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  • Democrat criticizes Obama for '4,200 pages' of pending regulations

    11/22/2011 10:17:14 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies · 2+ views
    Democrat criticizes Obama for '4,200 pages' of pending regulations By Joshua Altman - 11/22/11 12:29 PM ET Former Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln (Ark.) attacked the Obama administration Tuesday for proposing a litany of new regulations she says are hurting the economy. "You’ve got 4,200 pages of pending, new regulations to be put on the books that just create huge uncertainty,” Lincoln said. Lincoln lost her reelection bid last year to Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) and is now chairwoman of the Small Businesses for Sensible Regulations campaign at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The former two-term senator said in...
  • Blanche Lincoln First Democratic Incumbent Projected to be Defeated (Tea Party Victories Projected)

    11/02/2010 6:30:16 PM PDT · by GVnana · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/2/2010 | Huma Khan
    Sen. Blanche Lincoln First Democratic Incumbent Projected to be Defeated Tea Party Projected to Nab Key Victories in Florida, Kentucky, Indiana in First Exit Poll Results By HUMA KHAN Nov. 2, 2010 Sen. Blanche Lincoln has become the first Democratic incumbent casualty of the night, with Republican Rep. John Boozman projected by ABC News to defeat an Arkansas senator who has occupied that seat for more than a decade. The Tea Party scored major victories in an election dominated by U.S. economic woes. Republican Marco Rubio is projected to win the Florida Senate race by a wide margin and GOP...
  • Nice job in AR - got rid of Lincoln.

    11/02/2010 5:47:33 PM PDT · by edcoil · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News | 11-2-10 | edcoil
    nice job folks. She really need to go.
  • National Football League Backs Reid Over Angle; Invests $340,000 to Save Incumbent Congress

    10/28/2010 6:27:35 PM PDT · by Justaham · 149 replies
    csnews.com ^ | 10-28-10 | Matt Cover
    The National Football League’s political action committee—Gridiron PAC—has weighed in on the hotly contested U.S. Senate election in Nevada that pits conservative Republican challenger Sharron Angle against Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid. The PAC has given $10,000 to Reid—the maximum it can give in a single election cycle—and no money to Angle, according to Federal Election Commission data compiled by OpenSecrets.org. The NFL’s PAC also contributed to other incumbent Democratic senators facing viable challengers this year, giving $5,000 to Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas; $5,000 to Russ Feingold of Wisconsin; $5,000 to Barbara Boxer of California; $5,000 to Michael Bennet of...
  • Harry Reid Votes "NO" on Cloture to Bring up Dream Act and Don't Ask, Don't Tell - Video

    09/21/2010 1:21:02 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 21, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Democrat Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Harry Reid voting “no” on the cloture vote to bring up the Defense Authorization Bill, which included amendments on getting rid of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and proposing passage of the “Dream Act.” Reid was pushing for adoption of the bill and the amendments, but if you watch the video, you will see Blanche Lincoln enter the screen at the top right. She indicates her vote “no” on bringing up the bill. She then walks around to Harry Reid and pats him on the back while saying something to him. Then,...
  • Clinton: Dems battling anger, apathy and amnesia

    09/08/2010 9:49:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    AP on SFGate.com ^ | 9/8/10 | Andrew DeMillo - AP
    Little Rock, Ark. (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday it would be a mistake for voters to give in to "anger, apathy and amnesia" and deprive Arkansas of the Senate Agriculture chairmanship by defeating Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln. Clinton returned to his home state to rally support for Lincoln as she fights to save her Senate career and to help raise money for two Democratic congressional hopefuls. Most polls show Lincoln badly trailing her Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. John Boozman, though she has more money for the race. Clinton told a roomful of supporters at a downtown Little...
  • At this rate, it will be an epic loss. Arkansas Senate: Boozman (R) 65%, Lincoln (D) 27% Rasmussen

    08/20/2010 6:42:16 AM PDT · by sunmars · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Support for incumbent Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln has now fallen to its lowest level yet as Republican John Boozman remains on track to shift Arkansas’ Senate seat to the GOP column. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Arkansas shows Boozman capturing 65% of the vote, while Lincoln earns 27% support. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are not sure.
  • DOOM Approaches in Arkansas [For Dem Blanche Lincoln (and other AR Dems?)]

