Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill (D).
In yet another indication of just how far left today’s Democratic Party and voter “base” have moved, consider Missouri’s so-called “moderate” senior Senator Claire McCaskill, a seasoned politician with an extensive resume of State- and Federal-level offices held.
McCaskill is now serving her second term in the U.S. Senate, courtesy of former Rep. Todd Akin (of “Legitimate Rape” fame) who not only potentially handed the Missouri senate seat to McCaskill and the Dems, but he may indeed have cost Mitt Romney an opportunity to relocate to 1600 Pennsylvania, as well as several other U.S. Senate victories around the country.
The Senator has effectively supported the Obama/Reid/Pelosi agenda in its entirety throughout her tenure. Highlights include a Yea vote on Obamacare in 2009, supporting the disasterous #IranDeal in 2015, and of course opposing the recent efforts to even “skinny repeal” Obamacare.
Though considered by some to be a “moderate”, McCaskill’s voting record on the left’s key legislative initiatives would certainly suggest otherwise. Even more astonishing, and further suggesting that she is NO moderate and perhaps even a fearless liberal ideologue, is the fact that she continues to support that agenda in spite of the fact that she is up for reelection in 2018 in a state that President Trump won by more than 18%!
In spite of the above facts and circumstances, an unkown challenger has emerged from the left. Former health care marketplace worker Angelica Earl is challenging Sen. McCaskill for the Democratic nomination in 2018, calling the incumbent “too conservative.” A political novice, the recently laid off verification specialist for insurance applicants is the first Democrat to challenge the two-term senator. She rejects McCaskill’s push for a bipartisan solution to health care supports “single-payer health care for all,” the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
One must wonder if simply calling for a two-party solution in today’s world is what makes a liberal Democrat a moderate. Our money is on the newly-found bipartisanship being in response to a looming 2018 loss in a state so heavily supportive of President Trump.