Dem Senator Defends Kochs: “People want jobs. You don’t beat up people”

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 at 10:03 am

We’re starting to think there may be more than one senator ready to flip to the GOP in 2015. It’s quite obvious the relentless smearing and sladering of the Koch brothers is wearing thin with some Democrats. We assume Joe Manchin is prepared to be called a Koch-sucker by his Democrat cohorts.

Sen. Joe Manchin on Thursday strongly defended the Koch brothers from attacks by fellow Democrats, saying the wealthy and politically active businessmen are taxpaying Americans who are creating jobs.

“People want jobs. You don’t beat up people. I mean, I don’t agree with their politics or philosophically, but, you know, they’re Americans, they’re doing— paying their taxes,” Manchin said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.”

They’re not breaking the law. They’re providing jobs,” he added.

When asked whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s attacks on the Koch brothers “helps or hurts the cause for the country and the Congress,” the West Virginia senator said it’s people in the middle that need to be reached.

“If you’re trying to rally the base, the bases have already been rallied. The right and left bases have been rallied,” Manchin said. “It’s us in the middle that have to start making something happen here in Washington to move this country forward.”

We only see one side prepared to do that. The Democrats are busy calling people un-American.

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