You might remember a certain Senator name of Joe "Spanky" Manchin outta West Virginny. He is sort of America's Joe Lieberman RealDoll now that sole member of the Joe Lieberman Party has retired to spend more time with the Koch Brother's money at the American Enterprise Institute.
Anyhoo, Spanky Manchin was marketed the good people of West Virginny as the Reasonable Democrat from "No Labels"; a guy who could always be counted on to score a dime-bag of warm fuzzies from Imaginary Moderates by advising Democrats to bend over a little further and touch their toes whenever the GOP decided it was time to fuck the country over again by sabotaging whatever Barack Obama was trying to accomplish that day.
See, for you young 'uns out there, waaaay back
two weeks ago in the long ago olden times, wanton Republican vandalism and obstruction was so constant and universal that for many people in the political entertainment industry, it became...just...wallpaper. Something to be shrugged off and ignored as the ordinary background hum of everyday life.
Then, one day, the Obstructors and Saboteurs went from being a legislative minority to a legislative majority. And they danced a vigorous happy dance, Calloohing and Callaying at the prospect of being able do so much more real damage to the country they hate so deeply.
And as the Obstructors and Saboteurs cackled and crowed, Spanky Manchin outta West Virginny did exactly what you would expect a No Labels Democrat to do:
Manchin: I Won't Put Up With 'Bulls**t' If Dems Try To Obstruct GOPSen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) made in clear in an interview published Monday that he has no plans to support Democrats who want to take a page out of the GOP playbook by obstructing the new Republican majority."That's bullshi—…. I'm not going to put up with that," Manchin told Politico when discussing the prospect of Democrats blocking the Republican agenda over the next two years....
Welcome back to 2004.
* It's OK If You're A Republican