Chuck Todd: Sen. Landrieu’s numbers just “don’t add up” for her anymore

posted at 12:41 pm on January 31, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

The latest Rasmussen poll on the race for the embattled Louisiana Democrat’s Senate seat shows Landrieu continuing to lose ground to her Republican challengers, and as David Gregory and Chuck Todd both observed on Morning Joe on Friday, things just aren’t looking very good for her.

Without the president on the ballot, I have to say, I don’t know if the numbers work for her any more, work for any Democrat anymore. This is a unique — she has not had to run with this few registered Democrats in a nonpresidential year, it’s going to be really tough for her.

As even the New York Times (albeit gently) pointed out this morning, President Obama and ObamaCare are looking like the major drivers of a forthcoming downfall, and Landrieu is taking every opportunity to differentiate herself from the White House and remind voters about all of the issues that aren’t ObamaCare she can manage; in that same vein, I’m sure she’ll be watching for the reportedly pending Keystone XL pipeline report from the State Department like a hawk.


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Festival! Festival!

Lanceman on January 31, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Don’t worry, the economy will save Sen. Landrieu.

NotCoach on January 31, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Math is hard when you’re constantly carrying the One when you ought to be subtracting him.

Flange on January 31, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Her opponent’s campaign need only consist of one question: “Did you vote for obamacare, Senator?”

rjh on January 31, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Heh, the scumhag needs to go, along with Pryor and every single congressswine and senator who voted for the national travesty which is obama’care’.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Buh bye

cmsinaz on January 31, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Scumhag

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Mooooooo. Looks like she’s drowning her sorrows in ice cream and pasta.

tommyboy on January 31, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Throw her out!!!

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Math is hard when you’re constantly carrying the One when you ought to be subtracting him.

Flange on January 31, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Good wordsmithing. Made me laugh.

davidk on January 31, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Voted against domestic drilling

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Landrieu made millions lose their jobs and healthcare – she was the deciding vote.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2014 at 12:55 PM

For a progressive cheerleader like Chuck Todd to acknowledge the trend line, you have to know that the career warning lights are beginning to flash for quite a few Democrat politicians running this November.

While Landrieu is trying to posture herself away from Obamacare and it’s debacle, unless she is willing to cleanly break with Dingy Harry and turn on the President (particularly over energy), she will be needing a new job in January 2015.

Athos on January 31, 2014 at 12:56 PM

The hag is defiant. YOU be too.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2014 at 12:56 PM

AAAAWWWWWW.

Well now, I hear rumblings of Sandra Fluke wanting to be
a “politician” I mean she’s been getting nailed by men
she meets on Craigslist, like a screen door in a Hurricane,
so I guess Mary, Mary, quite Contrary, shave that P*ssy,
it’s too damn hairy, can retire.

ToddPA on January 31, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Several years ago a guy here said enthusiastically about Landrieu “I’d hit that!”
Question. Are you still that dumb?

vityas on January 31, 2014 at 12:57 PM

she has not had to run with this few registered Democrats in a nonpresidential year, it’s going to be really tough for her.

“All who saw you, all who know of your presence here,…will be…excised…”

Lanceman on January 31, 2014 at 12:58 PM

She must go the way of Blance Lincoln!!!

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Several years ago a guy here said enthusiastically about Landrieu “I’d hit that!”
Question. Are you still that dumb?

vityas on January 31, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Might have been lorien. Heck, he’d have hit Helen Thomas…in the dark.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Several years ago a guy here said enthusiastically about Landrieu “I’d hit that!”
Question. Are you still that dumb?

vityas on January 31, 2014 at 12:57 PM

I believe that was me, and yes. Yes I am that dumb. Thanks for asking.

Lanceman on January 31, 2014 at 1:00 PM

But these Obamacare posts are about whistling past the graveyard, by next Novemeber Democrats will be openly running on the ACA. Mark my words.
libfreeordie on December 20, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Sure, Bill Cassidy had a good path to victory, but don’t kid yourself, Landrieu is still going to be tough to beat. In state, she’s got some real heavyweights in her corner thus far, hopefully we can get them to flip by summer.

If the posseurs would drop out now, we could unite and crush her by summer.

Kermit on January 31, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Might have been lorien. Heck, he’d have hit Helen Thomas…in the dark.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2014 at 12:59 PM

I would think quite a few men “Hit” Helen in the dark.

..with a Brick.

ToddPA on January 31, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Carl Levin to be replaced by a R woman will be way cool.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Festival! Festival!

Lanceman on January 31, 2014 at 12:48 PM

That still gives me shivers.

The things you remember from childhood.

I wonder who else gets the reference.

cozmo on January 31, 2014 at 1:07 PM

I wonder who else gets the reference.

cozmo on January 31, 2014 at 1:07 PM

You’d be surprised. Even the relatively young-ish Ben Stiller named his production company Red Hour Productions.

Lanceman on January 31, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Don’t worry, the economy will save Sen. Landrieu.

