Agree with the president's habit of using executive authority to make policies that will have far-reaching economic consequences for their states all by himself?
Think serving their president is more important than serving their constituents?
Think loyalty to their party outweighs the need for representative government?
President Obama did not win a single county in West Virginia last fall. After decades of solidly Democratic representation, Republicans now hold two of the state's three seats in the House of Representatives. Republicans gained 11 seats in the House of Delegates.
Rockefeller's seat in the U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in 2014.
What West Virginia Democrats do - or do not do - about their imperial president will likely further affect how their constituents view the party itself.