Monday, February 15, 2010

Bye-Bye Bayh: Evan Bayh to retire

Add another Dem to the too chicken to face the voter’s wrath column.  Indiana Senator Evan Bayh will announce today that he will retire. 

Bayh said he grew tired of serving in Congress: 
"After all these years, my passion for service to my fellow citizens is undiminished, but my desire to do so by serving in Congress has waned,"  
I think Bayh knew he was going to get his clock cleaned. How can the man sell himself as a moderate and then go right along with that awful healthcare bill?  This is going to be the quandary for all so-called moderate Democrats who voted for the Senate’s healthcare bill.

This should be a very easy pick up for the Republicans, bringing them on step closer to gaining control of the Senate.

Via: The Fix


McJenny said...

There was just some contemplation on Fox that maybe he is considering a presidential run.

Anonymous said...

Homie knows what the deal is, he's not dumb. He knows what we all do, that the Dems are in for a good 'ol fashioned ass kicking in November and he's getting out with his intact.

See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya... don't let the doorknob hit ya where the good Lord split ya!


the malcontent said...

It's very amusing to listen to the Left in America whine about Cheney's criticism of Obama's foreign policy. They conveniently overlook the fact that the Bush Administration was forced to deal with the consequences of eight years of the Clinton administration's appeasement of tyrannical regimes such as N. Korea, its refusal to forcefully confront Saddam Hussein's ongoing defiance of the U.N. and Clinton's total neglect of the growing Al Qaeda terrorist threat. After Sept. 11, the Left engaged in constant criticism of most all of the Bush Administration's attempts to defeat Al Qaeda and rein in rogue regimes in N. Korea, Iraq and Iran and they did everything in their power to undermine Bush's position both at home and abroad. So for the Left to now find Cheney's refusal to sit back quietly and let them continue to slander him and Bush unseemly and "unpatriotic" is at best hypocritical, especially in light of the fact that Obama has continued to follow many of the policies implemented by the Bush Administration in its fight against terrorism.

j summett said...

So right. It should be an easy pick up, but I don't want the Republicans to take anything for granted. They need to give us candidates with real ideas and a willingness to listen to their constituents.

Rational Nation USA said...

Cliff - I was doing a post on this same issue. I saw your post and reworked mine linking you at Rational Nation USA.

Your points are right on.

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