess no one showed the article where Dems are recruiting pro gun candidates to run....


5 posted on 05/01/2013 1:31:20 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: pabianice
If I couldn’t bring some credibility to that issue, why am I here?”

Ask the same question to a fly sitting on top of pile of ...... Crap just happens to attract flies.

This guy has certainly risen to the top of mediocrity hasn't he?

6 posted on 05/01/2013 1:32:24 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: pabianice

Anyone with half a brain knows that 90% figure was pulled out of 0bama’s butt.


7 posted on 05/01/2013 1:35:29 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: pabianice

Why has the NRA not returned Mush Brain Joe’s dues and booted his A** out of the organization, he obviously does not agree with its basic tenents.


8 posted on 05/01/2013 1:39:45 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Grampa Dave

can’t understand WV, always voted republican for President but voted Dem for local seats, it should be a solid republican state


10 posted on 05/01/2013 1:51:48 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

Too many dead FDR voters still voting for the rats.


11 posted on 05/01/2013 1:53:13 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (I'm afraid to go visit any American college because of all the foreign students with bombs.)
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To: pabianice
They are overplaying their hand to a laughable degree with this “90% support” meme. Do they really believe people will buy that, in such a politically polarized country that such a large number of people would get behind something, anything, never mind something like gun control to which there is demonstrably widespread and vigorous opposition?

I call bullshit. They pulled (not polled) this out of thin oxygen-depleted air.

I guess this is part of their 2014 strategy. Repeat the lie often enough and maybe it will stick. What a stroke of luck that no democrats who voted against it are getting backlash, eh? Is that convenient or what.

12 posted on 05/01/2013 1:55:22 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: manc

Same with Montana.


13 posted on 05/01/2013 1:55:47 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: Travis McGee
Joe Manchin's Crusade: public turns against Repub senators who voted against gun bill (Huh?)

OK Joe.

But if the "public" hadn't already turned against the senators who voted FOR the gun bill, you wouldn't have gotten your ass handed to you so badly...

14 posted on 05/01/2013 1:59:58 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: Travis McGee

Its not a Crusade, its a Jihad.


15 posted on 05/01/2013 2:00:38 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: Travis McGee

This isn’t gun control, this is gun sense,” Manchin said Saturday
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No it isn’t Manchin you ignorant double crossing POS, it is just one more step toward confiscation.

You a-holes are killing us one more step at a time

If we give an inch trash like you who double cross their voters want a mile.


16 posted on 05/01/2013 2:05:13 PM PDT by Venturer
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17 posted on 05/01/2013 2:10:52 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: Grampa Dave
Too many dead FDR voters still voting for the rats.

The ones still living does not see that it is not the party of FDR anymore. West Virginia is like a State version of Pittsburgh. They would vote for a Democrat for mayor of Pittsburgh even if he would shoot old people with an Uzi, eat live babies on TV and tie tin cans to cat's tails. Heck, if Satan came up to run as a Democrat and Jesus came down to run as a Republican, Satan would win hands down since he would have a D next to his name. West Virginia is the same as we as Murtha's district in PA.
18 posted on 05/01/2013 2:15:09 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: Travis McGee
There was a time when Democrats weren't all complete un-American piles of dog feces.

“Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.”

Vice President and Senator Hubert H. Humphrey


19 posted on 05/01/2013 2:18:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Travis McGee
Manchin is just another liberal psychopath. He will lie and accuse others of what he wants to do to us to get his evil way - any questions?
20 posted on 05/01/2013 2:23:42 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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