Landrieu down and out

Cassidy defeats Landrieu in Louisiana Senate race, bolstering GOP majority in new Senate

MELINDA DESLATTE Dec 6th 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, denying her a fourth term and extending the GOP’s domination of the 2014 midterm elections that put Republicans in charge of Capitol Hill for the final two years of President Barack Obama’s tenure.

With Cassidy’s victory, the GOP will hold 54 seats when the Senate convenes in January, nine more than they have now. Republican victories in two Louisiana House districts Saturday – including the seat Cassidy now holds – ensure at least 246 seats, compared to 188 for Democrats, the largest GOP advantage since the Truman administration after World War II. An Arizona recount leaves one race still outstanding.

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Mary-Whoops-Landrieu keeps on giving

Whoops: Landrieu disses Democratic backer

By James Hohmann | 12/4/14 | Politico

Talk about awkward.

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) sent a fundraising email to her list Wednesday, trying to help out her colleague Mary Landrieu ahead of Saturday’s Louisiana Senate runoff.

At almost the same time, the Louisiana Democrat was direly warning voters in her home state that Cantwell could become ranking member of the Senate Energy committee if she loses this weekend, which looks almost certain.

Landrieu told voters in New Roads, La., that she likes Cantwell very much, “but …”

“I’m not sure Louisiana’s going to think very much of a senator from Washington state who’s all for windmills and alternative energy, and doesn’t support the oil and gas industry,” she said, according to Bloomberg. “That’s who’s gonna take my place as head of this committee!”

The diss has now been picked up by the Seattle media.

In her fundraising email, Cantwell wrote that Republican Bill Cassidy has the Koch brothers, “but Mary’s got us.”

“There’s … much we can accomplish together if we send Mary Landrieu back to the Senate,” she wrote.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/12/mary-landrieu-maria-cantwell-fundraising-113325.html

Film at 11:00 …. 🙂

2 faces of Landrieu – evolution in action

Is it a bird, or plane, or just Mary Landrieu on Keystone XL? — the pipeline to politics.
(The Hill)

“After she requested the vote Wednesday, both parties were able to agree on holding a vote Tuesday on bipartisan legislation that would force the Obama administration to allow the construction of the pipeline that would transport oil from Canadian tar sands to refineries along the Gulf Coast. The House is expected to pass the bill this week.”

Wednesday:

“If they want to take my name off, put somebody’s else name on it and pass it, so be it,” Landrieu said on the floor Wednesday. “I didn’t come here to see my name in lights.” — [humble, little ol’ Mary]

Thursday:

“When they call press conferences later today and declare victory, remember who actually brought this to the floor,” Landrieu said Thursday. “I’m the senator who came to this floor.”– [Proud Mary]

Blacks are being used

“You are just a vote” is right. Sadly, and they’ll say anything for it. For years we’ve been trying to make the Dems own Barack Obama and his policies.

But the reality is Barack Obama owns them, lock and stock. They were bought in the “change you can believe in” auction. He’s their master whether they admit it or not.

See the Democrats run away from him? But he arrogantly says the Dems are his voters, too. And he’s right, lockstep they are his along with the Democrats in Congress.

[Roll Call] “I am not on the ballot this fall. Michelle’s pretty happy about that. But make no mistake: These policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them,” Obama said in prepared remarks at Northwestern University.

“This isn’t a political speech, and I’m not going to tell you who to vote for — even though I suppose it is kind of implied,” Obama said, in a sentence that became an immediate head-scratcher as the president launched into a litany of attacks on the GOP.

Obama said these are the folks who voted with him, and he is going to get that vote out.

“The bottom line is, though, these are all folks who vote with me. They have supported my agenda in Congress,” Obama said on Al Sharpton’s radio show….

“So, this isn’t about my feelings being hurt,” he said. “These are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me. And I tell them, I said, ‘You know what, you do what you need to win. I will be responsible for making sure that our voters turn up.'” — CNN

Josh Earnest explained:

“Here’s the other thing: the Democrats are going to be counting on Hispanics, African-Americans, young people, young women in particular to turn out [in the midterm] elections. The president got them to turn out in 2008 and 2012.

Why not tell Obama, ‘you didn’t build that’…nor did Democrats, the overseers?

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