“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Friday, May 7, 2010

David Obey Declines To Run Again!

It was with great surprise that I read of uber-socialist Democratic Representative David Obey decision to duck an expected loss in November's elections. The Wisconsin House member is among the most liberal of the liberals in Congress.

Having been first elected to Congress in 1969, he had finally attained old-bull status and chairmanship of his committee when the Democrats took the House back in 2006.

That being the case, isn't odd that after only a few years of abusing real power, Obey would exit the scene?

You have to believe he saw "loss" written in the electorate and chose to pretend to leave of his own volition, rather than being chased out by voter ire. After all, Paul Ryan, his very conservative fellow House member from Wisconsin doesn't seem to be worried about his re-election in the fall. So it doesn't seem to be the case that Ryan is going to be swept away by a Wisconsin tilt even further left.

No, if anything, it would appear that those of us who believe that Democratic Congressional excesses are predictably bringing voter outrage and shortened legislative careers for those who couldn't resist their baser impulses to shove the US far to the left in a hurry.

With a little luck, Obey's seat will go to Sean Duffy, the young Republican who evidently chased him off the ballot. One down, 29 more to go for a change of power in the House next January.

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