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  • Social media backlash for Senator Mary Landrieu (Has she signed up for Husseincare 24.5 yet?)

    12/24/2013 3:23:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 12/23/13
    SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Social media backlash was seen by Senator Mary Landrieu when she took to Facebook to complain about some political ads that criticize her support for President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Landrieu wrote in her post that right wing groups have spent millions attacking her, and she asked for her constituents to join her and fight back. Most of the 600 comments on that Facebook post were negative, and some suggested that they'd gladly vote against the three- term Senator from Louisiana, and they would do so because of her support of ACA.
  • (Exempt) Sen. Mary Landrieu's Obamacare chutzpah: James Varney

    12/21/2013 5:13:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NOLA ^ | 12/20/13 | James Varney
    **SNIP** Today, judging by her recent television ads and press releases, Landrieu's approach is more, shall we say, nuanced. If I follow her correctly (and, as The Wall Street Journal noted Friday, what Landrieu says is not an indication of what she does), her current position is this: Obamacare is a great progressive step she would vote for again, and only greedy bigots who want people dying in the street oppose it. However, it hasn't gotten off to a great start and a number of its bedrock claims have proved mendacious, so she is going to step forward, champion the...
  • Mayor Landrieu loses in court over $17.5 million payment to firefighters' pension fund

    12/19/2013 11:23:15 AM PST · by topher · 5 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12-19-2013 | By Richard Rainey
    Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration has suffered another setback in its fight over payments to the pension fund for New Orleans firefighters. An appellate court ruled Wednesday (Dec. 18) that the city is indeed on the hook for $17.5 million that the administration failed to pay into the system in 2012. A three-judge panel with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal upheld Civil District Judge Robin Giarusso's ruling in March that the city must immediately pay up. That decision could fall hard on the cash-strapped city's finances as it struggles under the costs of two federal consent decrees meant to overhaul...
  • Mary Landrieu's Career Depends on Winning a Numbers Game (and the math might not save her this time)

    12/18/2013 4:06:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | 12/17/13 | Alex Roarty
    **SNIP** "We now have a situation where you have an unpopular president on the downside and a senator who has no independence from him," said Brad Todd, a GOP consultant who twice worked on campaigns against the senator. "Mary is a tough campaigner, she campaigns vigorously, she's charismatic, she's experienced at tough races. However, she has never had to run with an anvil around her neck. She will have to do that this time." Landrieu's own position on Obamacare reflects the tension between competing demands. Earlier this year, she gave the Affordable Care Act a bear hug. She repeatedly said...
  • LA Senate: Landrieuís revisionist history on Obamacareís canceled health plans

    12/14/2013 12:04:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    United Liberty ^ | 12/12/13 | Jason Pye
    **SNIP** ď[T]hose individuals who like the coverage they already have will be able to keep their current plan,Ē declared Landrieu from the Senate floor in December 2009. ďThis is a very accurate description of this bill before us.Ē When the millions of health plan cancellations became part of the narrative about the law, Landrieu tried to spin her promise, telling The Weekly Standard that ď[w]e said when we passed [Obamacare], ĎIf you had insurance that was good insurance that you wanted to keep it, you could keep it.íĒ Landrieu never said that during the debate on Obamacare. President Obama never...
  • Spinning ObamaCare (without mentioning it)

    12/13/2013 5:50:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/13/13 | Jason L. Riley
    Democrats are grappling with how to run for re-election next year in an anti-ObamaCare environment given that many of them voted for the health-care law. A super PAC supporting Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina released an ad last week praising parts of the law without ever mentioning it by name. Now comes a TV spot from Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana that highlights her promise to "fix" the law. The ad begins with news reports of people losing their insurance plans after President Obama said they would be able to keep them. The senator then scolds the president for...
  • Fail: Mary Landrieu Has Exact Same Issues Page As Michelle Nunn (website glitch)

    12/13/2013 5:16:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 12/13/13 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieuís Senate campaign website ďissuesĒ page appears to have been copied directly from Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunnís website ďideasĒ page BuzzFeed has found.
  • (Exempt RAT Mary) Landrieu Releases ĎKeeping the Promiseí campaign ad

