09 June 2010

Halter loses in Arkansas

A disappointment. But it's just one battle lost. On to the war!

I do think, however, that the White House will come to regret this slam at the unions that supported Halter. Unions are among the Democratic party's strongest constituencies, and they'll be needed in November.

Meanwhile, in the Republican primary to choose a nominee to run against Harry Reid for the Senate, teabagger Sharron Angle beat Sue "chicken to the doctor" Lowden, improving the odds that Reid will hold the seat.

Update (10 June): The White House is backing down a bit from its anti-union slam, but the unions remain unimpressed. More on Sharron Angle here.

5 Comments:

Blogger Jack Jodell said...

Infidel 753,
Halter's defeat was a real downer and a blow to the progressive cause. But what can be expected when his opponewnt is a bought-out shill for that state's biggest corporation, Wal Mart? You're right, though---the war MUST go on, and the bought-out "blue dogs" have got to be replaced with progressives!

09 June, 2010 05:13  
Blogger Tim said...

I just don't get it. Why the hell Obama backed that turncoat. I think he's going to be a one term Pres. just like Carter. Not what I want, but jeeez........

09 June, 2010 14:36  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

JJ: It was pretty close, too -- 52%-48% if memory serves. Given just a bit more time there might have been an upset. But the important thing is not to be discouraged into giving up. In any long struggle there will be some defeats.

Tim: It's possible that Obama placed more value on Lincoln's support for Wall Street reform. That's still being worked on, after all, whereas the first round of HCR is a done deal. I disagree -- I think killing the public option was grounds for trying to take her down. At any rate, we are where we are.

09 June, 2010 16:05  
Blogger Green Eagle said...

What a party the Republicans have turned into.

They had a candidate who thought you could pay your doctor with chickens, and she was the rational one.

09 June, 2010 17:09  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Somebody was saying Angle is a Scientologist too -- maybe they will now be the party of "take a chicken to the Thetan auditor".

10 June, 2010 00:40  

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