Waxman Says Nose Mas, Smells Defeat; New Drive-By Election Narrative Emerges
They can see the writing on the wall!
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The sun is shining a little brighter today in places where it’s shining, and the world’s a little warmer today in places where it’s been cold, and the country is a little friendlier today in places where people have been mean. The reason is, Henry “Nostrilitis” Waxman has announced his retirement from the House of Representatives. He said today he will not seek a 21st term in his Los Angeles-based House seat. He’s been there for 40 years. I think I’ve been here 25. He’s been there 40 years, ladies and gentlemen! Forty.
He’s decided that 42 would be too many. Nostrilitis said, “At the end of this year, I would have been in Congress for 40 years. If there’s a time to move on to another chapter of my life, I think this is the time to do it.” He’s now the 17th member of the House and the seventh Democrat to announce retirement. Now, why? Well, there’s a little interesting story (you might call it a companion story) here at The Politico, and the headline: “Democrats Cede the House in Order to Save the Senate — With the Democrats’ grasp on the Senate increasingly tenuous…”
Did you know about this? Did you know that the Democrats were thinking privately they might lose the Senate? Did you know that? (interruption) You did? Have you seen that in the news, or is it because you’re talking to people privately and all that? It has not been in the news. It hasn’t been in the news… (interruption) Well, the point is the public doesn’t know. I mean, yeah, they have to defend more seats, but the media’s not reporting the Democrats are in any trouble in the Senate. I mean, who knew?