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(And So It Begins) McCaskill: How I'm not like Obama
The Hill ^ | NOVEMBER 28, 2010 | Bridget Johnson

Posted on 11/28/2010 5:53:48 PM PST by RobinMasters

Facing a tough re-election campaign in 2012, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) tried to set herself apart from President Obama on Sunday.

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," McCaskill said that she'd voted against the president on cap-and-trade, the second round of cash-for-clunkers, comprehensive immigration reform and every omnibus bill.

McCaskill said she'd also sometimes disagreed with Obama when he was a senator.

"My record of independence, frankly, stretches back for a long period of time," she said.

When asked to name an issue where Obama had fallen short, the senator said his move into healthcare legislation at a time when he should have been focusing on job creation was "very difficult," and therefore economic issues "didn't get the attention they needed."

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 111th; denial; mccaskill; mo2012

1 posted on 11/28/2010 5:53:52 PM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Last of the Blue Dog(men).

I’m going to smiling when she’s voted OUT. :)


2 posted on 11/28/2010 5:55:19 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: RobinMasters

Common Sense Claire is toast.


3 posted on 11/28/2010 6:00:11 PM PST by x_plus_one (Who sews the wind reaps the storm...)
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To: Tzimisce

I love the fact that the next round of traitors realize that even though it is 2 years out, they need to back pedal starting now.. Time to keep the pressure up.

I wonder how their voting records will look over the next 2 years. They need to be reminded of the tea party presence a couple times a day; they need to sweat.


4 posted on 11/28/2010 6:00:23 PM PST by kevslisababy
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To: RobinMasters

Truth Squad!


5 posted on 11/28/2010 6:00:53 PM PST by FTJM
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To: RobinMasters
Claire is TOAST in Missouri and not too soon.

She was tight as tick with Obama. Missourians were shown her colors and we will be electing a new Senator to represent US not the DNC.

6 posted on 11/28/2010 6:01:07 PM PST by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: RobinMasters

Ask yourself this. Was she given a pass by Pelosi so she could opt out on those votes and save herself?


7 posted on 11/28/2010 6:01:22 PM PST by Venturer
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To: RobinMasters

She will forever be known to me as “Love Pats McCaskill”.
She is an idiot.


8 posted on 11/28/2010 6:03:19 PM PST by Zarro (Hands off Our Junk!)
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To: Venturer

Pelosi???

You mean Dingy Harry!?!?


9 posted on 11/28/2010 6:03:41 PM PST by TRY ONE (Another Beer Summit.....another day in Debt)
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To: Venturer

Her voting record doesn’t matter..she added one more seat to the Rat majority that wrote the rules and made this all possible. She’s a Rat not an independent. If she really doesn’t like the way things have been going..she can switch parties.


10 posted on 11/28/2010 6:03:58 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: RobinMasters
Claire's poll numbers must be in the toilet for her to already be claiming she is BamBam lite. I guess the rejection of old Ike Skelton has her worried.
11 posted on 11/28/2010 6:04:28 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Venturer

Claire is a ‘Senator’ sir! /s


12 posted on 11/28/2010 6:05:42 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: RobinMasters
McCaskill said she'd also sometimes disagreed with Obama when he was a senator.

What, she voted "Absent??????"

13 posted on 11/28/2010 6:08:28 PM PST by realpatriot (Some spelling (and grammar for the grammar nazis) errers entionally included!)
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To: Venturer

Exactly


14 posted on 11/28/2010 6:13:49 PM PST by IAmNotAnAnimal
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To: RobinMasters

Yeah, that one is gonna fly.NOT.


15 posted on 11/28/2010 6:14:07 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: kevslisababy
I wonder how their voting records will look over the next 2 years

That will be the test won't it. As for the last two years, talk is cheap as hell when it comes to woulda coulda shoulda.

16 posted on 11/28/2010 6:16:53 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: RobinMasters

Claire.... you helped with fervor to elect the Marxist! You can call yourself independent, but we see through your lies! Your script came straight off from Barack's teleprompter. Claire, YOU AND OBAMA are ONE!

17 posted on 11/28/2010 6:18:59 PM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: RobinMasters
"My record of independence, frankly, stretches back for a long period of time," she said.

