Video: McCaskill runs away from Obama at light speed

posted at 7:13 pm on August 29, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has been riding high recently, with a new breath of life having been breathed into a campaign previously left for dead on the side of Election Road. (Well… maybe, anyway.) But this is still the Show Me State and Ms. McCaskill can’t afford to suddenly go all Joe Biden on her constituents. She needs to remain the “Missouri Moderate” and demonstrate her independent streak. What to do?

After a series of television ads critical of her Republican rival, Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill focused on her own record and places where she has contrasted with President Obama in her latest campaign commercial…

Citing her roots in rural Missouri, the narrator cites times where she has opposed Obama, as McCaskill continues to make her case to Missouri voters that she is a “Missouri moderate.”

“A daughter of rural Missouri, Claire has never afraid to stand up to anyone, including the president on ‘cap and trade,’ anti-business regulations, and the Keystone Pipeline,” the narrator said.

So now we have the Republican candidate who has been told in no uncertain terms that he won’t be getting one penny from the RNC and the Democrat sprinting away from the titular head of her party like Usain Bolt toward a Nike endorsement. Who is going to wind up financing this shindig seeing the way things are going? Either way, when the DNC inevitably announces that they too have a “special surprise guest speaker” on the closing night of Obama’s convention, I’m pretty sure it’s not going to be McCaskill. The video follows.


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Aikin has one path to victory:McCaskil.

rob verdi on August 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

She must be…

RACIST!!!

GrannyDee on August 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Ruh ro.

Liam on August 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

McCaskill runs away from Obama at light speed
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headline by Jazz Shaw

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They ALL are. . . : )

listens2glenn on August 29, 2012 at 7:17 PM

10 easy electoral votes, moved from the “Easy Win” to the “Hold Your Nose and Pick One” column.

Check it out: a perfectly Red state, except for the Perot factor.

http://piqscore.com/missouri/

All because of one guy’s big mouth.

Shameful.

If Romney loses MO, and the Electoral College by less than 10…. and we end up with only 49 senators…

VastRightWingConspirator on August 29, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Give her props, if for nothing else, for having sense enough to try to distance herself from PBHO.

MJBrutus on August 29, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Of course she does, she has a chance to win, now.

cozmo on August 29, 2012 at 7:20 PM

O T :

Where’d she get “light-speed” technology?

listens2glenn on August 29, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Her dumpy rump made the Kessel run in <12 parsecs.

/'war on women'? nah, War on Socialists.

rayra on August 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

I still can’t understand how anybody would be outraged enough to accept the possibility of giving this liar another six years having a say in our government. Akin is not a good choice, but if a write-in doesn’t step up, he’s the only choice.

Gingotts on August 29, 2012 at 7:23 PM

ot: is that the signer from night ranger singing at the convention

via cspan

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 7:23 PM

singer

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 7:23 PM

O/T: I would’ve preferred Boehner’s best Dean Martin impression over that snoozer from McConnell.

changer1701 on August 29, 2012 at 7:26 PM

changer1701 on August 29, 2012 at 7:26 PM

ditto

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 7:27 PM

I don’t know what’s going to happen in November, what I do know is Clare McCaskill doesn’t deserve to win re-election.

bflat879 on August 29, 2012 at 7:27 PM

We have to remind people over and over again what Claire McCaskill said:

“George Bush let people die on rooftops in New Orleans because they were poor and because they were black.”

Laurence on August 29, 2012 at 7:30 PM

If Romney loses MO, and the Electoral College by less than 10…. and we end up with only 49 senators…

VastRightWingConspirator on August 29, 2012 at 7:18 PM

That’s why it’s better off to donate to and campaign for Josh Mandel, George Allen, Linda McMahon, etc. so as to GET that 50th vote.

If Akin somehow won on top of the aforementioned candidates and R/R prevailing, it would be the cherry on a Election Day Dem Massacre sundae. (And I’d put his chances somewhere between “hell no” and “it ain’t happening.”)

Myron Falwell on August 29, 2012 at 7:30 PM

The RNC better grow a backbone and back Akin. Chalk it up to “a Biden moment” and let the MSM choke on it.

We do want to WIN the Senate, don’t we?

GarandFan on August 29, 2012 at 7:32 PM

McCaskill runs away from Obama at light speed

You sure she hasn’t gone into plaid?

