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(Politico)   Four. Four anti-Obamacare House Democrats left. *thunder clap* Ah ah ah   (politico.com ) divider line
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2014-08-22 09:33:59 AM  
2 votes:
The moderate democrats are the ones who voted for it. The fewer of those left, the better the Dems are off because support for ACA keeps going up.
2014-08-22 08:55:58 AM  
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FTFA -The dramatic downsize underscores not only how consequential the health care law vote was but how quickly moderate Democrats have been eliminated on Capitol Hill.

So if you voted against the ACA you are a moderate, and if you voted for it you are some kind of Left wing commie socialist radical. Got it.
2014-08-22 08:16:58 PM  
1 vote:
Looking at the list:

Everyone who lost in 2010 was to Republican challengers, none in the primaries.
Of those who retired in 2010: Berry Tanner announced their retirements well before the vote; Davis announced his candidate for governor in 2009; as did Melancon and his Senate bid.

For 2012 Losers
Altmire lost the primary against another incumbent after redistricting
Chandler lost to a Republican
Holden lost to a more Liberal canadidate in the primary after redistricting
Kissel lost to a republican after most his voters were lost in redistricting

2012 retirees:
Boren retired
Ross campaigned for governor
Schuler retired after redistricting handed his seat to the GOP

2014 retirees:
Matheson and McIntyre both retired after winning their seats by tiny margins.

And the four running in 2014 all are unopposed in the primaries.

So, out of the 30 you could claim that one got primaried and three retired, the rest were beaten by the GOP or lost their seats through redistricting. Perfect evidence that the Democrats are removing them from office to enforce party discipline.
2014-08-22 11:37:56 AM  
1 vote:
ACA is not left wing.
On the left, there is single payer, in the middle is ACA, and on the right is "go f&@k yourself."
2014-08-22 10:48:09 AM  
1 vote:

Nabb1: Moderate Republicans are an endangered species as well. In this age of rancorous partisanship, I have great confidence in the solution being our two parties purging members who are not in rigid lockstep with their party leadership on all issues. Then we can just make Harvey Dent Speaker of the House...


Except those moderate Democrats weren't replaced by primary challenges from the left, but by being beaten by right wing Republicans.

usernameguy: Support for ACA has been falling.


Disapproval has been hovering between 40 and 50 percent since they started polling, and the very last poll "spiked" to 53%?  Looks flat to me.
2014-08-22 10:38:32 AM  
1 vote:

usernameguy: cameroncrazy1984: The moderate democrats are the ones who voted for it. The fewer of those left, the better the Dems are off because support for ACA keeps going up.

Support for ACA has been falling.


Among people who want the legislation expanded and strengthened. According to your own link.
2014-08-22 10:28:20 AM  
1 vote:
The Blue Dogs who voted against it did so in a futile attempt to save their seats and now are gone replaced in the main by Teatards.

This is somehow news to Politico in 2014?

Dinki: FTFA -The dramatic downsize underscores not only how consequential the health care law vote was but how quickly moderate Democrats have been eliminated on Capitol Hill.

So if you voted against the ACA you are a moderate, and if you voted for it you are some kind of Left wing commie socialist radical. Got it.


And THIS. I've actually had people try to argue with me that Politico has a left wing slant. Silly people, obviously.
2014-08-22 10:20:41 AM  
1 vote:

Dinki: FTFA -The dramatic downsize underscores not only how consequential the health care law vote was but how quickly moderate Democrats have been eliminated on Capitol Hill.

So if you voted against the ACA you are a moderate, and if you voted for it you are some kind of Left wing commie socialist radical. Got it.


cameroncrazy1984: The moderate democrats are the ones who voted for it. The fewer of those left, the better the Dems are off because support for ACA keeps going up.


We're done here.
 
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