Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

How (still exempt) Mary Landrieu's Escaping Her Democratic Shadow
National Journal ^ | 6/10/14 | Jason Plautz

Posted on 06/10/2014 2:56:33 AM PDT by Libloather


And while Democrats haven't done much to promote the environment with their majority, they have beaten back efforts they say would harm the climate. That included a Landrieu-led effort to get a vote approving Keystone, a failure she blamed on Republicans.

But opponents are pointing out that those failures weaken her message of political clout and it's led her to lose a potentially powerful ally at home. Don Briggs, the head of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, is backing Cassidy in what is essentially a proxy vote against Majority Leader Harry Reid.

"I know Mary very well and I've always supported her personally," said Briggs, who is endorsing Cassidy personally and not on behalf of the trade group. "But changing the Senate to me is the big picture. The [Energy chairmanship] isn't very valuable if you can't do anything with it."

On energy issues, there's ultimately not a big gulf between Cassidy and Landrieu. Roy Fletcher, a Republican strategist in Louisiana, said that energy wouldn't serve as a wedge between the two candidates, but rather would allow Landrieu to separate herself more from the White House.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2014; democratic; energy; exempt; landrieu
Mary is now a Big Oil lover.
1 posted on 06/10/2014 2:56:34 AM PDT by Libloather
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Mary pretends to be a big oil lover. Yet she still gives her unwavering support to the same people who have put a moratorium on Gulf drilling.

2 posted on 06/10/2014 2:59:29 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Not to mention support from RINO’s.

Republican shipbuilder is star of latest Mary Landrieu campaign ad

I was on the LA GOP State Central Committee with Bollinger. He was, and still is a weasel.

I knew his dad, who served in Gov. Dave Treen’s cabinet. He knew the meaning of loyalty.

3 posted on 06/10/2014 3:02:19 AM PDT by abb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Every GOP ad should have a picture of Landrieu AND Harry Reid...with a caption..”she’ll vote for him for Leader, and he won’t approve Keystone..”

4 posted on 06/10/2014 4:11:20 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Her advocacy for Obamacare should sink her.

5 posted on 06/10/2014 5:11:02 AM PDT by randita
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
Some observers have noted that the Democrat-controlled Senate passed Obamacare "after a series of unsavory transactions that purchased the aye votes of several shrewdly extortionate Democrats"....with a huge pile of money still unaccounted for.

The most unsavory was Landrieu's $4.3 billion "Louisisana Purchase."

THE PAPER TRAIL IS HUGE Sen Landrieu (Scumocrat-LA) sold her aye vote in what Forbes Magazine dubbed "The 'Louisiana Purchase" that included a massive $4.3 Billion to Landrieu

FORBES REPORTED the Democrats’ nailed Landrieu’s support for Obamacare w/ a greenback bribe. Landrieu, critics believe, pledged her vote in exchange for some $200 million more additional federal funds for Louisiana. Except that, due to a drafting error, the law ended up giving Louisiana $4.3 billion: more than twenty times the assigned amount. MORE HERE


BACKSTORY In the fall of 2009, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was trying to get the necessary 60 Dimocrat votes to pass the Affordable Care Act. He needed every Dim on board, which gave waffling senators a great deal of leverage. In Landrieu's case, she connivingly saw that selling her aye vote could get her maybe $200 million federal dollars. Obama complied. Reid chalked up another vote for Obamacare. But not the measly $200 million but $4.3 billon was attached to the Obamacare bill earmarked for Landrieu.


How $4.3 billion to Landrieu was calculatedly attached to the Obamacare bill, and how Obama and Reid failed to catch and fix it, is yet another indictment of the Obamacare atrocity. The payoff to Landrieu should be investigated as an indication of how EVERY Democrat came to vote for Obamacare....and perhaps helped elect more loyal Democrats.


<><> Where'd the money go, Democrats? <><>


Some of the more cynical among us conjecture that Obamacare has NOTHING to do w/ Americans getting healthcare......but that Obamacare is a HUGE voter fraud machine----plugging unsuspecting enrollees into Democrat voter rolls to solidify Democrat power.


EXHIBIT ONE----Local couple upset after receiving pre-marked voter registration card from "Covered California" (Cali O/Care)
10news | 03-29-2014 | Preston Phillips / FR Posted by Kevin in California

A local couple called 10News concerned after they received an envelope from the state's Obamacare website, Covered California. Inside was a letter discussing voter registration and a registration card pre-marked with an "x" in the box next to Democratic Party.


EXHIBIT TWO The Oregon Exchange reported it "accidentally" enrolled 4000 latinos (AKA new Democrat voters).

And the Dumbos are doing it on our dime w/ a multi-billion dollar slush fund written into the law.


The Untraceable $8 Billion ObamaCare PR Budget---truly govt fraud at its finest. Egged on by Pelosi, no one in Congress told Americans about Section 4002---which mandates an $8B untraceable fund to "promote" Obamacare (apparently b/c Boobamba had so little confidence in his signature legislation).

In 2010 Taxpayers are extorted $500 million, in 2011, $750 million, 2012, $1 billion, 2013, $1.25 billion, 2014, $1.5 billion and in 2015 and on, $2 billion........

....the reasons for all those O/Care delays, fixits, exemptions, waivers, extensions, etc, are becoming crystal clear.

6 posted on 06/10/2014 5:49:15 PM PDT by Liz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson