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Which Democratic Senator is ‘Hiding’ Over Obamacare?

Yankee Traveler 2012/06/30 17:11:07

We know that the Obamacare decision is technically a victory for the
administration. But judging by the reaction of some vulnerable
Democrats, we’re having trouble seeing precisely how that works. Indeed,
at least one Democrat appears to be too frightened to say anything.

How about we all contact our states senators just to see how many more of these money grubbing socialist are in hiding!


Who? Why, Democratic Senator Clare McCaskill of Missouri, who faces
one of the toughest reelection battles this year, and won’t even comment
on whether she agrees with the Court. McCaskill originally voted for
the law, so you’d expect her to be doing a victory lap.

In the event that McCaskill has changed her mind, this won‘t be the
first time she’s reversed course on the national Democratic party.
McCaskill is one of several Democratic lawmakers, for instance, who have
announced that they won’t be attending the Democratic National
Convention this year. Still, it‘s an awfully strange reaction for
someone whose vote on a law that’s considered a landmark was crucial to
its passing in the first place. Again, we know the Obamacare decision is
supposed to be a victory for Democrats. But if Claire McCaskill hasn’t
figured that out, we wonder whether it’s a victory for all of them, or
just the one occupying the oval office.

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  • shadow76 2012/07/01 18:20:39
    shadow76
    +1
    Arrogant Coward to the end!
  • ScottyG - Faqueue 2012/07/01 17:51:38
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +1
    They all know this is a real ass biter.
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/30 23:53:24
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    She hasn't read the bill. She doesn't know what's in it.
    we have to pass it to see whats in it
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/30 22:36:24
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +4
    What a coward! Those Democrats who do make a statement only spout BS anyway, so it is not like you are missing anything.
  • Yankee ... WhereIs... 2012/07/01 10:15:26
    Yankee Traveler
    +1
    Notice the so called "blue dogs" have been silent for a long time now?
  • TruBluTopaz 2012/06/30 21:49:10
    TruBluTopaz
    +4
    Mccaskill was one of the reasons that they resorted to a contrived procedural over an up or down vote on the bill. She's also not going to the DNC convention AND the chairman of the convention committee has told Democrats in trouble not to come. I think we should make sure that NONE of the Democrats in office attend by making their reelections so in peril that they can't even utter Obama's name without a backlash.
  • Yankee ... TruBluT... 2012/07/01 10:17:06
    Yankee Traveler
    +1
    Every time one of them opens their mouth call them a liar before they even utter a word.
  • Dee 2012/06/30 21:36:11
    Dee
    +2
    I think McCaskill is afraid of voter backlash. She has access to the same polls as everyone else does which show the majority still do not support Obamacare. She does not want to draw attention to the fact she was an avid supporter of Obamacare and voted for it. Typical political coward.
  • sglmom 2012/06/30 20:46:56
    sglmom
    +3
    Oh, I will definitely vote against the one from my state ..
    that wrote into that Abominable mess ..
    the payback for play for AARP ..
    (the organization that screwed the elders they purported to represent)
    and his 'selected' kickbacks ..
  • Chi~Cat 2012/06/30 18:06:48
    Chi~Cat
    +3
    She narrowly won the in 2006, and I mean narrowly (49.6% to 47.3%). Yeah, she remembers how tough that race was; more likely than not, McCaskill is probably knocking on law firms' doors right now seeking employment for the inevitable loss she will suffer this fall.

    List of US senators: http://www.senate.gov/general...
  • Yankee ... Chi~Cat 2012/07/01 10:19:46
    Yankee Traveler
    +1
    They're all a bunch of liars and they need to be reminded of that as often as possible and publicly
  • Space Invader 2012/06/30 18:05:27
    Space Invader
    +5
    Democrat Senators Up For Re-Election In 2012

    There are 51 Democrat Senators and two Independents who vote with the Democrats and 47 Republican Senators.

    Republicans can win a majority in the Senate by holding the seats of the 10 Republicans up for re-election in 2012 and winning 4 or more Senate seats currently held by Democrats.

    Daniel Akaka, Hawaii

    Four-term incumbent Democrat Daniel Akaka was re-elected in 2006 with 62% of the vote. Akaka has decided not to run for re-election in 2012.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico

    Five-term incumbent Democrat Jeff Bingaman was re-elected in 2006 with 70.6% of the vote. Bingaman has decided to not run for re-election in 2012.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Sherrod Brown, Ohio

    One-term incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown was elected in 2006 with 56% of the vote. Brown will seek re-election in 2012 when he will be 60 years old.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Maria Cantwell, Washington

    Two-term incumbent Democrat Maria Cantwell was re-elected in 2006 with 57% of the vote over Republican Mike McGavick. Cantwell will seek re-election in 2012.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Benjamin Cardin, Maryland

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    Democrat Senators Up For Re-Election In 2012

    There are 51 Democrat Senators and two Independents who vote with the Democrats and 47 Republican Senators.

    Republicans can win a majority in the Senate by holding the seats of the 10 Republicans up for re-election in 2012 and winning 4 or more Senate seats currently held by Democrats.

    Daniel Akaka, Hawaii

    Four-term incumbent Democrat Daniel Akaka was re-elected in 2006 with 62% of the vote. Akaka has decided not to run for re-election in 2012.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico

    Five-term incumbent Democrat Jeff Bingaman was re-elected in 2006 with 70.6% of the vote. Bingaman has decided to not run for re-election in 2012.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Sherrod Brown, Ohio

    One-term incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown was elected in 2006 with 56% of the vote. Brown will seek re-election in 2012 when he will be 60 years old.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Maria Cantwell, Washington

    Two-term incumbent Democrat Maria Cantwell was re-elected in 2006 with 57% of the vote over Republican Mike McGavick. Cantwell will seek re-election in 2012.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Benjamin Cardin, Maryland

    First-term incumbent Democrat Ben Cardin was elected in 2006 with 54% of the vote against former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele. He will be 69 years old in 2012 and will seek re-election.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Thomas Carper, Delaware

    Two-term incumbent Democrat Tom Carper was reelected with 70% of the vote in 2006. He will be 65 years old in 2012. Carper will seek re-election.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Robert Casey, Jr., Pennsylvania

    One-term incumbent Democrat Bob Casey, Jr., the son of popular former Governor Bob Casey, was elected in 2006 with 58.7% of the vote, defeating then-incumbent Rick Santorum. He was the first Democrat elected to a full term in the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania since 1962. Casey will seek re-election.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Kent Conrad, North Dakota

    Four-term incumbent Democrat Kent Conrad was re-elected in 2006 with 69% of the vote. Conrad has decided to not run for re-election in 2012.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Diane Feinstein, California

    Four-term incumbent Democrat Dianne Feinstein was re-elected in 2006 with 59% of the vote. She will be 79 years old in 2012 and will run for re-election in 2012.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Kirsten Gillibrand, New York

    Two-term former Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton was re-elected in 2006 with 67% of the vote. She narrowly lost the 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination to Barack Obama. She resigned on January 21, 2009 when the Senate confirmed her as Secretary of State. On January 23, Governor David Paterson appointed Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to the seat. Gillibrand won a special election in 2010 with 61.2% of the vote. Gillibrand will seek re-election.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota

    One-term incumbent Democrat Amy Klobuchar was elected in 2006 with 58% of the vote, she will seek re-election in 2012.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Herb Kohl, Wisconsin

    Four-term incumbent Democrat Herb Kohl, owner of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks and member of the founding family of the Kohl's department store chain, announced he would not seek reelection in 2012. He was reelected in 2006 with 67% of the vote and will be 77 years old in 2012.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Joe Manchin, West Virginia

    Nine-term former Democrat Robert Byrd, the longest serving U.S. Senator in history, was re-elected in 2006 with 64.4% of the vote. On June 28, 2010, Senator Byrd died at the age of 92, leaving this seat vacant. A special election to fill this seat was held in November 2010, which Democratic Governor Joe Manchin won with 53.5% of the vote. Manchin will be 65 years old in 2012.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Claire McCaskill, Missouri

    One-term incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill was elected in 2006 with 49.6% of the vote, narrowly defeating then-incumbent Jim Talent. McCaskill will seek re-election in 2012, so far with no prominent Democrat challenging her.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Robert Menendez, New Jersey

    One-term incumbent Democrat Bob Menendez became the first Hispanic Senator to represent New Jersey in January 2006 when Former Senator Jon Corzine appointed him to the office after having resigned to become Governor, following his election to said office in November 2005. Menendez comfortably defeated Republican state Senator Tom Kean, Jr., son of popular former Governor and 9/11 Commission Chairman Tom Kean and was comfortably elected in November 2006 to a full term. He will be 58 years old in 2012.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Ben Nelson, Nebraska

    Two-term incumbent and former Governor Democrat Ben Nelson was re-elected in 2006 with 64% of the vote. He will be 71 years old in 2012. Nelson has decided to seek a third term. Pundits and analysts have suggested Nelson will be one of the most vulnerable incumbents in 2012 after he secured deals to exempt Nebraska from new Medicaid payments, ease excise taxes on home state health insurance companies, and broker abortion deals in the Senate healthcare bill.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Bill Nelson, Florida

    Two-term incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson was reelected with 60% of the vote in 2006 against controversial former Secretary of State of Florida Katherine Harris. He will be 70 years old in 2012. Nelson will seek re-election.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Debbie Stabenow, Michigan

    Two-term incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow was re-elected in 2006 with 57% of the vote to 41% for Oakland County Sheriff and former State Senate Majority Leader Michael Bouchard after narrowly defeating Republican incumbent Spencer Abraham in 2000. Republican Conservative Constitutionalist and Tea Party Activist Chad Dewey announced his intent to run in the 2012 election while attending the Tax Day Tea Party event in Washington D.C. on April 15, 2010. Also libertarian activist Scotty Boman is considering a run as a Republican. On May 11, it was reported that Congressman Thad McCotter was thinking of entering the race.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Jon Tester, Montana

    One-term incumbent Democrat Jon Tester was elected in 2006 by a 49.2% to 48.3% margin, narrowly defeating incumbent Conrad Burns. Tester will seek re-election. Republican Congressman Denny Rehberg has announced his candidacy for the seat. A March 20, 2011 poll taken for Lee Newspapers shows Tester leading Rehberg by a statistically insignificant margin of 46% to 45%.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Jim Webb, Virginia

    One-term incumbent Democrat Jim Webb was elected in 2006 by a margin of 0.6%, narrowly defeating then-incumbent George Allen in the biggest upset of the 2006 elections. Announcing that he did not want spend his life in politics, Webb said he will not run for re-election. The Republican Party of Virginia decided that the Republican nominee for this senate seat would be determined through a primary, as opposed to a state convention which had been used in more recent years. On January 24, 2011, George Allen announced that he will seek the Republican nomination. Jamie Radtke, head of the Virginia Tea Party Patriots, has filed papers to run for the Republican nomination.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island

    One-term incumbent Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse was elected in 2006 with 53.5% of the vote, defeating then-incumbent Lincoln Chafee by 6 percentage points. Whitehouse will seek reelection.Potential Republican Candidates include Former Governor Donald Carcieri, 2010 Republican nominee for Governor John Robitaille, and Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian.
    Voted for ObamaCare.
    Voted Against Cut, Cap, and Balance.

    They need to go!!!!
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  • jeane Space I... 2012/07/01 07:27:13
    jeane
    +1
    Thank you for this vital information SI.
  • Space I... jeane 2012/07/01 12:47:26
    Space Invader
    +1
    you're welcome..we need to work to clear the plague that his infested our government
  • Space Invader 2012/06/30 18:02:19
    Space Invader
    +6
    you can run; but Missouri won't let you hide lady........
  • No nonsense NanC...don't BS... 2012/06/30 18:01:10
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +4
    All of the Democrats that are up for reelection in 2012.
  • Dwight PWCM 2012/06/30 17:55:00
    Dwight PWCM
    +7
    Senator Kay Hagan, D, NC, is also no where to be seen. Although she is not up for re-election untill 2014, Hagan Should have been expected to campainge for Obama in NC this year, just because she is the Democrat Senator from this battleground State.

    Indications are that Kay Hagan will have a very tough re-election campainge in "14 even without fronting for the Bamster this year. Let's hope the Obama infection picks off a few more rotten fruit from the Progressive Vine.
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2012/06/30 17:41:09
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    +9
    Any democrat that voted for the 0-Care needs to go. I guess that's all of them.
  • Yankee ... Pedro D... 2012/07/01 10:24:38
    Yankee Traveler
    +1
    Anybody that voted for obamney-care needs to go
  • Pedro D... Yankee ... 2012/07/01 14:12:29
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    +2
    If I remember correctly, no Republicans voted for it and all Democrats voted for it. Now it needs to go and get rid of all the hidden permeating attachments need to be rooted out.
  • Crazy Pete Pedro D... 2012/09/03 21:50:20
    Crazy Pete
    +3
    You must not remember, 1 republican voted for O-Carer and he is wanting to be your VP. Yes thats right Ryan voted for it, don't trust your memory use google.
  • Pedro D... Crazy Pete 2012/09/04 04:47:09
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    Tell me it's not true!
  • RastaFan 2012/06/30 17:37:49
    RastaFan
    +9
    Any Democrat who stands up tall and boasts of their support for, and the benefits of, Obamacare .... is going to be a pure walking target at the ballot box. They bloody well know that too.
  • JoeBtfsplk 2012/06/30 17:26:57
    JoeBtfsplk
    +7
    They're/she has already made excuses not to attend the DNC in NC claiming work to be done?

    I'LL SAY!


    AMERICA'S FUTURE IS ON THE LINE THIS ELECTION.

    HOPE THE SHOW ME STATE SHOWS CLARE!!!
  • Kane Fernau 2012/06/30 17:24:35
    Kane Fernau
    +7
    It's our choice, vote for socialism or capitalism.
  • D Hanes 2012/06/30 17:23:05
    D Hanes
    +9
    All these idiot dems that put this mess together should be hiding... shame on them for putting this horrid expense on the backs of the working middle class.. another tax.. and that is what it is despite the liar in the white house saying differently. shame on the Democrats.. shame , shame. This is no victory for them.. it is a death knell.. so get ready to look for new jobs.
  • HarleyCharley 2012/06/30 17:19:54
    HarleyCharley
    +9
    I hope she is voted out...
  • Farnsworth 2012/06/30 17:18:50
    Farnsworth
    +9
    Yep. I hope she is found by the voters, she is partly responsible for Obamacare. She needs to pay for it at the polls.

    Her opponent should hit her every chance he/she gets, make her defend her vote
  • Tasine 2012/06/30 17:15:04
    Tasine
    +9
    I disagree with the author's premise that the court ruling was a "win" for Democrats. The only certain thing is that America lost. This will spur conservatives and Libertarians more than any positive thing could have done. Conservatives and Libertarians will show up in droves to vote - and they'll remember who took their freedoms away.
  • Stryder Tasine 2012/06/30 17:48:49
    Stryder
    +6
    One question remains, tho. Who will the Libertarians be voting for? A third party candidate with no chance of winning? Or Romney with every chance of winning? We need them onboard.
  • Tasine Stryder 2012/06/30 18:34:18
    Tasine
    +2
    I don't know who everybody is voting for. I don't even know who I will be voting for. Anyone I might name will be vilified like the devil, and as I don't KNOW for sure at this time, I'll keep my decisions re voting private.
  • Tasine Stryder 2012/06/30 18:41:05
    Tasine
    +2
    What you need isn't other parties on board. What you need is a conservative National Committee who will put forward some candidates that the public can joyously get behind. The Republicans put up with that crap and with RINOs and deserve everything the get in the way of negatives. I was a Republican for 50 years, never missed an election. I finally got so sick and tired of their deliberate bumbling that I quit them in disgust. I want a President who has integrity, honesty, a love of freedom, AND some backbone Not sure one of those resides in the Republican Party. I doubt Romney is that person, but I could be wrong - may even vote for him. But he isn't as good a pick for quality as is Gary Johnson, Libertarian candidate.
  • Stryder Tasine 2012/06/30 18:48:33 (edited)
    Stryder
    +3
    Gary Johnson has NO chance of winning. He was the first to drop out of the primaries. Why would he win as a 3rd party candidate in a national election? Romney has a record of success. He has a background in economics. He's a far better option than another four years of Obama.

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