Blanche Lincoln to Obama: When are we going to push back against the left?

posted at 7:46 pm on February 3, 2010 by Allahpundit

This is like asking Ron Paul when he’s going to “push back” against Truthers. I’m torn between applauding her for putting The One on the spot, laughing at such a shameless attempt to burnish her centrist credentials ahead of November, and sneering that the best way to push back against the left would have been to, um, vote no on ObamaCare. Doesn’t matter, though. Enjoy your last day as the 60th vote, Blanche; Brownmania officially begins tomorrow.

Exit question: By helping get to 60, Lincoln at least made it easier for other Democrats around the country to get elected this year, right? Wrong. Click the image to watch.

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She asked a legitimate question and got a very legitimate reply: Never.

Obama has officially abandoned the moderates.

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Smells like, desperation.

Maquis on February 3, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Obama, The Man. Doubling down on stupid.

Greg Toombs on February 3, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Wow, she tossed Obama under the bus.

Amazing. Shameless, but amazing.

SteveMG on February 3, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Obama wouldn’t last a second without the left, they new he was lying and were cool with it because they assumed it was needed, screw em all.

rob verdi on February 3, 2010 at 7:50 PM

RCP servers slammed.

SteveMG on February 3, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Humm..All I get is a 503 error? Well I really didn’t want to hear from Belch anyway.

whbates on February 3, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Obama has officially abandoned the moderates.

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 7:48 PM

He abandoned them the day he took office…it just took everyone this long to lose their rose-tinted glasses.

Dark-Star on February 3, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Linky broken for me.

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Sorry Blanche. You might jump off the ship, but your going to get pulled down in the wake.

portlandon on February 3, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Senator Louis Renault is shocked to find the left in such a powerful position?

amerpundit on February 3, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Is this a lame attempt at trying to make Dear Liar appear moderate?

rbj on February 3, 2010 at 7:53 PM

She asked a legitimate question and got a very legitimate reply: Never.

Obama has officially abandoned the moderates.

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 7:48 PM

She’s trying to save her political butt with this transparent nonsense…nothing more.

I doubt it will work…the Devil doesn’t give refunds.

Asher on February 3, 2010 at 7:53 PM

AP,
In honor of Brown being sworn in, could we get a little humpbot tomorrow? Just sayin’.

alohapundit on February 3, 2010 at 7:53 PM

Blanche, the blithing idiot, stated that the Constitution gave Congress the authority to enact into law single payer health insurance because of the preamble (or something). I doubt she knows which article of the Constitution proscribes the powers of the legislative branch.

Goodbye Blanche, get another job.

BottomLine5 on February 3, 2010 at 7:54 PM

When are we going to push back against the left?

Don’t sweat it sweetie, from what I hear you won’t need to think about these things much longer.

Oldnuke on February 3, 2010 at 7:54 PM

anyone else unable to listen to blanche whine? I think the links broke.

BTW–great to have you back AP!

ted c on February 3, 2010 at 7:54 PM

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 7:48 PM

I thought he were leaving and never coming back? What happened?

Bishop on February 3, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Blanche is watching her future as a Senator go up in flames, she’s trying to stop the damage but I think it’s too late. She’s done.

Her constituants warned her and she failed to listen to them. I don’t feel sorry for her.

Brat4life on February 3, 2010 at 7:58 PM

November 2, 2010 is when Americans push back against the Left Blanche.

RedRobin145 on February 3, 2010 at 7:58 PM

He abandoned them the day he took office…it just took everyone this long to lose their rose-tinted glasses.

Dark-Star on February 3, 2010 at 7:52 PM

A lot of editorials were wondering which direction he would turn after being sent such a strong message from MA. And he’s so ambivalent that even a state of the union address isn’t a surefire answer to the question. Look at his waffling over Afghanastan, after talking about it constantly in the campaign.

But, I thought his remarks today clarified his position to the point that he’s now fully committed.

He won’t be able to play the “walk the line” game anymore.

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 7:58 PM

When monkeys fly out my butt, Blanche.

HornetSting on February 3, 2010 at 7:59 PM

WHAT? Turn on their base? Get the popcorn. I’m going to enjoy watching this dog chase it’s own tail. The really funny part will be when it catches it!

