Thursday, June 10, 2010

Blanche Lincoln Doesn't Blink

Lincoln Keeps Pressure on Banks/via Political Wire

"Lincoln wrote a controversial provision in the bill that could force banks to spin off their lucrative derivatives-trading operations. Bankers and many lawmakers assumed the provision would wither once Ms. Lincoln lost her primary -- or even if she won, given the diminished political imperative to look tough on Wall Street. But her victory appeared to have the opposite effect, with Democrats saying her standing is now strengthened, particularly as it appears the populist provision resonated with voters."

Said Lincoln: "We're going to work hard to keep it in."

The Firebagger left wingnuts will get their knickers in a twist over this. They hate Blanche so much, this will be viewed as just another devious plot to destroy progressive morale. How dare she stick to her guns after diabolically defeating lefty icon Bill Halter in Tuesday's democratic primary.


  1. Yeah maybe so but I still can't stand her,with her coy shit over healthcare. But that's just me.

    great to see ya back in cyber space. Tell Charlie HI

  2. She is no fav of mine either, but the dem voters from AR liked her more than the other guy, so here we are. I do like her miles more than her wingnut opponent however.

    And thanks for your comment.

  3. I'd support her now as 3/4 of a Dem is better than 100% wing-nut. Think she can win?

  4. OH, I don't know SIA. It is tough for all dems in southern red states this time around. She has won 3 times before and knows her voters and has Big Dog helping out. But the odds right now are pretty far against it. But 5 months is an eternity in politics, and polling suggests the country is tiring of the tea bag craziness, and dems are starting to unite. She can win, but I'd say it's 40-60 at present.