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Arkansas Congressman Marion Berry to Retire (Another Rat Leaves The Ship!)
Fox News ^ | 01-25-10 | Chad Pergram

Posted on 01/25/2010 8:18:35 AM PST by tcrlaf

Fox has learned that six-term Rep. Marion Berry (D-AR) will retire at the end of this term. Berry is the latest in a long list of both House Democrats and Republicans who have decided to step aside at the end of this Congress.

But Berry's retirement could prove to be particularly vexing for Democrats. Just last week, Rep. Vic Snyder (D-AR) announced his retirement.

And Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) is expected to face one of the toughest re-election campaigns for any Senate Democrat in the country.

This shows a vulnerability for Democrats in the south. And a special weakness in Arkansas, where Snyder and Berry may have seen troubled waters ahead statewide with Lincoln at the top of the ballot. Berry makes his decision even after he confided to FOX last month that he intended to stand for re-election.

(Excerpt) Read more at congress.blogs.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: berry; cultureofcorruption; democrat; democratscandals; marionberry; pelosicongress; retirement; tsunami
The anti-Obama wave is turning in to a tsunami, and a bunch of Democrats want to escape drowning...

I was anti-Obama WAY before it was cool to be anti-Obama. I'm such a trend-setter, doncha' think?

1 posted on 01/25/2010 8:18:39 AM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Close, but no crack pipe.

2 posted on 01/25/2010 8:22:45 AM PST by frogjerk
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To: frogjerk

Wrong Marion Berry....


3 posted on 01/25/2010 8:24:22 AM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: tcrlaf

THis is all a Dem strategy—

to keep power in 2010— they want to not spend money in the primaries....let us conservatives dump our time energy and money in primaries so they are prepared for the general elections....

the blue dogs will be where they lay their eggs...per se


4 posted on 01/25/2010 8:31:15 AM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: eeevil conservative

prepare for an onslaught of “African American” blue dogs to run for office...


5 posted on 01/25/2010 8:32:15 AM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: tcrlaf

I know, that is why I posted what I did.


6 posted on 01/25/2010 8:45:01 AM PST by frogjerk
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To: tcrlaf

I’m a little surprised that he’s retiring. Living in his district, I fully expect that he would have won. The Democrats use class warfare extremely effectively in this area and the people here generally vote on that basis and against their otherwise highly conservative principles.

I don’t know who the Dems will choose to replace him, but, for that reason, I strongly suspect that the Dems will still win the seat.


7 posted on 01/25/2010 8:46:46 AM PST by VOR78
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To: tcrlaf

Soon more Democrats will retire more than the current Republicans. I think 14 Republicans are retiring from the House and 12 Democrats including this guy.


8 posted on 01/25/2010 8:53:39 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: tcrlaf

Did he vote against the death-care bill?


9 posted on 01/25/2010 9:02:47 AM PST by free1977free
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To: napscoordinator

IMO the problem is not how many Republicans retire, but how many conservatives wins the primaries. I don’t have a clue about these 14, hopefully they are Rinos.


10 posted on 01/25/2010 9:05:00 AM PST by free1977free
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To: VOR78

I’ve wondered why Hucklebee doesn’t run against Lincoln....Seems like he could do some good in that seat.


11 posted on 01/25/2010 9:06:39 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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Contrary to the opinion of some FReepers, Huckabee couldn't win an election for Dog Catcher in this State.

He knows it too!

sw

12 posted on 01/25/2010 9:08:42 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife (11/02/10)
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To: eeevil conservative
Rush also explained that Dems are retiring because if they lose their next election, their value as lobbyists goes away.
13 posted on 01/25/2010 9:09:58 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: tcrlaf
Wrong Marion Berry....

That's what Adolf Hittlur says.

14 posted on 01/25/2010 9:35:18 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Keep on truckin', Senator Brown.)
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To: tcrlaf

With all of the Rats offering to not seek re-election, methinks there should be a congressional audit of the way “business” is being done in DC. The incoming freshmen (of either party) should not be able to find fault with that.


15 posted on 01/25/2010 9:37:06 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Keep on truckin', Senator Brown.)
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To: frogjerk

The bitch set us up with some fond memories.


16 posted on 01/25/2010 9:51:23 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: tcrlaf

The article cites both dems and repubs as stepping aside.

Does anyone have a count of each?


17 posted on 01/25/2010 9:57:00 AM PST by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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To: frogjerk
Close, but no crack pipe.

Yup...for a second I thought we were talking about "the b*tch set me up".

18 posted on 01/25/2010 10:01:00 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: tcrlaf
Wrong Marion Berry....

Yup there are two of them...whoda thunk...

19 posted on 01/25/2010 10:05:17 AM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

LOL!!!


20 posted on 01/25/2010 11:32:56 AM PST by La Enchiladita (It's morning in Massachusetts: the Spirit of '76 has preserved Liberty, thanks be to God.)
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To: tcrlaf
I've been expecting a few Dems to stand on the house floor in open revolt. How else to redeem their seat?

Apparently, they're just throwing in the towel instead.

21 posted on 01/25/2010 3:23:16 PM PST by topfile
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To: hoosiermama

Find somebody who’s had ballz enough to serve in uniform instead of the geeeeeetar strummer...


22 posted on 01/25/2010 5:14:40 PM PST by MSF BU (++)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

“Rush also explained that Dems are retiring because if they lose their next election, their value as lobbyists goes away.”

I remember similar resignations of long-time Democratic incumbents prior to the 1994 elections.

This is looking promising, but we must not be complacent. We must also make sure that our don’t try to run to the center. Republicans succeed when they stand up for GOP principles. Showing a willingness to compromise with the Left makes Republican voters stay home.

That is a major reason why McCain lost.


23 posted on 01/26/2010 7:39:29 AM PST by walford (http://the-big-pic.org)
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