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Stopping veteran Dem
retirements is top priority
for Reid, Schumer

The Hill [Washington DC], by Alexander Bolton

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/25/2012 12:53:16 PM

One of the highest immediate political priorities for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Democratic political guru Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is to persuade veteran colleagues not to retire in 2014. Democratic sources identify four senators as most likely to retire: Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa).Another possible veteran retirement is Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who has yet to announce his decision. But Democratic aides expect him to run again. Democrats would have a tough time defending their seats


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Reply 1 - Posted by: youngtexan, 11/25/2012 1:05:22 PM     (No. 9033187)

Retire, you fools!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 11/25/2012 1:10:32 PM     (No. 9033192)

John D. Rockefeller IV, Dunce, WV, is a trustfund tittybaby twice over (his wife is Chuck Percy´s daughter) and Rockefeller is dumber than a rock. Pun intended. And in a state where coal is king, Rockefeller became President Zero´s court jester.
Tim Johnson belongs in an assisted living facility - it is painful to watch him preside over a senate committee hearing, as he reads everything prepared by his staff, in a halting 2nd grader kind of reading ability at PTA open house. Former congresswoman Giffords has a brain more intact than Tim Johnson´s brain.
Lautenberg is so far over the hill (and remember how he reentered the senate on a wave of lawbreaking, which the federal courts shamelessly ignored) that his shelf life was yesterday.
If the republicans would learn how to run senate primary campaigns, and stop killing each other, we wouldn´t have the Kirsten Gillibrand baby killing Catholic in office, nor another baby killing Catholic, Barbara Mikulski, who seems to be heading towards munchkin land.
I could go on, but enough is enough.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: beveyscool1, 11/25/2012 1:21:37 PM     (No. 9033215)

Here in West Va, just about everybody expects Rockefeller to retire. University of West Va´s athletic director Oliver Luck is rumored to be quite interested in the job. He has a (D) after his name, which means if he wins the primary he is just about a shoo in for the job since ´Rats outnumber the GOP 2-1 in this state. Get ready for Joe, sorry, HONEST JOE Manchin and Luck as Senators for life in this state. Football and Democrats go together too well here, sorry to say.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: shamus, 11/25/2012 1:39:56 PM     (No. 9033237)

Ready for the rest home.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: maggie2u, 11/25/2012 1:43:26 PM     (No. 9033242)

Democrats would have a tough time defending their seats? Just how hard is it to stuff ballot boxes?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Vivi, 11/25/2012 2:08:59 PM     (No. 9033267)

By all means, let the genius cluster who sold us down the river year after year stay in and finish the job.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 11/25/2012 2:16:18 PM     (No. 9033273)

I wouldn´t want protecting and defending the Constitution to be their number one priority. Or passing a budget.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hamrman, 11/25/2012 2:16:45 PM     (No. 9033274)

Harry and Chucky must like that smell coming from the current cess pool known as the sENATE...let me get this right the head bacteria wants some of the other bacteria to remain on, how does this serve the American People?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/25/2012 2:33:50 PM     (No. 9033298)

Any Dem who´s serious about creating job opportunities should resign/retire and free up the job for someone else.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: veritas, 11/25/2012 2:40:26 PM     (No. 9033300)

Rockefeller, Harkin, Lautenberg, and Levin -- they picked the faces for Rushmore too soon!

Obviously, wielding the power of seniority counts for far more than competence.

All those wasted lightning bolts that hit nothing but a tree or skyscraper -- can´t just a handful be, uhhh, "re-aimed" to-- what? you really think that´s "not nice"? Are you serious?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: AnnG, 11/25/2012 3:05:48 PM     (No. 9033329)

I am tired of career politicians. I think it is time for term limits.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 11/25/2012 3:34:21 PM     (No. 9033359)

#5 beat me to it. Term limits, better candidates, different platform, more "inclusive"etc... - none of that matters in elections, anymore. Just find a precinct - any precinct and stuff the ballot box until you win. The dems have always known this - they were just as never as brazen as they are now. Do you think that Holder´s Justice Dept. is going to pursue any allegation of dem cheating?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 11/25/2012 6:27:38 PM     (No. 9033544)

Harry Reid should be the first to go as he is too old and corrupt to remain but as long fraud drives the elections only the Grim Reaper can remove the trash.
Nan belongs to that group too.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: veritas, 11/25/2012 6:42:09 PM     (No. 9033559)

#11, #12: We already have term limits in hand, and can impost them every 2 years.

Further, why does anyone think a career pol will be stopped by being term-limited out of any particular office? If present Office A allows only one term, they just run for another office. They know that thee offices they run for have term limits. Defeat at the polls is the only term limit that really matters. Sorry that it´s not the panacea some pursue -- which is really no answer at all.

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