Democratic Exodus

Screen Shot 2014-01-17 at 1.31.27 AMTerrified Democratic lawmakers are retiring in droves because they know it won’t be easy to survive the anti-establishment electoral tsunami expected to swamp Capitol Hill in November.

Democrats have every reason to feel depressed about the approaching midterm elections, according to famed psephologist and prognosticator Larry Sabato.

This will probably be “a good election year for the GOP,” Sabato says. Rattling off the main factors that appear to be driving this election cycle, Sabato opined,

The president is a Democrat and his approval is weak. The economy may be improving, based on GDP growth (4.1 percent in the third quarter), but voters still don’t believe their personal economy, at least, has picked up much. Instead, the major national issue of the moment is Obamacare, which at this point is a loser for Democrats. The structure of the election in the House and Senate also bends in the GOP direction.

Even those representing traditionally safe Democratic congressional districts know the political landscape is on-track for dramatic changes after this year’s midterm elections. Republicans are optimistic about picking up plenty of U.S. Senate seats this year. At least five Democrats are not seeking reelection. They are Max Baucus (Mont.), Tom Harkin (Iowa), Tim Johnson (S.D.), Carl Levin, (Mich.), and Jay Rockefeller (W.Va.).

On Wednesday, 12-term Rep. Jim Moran (Va.) said he won’t seek reelection. The day before, Rep. Bill Owens (N.Y.) said he won’t run again. On Monday, Rep. George Miller (Calif.), a 40-year congressional veteran and ally of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), said he’s retiring.

Reps. Jim Matheson (Utah) and Mike McIntyre (N.C.), are also heading for the exits, opening up seats that will almost certainly go Republican. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (N.Y.), an anti-gun rights fanatic, is also not seeking reelection.

Deluded as usual, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) believes Democrats will recapture the House, an electoral result that is a virtual impossibility according to serious political handicappers. “Our Democratic retirements do not relate in any way to our prospects for winning,” said the former House Speaker.

“Democrats are optimistic about our prospects,” she added, “And we’ve met all of our critical imperatives for where we need to be on a path to victory.”

Republicans called out the latte leftist for her unfounded optimism.

“We know Nancy Pelosi doesn’t think we have a spending problem, but now she’s really in denial,” National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) spokesman Daniel Scarpinato said yesterday.

Referring to the retirements of Matheson in Utah and McIntyre in North Carolina, Scarpinato added, “Losing two Democrat incumbents in two of the most Republican districts in the nation is the worst case scenario for Pelosi’s dreams of becoming Speaker of the House again.”

Probably the most colorful of the House Democrats taking a deliberate dive this year is Rep. Jim Moran, a Virginia Democrat representing a congressional district that is so far-left and safe for Democrats that some local conservatives call it “the People’s Republic of Alexandria.”

The violent, hard-drinking, rage-filled, emotionally volatile Moran has a long corruption rap sheet. Amazingly enough, he managed to stay out of jail after taking what appeared to be a bribe from a lobbyist. Moran accepted an unsecured $25,000 “loan,” based on a secret promissory note issued by a registered lobbyist, Terry Lierman, who received legislative assistance from the congressman.

Lierman represented Schering-Plough Corp., which hired him to push Congress to defend its monopoly on the popular allergy drug Claritin. On June 30, 1999, Moran co-sponsored legislation to help Schering-Plough. The next month Moran sent a letter to other Democratic lawmakers, seeking support for the measure. That summer Moran accepted $25,000 from Lierman. The promissory note had no maturity date and did not indicate when the principal had to be repaid except to stipulate that Lierman could call in the loan at any time. This means it was less a promissory note than a “get out of jail free” card ready to be made public in case of emergency.

Moran suggested a cabal of wealthy Jews dragged the U.S. into the war against Iraq. He criticized the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), saying it didn’t “represent the mainstream of American Jewish thinking at all.” AIPAC thrives because it is “so well organized” and its “members are extraordinarily powerful—most of them are quite wealthy—they have been able to exert power,” he said in 2007.

The thuggish Moran, a former boxer, allegedly “sucker-punched” a Republican lawmaker in 1995 during a House floor debate about sending troops to Bosnia.

And the apple doesn’t far fall from the tree. Moran’s son, Patrick, who had been his father’s campaign’s field director, was caught on video in 2012 discussing how to fake documents in order to vote on behalf of 100 people.

Both father and son have been prosecuting the Democratic Party’s war on women for years. Moran has gotten into hot water repeatedly for allegedly using violence against females. A boozer like his father, Patrick pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend. Police say he grabbed the woman by the back of her head and slammed it into a trash can in front of a Washington, D.C. nightclub. (Nobody said community organizing was pretty.)