NotCoach on January 31, 2014 at 12:50 PM

I nominate this comment for “joke of the day”!

cajunpatriot on January 31, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Her brother might find enough dead voters for her…consider the state.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2014 at 1:12 PM

The Louisiana purchase just reached foreclosure status.

antipc on January 31, 2014 at 1:12 PM

I wonder who else gets the reference.

cozmo on January 31, 2014 at 1:07 PM

You’d be surprised. Even the relatively young-ish Ben Stiller named his production company Red Hour Productions.

Lanceman on January 31, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Everyone should know the classics….

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 31, 2014 at 1:14 PM

I believe that was me, and yes. Yes I am that dumb. Thanks for asking.

Lanceman on January 31, 2014 at 1:00 PM

It takes a big man to admit to it.

vityas on January 31, 2014 at 1:16 PM

First, they said the “House is lost to the GOP, preserve the Senate”.

Now, apparently, they are starting to realize the Senate is in play and they are starting to triage money away from losers to those who still have a chance.

And, says the foul NYT, “maybe ObumblesCare wasn’t such a good idea after all…”.

Popcorn futures are rising.

MTF on January 31, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Post Katrina New Orleans isn’t the behemoth voting bloc that it once was. It’s now No. 3 behind Baton Rouge, and Metairie/Kenner, in that order. Cassidy is from Baton Rouge.

Kermit on January 31, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Also two successive Sec. of State have purged the voting roles, first by a conservative Dem then second by a Republican who did it twice.

Kermit on January 31, 2014 at 1:18 PM

If you watch the whole video it’s only about Pig Landrieu for the first few minutes.

Most of it is an airheaded promo for Jeb “please ignore my last name” Bush – that and JoeScarb talking about how important JoeScarb is.

BoxHead1 on January 31, 2014 at 1:19 PM

It takes a big man to admit to it.

vityas on January 31, 2014 at 1:16 PM

I said I’d hit it, not marry it, vote for it or listen to it talk.

Lanceman on January 31, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Not only is ObamaCare an anchor for her, so is the DOJ lawsuit regarding Louisiana’s voucher program. Has she come out publically to blast the Obama Administration? Nope. She applauded the State District Judge’s ruling that it was unconstitutional.

djaymick on January 31, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Kermit on January 31, 2014 at 1:17 PM

To be absolutely certain, she MUST go the way of Blanche Lincoln, at all costs!!!

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2014 at 1:22 PM

I said I’d hit it,
Lanceman on January 31, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Better make sure you’ve been vaccinated for hoof and mouth disease first.

tommyboy on January 31, 2014 at 1:26 PM

…what a SOW!…even lipstick doesn’t work!

KOOLAID2 on January 31, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Blanche reminded me of the Gab-Gab.

And where are we getting our astronauts? John Glenn. Bill Nelson. Mark Giffords. All these people devoid of rational thought and we’re letting them pilot spaceships?

Lanceman on January 31, 2014 at 1:30 PM

NRSC has made sure that Landrieu will win. There will be no Republican primary. My vote does not go to Cassidy but to Paul Hollis, a real conservative guy. As no primary, Pub vote will split ensuring a Landrieu win. F&*$’n NRSC

skeeterbite on January 31, 2014 at 1:38 PM

So, Oinker didn’t get Reid’s message about running on Obamacare?

HiJack on January 31, 2014 at 1:39 PM

skeeterbite on January 31, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Blame Vitter then.

Kermit on January 31, 2014 at 1:44 PM

David Gregory and Chuck Todd both observed on Morning Joe on Friday, things just aren’t looking very good for her.

Speaking as a former constituent of Mary Landrieu all I can say is this……..

You know that smirk The Grinch gets when he decides to steal Christmas? That is the look on my face right now. A simple electoral defeat is too good for ML!

Happy Nomad on January 31, 2014 at 1:46 PM

In her younger days Mary Landrieu was quite attractive, especially for a liberal woman. But, that was 30 years and 50,000 Big Macs ago.

bw222 on January 31, 2014 at 1:52 PM

I saw something yesterday somewhere that the dhimmicRATs are thinking about conceding the house and go full-bore on the Senate.

How’s that workin’ out for you, Harry?

davidk on January 31, 2014 at 1:56 PM

She will be voted out of office, as her Obamacare vote will do her in. Many others will follow.

Amazingoly on January 31, 2014 at 2:01 PM

It takes a big man to admit to it.

vityas on January 31, 2014 at 1:16 PM

I said I’d hit it, not marry it, vote for it or listen to it talk.

Lanceman on January 31, 2014 at 1:19 PM

I would hit on it too if I could use a Louisville slugger!

PrettyD_Vicious on January 31, 2014 at 2:01 PM

I said I’d hit it,
Lanceman on January 31, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Better make sure you’ve been vaccinated for hoof and mouth disease first.

tommyboy on January 31, 2014 at 1:26 PM

LMAO!

ToddPA on January 31, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Get some rest Mary. You look tired.

Jocundus on January 31, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Math is hard when you’re constantly carrying the One when you ought to be subtracting him.

Flange on January 31, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Epic win.

bigbeachbird on January 31, 2014 at 2:14 PM

She looks like Anna Gunn (from Breaking Bad) after a string of all-nighters. Yick!

