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Democrat Mike McIntyre plans to retire at end of term [Good chance for Republican pick up!]
Fayetteville Observer ^ | 1/8/14

Posted on 01/09/2014 4:12:22 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, a nine-term Democrat from Robeson County, said Wednesday he would not seek re-election.

The 57-year-old Lumberton native announced he would retire and leave office at the end of his term after almost two decades in office. His decision has caught many people off guard and suddenly creates a wide-open race for the 7th Congressional District, which stretches from southern Hoke County to Wilmington.

“My family and I spent some time together and talking and praying about it over the holidays,” he said, speaking from Washington during a break. “And we came to the conclusion that we were ready for a new chapter in our lives. We’ve been at this for what will be our 18th year, and we’ve had a lot of wonderful things happen for our district.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2014; vote
Even the NY Slimes is reporting this should be a pick-up for the Republicans.
1 posted on 01/09/2014 4:12:22 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Are there any in Robertson County?


2 posted on 01/09/2014 4:26:07 AM PST by TurkeyLurkey
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I seriously doubt this had anything to do with his decision (cackle).

LOCK-STEPPING PARTY LOYALTY NOT SEEN SINCE 1940's-ERA EUROPE The reassuring persistent Democrat drumbeat--- "keep your plan" ---- was ringing in our ears--- as the historic straight Dem party-line vote for Obamacare commenced.

=================================================== As far back as 2008, at the presidential debate in Nashville, Democrat candidate Obama advanced his signature plan that was ultimately enacted (by an historic straight Democrat party-line vote) into the "Affordable Care Act

OBAMA: "No. 1, let me just repeat, if you’ve got a health care plan that you like, you can keep it. All I’m going to do is help you to lower the premiums on it. You’ll still have choice of doctor.”

Repeated over and over ---- with the promise that every American family would be saving $2500.00 on healthcare costs.

LOYAL DEMOCRATS CHIME IN:

SEN. HARRY REID (D-Nev.): “In fact, one of our core principles is that if you like the health care you have, you can keep it.” (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.8642, 8/3/09)

SEN. RICHARD DURBIN: “We believe — and we stand by this — if you like your current health insurance plan, you will be able to keep it, plain and simple, straightforward.” (Sen. Durbin, Congressional Record, S.6401, 6/10/09)

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “If you like your insurance, you keep it.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Bill Mark-Up, 9/29/09)

SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-Wash.): “Again, if you like what you have, you will be able to keep it. Let me say this again: If you like what you have, when our legislation is passed and signed by the President, you will be able to keep it.” (Sen. Murray, Congressional Record, S.6400, 6/10/09)

SEN. MAX BAUCUS (D-Mont.): “That is why one of the central promises of health care reform has been and is: If you like what you have, you can keep it. That is critically important. If a person has a plan, and he or she likes it, he or she can keep it.” (Sen. Baucus, Congressional Record, S.7676, 9/29/10)

SEN. TOM HARKIN (D-Iowa): “One of the things we put in the health care bill when we designed it was the protection for consumers to keep the plan they have if they like it; thus, the term ‘grandfathered plans.’ If you have a plan you like — existing policies — you can keep them. … we said, if you like a plan, you get to keep it, and you can grandfather it in.” (Sen. Harkin, Congressional Record, S.7675-6, 9/29/10)

THEN-REP. TAMMY BALDWIN (D-Wis.): “Under the bill, if you like the insurance you have now, you may keep it and it will improve.” (Rep. Baldwin, Press Release, 3/18/10)

SEN. MARK BEGICH (D-Alaska): “If you got a doctor now, you got a medical professional you want, you get to keep that. If you have an insurance program or a health care policy you want of ideas, make sure you keep it. That you can keep who you want.” (Sen. Begich, Townhall Event, 7/27/09)

SEN. MICHAEL BENNET (D-Colo.): “We should begin with a basic principle: if you have coverage and you like it, you can keep it. If you have your doctor, and you like him or her, you should be able to keep them as well. We will not take that choice away from you.” (Sen. Bennet, Press Release, 6/11/09)

SEN. BARBARA BOXER (D-Calif.): “So we Democrats want people to be able to keep the health care they have. And the answer to that is choice of plans. And in the exchange, we’re going to have lots of different plans, and people will be able to keep the health care coverage they need and they want.” (Sen. Boxer, Press Release, 2/8/11)

SEN. SHERROD BROWN (D-Ohio): “Our Democrat bill says if you have health insurance and you like it, you can keep it…”(Sen. Brown, Congressional Record, S.12612, 12/7/09)

SEN. BEN CARDIN (D-Md.): “For the people of Maryland, this bill will provide a rational way in which they can maintain their existing coverage…” (Sen. Cardin, Congressional Record, S.13798, 12/23/09)

SEN. BOB CASEY (D-Pa.): “I also believe this Democrat legislation and the bill we are going to send to President Obama this fall will also have secure choices. If you like what you have, you like the plan you have, you can keep it. It is not going to change.” (Sen. Casey, Congressional Record, S.8070, 7/24/09)