    08/20/2010 1:37:06 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 27 replies
    redstate.com ^ | Aug. 20, 2010 | Moe Lane
    The latest Rasmussen totals for AR-Senate are brutal for the incumbent (65/27 Bozeman/Lincoln) and the RCP average isn't much better. Which is not precisely news but it does lead to a couple of observations. First, given this type of lopsided Republican dominance in the Senate race, is it legitimate to say that either the Democratic incumbent in AR-04 (GOP candidate Beth Anne Rankin) or the Democrats trying to retain AR-01 (GOP candidate Rick Crawford) and AR-02 (GOP candidate Tom Griffin) have any kind of advantage in the general election? There is a very real possibility that Arkansas is about to...
  • Pro-Obamacare Senator Blanche Lincoln Down 65-27 in Arkansas Senate Race

    08/20/2010 10:18:30 AM PDT · by Justaham · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-20-10 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Arkansas) is trailing her Republican opponent John Boozman in Arkansas by 38 points. Rasmussen reported: Support for incumbent Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln has now fallen to its lowest level yet as Republican John Boozman remains on track to shift Arkansas’ Senate seat to the GOP column. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Arkansas shows Boozman capturing 65% of the vote, while Lincoln earns 27% support. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are not sure. Boozman has been ahead in this race for months. In July,...
  • Black lawmakers irate over Emanuel's $1.5 billion promise to Sen. Lincoln (backroom deals go on)

    08/02/2010 11:27:55 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 12 replies · 5+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7-30-10 | Alexander Bolton
    African-American lawmakers are irate that the Obama administration has promised Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) $1.5 billion in farm aid while claiming it can’t pay a landmark legal settlement with black farmers. Six members of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote to President Obama on Thursday calling on him to find a way to compensate black farmers who suffered discrimination in government loan programs during the 1980s and 1990s. The letter was spurred by behind-the-scenes deal-making in the Senate as part of an effort to pass small-business legislation. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel promised Lincoln, who sponsored the provision, that...
  • Two senators propose reinstating estate tax (Democrat Blanche Lincoln and Republican Jon Kyl)

    07/14/2010 11:51:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/14/2010 | Kim Dixon
    Two senators, a Democrat and a Republican, have reintroduced a proposal to reinstate the estate tax, which lapsed this year amid a row among lawmakers over taxing the wealthy when they die. Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln and Republican Senator Jon Kyl late on Tuesday reintroduced a plan to tax estates over $5 million at a rate of 35 percent. The estate tax that expired last year had taxed estates at a rate of 45 percent, above an exemption of $3.5 million for individuals and above $7 million for couples. There is no estate tax in 2010 because lawmakers last year...
  • ZOT!! Conservatives Leading in Most Races Around the Country

    06/21/2010 2:08:18 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 116 replies
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/21/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    <p>2010 is shaping up to be an excellent year for conservatives, who are leading in most of the races around the country for the November midterm elections.</p> <p>A brief panoramic view of the various campaigns will reveal that voters are clearly intent on making significant changes to Congress this year.</p>
  • Arkansas Senate: Boozman (R) 61%, Lincoln (D) 32%

    06/17/2010 6:45:40 AM PDT · by iowamark · 25 replies · 648+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 06/17/2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    Republican John Boozman now holds a near two-to-one lead over Democratic incumbent Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas’ U.S. Senate race, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state. Boozman earns 61% of the vote, while Lincoln, coming off her Democratic Primary runoff win last week, picks up 32% support. Four percent (4%) favor some other candidate in the race, while just three percent (3%) remain undecided. Lincoln, who is seeking a third term in the Senate, was reelected in 2004 with 56% of the vote. But she has been struggling politically at home since late...
  • Crushing Wall Street

    06/16/2010 2:35:43 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies · 399+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 16, 2010 | Editorial
    Blanche Lincoln may represent Arkansas in the US Senate -- but given the pain she's trying to inflict on New York's financial sector, she might as well hail from London or Hong Kong. With talks under way to reconcile House and Senate financial-reform bills, the powerful Agriculture Committee chairwoman is reportedly working overtime to resurrect a plan that would force banks to part ways with their lucrative derivatives-trading operations. Which, in turn, would separate New York from a healthy chunk of its tax base -- and a whole lot of jobs. Few would dispute, of course, that the market for...
  • SEIU officials: Blanche Lincoln should forget about our support in general election