With a straight face, this week Nancy Pelosi praised Israel-hating Moran as “a pillar of our Caucus and one of the finest legislators in the House.” Surely she was lying when she said the endlessly obnoxious bloody shirt-waving congressman’s “eloquence and ability commands the respect of members on both sides of the aisle.”

Expect Pelosi’s lying to intensify over the coming 10 months.

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  • Matthew Vadum

    Nothing? Tough crowd.

    • truebearing

      Pelosi’s stupidity has a numbing effect on the brain. By later this morning some will begin to revive, but it’s not easy on the synapses.

    • Drakken

      I think you know in the back of your mind Mathew that this sinking ship has come to the point of no return, if the demoncrats gain the Presidency with Hildabeast, we as a nation are done.

      • Matthew Vadum

        Drakken, I suspect we are already done as a nation, but I fight on nonetheless in the hope that I am wrong. I want to be wrong.

        • Drakken

          I, like you, look at the glass as half full, what other choice do we have, and frankly it is not in my nature to just roll over and die, much less take it in the shorts by these communists running my country into the ground. I am really starting to firmly believe that Heinlein had it right, let only those who have served be allowed to be citizens for only they are responsible enough to be entrusted with a republic.

      • Headed4TheHills

        Dadblastit, Drakken, y’all know how much Mt. Dew burns as it exits nasally?

        Hildabeast…my sides hurt from the laughin’

        • Drakken

          Sorry Hills, my sense of humor is like my coffee, dark, bitter and murky. ;) But its all good after you acquired the taste.

  • truebearing

    Let’s hope the Democratic exodus turns into the running of the lemmings. Any cliff will do.

    As soon as I read the list of fleeing rats, I started hearing flushing sounds. Hey, surfs up, Nancy! It sounds like your deluded dreams are swirling down, down, and away.

  • Silver Garcia

    Excellent article.

    Failed leaders of Aztecs or the Mayans were forced to commit suicide. We give our elected incompetents a lifetime pension and bodyguards to all (failed) Presidents’ secret service for life. Both are coming to an end.

    I am not a Republican but I loathe Democrats. Especially the male Democrats. Pity that any self respecting man could be a Democrat.

    • felicityva

      Self respecting and Democrat in the same sentence…the mother of all oxymoron’s.

  • LoneRangler

    Always expect the worst from democrats and you will never be surprised.

  • Antisharia

    The same prognosticators said that the 2012 election would undoubtedly result in a GOP congress, and a Romney presidency. We know how well that worked.

    • Headed4TheHills

      Several things led to Mitt not makin’ it:
      1) Low Info Voters who wanted the freebies to keep flowin’
      2) Those who voted fer Obama only because he is black
      3) The Unionized since they wanted their sweetheart deals come Ocrapacare time
      4) Mitt tellin’ the truth about the 47%ers
      5) The Republicans who didn’t vote fer Mitt because Mitt wasn’t their candidate

      • truebearing

        Don’t forget massive voter fraud. There were numerous voting precincts in Florida and Ohio where well over 100% of registered voters voted. Just recently, it was proven that committing voter fraud succeeded over 95% of the time, so De Blasio’s henchman are going after those who proved it, instead of correcting the slipshod system that allows it.

  • Lanna

    Destroying people’s healthcare insurance, and loosing their provider, does not evoke an endearing or favorable response from the public. As millions of Americans continue to lose health insurance coverage because of Obama care, the lastest maneuvers to revamp and adjust the law to Obama specs does nothing to right a sinking ship and further proves that Obama care is unworkable and fatally flawed. And that’s the way it is….Good Day….That’s what Paul Harvey would say.

  • Steve Lock

    Let us all pray a clearing of the dross of the left, and a empowerment of the Conservative. Just a dream…. hope Matthews right.

  • felicityva

    I don’t believe in slam dunks anymore. All’s fair in money and politics it seems, and I never, ever trust a Democrat at election time.

    • Headed4TheHills

      Shoot, felicityva, y’all can trust a Democrat. Y’all can trust ‘em to lie,cheat, steal, bribe,hustle, commit fraud…think I’ll stop typin’, my fingers were gettin’ tired.

  • Infidel4Ever

    I’ll believe when I see it. Democrats are masters of voter fraud and with King Putt re-elected as “president” the stupid force is strong in America these days.

    • nomoretraitors

      Unfortunately, a lot of GOP voters didn’t vote because Reagan wasn’t running again.
      Hopefully, Republicans in these districts won’t sit out the local election.
      You are right, though, about the stupid force in the country being strong

    • tatave

      Forget about the ballot box,you aredreaming,the electoral system is rigged,elections in the US. are a joke.

  • Kim

    I know it’s been said before but poor Nancy is delusional. She can’t leave too soon. Of course, if she does ultimately decide to retire she’ll most likely be replaced with an idiotic clone.

    • veeper

      If pelosi ever willingly retires…..

      you had better start looking for the criminal activity that she fears will be exposed……

      Wasserman-Shultz from Florida is being groomed to replace pelosi’s position in the House….

