Landrieu: Hey, if you don’t like Obamacare, you can unelect me

posted at 2:31 pm on November 23, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

Those interested in seeing Senator Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) head off to a long overdue retirement may be interested in the, shall we say, less than optimal day she had on Thursday. The public slate of events seemed to kick off with a rather defiant statement

LandrieuNotWorried

As a side note, I’ll just add that I found the very first response to that particular tweet pretty amusing.

maybe she has another job lined up already.
- Valarie Vivino

Some of the burgeoning confidence may have been a bit misplaced, though. It wasn’t long after that when the AP dropped some new numbers in her in basket which couldn’t have helped with digesting lunch.

Support for U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana has dropped in a new poll amid the problem-plagued rollout of the federal health care overhaul, which could suggest trouble for the Democratic senator’s re-election bid next year.

The third-term senator has regularly polled with approval ratings well above 50 percent, but a survey released Thursday by Southern Media and Opinion Research showed approval of Landrieu’s job performance had deteriorated to 46 percent. Nearly 51 percent said they thought she wasn’t doing a good job.

In another possible blow, 54 percent of those polled said they’d be less likely to vote for the Democratic senator’s re-election next year because of her vote for President Barack Obama’s signature health law. Landrieu has maintained her strong support of the federal law.

The number of people supporting her reelection has dropped from above the critical 50% mark to 41% in barely a month, and you simply can’t discount the timing of the Obamacare roll-out with this as coincidence. The specifics in this latest round of polling get even worse for her.

- “Fifty-four percent of those polled said they’d be less likely to vote for the Democratic senator’s re-election next year because of her vote for President Barack Obama’s health law.”

- Her “good” ratings dropped by 14 points (from 44-30%). Her negative job ratings went up 10 points with most being an increase in “poor” ratings (up 7 points).

- Landrieu lost ground among male and female white Democrats. Her positive job ratings dropped 17 points among while male Democrats and 19 points among white female Democrats.

- 70% of undecideds said they would be less likely to vote for Landrieu because she supported ObamaCare.

- When voters were asked what was more important, Landrieu’s seniority or electing someone new, 56-37% said electing someone new.

If the voters are truly feeling that way, they may want to recall what Senator Landrieu said only last month.

“….We did not wake up one morning and declare this the law. The people of the United States declared this through us as their Representatives. If they do not like it, they can unelect us. Believe me, they will have a great chance because I am up for reelection right now. They will be able to do that. But that is the way you do it.”

Say… that’s some pretty solid thinking. I may not often agree with Landrieu, but I must admit that she may be on to something there.


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That would be the most restrained response, yes.

John the Libertarian on November 23, 2013 at 2:35 PM

From wikipedia, here’s the resume of Mary Landrieu:

Landrieu graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1977 where she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. Before entering politics, she worked as a real estate agent.

That’s the best they can say about her career… that she was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority! Calling Animal House! She’s 57 years old, but shouldn’t she have some other achievements then energetically supporting the biggest transfer of $ in a deep south state?

anotherJoe on November 23, 2013 at 2:37 PM

“….We did not wake up one morning and declare this the law. The people of the United States declared this through us as their Representatives. If they do not like it, they can unelect us. Believe me, they will have a great chance because I am up for reelection right now. They will be able to do that. But that is the way you do it.”

That is essentially the problem. The electorate is too Democrat and/or too stupid to “unelect” (wut?) these destructive ninnies.

happytobehere on November 23, 2013 at 2:38 PM

She should have been gone years ago.The GOP continually sent up weak candidates against her. Let’s hope Dr. Cassidy is up to the challange.

celtic warrior on November 23, 2013 at 2:39 PM

…where…is she going to eat?

KOOLAID2 on November 23, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Landrieu: Hey, if you don’t like Obamacare, you can unelect me

That’s a deal. And it didn’t even require a $300 million earmark to finalize!

A couple of noteworthy points about this: Landrieu’s 46% approval is still higher than Jindal’s 42%, though Jindal is trending back up and Landrieu obviously down.

The head to head has her leading Cassidy 41-34, with Maness at 10. 41% is still far lower than what her floor in the state was previously thought to be. Still a good chance the bottom could fall out entirely in the next few months and she’ll find herself in DOOM territory fighting Cacodemons with Mark Pryor.

Maness could underperform as well when push comes to shove. If he can be held closer to 5-6% and Landrieu under 44% or so, then that could be enough for a 1st round victory for Cassidy.