GarandFan on February 3, 2010 at 7:59 PM

ted c on February 3, 2010 at 7:54 PM

503 error

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2010 at 7:59 PM

You might want to put a little ice on that, Blanche.

jjshaka on February 3, 2010 at 7:59 PM

I saw her on America Live or some show and she seemed really nice. I like her now. :-)

Narutoboy on February 3, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Can’t play the video.

pugwriter on February 3, 2010 at 8:01 PM

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 7:58 PM

The next time you throw a tantrum and storm off vowing never to return, will you mean it or will it be another empty promise?

Bishop on February 3, 2010 at 8:01 PM

The line-up apparently was staged to give the Dems in trouble a chance to speak, to look good.

I’m not sure this wasn’t just theatre.

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 8:02 PM

realclear politics.com is down through the link and through their main url

ted c on February 3, 2010 at 8:02 PM

I thought he were leaving and never coming back? What happened?

Bishop on February 3, 2010 at 7:56 PM

She lies

Knucklehead on February 3, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Obama has officially abandoned the moderates.

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 7:48 PM

You’re an idiot. He never courted, or wanted, the moderates – except to get him in the big house. He has never had any desire to “please” you.

ladyingray on February 3, 2010 at 8:06 PM

You can tell it’s an election year.

SoulGlo on February 3, 2010 at 8:06 PM

This whole thing was staged…

Can you imagine Obowma sitting there whilst his handlers picked the Senators and gave them the questions to ask?

That must have been a hoot…!

This was also the event where Obowma said: “Turn off MSNBC…”

BBBWWWWWAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Crow, it’s what’s for dinner!

Seven Percent Solution on February 3, 2010 at 8:06 PM

The line-up apparently was staged to give the Dems in trouble a chance to speak, to look good.

I’m not sure this wasn’t just theatre.

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Really? Ya think. They are going to get a lot more desprate before Novenber. LOL

whbates on February 3, 2010 at 8:06 PM

He has never had any desire to “please” you.

ladyingray on February 3, 2010 at 8:06 PM

I don’t think there’s a human being alive that could “please” AnninCa. I guess that’s why she prefers fresh produce.

Knucklehead on February 3, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Obama probably wrote this “tough” question for Blanche to build up her “independent streak” cred with the moderate suckers.

Fail.

profitsbeard on February 3, 2010 at 8:09 PM

I don’t think there’s a human being alive that could “please” AnninCa. I guess that’s why she prefers fresh produce.

Knucklehead on February 3, 2010 at 8:08 PM

*snort

p.s. You are missed…come home…

ladyingray on February 3, 2010 at 8:11 PM

As Pogo used to say “We have met the enemy and he is us!”

Herb on February 3, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Guys, stop ganging up on Ann. She is entertaining to say the least. My favorite troll.

promachus on February 3, 2010 at 8:11 PM

this still won’t get her re-elected

deidre on February 3, 2010 at 8:11 PM

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 7:48 PM

I thought he were leaving and never coming back? What happened?

Bishop on February 3, 2010 at 7:56 PM

She learned that Grow Fins and Palin Steele also slept with their professors, contracted genital warts and wanted to share stories…

Strange place to do it at Hot Air, if you ask me, but when you have nothing else to do, go figure.

Seven Percent Solution on February 3, 2010 at 8:12 PM

For some odd reason I keep hearing the Jaws theme when I see her on tv. It’s heading right for her and she doesn’t even see it coming.

:)

I’m SO looking forward to being represented by a conservative.

One Angry Christian on February 3, 2010 at 8:12 PM

That Blanche sure is a kidder.

Vashta.Nerada on February 3, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Guys, stop ganging up on Ann. She is entertaining to say the least. My favorite troll.

promachus on February 3, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Really? I find it boring.

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Obama push back against the left? He is the left. Hasn’t she figured that out yet?

ProfessorMiao on February 3, 2010 at 8:13 PM

The line-up apparently was staged to give the Dems in trouble a chance to speak, to look good.

I’m not sure this wasn’t just theatre.

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 8:02 PM

That assumes that they think people are too stupid to realize that Obama is a big part of the problem. Come to think of it, they probably do think people are that stupid. The polls suggest otherwise, though.

ProfessorMiao on February 3, 2010 at 8:15 PM

I love this.