      “Screech” is just as crazed, stupid and loud mouthed as pelosi….

      She is a natural at idiotic comments and statements…

  • ZombieReady

    Anyone who believes that this course the nation is on will be reversed are the ones who are delusional. The parasites won’t leave the host until it is dead.

    • veeper

      communist/liberals/progressives/democrats has come to far and gained to much ground to just give up on a few elections….

      the communist of the 1930s have been infiltrating government, education, the democratic party and now the republican party….

      they will not ever give up their war on america…..

      • Mick60

        Then it will be time to lock and load. Period.

    • JoJoJams

      I believe you are right.
      Still, I will hope and believe and dream – and fight…….until the very end.

      “Never give up! Never surrender!” ~ (hat tip to “Galaxy Quest”)

    • Chance

      The Urbana-Champaign Mall, which is in a university town, has many vacant storefronts. Much merchandise was marked down.

      “The results confirm the season was a lackluster one and dampens hopes about the state of the economy and consumer spending in the new year.”

      “The NRF results were far better than Tuesday’s report from the Commerce Department, which showed an 0.2% increase in December over November”

      Now why are they reporting and analyzing year over year sales figures? they usually do, but not in this article. Why are they comparing December to November?

      Per the National Retail Federation (NRF) sales for November and December rose 3.8% over last year. How much of that is due to inflation and population growth. Unlike the federal government I do not expect them to falsify data. So the 3.8% is in all probability a true #.

  • veeper

    No body knows what the H-LL is going on in this country anymore…..

    Like it or not…..

    this screwed up government is a reflection of the people of america…..

    americans have become the biggest group of FOOLS and willfully ignorant COWARDS on the planet….

    America has a LIAR Potus because lying has become acceptable and common place in american society…..

    • tatave

      Excellent analysis.This is the way America is seen around the world.A completely bankrupt and corrupt country.Not a pretty sight.Potus is a liar,coming from a party of liars,Kennedy,Clinton and elected by people sharing his value.Noboby wants to be seen or associated with America.How long will it take for the people to wake up?

  • Randy Townsend

    The old adage “don’t count the chickens…” applies here. The voters have proven repeatedly they are more than willing to do something stupid (reelect Obama, because he was so effective in his first term?). Don’t for one second think this is decided – Dims are willing to do whatever it takes to win, the law be damned.

    • JoJoJams

      And they’ve definitely got that whole “voter fraud” thing down pat now. Especially with the new (and easily manipulated) electronic voting machines….. I don’t care how long it takes to count ballots – it’s imperative we go back to mechanical machines and hard-copies. (yeah, I can dream….)

    • physicsnut

      the idiots elected Cuomo, and then DeBlasio – thats the proof of stupidity

  • Habbgun

    Wow it does sound bad for the Dems but I still don’t believe the Republicans realize there are no higher draft picks for them to get if they throw some elections.

  • fed up

    After nearly 6 nears fighting the minority of the Republican party, I’m not sure many are going home exhausted.
    But I don’t disagree the next election will probably be very good for the Republicans. History shows the party opposite the President does well. Just look 3 years ago.
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  • Bert

    My concern is that too few Tea Party type Republicans are entering the primaries for 2014. I blame the GOP establishment for failing to recruit fresh new blood. Didn’t Sarah Palin help recruit new candidates to run in 2010? She could be a great asset again in 2014 but the GOP has stupidly sidelined her and opposed the Tea Party which produced their majority in the house in 2010.

    • JoJoJams

      We need to start calling the GOP what they really are…. Dem lite. Which is why they’re marginalizing the Tea Party.

    • veeper

      GOP entrenched establishment repubs……DO NOT WANT NEW BLOOD…

      the old guard would rather the dems take the House, Senate and white house than bring in new people that may challenge them or disagree with them……

  • unionville

    Any optimism I had was completely vanquished after the 2012 elections. I will never again doubt the American voter’s ability to look past the better candidate and vote for the worst.

    • JoJoJams

      I agree. I thought 2012 was a shoe-in, reminiscent of the reagan/carter blowout. While I didn’t expect it to be that big a blowout, i definitely thought – based on many factors, including all the chatter all over the blogs (as many left as right) – that there just wasn’t any way Obama would get re-elected. However, while there definitely were low-info voters as well as racist voters voting simply on the color of Obama’s skin, I also strongly feel there was a large amount of voter fraud that tipped the scales enough to get him re-elected.

      • Susie Sotar

        The article says that Moran’s son was caught saying that he could fake documents to vote for 100 people I believe the voter fraud was even worse than we had imagined.

        • JoJoJams

          So do I…. reasonably so.

        • Aubryn

          Don’t y’all remember ACORN and the 400k faudulent votes?

