Skip to comments.Hoyer Credits/Blames Tea Partiers for Forcing Dem Retirements [... heh-heh-heh...]
Posted on 04/13/2010 9:59:19 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
House Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) says the "negative atmosphere" created by the tea party movement has influenced the retirement decisions of some House Democrats (but not Bart Stupak):
Do I think that [the] negative atmosphere thats been created by the Tea Party and by others certainly goes into the thinking of members? I think it does. I think you have to honestly point out that it does, Hoyer added. I dont think that was the determining factor with respect to Mr. Stupak, because again, he was in very good shape in the polls. It wasnt a question of his losing his election.
So that I think that other members clearly, you know, have in mind whats happening in their districts, whats happening in the country. But I think there are judgments that are going to be made and I would urge all the members that are here to run, to seek reelection. I think the Republicans still have more ... retirees than we do. So if it was the atmosphere, you would think that the opposite would be the case. Its not.
Mr. Stupak did not leave because of the Tea Party.
Its called being held accountable by the people you are suppose to represent.
Stupak picked up his 30 pieces of silver but I do not expect him to hang himself but just leave and go home is fine with me.
I agree. I think he left because of Rahm's vicious style of moving votes in congress.
ACORN cannot cheat enough to keep the Dems from losing 60 plus seat in the House. We will remember in November.
I love the way these meatheads answer their own questions.
Remarkable, and snobbish.
Hoyer has been there for almost 18 terms. So many of these lib Dems have been there so long; Dingell, Conyers, Frank, et al that they think they deserve Kingship. Their liberalism is killing the USA fiscally and our national security. They must all go in Nov. Not one Dem is good for American; not one.
Jeez Louise!.....You bet, Asshat!...their retiremnet plans have sure changed!
Is Hoyer up for reeltion this year too? I hope so I’d sure love to see his face when he realizes he’s been retired.
The smarter rats are escaping the sinking ship. They see the damage they have done and want to go bunker down somewhere as everything collapses.
Every House seat is up for re-election every 2 years.
What bothers be is they are too cowardly to run for election and defend their votes. They voted to destroy this country and now they hide from voters.
One of the many poster boys for TERM LIMITS. Should have been out 16 terms ago, and either run for another (preferably) higher office, or gone back to the real world, living under the laws he helped to pass.
There should be no congressional retirement plans other than whatever social security they are entitled to, and any pension plans they choose to fund for themselves.
And one third of the senate, IIRC. Expand the house term to three years, two term max. Reduce the senate term to five years, two terms max. After sixteen years in congress, if they want to run for governor, president or any other elective office, fine; same term limitations.
The states are another matter; they should enact term limits as well, but it would be like herding cats to get them all to agree to do so.
They are leaving simply because of finaqncial concerns . A retired congress vermin is worth more as a lobbyist than a defeated one .
Mr. Stupak did not leave because of the Tea Party.
I agree. I think he left because of Rahm’s vicious style of moving votes in congress.
I think you may be right, and if so, man is that party gonna turn on Rahmbo with a vengeance after November.
“Hoyer added. I dont think that was the determining factor with respect to Mr. Stupak, because again, he was in very good shape in the polls. It wasnt a question... “
Blah blah blah.........maybe Hoyer is right....it was really the death threats ;-)
“What bothers be is they are too cowardly to run for election and defend their votes. They voted to destroy this country and now they hide from voters.”
Hmmm......maybe they’re SCUM.
Stpak used the same excuse as Bayh did, “I’m tired of the partisanship.”
That’s the “code speak” for me.
"How dare you peons talk back to your betters
How easily they forget the sh*t they were slinging while Bush was in office.
some freeper pointed out that Stupak spelled backwards spells “Kaputs”
The Tea Parties made the Rats do more extensive polling than they ever have. When they saw the results many decided it was best to retire than lose their bid for relection by 50% or greater margins. Their egos cannot handle getting manhandled to that level.
And, you should not run for office while holding another - governor, senator etc.
Nice fantasy, eh.
Just a thought, for what it might be worth.
1-I think Stupak was offered something post November, to roll over.
2-There have been a lot of Dems announcing retirement the last couple of months. Dems who were up for re-election. Figuring that maybe they would lose, after voting for DeathCare, they'd "retire", allowing another Dem to fill their void. Now some people will vote against Dems no matter what, because of DeathCare, but I'm sure there are plenty of life long dems, who are upset about DeathCare, who will vote for a Dem, if the Dem who voted for it retired.
In other words, they've fallen on their swords, thus removing the object of wrath and scorn, allowing life long Dem voters to vote Dem, because there is no longer anyone to hold a grudge against.
Since Stupak is retiring, why NOT VOTE for the guy taking his spot on the ticket?
Is Hoyer up for reeltion this year too?
Yes! Unlike the Senate races which are “staggered” ALL Congressmen have to run for reelection every 2 years.
When Abraham Lincoln came to Congress in, um, 1847, the majority of representatives served only one term. A biggish minority served two (I think Crockett served two terms). Congressmen serving more than six years were a tiny, tiny fragment, and John Quincy Adams's long tenure of office in the House was almost unheard-of.
Are you suggesting this is another Rahmbo strategy?
Triaging the wounded to help Nancy Pelosi in November?
.........”We will Remember in November”...........
That’s a pretty catchy phrase.....would make for a great T-shirt and/or sign.
I would also add, if you want a friend, get a dog!
Obama's losing political altitude faster than Flight 1549. It was only a year ago that the Ohaha team was shoveling dirt on Repub conservatism. James Carville was writing books about 40 years of "Democrat dominance," boasting that the Republican Party was dead. Stupid Liberals believed their own hype that Obama would be the black FDR........conniving to keep him in office 3-4 terms.
The fact that infamous liberals like Kennedy (RI), Dodd, Frank and others are "retiring" indicates they are getting negative feedback back home. They know they can't get reelected and campaign contributions are drying up, as well.
Americans are angry at their economic vulnerability. Angry at the deterioration of our culture. Angry that they are forced to subsidize freeloading lawbreakers from Third World satraps so that US politicians can get new voters. Angry at our nations deteriorating position in the world, at our debts and deficits, our spending and taxing, our threatened security in a world of weapons of mass destruction.
America's Quiet Anger
American Spectator ^ | 3-30-10 | James P. Gannon
FR Posted on 03/30/2010 by kingattax
There is a quiet anger boiling in America. It is the anger of millions of hard-working citizens who pay their bills, send in their income taxes, maintain their homes and repay their mortgage loans -- and see their government reward those who do not.
It is the anger of small town and Middle American folks who have never been to Manhattan, who put their savings in a community bank and borrow from a local credit union, who watch Washington lawmakers and presidents of both parties hand billions in taxpayer bailouts to the reckless Wall Street titans who brought down the economy in 2008.
It is the fury of the voiceless, the powerless, the ordinary nobodies of Flyover Country who are ridiculed, preached to, satirized and insulted by the Celebrity Loudmouths of the two Left Coasts, the Jon Stewarts and Keith Olbermanns, the Paul Krugmans and their ilk.(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...