Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) tells his [. . .] caucus that the long debate over ObamaCare has left him so vulnerable at home that he may as well join Dorgan for retirement
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Pomeroy isn’t alone in this, although he’s the only one publicly acknowledging that his longtime sinecure in the House may be coming to an end. John Boccieri (D-OH), Jason Altmire (D-PA), and Steve Dreihaus (D-OH) all say the same thing — that they need to get this off the table so that they can focus on economic policy and job creation. They need to show their constituents that they’re paying attention to the real crisis in the US.
The smart democrats will retire now. That way, they can get in on the ground floor with any of the lobbying firms that hire old Congressmen. With any luck, there will be a run on the lobbyist job market and the Democrats who have been voted out on their ass will have to actually go back to their own state for a job.
Regardless, not a good year for Democrats even with Teh Won as President.