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Bryan Preston

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April 23, 2013 - 10:15 am

As the champion of President Obama’s healthcare law in the Senate, Sen. Max Baucus’ (MT) legacy includes strangling the US economy and ruining our healthcare system, while fundamentally altering the citizen’s relationship to the state, in favor of the state. Last week he called ObamaCare a “train wreck,” in what was a rare moment of honesty from a Democrat.

Now he’s riding off in the sunset.

Democratic Sen. Max Baucus said Tuesday he will retire and not seek a seventh term next year, setting up a fight by both parties for conservative-leaning Montana.

“I don’t want to die here with my boots on. There is life beyond Congress,” Baucus told the Associated Press.

Baucus, 71, is chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, which holds broad sway over tax policy, health care and other issues. He faced a tough re-election fight in Montana, a state President Obama lost in 2012 by nearly 14 percentage points.

Baucus leaves a pickup opportunity for the GOP. Can they take advantage of it?

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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It would have been a GOP pickup opportunity whether he left or not -- and given the party's track record probably more so if he hadn't.
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In his defense (ugh, he did not say that OCare is a train wreck, but rather, that it would be, because they are behind in preparation for its implementation.

Of course, like other Dems, he is retiring, because his internals are showing him losing, I'm betting. OCare will be taking effect soon, and it will be ugly. No matter what he does, his opponent will just club him with it again and again. I would. I would beat him over the head with it.

May Montana finally get a Conservative Republican to replace him. Godspeed.
1 year ago
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"Baucus leaves a pickup opportunity for the GOP. Can they take advantage of it?"

I am counting on a good ol' GOP "foreskin foxtrot" in this case.
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