Stretches clean back to November 2nd, I reckon.

Mr. niteowl77

18 posted on 11/28/2010 6:20:21 PM PST by niteowl77 (I don't mind them stewing in their own juices, but I do mind them stewing me in their own juices.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

For once, I think the American attention span will last for two whole election cycles. at least one can hope.


19 posted on 11/28/2010 6:20:43 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: Zarro

Being an idiot does not disqualify you in the Democrat party. Just look at Boxer, Murray, Biden, Franken, Jackson Lee, Waters, etc. etc.


20 posted on 11/28/2010 6:27:56 PM PST by Laserman
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To: RobinMasters

If it were not for Barbara Boxer, McCaskill would be the biggest airhead in the Senate


21 posted on 11/28/2010 6:29:00 PM PST by chuckee
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To: Venturer

A lot of times they play games like that if they know they don’t need the vote from a representative that a “yea” vote could hurt with their constituency on a bill.


22 posted on 11/28/2010 6:30:12 PM PST by Twinkie (I HAVE A COLD .)
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To: RobinMasters

She was a total B**ch to me on Twitter!!! She is disgusting.


23 posted on 11/28/2010 6:30:31 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Laserman

Too true. Murray is our idiot. We came SO close to getting her out this last election. Too many moonbats in King County, I’m afraid. Plus, you have the dead voters, felon voters, double voters, and so on. But we’ve grown used to that.


24 posted on 11/28/2010 6:30:39 PM PST by Zarro (Hands off Our Junk!)
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To: missnry

25 posted on 11/28/2010 6:34:08 PM PST by listenhillary (A very simple fix to our dilemma - We need to reward the makers instead of the takers)
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26 posted on 11/28/2010 6:35:58 PM PST by listenhillary (A very simple fix to our dilemma - We need to reward the makers instead of the takers)
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To: RobinMasters

Claire barely beat Jim Talent in 2006 and probably wouldn’t have except for polling places in ~specific areas~ staying open late. Her 2.3% win was hardly a mandate and she has every right to be worried!


27 posted on 11/28/2010 6:40:59 PM PST by LSAggie
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To: chuckee
If it were not for Barbara Boxer, McCaskill would be the biggest airhead in the Senate

Hate to burst your bubble, but you forgot Patty Murray. That puts "Love Pats" in third.
28 posted on 11/28/2010 6:42:39 PM PST by Zarro (Hands off Our Junk!)
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To: RobinMasters

Yep, and my fat pig senator Deb Stabacow will be on that same bus to the DC airport.

The senate will be at least 600 lbs. lighter.


29 posted on 11/28/2010 6:46:15 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: RobinMasters

“I certainly noticed the vote on Prop C, the healthcare law, and message received,” Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) said.

McCaskill, however, makes the point that people “don’t realize” how beneficial the “mandate” for health care will be. “A lot of noise about the mandate that people have gotten so focused on that they don’t realize that there’s going to be more access and affordability and more choices,” she said.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/08/04/sen_mccaskill_message_received_on_missouri_voters_against_health_care.html


30 posted on 11/28/2010 6:48:31 PM PST by listenhillary (A very simple fix to our dilemma - We need to reward the makers instead of the takers)
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To: not2worry

She is sooooooooo phoney. Every time there was a ‘tight’ vote, like Health Care, TARP, etc, she would go on every network and cable show and say “I’ve got problems with (this or that), and they have to fix it or I won’t vote for it.” Then, they would N-O-T change anything and she voted for it, anyway. Then, she would stay away from the talk shows for a few weeks, so she would not have to answer questions on why she lied.

Watch for her the next time there is a controversal Senate vote and she’ll be on every show from Larry King to Koppel to Cooper to Blitzer to Morning Joe.


31 posted on 11/28/2010 6:50:36 PM PST by jmax
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To: RobinMasters

Like algore jumpin off the corn ethanol wrecked bandwagon, next thing we know claire will be claiming Tea Party.


32 posted on 11/28/2010 7:02:17 PM PST by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Just mythoughts
This warrants a column at Pulaski County Daily?

yitbos

33 posted on 11/28/2010 7:11:54 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: RobinMasters

More & more of them will try to distance themselves from this pariah! It begins....