Myron Falwell on August 29, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Give her props, if for nothing else, for having sense enough to try to distance herself from PBHO.

MJBrutus on August 29, 2012 at 7:19 PM

She’s a professional politician it’s an innate abiliy to distance herself from tainted candidates. She is no more deserving of props than a killer whale deserves props for using its blowhole.

Happy Nomad on August 29, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Any reporting on McCaskill is superfluous, in my estimation, unless and until Akin is gone. Until then, it’s just going to generate false hope.

KingGold on August 29, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Somebody needs to come up with a list of elected Democrats who AREN’T at the convention and then just keep asking, “Why is … not at the convention?” Ask that person too. “Why aren’t you at the convention?” I hear Hilary’s already scheduled to be OUT OF THE COUNTRY!

UnderstandingisPower on August 29, 2012 at 7:33 PM

A daughter of rural Missouri, Claire has never afraid to stand up to anyone, including the president

OMG. Is Claire saying she put the black man in his place? Here, doggie.

RadClown on August 29, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Gingotts on August 29, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Yes!

whbates on August 29, 2012 at 7:35 PM

McCaskill can run, but she can’t hide from the fact that she smells like an obamaturd.

Pork-Chop on August 29, 2012 at 7:35 PM

McCaskill runs away from Obama at light speed
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headline by Jazz Shaw
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They ALL are. . . : )

listens2glenn

They’re scurrying away like cockroaches except orange man, Charlie Crist. He defies all reason.

He should have turned before Obozo was discovered to be a failure and a fraud.

Typicalwhitewoman on August 29, 2012 at 7:35 PM

She can’t run far enough or fast enough…

SWalker on August 29, 2012 at 7:36 PM

She can’t run away from this http://themorningspew.com/2012/08/29/obamanation-by-jon-mcnaughton/

It’s art.

bloggless on August 29, 2012 at 7:39 PM

McCaskill runs away from Obama at light speed

Even Hillary will be out of town that week.

davidk on August 29, 2012 at 7:39 PM

10 easy electoral votes, moved from the “Easy Win” to the “Hold Your Nose and Pick One” column.

Check it out: a perfectly Red state, except for the Perot factor.

http://piqscore.com/missouri/

All because of one guy’s big mouth.

Shameful.

If Romney loses MO, and the Electoral College by less than 10…. and we end up with only 49 senators…

VastRightWingConspirator on August 29, 2012 at 7:18 PM

It. Aint. Gonna. Happen.

No way of knowing whether Belly Akin will win the Senate seat, but Romney is still running 6-7 points ahead of Obama in Missouri. Romney needs to win FL and OH, either VA or MI, and one other state out of WI, CO, IA, or NV to win the Presidency, and in current polls he is within 2 points in all except MI and NV. Missouri won’t cost him the Presidency.

As for the Senate, we’re currently at 47, and we’ll probably lose one in Maine, so we’ll start from 46. Scott Brown is running ahead in MA, and Heller in NV, so we probably won’t lose any seats other than ME. Nebraska and ND are surefire pickups, and MT (Rehberg) and WI (Thompson) are fairly likely wins, so that gets us to 50. Virginia (Allen vs. Kaine) is a pure tossup, and polls are very close in MI (Hoekstra vs. Stabenow)and OH (Mandel vs. Sherrod Brown), with an outside chance of further pickups in CT (McMahon) and FL (Mack).

Even if Akin loses in MO, we’re probably looking at a minimum of 50 Senators (hopefully Paul Ryan, not Joe Biden, breaks ties), up to 53 if we win all the tossups, or 55 if we run the table. IMHO, we shouldn’t worry about Akin, and concentrate resources on VA, OH, MI, and FL.

Steve Z on August 29, 2012 at 7:43 PM

McCaskill runs away from Obama at light speed

…there is no tank that can approach light speed!

KOOLAID2 on August 29, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Steve Z on August 29, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Thanks, Steve Z… I needed that!

VastRightWingConspirator on August 29, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Still will not help to anyone awake. McCaskill is a long term cloned of Obama and no warp in the space time continuum will confuse that.

tjexcite on August 29, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Romney won’t lose Missouri regardless of how Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin does against the Claire Bear. She can pretend she’s a moderate all she wants. Most Missourians know her for what she is -Obama’s biggest cheerleader in the Midwest.