    06/09/2010 11:39:41 AM PDT · by maggief · 27 replies · 75+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2010 | Greg Sargent
    SEIU officials: Blanche Lincoln should forget about our support in general election In a move that's likely to ratchet up already-white-hot post-Arkansas tensions between organized labor and the White House, officials with the labor powerhouse SEIU are confirming that they are all but certain not to back Blanche Lincoln in the general election. SEIU sends over a statement from national political director Jon Youngdahl that constitutes the first on-the-record threat since the election not to support the Democrat: For all the talk about what this race meant, the pundits are missing the point: all around this country their are families...
  • Lincoln Beats Soros

    06/09/2010 6:40:12 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 4 replies · 19+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 6/09/2010 | Joy Tiz
    Blanche Lincoln beat the Soros-backed Bill Halter. The union thugs and Soros funded Moveon.org suffered a humiliating defeat. Together, they couldn’t take down a washed up party hack. Organized labor just blew $10 million. Lincoln should be easily beaten in November if Republicans force her to run on her voting record. Democrats have figured out that Americans hate their agenda. These newly minted phony small government tax cutters have to be called out on their actual track record. In Lincoln’s case, for all of her gibbering about her independence, she voted as told by Harry Reid 89% of the time....
  • Sen. Blanche Lincoln Wins Close Runoff in Arkansas, Captures Democratic Nomination

    06/08/2010 8:02:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 100 replies · 188+ views
    Sen. Blanche Lincoln Wins Close Runoff in Arkansas, Captures Democratic Nomination
  • California Republicans tap women to lead ticket

    06/09/2010 6:01:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 88+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 9, 2010 | David Espo (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON – Once, California Democrats led the way to a year of the women. Now, nearly two decades later, Republicans hope it's their turn. Meg Whitman won the party's nomination for California governor on Tuesday and Carly Fiorina will carry the GOP banner into the fall campaign for a Senate seat, a pair of wealthy businesswomen and first-time candidates running against veteran politicians in a year of palpable anti-establishment sentiment. In next-door Nevada, a third woman contender, Sharron Angle, won the right to oppose Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the fall. And hundreds of miles to the east, South...
  • MSNBC's Matthews Upset Over Ark. Runoff; Suggests Race the Runoff's Purpose

    06/08/2010 9:43:58 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 8 replies · 38+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | June 9, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    The more Chris Matthews is on live television within a 24-hour period, the likelihood of him saying something completely strange increases dramatically as each moment passes. On MSNBC's June 8 special coverage of electoral primaries around the country, Matthews, the host of MSNBC's "Hardball," expressed his views on the Arkansas Democratic primary runoff, which incumbent Sen. Blanche Lincoln narrowly defeated Bill Halter. "The fact that this might be a close race tonight tells you that neither of the candidates has a mandate coming out of this," Matthews said. "The idea of a runoff is to get a mandate." ...more (w/video)...
  • Democrat Chooses A Different President For Help

    06/04/2010 11:48:31 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 3 replies · 213+ views
    TalkingSides,com ^ | 06/04/10 | CaroleL
    When President Barack Obama needed that all important 60th vote to ram through his health care reform bill, Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Arkansas) was there for him. But now that Senator Lincoln is facing a tough Democratic Senate run-off against Lt. Governor Bill Halter (D), she's turning to former President Bill Clinton instead of President Obama for help.
  • Bubba Playing the Anti-Union Card?

    05/30/2010 7:25:09 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 3 replies · 181+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/30/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Could it be? Could Bill Clinton be supporting a candidate because that candidate is not the union choice? Well, apparently Hell hath frozen over because your favorite lip-biting president and mine… OK, not our favorite, but you know… appeared at a fund raising event for Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln and said he supports her because she isn't the chosen candidate of those nasty "outside" unions -- as in Big Labor that comes from outside Arkansas. Arkansas is not very union friendly, it should be remembered. After all it is a right to work state and one of the main reasons...
  • Look out establishment: It's not just tea partiers

    05/28/2010 10:25:12 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 750+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2010 | RON FOURNIER and ANDREW DeMILLO
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Heads up, tea partiers. You're not the only angry outsiders making waves. In state after state, voters are taking out their frustrations on the political establishment - and no place reflects the depth and diversity of their ire better than Arkansas.
  • Look at the Democrats' civil war

