Democratic Senator Joe Manchin says that any voting reform legislation MUST have Republican support, otherwise it will never be viewed as legitimate by the American public. This is one of the dumbest statements that we have heard from a politician this year, and that is no small feat. Manchin is clueless, spineless, and completely out of touch with the United States, and it is time to send him packing back to West Virginia. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced