Friday, March 8, 2013


CAUSE for REJOICING

Senator Carl Levin 
Won't Seek Reelection
The dour old senator from Michigan in a scolding mood

By Thomas Ferraro

WASHINGTON | Thursday Mar 7, 2013

(Reuters) - Democratic Senator Carl Levin of Michigan, chairman of the powerful Armed Services Committee, said on Thursday he would not seek re-election in 2014, ending more than three decades in the Senate.

"This decision was extremely difficult because I love representing the people of Michigan in the U.S. Senate and fighting for the things that I believe are important to them," Levin, 78, said in a statement issued by his office.

In addition to chairing the Armed Services Committee since 2007, Levin sits on the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Over the past few years, that panel has probed everything from money-laundering and the causes of the financial crisis to tax shelters.

Levin became the sixth senator to announce he would not seek re-election next year, following Democrats Tom Harkin of Iowa, Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, and Republicans Saxby Chambliss of Georgia and Mike Johanns of Nebraska.

Overall, 35 of the 100 Senate seats are up for election in 2014, 21 now held by Democrats, 14 by Republicans.

Republicans need a net gain of six seats to take control of the chamber, now held by Democrats, 55-45.

Soon to be seen no longer on C-Span. Hallelujah!





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  1. FORMAL NOTICE:

    Comments unrelated to the material presented in each daily post will be summarily deleted, UNLESS I, myself, find them of potential value to others and particular interest to me, personally.

    ~ FreeThinke

    Good for you, FT. It's better to stand alone than be in bad company. I noticed earlier how you were being attacked by trolls and zealots today. I'm glad you erased all their unkind, irrelevant remarks. I saw some of their disgusting comments earlier, and was wishing I could get rid of them for you.

    I'm not sure why you chose to post n this particular topic, but if it's any comfort to you, I never liked Senator Levin either and I'm glad he's getting out too.

    Helen Highwater

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  2. Ditto The hate, bile and hypocrisy of the left is stomach turning, Political correctness is a tool of Progressives and Liberals in silencing those who opposes their nefarious and wrong headed agenda. I for one am sick and tired of Progressives/ liberal/Democrat hypocrisy. Go bugger off, as I have enough from those who use pseudo guilt to to accomplish their agenda. That goes the same for all those left leaning NGOS, Useful Idiots, Special interest groups, bureaucrats, technocrats, corruptocrats, and those pretentious bleeding hearts who enabled all those above mentioned idiots.

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  3. Well thanks for the support, both of you, but I do wish somebody had said something about Senator Levin's long-overdue retirement. I've gotten awfully tired of seeing his ugly, arrogant old mug dominating and dampening the spirit of senate hearings on C-Span.

    The one I truly can't abide, however, is Pat Leahy. Another is John McCain. I guess they'll be like Bobby Byrd, Teddy Kennedy and Strom Thurmond. We'll just have to wait until they die in the saddle.

    I only I hope I can outlive them! ;-)

    Frank Lautenberg, even though he is a Democrat, is not that bad a fellow, but he must be well into his nineties by now, and it's high time he surrendered and put himself out to pasture.

    I rejoice too at the departure of Tom Harkin.

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  4. By the way in the interests of fairness I feel I must say that there are obnoxious partisan bigots and religious zealots on the right as well as the left. Their often-bilious temperament and caustic rhetoric do little to aid the cause of restoring maximum freedom for the individual and economic health to our beleaguered society.

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  5. I am surprised he is quitting. People of his ilk rarely relinquish power.

    Old statists like him only vacate their thrones of power upon following Teddy Kennedy across the River Styx...

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  6. "Old statists like him only vacate their thrones of power upon following Teddy Kennedy across the River Styx..."

    I could never happen soon enough to suit me.

    };-)>

    I don't hate these miserable rotten old bastards, I just hate what they DO.

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