I will Repeal and Replace Obamacare?
“I will pull it out by its roots”
Both Republican candidates for the Louisiana US Senate seat, Congressman Dr. Bill Cassidy and Lt. Rob Maness (a Tea Party candidate), stated during the recent debates, on campaign stump speeches, commercials and just about every place they can find an audience, that they will repeal Obamacare and replace it with a new healthcare system.
Registration statistics are in for eligibility to vote on Nov. 4, and early voting has concluded. Do they tell us whether incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, who has trailed in the last 11 polls heads-up to challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy but who has won three close elections for the office, could do it again?
One of the major questions, apparently never asked and certainly not answered in the Louisiana US Senate race and in other races during this mid-term election is this—what would happen to healthcare in this country should Obamacare be repealed?
A new Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll further collaborates what so many other prior polls have indicated to date--Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu is most likely headed into a runoff, her opponent will likely be Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy and the votes against her could catapult an opponent into a open primary victory or at worse, in the drivers' seat going into a December runoff for US Senate.
POLITICO: LANDRIEU’S EFFECTIVENESS
The Mary Landrieu campaign is circulating an article by Politico that highlights the effectiveness of her Energy Committee and her Homeland Security committee and her role as a legislator. According to a Politico infographic, she is one of the most effective Senators in terms of co-sponsoring successful legislation during the “do nothing” Congress.
The Cassidy campaign and the Republicans have dismissed her effectiveness or “clout”, claiming she has been a puppet of Obama and would be backing Harry Reed for Senate Majority Leader and thus, whatever clout she might have will hurt Louisiana.
Plenty of questions and theoretical remedies, false hopes, but no real solutions.
The United States Senate and the US elections are now two weeks away. I hear promises, attacks, and commercials by groups who have no real interest in Louisiana at all and who provide no real answers. Their goal are to win at all costs. They throw out red meat knowing there are plenty of angry and hungry dogs ready for the next scrap.
Likely dispirited from a debate that did nothing to change the race’s dynamics, and with panic rising after more and intense polling confirmation that Sen. Mary Landrieu’s campaign was on the ropes, expect now that Louisiana Democrats will engage in the most terrific mudslinging ever seen in the state in order to stop Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy from poaching her current seat.
The first US Senatorial campaign televiseed debate, where all of the three candidates appeared, is now history. On Tuesday evening, the three discussed the issues in a relatively civil and controlled forum.
The debate over the Louisiana US Senate race debates, or lack of them, or no shows continues. So, does the political chutzpah.
What has allowed Sen. Mary Landrieu to hang on in the U.S. Senate swimming against a stronger and stronger current is exactly the same thing that most likely will end her elected political career this year.