    05/27/2010 3:06:40 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 919+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 27, 2010 | Michael Barone
    Intraparty civil war: It's a story line journalists often employ, though usually about only one party, the Re publicans. Thus when three-term Sen. Bob Bennett failed to get enough votes at the Utah GOP convention, we were told that he was the victim of a purge by right-wing activists, despite his largely conservative record. That was a legitimate story; there will be more as Tea Party activists challenge politicians they regard as establishment Republicans. But the real civil war this year is going on in the Democratic Party -- and it is going largely unreported. One reason is that it...
  • Halter Holds Edge in Runoff

    05/20/2010 2:50:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies · 276+ views
    Political Wire ^ | May 20, 2010
    A Research 2000 poll in Arkansas shows Bill Halter (D) edging Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) in their Democratic primary runoff, 48% to 46%. DailyKos: "The poll's methodology may be overstating Halter's support by a couple of points -- the horserace question is asked after some leading issue questions. We'll be polling this race much cleaner next week (horserace question first). It'll be curious to see if the results deviate much."
  • Blanche Lincoln Takes Early Lead Against Bill Halter in Senate Race

    05/18/2010 7:57:29 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies · 772+ views
    ARKANSAS BUSINESS ^ | 18 MAY 2010 | AP
    LITTLE ROCK — Sen. Blanche Lincoln took an early lead among ballots cast in advance of Tuesday's primary as she sought the Democratic nomination in a bitter, nationally watched race with the state's lieutenant governor, Bill Halter. Early returns showed Lincoln with 47 percent to Halter's 40 percent of ballots in the 1 percent of precincts counted. Those votes came primarily from people who cast absentee or early ballots in the two-week run-up to the election.
  • Lincoln talks up clout as Ark. primary approaches (Bye Bye Blanche Bye Bye)

    05/15/2010 5:35:19 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies · 884+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May 15, 2010 | ANDREW DeMILLO
    EAST CAMDEN, Ark. – Days before Arkansas voters deliver a verdict on her political career, Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln spent Saturday telling them that she's built up the clout in Washington to best represent the state's interests. Talking up her credentials in Washington flies in the face of the anti-incumbent and anti-Washington sentiment that Lincoln faces. Halter, backed by labor unions that have soured on Lincoln, is portraying himself as an agent of change and Lincoln as the status quo. Lincoln is considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents in Washington this year. She angered conservatives by supporting the Democratic-led...
  • The Democrats' Civil War

    05/14/2010 8:14:10 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 7 replies · 596+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/14/2010 | Kim Strassel
    What do Joe Sestak, Bill Halter and Colleen Hanabusa have in common? The left loves them. This is yet another reason Democrats are in trouble this fall. Given the obsessive coverage of the Republican "civil war," you may not realize Democrats are also feuding. Angry and disappointed that their president and Congress has not done more, the party's liberal base is throwing itself into the primaries, pushing the party to the left even as the country moves right. Ask Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln, who on Tuesday will fight to keep her party's nomination against progressive Bill Halter, the state's lieutenant...
  • (Sen. Blanche ) Lincoln gives Goldman Sachs donations to charity

    05/07/2010 2:55:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 153+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/7/10 | Andrew DeMillo - ap
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas is giving money received from Goldman Sachs' political action committee for her re-election bid to charity as the investment bank faces federal fraud charges. Lincoln's campaign announced Tuesday she would give $7,500 to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. Lt. Gov. Bill Halter has criticized Lincoln for accepting money from the bank. Halter is Lincoln's chief rival for the Democratic nomination. Lincoln decided to give the money to charity rather than back to the firm's PAC for redistribution.
  • Shadowy right-wing group trying to steal our Senate election.(Arkansas lefty alert)

    05/04/2010 12:45:53 PM PDT · by machogirl · 24 replies · 396+ views
    May 4, 2010 | Larry Burton (Rev.)
    Dear (Move on member), I'm a MoveOn member from Arkansas, where a shadowy right-wing group is spending almost a million dollars on racist attack ads trying to steal our Senate election. So I'm making a plea to MoveOn members around the country for help. You may have heard about the big primary election happening down here: we've got a good shot at replacing Senator Blanche Lincoln—who recently ran an ad saying she doesn't answer to the Democratic Party and who helped kill the public option—with a far better candidate named Bill Halter. But her supporters are getting desperate, so now...
  • Arkansas Senate: Lincoln’s Support Continues to Slide

