Sunday, November 28, 2010

Claire McCaskill (Doomed-2012): Indulge Me While I Paper Over My Enthusiastic Support For Obamacare

I guess it's never too early to get a head start on 2012 - especially if you're a vulnerable Senate Democrat/Obamacare True Believer like Claire McCaskill.

Of course, she won't be running on her 'Obamacare True Believer' chops.
Facing a tough re-election campaign in 2012, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) tried to set herself apart from President Obama on Sunday.

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," McCaskill said that she'd voted against the president on cap-and-trade, the second round of cash-for-clunkers, comprehensive immigration reform and every omnibus bill.

McCaskill said she'd also sometimes disagreed with Obama when he was a senator.

"My record of independence, frankly, stretches back for a long period of time," she said.

When asked to name an issue where Obama had fallen short, the senator said his move into healthcare legislation at a time when he should have been focusing on job creation was "very difficult," and therefore economic issues "didn't get the attention they needed."
Unfortunately, the "difficulty" of the bill's timing didn't stop her from rubber-stamping it - much to the overwhelming displeasure of her constituents.

Should be a fun election cycle for McCaskill.


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