If it does go to a runoff, that new 11/15 Obamacare deadline isn’t exactly going to be all that friendly to her, is it? Time to bullcrap up another illegal one month delay, because abiding by the Constitution is for gun-grabbers and generic peasants.

SD, WV, MT are all very likely and AR is getting there. If we win LA, then control the Senate goes through Alaska, North Carolina, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, or Colorado in order of likelihood. Just need to get our candidates sorted in funded in the first two of those states. Land continues to sneak under the radar in MI. Obviously we also have to avoid any stupidity in KY or GA.

Gingotts on November 23, 2013 at 2:43 PM

celtic warrior on November 23, 2013 at 2:39 PM

He is except for the “anti-establishment” crowd who seem to prefer the fellow with no money, no support, who works for Landrieu’s largest campaign contributor and follows every attack on Cassidy with one of this own.

I swear this anti-establishment sentiment is chock a block full of morons who seem to aimlessly follow anyone who says they are not establishment.

Kermit on November 23, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Gingotts on November 23, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Maness only serves to re-elect Landrieu. If my information is correct he is still getting paid. Afterall, he has an overinflated pay as a supervisor position with Landrieu’s largest campaign contributor. He’s broke and has no real support.

Kermit on November 23, 2013 at 2:47 PM

We need to repeal the 17th Amendment. The more I think about it, the more I come to the conclusion that the 17th Amendment has done massive damage to the way our Republic is supposed to work. People like me who live in rural areas of their state get no say in who goes to DC when densely populated cities full of welfare queens and rich liberal elites vote in droves for big government Statists. If the state legislators still chose who went to DC as their senators, Mark Udall and Michael a Bennet wouldn’t be senators right now as my local representatives would not have allowed such radicals to be elected.

jawkneemusic on November 23, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Kermit on November 23, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Not surprising any of it. We’ve seen these dirty tactics before and suffered from them last year in Missouri when they even went as far as to decide our candidate for us. Democrats will resort to any level of sleaze to prevent their overstuffed red-state feminist tyrants from getting rightly ousted from constituencies that legitimately have no use for their brand of corruption. For that matter “libertarian” in name only Sarvis may have made the difference in VA a couple of weeks ago… arguable as there were a lot of factors at play.

The good news is that Cassidy is one of the few candidates we have with a sizable starting bankroll. Maness can’t keep up with that, and if he does, that’s Landrieu’s money split two ways.

Sadly informing the people of his role is too difficult as low-infos never care enough to catch on to crap like this. That’s why it works. The good news is that it’s easy to steer people from a third party in general with the idea that it is a wasted vote, or a vote for the candidate they most despise. Hopefully he collapses on his own, down to 5% or so that Cassidy can still pull this out.

Gingotts on November 23, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Gingotts on November 23, 2013 at 2:43 PM

This is very good analysis.

GOPRanknFile on November 23, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Well,..bye…

fortcoins on November 23, 2013 at 3:21 PM

The Republicans are a team with no defensive line that can’t stop the “in your face” running game of the Progressive party.

The Progs should continue to jam it down the country’s throat until the (supposedly) opposition party can prove they can stop them.

The best strategy is the same offensive, defiant one they seem to be shifting into now.

rickyricardo on November 23, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Landrieu: Hey, if you don’t like Obamacare, you can unelect me

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!

Khun Joe on November 23, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Does Landrieu really think that being a totally obnoxious b*tch, and BEGGING voters to fire her is her best path to victory – or does she simply no longer give a crap? Landrieu has abandoned Louisiana voters, and she’s not even pretending to care any longer. Landrieu MUST GO!

Pork-Chop on November 23, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Gingotts on November 23, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Libertarians are only good for 1% here and that is 90% hookers & hookahs crowd so no real loss to the GOP anyway. BTW, Maness’ media consulting firm has a CONFIRMED, anti-GOP, pro-Occupy, Libertarian as the guy handling this for Maness.

Kermit on November 23, 2013 at 3:27 PM

There’s already ads playing all over the state of Louisiana on both radio and television … and they are brutal.

“If I had to vote for the bill again … I would vote for it again tomorrow”

Played over, and over, and over – at least three or four times in each 30 minute ad.

Also in the ad …

“Louisianans told Mary Landrieu not to vote for it – but she sided with Barack Obama.”

I don’t know who’s running these ads. There’s no other politician or challenger mentioned in them and the only thing the ad says at the end is … “Call Mary Landrieu and tell her to stand up for Louisianans” … or something like that. So the ad isn’t saying to oust her – just call her office and say “WTF”?

But as a softening barrage against her – it’s brutally effective and she hasn’t even responded yet to these ads.

HondaV65 on November 23, 2013 at 3:31 PM

I’m pretty confident that we’re gonna see a lot of Dem senators named to slop-trough appointments if the voters decide to roundfile them.

JEM on November 23, 2013 at 3:35 PM

In fact – I’m pretty proud to announce that I’ll be personally working on Mary Landrieu’s “unelection” campaign!

HondaV65 on November 23, 2013 at 3:37 PM

If they do not like it, they can unelect us. Believe me, they will have a great chance because I am up for reelection right now. They will be able to do that. But that is the way you do it.

This is a Saddam Hussien-level strategic mistake. Why? Her base is comprised largely of the LIV crowd, who don’t go deeper than a sound-bite when making decisions.

Landriueaeaux (there ought’a be a law against french spelling) has just provide all the information her base needs to know what to do about the cancellation of plans they did like, and got replaced with plans they can’t afford.

“Vote me out”

Will do.

BobMbx on November 23, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Is Maness going to drop out?

bluegill on November 23, 2013 at 3:39 PM

I don’t know who’s running these ads. There’s no other politician or challenger mentioned in them and the only thing the ad says at the end is … “Call Mary Landrieu and tell her to stand up for Louisianans” … or something like that. So the ad isn’t saying to oust her – just call her office and say “WTF”?

But as a softening barrage against her – it’s brutally effective and she hasn’t even responded yet to these ads.

HondaV65 on November 23, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Thats Roves SuperPac. As long as they don’t advocate one candidate over another or refer to an election, it isn’t classified as a campaign expenditure, and the money spent is without limit nor are there reporting requirements (FEC-type).

Eat it, Mary. Somebody’s got your number.

BobMbx on November 23, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Just another baby killer that sold her country down the river.

crosshugger on November 23, 2013 at 3:49 PM

“If you like your senator you can keep your senator, if you don’t like your senator you can unelect them”

VegasRick on November 23, 2013 at 3:51 PM

My wife has a couple of questions for the senator:

“I’m a 60 something female. Why am I forced to have maternity coverage? Isn’t this like offering a warranty for diesel repairs in my gas powered Ford?”

Sincerely,
Mrs. Limerick.

P.S. Unelection has a nice ring to it.

Limerick on November 23, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Daring voters to “Make my Day” isn’t the smartest move ever made.

IndieDogg on November 23, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Kathleen Blanco was defiant to the end as well. But when a “Dinner with the Governor” fundraiser auction got the Monroe Parish Democrats all of $5 she saw the writing on the wall and suddenly announced that Katrina/Rita took such a toll on her family that she would not seek a second term as Louisiana Governor.

I suspect that if the polling continues going south, Mary Landrieu will suddenly decide that 18 years in the Senate is more than enough. Though the Lord only knows what a fat ugly woman with no discernible skills would do if not lounging around the Senate but that is her problem.

Happy Nomad on November 23, 2013 at 4:03 PM

HondaV65 on November 23, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Good for you. At least you are trying to do something.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but are you not the one who voted for Obama?

Barred on November 23, 2013 at 4:04 PM

My wife has a couple of questions for the senator:

“I’m a 60 something female. Why am I forced to have maternity coverage? Isn’t this like offering a warranty for diesel repairs in my gas powered Ford?”

Sincerely,
Mrs. Limerick.

P.S. Unelection has a nice ring to it.

Limerick on November 23, 2013 at 4:00 PM

You’re paying for maternity coverage under Obamacare too. It’s what is called “paying a little bit more” so that your less prosperous neighbors (Obama’s parasite moochers) are covered too. Mrs. Limerick is apt to get a tongue lashing from Mary Landrieu for being so selfish!

Happy Nomad on November 23, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Though the Lord only knows what a fat ugly woman with no discernible skills would do if not lounging around the Senate but that is her problem.

Happy Nomad on November 23, 2013 at 4:03 PM

DMV or the TSA.

BobMbx on November 23, 2013 at 4:41 PM

(there ought’a be a law against french spelling)

BobMbx on November 23, 2013 at 3:39 PM

A+

Del Dolemonte on November 23, 2013 at 4:51 PM

because she was bought with pork.

blink on November 23, 2013 at 2:35 PM

..how fitting for Miss Piggy !

cableguy615 on November 23, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Play the biatch, over and over and over again, until next Nov.

Go home, scumhag and shrivel into eternity, you harlot.

Schadenfreude on November 23, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Landrieu: Hey, if you don’t like Obamacare, you can unelect me

Wish granted. In about a year or so.

Physics Geek on November 23, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Dang, that might be the smartest thing she’s ever said. Maybe LA should give it a try?

GWB on November 23, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Has this site covered the “knockout” games?

bluegill on November 23, 2013 at 6:54 PM

BUH-BYE, then…..

Grace_is_sufficient on November 23, 2013 at 7:18 PM

As a side note, I’ll just add that I found the very first response to that particular tweet pretty amusing.

maybe she has another job lined up already.
– Valarie Vivino

Who does not think that the borderline no votes on Obamacare were not promised post office cushiness if they voted for the bill? Trillions of dollars at stake and you think they did not put a couple million in escrow in order to secure the passage of the bill?

astonerii on November 23, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Of course she’s not concerned…She’ll move on to an extremely lucrative lobbying career shortly.

a5minmajor on November 23, 2013 at 8:08 PM

bluegill on November 23, 2013 at 3:39 PM

He damn sure should have dropped out Oct. 1 like he promised. BTW, it is my understanding that there is proof that he is a Landrieu plant.

Kermit on November 23, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Senators aren’t supposed to be representatives of the people, but rather of the State. Founding fathers did not envision a lower house and an upper house. The 17th Amendment needs to be repealed.

Dandapani on November 23, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Thats Roves SuperPac.

BobMbx on November 23, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Crap. We’re doomed.

Senators aren’t supposed to be representatives of the people, but rather of the State. Founding fathers did not envision a lower house and an upper house. The 17th Amendment needs to be repealed.

Dandapani on November 23, 2013 at 10:04 PM

It should be repealed, but no one is going to take it up. The low-infos who control the GOPe certainly won’t.

Myron Falwell on November 23, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Gingotts on November 23, 2013 at 2:43 PM

This is very good analysis.

GOPRanknFile on November 23, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Thanks! :)

Libertarians are only good for 1% here and that is 90% hookers & hookahs crowd so no real loss to the GOP anyway. BTW, Maness’ media consulting firm has a CONFIRMED, anti-GOP, pro-Occupy, Libertarian as the guy handling this for Maness.

Kermit on November 23, 2013 at 3:27 PM

That’s good news then, particularly as this Maness isn’t even a libertarian by any rational means. The more obvious the plant the better; he can be marginalized. Hopefully a fair chunk of the easily duped sort that showed up to destroy the country in 2012 will stay home drooling on their insurance cancellation notices.

Gingotts on November 23, 2013 at 10:43 PM

“If they don’t like it, then they can un-elect us.”
God punishes us by answering our prayers.
Let us sincerely hope that He answers hers.

orangemtl on November 23, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Gingotts on November 23, 2013 at 10:43 PM

There may be proof that Maness is in fact a Landrieu plant. A trusted source has said there is.

Kermit on November 23, 2013 at 11:20 PM

….. she was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority! Calling Animal House! She’s 57 years old, but shouldn’t she have some other achievements…….

anotherJoe on November 23, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Other achievements?—LOL! She’s a Dee Gee man.

Red Creek on November 23, 2013 at 11:55 PM

The head to head has her leading Cassidy 41-34, with Maness at 10. 41% is still far lower than what her floor in the state was previously thought to be. Still a good chance the bottom could fall out entirely in the next few months and she’ll find herself in DOOM territory fighting Cacodemons with Mark Pryor.

Maness could underperform as well when push comes to shove. If he can be held closer to 5-6% and Landrieu under 44% or so, then that could be enough for a 1st round victory for Cassidy.

Did somebody leave a “d” out of the Libertarian candidate’s name? Because Madness helps the D’s!

Louisiana, if you like your Senator, you can keep her. Like your health insurance, and your doctor!

Landriueaeaux (there ought’a be a law against french spelling)

Why? It rhymes with “Adieu”. Adieu, Landrieu!

Steve Z on November 24, 2013 at 12:21 AM

I sure hope they have the video of that speech, it will make a dandy commercial.

And don’t worry, Mary – Babs Mikulski and Sheila Jackson Lee will still be in Congress to represent the fat, stupid whores of America.

Adjoran on November 24, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Wasn’t Landrieu in one of those old Star Trek episodes?

Sherman1864 on November 24, 2013 at 2:50 AM