SEN. KAY HAGAN (D-N.C.): ‘People who have insurance they’re happy with can keep it’ “We need to support the private insurance industry so that people who have insurance they’re happy with can keep it while also providing a backstop option for people without access to affordable coverage.” (“Republicans Vent As Other Compromise Plans Get Aired,” National Journal’s Congress Daily, 6/18/09)

SEN. MARY LANDRIEU (D-La.): “If you like the insurance that you have, you’ll be able to keep it.” (MSNBC’s Hardball, 12/16/09)

SEN. PAT LEAHY (D-Vt.): “[I]f you like the insurance you now have, keep the insurance you have.” (CNN’s “Newsroom,” 10/22/09)

SEN. BOB MENENDEZ (D-N.J.): “If you like what you have, you get to keep it” “Menendez is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which is expected to release a bill later this week. He stressed that consumers who are satisfied with their plans won’t have to change. ‘If you like what you have, you get to keep it,’ he said.” (“Health Care Plan Would Help N.J., Menendez Says,” The Record, 6/19/09)

SEN. JEFF MERKLEY (D-Oreg.): “[E]nsuring that those who like their insurance get to keep it” “The HELP Committee bill sets forward a historic Democrat plan that will, for the first time in American history, give every American access to affordable health coverage, reduce costs, and increase choice, while ensuring that those who like their insurance get to keep it.” (Sen. Merkley, Press Release, 7/15/09)

SEN. BARBARA MIKULSKI (D-Md.): “It means that if you like the insurance you have now, you can keep it.” (Sen. Mikulski, Press Release, 12/24/09)

SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-W.Va.): “I want people to know, the President’s promise that if you like the coverage you have today you can keep it is a pledge we intend to keep.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Hearing, 9/23/09)

SEN. JACK REED (D-R.I.): “If you like the insurance you have, you can choose to keep it.” (Sen. Reed, Town Hall Event, 6/25/09)

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-Vt.): “‘If you have coverage you like, you can keep it,’ says Sen. Sanders.” (“Sick And Wrong,” Rolling Stone, 4/5/10)

SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN (D-N.H.): ‘if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it’ “My understanding … is that … if you have health coverage that you like you can keep it. As I said, you may have missed my remarks at the beginning of the call, but one of the things I that I said as a requirement that I have for supporting a Democrat bill is that if you have health coverage that you like you should be able to keep that. …under every scenario that I’ve seen, if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it.” (Sen. Shaheen, “Health Care Questions From Across New Hampshire,” Accessed 11/13/13)

SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW (D-Mich.): “As someone who has a large number of large employers in my state, one of the things I appreciate about the Democrat chairman’s remark is — is the grandfathering provisions, the fact that the people in my state, 60 percent of whom have insurance, are going to be able to keep it. And Mr. Chairman, I appreciate that. That’s a strong commitment. It’s clear in the bill … I appreciate the strong commitment on your part and the president to make sure that if you have your insurance you can keep it. That’s the bottom line for me.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Bill Mark-Up, 9/24/09)

SEN. JON TESTER (D-Mont.): “‘If you like your coverage, you’ll be able to keep it,’ Tester said, adding that if Medicare changes, it will only become stronger”. (“Tester In Baker To Discuss Health Care,” The Fallon County Times, 11/20/09)

SEN. TOM UDALL (D-N.Mex.): “Some worried reform would alter their current coverage. It won’t. If you like your current plan, you can keep it.” (“What I Learned: About Health Care Reform This Summer, By Your Lawmakers In Congress,” Albuquerque Journal, 9/8/09)

SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-R.I.): “..it honors President Obama’s programs and the promise of all of the Presidential candidates that if you like the plan you have, you get to keep it. You are not forced out of anything.” (Sen. Whitehouse, Congressional Record, S.8668, 8/3/09)

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) the 60th vote on Obamacare: "people who are happy with their current plan, wouldn't need to change it."

FRANKEN YOUTUBE SOUND BITE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCZmAYYNz8Ihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCZmAYYNz8I

3 posted on 01/09/2014 4:27:24 AM PST by Liz
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"Those Democrats leering over my shoulder owe me bigtime. This
healthcare bill insures we have a permanent Democratic majority."

" All except those Tea Party types, swallowed hook, line and sinker my promises that they could:
(1) keep their existing health plans,
(2) keep their own doctors that they like,
(3) keep their 25-year-olds on the family health plan,
(4) never be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition,
(5) sign up instantly on my tech-savvy government Web site,
(6) buy insurance only after becoming seriously ill."
(7) save $2,500 in annual premiums in the bargain....
(8) All without any new taxes."

"Them sonovagun Tea Partiers will rue the day they criticized my wonderful bill."

4 posted on 01/09/2014 4:29:44 AM PST by Liz
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To: SoFloFreeper

A Democrat retiring at 57? Hell must be freezing over.


5 posted on 01/09/2014 4:32:20 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Hardastarboard

They’re seeing the writing on the wall despite all those happy words by Pelosi, Reid, Durbin, and Wasserman-Schultz.


6 posted on 01/09/2014 4:35:45 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler
They're seeing the writing on the wall....

I agree.

