McCaskill: I wouldn’t invite Obama to campaign with me this year

posted at 10:41 am on February 11, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Fortunately for Claire McCaskill, she doesn’t have to make that call in 2014, thanks to a narrow escape in Missouri’s 2012 Senate election. If she did have to campaign in the post-ObamaCare rollout environment, though, McCaskill would know better than to invite a deeply unpopular President to accompany her while making a pitch for another six years in office, she tells Morning Joe (via Mediaite):

MARK HALPERIN: Senator, Mark Halperin here. If you were running for re-election in Arkansas, Louisiana or North Carolina, would you invite the president and campaign side-by-side with him?

CLAIRE MCCASKILL: You know, probably not. I mean, I try to be really candid and honest on this show. The president’s numbers are not strong in my state or in Arkansas or Louisiana or North Carolina. He did not win those states when he ran for re-election in 2012, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t win. These candidates in those states are strong candidates. They have been an independent voice for their states. They know how to stay on offense and talk about the Republicans shutting down the government, and the Republicans marginalizing great, hardworking people who come to this country wanting nothing more than be a part of the American dream. So I don’t — I think this issue of whether or not you have Obama come to your state is something we like to focus on in Washington, but probably is not that important when you get out to these states.

Note the one issue McCaskill omits in this defense of her “independent” colleagues? ObamaCare, for which all of them voted, and for which all will be held accountable in the post-rollout disaster. McCaskill tips the hand that Democrats will try and play in that environment — immigration and the GOP shutdown that was forgotten almost as soon as it ended, thanks in large part to … ObamaCare.

Good luck with that strategy. The shutdown will be a barely-remembered Beltway chess match, and immigration largely theoretical for the vast majority of the electorate. But ObamaCare will be hitting the pocketbooks of most Americans this year, thanks to rapid increases in premiums and lack of access to providers. They can try to avoid it all they want, but voters want accountability for the massive government incompetence unleashed by these Senate Democrats. Barack Obama will be at every campaign appearance in the political sense, even if he’s holed up in the White House from now until the second week of November.


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Cannot stand that wench, even to have to look at a pic of her…

OmahaConservative on February 11, 2014 at 10:42 AM

McCaskill: I wouldn’t invite Obama to campaign with me this year

“The Democrats will run on ObamaCare…” – WasaMan

“Embrace the Suck…..” – ?

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Electrongod on February 11, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Liberals don’t realize that “shutting down government” is considered a badge of honor in the states she was referring to.

Tater Salad on February 11, 2014 at 10:44 AM

This, folks, is what a dingbat looks like.

CurtZHP on February 11, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Please don’t F up the next time this corrupt piece of garbage is up for reelection, GOP. I still can’t believe there was nothing they could offer Achin(and his delusional wife) to get him to back out of that race.

Doughboy on February 11, 2014 at 10:45 AM

So she doesn’t want Bill Clinton near her daughter and she doesn’t want Obama near her.

Bitter Clinger on February 11, 2014 at 10:46 AM

MARK HALPERIN: If you were running for re-election in Arkansas, Louisiana or North Carolina, would you invite the president and campaign side-by-side with him?

CLAIRE MCCASKILL: You know, probably not.

I’m not going to know how to interpret my feeling of outrage for this woman and her bigotry until I read some of the liberal commenters here give us some guidance.

Scratch bigotry. Straight up racism.

hawkdriver on February 11, 2014 at 10:46 AM

So she doesn’t want Bill Clinton near her daughter and she doesn’t want Obama near her.

Bitter Clinger on February 11, 2014 at 10:46 AM

But McCaskill will call a press conference to screech at Rand Paul if he dares make that observation aloud. LULZ.

Jeddite on February 11, 2014 at 10:47 AM

“That’s the great thing about being President, you don’t need an invitation.” -Some clown

Flange on February 11, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Brave Dame Claire ran away, ran away….

Swedish Patriot on February 11, 2014 at 10:48 AM

MARK HALPERIN: If you were running for re-election in Arkansas, Louisiana or North Carolina, would you invite the president and campaign side-by-side with him?

CLAIRE MCCASKILL: You know, probably not.

