October 29th, 2010
05:48 PM ET
12 years ago

Henry in the House: Meek story shows Dem fears of Senate wipeout

Washington (CNN) - The point that many people seem to be missing in the Florida Senate saga is that this whole mess actually has very little to do with Rep. Kendrick Meek or the Sunshine State - it's all about a much broader fear among senior Democrats that they may be about to lose control of the chamber.

There are some fascinating inside details I've been able to piece together about how and why this Meek story exploded into the public.

In the words of one senior Democratic Party official, the Meek story came to a head because former President Bill Clinton "flew into a purple rage" about the Democratic candidate breaking a private pledge to him to get out of the Senate race and endorse independent candidate Charlie Crist.

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Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • Florida • Kendrick Meek
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  1. Clark Wilhelm Griswald

    The real reason George Worst Bush got elected to do his evil was because Bill Clinton was a greasy weasel of a politician. And here he goes again, first trying to maneuver Meeks out, then trying to discredit him publicly when Meeks didn't go along with the scam.

    The real problem with American politics is that you always find yourself voting for the lesser of two evils, despite the fact that the side you are voting for stinks in their own way as well.

    Hold your nose and vote, America. Someone is going to win, and it won't be us . . . even if you voted for that someone.

    October 29, 2010 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  2. T'SAH from Virginia

    "...this whole mess actually has very little to do with Rep. Kendrick Meek or the Sunshine State – it's all about a much broader fear among senior Democrats that they may be about to lose control of the chamber."

    After a WHOLE 1 1/2 years or MORE of PUMPING UP the American People with VICIOUS far-right rhetoric and FEAR, and the "OH THEY ARE SO ENTHUSED and EXCITED" and their anger and rowdy town halls all of a sudden TWISTED to a good faith and finally “TAKING MY COUNTRY BACK” because a GOOD thing – it makes you wonder why Ed Henry will write that statement above. So he adds to the fear too!!

    DEMOCRATS – we are SMARTER than that and we know what it takes to GET OUT and VOTE!! You are going to hear a LOT of “DON’T VOTE” subliminal messages from now on but that’s all it is – FEAR MONGERING in its best form!!!

    Don’t believe the HYPE coming from the RIGHT!!! Democrats outnumber the RIGHT and not EVERY Independent is voting for the RIGHT – VOTE and we will WIN!!!

    This is T’SAH from Virginia and I approve this message!!!

    October 29, 2010 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  3. Lori in St Pete

    Unlike the rethugliban, the Dems don't "fear" their potential losses. They seem to have accepted potential defeat with an air of dignity, and unlike the rethugliban, their heads aren't going to explode on election night when the results don't go in their favor. Also unlike the rethugliban, they won't spend the next two years acting like an overly tired two year-old who didn't get another new toy.

    Always remember: if the rethugliban accuse the Dems of doing something, that means they, themselves are doing it, and they're projecting. Additionally, not only are they really sore losers, they're really, really sore winners who are going to pass really, really bad legislation out of spite.

    October 29, 2010 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  4. Annie, Atlanta

    It has to do with an extremist like Rubio getting to sit in a lawmakers position in Congress.

    October 29, 2010 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  5. jules sand-perkins

    I plan to vote for only one Democrat Tuesday, and that politician would not live in Washington, DC.
    Obama must be turned out of power with the strongest possible force at the polls: he is trying to evolve our economic system into communism.

    October 29, 2010 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  6. keepstufingthis

    Ah yes, the crisp fall air full of the smell of sweat and desperation from Democratic liberals. The next thing you know they will be turning a non partisan rally in to a very partisan liberal bast the republicans and TEA party fest. Read their blogs. Hypocrisy is a synonym for Democrat liberal.

    October 29, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |