New Mark Pryor ad: If God can forgive me for voting for ObamaCare, why can’t you?

posted at 11:21 am on December 4, 2013 by Allahpundit

I’m paraphrasing, natch, but there’s a reason why this ad is heavy on human imperfection and verrry light on party identification. Pryor’s rightly worried about how the Democratic agenda’s playing at home in Arkansas, and by “agenda” I don’t mean raising the minimum wage. Odds that a future ad will include the phrase “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone”: 95 percent.

Actually, O-Care’s only half his problem. The other half, Sean Trende argues, is that all signs over the past year point to an even steeper than expected drop-off for Democrats in 2014.

Taken together, of the 170 contested elections that have been held this year for state legislative seats, for federal office, or for statewide office, the Democrat ran ahead of President Obama’s 2012 showing in only 27 races. By contrast, the Democrat ran more than 10 points behind the president’s showing in 47 races. On average, Democrats ran 5.9 percentage points behind the president, with a median drop-off of 6.4. Even if we knock a point off of these numbers to account for the Chris Christie effect in many of these races, that’s still a big decline.

What does this mean for 2014? Possibly nothing. There is a lot of football left to be played, the president’s job approval rating could rally significantly, the Democrats could become enthused, and drop-off could become a non-issue.

But if that doesn’t happen, Democrats have a real headache coming on. Let’s assume they can expect a drop-off of four to five points from Obama’s 2012 performance, all other things being equal. Twenty-eight House Democrats occupy seats where Obama won less than 55 percent of the vote. More disturbingly for Mr. Jackson’s Party, 13 Senate seats fall into this category. This is consistent with what we’ve seen in polling: Democrats putting up terrible numbers in places like Louisiana, Arkansas and North Carolina, while races in states like Michigan and Iowa are looking surprisingly tight.

Bottom line: If the GOP can’t beat this stiff, who also voted for amnesty, in a conservative state with a Harvard Law grad turned decorated veteran as its nominee, it should disband. Exit question via David Freddoso, who notes that Republicans, of course, have played this game too: Who’s witnessing for whom here?


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…because we can’t vote…from he11!

KOOLAID2 on December 4, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Mark, Desperation is a stinky, stinky cologne…

JohnGalt23 on December 4, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Fluke you, traitor. Go to Hell.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Reason number one: You aren’t actively working to repeal it.

db on December 4, 2013 at 11:24 AM

When leftards pull the religious strings…the irony, the irony…molasses.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Pryor’s condition is getting worse with obozocare.

Flange on December 4, 2013 at 11:24 AM

With such bad eisegesis of God, makes it understandable that there are atheists.

22044 on December 4, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Liar, liar, liar
Pants on fire
To Hell you go
Well you know

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:24 AM

New Mark Pryor ad: If God can forgive me for voting for ObamaCare, why can’t you?

Simple.

I’m not god.

Gatsu on December 4, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Forgiveness and voting you out of office are not contradictory.

mwbri on December 4, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Democrats are shameless.

Punchenko on December 4, 2013 at 11:25 AM

LMAO

discojoe on December 4, 2013 at 11:26 AM

…just a 5 or 6 point drop off?
…that’s not much ‘stupid’…is it?

KOOLAID2 on December 4, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Heh, scumhag-mayohair said they’d “embrace obamacare”, just last Sunday :)

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:26 AM

WOW – that is desperation – WOW

gophergirl on December 4, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Doubling down, scum of the land. Go to Hell.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM

“The only sovereign I can allow to rule me is reason. The first law of reason is this: what exists exists; what is is. From this irreducible, bedrock principle, all knowledge is built. This is the foundation from which life is embraced. Reason is a choice. Wishes and whims are not facts, nor are they a means to discovering them. Reason is our only way of grasping reality–it is our basic tool of survival. We are free to evade the effort of thinking, to reject reason, but we are not free to avoid the penalty of the abyss we refuse to see.” -Richard
― Terry Goodkind, Faith of the Fallen

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on December 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM

o.m.G.

bazil9 on December 4, 2013 at 11:28 AM

All this means is Democrats need to cheat a bit more next year.

Ukiah on December 4, 2013 at 11:28 AM

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on ME!!”
/Arkansas electorate

Bitter Clinger on December 4, 2013 at 11:28 AM

…because we can’t vote…from he11!

KOOLAID2 on December 4, 2013 at 11:23 AM

I’m stealing the dog snot out of this quote for my “Christian” friends who sit on their hands, just so you know. An antidote for that particular problem: http://www.amazon.com/Neil-Mammen/e/B007KDDD8Q

Shaughnessy on December 4, 2013 at 11:28 AM

New Mark Pryor ad: If God can forgive me for voting for ObamaCare, why can’t you?

Hey, it’s easy for God to forgive you, clown. He doesn’t have to go to healthcare.gov!

NavyMustang on December 4, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Political death!!!

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Heh, scumhag-mayohair said they’d “embrace obamacare”, just last Sunday :)

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Good point. Contradictory messages.

22044 on December 4, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Because God forgives, that’s why. We remember.

HiJack on December 4, 2013 at 11:29 AM

If God can forgive me for voting for ObamaCare, why can’t you?

…when noforeskin and libfreeorgan are done lap dancing on each other…they will be here…to tell us why!

KOOLAID2 on December 4, 2013 at 11:30 AM

I say forgive him … and then make sure he’s not in a position to do any more damage by voting him out.

Lost in Jersey on December 4, 2013 at 11:30 AM

You know a leftist is desperate when he appeals to your religious strings.

Wake up Amerika – you are run by scumbags/scumhags from both sides, Adolfean and Goebbellean thugs.

They propagandize you and say anything, just to keep their azzes in power and their pockets stuffed.

Pitchfork each and every one of them, politically of course.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:30 AM

“Nobody has all the answers!!” 3rd Hezekiah 3:16

jdpaz on December 4, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Who says that God forgave him?

Enjoy Hades, Pryor!

blammm on December 4, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Holy Lord(pun intended). That might be the most desperate ad I’d ever seen since….well, Manchin shooting at the crap-and-betrayed bill. And yes, that one did work since he won his election. But he had the advantage of never having voted for that bill(or Obamacare).

Sorry, Pryor. But God ain’t gonna save you this time. And I mean that both literally and figuratively.

Doughboy on December 4, 2013 at 11:31 AM

“If God embraces obama’care’ why don’t you, Pryortraitor?” — Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:31 AM

OT: Open borders…what could go wrong

A truck carrying medical radioactive material has been stolen in Mexico, the UN’s nuclear watchdog says.

Mexico told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that the truck was carrying a “dangerous radioactive source” used for cancer treatments when it was stolen on Monday.

kcewa on December 4, 2013 at 11:32 AM

If the Rs were not so dumb 2014 w/b epic.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:32 AM

If God can forgive me for voting for ObamaCare, why can’t you?

How do you know God has forgiven you? Forgiveness only comes after repentance. Repentance entails more than “I’m sorry i didn’t use the brains God gave me to know that it was a crap sandwich”. Repentance entails sorrow and endeavoring to make it right by every means possible and to go and sin no more.

AH_C on December 4, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Uh, the God that Pryor is referring to would be Obama himself.

HiJack on December 4, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Make him burn in Hell.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:33 AM

“The Bible teaches us no one has all the answers — only God does.”

So, Pryor, when you lose next year, will you accept that as God’s will?

Bitter Clinger on December 4, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Shaughnessy on December 4, 2013 at 11:28 AM

…my Christian friends…have had ‘language’ problems regarding JugEars and the ‘sensitive souls’ in the democrat party… (that they have belonged too)…lately

KOOLAID2 on December 4, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Here’s to Mark Pryor seeing some other stars after the next election.

dissent555 on December 4, 2013 at 11:33 AM

God doesn’t want you to deceive your constituents, traitor.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Pitchfork each and every one of them, politically of course.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:30 AM

You seem to be mellowing. That worries me.

kcewa on December 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Memo to Pryor and the other Rats who voted for PlaceboCare – Depart poitics permanently and then we’ll start talking about forgiveness.

Steve Eggleston on December 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Because we’re the ones stuck paying the bill and having our health care compromised for a vote buying scheme.

antipc on December 4, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Pathetic.

No one is questioning Pryor’s intentions, good or otherwise. We are questioning his poor judgment, and holding him accountable.

Period.

matthew8787 on December 4, 2013 at 11:35 AM

I guess we’ll find out if Jesus was with him after the election.

Hucklebuck on December 4, 2013 at 11:36 AM

If God can forgive me for voting for ObamaCare, why can’t you?

Forgiveness is not the same thing as exoneration. One’s actions have consequences even if forgiven for being a partisan whore of the left.

And even now, Pryor is calling for delay of Obamacare and not defunding or repeal. That means he is unrepentant so God shouldn’t be forgiving him anyway.

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 11:36 AM

The swine needs to go.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Pitchfork each and every one of them, politically of course.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:30 AM

……………..You seem to be mellowing. That worries me.

kcewa on December 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM

…you just made coffee come out of my nose!

KOOLAID2 on December 4, 2013 at 11:36 AM

all signs over the past year point to an even steeper than expected drop-off for Democrats in 2014.

Sorry, but I will believe it only when I see it.

After the 2012 elections I don’t believe any poll or “sign”.

Sterling Holobyte on December 4, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Because sending your azz home is the closest we can get you to hell.

antipc on December 4, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Fluke you, traitor. Go to Hell.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:23 AM

+INFINITY!!!

ToddPA on December 4, 2013 at 11:37 AM

AK, send the pig packing.

Trust in God!!!

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Forgiveness perhaps, but there are still consequences.

This really is a sick ad, even for a politician.

Ellis on December 4, 2013 at 11:37 AM

……………..You seem to be mellowing. That worries me.

kcewa on December 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM

You nut, don’t have me banned.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:37 AM

How exactly does he know God forgives him? (Only one way to find out!)

VastRightWingConspirator on December 4, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Pryor shut down the gov’t.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:39 AM

If God can forgive me for voting for ObamaCare, why can’t you?

How do you know God has forgiven you? Forgiveness only comes after repentance. Repentance entails more than “I’m sorry i didn’t use the brains God gave me to know that it was a crap sandwich”. Repentance entails sorrow and endeavoring to make it right by every means possible and to go and sin no more.

AH_C on December 4, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Enough Said!

jaydee_007 on December 4, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Mark Pryor translation: “Yeah, I know my goose is cooked”

ConservativePartyNow on December 4, 2013 at 11:40 AM

The Japanese had an applicable form of “I’m so, so sorry”, Pryor. Think about it.

Jeddite on December 4, 2013 at 11:41 AM

God may forgive him but I won’t. I’m surprised the bible he was holding didn’t go up in flames. Then again, maybe his “Northern Star” wasn’t a bible at all, but was a copy of the Communist Manifesto or Das Kapital. Lying sack of sh!t.

TXUS on December 4, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Memo to Pryor and the other Rats who voted for PlaceboCare – Depart poitics permanently and then we’ll start talking about forgiveness.

Steve Eggleston on December 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Mary Landrieu said it best. If we don’t like the way Pryor and Landrieu voted on Obamacare, we can unelect them. That being said, I’m not particularly in a forgiving mood for any of these partisan clowns. I don’t necessarily want to see them smitten by God for their lies but they should be out of power.

And God, would a little smiting be so bad? Not a plague per se but would a really nasty rash be too much to ask for?

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Since he is talking FORGIVENESS, that means he did WRONG, and the best way to get forgiveness is to correct the WRONG. And since the DEMS REFUSE to correct the WRONG. We will vote in a Majority of GOP who will correct the WRONG of obozocare.

by the way this democrat politician is EXEMPT from the law he voted onto the citizens.

ironic aint it

well being that dems are so SMART, i am sure he will find getting a job in the private sector easy, and besides being a Senator he gets a live time pension guraranteed, which most of us dont.

sniffles1999 on December 4, 2013 at 11:43 AM

What a greasy little worm. “He tries to do what’s best for Arkansas”

Huh?? What load load manure.

Old eagle on December 4, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Memo to Pryor and the other Rats who voted for PlaceboCare – Depart poitics permanently and then we’ll start talking about forgiveness.

Steve Eggleston on December 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Or just stay where you are and let the voters do the departing come November.

whatcat on December 4, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Merely losing an election is too good for the likes of Pryor et al.. All the Democratic Federal legislators should be stripped naked, stripped of all wealth, and banished to live with the feral dogs in Detroit.

And that’s me being nicefar too nice.

M240H on December 4, 2013 at 11:44 AM

The word of God teaches us that if we repent and ask God for forgiveness than God will forgive us. No where in the Bible does it say, God will also terminate any consequences for your bad actions. Say if you steal a 1,000 from a bank, God will for give you if you repent but you’re still going to jail. This clown who is using the word of God for his own sexual pleasure , self-gratification, for something he did wrong, is misusing the word of God and not only will he not be reelected but God will reject his prayer for forgiveness.

Shain1611 on December 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM

all signs over the past year point to an even steeper than expected drop-off for Democrats in 2014.

Proof is in the pudding. I’ll believe it when I see it. America is one stupid country.

alanstern on December 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM

If God can forgive me for voting for ObamaCare, why can’t you?

It was hard enough to “forgive” everyone who got sucked into voting for Obama in 2008…but I managed to do it. I ran out of forgiveness when the 52% did it again in 2012.

Now go away.

lynncgb on December 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM

After the 2012 elections I don’t believe any poll or “sign”.

Sterling Holobyte on December 4, 2013 at 11:36 AM

+10

HiJack on December 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM

First comes repentance and then comes forgiveness. Until Pryor marches up Capitol Hill and repudiates his false god the Chicago Jesus there can be no forgiveness.

HotAirian on December 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM

God may forgive him but I won’t. I’m surprised the bible he was holding didn’t go up in flames. Then again, maybe his “Northern Star” wasn’t a bible at all, but was a copy of the Communist Manifesto or Das Kapital. Lying sack of sh!t.

TXUS on December 4, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Remember Bill Clinton on the eve of impeachment when he decided to march across Lafayette Square to St. Johns wagging his Bible for the photographers? If that didn’t result in a lightning strike, then Pryor is probably safe from Biblical self-combustion.

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM

New Mark Pryor ad: If God can forgive me for voting for ObamaCare, why can’t you?

Because you’re a snake.

arnold ziffel on December 4, 2013 at 11:46 AM

America is one stupid country.

alanstern on December 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Thank you, government school system and leftist media!

HiJack on December 4, 2013 at 11:46 AM

God only forgives those who sincerely repent and change their ways. Pryor is still supporting enslaving the citizens of the USA and the murder of the unborn. I don’t see forgiveness in his future.

njrob on December 4, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Haven’t heard a Dem invoke God since FDR in WWII.

Herb on December 4, 2013 at 11:47 AM

What, No race card being played? Must have been over used and no longer has any meaning….go figure.

Cherokee on December 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Let God forgive Mr. Pryor, even though he should have had all the facts before Obamacare was passed forced on us. I won’t.

RebeccaH on December 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Perhaps one could forgive Pryor personally for voting for Obamacare (except for the fact that he voted for it knowing all of its problems – its not like anyone was ignorant of what Obamacare would do, the dems just didn’t care at the time) – but his party still supports Obamacare.

Thus, forgiveness of him for his vote means nothing. Unless and until the dem party comes on board for repealing Obamacare and overriding a veto, then he, by virtue of being a democrat, still supports Obamacare, regardless of what he says now.

It always kills me that the GOP does such a lousy job of explaining to voters that regardless of how conservative a democrat pretends to be, by virtue of being a democrat they support and further liberalism.

The math is simple. Every democrat elected to the Senate, no matter how allegedly personally conservative, keeps Harry Reid as majority leader. If Harry Reid is majority leader, no Obamacare repeal and lots and lots of liberalism. Why does the GOP never push this line of reasoning in its ads? So much stupid in the GOP its hard to fathom.

