Monday, February 15, 2010

Evan Bayh's is stepping down

Evan Bayh is not running again, I'm sure you've all heard that by now. But, did you hear this quote?:

"My decision should not be interpreted for more than it is, a very difficult, deeply personal one," he said. "I am an executive at heart. I value my independence. I am not motivated by strident partisanship or ideology." "Independence?" I wonder what he means by that......and does he mean 'strident partisanship or ideology' from the left or the right, when he's such a moderate? Would you say the left's been strident and ideological and partisan in their horribly untransparent, uninclusive legislating, in pushing through bills and the Republicans have either been ignored or have gone so moderate that they've acquiesced to be too unstrident? I WOULD. So....if he values his independence and he doesn't like stridency in politics; you guess which side he's most ticked off at.

Evan Bayh was known as a moderate and his votes for the stimulus package and health care have apparently damaged his standing with Hoosiers.....he had to let his people down after all these years. I'd leave, too. I wish Evan Bayh the best and I hope he does appeal, somehow, to the Democrats who have been so strident and partisan. I'm not saying the Republicans haven't been ideological, but I think they were pushed into that corner.

Also, the above-linked article says "North Dakota's Democratic Sen. Byron Dorgan also is retiring, and his party doesn't have anyone to challenge the Republican, Gov. John Hoeven. Democrats also failed to recruit their top candidate in Delaware. Biden's son, Beau Biden, eschewed a run against Republican Mike Castle. "

"...and the times, they are a changin...." Good, 'cuz I've been eschwing 'em.
(don't think of Dylan's voice here, you'll give yourself a headache:-)

Oh, and MIKE PENCE MIGHT RUN!! That is change we CAN believe in!
And please at least see that video below if you haven't good!


cube said...

The times they are a'changing. I'm hoping the winds are blowing towards conservatism.

Leticia said...

Finally we are seeing some good changes! Keep it coming...

Law and Order Teacher said...

I love that Bayh is retiring, but he can't play Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and then vote for the stimulus and the health care bill. Either he agrees or he sold out his people. Can't have it both ways, Evan.

FrogBurger said...

He said he didn't like Congress. Maybe he couldn't stand the b/s of all those people who make a lot of money and whose sole goal is to keep their jobs for more than 30 years.

Chuck said...

I think we are heading for a bloodbath in this years election

FrogBurger said...

Big time. It's going to be fun to watch.

WomanHonorThyself said...

Cube is so right..lets pray Z!

JINGOIST said...

Law & Order Teacher wrote my thoughts exactly! Hey, doesn't he owe me some money for that? :-)

Good riddance to Evan. He voted for things that the fine people of IN were going to give him the boot for. He's an ass.

Mike Pence for President !!!!

Z said...

I was curious about that, too....he's a moderate who voted for the stimulus package and for the health care atrocity.......
How much of voting is REAL heart-felt, brain tweaking, hard-thinking, fact-digesting decision making and how much is "Yes, Mr. President...if you give me THIS, I WILL give you THAT."

Z said...

Today, Obama praised Bayh for "reaching across the aisle on issues ranging from job creation and economic growth to fiscal responsibility and national security." But, but..........why won't OBAMA?
Bayh says "My decision should not reflect adversely upon the president," and he called Obama's agenda "the right agenda for America." WOW, for a moderate Democrat, that far left agenda's stretching it, isn't it?


Law and Order Teacher said...

Final statement. As I was watching his speech I felt my disgust with him rising. It was self-serving crap and he had is family standing with him as he peddled his bilge to the people. He voted for the mega spending of Obama. Sorry, no absolution for your sins, Evan. God, I hate sanctimonious politicians!!

beamish said...

::Steps to Z's microphone, clears throat::


thank you.

Ducky's here said...

My guess, Billy Tauzin is resigning as president of the pharmaceutical industry's trade group due to internal disputes over its pact with the White House to trade political support for favorable terms in the proposed health care overhaul.

Just the job for a conservative leech like Bayh. Keep an eye on it.

Anonymous said...

Just the job for a conservative leech like Bayh. Keep an eye on it.

Ducky, you know NOTHING about Evan Bayh if you call him "conservative", you need to just stay out of the conversation. Bayh isn't as extreme liberal as your heroes are, but he is NOT Conservative!

I personally will not forgive him for voting for the extreme agenda that would kill the Hoosier State! He used to vote according to what Hoosier's wanted. He must have been swept up by the "Hopey-Changy Thingy"!!!


Ducky's here said...

I'm not saying the Republicans haven't been ideological, but I think they were pushed into that corner.


That nugget would make a great essay.

Anonymous said...

We need to face a basic fact:

There ARE no "moderates." No moderate Muslims, no Moderate Democrats and no Moderate Republicans. The last on that sad list are FUNCTIONAL DEMOCRATS or RINOS if you prefer.

You can't be "moderate" any more than a girl can be just a little bit pregnant.

Bye bye, Bayh -- a good riddance to ya!

~ FreeThinke

LASunsett said...

Pence will not run for Bayh's seat. He can do more good as the #3 GOP in the House.