Many analysts subscribe to the theory that the Congressional GOP is the main source of all dysfunction on Capitol Hill. Their monolithic will to block progress, this theory goes, impedes legislation on Capitol Hill and there's really nothing anyone can do about it but ask constituents to apply pressure.
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) has some explaining to do.
Although he may not be up for re-election in 2014, Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) has a few ideas for what he’d be doing this election season if he wanted the votes.
After major gun-control legislation was defeated in the Senate this year, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and number of other Democrats insisted the fight isn’t over—including Sen. Manchin, who crafted the background check legislation with Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., after the Newtown massacre.
Well even the Democrats are questioning Obamacare now.
Having given up on trying to persuade Americans that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens will reduce the murder rate, Democrats have turned to their usual prohibitionary argument: "Why does anyone need (an assault weapon, a 30-round magazine, a semiautomatic, etc., etc.)?"