Louisiana Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu Says Barack Obama Struggles Politically in South Because Southerners Are Racist and Sexist … Oh Yeah and that Energy Policy
Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu went there … The South is racist and sexist …
With just days ahead of the 2014 midterm elections and incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu is in a close race, she did what comes natural for Democrats when they have nothing to run on of their own, play the race and sex card. In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Mary Landrieu stated that Barack Obama has had a difficult time politically in the South because, “The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader. It”s not always been a good place for women to present ourselves.” WHAT? In a mark of desperation, Mary Landrieu went there. How tired is this constant cry of racism and war on woman? Sorry Mary, but Obama’s struggles in the South have everything to do with his policies like his anti-energy ones and Obamacare.
This divisive stunt by Landrieu might just cost the Democrats any close election in Southern states like North Carolina, Georgia and Arkansas. The issue before the election will be whether these Democrat candidates agree with Mary Landrieu that the South is racist and sexist.
LANDRIEU: One of the main reasons is because his energy policies are really different than ours. I mean, we’re a pro-production state. We wanna drill almost anywhere. People believe that it’s an opportunity for Americans to become energy self-sufficient.
One of the reasons that the president’s so unpopular is because HE put the moratorium on off-shore drilling. remember? After Macondo. And our state was furious about that. Now he could have shut down the BP operations but he didn’t, he shut down the whole Gulf. When you shut down the whole gulf of Mexico it puts a lot of people here at risk and out of business. That’s number one.
I’ll be very very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader. It”s not always been a good place for women to present ourselves. It’s more of a conservative place. So we’ve had to work a little bit harder on that, but you know, the people trust me, I believe. Really they do. Trust me to do the right thing for the state.
Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu said Thursday that the issue of race is a major reason that President Barack Obama has struggled politically in Southern states.
“I’ll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans,” Landrieu told NBC News in an interview. “It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader.”
Noting that the South is “more of a conservative place,” she added that women have also faced challenges in “presenting ourselves.
Comment in response from Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, who called it “remarkably divisive.” The Gateway Pundit reminds us that Bobby Jindal is an Indian-American.
“She appears to be living in a different century,” he said in a statement. “Implied in her comments is the clear suggestion that President Obama and his policies are unpopular in Louisiana because of his ethnicity. That is a major insult by Senator Landrieu to the people of Louisiana and I flatly reject it.”
Suffolk University/USA TODAY Poll: Republican Challenger Cory Gardner Leads by 7 Points Over Mark Udall in Colorado U.S. Senate Race
WOW, a Colorado Rocky Mountain High for Republican Challenger Cory Gardner …
Just two weeks ahead of the 2014 elections and a recent Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll has Republican challenger Cory Gardner ahead of incumbent Mark Udall by 7 points in the race for the Colorado US Senate seat. The poll shows Gardner leading Udall, 46% to 39%, with 6% for other independent candidates and 9% undecided. An incumbent candidate with only 39%, that usually means they are toast. If a state like Colorado that has been trending blue in recent years is shifting this much to the red in this election cycle, there really could be a wave election for the Republicans … with really no help from the GOP. With Barack Obama’s continued falling approval rating, failed policies and unpopular presidency … those that have sided with Obama are taking a hit in the 2014 elections. This Senate seat really does appear to be slipping away from the Democrats, one that not many really counted as a GOP pickup several months ago.
RCP has all polls for Gardner and the challenger up by 4.
The poll of likely voters in the general election shows 46 percent backing Gardner and Udall with 39 percent, with 9 percent undecided and 6 percent spread among four independent and third-party candidates.
The Colorado race for governor continues to be a close race, with former Congressman Bob Beauprez, a Republican, leading Democratic incumbent John Hickenlooper 45 percent to 43 percent, with 8 percent undecided. Beauprez is gaining while Hickenlooper’s numbers have not moved from a month ago, when he led Beauprez 43 percent to 41 percent.
The Obama factor
Anti-Obama sentiment seems to be on the rise in Colorado. The president’s unfavorable rating was 56 percent; his job disapproval was 57 percent; and 56 percent said that Obamacare is bad for Colorado. Udall’s unfavorable numbers at 54 percent are in line with Obama’s.
