Yup. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mary LandrieuSenate Democrat AverageSee Full Scorecard2%‘s last, desperate leap for safety came up short: the Keystone Pipeline bill that Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Bill CassidyHouse Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard59% championed in the House went down in the Senate. 59-41, of course: Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Harry ReidSenate Democrat AverageSee Full Scorecard11% ends his career as Senate Majority Leader as he began it. Which is to say, by toadying to the rather disassociated, yet hardcore partisan, establishment figures that run the Democratic party these days.
But let’s be honest. Mary Landrieu’s runoff election campaign wasn’t doing all that spiffy to begin with. The polling has been all Republican-leaning, sure: it’s also exceedingly gruesome for Landrieu, and this has been a bad cycle for claiming that the polls are biased against Democrats. Besides, if Sen. Landrieu had really thought that she was ahead she wouldn’t have grimly gone along with this Keystone stunt. I’ll leave the Senator with this thought:
You know what would be a really entertaining revenge, Mary Landrieu? Resigning from the Senate. Tonight.
— Moe Lane (@moelane) November 18, 2014
Self serving? Sure. Pure trolling on my part? Most assuredly. An excellent revenge for Landrieu? Absolutely.