Because Claire doesn’t like the fact that there is an accomplished and handsome black man in the WH, ain’t that right, libfree?

Bishop on February 11, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Thanks, Todd Akin. Thanks. Because you coulnd’t keep your stupid trap shut, we are stuck with her for another four years.

CTD on February 11, 2014 at 10:50 AM

10 seat pick-up in the Senate.

will77jeff on February 11, 2014 at 10:51 AM

McCaskill: I wouldn’t invite Obama to campaign with me this year

Nor do I want Bill Clinton around my Daughter…

..but Rand Paul is a BIG MEANIE for bringing that up!!

Someone put this Pancake face out of her misery.

ToddPA on February 11, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Can you imagine this woman and Christie at an all
you can eat buffet?

Katie, bar the door.

ToddPA on February 11, 2014 at 10:53 AM

She wouldn’t invite obama to campaign with her this year?

She didn’t the last time she ran either, after being one of his national campaign people in ’08. weasel

This is one person I’d love or pay to see the clinton’s knee cap, she is on hillary’s list ya know.

De Oppresso Liber on February 11, 2014 at 10:53 AM

These candidates in those states are strong candidates. They have been an independent voice for their states.

Pryor and Landrieu have not been storng independent voices any more than McCaskill. Obama-loving lapdogs all.

Happy Nomad on February 11, 2014 at 10:54 AM

In her younger days, she was the male version of Chris Farley

ToddPA on February 11, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Nothing wrong with Claire McCaskill a tragic road accident with manure spreader couldn’t fix.

M240H on February 11, 2014 at 10:55 AM

I always wondered if any one could look like a bigger hag than Killary. Now I know. Thanks Missouri.

Thomas More on February 11, 2014 at 10:57 AM

The Chickens have come home to roost lol

G-man455 on February 11, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Still can’t believe the Republicans screwed-up the golden opportunity they had in 2012 to send her packing. If they would’ve run a statue against her it would’ve had a better chance than Todd “foot in his mouth” Akin did.

This is a perfect example of why the GOP has GOT to figure out how to field better candidates in the future if we EVER stand a chance of getting back in control.

Bob Davis on February 11, 2014 at 11:03 AM

I try to be really candid and honest on this show.

This is a different approach for our senator.

shinty on February 11, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Thanks, Todd Akin. Thanks. Because you coulnd’t keep your stupid trap shut, we are stuck with her for another four years.

CTD on February 11, 2014 at 10:50 AM

It’s not even that. If he’d backed out of the race after opening his piehole, the GOP probably wins that seat. But after speaking to God and his wife(not sure in what order), he put himself and his massive ego over what was good for his country.

Doughboy on February 11, 2014 at 11:08 AM

You know, probably not. I mean, I try to be really candid and honest on this show.

And obviously dishonest and deceitful everywhere else.

McCaskill can’t run from her record. Before the election was in view she voted for every single piece of legislation Mr. Obama supported. Not the least of which was Obamacare. Watch and read her original comments of support for that legislation.

Then feel the anger when you realize she doesn’t think you can discern the truth. That if reelected, she would continue to be a guaranteed vote for our destruction.

She abandoned her constituents for the Democrat Party.

Marcus Traianus on February 11, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Bob Davis on February 11, 2014 at 11:03 AM

The GOP needs to figure out how to stand up to the media first. I don’t care who they nominate to run, the media will destroy them. You didn’t like Akin? Fine. Got that. Scott Brown still got booted playing by all of the middle of the road rules centrists claim they need to to win in blue states. That was running against a weak liar that had more goofy comment baggage than Akin did.

The media won the day for Fauxcohantus.

hawkdriver on February 11, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Thanks, Todd Akin. Thanks. Because you coulnd’t keep your stupid trap shut, we are stuck with her for another four years.

McCaskill spent a million promoting Akin before his primary. It’s amazing how that was never mentioned in news coverage here in Missouri.

