I haven’t written much about the Gret Stet Senate race because it’s a rather depressing topic. Mary Landrieu, instead of subtly tacking to the right as is her usual pattern, has gone full blown blue dog on a wide variety of issues. We’ll see if it works, but my nose is sorer than usual from wearing a clothespin when I contemplate the race. The good news is that the other guy is much worse. He’s also a dumbass with limited knowledge of the history of the institution he wants to serve in:
Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) runs the Senate “like a plantation.”
Cassidy’s comments were published by E&E Daily on Tuesday. Cassidy, who is running for Senate, made the comments while bashing Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), who he said has helped Obama “get his agenda through” thanks to her support for Reid.
Cassidy added that Reid “runs the Senate like a plantation.”
“Son instead of the world’s greatest deliberative body, it is his personal, sort of, ‘it goes if I say it does, if not it stops.’ Senator Landrieu’s first vote for him to be re-elected means that every other wish for a pro-oil and gas jobs bill is dead. Reid will never allow a pro-oil and gas jobs bill.”
I wonder if Dr. Empty Suit has ever heard of a guy named Lyndon Johnson? He ran the Senate with an iron fist as did Bob Dole in his day as Majority Leader. I personally adore the pugnacity of Leader Reid, but he’s no dictator let alone a plantation overseer. Being Majority Leader in 2014 is more like herding cats than whipping the help. It’s also kind of a stomach churning image for a Congressman from a former slave state to use. Marse Harry? Gimme a break, Doc.
Cassidy’s gearing his comments towards oil and gas is an excellent illustration of the state of the Gret Stet Senate race. Both candidates are competing to see who can give the oil and gas people the bigger orgasm. The incumbent’s edge on this issue is that she’s Chair of the Senate Energy committee, a position she obtained via Marse Harry Reid. Maybe he’s one of the *good* plantation owners. Either way, the big oil will have a Senator in their pocket.
If I were a betting man, I’d bet that Landrieu runs first in the November open primary; I refuse to call it a jungle primary. If Landrieu doesn’t close it out then, there’s a good chance that she’s a goner since the run off is in De-fucking-cember. Maybe the Dems can convince Governor PBJ to fly in from Iowa and stump for Cassidy, that would certainly hurt his candidacy.
I was more patient with Senator Landrieu’s Blue Doggery in the past. I know from people who know her that’s she more liberal than her voting record, but that’s wearing thin in her bid for a 4th term. When it comes time for me to vote, I will essentially lay back and think of Harry Reid when I vote for her. I guess Dr. Empty Suit would call me a plantation dreamer…
Finally, I have a piece of advice for Mr. Cassidy. Pick up a copy of Robert Caro’s Master Of The Senate and learn something about the club you want to be voted into. I warn you, it’s long and uses a lot of big words but since you’re an M.D. I think you can handle it. If not, toting around a book of that girth is good exercise.