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Democrats Are Jumping Ship
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/20/2012 | Masthead Editorial

Posted on 04/21/2012 6:11:04 PM PDT by neverdem

Politics: Perhaps Democrats know something the rest of us don't about Barack Obama's political fortunes. What else explains the increasing numbers who are openly defying the president on two key election issues?

The notoriously thin-skinned Obama could not have been happy with the news last week that, as the Hill newspaper put it, "an increasing number of Democrats are taking potshots at President Obama's health care law."

North Carolina's Brad Miller, who voted for the law, now laments that "we would all have been better off" if Congress had dealt with more pressing issues "and then came back to health care."

Barney Frank complained that the Democrats "paid a terrible price for health care." And Virginia's outgoing Sen. Jim Webb said the law would be Obama's "biggest downside" in the election and had cost him "a lot of credibility as a leader."

Meanwhile, stalwart Massachusetts liberal Elizabeth Warren is now calling to repeal a piece of ObamaCare — the 2.3% tax on medical devices — because, she says, it "disproportionately impacts the small companies with the narrowest financial margins."

Warren, by the way, is running for the Senate seat occupied by Republican Scott Brown, whose victory in 2010 was a result of the public's intense opposition...

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This fear is even more evident when you look at the growing opposition among Democrats to Obama's position on the Keystone XL pipeline.

Obama may have thought he'd cleverly handled the issue by putting it off until next year, and that no one would think to defy his veto threats.

But when Republicans called his bluff with a bill to force a start on construction, 69 Democrats rushed to join them, giving the House bill a veto-proof majority. The Senate bill is just a vote or two away from overcoming a Democratic filibuster...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: keystone; keystonexl; obama; obamacare
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It's so appropriate for the rats!

1 posted on 04/21/2012 6:11:06 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem
Maybe these jackasses should have read the freakin' Obamacare bill before they voted for it.

Anyone who voted for that piece of crap needs to get run out of town-- period, no excuses.

2 posted on 04/21/2012 6:13:51 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: neverdem

Democrats only jump ship when it’s too late for all of us.


3 posted on 04/21/2012 6:14:16 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: neverdem

I don’t believe a word of it.......

This is just CYA


4 posted on 04/21/2012 6:14:57 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: CMailBag

Those jumping ship are probably in a quabdry as to how to get elected after screwing over their constituents and voting for this crap bill.


5 posted on 04/21/2012 6:21:15 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer
Those jumping ship are probably in a quabdry as to how to get elected after screwing over their constituents and voting for this crap bill.

Not Sen. Jim Webb! He decided not to run for a second term.

6 posted on 04/21/2012 6:24:44 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: neverdem

The “I stood up to Obama” cover.

I’m disappointed by supposed conservatives that vote for Rats for local office. Saying it doesn’t matter at that level.

Stop the Rats at every level. Don’t vote for a dogcatcher Rat.


7 posted on 04/21/2012 6:25:55 PM PDT by TigerClaws (He)
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To: neverdem

great. soon they’ll be demanding life boats.


8 posted on 04/21/2012 6:26:05 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (void where prohibited.)
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To: gorush

They jump ship when it’s politically necessary for them. It’s always good news for conservatives.


9 posted on 04/21/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: CMailBag
I don’t believe a word of it.......

This is just CYA


My thoughts exactly. These people are just pretending to not like it. Barney Frank not like socialized healthcare? Give me a break.
10 posted on 04/21/2012 6:28:48 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: the invisib1e hand; neverdem
great. soon they’ll be demanding life boats.

There's only enough life boats for half of them./I

11 posted on 04/21/2012 6:29:58 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: the invisib1e hand

great. soon they’ll be demanding life boats.

Let’s hope there aren’t enough.


12 posted on 04/21/2012 6:30:05 PM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: CMailBag

Demonrats doing damage control. I don’t believe it either!


13 posted on 04/21/2012 6:30:20 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: CMailBag
Look, even Obama's big boys have him out campaigning FOR the Hispanic vote.

I thought the Democrats had that wrapped up for the next 100 years, didn't you?

Obama doesn't think it's wrapped up.

I expect he'll be campaigning for the black vote within 3 months.

14 posted on 04/21/2012 6:33:07 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: CMailBag

I’m not buying it either. But I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but even if owebamacare is repealed, it’s too late for our country and especially our economy.

As an aside, I know several people that own small business and they are all either already out of business or about to be. The regulations, taxes and various hoops they have to jump through, with most coming at the local level, are killing business.

It’s going to take a decade or more for America to dig out of this hole, and that is if there is decent leadership and the media realizes they aren’t as smart as they thought. None of which is likely.