By the way, Sarah Palin came out early in favor of Sarah Steelman, one of Akin’s primary opponents. But it wasn’t enough to overcome McCaskill’s million.

shinty on February 11, 2014 at 11:10 AM

The shutdown will be a barely-remembered

You mean the one where Cruz & Co. were demanding, at minimum, O’care be delayed another year? That one? Oh, and what happened y’day Ms. McCaskill?

hillsoftx on February 11, 2014 at 11:14 AM

It’s not even that. If he’d backed out of the race after opening his piehole, the GOP probably wins that seat. But after speaking to God and his wife(not sure in what order), he put himself and his massive ego over what was good for his country.

Doughboy on February 11, 2014 at 11:08 AM

To a Senator, the ego is more important than the country.

ConstantineXI on February 11, 2014 at 11:15 AM

They should be like Siamese Twins. She embraced him before. Now she’s lie and denounce everything she promoted and voted for last year.

vityas on February 11, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Come on Claire! You voted for ObamaCare, RUN ON IT!

GarandFan on February 11, 2014 at 11:28 AM

I mean…that’s not the President’s fault.

libfreeordie on February 11, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Del Dolemonte on February 11, 2014 at 11:31 AM

She s/b in prison.

Schadenfreude on February 11, 2014 at 11:34 AM

I wonder if Michael Moore is going to run an Op-Ed or maybe a no crap full blown documentary about how older Donk Senators who don’t allow obama to campaign with them are being racists.

Older Generation.

hawkdriver on February 11, 2014 at 11:56 AM

I wouldn’t invite Obama to campaign with me this year

None of them have to. They will be recipients of the huge amounts of the cash that has been stolen from the taxpayers in the form “vanished” money from Ocare, green energy scams, “bailouts” of favored corps, foreign money, etc. Obama can just hit the links knowing the “fundamental transformation” of the USA is well entrenched and the collapse is basically unstoppable at this point. No one cares. Break laws?..”Yeah!..why not?” Crap on the Constitution?..”Sure! Why not? No one cares.” Campaign laws?? Voter fraud??..”Are you kidding??..thats grade school stuff at this point.”

Mimzey on February 11, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Doughboy on February 11, 2014 at 11:08 AM

We can all thank the Huckster for that. He was instrumental in encouraging Akin to stay the course.

butch on February 11, 2014 at 12:16 PM

You know, I hate to play the race card, but is McCaskill hiding a propensity to avoid a person of certain ethnicity? Hmmm????

Brock Robamney on February 11, 2014 at 12:17 PM

I still think Obama’s hubris and NEED to keep the spotlight on “Himself Uber Alles” won’t allow him to stay out of the campaign. After all, campaigning IS ALL HE KNOWS HOW TO DO!

ConstantineXI on February 11, 2014 at 12:41 PM

You know, I hate to play the race card, but is McCaskill hiding a propensity to avoid a person of certain ethnicity? Hmmm????

Brock Robamney on February 11, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Yeah, almost as if she’s saying she lives in the suburbs because she wants to avoid living in a dangerous neighborhood, which we ALL know is code-word for “I don’t want to live near blacks”.

ConstantineXI on February 11, 2014 at 12:41 PM

I thought Bennie Hill died 20-some years ago….?

brushman on February 11, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Suck it Claire. You were one of Obama’s biggest cheerleaders both before and after his elections. You fell all over yourself to present his craptastic judicial and administrative appointees all over Capitol Hill and you haven’t once voted against any of his sh***y proposals. We’re going to crush you if you dare run for reelection.

PS. McCaskill is a case study in why we should repeal the 17th Amendment. Her vote nullifies the vote of our other Senator, who although a RINO, better represents the feelings of the state.

RobertE on February 11, 2014 at 1:41 PM

…and hopefully WE want invite YOU back to represent ANYONE else!

easyt65 on February 11, 2014 at 1:48 PM

“But ObamaCare will be hitting the pocketbooks of most Americans this year, thanks to rapid increases in premiums and lack of access to providers. They can try to avoid it all they want, but voters want accountability for the massive government incompetence unleashed by these Senate Democrats.”

Then the Republicans should keep ObamaCare front and center (along with Benghazi). Also. run a low key commercial (often) listing the negatives of ObamaCare simply stating, “Senate Democrats passed this law. They own it.” at the end. Keep it simple. The citizens have suffered and continue suffering through enough drama from it.

31giddyup on February 11, 2014 at 2:38 PM