    12/12/2013 6:14:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 12/12/13
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Senator Mary Landrieu released a new ad, "Keeping the Promise," pointing out her efforts to fix the affordable care act. The $250,000 campaign will air in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Shreveport, and Monroe markets. **SNIP** "Yep she is being targeted by the national republican party as one of the democrats who is most up, her seat is most up for grabs so she's trying to defend her turf this far out ahead of the election," says Young.
  • Amazing: Landrieu Completely Throws Obama Under the Bus in First TV Ad

    12/11/2013 8:12:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 11, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    Iím confused. Last week Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) said if she could vote for Obamacare again, she would. Now for some reason sheís completely distancing herself from it? If you are to believe this ad, President Obama lied to her constituents. Not her (via Politico)(VIDEO-AT-LINK) But thereís just one problem here: in 2009 Landrieu herself said if Americans liked their health care plans, they could keep them. Oops:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) The ad spot above is deceptive and misleading. It puts all the blame on the president, when in truth she built support for -- and ultimately helped pass -- Obamacare. At the...
  • Sen. Landrieuís first ad: ďWhat I said to the president is, you told them you could keep itĒ

    12/11/2013 2:45:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/11/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    While certain Democrats remain undaunted in their insistence that the whole lot of ‚Äėem are totally, absolutely, unequivocally going to be running on ObamaCare in 2014 and using it ‚Äúas an advantage,‚ÄĚ other Democrats are clearly feeling a little more‚Ķ well, daunted. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO When Sen. Landrieu learned that individuals who liked their health insurance could no longer keep it, despite the President‚Äôs promise, she wrote legislation to insure that the promise was kept. As a result, the President issued guidance allowing states and insurance companies to renew individual health plans for another year. Dang. This...
  • Sen. Landrieu's re-election campaign to begin 2014 advertising (Obamacare not mentioned)

    12/10/2013 4:20:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NOLA ^ | 12/10/13 | Bruce Alpert
    **SNIP** The Landrieu aide would not say whether the ads will be positive -- presenting the case for giving Landrieu a 4th Senate term -- or negative - attacks on Republicans and/or her top GOP opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge. It's also possible the ads can provide a combination of positive and negative messages. Politico said that a source familiar with the "air war" informed its reporter of the planned Landrieu ads, which are expected to run in Baton Rouge, Alexandria and Lafayette starting Wednesday.
  • LA Senate: Landrieu still backs Obamacare, Louisiana voters donít

    12/08/2013 4:44:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    United Liberty ^ | 12/06/13 | Jason Pye
    Louisiana voters have made themselves pretty clear on Obamacare. According to a recent poll, 59% of voters in the state oppose the law and 54% of them said that theyíre less likely to vote for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) because of her support for Obamacare. But Landrieu, who is one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats, isnít listening to her constituents. She insists that she would support Obamacare again if it came up for a vote in the Senate: ďThe Affordable Care Act, as I said, the bill itself has got very good concepts and yes, I would support it...
  • Senator Landrieuís Deception (When will Mary sign up for Husseincare 21.2 like she promised?)

    12/07/2013 11:33:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/06/13 | Carrie Severino
    Senator Landrieu has decided to ratchet up her deception of Louisiana voters by lying about my organizationís ad exposing her. She calls it ďblatantly false,Ē but never identifies a single factual error. Instead she tries to change the subject. Landrieu pointed out that some of the judges she voted for received bipartisan support and others never won confirmation. Unfortunately, that does nothing to contest the basic factual claim of the ad: that she has voted for every one of the presidentís nominees.
  • Senate Democrat: Oh, I Would Totally Vote For Obamacare Again

    12/05/2013 4:37:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    Senator Mary Landrieuís (D-LA) approval ratings are imploding. So what's she doing to counteract this trend as she prepares to run for re-election? She's telling her constituents she would vote for ObamacareÖďagainĒ: Landrieu also responded to political attacks Wednesday on her support for Obamacare. "The Affordable Care Act, as I said, the bill itself has got very good concepts and yes, I would support it again," Landrieu said. "But, that doesn't excuse the poor roll out of what should have happened. There should have not been a glitch in the software." These comments are particularly interesting because Landrieu is...
  • Conservative group hits Landrieu with ad on judicial nominations

