November 12, 2014 11:09 pm -

[su_right_ad]Mary Landrieu believes the only way she can hold on to her seat in the U.S. Senate is to sound like a Republican.

The two lawmakers locked in the Pelican State’s competitive Senate runoff election seized control of the congressional agenda Wednesday by extracting assurances from House and Senate leaders that votes will be held to authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who will face each other in a Dec. 6 Senate runoff, have championed construction of the pipeline, which would transport oil from tar sands of Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The project is backed by the oil industry, a major player in Louisiana’s economy and politics, and is widely popular among state residents.

Not only does Landrieu support the pipeline, she wants it passed now.

“I don’t think we necessarily need to wait until January,” she said Wednesday afternoon, shortly after top leaders formally reconvened the Senate…

The sudden decision to hold votes means that both chambers could be racing on Thursday to authorize the pipeline first, allowing either Cassidy or Landrieu to rush home and take credit.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

12 responses to Landrieu Fights For Her Political Life By Sounding Like A Republican

  1. tiredoftea November 12th, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    May she open a Gulf side seafood restaurant directly over the tar left behind by BP!

    • raincheck November 13th, 2014 at 4:20 pm


  2. Red Eye Robot November 12th, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Mary is demonstrating Gruber was right about Democrats having to be lied to. She lied to you about opposing the keystone pipeline. Now that you guys lost she has thrown you under the bus with Obama

    • Jasun November 13th, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Give it up with the Gruber thing. He said what every politician has known from day one. If you want people to support something, don’t just list the negatives, tell them what’s in it for them. Lead with that. Shocking. Yawn.

    • Jasun November 13th, 2014 at 9:59 am

      And don’t act like it’s just democratic politicians who do that. Republicans were telling you there were death panels and we’d “pull the plug on grandma.” They were telling you marriage equality would lead to people marrying their dog. They were telling you… Oh never mind… Pointless to even engage this.

  3. Ron Jackson November 13th, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Time to purge the party of these blue dog Democrats

  4. Tommy6860 November 13th, 2014 at 2:34 am

    They all need to go, but let them eat their own until they ideologically starve themselves out of job, because their employment matters much more, than for the reasons in which the people had elected them.

    • Allan Kim Harrison November 14th, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      No, no you have it all wrong. Politicians are supposed to compromise with their political opposites so they can do good for the country. To hell with the people and reasons for which they were elected. You have to go along to get along right? I mean that’s what we’re hearing from the left since the election.

      • Tommy6860 November 14th, 2014 at 1:33 pm

        What a novel idea! Yay!. I’ll give one example of many where the GOP didn’t do compromise even in the past 33 years. Now count, how many times did a dem minority in the senate filibuster the GOP majority since 1981? Now give the count in reverse, then tell me about compromise.

  5. edmeyer_able November 13th, 2014 at 5:10 am

    There will be no appeasing the r’s at this point, give Mary her day in the spotlight let her vote with the people who would put profit ahead of environment and the health of the country.

  6. Dr. Mark Bear November 13th, 2014 at 11:01 am

    People in this nation want to know what happened in this past election? THIS! This. is. what. happened! Democratic lawmakers selling out to the ONE person who proved capable of winning no matter what was thrown his way. And yet, they ran from him. They acted as though he had Ebola. His policies were effective, and continue to be, while the GOP is on record as simply wanting to throw anything but the kitchen sink, to “deprive the American people the hope and change he promised them.” Unfortunately, this Senator is part of that very gang who distanced herself and now she goes to Washington in a last minute attempt to show she has some clout. How? By getting the Democratic caucus in the Senate to sell out on the principles we fought for. And you really want to know what happened during the mid-term? Shameful!

  7. Allan Kim Harrison November 14th, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I thought you guys liked mavericks.