Mary Landrieu: Oh, you bet I’d support Harry Reid for Majority Leader again

posted at 8:01 pm on May 29, 2014 by Guy Benson

I’ll say this for Mary Landrieu: She doesn’t go the lame dodge route here, which is at least a more honorable approach than several of her Democratic comrades’ Obamacare evasions.  But still, woof.  Via the WFB:

MSNBC: But you won’t say one way or the other whether you will back Harry Reid?

LANDRIEU: Well, if he runs [for leader], I will.

Of course she will (if given the chance), just as Nunn, Grimes and Tennant would all have lined up and saluted on Obamacare back in 2009 and 2010.  Why bother pretending otherwise?  Landrieu is a dyed-in-the-wool partisan, having supported President Obama’s agenda 97 percent of the time, according to a 2013 CQ analysis — especially when her vote counted the most:

A recent poll showed Obama’s negatives in Louisiana pushing the two-thirds mark, with Obamacare deeeeep underwater (31/63) in the state.  Landrieu promised voters in 2009 that she’d be “100 percent” accountable for Obamacare’s success or failure.  Fast forward to 2014, and her first television ad sought to distance herself from the law’s troubles.  She not only cast the deciding vote for Obamacare, she’s dutifully opposed Republican efforts to repeal and delay the law, including a 2010 push to add teeth to Democrats’ false “keep your plan” promise.  Landrieu blithely went along with that lie of the year, actively shot down GOP attempts to rectify the entirely predictable betrayal, and has since been pretending that she’s outraged and working for solutions.  On second thought, scratch what I said about honor earlier.  Landrieu’s answer on Reid tells Louisianans everything they need to know: When push comes to shove, she’s got Democrat elites’ back. Even if it means once again supporting a shabby smear artist for Majority Leader — and even after he conspicuously shivved her on the Keystone Pipeline.  Has Landrieu mentioned that she’s “standing up” to the White House by supporting the pipeline project within the last five minutes?  She’s such a staunch, independent and invaluable voice that she can’t even persuade her own party’s leadership to allow a vote on her pet project, and she’s already pledged her unwavering loyalty to the man who personally shot her down.  I’ll leave you with word of fresh trouble for one of Landrieu’s embattled colleagues:

Hagan — who’s literally fled Obamacare questions while running false ads against her Republican rival questioning his opposition to the law — was one of the Democrats to finally cut and run from Sec. Shinseki last night.

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She won’t have to, the witch.

She must go the way of Blanche Lincoln, at all costs.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Cannot wait to see this lardass pos ousted…

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2014 at 8:04 PM

She’s bloated, puffy, and fat. Not the cute little chirpy Landrieu daughter originally elected.

Marcus on May 29, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Cotton!!!

RCP

Battle for Senate

NC (Civitas): Tillis 46, Hagan 41
OR (PPP): Merkley 50, Wehby 36
AR (Ras): Cotton 47, Pryor 43
MI (Det News): Peters 40, Land 35
KY (WS): McConnell 47, Grimes 44
RCP Senate Map: 46 R, 9 TU, 45 D

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 8:05 PM

OC, you might want to reflect in the gulch.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 8:06 PM

If the GOP fails to pick up this seat………

Not that it’ll matter much if the GOP gains the majority. Mitch has no plans to do any fighting.

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 8:07 PM

If Mary didn’t back Harry Reid, he would koch her. There’s no way she will bite the hand that feeds her.

Pickle on May 29, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Friendly advice, Mary: Ranch dressing is not a beverage.

Chuck Schick on May 29, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Dude is senile.

John the Libertarian on May 29, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I had Mary in the pool from AP’s thread last night. And that it would be today.

rbj on May 29, 2014 at 8:13 PM

She is pretty much screwed then in LA I’m assuming.

sorrowen on May 29, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Mary Landrieu: Oh, you bet I’d support Harry Reid for Majority Leader again

I’m hoping it won’t be a decision Mary has to make but I’ll point out that Harry Reid gifted her the Energy Chairmanship so that she could argue that Louisianans have to re-elect her because of her important (to Louisiana) assignment in the Senate.

