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2014_12 05 Landrieu's chances

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Return of Ten Buck Friday: Because Mary Landrieu Still Needs a Little Pushing out the Door

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Ten Buck Friday was a success in seeing a majority of Republicans elected to the Senate and Harry Reid being relegated back to the Recycling Bin of History.

But there is one Senate race still undecided in Louisiana and that’s our man Bill Cassidy against Mary “I live in Washington, D.C. but I list my residence as my parents’ basement in LA so I can vote here” Landrieu.

A runoff means more campaigning, more advertising and more expenses. While it is true that the DSCC has officially withdrawn their ad buys for their dubious candidate, I’m sure there will be a host of surrogates trying to raise money for poor Mary, so she doesn’t have to go out and get a real job. (And maybe really move in with her parents this time!)

So, I’m sure there will be tons of breathless fundraising emails about how Republicans eat babies and that’s why the want to ban all forms of birth control, and, BTW, did you know they want to replace the national anthem with Tony Orlando’s “Knock Three Times”? Crazy!

All of the sudden, after sitting on her hands for six years, Mary Landfill is a crusader for the Keystone XL pipeline. Not for getting it passed necessarily, but for bring it to a vote that she hopes will not sustain her president’s veto.

Let me congratulate all of you for kicking Harry Reid’s keister to the curb. Well done! And, unlike most politicians, I hate to keep coming back to you for money, so I promise, this is the last time!

Think of the nice warm schadenfreude feeling you got when Harry Reid was demoted. Now think of how warm and fuzzy you’ll feel going into the holidays, if we give Mary Landrieu her just deserts as well?

Let’s go the the well one last time before the holidays start taking up our time and energy, before the December runoff, and give an early present to Bill Cassidy (and yourself) of a larger majority in the US Senate.

Think how much happier Barack Obama will be at the prospect of governing in a bi-partisan manner. Actually, think of how much damage from the last six years needs to be undone over Barack Obama’s vetoes and objections.

Just ten more bucks. It’s what we honorary Koch brothers do.

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See You at Mardi Gras, Mary!

Current U.S. Senator from Louisiana Mary Landrieu has been criticized for spending all of her time in Washington, DC, hosting lavish parties at her palatial digs there, but her Democrat Party leadership now seems anxious to have her air-dropped back to Louisiana for good, despite the fact that she’s in a fight for her political life in next month’s run-off election for her Senate seat.
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As Diogenes reports:

Yes friends, the Dems have decided Mary is not a good investment any longer. They tried, nobody can say they didn’t, but it makes no sense to throw good money after bad…and Mary Landrieu is soooo over. See you at Mardi Gras Mary!

Graphic from Earl of Taint.

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Where was Bill? Where was Mary?!

Louisiana Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu is facing a runoff election on Dec. 6 against Republican Dr. Bill Cassidy. Her hopes are so slim, the national Dems have pulled their funding and ads.

On Thursday, Landrieu tried to gain some traction at a press conference in front of a Veterans Affairs medical facility, where she yammered about how she got federal money for Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina, while Cassidy allegedly didn’t lift a finger to help Louisianans.

Standing in front of a VA Medical Center construction site, Landrieu called Cassidy “wishy-washy, unreliable, undependable, not sure who he is, not sure who he was and not sure who he wants to be.”  Landrieu followed up her finger wagging with a hashtag campaign #WhereWasBill.

Cassidy responded:

2014_11 06 Where was Bill tweet and reply

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Bill Cassidy led a group of health care volunteers to convert an abandoned K-Mart building into an emergency health care facility, providing basic health care to victims of the natural disaster.

We had no way to predict what people coming out of New Orleans were going to need. My physician group didn’t have emergency preparedness responsibilities, so we made a lot of this stuff up as we went along.

The old K Mart we were to use had been abandoned for about eight years. It was filthy. There was no electricity, no air conditioning and no windows.

We had doctors and nurses step up to design the facility. I asked my friend the insurance guy to be the volunteer coordinator because insurance guys always know everyone. Around 150 people from two churches showed up with mops and brooms to help clean. An electrician got the power up in 24 hours. We created four to five wards holding 30 cots each.

