Skip to comments.Democrats Are Jumping Ship
Posted on 04/21/2012 6:11:04 PM PDT by neverdem
Politics: Perhaps Democrats know something the rest of us don't about Barack Obama's political fortunes. What else explains the increasing numbers who are openly defying the president on two key election issues?
The notoriously thin-skinned Obama could not have been happy with the news last week that, as the Hill newspaper put it, "an increasing number of Democrats are taking potshots at President Obama's health care law."
North Carolina's Brad Miller, who voted for the law, now laments that "we would all have been better off" if Congress had dealt with more pressing issues "and then came back to health care."
Barney Frank complained that the Democrats "paid a terrible price for health care." And Virginia's outgoing Sen. Jim Webb said the law would be Obama's "biggest downside" in the election and had cost him "a lot of credibility as a leader."
Meanwhile, stalwart Massachusetts liberal Elizabeth Warren is now calling to repeal a piece of ObamaCare the 2.3% tax on medical devices because, she says, it "disproportionately impacts the small companies with the narrowest financial margins."
Warren, by the way, is running for the Senate seat occupied by Republican Scott Brown, whose victory in 2010 was a result of the public's intense opposition...
This fear is even more evident when you look at the growing opposition among Democrats to Obama's position on the Keystone XL pipeline.
Obama may have thought he'd cleverly handled the issue by putting it off until next year, and that no one would think to defy his veto threats.
But when Republicans called his bluff with a bill to force a start on construction, 69 Democrats rushed to join them, giving the House bill a veto-proof majority. The Senate bill is just a vote or two away from overcoming a Democratic filibuster...
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It's so appropriate for the rats!
Anyone who voted for that piece of crap needs to get run out of town-- period, no excuses.
Democrats only jump ship when it’s too late for all of us.
I don’t believe a word of it.......
This is just CYA
Those jumping ship are probably in a quabdry as to how to get elected after screwing over their constituents and voting for this crap bill.
Not Sen. Jim Webb! He decided not to run for a second term.
The “I stood up to Obama” cover.
I’m disappointed by supposed conservatives that vote for Rats for local office. Saying it doesn’t matter at that level.
Stop the Rats at every level. Don’t vote for a dogcatcher Rat.
great. soon they’ll be demanding life boats.
They jump ship when it’s politically necessary for them. It’s always good news for conservatives.
There's only enough life boats for half of them./I
great. soon theyll be demanding life boats.
Let’s hope there aren’t enough.
Demonrats doing damage control. I don’t believe it either!
I thought the Democrats had that wrapped up for the next 100 years, didn't you?
Obama doesn't think it's wrapped up.
I expect he'll be campaigning for the black vote within 3 months.
I’m not buying it either. But I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but even if owebamacare is repealed, it’s too late for our country and especially our economy.
As an aside, I know several people that own small business and they are all either already out of business or about to be. The regulations, taxes and various hoops they have to jump through, with most coming at the local level, are killing business.
It’s going to take a decade or more for America to dig out of this hole, and that is if there is decent leadership and the media realizes they aren’t as smart as they thought. None of which is likely.
Not only won't there be enough, the ones they have won't be completely filled.
Among the rats, Akaka, Bingaman, Conrad, Kohl, Lieberman, who caucuses with them, and Ben Nelson have decided to retire too.
Perhaps, but he voted for it in his first term didn’t he?
Yes he voted for it, and now due to his unpopularity, he’s not running for reelection. Also, he won in a rather dubious fashion in 2006.