R’s just have to say, vote D and get a behind closed doors health care/cap and tax/card check/etc.

Each and every time…Dems = closed doors control

r keller on February 3, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Olberman actually led off the teasers with this. Obama basically told her, “Blanche, there is no room for moderates in our tent.” She was staring at him like “He’s throwing me overboard and alls I can do is sit here”. She’s a shameless hack, but he’s a shamelesser hack. :eek:

SouthernGent on February 3, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Really? I find it boring.

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 8:13 PM

And we find you quite boring.

Knucklehead on February 3, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Keith Olbermann just threw Blanche Lincoln, Evan Bayh, and the Colorado Dem Senator with no lips under the bus. I can only believe when they lose their seats the left will use “We totally meant to do that.”

Marcus on February 3, 2010 at 8:16 PM

She’s posturing. The extremist Dems she wants to push back against are embodied by the very man she’s speaking to, Obama, the very man whose “hard work” she goes on to laud. A study in complete BS, custom manufactured for local consumption back home.

And yes, Bambi did look stoned.

paul1149 on February 3, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Guys, stop ganging up on Ann. She is entertaining to say the least. My favorite troll.

promachus on February 3, 2010 at 8:11 PM
Really? I find it boring.

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 8:13 PM

HA’s chia pet.

HornetSting on February 3, 2010 at 8:17 PM

When is enough enough? You look at the pandering pathetic simp asking the question, and the studied liar answering it, and the whole egregious farce of the event, and how this goes on and on and on every day, and you wonder, how much can America take? How much of insult and degradation can we suffer?

rrpjr on February 3, 2010 at 8:19 PM

What you mean WE, Kimosabe?

scrubjay on February 3, 2010 at 8:19 PM

And we find you quite boring.

Knucklehead on February 3, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Then we are even! *haha

I find ad hominem attacks the millieu of the petty-minded. It’s what some do because they truly don’t have much else to say.

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Wethal on February 3, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Obama’s face in that photo is perfect. Nice job Drudge

katy on February 3, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Even in a thread about Obama and Blanche, AP has to mention Ron Paul. He’s got Ron Paul on the brain. It’s his little ongoing obsession. Yes, we get it. You’re a moderate and you hate the far-right and he’s your whipping boy. Now, having said that, please keep us informed with daily updates on every utterance of the Paul family, whether it be father or, assuredly, even the son now.

keep the change on February 3, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Democrats…giving new meaning to ‘transparency’.

Skandia Recluse on February 3, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Knucklehead on February 3, 2010 at 8:16 PM
Then we are even! *haha

I find ad hominem attacks the millieu of the petty-minded. It’s what some do because they truly don’t have much else to say.

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 8:19 PM

No, sweetie. It’s because you are so damn dense. LOL*

HornetSting on February 3, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Olberman actually led off the teasers with this. Obama basically told her, “Blanche, there is no room for moderates in our tent.” She was staring at him like “He’s throwing me overboard and alls I can do is sit here”. She’s a shameless hack, but he’s a shamelesser hack. :eek:

SouthernGent on February 3, 2010 at 8:16 PM

KO is desperate. His ratings have tanked so badly he’s now the topic of media stories.

I think, however much this was theatre, it backfired badly. That’s why Obama immediately came out and said, “No more Q/A sessions.” It came off badly. It now looks like any moderate in the country may as well just vote GOP, provided it’s not some wacked out nutjob.

That can’t be what the WH wanted to convey.

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 8:22 PM

No, sweetie. It’s because you are so damn dense. LOL*

HornetSting on February 3, 2010 at 8:21 PM

I suspect that most everyone can figure this out for themselves. Who talks about the topic? Who attacks people personally.

It’s really not rocket science.

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Moderate Dems are gettin what the deserve for voting with the left.

lavell12 on February 3, 2010 at 8:26 PM

If he is going to throw the moderates under the Bus they should return the favor. I would trash him if I was a moderate.

lavell12 on February 3, 2010 at 8:27 PM

To AnneinCA (who isn’t in CA anymore IIRC):

I’ve been here a long time and I don’t see how people categorize you as a troll. You are a person finding your way. The great cellist Pablo Casals was once asked why he still practiced 6 hours a day at the age of 92 when he had been considered the world’s greatest cellist for decades. His answer? “Because I feel I am making progress.”