      • Susie Sotar

        Another really huge problem is that it is so hard to get Conservatives and Republicans to stick together. A lot of people were so disappointed that Romney was the choice that they stayed home.

    • Elaine Perkins

      You have to realize that voter fraud is what elected obama in 2012. The same thing will happen again. We have two governments. One is a “shadow government” which controls everything in America. The other is the “puppet” government. The “puppet” government is just for show. They take their orders from the back-door “shadow” government. This “shadow” government is controlled by the filthy rich elitists who control 80% of the money in the entire world. This does not satisfy them, so they have to look for something else, which is “control”. If they can control all the people and by “control”, I mean they will control every part of our lives, even down to what we drink, eat, air we breath, all energy, all healthcare, (already doing this). You name it, they want to control it. Only thing is this won’t satisfy them either. Hang on, things are going to get rough.

      • tatave

        Obama was reelected due to voter fraud.

        • veeper

          sure would have helped if all the repubs that didn’t particularly care for Romney would have turned off the TV and voted in 2012….

          obama had party loyalty……romney didn’t…..

          ALL democrats that voted for obama were not in love with obama….they showed up and voted for the party….

      • Letty Ferrer

        It’s called JEWS

        • Sussex Girl

          Letty, please be careful about lumping all Jews together. Think about what the LORD God said to the church in Philadelphia:

          “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” Rev. 3:9

          Here’s the thing–Jews are unique in the world among people groups. They are the only ones who exist as both an ethnic group and a religion. Those who are involved in global financial shenanigans may ethnically be Jews, but they are no more following what the Hebrew scriptures teach than those who call themselves Christians and support abortion are following the teachings of Christ in the New Testament. And ethnic Jews aren’t the only ones pulling the financial strings. You’re fooling yourself if you think that that’s the case.

        • mcrognale

          Letty, you are dumber than a bag of hammers!

        • ReasonOverStupidity

          I’m a Jew and I love in a sign mall condo buy frozen juice to save money. By the way most bankers and people in government are not Jews. Will you retards ever learn!

  • nomoretraitors

    This is why the DNC is drumming up “Bridgegate”

  • Air4099

    The idiots running the GOP will fuck up a wet dream

  • Ellman48

    Do not underestimate the Democrats’ ability to get out the zombie vote as they did in 2012!

    • veeper

      obama’s group has been working feverishly since 2012…..

      repubs and tea party have essentially wasted 2 critical years with cruises, dances, preaching to the choir, vets parades, senior actives with a “patriots” theme….

      repubs have been getting their butts kicked in the trenches and the tea party is going down the same path….

  • Bernie

    Are you sure you spelled Moran correctly?

    • tanstaafl

      Could be another “o” in there………………….

  • marouanerossi

    Excellent article :Democratic Exodus
    Self respecting and Democrat in the same sentence…the mother of all oxymoron’s.

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  • Wolfthatknowsall

    Calling the Democrat Party “democratic” is an insult to democracy …

  • louise

    What else can she do? Admit the truth about Obamacare? She never will despite all the evidence to the contrary.

  • ChrisProto

    Let’s stop using the word “democratic”. There’s nothing democratic about the Democrat party. They are not “Democratic lawmakers”, they are “Democrat lawmakers”. Saying “democratic” creates the illusion that they are for democracy.

  • Always On Watch

    I highly doubt that Jim Moran bowed out because he sensed defeat. He gets oodles of supports here in liberal/leftist Northern Virginia. He’s been winning elections by landslides and has often run unopposed.

  • chuckie2u

    Oh well the Democrats control the electronic voting machines,allow their folks to vote multiple times and have several platoons of dead voters in each state to send in mail order votes. Oh I almost forgot all those illegal aliens pouring across our borders that will be give authority to vote the day they arrive. As I see it they will ensure their candidates win.

  • Bartender with a cellphone

    Calling Pelsosi a “latte leftist” is very nice wording.

    Alinsky’s Rule # 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
    Alinsky’s Rule # 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

    We need paparazzi for the leftists. When these class warfare warrior’s live the high life when traveling, driving a car, the house they live in, their vacations the food and drink they consume, we need a pictures of the Pelosi and other Democrats living the high life, the life of the 1%.

  • flyboy48-49

    Speaking of vote winning Dem candidates; emptying the cemeteries in Demo precincts was bound to bulk up the vote count by many thousands.

  • Bert

    I do not know how many retiring Democrats constitute a “drove”. The GOP leadership is still capable of again failing to run an effective campaign. They are still at war with the Tea Party. They are failing to recruit enough new strong conservative candidates to challenge the Democrats. The GOP has no message that is clear, inspiring and visionary. We cannot rely on Obama’s falling approval rating alone to win the Senate. Do not count the Democrats out just yet and remember they know how to steal elections.

  • tanstaafl

    Rats. Sinking ship.