New England College Polling Center: Republican Scott Brown Leads In NH Senate Race Over Incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen
Hmm … new poll has Brown ahead of Shaheen in NH Senate race …
In the most recent poll from the New England College Polling Center, has Republican Scott Brown leading the incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen for the US Senate seat in New Hampshire, 48.0% to 46.9%. The Brown lead is within the margin of error; however, trending into the lead in the final weeks before the November midterm elections is key. Breitbart.com discusses Brown’s hammering of Shaheen on being the same as Obama and too soft on immigration, too soft on ISIS and incompetent in their Ebola response. If the polls continue to trend toward Brown, currently Shaheen has a lead, the midterm elections could get really ugly for Democrats. Sorry, but partisan Democrat tracking polls do not count. If Democrats lose the Granite state, Senate Democrats could lose up to 8 or 9 seats in a wave election.
Hey New Hampshire … What can Brown do you you?
It comes after a brutal series of political bouts between Brown and Shaheen. Brown has hammered Shaheen and President Barack Obama for being too soft on immigration, creating national security and public health risks while ISIS terrorists surge into more power in the Middle East and Ebola runs rampant through Africa and has crossed into America due to Thomas Eric Duncan—the first case diagnosed in the U.S.—allegedly lying to immigration agents to get into the U.S. when asked if he had come in contact with the disease.
Interestingly, this new poll shows Brown has actually picked up a point and a half with women voters since the previous New England College poll on Oct. 3. The previous poll showed Brown getting 41.9 percent of female voters—while the new poll shows Brown getting 43.1 percent among female voters.
That’s significant because it suggests a series of Democratic Party and Shaheen campaign attacks on Brown in the vein of the infamous 2012 “war on women” have either fallen flat or backfired.
RUT-ROH … DSCC Pulls TV Advertising for Democrat Senate Challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes … VIDEO of Grimes – McConnell Senate Debate
Democrats waiving white flag in Kentucky Senate race …
Bad news for Democrats ahead of 2014 elections, the TV ads go dark from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for Kentucky Democrat Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has had a consistent lead in the polls and seems to be pulling away at the end, even after the DSCC has spent millions in ads. Put a fork in her, Grimes is done. In their Senate debate, challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes once again refused to answer the simple question of whether she voted for Barack Obama or not. She claimed her lack of a response was based on principle. I think we all know it was based on politics as Obama is very unpopular in the Blue Grass state and lost 60% to 38% to Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
After a significant investment in support of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the DSCC had not reserved time for the final three weeks of the race and, as of today, is no longer on the air.
DSCC Goes Dark in Kentucky
“The DSCC has now spent more than 2 million in Kentucky and continues to make targeted investments in the ground game while monitoring the race for future investments, but is currently not on the air in the state,” a DSCC official told CQ Roll Call.
Democrats pulled their TV advertising in Kentucky from now through election day, leaving Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes without air support from the national party, which had invested heavily in trying to unseat the Senate’s top Republican.
It’s a sign of how stretched Democrats are in defending their own turf across the country that they can no longer afford to go on offense in the marquee race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
But Grimes sources insist they’ll be fine on their own. The campaign, sources said, is flush with $4.4 million cash on hand — much more than other Democrats on the ballot this year.
“Money is not an issue in this campaign,” a Grimes source said.
Note to Grimes, yes money is the only thing in a campaign when you are the challenger and the Democrats have claimed they have more than the GOP and plan to carpet-bomb the airwaves with political ads.
Gallup Poll: Barack Obama 39% Approval – 56% Disapprove … Obama Dragging Down the Democrats Ahead of the 2014 Elections
BARACK OBAMA … THE TOXIC PRESIDENT.
Democrats have more to worry about than just voter turnout for the 2014 midterm election. The Obama wave that swept the Democrats into power is also going to be the tsunami that destroys them. Don’t look for President Barack Obama to be campaigning in any of the 2014 Senate battleground states from now until election day. According to the most recent Gallup poll, 3 day rolling average, Obama’s approval rating is at 39%, disapproval stands at 56%. It is not just one poll that has Obama in the 30 percent approval range, it is one of many including Reuters and Fox News. Is it any wonder why no Democrat candidate in a close race or any red state Senate Democrats want him any where near their campaigns?
Senate Democrat candidates in Alaska, Louisiana, South Dakota, Montana, Iowa, Arkansas, West Virginia, and Colorado find themselves in serious trouble with Obama no where to be found. Those Democrats that were swept into office on the coattails of the BS myth of “hope & Change” now find themselves at its backlash.
Michelle Obama Gaffe… Campains for Democrat Iowa Senate Candidate “Bruce Bailey” … Too Bad His Name is Bruce Braley
Michelle Obama’s Joe Biden moment … Note to First Lady Michelle Obama, when campaigning for a candidate, know their name.
