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November 14, 2010

Democrats Now Preemptively Threatening Each Other For Possible "Disloyalty" To Dear Leader

Can you hear the goosestepping too?

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) warned Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) of "disloyalty" to President Obama if she should seek to distance herself from the White House in her re-election campaign.

Cleaver, who's seen as the likely next leader of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), cautioned the centrist senator of distancing herself from Obama, the way many endangered incumbents had done in the closing weeks of the 2012* election.

Any attempt to extricate herself from him will be an act of disloyalty,” Cleaver told McClatchy in a piece profiling McCaskill's re-election campaign. “She will not do that at all.”

"She will not do that at all...or else", is how I read that final observation. Yes, 2012 campaign season is in full swing before we even know the final results of the 2010 election.

The Democrats, as a party, had no good response to individual Democrat candidates who decided to run against unpopular President Obama. Clearly, they're hoping to avoid that particular dilemma in 2012.

*I assume this is a typo and the writer meant "2010 election." Otherwise, I'd hope he'd just tell us the outcome in 2012 and save us the trouble.

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