15 posted on 04/21/2012 6:34:43 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: BigCinBigD; the invisib1e hand
Let’s hope there aren’t enough.

Not only won't there be enough, the ones they have won't be completely filled.

16 posted on 04/21/2012 6:39:08 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative
Not Sen. Jim Webb! He decided not to run for a second term.

Among the rats, Akaka, Bingaman, Conrad, Kohl, Lieberman, who caucuses with them, and Ben Nelson have decided to retire too.

17 posted on 04/21/2012 6:44:03 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Perhaps, but he voted for it in his first term didn’t he?


18 posted on 04/21/2012 6:47:08 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: neverdem


Hard aport!

19 posted on 04/21/2012 6:48:08 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: Venturer

Yes he voted for it, and now due to his unpopularity, he’s not running for reelection. Also, he won in a rather dubious fashion in 2006.


20 posted on 04/21/2012 6:49:12 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: subterfuge

“I’m not buying it either. But I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but even if owebamacare is repealed, it’s too late for our country and especially our economy...It’s going to take a decade or more for America to dig out of this hole, and that is if there is decent leadership and the media realizes they aren’t as smart as they thought. None of which is likely.”
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Wow...I had no idea that Eeyore posted on FreeRepublic. How kewl is that!


21 posted on 04/21/2012 6:50:46 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: neverdem

Also Brad Miller quoted in the article is not running.

So what’s up with that?


22 posted on 04/21/2012 6:50:53 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: neverdem
Ah...remember when we were ridin' high and the whole world loved us? (or so we thought)


23 posted on 04/21/2012 6:51:34 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: BIGLOOK

24 posted on 04/21/2012 6:53:51 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Artcore

Are you of the opinion that electing a republican to POTUS is going to “fix” things?


25 posted on 04/21/2012 6:56:09 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: neverdem

26 posted on 04/21/2012 6:58:13 PM PDT by garjog
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To: subterfuge
“Are you of the opinion that electing a republican to POTUS is going to “fix” things?”
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Yes, along with taking the Senate and increasing our majority in the House. These things are very likely to happen. If Obama and the Dems were confident of their chances, they would be running on their record. They've been running on everything but their record.

27 posted on 04/21/2012 7:00:07 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: neverdem

Who’s going to be voted out of office? Poor idiots. They are going to lose their jobs. The writing is on the wall.


28 posted on 04/21/2012 7:02:40 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: neverdem
The notoriously thin-skinned Obama

White, black, thin - doesn't really matter. He sucks. You know it. He knows it. The American people know it.


29 posted on 04/21/2012 7:09:44 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Artcore

I hope you are right. But the truth is, we’re getting Romney and that doesn’t bode well for Republican success at the POTUS level. I said the day after Obama won in 08 that Romney would be “next.” I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news as I said, but the fix is in.

The government is a leviathan that will only grow larger, even under the repubs. Government growing larger means the significance and influence of the individual is diminshed.

Romney or obama will continue to grow government, place less emphasis on the individual (socialism) and destroy our God given rights. Be prepared to live inder U.N. and international law, or else. Sorry to be so pessimistic, but even if the pubbies take the senate and hold congress, they will blow it again. Sigh...


30 posted on 04/21/2012 7:10:29 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: neverdem

Well there is no difference between Soetoro and Mittens. The ‘Rats know Socialism will march on and they can run pretending to be Conservatives. The game is RIGGED.


31 posted on 04/21/2012 7:11:15 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: neverdem

These Democrats better be worried. Dick Lugar is in a big fight to retain his seat, and Orrin Hatch has to run in a Primary in Utah. We need to clean out the “old guard” of Liberal Republicans, then go after the Democrats.


32 posted on 04/21/2012 7:13:22 PM PDT by radioone
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To: neverdem

Oh please. Do NOT get suckered in. It’s just political expediency. Look where they are running.


33 posted on 04/21/2012 7:14:48 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Libloather

I look at that pic, of 0bama, nearly as white as the security guy behind him, except for his head, neck and arms below the elbow, and I bow my head in shame. I am even ashamed for those Blacks who thought he was one of their own.

It is very difficult to think of 0bama heading up so many people who are so desperately trying to destroy the fabric, culture and economy of this country. Look at him. Look at his expression and the way he appears to be walking.

And he is proud of what he has done and is doing.

Look at him. Just look at him.


34 posted on 04/21/2012 7:21:01 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Lysandru
"Anyone who voted for that piece of crap needs to get run out of town-- period, no excuses."

