We get the feeling these clowns don’t know how elections work.
After his speech Tuesday night, President Trump gave Sen. Joe Manchin a bro handshake and a bro hug. Now almost a quarter million liberals want Sen. Chuck Schumer to give the West Virginia Democrat the boot.
On Thursday dozens of activists plan to deliver 225,000 petitions to Schumer’s office, asking the minority leader to kick the “Trump-apologist Joe Manchin from Senate Democratic Leadership.” But they’re mad about more than just the bipartisan meet-cute.
They’re in the minority, have 23 seats to defend in 2018 (at least 10 in states Trump won handily), so sure, let’s move further to the left. Seems like a winning strategy.
On Tuesday night, Manchin was one of the few Democrats hopping on their feet to applaud the president. Before that, he was one of the few Democrats willing to criticize the Obama administration’s regulation on the coal industry. And now the blue senator from the red state has warmed up to Trump.
As his own party drifts further to the left, Manchin has become an anathema to the liberal base. He criticizes “the hard core left,” invites the editors of Breitbart into his own office, and voted to confirm a dozen of Trump’s cabinet nominees.
Considering how obsolete Democrats have become in West Virginia, it’s probably just makes sense for Manchin to become a Republican.
It’ll make even more sense after the impending 2018 Democrat bloodbath.