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Harry Reid And The
Crumbling Democratic Caucus

PJ Media, by Matt Vespa

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/2/2013 11:30:15 AM

Iowa is about to have an openSenate seat for the first time in twenty-nine years. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) decided to bolt from the U.S. Senate, as did Jay Rockefeller (D-WV). However, why are safe Democrats retiring from the U.S. Senate? Rockefeller and Harkin, for example, could’ve been there for life. Is it because Sen. Harry Reid is making things so miserable that stalwarts of the left, like Harkin, are crying “uncle?” The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin thinks so, and said to watch for three more retirements as 2014 draws nearer.

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This sounds like a bit of good news. However, we all know how capable the Republicans are at shooting themselves in the foot.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/2/2013 11:58:52 AM     (No. 9154317)

I rather doubt Rockefeller and Harkin dislike Reid all that much. When your party is in the majority in the Senate, life is pretty good. More of the fact these two getting out before it all hits the fan.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/2/2013 12:19:11 PM     (No. 9154362)

What difference does it make? The GOP doesn`t want the senate or the WH. They proved that in 2012.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/2/2013 12:25:53 PM     (No. 9154379)

Perhaps they want to distance themselves from the communist wing of the Demonrat party, or find a safe place before the economy crashes. Somehow the move is about "saving" themselves, it always is.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/2/2013 12:27:40 PM     (No. 9154383)

Just because a couple old leftists retire doesn´t mean they all will. But it´s interesting to see how old and decrepit the Senate Democrats have become. Time will eventually remove them all.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365, 2/2/2013 12:28:42 PM     (No. 9154386)

This could just be a case of cashing in for the big bucks from being an ex-Senator, especially Harkin. Their federal pensions will be $160,000 per year with free health care. If Obama doesn´t appoint them ambassadors, they become highly paid lobbyists or presidents of a large university. Plus book deals, paid speaking engagements, etc. Even the dolt Chuck Hagel had 12 speaking engagements in 2012, surely at $50,000 per event.

Since GOP controls House, no major liberal legislation will pass for 2 or more years, so why waste time on roll calls and procedural matters when you could be enriching yourself?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Vivi, 2/2/2013 12:30:26 PM     (No. 9154390)

These are the guys that put huge government social programs in place that are so gargantuan they can only be funded by running huge deficits or borrowing from a communist country. They are also the ones that not only ignored the demographic slow motion train wreck that is social security but made it worse by lying to us for decades about any proposals to right it.

All to get their sorry backsides elected for six more years.

They obviously have nothing but contempt for us. They´ll spend their remaining years telling themselves they made a difference. They did do that.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jackie, 2/2/2013 12:33:54 PM     (No. 9154400)

I believe they are getting out before the pitchfork and torches catch up to them. They voted for Obamacare and the other extreme liberal mess. They screwed this country..now they will head out of Dodge with their ill gotten gains... maybe they won´t get to enjoy retirement very long....*grin*

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/2/2013 12:34:05 PM     (No. 9154401)

Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, democratic dunce, came out against coal. West Virginia residents have put up with alot from the dunce, but that support by him of President Hologram, and against coal, was way too much for them to stomach. (Rockefeller told his consituents that they had to face reality about coal. Talk about stupid.)

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/2/2013 2:56:46 PM     (No. 9154642)

Reid has become a complete tool of King Barky,so nothing can get done.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/2/2013 3:15:37 PM     (No. 9154670)

DimRatz abandon a sinking ship of state.

And some of ´em just get too old to care.

Buh-Bye!! Go away and stay there...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Beca, 2/2/2013 3:30:29 PM     (No. 9154682)

Rockefeller cares not about what the people in wv want. Twice the state voted against obungler. Twice Jaybird supported him. At least Manchin stood up for coal. Manchin doesn´t vote lock step with the rats. Smart of him. He will keep his jOb longer. Rockefeller is a carpetbagger who needs to retire. Bring on Shelly Moore capito

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 2/2/2013 4:19:15 PM     (No. 9154736)

I suspect these guys know karma is coming in 2014 and hope they can escape her nasty fangs in their tushes.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pickle1, 2/2/2013 5:08:07 PM     (No. 9154782)

I remember Harry in Las Vegas. He was as crooked and slimy than as he is today.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dotty, 2/2/2013 6:35:32 PM     (No. 9154905)

I´m thinking these guys know a collapse is coming and they are heading for their safe houses, yachts, or Switzerland.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 2/2/2013 6:44:25 PM     (No. 9154909)

The harry who was strongly invested in Nevada Sporting houses before they were legal? That harry?
You will know collapse is near when he and Nancy recuse themselves from the profound service they have given to the nation and are retiring.
Too bad they are both too old to live through the tough times they have given to their great grand children.

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