November 19, 2014

Throwing in the Towell

The Democrat Party has for all intents and purposes conceded that incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu will loose the upcoming run-off election in Louisiana.


The Senate held a vote on a bill to authorize construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline that was put forward by Landrieu in a somewhat transparently desperate attempt to appear pro energy to voters.

The bill, which would have been vetoed by the president anyway, was defeated by a vote of 59 - 41 failing to clear the 60 vote cloture hurdle.

The failure means that Landrieu can't even go back to her home state and blame the result on the GOP. All 45 Republicans in the current Senate voted for the bill. The bill was defeated by her party.

Make no mistake about it, if the party leadership and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wanted the bill to pass the final tally would have been 61 -  39. The political calculation was that Landrieu is going to lose and it's not worth upsetting environmental special interest supporters to try to save her.

Landrieu has been thrown under the bus. 41 of her fellow Democrats were comfortably seated passengers.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at 09:52 AM | No Comments | Add Comment


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