Trucks arrived with $5 million worth of medical supplies, but no packing lists were included. We had I.V. bags but no poles. We had cots but no crash cart. Our volunteers found EKG machines, printers–someone even got a new Honda delivered. Physicians showed up from as far away as Iowa. By the time patients arrived, we had beds, lights, generators, computers and volunteers to play with children, provide transportation and reconnect families.

We saw fatigue, dehydration, emotional trauma and illnesses like diabetes and asthma made worse by the patients’ experience. The shelters wouldn’t take newborns, so we took mamas and their babies. It was the most amazing thing. We never got the volume we braced for, but we were ready–in 26 hours.

In 1998, Dr. Bill Cassidy helped found the Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic to provide uninsured residents of the greater Baton Rouge area with access to free health care. The Clinic provides low-income families free dental, medical, mental health and vision care through an innovative “virtual” approach that partners needy patients with doctors who provide care free of charge.

Landrieu is one of the most conservative Democrats in the Senate, at times opposing her party’s positions, yet she voted in support of President Obama’s positions 97% of the time in 2013, which should tell you all you need to know about what “conservative Democrat” means.

Landrieu has no LA home

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The BIG Question on Everyone’s Mind

Landrieu voted for ACA

Louisiana’s Senator (for now) Mary Landrieu faces a tough Dec. 6 runoff election against a guy who only came in 2 points behind her … when he had another Republican who took 12 points of the vote. So ummmmmmm … let me see … 12 – 2 = Landrieu go home?

On Wednesday, somebody tweeted something campaign-y on Landrieu’s campaign account. I say “somebody” because she’s apparently tweeting in the third person these days, which is either a sign that she has a mental illness involving delusions of royalty or else somebody besides her is using the account.  Come to think … it could also be a combination of the two.

The tweet racked up Zero Retweets, which is kinda weird, since she is still a U.S. Senator … sort of … and only one Favorite from someone named JJ the Purple Twitter Egg, which is kinda weird, cuz Purple Twitter Egg?

Never let it be said that Conservatives never did nothing for ol’ Mary. Once they discovered the lonely tweet by her schizo-royal-ness’ imaginary handmaiden, they boosted its circulations via some well-deserved mockery. My fave:

@MaryLandrieu It’s like you already don’t matter. A lot like that. As your attorney, my advice is to drink heavily.

The Big Question in everyone’s mind today is not whether or not Mary Landrieu has become irrelevant. It is WHO is JJ the Purple Twitter Egg and why did s/he Favorite Mary’s lame-o tweet?

  1. A highly empathetic tweeter who can’t bear to see anyone suffer from Twitter Egg-itis (zero favorites).
  2. The last intern left at DSCC headquarters making sure all the lights are turned out.
  3. Mary’s other imaginary court handmaiden.

Source:
http://twitchy.com/2014/11/06/its-over-let-it-go-conservatives-keeping-mary-landrieus-dying-twitter-feed-on-life-support/

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Left’s Spin: An Election About Nothing

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The buzz words the LSM has apparently agreed on is that this was a “Seinfeld election” (Seinfeld show’s premise was “a show about nothing.”)  President Obama said it wasn’t a “true national election.” Ooooooooooooookay. Funny how after Obama won a single primary, it was “the day the oceans began to recede.”

2014_11 04 Chris Matthews pouts Bush laughs

I guess when you vote with your little brains instead of your big brains, you can actually believe people like Joe Biden and Chris Matthews are wise and truthful prognosticators of reality.

2014_11 Biden says Dems would hold Senate

Far from being a nothing election, some of Tuesday’s wins were actually historic. Come January 2015, the GOP will have the most seats since the Truman administration. In those seats will be the first female war veteran ever elected, Iowa’s and West Virginia’s first female Senators, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, the first Black Republican woman ever elected to Congress, and the first Black Senator elected in the South since Reconstruction. Odd how they’re all Republicans, what with, you know, Democrats being soooooo all about advancing Blacks and Wimmin. Or something.

