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So Robin, tell us what part of Obamanomics you don’t like…
And be *specific*, if you would.
Following now-Senator Scott Brown’s supermajority-busting win of TedKennedy’sSeat™ in Massachusetts, the Democrat rats are quickly leaping from the Obama sinking ship. The latest “run away” moment comes on the heels of the Obama FY2011 budget proposal. Unsurprisingly, the POTUS continues his trillion dollar deficit extravaganza, even after his laughable attempt to feign fiscal responsibility by recommending a so-called “spending freeze.” as part of his proposal. This week, it was revealed that one of the rats abandoning the Good Ship Barry is none other than Missouri’s Democrat Secretary of State and presumptive Dem candidate for Kit Bond’s U.S. Senate seat, Robin Carnahan.
It’s been fun to watch the leftist bloggers lament about how their man-god has betrayed them. Earlier this week, Robin Carnahan expressed her “disappointment” in Obama’s “lack of fiscal discipline”, and the Huffington Post was right there to document it. HuffPo quotes Robin:
“From where I stand here in Missouri, I’m disappointed in the President’s budget recommendation. Budgets are about setting priorities and it’s time Washington started making fiscal discipline and tackling the long-term budget deficit higher priorities.
As you might expect, the HuffPo blogger was none too pleased with her newfound opposition to their Fearless Leader
But for an Obama White House that is touting the deficit reducing measures it has thrown into the budget (from spending caps, to prospective cuts in defense programs, to “restoring some balance to the tax code”) comments like Carnahan’s don’t help.
Now you might think that we fiscal conservatives might welcome statements of this kind. If it came from someone we could trust, that might be the case. But those of us in Missouri are accustomed to politicians who try to talk a good game, yet plant themselves firmly in Barack Obama’s lap. Senator Claire McCaskill is a pro at trying to sound tough but she always returns to her leftist voting ways. Claire makes statements that pretend to be “independent” or “moderate”, yet always manages to vote with the Left, displayed by her none-too-stellar 14% lifetime rating from the ACU. And Robin Carnahan seems to be following suit – trying to sound moderate…but who believes it? Surely not those who witnessed her speaking under the Obama Logo
Ms. Carnahan’s rebellion begs the question: ”what exactly do you oppose from President Obama’s budget?” She is very nondescript in her opposition. Can she identify specific areas of the budget where she’d like Obama to cut back? What does she find objectionable? She has yet to oppose any of Obama’s initiatives, such as the failed “stimulus” spending or the near-deceased ObamaCare initiative. And Robin, have you talked to your bro, Missouri Rep. Russ Carnahan, about this? I fully expect Robin would be as “low maintenance” as Russ, and certainly she’ll be persuaded to change her tune once Rahm, Robert and the gang hear how she’s wandered off the ranch.
I don’t think that HuffPo’s Stein has much to worry about with respect to Robin Carnahan. Despite her tough talk, she’ll be back in the fold eventually. She’s terrified to tell Missourians what she believes because she knows they won’t like it. That’s why she chooses not to talk about health care or terrorism or any of the policy positions that sunk Martha Coakley in Massachusetts. She knows that Roy Blunt is far closer to Missourians’ attitudes about fiscal responsibility, with his support for bills such as 2005’s Deficit Reduction Act and his opposition to bloated budgets even during the Bush administration.
But most importantly, we must keep in mind this worth-1000-words picture:
It’s a reminder: the $1.85T deficit is OBAMA’S DEFICIT and it is a sure bet that “Rubber Stamp” Robin Carnahan will support every major Obama program that is generating these massive deficits that are going to bankrupt the United States and burden your children, your grandchildren and their grandchildren for decades to come.