NC news anchor: Will President Obama help or hurt your campaign? Sen. Hagan: Well, you see, it’s like this…

posted at 8:01 pm on February 3, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

It’s yet another in the string of semi- and/or super-vulnerable Democrats shying away from both explicit mentions of Obama and their implicit relationships to ObamaCare in their post-SOTU responses: Sen. Udall from Colorado was evasive; Sen. Begich from Alaska was straight-up disparaging; and Sen. Hagan in North Carolina was apparently feeling pretty shifty about it, according to a local news report from Friday:

Hagan has been making a point of avoiding the president for awhile now (an abstention on which he completely called her out in front of a crowd of North Carolinians earlier this month; does he not conceive that his “help” could ever be anything less than a welcome boon, or does he just not care?), but it hasn’t been enough to stop her poll numbers from continuing to tumble. The latest poll of her race came from Rasmussen last week, and her electoral outlook does not seem to be improving:

Incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan trails her two leading Republican challengers in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the 2014 U.S. Senate race in North Carolina.

A new statewide survey of Likely North Carolina Voters shows Thom Tillis, the Republican speaker of the state House of Representatives, leading Hagan by seven points – 47% to 40%. …

Tea Party activist Dr. Greg Brannon leads Hagan by four – 43% to 39%. …

Just 38% of North Carolina voters view the health care law favorably, while 56% hold an unfavorable opinion of it.


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I hope they fail…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Yet another racist Democrat senator.

Bitter Clinger on February 3, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Embrace him like Christie did. It seemed for work for him.

Johnnyreb on February 3, 2014 at 8:12 PM

… does he [The Destroyer] not conceive that his “help” could ever be anything less than a welcome boon, or does he just not care?

One must always include the actual psychological motive, i.e. a third option, where Statists are concerned (the one that Hayek termed “The Fatal Conceit”):

He simply knows better than you what’s good for you …

ShainS on February 3, 2014 at 8:13 PM

******** Deflecting Questions Democrat ************************!!

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Senator Kay Hagan, “Who? Never heard of him.”

talkingpoints on February 3, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Ah..um,..ah..ah…jobs…um North Carolina,..ah..um…

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Remember how the bad guys in old newsreels would cover their faces with their hats? I find myself thinking about that a lot these days.

Kafir on February 3, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Yes, repeat, no.

Knott Buyinit on February 3, 2014 at 8:25 PM

“It really SUCKS, to be us.”

every incumbent Democrat politician up for reelection

.
Hey … that’s really tough, pal. … We feel for ya’.

listens2glenn on February 3, 2014 at 8:28 PM

MeanWhile, ………………….

February 03, 2014, 06:15 pm
FreedomWorks to endorse Tea Partier Brannon in N.C. Senate race
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Conservative group FreedomWorks will endorse Tea Party candidate Greg Brannon (R) in his bid to face Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), sources close to Brannon’s campaign tell The Hill.

Brannon, an obstetrician who has the backing of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), will be endorsed by the national group at a Tuesday evening rally in Raleigh.(More…)
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http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/197306-freedomworks-to-endorse-tea-party-candidate-brannon-in-nc

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 8:30 PM

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Thanks for the link.

jaime on February 3, 2014 at 8:37 PM

This would make an interesting interview question:

“Senator, what do you think about parts of the Obamacare website to be used by hospitals and insurance companies having been developed by contractors in Belarus, when the country has been implicated in internet malware exploits on a government level?”

This report, if accurate, is stunning. And once again, it looks like House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman, GOPe Rep. Mike Rogers, is reprising his roll as “deer in the headlights”, similar to the way he’s previously been caught out on some rather significant Benghazi details. Apparently, the only one that learns about these things later than Rogers, is Barky himself.

bofh on February 3, 2014 at 8:47 PM

WXII…great station in the Triad (Winston-Salem/Greensboro) area of NC. She’d never get this question from WRAL, ABC11, or NBC17 in the Raleigh area.

SouthernGent on February 3, 2014 at 8:53 PM

“President Who??”

God I truly loathe these toilet bugs…

BigWyo on February 3, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Democrats don’t answer questions! How dare that reporter!

allstonian on February 3, 2014 at 9:02 PM

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Thanks for the link.

jaime on February 3, 2014 at 8:37 PM

jaime:———–:0

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Bitter Clinger: Bravo!!!

allstonian on February 3, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Seriously, back when Ozero Care was ‘passed’ they had everything President, both houses…

The reality of your sorry, leftist, horse Shit policies comes to life and you all scatter like the scummy $hitbirds you are….

BigWyo on February 3, 2014 at 9:11 PM

does he not conceive that his “help” could ever be anything less than a welcome boon, or does he just not care?

Sociopaths rarely do…

JohnGalt23 on February 3, 2014 at 11:50 PM

this seat is not for sale“, she says.

… unlike BHO’s was…

With these poll numbers, she needs an exit plan – so she should definitely consider putting the seat on Ebay (with a reserve or “buy it now” price, so she doesn’t lose her shirt).

virgo on February 4, 2014 at 2:58 AM

Don’t the people of North Carolina understand – she voted to enslave them for their own good. She did it for the children…..

famous amos on February 4, 2014 at 7:13 AM

Hagan has been making a point of avoiding the president for awhile now (an abstention on which he completely called her out in front of a crowd of North Carolinians earlier this month; does he not conceive that his “help” could ever be anything less than a welcome boon, or does he just not care?)

It was nothing but pure spite. There’s a reason the current White House is sometimes called the “Spite House.”

MisterElephant on February 4, 2014 at 9:21 AM

WXII…great station in the Triad (Winston-Salem/Greensboro) area of NC. She’d never get this question from WRAL, ABC11, or NBC17 in the Raleigh area.

SouthernGent on February 3, 2014 at 8:53 PM

The owner of WRAL-TV (Capitol Broadcasting) in Raleigh is about as Yellow Dog Democrat as one can get.

But remember this little factoid:

From 1960 until his election to the United States Senate in 1972, Jesse Helms was an editorialist on WRAL-TV’s news broadcasts. His conservative commentaries were both controversial and popular with many viewers.

BigAlSouth on February 4, 2014 at 10:29 AM