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Jim Moran to announce retirement
Politico ^ | 1/15/2014 | JAKE SHERMAN

Posted on 01/15/2014 5:37:01 AM PST by markomalley

Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran will retire after 23 years in the House, according to multiple Democratic sources.

The retirement is the third for Democrats this week: on Monday, Rep. George Miller (Calif.) said he would leave Congress after 40 years and Rep. Bill Owens (N.Y.) announced Tuesday he would forgo re-election in 2014.

Moran’s northern Virginia seat is heavily Democratic, and is unlikely to be competitive in November: President Barack Obama won 68 percent of the vote in both 2012 and 2008, and Moran coasted with 65 percent of the vote in 2012. The Democratic primary is expected to be competitive, though, since Moran has had a hold on the district since 1991.

Moran, a longtime former Alexandria, Va., city official, is expected to make the announcement Wednesday morning, according to party sources.


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Just heard this announced on WMAL.
1 posted on 01/15/2014 5:37:01 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Is he an idiot or somewhat reasonable?


2 posted on 01/15/2014 5:38:14 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: markomalley

A true traitor!


3 posted on 01/15/2014 5:38:27 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: markomalley

Moron? He’s leaving?


4 posted on 01/15/2014 5:38:30 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: markomalley

Isn’t this the guy with a seriesly misspelled last name?


5 posted on 01/15/2014 5:38:30 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: markomalley

Great week for freedom.


6 posted on 01/15/2014 5:39:13 AM PST by Luke21
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To: markomalley

Good. Now go rot & save the taxpayers the expense.


7 posted on 01/15/2014 5:40:26 AM PST by skeeter
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To: markomalley

And so it begins. The SS Obamacare is losing rats by the day.


8 posted on 01/15/2014 5:40:48 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: markomalley

One less anti-Semite in Congress.

His replacement could be worse, though, but it’s doubtful.


9 posted on 01/15/2014 5:41:54 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: markomalley

Suddenly my morning coffee tastes so much better.

Glad to see one of the Left’s iconic angry psychos go out to pasture.


10 posted on 01/15/2014 5:42:00 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Ground and pound the Rats into the dustbin of history.


11 posted on 01/15/2014 5:43:40 AM PST by quantumman
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To: markomalley

12 posted on 01/15/2014 5:44:16 AM PST by struggle
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To: markomalley
The retirement is the third for Democrats this week, but our votes for 0 bummer care had no effect on that decision.

Crash and burn, you communist bastards.

13 posted on 01/15/2014 5:45:32 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: markomalley

I’m waiting for Dingell and Conyers to retire. They are both in their 80s, have had a stranglehold on their seats since the 1960s, and have long outlived their usefulness.


14 posted on 01/15/2014 5:45:56 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

They know what’s right around the corner and they are getting out while the gettins’ good!


15 posted on 01/15/2014 5:47:22 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: markomalley

I have seen him eons ago on Matthews ( before he went around the bend ) and IMHO he was verbally the nastiest politician ( and his whole gestalt ) I think I have ever seen, even worse than Bawahnee Fwank. IMHO he will not be missed.


16 posted on 01/15/2014 5:47:57 AM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: markomalley

Good riddance to a genuine anti-American P.O.S!


17 posted on 01/15/2014 5:52:05 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: markomalley

“Run to the hills - run for your lives
Run to the hills - run for your lives”


18 posted on 01/15/2014 5:52:49 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: markomalley
Despite all the happy words from the Rat leadership about how great Obamacare will be as an election issue this year...the veteran members see the writing on the wall.


19 posted on 01/15/2014 5:54:43 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: All

after his son gets off probation for voter fraud or beating his girlfriend or whatever it was, he can run for his daddy’s seat and democrat party leadership. He’d fit right in.


20 posted on 01/15/2014 5:55:08 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: markomalley

Now this is really good news. But then again, New Yorkers replaced Bloomberg with DeBlasio.


21 posted on 01/15/2014 5:56:05 AM PST by Toespi
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To: markomalley

Good riddance.


22 posted on 01/15/2014 5:57:14 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: markomalley

If someone says they’re going to “announce their retirement,” aren’t they in fact announcing it then ?


23 posted on 01/15/2014 5:57:58 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: markomalley
Rats are jumping from the Titanic they created.
24 posted on 01/15/2014 5:58:34 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Is he an idiot or somewhat reasonable?

He's an Israel-hating lunatic, probably the PLO's favorite congressman since Paul Findley (yimach shemo vezikhro!).

25 posted on 01/15/2014 5:59:20 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Yup. They are abandoning ship after leaving us with the mess they created, and be able to live on the taxpayers’ dime the rest of their lives. Low life scum.


26 posted on 01/15/2014 6:00:47 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

“Loathesome” is not a strong enough word for a cretin like him. Stupid, belligerant, communist, sadistic and literally violent. From henceforth anyone like him should be called “moranish.”


27 posted on 01/15/2014 6:02:47 AM PST by crusher (Political Correctness: Stalinism Without the Charm)
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To: markomalley

The Democrats will find someone even more psychotic than Moran. Sad times in America.