RobertE on August 29, 2012 at 8:09 PM

We’d appreciate it if the HArians would consider liking this facebook page, we have a plan to “assist” Mr. Akin to making the right decision.

http://www.facebook.com/stepdowntodd

Gracias.

alwaysfiredup on August 29, 2012 at 8:14 PM

It’s too late, baby: You’re saddled with the stench of Obamacare, Claire. Can’t wash that stink away no matter how you try.

Philly on August 29, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Priebus sure does not like fair elections much. First he stuck his head into this one and instead of protecting the nominee the people chose he tried to make him walk the plank.

Now he decides that he knows better than the delegates in the convention what should pass. Priebus did a huge power grab allowing himself to arbitrarily change the rules between conventions. He and Romney knew they did not have the votes so they made sure the auditorium was full of their staffers and alternates none of which were allowed to vote. They called the vote and all these staffers and alternates voted anyway. It was still very close even though Priebus had prevented three full buses of people who were against this from entering the convention to vote. He illegally refused a roll call vote which should have been routine. The Minority finally was allowed in to the convention and Priebus would not allow them to vote on their petition illegally.

This was all the boos last night at the convention. It was Tea Party Conservatives not Paulies doing the booing when he refused the normal call for a Roll call vote.

So much for the Republican Party caring about the right to vote. It is now a Dictatorship.

Steveangell on August 29, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Citing her roots in rural Missouri, the narrator cites times where she has opposed Obama, as McCaskill continues to make her case to Missouri voters that she is a “Missouri moderate.”

Bwahahaha!!! You mean that 2% of her votes? Bwahahaha!!!

Oh my god… stop, my sides are hurting too hard from laughing so much!!!!

DaSaintFan on August 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Give her props, if for nothing else, for having sense enough to try to distance herself from PBHO.

MJBrutus on August 29, 2012 at 7:19 PM

If she gets reelected, that distance will instantly reverse itself and she’ll be right back in his lap. She’s been his cheerleader for the last 3 1/2 years, no amount of spin will cover that up.

Kevin71 on August 29, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Akin ahead by 3

J_Crater on August 29, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Steveangell on August 29, 2012 at 8:23 PM

…your meds are off again…go fill them!

KOOLAID2 on August 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM

…did Elizabeth Warren put on 2 or 3 hundred pounds?

KOOLAID2 on August 29, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Was this commercial shot 20 years ago? Claire looks trimmer and less haggard than she does in photos.

Maybe it’s Claire’s daughter?

Grace_is_sufficient on August 29, 2012 at 9:33 PM

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Wagthatdog on August 29, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Steveangell on August 29, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Calm down sugar. We’re talking about Claire from the Show Me state. Get with the program.

bettycooper on August 29, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Even with that shoe hanging out of Todd Akin’s mouth, he still looks better than Claire Bear.

locomotivebreath1901 on August 29, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Those of us in the rural area of Missouri aren’t buying her swan song. The one poll that just recently came out from Missouri on this race had a city and rural break out. Akin is ahead in ALL of the rural areas by 7-10 points – STILL. In the cities, which is always heavy dems, McCaskill was only up 5-7 points.

This poll gave Claire a 9 point lead overall, however that was with a 7 point Dem lead which doesn’t match up with the 50/50 we have here. I’m betting as long as Akin doesn’t have anymore gaffs, he might just be dragged across the finish line.

Ronaldusmax on August 29, 2012 at 10:18 PM

This poll gave Claire a 9 point lead overall, however that was with a 7 point Dem lead which doesn’t match up with the 50/50 we have here. I’m betting as long as Akin doesn’t have anymore gaffs, he might just be dragged across the finish line.

Ronaldusmax on August 29, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Good.

But let me tell you it is time the Republican Party went the way of the Wigs. They seem to think that a select group should have all the power and decide who can and can not run. They made a huge power grab in this convention and forced two rule changes in a most undemocratic way actually locking out delegates and letting non-delegates vote. The Republican Party is now just a two bit dictatorship. The entire national organization is totally rotten to the core.

Steveangell on August 29, 2012 at 11:23 PM

I don’t know any of the nonexistent people who keep turning up to vote late in St. Louis, but no one I know or communicate with from MO likes McCaskill. Akin has a shot of beating her just by being Not Her, and forces her to spend a certain amount to keep voters’ memories refreshed.

