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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:53 AM

Manchin: ‘We need action’ on gun violence

Source: The Hill

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said the recent mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school has "changed the dialogue" on gun control and called for “action” to prevent future tragedies.

"It's time to move beyond rhetoric, we need to sit down and have a common sense discussion and move in a reasonable way," Manchin said Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” "This has changed the dialogue and it should move beyond dialogue -- we need action."


Manchin's comments come after a shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday that resulted in 27 dead, including 20 young children.

Manchin has been a strong advocate of gun ownership rights and was endorsed by the National Rifle Association Political Victory in October with an "A" rating.

Read more: http://thehill.com/video/senate/273165-manchin-we-need-action-on-gun-violence

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Reply Manchin: ‘We need action’ on gun violence (Original post)
kpete Dec 2012 OP
MadAnne Dec 2012 #1
Drum Dec 2012 #5
Comrade_McKenzie Dec 2012 #2
LynneSin Dec 2012 #9
humblebum Dec 2012 #3
ajk2821 Dec 2012 #4
MadAnne Dec 2012 #13
Hubert Flottz Dec 2012 #6
sasha031 Dec 2012 #8
MadAnne Dec 2012 #10
Orrex Dec 2012 #7
MadAnne Dec 2012 #11
Orrex Dec 2012 #14
Arkana Dec 2012 #12
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #16
Arkana Dec 2012 #18
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #15
fightthegoodfightnow Dec 2012 #17
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #19

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:54 AM

1. As a West Virginian who has been very critical

I am glad to see this.

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Response to MadAnne (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:37 AM

5. Same here! n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:04 AM

2. Wow. This is huge. nt

 

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:21 PM

9. I was just about to post the same thing - coming from Manchin

This speaks volumes. The guy comes across as a huge DINO.

He may be the bridge to help us make better gun control.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:25 AM

3. Finally some common sense. nt

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:26 AM

4. maybe not

He is the NRA's favorite Democratic Senator. This could just be their way of getting out in front and trying to frame the issue that best suits them.

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Response to ajk2821 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:09 PM

13. If their way of framing is

"Everything is on the table" well ok.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:56 AM

6. Joe mainly wants to be on TV.

He loves to hear himself blather.

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Response to Hubert Flottz (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:20 PM

8. agree, he has 100% approval rating with the NRA

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Response to Hubert Flottz (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:07 PM

10. He does.

And he also has an uncanny ability to see which way the political wind blows. Joe Manchin would never, ever take a stand on principle. I always call his office to complain, today I called to say, Yay!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:56 AM

7. Isn't he the guy who shot the Affordable Care Act with a rifle during his campaign?

Or am I thinking of someone else?

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Response to Orrex (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:08 PM

11. He

Was shooting the Cap and Trade I think.

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Response to MadAnne (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:26 PM

14. My mistake--you are correct!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:08 PM

12. ...there's no goddamn way it moves forward with Manchin as the driver.

The guy is a Republican in every way except the letter after his name.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:29 PM

16. No...that's EXACTLY the sort of person who is needed to move it forward

A conservative Dem from a hunting state...he's giving cover to the whole pro-gun wing of the Senate Dems.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:39 PM

18. What happens when the NRA decides to fund his challenger?

If you think Manchin won't shut up immediately, then I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

I would be more than happy to be proven wrong, but all signs point to Manchin making a calculated political move that could very well blow up in his face, not a principled stand.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:28 PM

15. That takes guts-Manchin is putting his political life on the line here.

We all owe him thanks for that...and probably donations at the next election, as well.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:31 PM

17. GOOD~~~~~~-DRIVE THE BUS ON THIS JOE!!!!!

bravo

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:42 PM

19. Hell just froze over!

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