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Missouri Dem. Senator 'Hiding' from Reporters After Obamacare
Weekly Standard ^ | JUN 29, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 06/30/2012 9:23:51 AM PDT by Qbert

Missouri Democratic senator Claire McCaskill is "hiding" from reporters after the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision yesterday, according to a local news report: 

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McCaskill won't say where she stands on Obamacare, though she voted for it. And she won't make her self available to members of the press curious to hear her thoughts. 

"There's only ever been one goal for Claire. Affordable, accessible health care for Missouri," a spokesman for the senator told the local news outlet. 

The Missouri senator is in the middle of a close reelection battle. Her past support of Obamacare is thought to pose a great political risk to her future.

McCaskill made news earlier this week by announcing that she will not attend the Democratic convention later this year. 


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: clairemccaskill; mccaskill; obamacare; taxes
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1 posted on 06/30/2012 9:24:06 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert
Claire "LearJet" McCaskill is toast, and she knows it.
2 posted on 06/30/2012 9:25:49 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Qbert
They're coming for you Barbara.

-Night of the Living Dead
3 posted on 06/30/2012 9:27:50 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Qbert
ObamaClaire not too popular in ole' Mizzou anymo'
4 posted on 06/30/2012 9:30:08 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Qbert

Michael J Fox cannot help you this time.


5 posted on 06/30/2012 9:30:19 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Qbert

Who is running against her....We need a link to send funds that way!


6 posted on 06/30/2012 9:30:40 AM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: Qbert

Is that ‘Stand by yur man’ I hear in the background.. let’s see ya dance and sing now Claire. Claire?? where are you, Claire?


7 posted on 06/30/2012 9:30:52 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Qbert

She and Sen. Manchin (WV) should be toast after voting with Obama every time he needed to pass a plank in his Marxist plan to ‘transform” America into the old Soviet Union.


8 posted on 06/30/2012 9:31:11 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Qbert

The “fun” with Dems who voted for Obamatax & are up for re-election begins. :-) Obamacare/tax was hung around their neck with a chain and padlocked by the Supreme Court. If we let them off the hook, shame on us. They should be hounded mercilessly with this during the election & run out of town/DC on a rail for being lying, corrupt, back-stabbing self-serving politicians. We elected them, we can fire them. To steal a slogan from Nike ..... Just DO IT.


9 posted on 06/30/2012 9:31:46 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Qbert

I think the lower threshold for repeal will come back to haunt proponents of the legislation. In theory, a repeal of the ACA could be on the president’s desk before November’s election — there are quite a few Senate Democrats up for re-election this year. The 51-vote threshold for repeal is not an impossibility.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/still_a_bfd_obama_loses.html#ixzz1zILFO01x


10 posted on 06/30/2012 9:32:57 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Qbert

The people of EVERY district whould hound their rep. who voted for this garbage....I hope Claire is one of MANY Senators and CongressCritters to go!!


11 posted on 06/30/2012 9:35:40 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: hoosiermama
Who is running against her....We need a link to send funds that way!

The GOP primary is hotly contested. Sarah Steelman and John Brunner seem to be the front-runners, but there are six other candidates.

I prefer Brunner myself. Steelman has a lot of baggage.

12 posted on 06/30/2012 9:36:41 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Qbert

“Affordable, accessible health care” won’t mean a thing when the nation is as flat broke busted as Greece and Spain, has the 500 day waits for simple procedures, early death for the elderly, and nobody in the health field will work because socialism destroyed the profit and work incentives.


13 posted on 06/30/2012 9:38:18 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: MissMagnolia

"The “fun” with Dems who voted for Obamatax & are up for re-election begins... If we let them off the hook, shame on us. They should be hounded mercilessly with this..."

Yep. Red states, purple, blue- it doesn't matter. Go on the attack.

14 posted on 06/30/2012 9:39:18 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: txrefugee; kristinn; Jim Robinson

McCaskill, (MO)
Manchin (WV)

Add Debbie Spend-It-Now Jr Senator from Michigan.

Someone should make a list with contact for their opponents and place it in activism.

We need to know where to send our $upport.


