First he supported an assault weapons ban, then he kind of backed down, then he supported one again, and now he’s backed down… again. This is why the experienced politicians have all remained non-commital, and waited for the political dynamic to play out a bit before taking any firm position. I’m really not sure what Manchin thought he’d gain here. It’s not like he’s going to suddenly become a darling of the progressive left, and even if he does, West Virginia is full of working-class Democrats who don’t go for that.
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- SayUncle » You dawg, we heard you liked waffles so we put some waffles in your waffles so you can . . . err, what? - [...] Manchin has once again waffled on the assault weapons ban, this time to the side of the good guys. …