Senator Mary Landrieu, facing the end of her lap dog 34 year career, suffered an ignominious defeat at the hands of Bill Cassidy. Landrieu to the very end was still trumpeting Obamacare; by campaigning in the Black community, a desperate measure that did not play well with voters, an indication that she was gasping for breath. The voters had none of this, they knew from the outset that Landrieu was an Obama puppet, nothing more that a rubber stamp, voting for the President’s when it suited her.
And the “Louisiana Purchase” was the shakedown of shakedowns. Landrieu was opposed to the public health insurance option in the America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 until the bill was rewritten to send a $300,000,000 payment to Medicaid for her home state. When two pages were added to the bill to place $300 million in Louisiana’s Medicaid system, she changed her web page in order to reflect her support of the program. Conservative figures referred to the deal as the “Louisiana Purchase“. As a result, prominent conservative figures Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh called her a “high-priced prostitute“.