It Begins… State-Run Media Tries to Paint Far Left McCaskill as “Centrist” — Good Luck!
In August 2010 71% of Missouri voters soundly rejected Obamacare at the polls. In response to this, leftist Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) scolded her stupid constituents saying, “People ‘don’t realize’ how beneficial the “mandate” for health care will be.”
We won’t forget, Claire.
And, we won’t forget your votes for the failed stimulus, banking regulation and the rest of Obama’s job-killing policies.
Now the state-run media is trying to paint far left McCaskill as a “centrist.”
The Hill reported:
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) warned Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) of “disloyalty” to President Obama if she should seek to distance herself from the White House in her re-election campaign.
Cleaver, who’s seen as the likely next leader of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), cautioned the centrist senator of distancing herself from Obama, the way many endangered incumbents had done in the closing weeks of the 2012 election.
“Any attempt to extricate herself from him will be an act of disloyalty,” Cleaver told McClatchy in a piece profiling McCaskill’s re-election campaign. “She will not do that at all.”
McCaskill is one of the centrist Democrats who managed victory in the 2006 election thanks to the headwinds favoring her party in that cycle.
Since winning, though, there have been signs that the Show-Me State has trended Republican. Rep. Roy Blunt (R) easily secured victory in the state’s Senate race this fall, for instance. And McCaskill might feel justified in running from Obama in 2012, since it was one of the few swing states Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) managed to hold onto the 2008 presidential election, while Obama was sweeping to victory elsewhere.
McCaskill has sided with the president and majority Democrats on a series of key votes. She voted for healthcare reform, Wall Street reform and the stimulus bill.
Good luck with that “centrist” label Claire.
We will never forget.