34 posted on 11/28/2010 7:12:08 PM PST by blondee123 (IMPEACH THEM ALL! FREEDOMS SLIPPING AWAY DAILY!)
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To: listenhillary

Oh MY, that picture is enough to make one projetile vomit. Is she in LOVE with the ONE?


35 posted on 11/28/2010 7:14:28 PM PST by blondee123 (IMPEACH THEM ALL! FREEDOMS SLIPPING AWAY DAILY!)
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To: KC_Conspirator; St. Louis Conservative; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; ...

I do hope to see Jim Talent return to the Senate. He is one of the smartest conservatives and his loss in 2006 was a major blow to the Republican caucus.


36 posted on 11/28/2010 7:19:56 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: chuckee

You’re forgetting about Patty Murray.


37 posted on 11/28/2010 7:20:56 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: RobinMasters

The Bwitch has told Missourians that she would vote the way *she* wanted, and if we didn’t like it, we could vote her out. Well Claire, 2012 is a coming!


38 posted on 11/28/2010 7:24:46 PM PST by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

We need to run a stronger candidate.


39 posted on 11/28/2010 7:26:29 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: RobinMasters
When asked to name an issue where Obama had fallen short, the senator said his move into healthcare legislation at a time when he should have been focusing on job creation was "very difficult," and therefore economic issues "didn't get the attention they needed."

Miss Independence could have ended the health care travesty anytime, and moved attention to job creation, by simply publicly announcing any time in 2009 that she would not be a vote for it, and instruction Reid to shelve it. But the fact of the matter is, she was all for it, and only regrets its passage as far as it endangers her reelection. Trash that must be taken out.

40 posted on 11/28/2010 7:28:59 PM PST by Minn
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To: Clintonfatigued

I always thought he was kind of weak to be honest. If he’s the best we got, that’s cool, but I’d hope to see some new blood.


41 posted on 11/28/2010 7:29:31 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: quantim
I'm from Michigan and agree 100%. Any listing of stupid bimbos in the Senate has to have Debbie “I can feel global warming when I fly” Stabenow.
42 posted on 11/28/2010 7:37:42 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: fieldmarshaldj; perfect_rovian_storm

There is a large bench out there, but not all of them good. Roy Blunt was as uninspiring as one could get. Any suggestions?


43 posted on 11/28/2010 7:43:14 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: BunnySlippers

I can’t wait for 2012! She talks to her constiuents as if they are her “not-too-bright” children. Her elitist attitude and condescension have to go!


44 posted on 11/28/2010 7:57:32 PM PST by chronicles
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To: chronicles
I'm not sure if Claire knows that this group is using her image, but it does nothing to convince Missouri voters of her fitness to represent Missourians. From the Columbia Daily tribune.


45 posted on 11/28/2010 8:02:01 PM PST by listenhillary (A very simple fix to our dilemma - We need to reward the makers instead of the takers)
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To: Zarro

If it were not for Barbara Boxer, McCaskill would be the biggest airhead in the Senate

Hate to burst your bubble, but you forgot Patty Murray. That puts “Love Pats” in third.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I hate to break it to you Lindsey is the worst.


46 posted on 11/28/2010 8:07:54 PM PST by mommab2003 (Stop these White House Chefs!!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Rep. Sam Graves is one.


47 posted on 11/28/2010 8:14:57 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: mommab2003

I’m going to have to disagree with you. Miss Lindsey may be a light in the loafers lib RINO, but he’s not an airhead. “Osama Mamma,” Patty Murray, seems to own the airhead title with Boxer coming in second.

But to show that addle-pated twits are an equal opportunity affliction, outgoing Ohio Senator George “waterworks” Voinovich has got to be the dumbest republican in the senate.


48 posted on 11/28/2010 8:30:35 PM PST by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: Waryone

McCaskill loved Obama and wanted to be his VP. She was on the Judiciary Committee with Hillary and Obama which vetted McCain after the NY Times story, but gave Obama a pass. Repubs kept quiet because they thought McCain would be running against Hillary. Hillary kept quiet because the Party meant more to her than truth. The whole Congress was guilty and is responsible for letting Obama become usurper President.


49 posted on 11/28/2010 9:08:49 PM PST by charlie72
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