Sen. Manchin warns fellow Democrats on 'bulls**t'

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia really ought to be a Republican, given his opposition to so much of the Democrats’ agenda. His state is being economically ravaged by the Obama administration’s self-proclaimed “war on coal,” but he was elected as a Democrat and his state used to be a stronghold for the donkey party.

But in an interview with Politico, he minced no words in warning the Senate Democrats against blocking the GOP agenda there:

When asked about the prospects that his party would block the GOP agenda for the next two years, Manchin didn’t mince words: “That’s bullsh—. … I’m not going to put up with that.”

He may just mean that he will vote with Republicans for cloture, in case of filibusters. But I am not giving hope that he will pull a Jim Jeffords and switch parties.

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia really ought to be a Republican, given his opposition to so much of the Democrats’ agenda. His state is being economically ravaged by the Obama administration’s self-proclaimed “war on coal,” but he was elected as a Democrat and his state used to be a stronghold for the donkey party.

But in an interview with Politico, he minced no words in warning the Senate Democrats against blocking the GOP agenda there:

When asked about the prospects that his party would block the GOP agenda for the next two years, Manchin didn’t mince words: “That’s bullsh—. … I’m not going to put up with that.”

He may just mean that he will vote with Republicans for cloture, in case of filibusters. But I am not giving hope that he will pull a Jim Jeffords and switch parties.