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    Last of Senate's Deep South Democrats defeated

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    Dec. 7, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has denied Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana a fourth term, calling his Senate victory "the exclamation point" on midterm elections that put Republicans in charge on Capitol Hill for President Barack Obama's last two years in office.

    With most votes counted, unofficial returns showed Cassidy with a commanding victory in Saturday's runoff as he ousted the last of the Senate's Deep South Democrats. Democrats in the South will now be left without a single U.S. senator or governor across nine states stretching from the Carolinas to Texas.

    Cassidy spent thecampaign linking Landrieu to Obama. He called his win more of the same message American voters sent nationally on Nov. 4 as Republicans scored big gains in Congress.

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    Not even Landrieu, a Southern Democrat icon, was able to escape voter dissatisfaction with Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.


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    Re: Last of Senate's Deep South Democrats defeated

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Not even Landrieu, a Southern Democrat icon, was able to escape voter dissatisfaction with Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.
    Think it would of made a difference had the Keystone Pipeline been passed?

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    Re: Last of Senate's Deep South Democrats defeated

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Think it would of made a difference had the Keystone Pipeline been passed?
    Probably. Regarding Keystone, both the Democrats and the Greens considered Landrieu expendable. Now the Democrats have not only lost the Senate, but there is no discernible difference between Landrieu and her Republican successor on Keystone and other environmental issues.


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    Re: Last of Senate's Deep South Democrats defeated

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Not even Landrieu, a Southern Democrat icon, was able to escape voter dissatisfaction with Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.
    Failed economy.
    ObamaKare.
    Trillions in debt added under Obama.
    Keystone.
    Military weakness.
    Open borders.

    A short list of why there are no Demokrats, and no Blue Dawgs in the south.

    You can't be a Blue Dawg and have voted for ObamaKare, and allowed Obama to waste trillions.

    Good riddance.
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    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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    Re: Last of Senate's Deep South Democrats defeated

    Bound to happen. Republicans ran a strong campaign of forcing Democrats to defend their actions or distance themselves from Obama/Reid. Either way they went, the jig was up.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: Last of Senate's Deep South Democrats defeated

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Not even Landrieu, a Southern Democrat icon, was able to escape voter dissatisfaction with Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.
    Good, it helps purge the remaining racists that didn't move over during nixons southern strategy

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    Re: Last of Senate's Deep South Democrats defeated

    A lot of democrats must hate Obama, his policies have been absolute poison to them and have been a direct cause of them losing their seats. Don't forget the State legislatures and Governors too.

    I wish I could say the republicans won because of their devotion to the Constitution and personal liberty, but that's just not the case. It's a pity that people get elected these days because they are the lesser of two evils.
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    Re: Last of Senate's Deep South Democrats defeated

    What I want to know is where are the thread baiters that were telling us all how crazy repubs were for thinking that repubs would take the Senate. Seems they are awfully quiet these days...peaceful isn't it?
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    Re: Last of Senate's Deep South Democrats defeated

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    A lot of democrats must hate Obama, his policies have been absolute poison to them and have been a direct cause of them losing their seats. Don't forget the State legislatures and Governors too.

    I wish I could say the republicans won because of their devotion to the Constitution and personal liberty, but that's just not the case. It's a pity that people get elected these days because they are the lesser of two evils.
    Obama's policies have been poison for Demokrats because they've been poison for the country.

    It would be nice if there were some people in leadership on the R side of the isle with some balls... but they're lacking.
    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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    Re: Last of Senate's Deep South Democrats defeated

    What is more telling is that with Landrieu's defeat, no woman holds elected statewide office in Louisiana....
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