While campaigning in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley, Michelle Obama referred to him on at least seven occasions as Bruce “Bailey”. After repeating the Democrat candidates incorrect name and proving the wrong web site she was finally corrected by shouts from the audience. One of the more ironic parts of Michelle Obama’s speech, seen HERE: 1:10 mark, was making her diatribe about her and Barack and her reminiscing about Iowa when her husband first ran for president. Imagine that, the Obama’s making the story all about them? She stated, “Because you all treated us like family and you didn’t even know us. You hosted us at house parties all across the states and i can remember almost every house I was in.” That’s interesting, she can remember the houses she was in, but not the Democrat candidates name she is campaigning for. Oops!!!
Michelle Obama also referred to Braley as a Marine Corps veteran. WRONG AGAIN!!! Bruce Brailey was never in the Marine Corps, his father was. However, the only name you really need to know in the Iowa Senate race is Republican candidate Joni Ernst, who actually is a member of the Army reserve and National Guard and likes “TO CUT PORK”.
While campaigning in Des Moines, Iowa Friday for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley, she referred to him multiple times as “Bailey” before she was corrected by someone shouting from the audience.
The flub came despite a huge array of signs in the hall where she was speaking, all spelling Braley’s name correctly.
The first lady also referred to Braley as a Marine Corps veteran, which he is not. Braley’s staff said she meant to refer to his late father, Byard Braley, a Marine who fought at Iwo Jima.
Braley’s opponent in the Senate race, Republican Joni Ernst, is a member of the Army reserve and National Guard.
DEMOCRAT DODGEBALL … Democrat Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes Won’t Even Say If She Voted For Barack Obama
Why on earth would anyone from Kentucky vote for a candidate who could not answer just a simple question as, who did you vote for?
Hey Alison Lundergan Grimes, this is not supposed to be a trick question. Democrat Senate challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes continually evaded and dodged the “did you vote for Obama” question as she was looking to get the endorsement from the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board. As Patches O’Hoolihan would say, “If you can dodge a vote for Obama question, you can dodge a ball.” Grimes is taking on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. According to RCP, McConnell is ahead by 3% points and the polls are all started to trend in his direction.
Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Grimes, who is hoping to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, refused today to say whether she voted for President Obama.
Grimes, who was seeking the endorsement from the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board, repeatedly dodged the question.
Sure, it’s a sad commentary on Obama. But it is also, quite simply, one of the most craven performances I have ever seen on the campaign trail.
Why would a Democrat candidate just answer the question and say, yes I voted for Obama? She is a Democrat, who honestly thinks that she voted for John McCain in 2008 or Mitt Romney in 2012? However, this is the painful extent that Democrats are willing to go to distance themselves from Barack Obama and his toxic presidency.
Des Moines Register’s new poll numbers are making Democrat Senate candidate Bruce Braley squeal like a pig …
The Republican party needs a net pick up of six US Senate seats in the 2014 midterm elections. It appears now that they may have many different ways to gain that number, including a pick up in Iowa. The latest Des Moines Register Iowa poll has Republican Joni Ernst leading Democrat Bruce Braley 44% to 38%. How bad is it for the Democrats and Braley in Iowa, Braley is not even winning his home district. Also, 2/3 of likely voters believe it is a problem that he missed a large percentage of Veterans Affairs Committee meetings in the U.S. House and 59% think his role in crafting Obamacare is a problem. Braley is also polling poorly with rural voters as only 15% support him compared with 58% for Ernst.
First debate between Iowa U.S. Senate candidates Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst
The Democratic U.S. Senate candidate is 6 points behind his GOP rival, Joni Ernst, according to The Des Moines Register’s new Iowa Poll of likely voters.
Ernst leads 44 percent to 38 percent in a race that has for months been considered deadlocked. She leads nearly 4-1 with rural voters, and is up double digits with independents.
“Very interesting, and good news not just for Ernst but also for the GOP’s chances of taking the U.S. Senate,” said national political prognosticator Larry Sabato of “Sabato’s Crystal Ball.”
Just seven months ago, political analysts considered Braley almost a shoo-in for a seat held for 30 years by liberal Democrat Tom Harkin.
Republicans need a net pickup of 6 Senate seats in the 2014 midterm elections in order to wrestle control away from Harry Reid and Democrats.
