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Dem Casualty List Grows
Breitbart ^ | 30 Jan 2014, 8:39 | Mike Flynn

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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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; california; election2014; election2016; henrywaxman; sandrafluke; waxman
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1 posted on 01/30/2014 8:43:04 AM PST by gooblah
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To: gooblah

Nostrildamus going bye-bye...


2 posted on 01/30/2014 8:44:23 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

Best news I’ve heard this week.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 8:45:12 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: gooblah

Wretched tho Henry may be, his CD will assuredly send his ideological heir.


4 posted on 01/30/2014 8:45:46 AM PST by EDINVA ( m)
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To: gooblah

http://ivn.us/2012/11/06/independent-candidate-bill-bloomfield-loses-close-race-to-henry-waxman/


No one expected a race in California’s 33rd Congressional district. The area holds a demanding Democratic registration advantage and has been represented for 20 years by a well-known and prominent Democratic Congressman, Henry Waxman. And for the first time in two decades, Waxman faced a serious challenge from first-time independent candidate Bill Bloomfield.

Bloomfield’s 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, California’s 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 Waxman’s 53.7%.



5 posted on 01/30/2014 8:47:02 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: gooblah

Waxman should have left years ago. praise God he is finally leaving after 40 years


6 posted on 01/30/2014 8:47:17 AM PST by realcleanguy
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To: From The Deer Stand

Rest assured, he’ll be replaced by some other completely interchangeable, worthless dem party apparatchik.


7 posted on 01/30/2014 8:47:50 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: gooblah

eh, pig face hits da showers....maybe we’ll find out more are bailing because they know the country has had enough....


8 posted on 01/30/2014 8:48:37 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: gooblah

The rat/human hybrid genetic experiment is leaving?
I suppose he’s going back into medical studies?


9 posted on 01/30/2014 8:49:02 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: gooblah

He’s retiring so he can become a truffle-hunter in southern France.


10 posted on 01/30/2014 8:50:43 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: gooblah

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.


11 posted on 01/30/2014 8:50:56 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: gooblah

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.


12 posted on 01/30/2014 8:51:32 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: gooblah

Why hast thou forsaken them Barack? /sarcasm.


13 posted on 01/30/2014 8:53:51 AM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: dead

That comment is exactly why FR needs a “like” button.


14 posted on 01/30/2014 8:53:57 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: gooblah

A uniquely unattractive individual, inside and out.


15 posted on 01/30/2014 8:55:20 AM PST by lurk
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To: gooblah
It is only January, but 11 Democrat lawmakers have said they are quitting at the end of this current term.

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

16 posted on 01/30/2014 8:55:33 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: From The Deer Stand

Too bad he’s not taking Pelosi and Wrangel with him.


17 posted on 01/30/2014 8:55:33 AM PST by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: gooblah

Are any of the 11 Dem drop-outs in Districts that a Pubbie would have a chance of winning?


18 posted on 01/30/2014 8:56:29 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: gooblah

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....


19 posted on 01/30/2014 8:57:54 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: gooblah

He’s going to be replaced with someone even worse...


20 posted on 01/30/2014 9:00:12 AM PST by Tzimisce
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To: MrB
Most of the Dems absconding are in safe districts, so fear of defeat isn’t the issue. The issue is "fear of being powerless"_----when the other party takes control. When Dems are in the minority, they can’t impose their "superior elite will" on the rest of us. The absconding Dems probably landed cushy low-show, no-work jobs........and plan on living off their stash in offshore accounts.

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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 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.

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."

21 posted on 01/30/2014 9:01:35 AM PST by Liz
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To: gooblah

Good riddance to henry nose hair wax man.


22 posted on 01/30/2014 9:05:41 AM PST by 867V309 (I love potatoes-except, of course, Lena Dunham)
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To: gooblah

OH YA! That is the ticket, the bastards! Destroy everything and then get out of Dodge.


23 posted on 01/30/2014 9:05:57 AM PST by crz
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To: gooblah

Henry Rat-man. Wow!


24 posted on 01/30/2014 9:07:28 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Din Maker

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).


25 posted on 01/30/2014 9:12:20 AM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: gooblah

if true, thank God.


26 posted on 01/30/2014 9:25:29 AM PST by dadfly
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To: dead

ROFL!


27 posted on 01/30/2014 9:26:22 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: gooblah

Many know some trials will be held down the road and want to cover their a$$.


28 posted on 01/30/2014 9:28:52 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: gooblah
Yeah, they know that the jig is up! Metaphorically speaking of course.
29 posted on 01/30/2014 9:34:44 AM PST by vette6387
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To: DoodleDawg
Some of those 18 House Republicans (3 that I know of) are not retiring, they're running for Senate. They are Capito (WV), Stockman (TX) an Cotton (AR).

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.

30 posted on 01/30/2014 9:38:50 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: dead

“He’s 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.”


31 posted on 01/30/2014 9:38:52 AM PST by vette6387
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To: gooblah

40 years on the gubmint teat is a ‘casualt’y?


32 posted on 01/30/2014 9:41:38 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: gooblah

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.


33 posted on 01/30/2014 9:47:32 AM PST by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: vette6387

Maybe he will be sniffing luggage in an airport.


34 posted on 01/30/2014 9:49:14 AM PST by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: gooblah

It’s because they see it coming, just like we do:

http://noisyroom.net/blog/2014/01/30/economic-collapse-within-a-year-prepare-now-greg-hunter/


35 posted on 01/30/2014 9:54:18 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: gooblah

Waxman may be gone, but it’ll be a cold day in Hell before his seat goes to the GOP.


36 posted on 01/30/2014 9:56:30 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: DeWalt

“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.


37 posted on 01/30/2014 9:59:04 AM PST by vette6387
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To: gooblah

The actual rat jumped ship! Bye bye Waxwork!


38 posted on 01/30/2014 10:12:18 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Hieronymus

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.


39 posted on 01/30/2014 10:45:23 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

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.


40 posted on 01/30/2014 11:06:19 AM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Din Maker

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.


41 posted on 01/30/2014 11:07:57 AM PST by surrey
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To: MrB

“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...”

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.


42 posted on 01/30/2014 11:11:42 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: surrey

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.


43 posted on 01/30/2014 11:19:30 AM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: surrey

Is it too late for someone to challenge Grimm in the GOP Primary for that Congressional Seat?


44 posted on 01/30/2014 11:43:50 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: gooblah
Waxman finally gone!

Excellent!

45 posted on 01/30/2014 12:16:03 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: gooblah

IS this Henry “Nostrils”??


46 posted on 01/30/2014 12:18:09 PM PST by RetiredArmy (All that call upon His name shall be saved! HE is the ONLY way to heaven. Only HIM!!)
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To: All
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
47 posted on 01/30/2014 12:51:46 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: gooblah

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.


48 posted on 01/30/2014 1:09:54 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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What are the senate take over prospects now that the retreat for amensty looks to be a bohner failure.


49 posted on 01/31/2014 9:21:44 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: NFHale

You misspelled Nostrildumbass.


50 posted on 01/31/2014 7:46:00 PM PST by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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