The Hill: 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.
“Any attempt to extricate herself from him will be an act of disloyalty,” Cleaver. “She will not do that at all.” [MORE]
Once again it seems like the real intra party squabbling is happening on the left side of the aisle. McCaskill might as well heed Cleaver’s warning. She has already cast votes for the Stimulus, financial reform and of course ObamaCare. When she runs in 2012 those votes are going to come back to bite her in the butt, especially her vote for ObamaCare. You will recall back in April, Missouri passed Proposition C (rejection of healthcare mandate) by 70%. Running away from Obama now is pretty futile.
It will be interesting to see how Claire McCaskill handles this situation. Will she heed the warning or will she try to do some strange dance to straddle the fence between Obama supporter and Republican Lite.
Via: The Hill
Via: Hot Air