    04/28/2010 4:29:22 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies · 467+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 28, 2010
    Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln has fallen to her lowest levels of support yet in her bid for reelection, while her five top Republican challengers now pull over 50% support from Likely Voters in the state. Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter, who is challenging Lincoln in the Democratic Primary, runs only slightly stronger than she does. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters in Arkansas shows Lincoln receiving between 29% and 32% support in the five potential match-ups. All five Republicans have either tied or surpassed their highest levels of support so far this year. Forty-eight percent (48%) of...
  • Caption Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D, Ark.) after not getting her way

    04/27/2010 5:34:42 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 42 replies · 2,180+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | 4/26/10 | staff
    "Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) (L) walks on Capitol Hill after a vote on Capitol Hill April 26, 2010 in Washington, DC. Senate Democrats failed in an effort to bring legislation to tighten regulation of the financial system to the floor for debate in a 57-41 vote this evening, unable to muster the 60 votes needed to overcome the threat of a Republican fillibuster."
  • 2010: Is this the year of demise of the liberal female politician?

    04/25/2010 6:26:05 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 34 replies · 1,260+ views
    4/25/2010
    After considering some of the election results we have seen recently(NY-23, Coakley-Brown, Perry-Hutchison), am wondering is the real signal we are witnessing is the demise of the voting for the liberal female? Looking around, I see lots and lots of problems this country has due to liberal politicians, and females like Patty Murray, Blanche Lincoln, Barbara Boxer do not appear rock-solid for reelection. Could it be voters see that something is amiss when a female is elected? The overwhelming tendency is to be liberal for women. Look at Kay Bailey Hutchison(BTW, first clue on her being non-conservative is a hypenated...
  • Lincoln cancels Goldman fundraiser as firm turns toxic

    04/21/2010 4:53:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 305+ views
    politico ^ | 4/21/10 | KENNETH P. VOGEL & JAKE SHERMAN
    Sen. Blanche Lincoln, under fire for keeping a $4,500 contribution from Goldman Sachs’s political action committee, has canceled a fundraising lunch with Goldman executives that was scheduled for Monday and would have netted many times that amount for the Arkansas Senator’s reelection campaign. The cancelled fundraiser, which was to have been held at Goldman’s Lower Manhattan headquarters, is emblematic of the investment bank’s swift fall from well-connected fundraising powerhouse to political pariah – a fate sealed Friday when the Securities and Exchange Commission charged the firm with defrauding investors
  • Massive government corruption hidden by focus on Goldman-Sachs

    04/21/2010 9:33:47 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 14 replies · 500+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/21/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    As the country's attention is directed to the Goldman-Sachs scandal, a much greater story lurks beneath the surface involving massive government corruption that makes Wall Street firms pale in comparison. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak). Sen. Chris Dodd, D-CT. The current government of the United States of America under the leadership of Barack Obama and the Democrat-controlled Congress is the single most corrupt entity in the nation, worse than all of the private sector scandals combined. One would be hard-pressed to find an era of U.S history when government was any more corrupt than it is at present. The manner in which...
  • Lincoln Leads Primary Foe, Lags Republicans in Arkansas Senate Race

    04/16/2010 11:03:41 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 3 replies · 294+ views
    PoliticsDaily.com ^ | April 16, 2010
    Embattled Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln has a 12 point lead over her opponent for the Democratic nomination, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, but Halter fares slightly better than Lincoln in general election match-ups against most of the five Republican hopefuls, according to a Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll conducted April 12-14. Lincoln's support in all the match-ups with GOP hopefuls tops out at 43 percent, and her numbers in this poll haven't moved much since last month including in her contest with Halter. The survey has Lincoln leading Halter 45 percent to 33 percent with 16 percent undecided. The primary is May...
  • In Arkansas, Avoiding Labels, Even ‘Democrat’

    04/10/2010 9:22:43 PM PDT · by Saije · 16 replies · 574+ views
    NY Times ^ | 4/10/212 | Jeff Zeleny
    This season’s darling of the political left, a man who has generated millions of dollars in his quest to stop Senator Blanche Lincoln from serving a third term, took a seat in the Gunsmoke Room at the Western Sizzlin restaurant here and explained his ideology. The word Democrat came up only a time or two. The word liberal? Never. “I don’t want the simplistic labels to get in the way of what’s really going on here,” said Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, a Democrat whose primary challenge to Mrs. Lincoln has ignited enthusiasm among activists who want to purge the party...
  • Arkansas Senate: Republicans Build Leads Over Lincoln