The GOP need a net pickup of 6 Senate seats in order to gain control of the US Senate. A recent NBC/Marist poll shows that although Democrat incumbent Sen. Mark Udall is still leading in Colorado, Republicans are surging in the key “red” state races in Kentucky and Arkansas. US Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) leads incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor by five points among likely voters, 45% to 40%. Although Kentucky is not a pickup for the GOP, some Democrats have thought that it could be a possible loss for the GOP. However, that does not appear to be the case. In reality, the GOP already is at a +3 as Republicans will pick up seats in the open Senate races formerly held by Democrats in Montana, West Virginia and South Dakota.
Other Senate seats currently held by Democrats that are now in play include Alaska, Louisiana, North Carolina, Iowa, New Hampshire and Michigan. My person opinion is that the GOP with have a net pick up of 7, possibly 8 Senate seats. If all things go right, it could be 9, but my gut feeling says this will not be a wave election like in 2010 because too many establishment Republicans are running and the establishment appears to have no clue that their conservative base is what wins elections. Not being Democrat light.
US Rep. Cotton (R-AR) calls Democrat Sen. Pryor a good Obama foot soldier, who was the deciding vote for Obamacare and who has voted with Obama 93% of the time.
Republican Senate candidates have opened up leads in the key states of Arkansas and Kentucky, putting them in a strong position to win back the U.S. Senate, according to new NBC News/Marist polls.
But another NBC/Marist poll shows Democrats holding on in the blue state of Colorado, suggesting a limit to the gains that Republicans could make in November.
In Arkansas, Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., leads incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor by five points among likely voters, 45 percent to 40 percent, with two minor candidates getting a combined 5 percent.
In Kentucky, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is ahead of Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes by eight points among likely voters, 47 percent to 39 percent, with Libertarian David Patterson getting another 8 percent.
And in Colorado, incumbent Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., is up by six points over Rep. Cory Gardner, 48 percent to 42 percent.
Barack Obama’s toxic presidency could cost Democrats control of the US Senate in 2014.
In 2008 many Democrats were swept into office on Barack Obama’s coattails like Mark Begich in Alaska, Kay Hagen in North Carolina, Jeff Merkley in Oregon, Al Franken in Minnesota, Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, and Democrat victories in Red states like Max Baucus in Montana, Tim Johnson in South Dakota, Mark Pryor in Arkansas and Mary Landrieu in Louisiana. However, that was then, this is now and 2014 presents the Democrat party with a Barack Obama “no-fly” zone to stay away from Senate races. From Obamamessiah to the toxic president in just 6 short years. Other than going to maybe Minnesota or Oregon, Obama will be a no show in the rest of the states. However, voters do not let that fool you … all of the Democrats above are fully behind Barack Obama’s agenda and have voted for Obamacare and illegal’s getting amnesty. Once the election is over, all of the above Democrat Senators will go right back to doing Obama’s bidding.
In an election that Republicans want to make all about President Barack Obama, the White House is determined to make him all but disappear in the battleground states that matter.
The White House is putting the finishing touches on a post-Labor Day schedule that will send the president to states where he’s still popular, such as: Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California, Obama officials and Democratic operatives said this week.
But in the red states that will determine control of the Senate, Obama will remain scarce. That means no personal campaign visits to states like Arkansas, Alaska, Louisiana and North Carolina. He may do some targeted outreach through robocalls, digital ads and conference calls, but the campaign plan is clear: Stay away from candidates he’s already hurting.
Obama’s no-fly zone for certain Senate campaigns reflects the deep concern among Democrats about his drag on the national ticket. Obama can’t seem to get his poll numbers out of the low 40s, he’s struggled through an endless stream of foreign policy crises, and he’s the last person that many candidates want to be forced to defend on the campaign trail.
There are 36 U.S. Senate seats up for election in 2014. Of those seats, 15 are currently held by Republicans and 21 are held by Democrats. The GOP need a net pick up of 6 seats to retain control of the Senate. The control of the Senate will be determined by the below 13 states: 1 incumbent Republican, 1 open Republican, 6 Incumbent Democrat and 5 open Democrat.
- AK: Begich (D)
- AR: Pryor (D)
- CO: Udall (D)
- GA: Open (R)
- IA: Open (D)
- KY: McConnell (R)
- LA: Landrieu (D)
- MI: Open (D)
- NC: Hagan (D)
- NH: Shaheen (D)
- MT: Open (D)
- SD: Open (D)
- WV: Open (D)