You go girl. You are going to do great things.

Meremortal on February 3, 2010 at 8:29 PM

It looks like Obama is saying,

“Remember when I told you I would throw you under the bus last?……I lied.”

Lily on February 3, 2010 at 8:29 PM

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 8:19 PM

So… why don’t you take your milieu somewhere else? hummmmm?

BTW….one too many “L’s” in your fancy pants post.

katy on February 3, 2010 at 8:29 PM

“when will we push back against those in our own party for the common good”

translation: these nutroots liberals are cramping my style, smack ‘em down will ya so I can get reelected.

ted c on February 3, 2010 at 8:29 PM

No, sweetie. It’s because you are so damn dense. LOL*

HornetSting on February 3, 2010 at 8:21 PM
I suspect that most everyone can figure this out for themselves. Who talks about the topic? Who attacks people personally.

It’s really not rocket science.

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 8:23 PM

That’s right, fried chicken…..

HornetSting on February 3, 2010 at 8:30 PM

You go girl. You are going to do great things.

Meremortal on February 3, 2010 at 8:29 PM

One celled creatures can only go so far, mortal.

HornetSting on February 3, 2010 at 8:31 PM

One celled creatures can only go so far, mortal.

HornetSting on February 3, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Insects can’t go much farther.

Dark-Star on February 3, 2010 at 8:34 PM

The problem wasn’t just the health care reform that the Dems put on the table, it was the absolute ham-handedness of the way they dealt with opposition that makes it irrelevant now whether they pass it or not.

Seriously, who is Harry Reid to call other people “evil”, when he himself is a corrupt turd up to his eyeballs in dirty land deals?

venividivici on February 3, 2010 at 8:39 PM

What is it about Obama that makes Blanche Lincoln think he is a pusher??

hey, just askin’.

dissent555 on February 3, 2010 at 8:40 PM

One celled creatures can only go so far, mortal.

HornetSting on February 3, 2010 at 8:31 PM
Insects can’t go much farther.

Dark-Star on February 3, 2010 at 8:34 PM

…and douchebags can only hang over she shower curtain rod.

thomasaur on February 3, 2010 at 8:41 PM

This is like asking Ron Paul when he’s going to “push back” against Truthers.

Ron Paul’s a truther?

fossten on February 3, 2010 at 8:41 PM

It’s really not rocket science.

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 8:23 PM

One more thing you aren’t qualified to talk about. I’m sure that if AP made a blog post about rocket science you would pop in and spam every five minutes, hemming and hawing about every single point while making passive aggressive comments.

Rinse…repeat….flush

daesleeper on February 3, 2010 at 8:41 PM

“One celled creatures can only go so far, mortal.”

HornetSting on February 3, 2010 at 8:31 PM

I’ll never dispute the strength of your sting and venom, Domina. You should avoid the cheap shots as you are too intelligent to stoop in that manner. I have empathy for Anne, and optimism that she is going to blossom in a very good way given time. The road is longer for some. Has Liam given up on Anne, or is he still on board too? Proceed Milady, my smoke gun is guttering and my bee suit zippered.

Meremortal on February 3, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Better start perusing the want ads, Blanche.

The good news is that your fat Senate pension should set you up pretty well in Arkansas, so you won’t have to be cleaning toilets for a living, although that was really your true calling.

NoDonkey on February 3, 2010 at 8:42 PM

she s/b the

thomasaur on February 3, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Che che che chia!

MeatHeadinCA on February 3, 2010 at 8:44 PM

One celled creatures can only go so far, mortal.

HornetSting on February 3, 2010 at 8:31 PM
Insects can’t go much farther.

Dark-Star on February 3, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Neither can toolboxes, Dark-Star.

HornetSting on February 3, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Proceed Milady, my smoke gun is guttering and my bee suit zippered.

Meremortal on February 3, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Quite honestly, I don’t hold any ill will of Ann. She just likes the attention, so I give it to her. I’m a woman of the people, you know.
No bee suit needed, mortal.

HornetSting on February 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Blanche Lincoln to Obama: When are we going to push back against the left?

The day Obama stops being a leftist ideologue…

MeatHeadinCA on February 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Question:

How do you know when an elephant has it’s period?