    04/06/2010 9:46:32 PM PDT · by TCH · 14 replies · 694+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 6, 2010 | Rasmussen Reports
    Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas’ Democrat Senator, is quickly learning the price of her vote in favor of ObamaCare. The latest poll show that she’s trailing five – count ‘em, five – different Republicans. In fact, it looks like she could lose to pretty much anyone who doesn’t have a “D” after their name. Look for members of the Whig and Bullmoose parties to throw their hats into the wide open ring. Rasmussen reports the depressing Democrat details:
  • New Cracks in Dem Voting Base (BigGovernment headline)

    03/15/2010 6:40:34 PM PDT · by GVnana · 4 replies · 892+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | 3/15/2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) - For all the evidence of a divided GOP, the Democratic Party has its own widening cracks that could make a potentially bleak election year even more dour. In just the past two weeks, Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln became the latest Democratic incumbent to attract a primary challenger, anti-abortion Democrats fought hard to derail President Barack Obama's health care measure, and civil rights advocates and environmentalists likened the Democrat to George W. Bush. Few pieces of the mosaic that is the Democratic Party seem happy. Labor and gays are restless. Blacks and Hispanics are grumbling. Liberals and moderates...
  • Blanche Lincoln gets protested while filing in Arkansas Video Footage

    03/02/2010 12:19:31 AM PST · by pulaskibush · 14 replies · 630+ views
    Little Rock Immigration Examiner | 030110 | me
    This is footage of the first day of filing for candidacy in Arkansas. U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln was protested by dozens who were opposed to her voting record on several issues while she filed for her candidacy. About 1/2 dozen protesters/Lincoln's staff were supporting Lincoln. Several other candidates and their supporters were present to file. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE7NnX2n7Wg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4Y-E9WF7FI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU0mCAZvV1k
  • Embattled Ark. senator faces primary challenge

    03/01/2010 6:29:53 AM PST · by cajuncow · 16 replies · 544+ views
    msnbc ^ | 3-1-10 | Associated Press
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter said Monday he's seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Blanche Lincoln, challenging the two-term incumbent as she faces the toughest fight of her political career. Halter's spokesman provided a statement Monday in which the one-term lieutenant governor said he would file papers this week for the U.S. Senate. Halter is the only Democrat to formally announce a challenge to Lincoln, a moderate who has been under pressure in Washington to support President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
  • Arkansas' Lincoln, Already Vulnerable, Gets Dem Primary From The Left

    03/01/2010 10:07:19 AM PST · by mdittmar · 6 replies · 547+ views
    NPR ^ | March 1, 2010 | Ken Rudin
    By most accounts, the two most vulnerable senators up for re-election this year are Democrats Harry Reid of Nevada and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas. The problems for Reid have been well chronicled. He has to balance his role as Senate majority leader, shepherding a mostly liberal party in Washington to pass President Obama's agenda, while retaining appeal among more conservative voters back home. Reid has been trailing generic Republicans in the polls for months; his supporters insist that when the GOP nominates someone real and not generic, the senator will win. Lincoln's problems in Arkansas may be more severe. In...
  • Report: DSCC Trying to Get Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) to Retire

    02/19/2010 4:25:21 PM PST · by kcvl · 28 replies · 859+ views
    Via email from a friend
    A well-known Washington insider has been telling Arkies this weekend that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is trying to talk Sen. Blanche Lincoln out of running for re-election. That would open the door for a Wes Clark candidacy. And U.S. Rep. Mike Ross would be in the race in a heartbeat
  • A Senator Sees the Light

    02/19/2010 3:16:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 914+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2010 | Paul Greenberg
    LITTLE ROCK -- Have you noticed? The closer Election Day comes, the more conservative some blue-dog senators sound. Till they turn almost Republican red. Consider the case of Blanche Lincoln here in Arkansas. By the time the primary is held in May, this state's senior senator could be speaking at Tea Party rallies. A headline on the front page of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette said it all: "Pressure on the rise for Arkansas' Lincoln/ Amid criticism, she chides party, Obama." To quote the story's lede: "U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln distanced herself from Democrats over and over last week. On Tuesday, the...
  • The Off-Center President