28 posted on 01/15/2014 6:03:31 AM PST by allendale
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To: markomalley

Gee. why not Steny Hoyer as well?


29 posted on 01/15/2014 6:04:57 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother ("When leftists don’t get their way, they start shooting people and bombing buildings." - rr)
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To: Timber Rattler

Bump!


30 posted on 01/15/2014 6:05:07 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Zionist Conspirator
He's an Israel-hating lunatic, probably the PLO's favorite congressman since Paul Findley

I'm sure they still miss Cynthia McKinney.
31 posted on 01/15/2014 6:07:25 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: crusher

You forgot financial deadbeat and wife beater. Please add to your list


32 posted on 01/15/2014 6:08:41 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: markomalley

He’s a wife beating scumbag Democrat whose son should have been indicted by Cuccinelli for conspiracy to commit voter fraud; but of course he will be honored for his great efforts to destroy America.


33 posted on 01/15/2014 6:10:20 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Is he an idiot or somewhat reasonable?

He's my moron. He's an unrepentant statist, a true unreasonable Pelosi syncopant RAT.

34 posted on 01/15/2014 6:12:09 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Interesting Times; zot

Finally!


35 posted on 01/15/2014 6:16:08 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Top TEN Douche Bag in Congress.


36 posted on 01/15/2014 6:19:37 AM PST by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
I'm pretty sure he's been a good buddy of Chris Matthews for eons. Maybe they went to school together?

Perhaps Matthews is going to run for Moran's seat?

37 posted on 01/15/2014 6:21:03 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: DIRTYSECRET

I go with idiot, but that is based on other observations of his behavior over the years. A boorish drunk who verbally abuses women and children, it is with great surprise that Congressman Moran ever managed not to arouse great resistance and a rival within the Democrats ranks within his own district. He could make Alec Baldwin seem to be civil and well-mannered.

“Reasonable” is not an adjective that ever applies to Jim Moran.


38 posted on 01/15/2014 6:26:14 AM PST by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: markomalley

Rep. George Miller is retiring? He’s the rep from my ancestral home. Smarmy liberal personified. He owns a house in DC and his tenants are Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin. A loathsome liberal of the worst sort. FUGM.


39 posted on 01/15/2014 6:28:19 AM PST by csvset
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To: DIRTYSECRET

I remember he beat the hell out of a 6 year old black kid but he’s a RAT and gets easy with it.


40 posted on 01/15/2014 6:28:42 AM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: markomalley

Good Riddance!


41 posted on 01/15/2014 6:29:20 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: markomalley

Except, of course, his entire family is political. . . there will be another Moran running for the seat, almost certainly. ..


42 posted on 01/15/2014 6:36:23 AM PST by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: markomalley

If Moran was alive and living in NYC in 1863 he would have been lynching adult Blacks and setting fire to Black Orphanages.


43 posted on 01/15/2014 6:36:31 AM PST by BilLies ("Will none rid me of this lying bastard ?")
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To: markomalley

There are more Democrat resignations coming. Most Democrats know the devastating politico wreck that they will undergo come November, 2014. The smart ones know it’s time to get out before being embarassed by massive losses in the Mid-Term elections. The only things that can alter their fate are, the Republican dummies screw this up or, brooming Obama/Biden out of office right now, by resignation or impeachment!!! End of story!!!


44 posted on 01/15/2014 6:43:27 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Conyers can’t retire until his wife gets out of jail and gets back on somebody’s payroll. Dingell will die in office and his old lady will run for his seat and probably win.


45 posted on 01/15/2014 6:46:14 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Jimmy Valentine

Serious alcoholic too if the stories about him barely being able to stumble his way home from Murphys are true.

But Alexandria loves him. I once got kicked out of the Irish store in the “Irish Walk” by Pat Troys for speaking ill of him. Saw him walk by on King St and made a comment to my wife (not too loud, but definitely enough to be heard by others) about how amazed I was that he’d managed to pry himself off his barstool at Murphys in a condition where he could actually walk, then wondered whether he was on his way to beat up a kid or his ex-wife.


46 posted on 01/15/2014 6:48:12 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: markomalley

Another politicians quitting to go home to spend more time with his money.


47 posted on 01/15/2014 6:52:47 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: markomalley

Hooray! This antisemitic child beater has been an embarassment to Virginia and Congress. The libs in Alexandria / Arlington / Fairfax County kept re-electing him no matter what shenanigans he committed.


48 posted on 01/15/2014 6:54:09 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Is he an idiot or somewhat reasonable?

Oh, he's an idiot all right.

49 posted on 01/15/2014 6:54:57 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Give him a break on his antisemitism. He comes from that thankfully now rare, old school segment of Catholicism that still blames the Jews for killing the Baby Jesus.

I mean, it’s clear that his entire life has been lived with a massive inferiority complex to the Kennedys. Poor guy ...

(is a /sarc tag really needed for the above??? ;-). )


50 posted on 01/15/2014 6:59:41 AM PST by tanknetter
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