Answer:

There’s a nickle on your dresser and your mattress is gone.

Knucklehead on February 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM

the difference between moderate Republicans and moderate Democrats is this-

there are “moderate” Republicans- ones who may have liberal sympathies but stand by the American people’s mainstream thoughts when it comes down to it. They voted AGAINST the health care bill.

there are no “moderate” Democrats- all marched in lockstep to the liberal health care bill, only stopping to get a bribe.

(btw, hats off to Lieberman for making the bill extremely toxic and holding his support off until late in the year, me thinks he knew this thing would fail, but had to appeal the more liberal folks in Connecticut. Otherwise, why bother at all? His true stubbornness bought us a bit of time- enough so much that even though the bill passed late December there was still a window to stop it before a final approval. One Scott Brown took full advantage of)

theoneandonlyfinn on February 3, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Knucklehead on February 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Did you have Graham come over for dinner???

MeatHeadinCA on February 3, 2010 at 8:49 PM

The GOP invited Obama to talk about policy. The Dems invited Obama so their most vulnerable (senate) could make a campaign speech. Ha!

TN Mom on February 3, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Blanche Lincoln to Obama: When are we going to push back against the left?

Reminds me of an old Lone Ranger joke:

Lone Ranger and Tonto were riding through Apache country when suddenly they were surrounded by five hundred warriors on the warpath. Lone Ranger says to Tonto: “Looks like we are in big trouble this time, Tonto.

Tonto replies “What- WE- white man?

0bama to Lincoln: “What -WE- white woman?”

LegendHasIt on February 3, 2010 at 8:54 PM

Knucklehead on February 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM
Did you have Graham come over for dinner???

MeatHeadinCA on February 3, 2010 at 8:49 PM

….Brown chicken brown cow….

HornetSting on February 3, 2010 at 8:54 PM

No bee suit needed, mortal.

HornetSting on February 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM

I read and understand, Domina. With hat doffed and sword pushed under my cape I withdraw from the field. Dinner is about to be served, but I hope interact with you again. You are fiery, full of life and most engaging.

Regards,
MM

Meremortal on February 3, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Blanche wants a push back against the left, yet voted with them? Hmmmm. Mrs.Lincoln, me thinks that you losing your seat might be for the best.

If you can’t differentiate BEFORE you make big decisions, then working in Washington just isn’t for you.

capejasmine on February 3, 2010 at 8:58 PM

Knucklehead on February 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Did you have Graham come over for dinner???

MeatHeadinCA on February 3, 2010 at 8:49 PM

….Brown chicken brown cow….

HornetSting on February 3, 2010 at 8:54 PM

You people are crazy. Now stop those Diphthongs right now or we will get hooked on phonics.

Question:

How do you know when a elephant rino has it’s period colon?

How now Brown Powell.

Geochelone on February 3, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Meremortal on February 3, 2010 at 8:41 PM

You may be right about our dear Ann…

… but the road already traveled is littered with so much flotsam and jetsom, that some times one just can’t help one’s self.

When you say you are going to leave, then don’t, then act as if it never happened…

Come on!

Seven Percent Solution on February 3, 2010 at 9:01 PM

To bad Blurch didn’t get $459,000.00 from the DNC like Ben Nelson Traitor D. NE then she could be runnin all day every day commercials tellin her constituents how great HealthScare will be and how great she is for voting for it like Traitor Ben is!

Bye , bye Traitors, liars, crapweasals! When ya see the pictures of the over 50 crowd massed at the polls this fall rest assured they aren’t votin for you, clowns!

dhunter on February 3, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Obama has officially abandoned the moderates.

AnninCA on February 3, 2010 at 7:48 PM

He never had their interests at heart to begin with.

Midas on February 3, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Meremortal on February 3, 2010 at 8:55 PM

I look forward to seeing your sword. Thank you, mortal.

HornetSting on February 3, 2010 at 9:08 PM

No wonder she’s wearing a jacket.

Her armpits are probably soaking wet.

The Ugly American on February 3, 2010 at 9:09 PM

How do you know when a elephant rino has it’s period colon?

How now Brown Powell.

Geochelone on February 3, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Hee hee.

HornetSting on February 3, 2010 at 9:09 PM

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