In other words, even fatties know that you dance with the one that brought you.

Happy Nomad on May 29, 2014 at 8:19 PM

She’s bloated, puffy, and fat. Not the cute little chirpy Landrieu daughter originally elected.

Marcus on May 29, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I’m sorry but you can’t be talking back in 1996 when she was first elected to the Senate. I was living in New Orleans at the time. She was a cow then. A smaller cow but still a cow.

Happy Nomad on May 29, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Well, the ads pretty much write themselves: “A vote for Mary Landrieu IS a vote for Harry Reid and the Obama adgenda.”

notropis on May 29, 2014 at 8:25 PM

One of the highest-ranking House Democrats thinks the Department of Veterans Affairs controversy has reached the point where Secretary Eric Shinseki should step down “to turn over a new leaf” at the department. “He should resign, in my view,” Representative Steve Israel of New York told CNN on Thursday.

Israel, who also serves as Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman, explained that while Shinseki’s resignation is probably necessary, it ultimately won’t solve the problems at the VA.

“There are too many of my colleagues who are just saying that that resignation is going to solve the problem — it’s not going to solve the problem,” he said. “What’s going to solve the problem is a criminal investigation, with or without his resignation, and getting to the roots of this to make sure that it’s solved and never happens again.”

Since a recent inspector general’s report, a flood of Democratic lawmakers have called on Shinseki to resign or be fired.

Resist We Much on May 29, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Well, the ads pretty much write themselves: “A vote for Mary Landrieu IS a vote for Harry Reid and the Obama adgenda.”

notropis on May 29, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Well then Mary needs to stage another “Senate hearing” for the ad campaign where she says critical stuff about Democrats.

Happy Nomad on May 29, 2014 at 8:34 PM

I’m thinking she knows the republicans are gonna pass amnesty and olr man Reid of thr river will let her vote no

redyoshii on May 29, 2014 at 8:40 PM

In a normal world, this would be the kiss of death, however with Pravda and Izvestia avoiding reporting on most of Reid’s real gaffes, this probably won’t affect her. All I can say is she doesn’t deserve to be re-elected based on the lies she’s told and because she’s allowed Reid to get away with changing the rules on the filibuster by breaking the rules of the Senate.

bflat879 on May 29, 2014 at 8:48 PM

And he told her to stfu about keystone, too.

wolly4321 on May 29, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Nothing but a cheap flucking harlot in a dime store frock.

Murphy9 on May 29, 2014 at 8:54 PM

There are the usurpers, and then there are the slurpers.

BobMbx on May 29, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Well, the ads pretty much write themselves: “A vote for Mary Landrieu IS a vote for Harry Reid and the Obama adgenda.”

notropis on May 29, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Feature/bug?
So confused.
Not. :(

OTTO on May 29, 2014 at 9:08 PM

There are the usurpers, and then there are the slurpers.

BobMbx on May 29, 2014 at 9:07 PM

SUPERSIZED 64 ounce please

OTTO on May 29, 2014 at 9:13 PM

My impression starts with a C and ends with a T..

celt on May 29, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Cassidy winning looks better and better every single day.

Kermit on May 29, 2014 at 9:39 PM

She looks more like Louie Anderson every day.

slickwillie2001 on May 29, 2014 at 9:41 PM

comments on this public servants weight and physical appearance are uncalled for.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 9:43 PM

comments on this public servants weight and physical appearance are uncalled for.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Then consider them Lagniappe.

Happy Nomad on May 29, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Her endorsement of Reid is enough to doom her political ambitions in Cajun country. Her pathetically belated angst and faux outrage on Obamacare and Shensecki just won’t fool enough people for her to win.

jedifinance on May 29, 2014 at 10:09 PM

She’s bloated, puffy, and fat. Not the cute little chirpy Landrieu daughter originally elected.

Marcus on May 29, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I’m sorry but you can’t be talking back in 1996 when she was first elected to the Senate. I was living in New Orleans at the time. She was a cow then. A smaller cow but still a cow.

Happy Nomad on May 29, 2014 at 8:22 PM

I was living there too. Then I moved to Texas and found out that is called a “heifer”.

