Joe Manchin Accidentally Explains Media silence on Arapahoe

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Joe Manchin Accidentally Explains Media silence on Arapahoe

A few days ago we com­mented on how the Ara­pa­hoe shoot­ing sud­denly seemed to dis­ap­pear from the cable news shows. This didn’t change even after the hor­ri­ble news that young Claire Davis has died of her wounds.

While I com­mented on sev­eral fac­tors I skipped the most impor­tant, the polit­i­cal one.

The left media and Michael Bloomberg went all in on gun con­trol after New­town. You saw mil­lions of dol­lars spent all over the coun­try to pro­mote gun con­trol and leg­is­la­tors who would sup­port it.

The end result was dis­as­trous for the left, three suc­cess­ful recalls in Col­orado against pro-​gun con­trol sen­a­tors that mil­lions of dol­lars of cam­paign cash wasn’t able to stop. The democ­rats had to resort to a res­ig­na­tion to pre­serve their major­ity.

Sev­eral Demo­c­ra­tic law­mak­ers con­ceded that a recall elec­tion would have served as a dis­trac­tion dur­ing the 2014 ses­sion for them and for Gov. John Hick­en­looper, who is up for re-​election.

And if vot­ers in Hudak’s dis­trict had voted to oust her and replaced her with a Repub­li­can, the GOP would have gained con­trol of the Sen­ate by one seat. Democ­rats now have only an 1817 major­ity over Repub­li­cans, thanks to the suc­cess­ful recalls of Morse and Giron, who were replaced by Republicans.

Under Col­orado law, Hudak’s suc­ces­sor will be a mem­ber of her own party.

And the dam­age wasn’t lim­ited to Col­orado. In NH the list­ing the Ter­ror­ist Bomber of the Boston Marathon as a “gun vic­tim by Bloomberg’s group” had Nashua’s mayor run­ning them run­ning away as fast as her legs could carry them, and the GOP had 300 pro­test­ers in the Snow and cold protest­ing one of their own, Scott Brown in the same city this week. In con­gress gun con­trol crashed and burned and Sen­a­tor Joe Manchin noted it’s not likely to go any­where:

“Hope­fully, we’d have a few (law­mak­ers who voted against it) that would maybe recon­sider,” Manchin said on CNN’s “State of the Union. “I’m not going to force any­body or make any­body uncom­fort­able. They all have to live with them­selves and go back home and explain their vote.”

“So it’s going to be dif­fi­cult to get the extra votes that we need,” Manchin said.

Bot­tom line going after guns is a polit­i­cal loser for the left and as long as that is true Gun issues in gen­eral and the Ara­pa­hoe shoot­ing in par­tic­u­lar no longer has poten­tial to elect democrats…

…and thus no value to the MSM.

Update: Cor­rected redun­dant sen­tence at the end.

Update 2: Another Delayed Insta­lanche 5 down 3 to go.

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A few days ago we commented on how the Arapahoe shooting suddenly seemed to disappear from the cable news shows.  This didn’t change even after the horrible news that young Claire Davis has died of her wounds.

While I commented on several factors I skipped the most important, the political one.

The left media and Michael Bloomberg went all in on gun control after Newtown. You saw millions of dollars spent all over the country to promote gun control and legislators who would support it.

The end result was disastrous for the left, three successful recalls in Colorado against pro-gun control senators that millions of dollars of campaign cash wasn’t able to stop. The democrats had to resort to a resignation to preserve their majority.

Several Democratic lawmakers conceded that a recall election would have served as a distraction during the 2014 session for them and for Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is up for re-election.

And if voters in Hudak’s district had voted to oust her and replaced her with a Republican, the GOP would have gained control of the Senate by one seat. Democrats now have only an 18-17 majority over Republicans, thanks to the successful recalls of Morse and Giron, who were replaced by Republicans.

Under Colorado law, Hudak’s successor will be a member of her own party.

And the damage wasn’t limited to Colorado.  In NH the listing the Terrorist Bomber of the Boston Marathon as a “gun victim by Bloomberg’s group” had Nashua’s mayor running them running away as fast as her legs could carry them, and the GOP had 300 protesters in the Snow and cold protesting one of their own, Scott Brown in the same city this week.  In congress gun control crashed and burned and Senator Joe Manchin noted it’s not likely to go anywhere:

“Hopefully, we’d have a few (lawmakers who voted against it) that would maybe reconsider,” Manchin said on CNN’s “State of the Union. “I’m not going to force anybody or make anybody uncomfortable. They all have to live with themselves and go back home and explain their vote.”

“So it’s going to be difficult to get the extra votes that we need,” Manchin said.

Bottom line going after guns is a political loser for the left and as long as that is true Gun issues in general and the Arapahoe shooting in particular no longer has potential to elect democrats…

…and thus no value to the MSM.

Update: Corrected redundant sentence at the end.

Update 2:  Another Delayed Instalanche 5 down 3 to go.

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Yesterday we had a spectacular and unusual day.  Normally when traffic spikes it when a single post becomes popular.  Due to a pair of delayed instalanches and a link from Steyn Online three different posts were highlighted and overall traffic shot through the roof.  This allowed us to make our weekly goal and I’m very grateful to all 27 tip jar hitters, new and old who kicked in

Normally the day after we make the weekly goal we highlight our monthly one but the DaTipJar was so successful yesterday we made that goal as well so after today you won’t be seeing us shaking DaTipJar till next week, instead let me point out something.

In addition to the 27 tip jar hitters yesterday we welcomed two new subscribers at $5 a month.

This puts us 58 3/4 new subscribers at $20 a month away from permanently having the funds to pay our Magnificent Seven AND my Mortgage every month without shaking DaTipJar once.

The day that happens this blog will not only be able to continue indefinitely at our current level but I can start planning on the next expansion to broaden our coverage.

Additionally with the mortgage paid every month it will mean barring disaster that our family will have our first semblance of financial security since I initially lost my tech job three weeks after the election of President Obama

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