Amen. If it had somehow survived (Obamacare), these same assholes would be crowing about their unwavering support, how compassionate they are, etc., etc., ad nauseum.

God how I loathe politicians.

35 posted on 04/21/2012 7:22:58 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: neverdem

36 posted on 04/21/2012 7:25:10 PM PDT by garjog
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To: Libloather

“White, black, thin - doesn’t really matter.”

So, you’re saying the old media could use the Zimmerman honkification algorithm on him. And he would still suck?


37 posted on 04/21/2012 7:25:18 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Venturer

Each of those quoted Dems has already announced he’s not seeking re-election. They probably realize how any effort at re-election would have gone for them an are bowing out somewhat quietly, with some potshots at BHO. Maybe instead of CYA, these are like deathbed confessions?


38 posted on 04/21/2012 7:33:48 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: prairiebreeze

marker


39 posted on 04/21/2012 7:36:51 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: neverdem
Thinking back to what I'd heard on this morning's news about cancer research findings. It seems cancer research is finally getting around to the notion that all people are different and their cancers are also different. So there's not one type of breast cancer (women's issue), one type of prostate cancer (men's issue and on and on. Things that have been suspected and in some cases (lung cancers, blood cancers and skin cancers) known for some time, the brilliant politicians of a sinister bent decided that one type of insurance policy would be a boon to all, a great notion that will never work and the type of disorder that is a like cancers in itself.

Is there a simple diagnosis and prognosis leading to a cure for this singular mindset that affects so many in Congress....other than political suicide? Methinks not.
40 posted on 04/21/2012 7:42:00 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: Libloather

Nice tan line.


41 posted on 04/21/2012 7:44:14 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: neverdem

Wow - so I guess the truth finally comes out.

Everyone hates Obamacare - but they’re going to try to force it on us anyway.

Another day in Obamaland....


42 posted on 04/21/2012 7:46:51 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: subterfuge
Well, as far as Romney being the nominee...we still don't know that for an absolute certainty yet. Newt hasn't dropped out, and some are speculating why SarahPac has reserved some space at the convention.

I would agree that the government has continued to grow larger, but thank God their are serious conservatives offering serious plans to CUT spending and pay down the debt. Paul Ryan comes to mind. To accomplish this, we're going to have to vote out establishment types like McConnell, Boehner, and Hatch. Speaking of which, things aren't looking too good for our Senator Hatch. He thought he's was just going to skate into his next term. Well, it looks like he has a serious primary challenger in Dan Liljenquist (Strong Constitutionalist). Not sure who's going to win this, but this was very encouraging to folks like me who want to see RINOS, and old “Go along to get along” Republicans sent out to pasture.

So, I guess it's safe to say that you won't be voting in the presidential race if Romney is the GOP nominee? I, along with the likes of Rush, Levin, Palin and others will vote for whichever GOP candidate wins the primary. While I'm pi$$ed to have to potentially vote for Romney, at least he doesn't hate the country, capitalism, or our allies.

If I held the same belief as you, that our nation is doomed no matter what, I would not be able to get out of bed in the morning.

But hey, if this outlook floats your boat, who am I to try and convince you otherwise?

43 posted on 04/21/2012 7:47:25 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: neverdem

I’m betting that Kagan and or Sotomayor or both let on to Buckwheat that Obamacare is toast at the SC.


44 posted on 04/21/2012 7:55:08 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Mitt Romney is the supreme exemplification of the word SMARMY.)
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To: neverdem

As demo rats run away from Obama, the ABR run to Obama. Amazing.


45 posted on 04/21/2012 7:55:44 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: combat_boots; BIGLOOK
...nearly as white as the security guy behind him, except for his head, neck and arms below the elbow

From what I've gathered, images of the half-nekkid rookie Hussein were banned soon after this photo was taken. Getting the truth out seems to be very difficult.

46 posted on 04/21/2012 8:22:02 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: TigerClaws

“Stop the Rats at every level.....”

Yes. Little rats become BIG RATS.


47 posted on 04/21/2012 8:24:55 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: Libloather

OMG(OSH)!! He’s a WHITE man with a farmer’s tan!!!! (Bet his hands are not calloused, though.)


48 posted on 04/21/2012 8:41:37 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: lyby
He’s a WHITE man with a farmer’s tan!!!!

A farmer with a watch.

49 posted on 04/21/2012 8:45:33 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: BIGLOOK
Nice tan line.

I'm thinkin' most of that makeup washed off as soon as the rookie Hussein hit the surf.

50 posted on 04/21/2012 8:49:58 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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