Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Five Democrat Vote-Switchers Totally Dead To Everyone

KISS THAT COUCH GOODBYE, DICKThere are now two conflicting 2010 and 2012 election narratives. (Well, three, really, if you count the "Mayan disaster" narrative, in which, in '12, everyone in politics is killed when the Mayans RELEASE THE KRAKEN.) One is the Republicans' "resist and repeal and refuse and other words that start with 'r'" about how they will use the giving of health insurance to the working class to get the Demoncrats out of office. And now, well, this is different: the Dems and their labor union pals think they can crucify the five Democrats who switched their votes on health care reform to "no." Basically Nancy Pelosi is going from office to office and banging a shoe on each of their desks while everyone else is out finding better Democrats to run against them. (This is going to be the longest year ever for Michael Arcuri, D-NY, of the least-Hampton of them all, the uncharming burg of Binghamton.) Also, this is AWESOME.

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KarenUhOh (#19)

Ream and Regurgitate.

conklin (#364)

Ravage and Reaganize.

Flashman (#418)

Reconsider and Reconcile?

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Rout and Renege.

Kevin (#2,559)

Roto and Rooter

kneetoe (#1,881)

What is fucking awesome and also scary is that no one has the least idea how the politics of this health reform situation will play out (yes, I should link to the post I'm commenting on, cuz that's his point–so what). Although Democratic special interests going after no voters has got to be the stupidest idea that I've heard to date.

Bittersweet (#765)

THIS. Are the party apparatchiks now going to start calling the no voters DINOs and fielding 'true believers' against them?

petejayhawk (#1,249)

A little party discipline for once isn't so terrible. If it means a little of the ol' "beating the Republicans at their own game" from time to time to get good shit done (and I count HCR as good shit, even though it leaves much to be desired), I won't complain too much.

kneetoe (#1,881)

Pretty much everyone thinks the Dems are going to lose seats, maybe even a lot of seats. People who voted no are all from predominantly conservative districts where you're not going to elect a liberal. These conservative seats are what give you the majority, which is what lets you even talk about health care, much less pass legislation on it. So spending time and money that may cause you to lose more seats is a huge waste, at least in my view. There are, of course, other ways to look at it.

Bittersweet (#765)

Wow, way to set my moderate heart aflutter, kneetoe.

*bats eyelashes*

sigerson (#179)

Damn, Nancy Pelosi gets shit done! Do not fuck with her. Amazing.

I often quote Will Rogers: "I belong to no organized political party. I am a Democrat" but maybe I should reconsider…

HiredGoons (#603)

This whole debacle has made me really, really like Nancy Pelosi, who previously I could not stand.

the teeth (#380)

Only one 'really', but otherwise: +1.

HiredGoons (#603)

You're… you're right.

MikeBarthel (#1,884)

Arcuri is from the district where I grew up, and while my mom is rightly mad at him (and he really should've voted for health care) I'm not sure getting a more liberal dem is really going to help. If you look at the election results ( for the past few elections, it had been a solid Republican seat since 1983 until Arcuri won it in 2008, and his vote margin (18k) is dwarfed by the margins GOP candidates won by, though admittedly many of those were incumbant races. It's a moderate district, but it's moderate-conservative, and I think if the Dems want to keep that seat they either better get someone even more respectable than Arcuri or leave it the fuck alone.

shorty (#885)

Freakin' Lynch. I voted for that fucker when I lived in Boston. Here's a good explanation of his voting record:
The thing is, part of his district (South Boston) is fairly conservative so I am afraid of who they would elect in his place. Still, I'm heading over to Harmony Wu's site to donate to her campaign.

HiredGoons (#603)

It's Cthulu, Choire; the Mayans are going to release Cthulu.

Christ, I have to do everything around here.

gumplr (#66)

Kraken LOL.

Mindpowered (#948)

I'd just be giant calamari.

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