Marcus on May 29, 2014 at 10:10 PM

I love Mary L. She is just so rockin hot in a nasty ass, pudgy dem woman way. Say what you will, they ain’t no shrinking violets in the political garden.

Not too funny though when they continually get away with it because of the media water carriers and republican sissies/Quislings.

Apparently WTF, only occurs to us nuckle draggers.

arnold ziffel on May 29, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Landrieu, “I’m STUPID 97% of the time. Vote for me!”

GarandFan on May 29, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Moochele has got to get fat Mary on one of her school kid diets!

woodhull on May 29, 2014 at 10:19 PM

I hope the GOP ties her Reid support around her neck.

WannabeAnglican on May 29, 2014 at 10:21 PM

I was about to mercilessly mock NV for continuously reelecting Harry….
…. But I live in Washington state which continuously reelects Patty Murray.

Pot, meet Kettle. Crap.

Tard on May 29, 2014 at 10:39 PM

We call her Pâté Murray because she’s so much chopped liver.

Tard on May 29, 2014 at 10:43 PM

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, Edwin Edwards is not riding up in his white Cadillac to save Mary this time.

hurricane567 on May 29, 2014 at 11:39 PM

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, Edwin Edwards is not riding up in his white Cadillac to save Mary this time.

hurricane567 on May 29, 2014 at 11:39 PM

He’s running for congress instead.

Kermit on May 30, 2014 at 12:10 AM

Landrieu has painted herself into a very tight corner over ObamaCare, and when the spending really gets underway, I expect that will be hammered home. She has nowhere to run.

The Libertarian in NC will likely follow the pattern of LP candidates doing better in polling than at the polls – although there is a documented case of their votes throwing an election. When John Thune first ran against Tim Johnson in 2002, LP candidate Kurt Evans withdrew a month before the election, throwing his support to Thune. But it was too late to get his name off the ballot, and he still got over 3000 votes.

Thune lost by only 524 votes, thought to be the result of fraud on Indian reservations.

Prior in Arkansas is proving more each day that he isn’t his Daddy, he’s his Daddy’s stupid son.

Adjoran on May 30, 2014 at 1:26 AM

Too late – Mary, Patty Murray, and Corrine Brown are already on the Babs Mikulski diet.

Don’t let the Diet Coke fool you, it’s full of vodka.

Adjoran on May 30, 2014 at 1:30 AM

“Landrieu is a dyed-in-the-wool partisan…”

Say! Where can the GOP get some of those?

jbspry on May 30, 2014 at 2:23 AM

“Landrieu’s answer on Reid tells Louisianans everything they need to know: T!ts for brains.”

Fixed that for ya.

locomotivebreath1901 on May 30, 2014 at 7:02 AM

A bit lighter on the snide comments about her looks, please – she’s not that bad, and politics isn’t about looks anyway. Just say that she represents her party in the Senate, not her constituents, and go from there.

PersonFromPorlock on May 30, 2014 at 7:18 AM

Look closely at the photo that accompanies this story. The expression on Sen. Landreiu face, sitting within $!^(# slapping range of Sen. Reid, says I will be glad to support the good Senator until I am out of range of this lunatic.

MSGTAS on May 30, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Why bless your big bottom Mary! Your unending support (like a veritable spanx) is truly appreciated. Just don’t be expecting me to return it. Bwahahahahahahahah!!!!!

Harry Reid on May 30, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Mary quite contrary likes to throw a bone to the oil industry and sugar industry around election time to buy their votes, but she’s really just an average Democrat, and the vote for Harry Reid tells the whole story. Landrieu = Reid = Obama.

Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News featured a rally in New Orleans for Cassidy, and Gov. Bobby Jindal was interviewed and spoke very strongly in favor of school vouchers, and how they were helping many minority students in Louisiana get a better education. This is an issue that Republican Senate candidates across the nation should embrace, which could help them pick up minority votes without angering the border control conservatives. Do it for the children!

Steve Z on May 30, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Pork-belly futures not looking good, this time, Miss Piggy.

virgo on May 31, 2014 at 12:23 AM