Saturday, December 6, 2014
Speaking AboutYour Ass Being Kicked
Another Democrat bites the dust.
From NOLA: Bill Cassidy has done what Republicans have tried nearly 20 years to accomplish. He's beaten Mary Landrieu to become Louisiana's next United States senator.
Cassidy was leading 57 percent to Landrieu's 43 percent with 96 percent of precincts reporting. Speaking from the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge, Cassidy, with his wife and family by his side, thanked voters for their support and said he looked forward to representing them in Washington.
"This victory belongs to you. This victory happened because the people in Louisiana voted for a government that serves you and doesn't tell us what to do," Cassidy told an enthusiastic crowd.
A doctor by trade, Cassidy spent most of his professional life working in the LSU charity hospital system. He served in the Louisiana Senate about two years before he was elected to Congress in 2008 over incumbent Democrat Don Cazayoux. He has represented the Baton Rouge-based 6th Congressional District ever since.
Cassidy rode a wave of Republican support that swept the nation during the midterm elections. Voters in Louisiana were angry with President Barack Obama and his policies, particularly the Affordable Care Act. Cassidy used Landrieu's vote for the law against her to motive people to oust her from office.
His ads hammered home the message. "She represents Barack Obama. I represent you." "A vote for her is a vote for him." "Remember: Mary Landrieu... Barack Obama... 97 percent." http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/12/bill_cassidy_defeats_mary_land.html#incart_maj-story-1
So, I don't know who had the worse day- the Wisconsin Badgers or Mary Landrieu.
Seems like a toss up.