McCaskill Explains Her Absence from Obama's St. Louis Fundraiser

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Damned if you do, damned if you dont, says McCaskill.
As has been noted, Senator Claire McCaskill was not at either of President's Barack Obama's two separate fundraisers last night in St. Louis.

Her absence has political junkies wondering if the senator, who was an early champion of Obama's first presidential campaign, will be as big of a supporter of him this time around. Or, is she intentionally trying to distance herself from the president?

A tweet from the senator this morning suggests that it's the campaign system -- not the president -- that kept her away from yesterday's fundraisers.  Tickets for the second of the two events last night went for $25,000 a pop.

Tweeted McCaskill: "If I'd gone to Pres' fundraiser in STL opponents would say that I'd rather hobnob w/big donors than do my job."

McCaskill signed off the tweet with the hashtag #damnedifudodamnedifudont.

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Lorena
Lorena

McCaskill is a nothing...I hope her hind arse goes flying next year....People need to ask her if her husband ever cleaned up his nursing homes and stopped abusing patients..Does anyone remember thet fiasco and McCaskill hid the reports and helped him..Never did hear if he got fined or not,,because Mrs Loud Mouth got elected to the Senate.. Wonder why people have such short memories.. I remember Mc Caskill telling people in a meeting here that her and her demoRAT'S  knew what was best for the american people..We did not know what was best for us.. This in reference to the Obama health care...  In other words we are stupid ..remember this on election day...

KITTY
KITTY

Claire be lyin' thru her teeth! Today, being seen in public with Obama is the Kiss of Death. Harken back to August, 2010 when Obama embraced Robin Carnahan in Kansas City - they clasped hands and raised their arms in a victory salute. As soon as I saw that picture, I knew she was doomed. And I was right!  Just wait to see how many democrats up for re-election will have scheduling problems or prior engagements they will use as an excuse so as not to have to been seen in  public with Obama.

 Only the ultra-liberal democrats will welcome a visit from him. Moderate or Blue Dog democrats will shun him like the plague if they want to win in November, 2010. Having the Tar Baby put his arm around a candidate will leave a stench and stain that will not go away before election day. Clair has her own problems to deal with during the campaign: unpaid personal property on her airplane and campaign contributions she "forgot" to list. Claire may be in trouble and she may be vulnerable but she ain't dumb.

KITTY
KITTY

I didn't mean to post this twice. But the first time I submitted it, it did not appear after ten minutes so I posted it again.

Guest
Guest

You actually spent more than 45 minutes rewriting this drivel? If only all the tar babies were as productive as you in a day.

KITTY
KITTY

She be lyin thru her teeth! Claire learned a great lesson from Robin Carnahan's onstage appearance in Kansas City in August, 2010 when Obama put his arm around her and they raised their joined hands in a victory salute. It was the Kiss of Death for poor Robin. I LMAO for days when I saw that picture, knowing it would spell doom for her election chances. And it did.Clair will have problems in the campaign dealing with unpaid personal property taxes on her airplane as well as campaign contributions she "forgot" to report. Sucking up to Obama in public will definitely sink her boat come November, 2010. Obama is toxic to all but the most liberal democrats up for re-election.  And when that Tar Baby puts his arm around you, the stain and stench will linger thru election day. Just wait and see folks, more and more democrats will suddenly have scheduling problems or prior engagements when Obama comes to visit. Claire may be vulnerable, but she ain't dumb!

Matt Hay
Matt Hay

I am confused though because I thought I had heard it reported that Claire had said previously she was not able to attend because of a prior Senate commitment, not because of anything political. It now seems to be an altogther different reason entirely based upon her tweet. Like her or not, those 2 excuses seem to be mutaully exclusive of one another, Either it was a scheduling issue and she was unable to attend no matter how much she desired to, or it was a political issue in that she feared it would be used against her and could have attended should she have chosen to. So, which is it?

JJ
JJ

Claire is between a rock and a hard place. The hate monger radio ads have started already and the TEAPOTTY wacko's are out for blood. Did you notice that Big Oil Blunt didn't vote for the disaster fund?? Passed anyway. Tom Delay's boy at work for the best of Missourian's again.

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