Jun 29 2010
West Virginia Democrats are committing political suicide – so I guess I would be the last one to warn them to stop. But I must note the West Virginians are not happy with this Congress, this President or the direction of this country right now. Not happy at all.
So the news the Virginia Democrat machine is planning to pretend for a week there is US Senator sitting in Robert Byrd’s seat is not only an act of political cowardice, it will galvanize the people of West Virginia into toppling the Democrat machine in that state for a long time to come. West Virginians are simple people, but not stupid (half my family hails from West-By-Golly). They will see this act as a craven abuse of power. It will deny them their chance to have a say, and they will not forgive or forget.
While the Dems may have temporarily saved a senate seat by this stunt, that will in all likelihoodÂ be the last major Dem seat (US senate, US house or governor) standing in WV come 2012.