15 posted on 06/30/2012 9:39:39 AM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
The 51-vote threshold for repeal is not an impossibility

Maybe not, but Harry Reid bringing it to a vote, is.

16 posted on 06/30/2012 9:40:47 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Qbert
Egg-(on face)-Clair. Goes good with darkened toast --especially on a cool November morning in Missoura.
17 posted on 06/30/2012 9:43:20 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Qbert
IIRC Osama Obama failed to carry Missouri by a couple of thousand votes in ‘08.But by the sound of recent reports Osama’s war room would be wise to remove the state from their “might carry” list.
18 posted on 06/30/2012 9:45:38 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: MissMagnolia
"Obamacare/tax was hung around their neck with a chain and padlocked by the Supreme Court."

Meaning their SCREWED, Justice Roberts handed back the power to us. Let's ROLL, storm the cockpit,(sorry that sounds like a pun.)

19 posted on 06/30/2012 9:46:54 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: Qbert

She’s also the one who has been pushing for years to eliminate the natural born citizen from the POTUS requirement from the Constitution.


20 posted on 06/30/2012 9:47:41 AM PDT by bgill
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To: hoosiermama
No need to play dirty like the Insect Party does. Just hit them with the dirty little facts like light to roaches. Target rich enviroment.


21 posted on 06/30/2012 9:50:36 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Qbert

Powder..patch..ball FIRE!

She is done. Hide and hope that the elections get suspended in November.


22 posted on 06/30/2012 9:54:22 AM PDT by BallandPowder
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To: bgill

The what ?


23 posted on 06/30/2012 9:57:03 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Qbert
"There's only ever been one goal for Claire. Affordable, accessible health care for Missouri," a spokesman for the senator told the local news outlet.

To do this, the federal government will tax 8% of your income. It will go through that bureaucracy, be handed to another bureaucracy, and then given to yet another bureaucracy which may or may not distribute what little of the remaining funds to doctors and health care workers.

This, it is viewed by liberals, as being 'affordable and accessible.' People with guns taking money, giving it to themselves and their buddies, and MAYBE somewhere along the line handing it to the intended recipients.

To put it in perspective, the average 'family' in the United States just got obligated to spend $2400 on health care a year. That's at least a quarter trillion dollars a year, but only half of the money that's going to be flowing into it as a result of this act. $4,800 a year - this is the food budget that the USDA believes that the average family should have, should they fall below the poverty level.

In what way is it considered 'affordable' to take a family's food budget by force and waive a wand over it and call it health care?

Of course, it's a planned part of this bill that the taxes don't go into effect until AFTER Obama's supposed reelection. This will give the opportunity for the serfs..err, slaves.. err, taxpayers to get used to not having food and having to stand in long lines to visit doctors.

24 posted on 06/30/2012 9:57:55 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: annieokie

Roberts handed us the screws .... we need to do the screwing ourselves.

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead .... hand me a couple of screws & where’s my power drill? ;-)


25 posted on 06/30/2012 9:59:06 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Hotlanta Mike

23 Dems up for re-election, but only 10 GOP.

Info on the Senate elections:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_elections,_2012


26 posted on 06/30/2012 10:11:12 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: bgill

Exactly! That was her biggest betrayal - helping Obama circumvent the eligibility requirement. She loved posing with him during the campaign. Haven’t seen her posing with him lately.


27 posted on 06/30/2012 10:11:39 AM PDT by abclily
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To: hoosiermama

exactly my thoughts! LINK?


28 posted on 06/30/2012 10:12:27 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: MissMagnolia
hahahahahaha, RIGHT ON, LET'S ROLL. Question? Since all the penalties that were written into the bill, is now a TAX. Couldn't a case be made that the bill MUST be changed to read TAX instead of penalty/fine?

If the wording must be changed, wouldn't that make the whole bill VOIDABLE at that point. No one can legally EVER change a contract, without all parties consent.

Just trying to find some avenues to get this defeated.

29 posted on 06/30/2012 10:13:11 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: Qbert
Here's the lying bimbo's M.O. .........