But she should be proud of her zer0care vote, acccording to Debbie Washyerhair-Sheesh.

Ride it dirty, baby!

clear quadruped

Elephant

MisterElephant on January 31, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Oh but Nazi and dirtyHarry said these Dems would proudly run on Obamacare. Yeah they’re running all right……running away!

neyney on January 31, 2014 at 2:17 PM

This is unbelievable. By the time the election gets here the media will have you thinking that she was against Obamacare from the beginning.
I think that NBC, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, Cspan, CNN and NPR would make Joseph Goebbels proud. And to think the founding fathers thought it a good idea to give them a special exception in the Constitution. Obviously they weren’t all that smart. In there day the media was both left and right unlike today when all the journalistic education is far left. The media is more into selecting the news then reporting the news.

pwb on January 31, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Can’t wait to see those Louisiana campaign commercials!!

Khun Joe on January 31, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Well, even if she loses she got a good job waiting for her. Body double for Shrillary. Maybe Billy is on that.

rik on January 31, 2014 at 3:07 PM

One can be certain the Landrieu Family and Harrahs will do everything in their shady power to keep Miss Piggy in the senate.

The same for Harrahs and their other puppet Harry Reid.

They’ve got too much gambling & vice loot invested to let voters get in their way.

viking01 on January 31, 2014 at 3:14 PM

The billions wasted in the NO area are enough for her to be thrown in prison.

aniptofar on January 31, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Hopefully, 2014 will be the beginning of a complete retaking of naturally GOP territory. Why some of these states have dims for senators is beyond my scope. WV, FL, LA,MT, SC

rik on January 31, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Her opponent’s campaign need only consist of one question: “Did you vote for obamacare, Senator?”

rjh on January 31, 2014 at 12:51 PM

She not just voted for it, she took a huge “bribe” for the vote.

Have no idea how she “distances” herself from HusseinCare.

riddick on January 31, 2014 at 4:02 PM

NRSC has made sure that Landrieu will win. There will be no Republican primary. My vote does not go to Cassidy but to Paul Hollis, a real conservative guy. As no primary, Pub vote will split ensuring a Landrieu win. F&*$’n NRSC

skeeterbite on January 31, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Cuccinelli lost same way. Via a liberal plant.

riddick on January 31, 2014 at 4:06 PM

riddick on January 31, 2014 at 4:06 PM

1. skeeter doesn’t know a whole lot.
2. Hollis is running only to get name recognition for future race, he comes from an establishment family (dad) and had to spend a buttload of money campaigning against a early 20′s nobody for a seat with only a couple thousand votes to get his present seat.
3. Cassidy declared early last year and now has a good sized warchest. All other and potential candidates cannot possibly raise the kind of money needed without a pact with Satan.

Kermit on January 31, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Mary’s biggest problem isn’t her vote for ObamaCare, but her statements on the Senate floor and in public supporting it, discounting critics, and dismissing worries. She was all in, positive it was the right thing.

Well, you made your bed, Lardbutt. Try not to break it with your massive girth getting into it. (ASIDE: and they make fun of Christie)?

Now, if the GOP doesn’t get the message and stop going down the immigration road, they may throw her a lifeline.

Adjoran on January 31, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Math is hard when you’re constantly carrying the One when you ought to be subtracting him.

Flange on January 31, 2014 at 12:50 PM

..you’ll probably never see this comment by me, but this — typical of your superb wit — is one of your finest!

I am in awe of you, sir or madam, as the case may be.

The War Planner on January 31, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Everyone here is afraid to open the daily paper to see another doctor’s ad about closing his/her practice. My guess this is happening everywhere, and I hope it destroys those dems who foisted this plague on all of us.

jazzuscounty on January 31, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Uh-uh! The landfill ain’t got enough bags for that’. Darn it! I’ll never get that picture out of my mind. Curse you Schadenfreund!

yesiamapirate on January 31, 2014 at 7:54 PM

1. skeeter doesn’t know a whole lot.
2. Hollis is running only to get name recognition for future race, he comes from an establishment family (dad) and had to spend a buttload of money campaigning against a early 20′s nobody for a seat with only a couple thousand votes to get his present seat.
3. Cassidy declared early last year and now has a good sized warchest. All other and potential candidates cannot possibly raise the kind of money needed without a pact with Satan.

Kermit on January 31, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Have you reviewed Cassidy’s voting record? Voted for everything Mary Landrieu voted for, sans Obamacare. Yea, that’s a pub I can believe in

skeeterbite on January 31, 2014 at 8:04 PM

davidk on January 31, 2014 at 12:54 PM
bigbeachbird on January 31, 2014 at 2:14 PM
The War Planner on January 31, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Thank you, that’s very kind.

Flange on January 31, 2014 at 11:08 PM

In case there are more offensive corruptocrats waiting to take her place, best to keep her around for a while and let her fall back into the swamp later.

Though she is behind, polling still puts her within the MDF (Margin of Democrat Fraud) so nothing to celebrate right now. No Republican should think they will win by having a small majority. Go for the landslide or don’t go at all.

The republican challenger(s) has to take this from her – it won’t be given.

virgo on February 1, 2014 at 3:05 AM