In political ad, Dem Sen. Joe Manchin pretends to shoot anti-Obamacare lawsuit with shotgun

In political ad, Dem Sen. Joe Manchin pretends to shoot anti-Obamacare lawsuit with shotgun
Joe Manchin (Image: YouTube screen grab via Fox News)

[Ed. – Classic mistaken perception here: that firearm ownership is about being able to run around shooting at things you don’t like and blowing them away.  Speaks “Democrat” so loudly, even when it’s Manchin.  Kind of like anti-gunners’ perception that the way to a 2A-supporter’s heart is to depict a gun with the barrel pointed at the viewer. A responsible gun owner knows that’s never the vision in your head. Police your gun posture at all times, and point the business end “at” something only when you mean business.]

Invoking the same colorful imagery he used in his 2010 re-election bid, West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin released a new ad Monday literally taking aim with a shotgun at the most recent lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, which would dismantle protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions.

“I haven’t changed,” Manchin asserts in the ad. “I might be a few years older and I’ll still take on anyone that messes with West Virginia. Now the threat is Patrick Morrisey’s lawsuit to take away health care from people with pre-existing conditions. He is just dead wrong and that ain’t going to happen.”

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