Monkeytoe on December 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM

This is all I could think of.

Besides that being truly pathetic.

MontanaMmmm on December 4, 2013 at 11:49 AM

My vote goes to God. Pryor is on his own.

redguy on December 4, 2013 at 11:49 AM

God’s forgiveness doesn’t mean that person is not going to receive some kind of repercussion for his/her actions. The thief on the cross was forgive but he still was hung on a cross to die.

Shain1611 on December 4, 2013 at 11:49 AM

If anyone falls for this pathetic ploy, they’re too stupid to live.

Dack Thrombosis on December 4, 2013 at 11:50 AM

WOW. I’ve seen stone-cold pandering but this is pathetic.

Bishop on December 4, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Why can’t we forgive you?
Because you’re an *ssh*le, Mark.
That’s why. Thanks for asking.

Good luck in your private sector career, after the tsunami.

orangemtl on December 4, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Never go full Huckabee Mark

Zetterson on December 4, 2013 at 11:50 AM

It always kills me that the GOP does such a lousy job of explaining to voters that regardless of how conservative a democrat pretends to be, by virtue of being a democrat they support and further liberalism.

Monkeytoe on December 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM

In fairness – being in the GOP does not even remotely make one conservative. But, at least sometimes with the GOP (rarely, but sometimes) the candidate claiming to be conservative actually will be conservative. That is never true in the DNC. If it were – if the person were conservative – they would never be in the DNC to begin with.

Monkeytoe on December 4, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Merely losing an election is too good for the likes of Pryor et al.. All the Democratic Federal legislators should be stripped naked, stripped of all wealth, and banished to live with the feral dogs in Detroit.

And that’s me being nice … far too nice.

M240H on December 4, 2013 at 11:44 AM

And after a stint living with the feral dogs they should have to then live with the wild hounds roaming the city.

Wait…did you mean…uh…forget it.

Bishop on December 4, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Was this what DWS meant by running on ObamaCare..?

d1carter on December 4, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Sure, you are forgiven for lying and going against your constituents, but forgiving you isn’t the same as trusting you, much less voting for you.

lea on December 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM

If the good people of Arkansas fall for this ,well I guess they might want to buy a bridge I have for sale.

celtic warrior on December 4, 2013 at 11:55 AM

New Mark Pryor ad: If God Richard Dawkins can forgive me for voting for ObamaCare, why can’t you?

FIFH so it actually fits the people he’s targetting.

DethMetalCookieMonst on December 4, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Pryor’s demorat buddies have referred to people like me as seditionists, terrorists, suicide bombers, traitors, racists, and anti-American pigs simply because we don’t like this fascist disaster.

There is no forgiveness in my black heart for what they’ve done and what they’re trying to do.

Bishop on December 4, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Ha, the comments are disabled on youtube.

I wooooonder why………………….

MontanaMmmm on December 4, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Perhaps he’s hoping he’ll be mistaken as a Republican and get votes that way.

lea on December 4, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Comical.

Yet don’t count the GOP out in terms of destroying their prospects for ’14 via amnesty and other dumbshittery. Their capacity for profoundly stupid and self-destructive political decisions knows no bounds.

Midas on December 4, 2013 at 11:57 AM

…when noforeskin and libfreeorgan are done lap dancing on each other…they will be here…to tell us why!

KOOLAID2 on December 4, 2013 at 11:30 AM

libfreeorgan was just on the Harvard poll thread…so I expect him here….any minute now!

KOOLAID2 on December 4, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Merely losing an election is too good for the likes of Pryor et al.. All the Democratic Federal legislators should be stripped naked, stripped of all wealth, and banished to live with the feral dogs in Detroit.

And that’s me being nice … far too nice.

M240H on December 4, 2013 at 11:44 AM

I agree…you are far too nice…

PatriotRider on December 4, 2013 at 11:58 AM

God is a forgiving God.

This is earth. And humans are imperfect.

ObamaCare & RomneyCare is unforgivable.

portlandon on December 4, 2013 at 11:59 AM

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