Missouri’s 3rd District has a Cook rating of D+7, by the way: it’s Gephardt’s old seat. Russ Carnahan got 67% of the vote last time. It’s not out of reach – no seat ever is – but if it’s a target for next year this is the first I’ve heard of it. In other words, it’s in Blue Country.
And Carnahan still can’t parrot talking points about the Democrats’ health care rationing plan without getting mocked and booed. Via Ed Driscoll:
The title of Ed’s post – “If It’s So Good Why Doesn’t Congress Have To Be On It?”, a quote from the video – captures the feel of the room pretty well. I’ve been blogging since probably 2002 or so, which is about the same amount of time that I’ve been really watching politics – and I don’t think that I’ve seen this wide an atmosphere of scorn about a particular policy position before. I’ve seen this level of scorn, sure; just nothing this ubiquitous.
And now you know why Blunt introduced this measure. Because – thankfully! – the GOP is paying attention.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.