Anytime there is/was an important vote (TARP/obamacare/etc) she would book herself on several talk shows. During the interviews, she would always say in a determined voice something like: "Right now, I'm not sure if I'm on board with this. The administration or Reid has to do 'this or that' or they have to explain why this is good for the people of Missouri, otherwise I'm not for it ...bla...bla...bla...

Then, when the vote was taken she ALWAYS voted for it, with no reservations. After the vote she would hide from her local (Missouri) press and conveintly be too busy to go on new talk shows, especially those local (Missouri) shows.

Then, when the next big bill comes up, there she is on the tube again, saying the same crap over again. And, what's amazing is the Missouri people, papers, TV and radio always buy her $hit.

The Missouri motto: 'The Show Me State' is a bunch of crap. It should be "I'm a Sucker for Claire and obama State'.

The only bumper sticker that would pass the smell test would read: "VOTE FOR CLAIRE...SHE'S SLICKER THAN SNOT".

30 posted on 06/30/2012 10:15:46 AM PDT by jmax (Ahhhh...life is so frigging good in the obama nation.)
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To: Barak; obama; Qbert
Missouri Dem. RAT Senator 'Hiding' from Reporters After Obamacare
31 posted on 06/30/2012 10:21:41 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Qbert

What are you running from Claire? You should be embracing the law you voted for, after all the left is assuring us the law is popular. Do the right thing Claire, embrace dumbocare with all your heart mind and soul, and then accept your reward for such loyalty.


32 posted on 06/30/2012 10:23:59 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Romney blows with the political winds, Obama just blows.)
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To: txrefugee

The house should make the vote on it again. Or at least, make Reid kill it in the senate.


33 posted on 06/30/2012 10:29:35 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: HerrBlucher
Hound any anti-American-Freedom loser pol who voted for any of the nobama crap. Call their offices, send them emails, send them snail mail, show up at their public meetings to question their ignorance... "in their face" (to quote a moron).
34 posted on 06/30/2012 10:31:28 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: kingu

These days the Federale bureaucratic is one huge rip off machine that exists to feather the nests of the drones who work there. Taxpayers are helped only coincidentally. Taxpayers exist to pay the wages for this dead weight that increasingly is dominated by various affirmative action hires such as gays, trans gender, lesbians, blacks, some Hispanics, women (yes they get affirmative action), foreign born peoples of colors

Less that 50% of 0-Care taxes will ever filter down to patients. Numerous Federale klepto-crats will skim a piece of the action ...when they are not too busy surfing for porn


35 posted on 06/30/2012 10:34:42 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: annieokie

I am reminded of the saying “well butter my butt & call me a biscuit!” Roberts buttered it up & called/ruled it a ‘tax’, even without the word ‘tax’ being present. I don’t think we should look a gift horse in the mouth. A ‘tax’ is much easier to defeat & since it was passed in reconciliation, it can be repealed in reconciliation which means 51 votes, not 60 & the Dems cannot fillibuster. Now we just need to vote in enough Senators to do it & a President to sign it (plus hold the House, of course).


36 posted on 06/30/2012 10:34:50 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Qbert

tell me again about the polls?.....


37 posted on 06/30/2012 10:43:28 AM PDT by lifeisagame
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To: Qbert
She is finished, every demorat who supported Obumbumcare is finished, any demorat who even thinks about voting against repealing Obumbumcare is finished!

Remember in November, make the 2010 elections look like child's play compared to the ass-kicking the demorats and RINO republican are going to take come November!!!!!!

Pissed off Americans does not even come close to explaining who this Country feels about the expansion of the federal government into every aspect of our lives.

This is exactly what Americans get when they sit on their hands and allow the drip, drip, drip of federal control ranging from standards on our gas cans, to, regulating our back yards through the EPA!!!

This piece of dog$hit McCaskill is just one (1) of many many demorats who need to be put on unemployment without benefits and then charged with treason for selling out the American people to anyone who wants to enter this country an immediately get on federal assistance (our tax dollars) and free free free health care at every Americans expense!!!!!!!

Repeal Obumbumcare, remove from office every, and I mean EVERY demorat who supported, voted for it, and/or blocked the repeal of Obumbumcare, or there will be another American civil war to reign in this federal overreach!!!!!

