The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Mark Pryor: Reliably Unreliable

Posted on | April 12, 2013 | 9 Comments

As much as conservatives hate RINOs, liberals hate “Blue Dog” Democrats like Sen. Mark Pryor, and I have a hard time convincing conservatives that they should hate Pryor as much as the Left does.

Blue Dogs are majority-makers for Democrats, providing liberals with a tissue-thin pretext for pretending that the Democrats are not wholly controlled by far-left radicals (which of course they actually are). Democrats’ pretense of being a “mainstream” party — a fiction their stooges in the media help impose on the minds of gullible low-information voters — is made possible in large part by ridiculous frauds like Mark Pryor, a fossil vestige of the corrupt Clinton era in Arkansas.

Nobody with an IQ above room temperature believes a word Mark Pryor says about anything, and the exactly two reasons the White House and the national Democrat Party establishment have lined up to support Pryor in his (probably doomed) 2014 re-election campaign are:

  1. They believe Pryor can raise enough money from big corporate donors that the DSCC won’t have to spend money on his behalf, leaving them a free hand to defend seats they might actually keep; and
  2. The Democrat Party in Arkansas is so hopelessly weak that they can’t find any primary challenger to Pryor who stands a snowball’s chance in Hell.

Make no mistake: Pryor is completely doomed next year, and Democrats know it, but they have to maintain the illusion that Pryor might get re-elected, because otherwise the math tilts significantly toward the GOP’s chances of taking of the Senate, and once the big-money donors see that result as likely, Democrats are going to have a hard time raising campaign cash. This is why, by the way, Democrats were so desperate to make it look like Mitch McConnell was in a “scandal” — a desperation that didn’t work out too well — because if the Dems can’t challenge any GOP seats in red states, there could easily be a campaign-donor stampede toward the Republicans next year.

If you want to see Mark Pryor’s future, just look at what happened to Blanche Lincoln four years ago: She got challenged by Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in the Democrat primary, barely survived that, and then lost by a whopping 21-point margin to John Boozman in the general election.

Blanche Lincoln is now a corporate lobbyist for Wal-Mart, and Mitt Romney carried Arkansas with 61% of the vote last year.

Any attempt to find a Democrat other than Pryor for this year’s Senate race would probably require putting their face on milk cartons or something: “Have you seen this missing Democrat?”

The next Senator from Arkansas will be a Republican, and the question is whether there is enough of a moonbat constituency in Arkansas to run a “progressive” challenge against Pryor, which might encourage him to announce his retirement early.

Meanwhile, this two-faced “Blue Dog” weasel is still in the Senate, trying frantically to pretend that he’s a viable hope for re-election, which requires him to pretend he’s not out of touch with folks back home: He was FOR the assault-weapons ban before he was against it!

What a freaking joke . . .



9 Responses to “Mark Pryor: Reliably Unreliable”

  1. Finrod Felagund
    April 12th, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

    If we could ever purge the Blue Dog Democrats from the reliably red states, we’d never lose control of the Senate again.

  2. robertstacymccain
    April 12th, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

    Republicans need to learn to follow the military maxim, “Reinforce success.” The best example of how they did this recently was when the Tea Party elected Nikki Haley in South Carolina, then elected Tim Scott in South Carolina, and then Haley appointed Scott to the Senate. All of that, of course, took place because the grassroots was 180 degrees in opposition to the worthless, clueless, gutless GOP Establishment in D.C.

  3. JeffS
    April 12th, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    Sing it, brother!

  4. Teresamerica
    April 12th, 2013 @ 3:41 pm


  5. richard mcenroe
    April 12th, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

    “…of the corrupt Clinton era…” Watch that redundancy there, Mr. Editor-In-Chief .*g* Pryor is just another example of how if the RNC was doing the job the American people want done, we’d have this country back on track by now.

    Unfortunately, the RNC/DC GOP have a different idea on how to job us…

  6. Finrod Felagund
    April 12th, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

    Precisely. The GOP Establishment doesn’t want to win, it wants to get along and play along.

  7. Scribe of Slog (McGehee)
    April 12th, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    And winning on principle they find doubly odious.

  8. Adjoran
    April 12th, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

    Yes, Haley and Scott are bright, young, anti-establishment reform candidates. And both were mentored, counseled, and encouraged throughout their careers and attempts for higher office by the same guy! Go figure.

    I’d mention the name, but since you know so much about SC politics, I’m sure you already know, right?

  9. Quartermaster
    April 13th, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

    Now, if that same guy would actually act like he has an ‘R’ behind his name, then he just might be worth something. Instead, your unnamed mentor is pretty well worthless, like every other establican.