Obamacare Voters & Gang of Eight Immigration Senators Saw Big Losses on Tuesday

-By Warner Todd Huston

If you are a US Senator that supported Obamacare and/or one who supported the vaunted “Gang of Eight” senators who were seeking immigration compromise you are preparing for a long retirement back home in most cases because voters threw you out on your ear.

All these Democrats have been sacrificed on the altar of Obama.

First of all, you’ll recall that back in 2013 a group of eight US Senators got together supposedly to buck the gridlock and come to a compromise on immigration. The media loved these guys and hailed them as all that is good about Washington.

After weeks of deliberations the four Republicans and four Democrats put forth their proposal. So, how did some of the Democrat Senators who voted in favor of that bill fare on Tuesday? Not too well, it seems.

The following Senators voted in favor of Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer’s immigration bill and all were fired by voters on Tuesday: Mark Pryor (D, AR), Kay Hagan (D, NC), Mark Udall (D, CO), Mark Begich (D, AK), Mary Landrieu (D, LA)–Landrieu is in a run off and expected to lose.

Only two Senators up for election last night staved off challengers: Jeanne Shaheen (D, NH) and Mark Warner (D, VA).

It should be noted that the 2013 compromise never became law.

But the loses above pale in comparison to the number of Obamacare-voting Democrat Senators who have been fired. Fully 28 Senators who voted for Obamacare are now history.

Now all of these 28 didn’t get voted out of office, granted. In fact, three of them died in office (Democrats Robert Byrd, Daniel Inouye, and Frank Lautenberg). Eight of them left office because they knew they couldn’t win re-election and one, John Kerry, left to become US Secretary of State.

That leaves 17 Senators who were cashiered out of Washington, fired by the people, and sent home with their tails between their legs.

According to Philip Klein, the total is, if Landrieu loses her run off, eight who were voted out of office and replaced by a Republican, nine who quit the Senate and were replaced by a Republican, and nine who quit the Senate and were replaced by Democrats, along with the three who died in office.

That is quite a list of US Senators who are no longer in office who were connected to “comprehensive” immigration reform and Obamacare, isn’t it? Shouldn’t this be a warning to the GOP to fight amnesty and repeal Obamacare?
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, Wizbang.com, among many, many others. Huston has also appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and many local TV shows as well as numerous talk radio shows throughout the country.

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