Skip to comments.Dem Casualty List Grows
Posted on 01/30/2014 8:43:04 AM PST by gooblah
Each week, it seems another Democrat lawmaker announces their retirement from Congress. On Thursday, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) joined the growing list. It is only January, but 11 Democrat lawmakers have said they are quitting at the end of this current term.
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Nostrildamus going bye-bye...
Best news I’ve heard this week.
Wretched tho Henry may be, his CD will assuredly send his ideological heir.
Bloomfields campaign relied heavily on an anti-partisan message, reaching out to voters from all party affiliations. California passed the non-partisan open primary in 2010, and without it, like the 20 years before it, Californias 33rd district would not have even been a real race. But under the new top-two system, Bloomfield gave Waxman a run for his money, garnering 46.3% of the vote to Waxmans 53.7%.
Waxman should have left years ago. praise God he is finally leaving after 40 years
Rest assured, he’ll be replaced by some other completely interchangeable, worthless dem party apparatchik.
eh, pig face hits da showers....maybe we’ll find out more are bailing because they know the country has had enough....
The rat/human hybrid genetic experiment is leaving?
I suppose he’s going back into medical studies?
He’s retiring so he can become a truffle-hunter in southern France.
We need to understand why these people were staying up to this point and why they are now leaving.
Most are in safe districts where they would have been easily re-elected, so fear of defeat wasn’t the issue.
This issue is fear of being powerless. When they are in the minority, they can’t impose their superior elite will on the rest of the country, so it’s no fun anymore, and they’ve probably landed some cushy no-work income in the process.
They have large piles of unspent cash in their re election funds and don’t plan to waste it on futile attempts to get reelected over Obamacare hurdles. Take the money and run is the operative plan “A”. Head for warm climes and tax friendly havens.
Why hast thou forsaken them Barack? /sarcasm.
That comment is exactly why FR needs a “like” button.
A uniquely unattractive individual, inside and out.
There are 18 Republicans so far who have announced they aren't running in 2016. How many of those seats are vulnerable for flipping? Link
Too bad he’s not taking Pelosi and Wrangel with him.
Are any of the 11 Dem drop-outs in Districts that a Pubbie would have a chance of winning?
Jokes on us. He will probably stay in DC and lobby for some HealthCare group looking for tasty tax code or regulatory nuggets in the slop called Obamacare, collect his pension and get payed handsomely on K-Street....
He’s going to be replaced with someone even worse...
Dems seem to have gotten the heebie jeebies. Is this why? (cackle). 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 youve got a health care plan that you like, you can keep it. All Im going to do is help you to lower the premiums on it. Youll still have choice of doctor.
Repeated over and over ---- with the promise that every American family would be saving $2500.00 on healthcare costs.
LOCK-STEPPING PARTY LOYALTY NOT SEEN SINCE 1930-40's ERA EUROPE Obama And The Dumbos marched in lockstep. The persistent Dumbocrat drumbeat ---- in obeisance to Obama ---- kept ringing reassuringly in our ears: "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."
Good riddance to henry nose hair wax man.
OH YA! That is the ticket, the bastards! Destroy everything and then get out of Dodge.
Henry Rat-man. Wow!
Utah 4 and a North Carolina seat are pretty well givens among the 11 as Republican pick-ups—there is a California seat (I think 30) which is likely a loss, though the Pub is running (thanks to the jungle primary and a whole bunch of about equal liberals running, the top two vote getters in 2012 happened to be the only two Pubs running).
if true, thank God.
Many know some trials will be held down the road and want to cover their a$$.
Capito (WV) is not the best candidate for Senate. She's a moderate at best and rather squishy on many issues.
Conservative constitutionalist Pat McGeehan is running for the WV US Senate seat, and deserves our support.
“Hes retiring so he can become a truffle-hunter in southern France.”
As they say on the British TV show “Top Gear,” “Some say he can hear through his nose, all we know is that they call him The Schmuck.”
40 years on the gubmint teat is a ‘casualt’y?
One day we will hunt them like the Jews did the Nazis after the war. Most will be found living comfy in some third world country.
Maybe he will be sniffing luggage in an airport.
It’s because they see it coming, just like we do:
Waxman may be gone, but it’ll be a cold day in Hell before his seat goes to the GOP.
“Maybe he will be sniffing luggage in an airport.”
Or girl’s bicycle seats on hot days! When you look in the dictionary under “POS,” they’ve posted a picture of ole Henry.
The actual rat jumped ship! Bye bye Waxwork!
I think it would be safe to say that Grimm has lost the GOP Seat for us in New York after threatening to throw a reporter over the balcony Tuesday night after the SOTU speech.
I haven’t been keeping up on current events in that much detail—I saw the headline, but didn’t know who made the comment, or more importantly, where they are from. My general impression of New York districts is that you are probably on the money—there are two sorts of NY districts—Democratic and swing. The question is whether or not he will drop out rather than lose.
Grimm is from Staten Island which a pretty Republican borough compared to the others. Chances are his seat would stay in Republican hands. SI was really hammered by the hurricane and the residents aren’t too happy with Barry.
“This issue is fear of being powerless. When they are in the minority, they cant impose their superior elite will on the rest of the country, so its no fun anymore...”
We are so correct about that. Back in 2010, elections the Republicans gained control of the Minnesota state senate - for the first time since the early 70’s.
A number of long-serving Democrats (who lived in safe districts) resigned in the middle of their terms and took jobs in the private sector (non-profits, etc).
They were so flummoxed and depressed that they couldn’t lord over the Republicans that they bailed out.
Absolutely, it was a total loss of power thing.
But is it safe enough for Grimm himself to carry it, or alternately, for a strong challenger to recognize Grimm’s weakness and take him out in a primary?
My parents are in an Ohio district which is safe enough, but went Dem for a term a few years back when the Republican damaged himself enough that he couldn’t carry the district though any half-competent Republican could. While the Dem beat him, it was also a safe bet that the Dem wouldn’t beat whomever challenged him the next time around.
Is it too late for someone to challenge Grimm in the GOP Primary for that Congressional Seat?
IS this Henry “Nostrils”??
Glad he’ll be gone, though I’d rather see him beaten like an old rug during an election than to see him leave under his own steam.
What are the senate take over prospects now that the retreat for amensty looks to be a bohner failure.
You misspelled Nostrildumbass.