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Buh-Bayh! Evan Bayh Will NOT Seek Re-election

February 15, 2010

Senator Evan Bayh’s (D- IN) announcement that he will not be running for re-election appears to be a big old flipping of the bird to Obama and the Democrats. Unless, of course, there is some scandal of which we are not yet aware.

Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh will not seek re-election this November, an unexpected decision that hands Republicans an opportunity for a pick-up in a year when Democrats are already defending several open Senate seats.

The two-term senator is known as a moderate Democrat. Former GOP Sen. Dan Coats had been planning to challenge Bayh in November — but a senior Democratic source told Fox News that recent polling showed Bayh way ahead of Coats, and that the retirement must have been a personal decision.

Bayh’s staff said the latest polling showed Bayh ahead of Coats by 20 points.

In prepared remarks published by The Indianapolis Star, Bayh said he was “confident” about his prospects for re-election, but discouraged in his work on Capitol Hill by excessive partisanship.

No such thing as a “moderate” allowed in the Democrat party these days. You’d think they’d learn by the election results thus far this year, but apparently they are even slower than I ever imagined. Their leadership is plowing ahead with a radical leftist agenda anyway, even though the people do not want it. Unmitigated gall AND stupidity.

Even better and more of a bird flip? Bayh did not even tell Harry Reid that he isn’t seeking re-election until AFTER the news had already broken in the media.

From NBC’s Ken Strickland
Evan Bayh called Majority Leader Harry Reid only about 25 minutes ago, according to his spokesman.

That’s well after the news broke that Bayh wouldn’t be running for re-election.

Hee hee.

UPDATE: Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has great information regarding what this means for the Democrats, due to Bayh going the extra yard in bird flipping and waiting until the  last minute to make his announcement. Double Hee Hee.

UPDATE II: Troglopundit links for “best headline” due to my “toddlerizing of Bye into Buh”. I knew my Mommy skills would come in handy one day! Thankies!

(cross-posted earlier at iowntheworld.com and David Horowitz’s NewsReal)

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