Facing re-election, Democrat Mary Landrieu throws Obama under bus

Mary Landrieu is asking the people of Louisiana to send her back to the U.S. Senate for another six years, and she’s ready to throw President Obama under the bus to do it.

Landrieu, a Democrat, went from critic to cheerleader for the Affordable Care Act following the federal government’s $300 million payment to her state’s Medicaid fund, which became known as the “Louisiana Purchase.” When questioned, she said she would do it all over again, according to The Hill.

“I don’t need this job badly enough — maybe some people do, I don’t — to throw the people of my state under the bus to protect myself politically,” Landrieu said in an impassioned Senate floor speech at the time.

She continued supporting the act as recently as Dec. 5, when she said she would vote for Obamacare all over again if it came up for a vote, according to Baton Rouge’s CBS affiliate, WAFB Channel 9 News. Not only that, she said there was essentially nothing wrong with Obamacare — its only problem was the insurance exchange website.

Now that Landrieu is fighting for her political life, her tune has changed. She claims in a new political TV ad that the Affordable Care Act is seriously flawed, and she asks that the people of Louisiana send her back to Washington so she can fix it.

Incredibly, the ad’s central theme is the president’s oft-repeated but broken promise — that you can keep your preferred health plan. “Sen. Landrieu says President Obama needs to stick to his word,” a voiceover states.

The only problem is that in 2009, Landrieu made precisely the same promise in a speech on the Senate floor, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly reported in November.

I guess that statement that she didn’t “need this job badly enough” was as big a falsehood as “if you like your plan, you can keep it.”

Time for a house — er, Senate — cleaning in Louisiana.

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  • Patti Piotrowski Soik

    Liar, liar ….pants on fire….votes have consequences….and she was one of the biggest supports….don’t fall for this bull crap….she knew exactly what she was voting for….

  • magnetik

    she better be quiet or her plane will fall out of the air too.

  • ron

    Send her down the road with the rest of the stooges that voted for this mess. Don’t let her fool you people. Get rid of her, and all those that voted for it. We don’t need Government telling the Doctors what they are able to do, and not do. “PERIOD”

  • Francine Hayes

    I guess Mary Landrieu figures that it isn’t necessary to throw anyone under the bus when all she has to do is stab her constituents in the back. Get outta here and don’t cha come back no mo!!

  • Don Sebold

    Hold her to her words Alabama….don’t let her manipulate y’all….with sweet words her position and peer are more important to her than your right to have your own healthcare

    • Chris Street

      She does not represent Alabama

    • Michelle M

      Unfortunately she’s Louisiana, not Alabama. She’s a disgrace to our State. Always has been.

  • francoamerian

    She is a two faced hypocrite. She ought to move into the White House and be Moochele’s hand maiden.

  • Jessica Hawke

    Watch out there are going to be lots of campaigning Democrats trying to distance themselves from the Obama Administration in 2014. And if they win they will just go right back to kissing Obama Administration butt.

  • jewels

    Just another lying Democrat. ” Oh please give me another chance, I promise to do the will of the people next time, I promise to not follow Harry and Nancy, standing in line to kiss Obamas’ ass.” Just another bullshit liar. The people put her there, the people can take her out, if the voting is not rigged. Good luck Louisiana. May God be with you.

  • Wayne Stumbo

    time for all the democrats to face the music for kissing obama’s ass,and for lying to everyone

  • Cynthia J. McCoy

    Man, you can’t trust any of those people at all. They all lie at the drop of a hat. A bunch of snifling idiots. We need to get rid of any one who has been in the congress or the senate for more than 6 years.

    • Hack Da Man

      Sorry Cynthia, but that won’t fix the problem.These politicians have set themselves a neat little System. They exempt themselves from things like SSN and Obamacare. They get their salaries for the rest of their lives. They then get all the money the big companies give them. They get to keep most of it by spreading it around to family members by putting them on the payroll for jobs like a 12 year old being an advisor to her grandpa ex senator moneybags on bullying in middle school and how it harms their social standing for about $50,000.00 a year.Then of course ex senator moneybags has now been hired as a lobbyist for the companies that lined his pockets while he was in office…. So you see he/she just goes from representing special interest groups as a elected official to the same job as a private citizen. It’s the system that has to change not just the players. Theire are bills in the committees that will never make it out of them or even be discussed to change the system.