38 posted on 06/30/2012 10:44:54 AM PDT by paratrooper82 (We are kicking Ass in Afghanistan, soon we will be home to kick some more Asses in Congress!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

***The 51-vote threshold for repeal is not an impossibility

Maybe not, but Harry Reid bringing it to a vote, is. ***

What needs to be done to force an up or down floor vote in the Senate?


39 posted on 06/30/2012 10:59:46 AM PDT by Don@VB (Power Corrupts)
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To: Don@VB

What needs to be done to force an up or down floor vote in the Senate?


Elect other people who are less hostile to the USA.


40 posted on 06/30/2012 11:02:01 AM PDT by OwenKellogg
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To: Atlantan
16 Dems are seeking re-election, 7 are open elections due to Dem Incumbent retirement.

Open seats include Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl's seat. Dem candidate is Rep. Tammy Baldwin, who voted for and ferociously defended Obamacare. Republican opponent TBD - I am hoping for Eric Hovde or Jeff Fitzgerald.

41 posted on 06/30/2012 11:02:25 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Are you breathing? There's a tax for that)
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To: Qbert

Sen. Kyl said on Kudlow today that the GOP is going to force a vote in the U.S. Senate reaffirming Obamacare, specifically referring to the mandate as a tax per the SCOTUS decision. This won’t be stand alone because Reid would never allow a vote on it, but it will be attached to existing legislation.

A similar approach is going to be taken in the House.

Democrats are not only going to be in the position of defending their original Obamacare vote, they are going to have to vote again on it with the wording clearly indicating that it is a TAX.

The House vote is scheduled for July 11, as I recall.

Get the popcorn ready.


42 posted on 06/30/2012 11:07:15 AM PDT by randita
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To: hinckley buzzard

See my Post 42.


43 posted on 06/30/2012 11:08:15 AM PDT by randita
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To: Qbert
Other people who are hiding:

Update on convention and campaign skippers:

SKIPPING DEMOCRAT CONVENTION

U.S. Sen. or running for U.S. Sen.

Richard Carmona-AZ
Heidi Heitcamp-ND
Claire McCaskill-MO
Joe Manchin-WV
Jon Tester-MT

Gov. or running for Gov.

Earl Ray Tomblin-WV

U.S. Rep. or running for U.S. Rep.

Mark Critz-PA
Kathy Hochul-NY
Jim Matheson-UT
Bill Owens-NY
Nick Rahall-WV

SKIPPING GOP CONVENTION:

U.S. Sen. or running for U.S. Sen.

Denny Rehberg-MT

NOT CAMPAIGNING FOR OBAMA

Hillary
Slick
Barbra Streisand
Oprah

WITHOLDING ENDORSEMENT

Colin Powell

44 posted on 06/30/2012 11:09:51 AM PDT by randita
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To: Atlantan; hoosiermama; pollywog
Good Senate contest link - at least for who against who - not willing to give any dim senator a "safe" seat! ;-)

Wki Senate Contest link

Pass it around ... maybe with targets on their states? ;-)

45 posted on 06/30/2012 11:19:09 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: MissMagnolia
"I don’t think we should look a gift horse in the mouth."

I for one certainly do not, and I praise Justice Roberts for having so much wisdom in giving us this GIFT, for now and for the future. It will take some time for many to understand this.

46 posted on 06/30/2012 11:23:58 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: kingu
it's a planned part of this bill that the taxes don't go into effect until AFTER Obama's supposed reelection

That needs to be hammered out time after time in GOP Campaign ADS
47 posted on 06/30/2012 11:31:23 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: jmax

Should be some easy 60 sec ads there.


48 posted on 06/30/2012 11:32:10 AM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: hinckley buzzard

The GOP has a reasonable chance of taking the Senate in the next election, but what is unreasonable is to expect a statist like Mitch McConnell to bring it up for a vote. He would only do that if he knows it will lose.


49 posted on 06/30/2012 11:35:26 AM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Fast & Furious: Proof the Government should not have access to guns)
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To: All

Mockingly chanting:

“Clair Bear.....Clair Bear....Clair Bear.....”


50 posted on 06/30/2012 11:48:21 AM PDT by ak267
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