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Architect Of ObamaCare Flees Senate, Runs For His Life


ObamaCare passed in 2010, but it continues to exert a political gravitational pull on Democrats. On Tuesday, six-term Sen. Max Baucus announced he will retire at the end of his term in 2014, rather than seek reelection in deep-red Montana. He is the sixth Democrat to announce his retirement this year, increasing the odds of a Republican take-over of the Senate.

While Baucus faced a competitive race for reelection, he had amassed a $5 million campaign war-chest and hadn't yet been challenged by a top-tier GOP candidate. Baucus had even broken ranks with his party on gun control, suggesting to many observers that he was preparing for a reelection campaign.

The most likely factor in his decision to retire is the looming implementation of ObamaCare. As Chair of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, Baucus was a chief architect of Democrats' overhaul of the health care system. Baucus recently rued that ObamaCare is headed for a "huge train wreck."


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You'll have a great pension, won't you?

So, he's not going to stick around the for insider trading deals that you and you're Congressmen quietly reinstated last week.

I think Max saw the writing

I think Max saw the writing on the wall. Unfortunately, Montana like far too many states will probably select a neo-conservative, party hack for a replacement. We Montanans need to focus heavily on offering decent, constitutionally abiding candidates for US Senate.

I voted for Daines for US representative and I knew that I'd regret it. We need to run a true constitutional candidate against him in the next primary as Daines is becoming another Rehberg. Politicians like judges in Montana need to maintain their fidelity to the US Constitution and the people instead of party or they'll be swiftly removed (ideally).

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He did is JUDAS Job

got well paid, and is off to enjoy his 30 pieces.

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa


that the architect of Obama care was Liz Fowler. She worked in the senators office and came straight from the Medical Industrial Complex.
Google "Who wrote Obamacare"

Dr. Mike Vasovski
South Carolina Campaign Chairman, Ron Paul 2012
The SINGLE vote in the SC delegation for RP, GOP Convention, Tampa, FL
2010 Candidate, US Congress SC-03
Past Chairman, Aiken, SC County Tea Party