    02/12/2010 9:43:52 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies · 898+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 11, 2010 | Peggy Noonan
    There is, I think, an amazing political fact right now that is hiding in plain sight and is rich with implications. It was there in President Obama's Jan. 25, pre-State of the Union interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, who was pressing him about his political predicaments. "I'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president," he said. "And I—and I believe that." Now this is the sort of thing presidents say, and often believe they believe, but at the end of the day they all want two terms. Except that Mr. Obama shows every sign of...
  • Becker Goes Down (Scott Brown Voted NO! Alert)

    02/09/2010 1:58:55 PM PST · by goldstategop · 73 replies · 2,837+ views
    National Review ^ | 2/09/2010 | Daniel Foster
    The nomination of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board was just defeated on a cloture vote 52-33. Sen. Ben Nelson (D., Neb.), Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D., Ark.), and Sen. Scott Brown (R., Mass.) all voted against cloture.
  • A Federal Effort to Push Junk Food Out of Schools [nanny state alert]

    02/08/2010 3:39:11 AM PST · by UAConservative · 48 replies · 640+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 7, 2010 | Gardiner Harris
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will begin a drive this week to expel Pepsi, French fries and Snickers bars from the nation’s schools in hopes of reducing the number of children who get fat during their school years. In legislation, soon to be introduced, candy and sugary beverages would be banned and many schools would be required to offer more nutritious fare. To that end, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will deliver a speech Monday at the National Press Club in which he will insist, according to excerpts provided to The Times, that any vending machines that remain in schools be...
  • Blanche (Lincoln)... Sit DOWN and Shut up, Barack Obama

    02/05/2010 2:29:01 PM PST · by Bob Eimiller · 7 replies · 603+ views
    My Keyboard ^ | February 5 2010 | Robert Eimiller
    Hey Blanche... I think the "Big O" told you to sit down and shut up. Once he got this job and the opportunity to dismantle 234 heroic years of bloodletting for liberty and freedom he refuses to relent. Obamanism, born from the Alinsky playbook "Rules for Radicals" is his divine creed... next to his Islamic faith of course. He will NOT be deterred... Barack Hussein Obama expects to facilitate, in four years a total economic destruction of America. This dismantling of our way of life is being coupled with massive social reorientation. We're witnessing complete redistribution of every working American's...
  • Obama dismisses Blanche Lincoln's plea to be more centrist

    02/05/2010 1:30:02 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 722+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Feb. 4, 2010 | Charles Lane
    President Obama’s sharp exchange of views with House Republicans made a splash the other day -- though for civility and substance, I much preferred the excellent left-meets-right encounter between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and our very own wunderkind Ezra Klein. In any case, for those seeking a true measure of Obama’s judgment, on both policy and politics, the meeting between the president and Senate Democrats yesterday was much more instructive. Obama’s words made it clear that, notwithstanding his party’s recent election losses at the polls and its declining poll ratings, he has no intention of embarking on a Bill Clinton-style...
  • Democrats attacking the president's budget is a futile gesture

    02/05/2010 3:47:42 AM PST · by Scanian · 7 replies · 720+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 05, 2010 | William D. Zeranski
    The Obamacare disaster exposed the arrogance of the Democrat leadership in both houses and the "full speed ahead no matter what the people say" attitude of the president. The Scott Brown win in Massachusetts is proof that the people have had enough. So, what is a desperate democrat to do when American voters are in an obvious revolt, and if the midterm elections were held today, the results would easily resemble the St. Valentine's Day massacre? Apparently, Democrats decided it was time to go on the offense against the president's budget: "A Democratic Senate candidate in Missouri denounced the budget's...
  • Poll Shows Lincoln Getting Crushed in Arkansas (Dem Pollster PPP)

    02/02/2010 12:53:43 PM PST · by Red Steel · 19 replies · 845+ views
    The Spectator ^ | February 2, 2010; 10:56AM | Philip Klein
    Sen. Blanche Lincoln, one of the red state Democrats who voted for the health care bill, is getting destroyed in a new poll in Arkansas, where voters disapprove of the legislation by an overhwelming 61 percent to 30 percent margin. The survey, taken by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling, shows Lincoln trailing potential Republican rival John Boozman by a staggering 53 percent to 33 percent margin. Her approval rating in the state has sunk to 27 percent,