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Dems famously opined in January 2007 that NOW they would have a chance to GOVERN. Well, they’ve proved they can’t and in the process lost their traditional guilt-and-hate-hold on voters-with-brains.  Dem candidates, like Mark Udall, Wendy Davis and Sandra Fluke, who all got a lot of positive MSM national press for their Uterine Campaigns ALL LOST. And when Democrat Martha Coakely prefaced a debate question to her opponent Republican Tom Reed with, “As part of the war on women,” the studio audience spontaneously burst into LAUGHTER.

Even Billary lost big!  According to the left-leaning Politico, Bill and Hillary Clinton were the most sought-after campaigners this election season.  “In the final weeks of the campaign, nearly every endangered Democrat brought [Bill and Hillary Clinton] along on the stump – from Kay Hagan in North Carolina to Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, Mark Udall in Colorado to Mark Pryor in Arkansas. But it was an overwhelming wipeout — of the Clinton-backed candidates in the closest Senate races, only [Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.] hung on.”

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According to Harry Reid, “The message from voters is clear: they want us to work together. I look forward to working with Senator McConnell to get things done for the middle class.”  Scott Ott at PJ Media wrote:

No, Senator Reid. Americans don’t want Washington to “work together” to “get things done.”

If Americans were tired of divisiveness in D.C., and frustrated with the failure to work together to pass legislation, Democrats would have swept Tuesday’s midterm elections. They did not.

If Americans wanted to get back to the good old days of the Clinton administration, they would have supported the candidates who Bill and Hillary backed. In the crucial Senate races in Georgia, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina (and others), they did not.

Americans would have returned Harry Reid to the Senate majority leader’s chair, with a filibuster-proof Democratic majority, if they yearned to…

pack the courts with abortion advocates, or
hold onto their Obamacare health plan, or
yield their children to compulsory Common Core curricula, or
slap down corporations through higher taxes, or
muzzle the voice of the Koch brothers, or
protect the bureaucrats who snoop on and target us, or
put that hinkle dreck Netanyahu in his place. (Apologies to my Pennsylvania Dutch and Jewish brethren.)

They did not do that, because they do not want that.

In Iowa, the Joni Ernst for Senate campaign caught fire when she implied she would castrate Democrats and their cronies in D.C. — figuratively, of course.

If America wanted nothing more than peace in the D.C. pigpen, Joni would be headed home.

Instead, Senator-elect Ernst is pulling on her Carhartts and snapping on the latex gloves.

2009_01 20 The day it became the Senate's full time job

As Pistol Pete put it … “The Republicans were not elected to change the tone in DC. They weren’t elected to work with Obama to get things done. They were elected to STOP OBAMA!”

Brit Hume: ‘This Was a Night When The Chickens Came Home to Roost’ [1:13]

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Sweaty desperation

Hillary’s mouth is moving again and we all know what that means. Last week, she swore that businesses and corporations don’t create jobs, something so ridiculous, she had “clarify” her remark days later.  Now she’s in Iowa campaigning for Bruce Braley saying that if Jodi Ernst is elected, women will lose access to mammograms, which is only slightly less absurd than the NARAL ad claiming that Cory Gardner will totally ban condoms.

NARAL ad: Cory Gardner will ban condoms

Do these people not know how our government works or do they just think their voter base is that stupid? Oh wait … maybe their voter base is that stupid. That’s depressing. Or maybe they’re just that desperate. As one tweeter said, “The Dems are starting to throw poo….. It’s all they have left.”

In an interview with NBC News, Landrieu threw her whole state under the racist bus: “I’ll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader.”

It can’t be a color thing, can it?  I mean … Landrieu’s own governor is the same shade of brown that Obama is.  Maybe it’s the kinky hair they hate?  But that wouldn’t be racism.  That would be texturism. Or something.

Bobby Jindal took Landrieu to task and rightly so.

2014_10 30 Jindal responds to Landrieu

But … good news! There is one guy in the U.S. who is NOT getting his panties in a bunch about the fact that he is definitely NOT going to win any elections next week.

Yard sign

Sources:
http://twitchy.com/2014/10/30/now-its-mammograms-at-risk-hillary-clinton-is-sounding-desperate-in-iowa/

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