    12/02/2013 8:45:32 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 12/2/13 | Sean Sullivan
    A conservative group is taking to the airwaves in Louisiana Monday to attack Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) for supporting President Obama's judicial nominees. "Mary Landrieu voted for every one of Obama's liberal activist judges," says the narrator of the 30-second ad from the Judicial Crisis Network. The ad also goes after Landrieu for supporting a measure to eliminate filibusters in the Senate for most presidential nominees, a maneuver known as the "nuclear option." "Landrieu even helped change the rules to pack a key court with new liberal judges," the narrator says. Judicial Crisis Network is spending six figures to air...
  • Sen. Landrieu defends Affordable Care Act (Has exempt Mary signed up yet?)

    11/30/2013 5:31:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    KSLA ^ | 11/30/13
    **SNIP** Landrieu made the comments today at the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus and the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus Foundation 29th Annual Bayou Classic Scholarship Jazz Brunch in New Orleans. Landrieu delivered the keynote address at the event and said providing quality healthcare to everyone can be done. She says the Affordable Care Act is the answer. **SNIP** Landrieu added, "So despite the fact there are some leaders in our state that say no and pull out the rug -- we are going to say yes and we're going to lay down a foundation. We're going to keep fighting to do...
  • Poll shows strong Vitter, weak Landrieu and Democrats

    11/26/2013 4:45:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 11/26/13 | Jeffrey Sadow
    A poll about the fortunes of Louisiana U.S. Senate candidates next year and gubernatorial candidates the year after provided excellent news for Republicans in federal office and highlighted the continually deteriorating position of Democrats in the state. Among other things, the recent survey by Southern Media and Opinion Research looked at answers for likely voters for the offices of senator and governor. For the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Mary Landrieu, she led U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy 41-34 percent, with another Republican challenger recent state arrival Rob Maness at 10 percent.
  • Obama to Landrieu: I Donít Need You Anymore (only 51 required)

    11/25/2013 10:17:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/25/13 | Dan Holler
    **SNIP** Last week, Landrieu was ďthrilledĒ to join 51 of her Democrat colleagues in invoking the nuclear option. The controversial move, which Obama opposed in 2005 saying it was ďmore about power than about fairness,Ē stripped the minorityís ability to filibuster executive branch nominees and most judicial nominees. In 2005, Obama cautioned ďthis rule change will be no fairer to a Republican minority than it is to a Democratic minority.Ē After the vote, a Politico reporter updated the Red Team versus Blue Team implications, suggesting Obama will no longer depend on ďRepublicans like John McCain of Arizona, Kelly Ayotte of...
  • Sen. Mary Landrieu will buy health coverage in Louisiana and lose out on federal subsidy

    11/25/2013 6:43:53 AM PST · by BerniesFriend · 61 replies
    Times Picayune (NOLA.com) ^ | 11/22/2013 | Bruce Alpert
    Sen. Mary Landrieu will buy health coverage in Louisiana and lose out on federal subsidy WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said Friday that she and her husband will buy their health insurance from Louisiana's Affordable Care Act marketplace. That decision means she won't qualify for the federal contribution provided to federal employees, including members of Congress and their staffs. It can be as high as $11,377 for a family health plan. Members of Congress and their staffs must buy insurance through Washington D.C.'s small business exchange to qualify for continued federal health subsidies, under a recent directive from the...
  • (Exempt) Sen. Mary Landrieu will buy health coverage in Louisiana and lose out on federal subsidy

    11/22/2013 4:06:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    NOLA ^ | 11/22/13 | Bruce Alpert
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said Friday that she and her husband will buy their health insurance from Louisiana's Affordable Care Act marketplace. That decision means she won't qualify for the federal subsidy provided to federal employees, including members of Congress and their staffs. The subsidy can be as high as $11,377 for a family health plan. **SNIP** As a result of her personal decision on health coverage, Landrieu could also lose federal retirement health benefits. To qualify for retirement benefits, a member of Congress or federal government employee must be enrolled in a federal health plan, or, for...