Obey Out — Who’s Next? – John Gizzi, Human Events
In a surprise move the powerful chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, David Obey, announced his retirement yesterday. His opponent for the November election, Republican Sean Duffy, was mounting a serious campaign against Obey, and at 71 years old it seems Obey just wasn’t up to the fight. The loss is a big for Democrats who thought they would have a relatively safe, good fundraising, incumbent in the seat. Now they will have to scramble to find a candidate who can pull a campaign together quickly, win a primary, and then go on to oppose Duffy in the election. That will be a hard task because Duffy is raising lots of money and is doing well in the polls. Obey is one of the Democratic party’s progressive members. Look for progressives all over the country to get defeated this year, as Americans are simply fed up with the Radical Progressive Movement (RPM) and don’t want Obamacare, a VAT, cap and trade, amnesty for illegal immigrants, or massive Obama administration generated budget deficits. – Dick Young
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