There's anger out there, and it's not just Obamacare, though it's mostly Obamacare. At the water cooler at work, in townhall meetings, liberals can no longer defend liberalism. They were wrong, and now that liberalism has been put into practice, it is embarrassing them.

Liberals are losing independents in general, and women in particular, because they have lost the moral high-ground, and this is a serious psychological event for them.

7 posted on 01/09/2014 4:44:11 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: SoFloFreeper
And we came to the conclusion that we were ready for a new chapter in our lives.

Maybe there's an indictment in that new chapter.

8 posted on 01/09/2014 4:49:09 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: TurkeyLurkey

It’s true that Mike is a Democrat but I know him and he is a heck of a guy. He might be the only true conservative Democrat. Some of his votes eh......but a decent guy. That being said IF the establishment runs a CONSERVATIVE Repub they should win the district.


9 posted on 01/09/2014 4:53:02 AM PST by Hyman Roth
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To: Liz

” All except those Tea Party types, swallowed hook, line and sinker...”

...this is partially true and what upsets me the most. My sheer disgust with anyone who voted for this regime, especially a 2nd time, extends past the excuse of “I didn’t know”. A lack of common sense and education is what got this clown back in. I don’t acknowledge my left wing relatives anymore and I’m not ashamed to say it! In my book, thy don’t exist. They’ve brought ruin and shame to my country and my wife and kids and that is unforgiveable. That “swallowed it hook, line and sinker” jazz is no excuse!


10 posted on 01/09/2014 5:13:21 AM PST by albie (ve`)
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To: albie

Obama didnt “win” 2012-—the Dem voter fraud machine was running at Mach One speed.

Most of the dirty work was done in swing states.


11 posted on 01/09/2014 5:22:20 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz

Wonder who has what on him.?


12 posted on 01/09/2014 5:26:15 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: Liz

I didn’t say he “won” a 2nd term. I said I have “friends and relatives” who voted for him the 2nd time around. That amazes me to no end.


13 posted on 01/09/2014 5:30:51 AM PST by albie (ve`)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican

Romney won this district with 59% of the vote. One more Blue Dog out of the way, hopefully.


14 posted on 01/09/2014 5:34:13 AM PST by randita
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To: randita

Yep, he’s a blue blue blue dog…..acts like a conservative, gets the votes, then goes and does Pelosi’s bidding for the most part.

Some parts of NC are just down right ignorant……this area is one of them.


15 posted on 01/09/2014 5:52:13 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Liz

These democrats will be reelected, no matter what they do or say. Pitiful.


16 posted on 01/09/2014 6:20:08 AM PST by tillacum
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To: TurkeyLurkey

>> Are there any in Robertson County? <<

Uh, it ain’t Robertson. It’s Robeson.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 6:20:29 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Hyman Roth

How embarrassing. I hadn’t had enough coffee. I mistook “Roberson county” for Robertson Co., TX.


18 posted on 01/09/2014 6:21:12 AM PST by TurkeyLurkey
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To: TurkeyLurkey

How further embarrassing. “Robeson.”
Going back to bed.


19 posted on 01/09/2014 6:22:03 AM PST by TurkeyLurkey
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wonder twin establishment republicans activate!

Form of a RINO

Shape of a spineless jellyfish


20 posted on 01/09/2014 6:25:10 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

>> Some parts of NC are just down right ignorant……this area is one of them <<

Ignorant? Or actually “smart” about getting welfare handouts from the overseers of the Federal Plantation?

Don’t forget that the population of Robeson County is something like 65% minority, when one counts not only the avowed African-Americans but also the so-called “Lumbee Indians” (very few of whom really are Indians by blood).


21 posted on 01/09/2014 6:33:32 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Hawthorn

They voted Mitt 59%…and also voted McIntyre. So while you’re somewhat correct, I think the stat above denotes ignorance on a wide scale.


22 posted on 01/09/2014 6:35:49 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Hawthorn

…and keep in mind, Robeson County is a small percentage of the population in District 7….altho a big part of the land mass. Think Wilmington. Think Fayetteveille.


23 posted on 01/09/2014 6:38:57 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Vinnie

...”he got a look on the poles between November and why bother....


24 posted on 01/09/2014 7:08:04 AM PST by Recon Dad (Force Recon Dad)
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To: randita; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued

This is a certain GOP pickup. McIntyre was the only Democrat who could win in that district as redrawn in 2011, and he only barely won in 2012 (by like 50 votes) and at bet had a 50-50 chance of surviving this November.


25 posted on 01/09/2014 7:17:12 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what ma kes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: albie

OK-—I stand corrected.


26 posted on 01/09/2014 8:11:59 AM PST by Liz
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To: AuH2ORepublican

This is my district, you are correct.


27 posted on 01/09/2014 8:46:08 AM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; randita; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Viennacon; MitchellC

Sweet. First Matheson and now him. These are good signs.

Also retiring, Carolyn McCarthy of NY-4, who has lung cancer.

McCain got 44% in her district, it was one of those few seats were Obama did better in 2012 cause of the the ****ing partisan hurricane, Romney got 42.8%.


28 posted on 01/09/2014 4:44:57 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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