How did they choose Pryor, one of the U.S. Senate’s most vulnerable Democratic incumbents up in 2014? Simple process of elimination. Again, there are no good Republican targets, and there were only four Democrats who bucked the party line last week on gun control. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., isn’t up for re-election until 2018. Baucus already got “Spectered” and, facing a brutal primary and/or general election, is now retiring. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, looks too strong to beat…

If this purge actually does happen, the mainstream media is far too sold on the idea of gun control to engage in the appropriate amount of talk about how Democrats have lost the “sensible center” of their party since 2010. But you can still think about it and grin. Schadenfreude, you tea party wingnuts.