I hope he gets out or is able to negotiate a switch with the candidate running for his House seat (which he would easily hold, those folks already know he can’t open his mouth without saying something bizarre or stupid). But if he doesn’t, and is within 5% or so going into October in the polls, I hope some PAC will come in and help him.

Akin is stupid, but McCaskill is evil.

Adjoran on August 30, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I still can’t understand how anybody would be outraged enough to accept the possibility of giving this liar another six years having a say in our government. Akin is not a good choice, but if a write-in doesn’t step up, he’s the only choice.

Akin is a solid conservative choice. His history as a consistent conservative “Federalist” is impeccable.

His dumb comment doesn’t make him a bad choice, it just gives his detractors a reason to mock him. When in truth his opinions on abortion will have no effect on current abortion laws.

Voters need to stop being so fickle and one issue oriented.

Lawrence on August 30, 2012 at 1:34 AM

Akin is an ignorant douche and a political idiot.

That being said if he wins it is really just about being “not McCaskill”. Yet if he does, the idiot will think it’s because everyone is behind him.

We’re MO, we’re currently red, and a lot of us are really pissed off that we only have these two choices. He IS a bad choice, but not as bad as Claire.

His comment wasn’t just dumb, it shows an ignorance and political naivete that is just bone deep. All of the stupid yammering about the republican machine misses the point. I’m one of those refuse to be manipulated by a party, people…and I wrote the RNC and told them ‘not one more dime til you pressure this yahoo to withdraw’.

He should have withdrawn in order that the people of MO had a chance to be represented by someone with two brain cells to rub together. A chance to win with honor. Bonus points to take the Senate.

So if you all think that the pressure on Akin by the RNC was only driven by the RNC, you’re not thinking about it as someone with skin in the game.

GeeWhiz on August 30, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Must suck to go through life being ashamed of your very being, as this dingbat seems to be.

MNHawk on August 30, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Senator McCaskill’s screw up 18 some months ago is far worse than Akin’s foot in mouth mistake. Just because it isn’t a recent occurrence does not diminish the gravity of her actions.
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Claire McCaskill failed to pay her Missouri state personal property tax on her private airplane: $72,790 in 2007; $74,699 in 2008; $69,394 in 2009; and $70,401 in 2010. Only when her failure to pay was exposed did she cough up the money.
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Claire charged taxpayers, through her Senate office funds, more than $88,000 for campaign trips on that same airplane and only repaid taxpayers when her malfeasance was exposed.
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That’s a total of $375,000.
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But that’s chicken feed when you consider her votes on the Obama porkulus bill and her vote on ObamaCare. That’s more two trillion dollars.
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Missouri moderate? Considering that the only time McCaskill opposes Obama is when Harry Reid allows her to oppose him, the label “Missouri moderate” is a sham. Claire doesn’t represent Missouri; she represents Barack Obama and Harry Reid.
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The citizens of Missouri cannot afford to have Claire McCaskill in the U.S. Senate any longer.

stefano1 on August 30, 2012 at 9:21 AM

It’s amazing how much you people hate Akin for having one stupid opinion. And then you all whine that it may be HIS fault if the senate doesn’t go R?! I don’t know who is more the fool, him or the majority of posters here.

Dude said something really stupid. Somehow that makes him worse that McCaskill? What do you people object to in his voting record/policy platform? Until this Akin incident I though conservatives were typically more informed voters who made decisions based on the whole of a candidate, not one issue/gaff. I really find it ironic that the primary Romney supporters are so vocal. As if their guy didn’t defend RomneyCare and hinted that Obamacare wasn’t entirely bad. Why don’t you all ask Akin to spell potato?

Pattosensei on August 30, 2012 at 9:26 AM

She can’t run away from this http://themorningspew.com/2012/08/29/obamanation-by-jon-mcnaughton/

It’s art.

bloggless on August 29, 2012 at 7:39 PM

That is awesome! What a clear message and such talent he has.
I’ve seen some of his other work too.

This is a potent visual/audio of the destruction that Obama has wrought on America.

Thank you so much for posting this. It needs to be sent everywhere.

bluefox on August 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Steve Z on August 29, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Didn’t see Jeff Flake of AZ in your post. He won the Senate Primary of 8/28/12 I don’t know too much about his Dem opponent,
R. Carmona. No results listed on Politico.

bluefox on August 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM

If there is one thing I want to see is McCaskill defeated.

RockyJ. on August 30, 2012 at 1:52 PM