Dem senator: I may face 2018 primary from Tea Party-esque progressives

February 18, 2017

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Thursday compared a faction of Democrats calling for their party to become increasingly progressive to the Tea Party movement that grew out of Republicans’ opposition to President Barack Obama.

That wing of the party, McCaskill said on “The Mark Reardon Show” in St. Louis, could offer up a primary challenger to take on the two-term senator when she runs for reelection next year.

“I’m for sure going to run,” McCaskill said. “And I may have a primary because there is, in our party now, some of the same kind of enthusiasm at the base that the Republican Party had with the Tea Party.”

28 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • The Redhawk says:


  • Worried Vet says:

    Keep it up. If we keep putting out the truth maybe we can avoid a real war with this racist idiots. Keep letting people know the liberals only want their votes, they don’t care about anything else. Votes give them power and make them very rich. They are willing to do anything to keep that power, and for years with the media on their side they think their untouchable. Let’s prove them wrong. One of the prime examples is when in California they put two illegals on the council. That breaks two laws I know of. One is to hire illegals, two of those people are getting paid that really is illegal. Their either being paid in cash or using a stolen social security number. I’m sick of liberals saying they pay taxes. They borrow or steal a social security number, and it’s not out of guilt, it’s to collect huge refunds. If they have children, no matter who they belong to and the kids are born here they get the earned income credit for thousands of tax payer dollars they didn’t pay in. I know GOP members are aware of this, but I never hear anything about it. I also know for some of this fraud there has to be crooks working for the irs. Things like this is why the elites are afraid of POTUS. If he can clean just part of the swamp, he will fire many and save billions of taxpayer dollars. Please pray for our POTUS. They hate him for what he wants to do. They are willing to stop at nothing to be rid of Trump.

  • justinwachin says:

    Sen. McCaskill will get hit from both sides if she is challenged to someone from the Democrat extreme. Considering Republicans picked up the governorship in Missouri last year it only makes sense they will try to add this Senate seat to their collection in 2018.

    For the Republicans the TEA Party helped them win elections. I’m not sure Progressive extremists are going to have a message that voters will choose in Missouri in a general election. The Progressives may be able to sweep the Democrat primaries and come up with candidates which will lose in landslides in November.

    If the Democrats hope to prevent a stunning defeat in 2018 they need to find a moderate, rational leader who will move them back toward the mainstream. If they go for the extreme left they are going to make 2018 a great year for the Republicans.

  • roboteq says:

    Democrats who don’t get it that it is Progressive liberals who have damaged the Democrat Party are just pathetic. It is the escalation of Progressive liberals such as Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Warren etc. who are to blame for the failings of the Democrat Party in recent elections. More Americans understand that the term “Progressive” originated as a substitute for “Communist” when Communism became such a bad thing under Stalin’s Russia. American citizens overall do not want to be anywhere near as Socialist as Communist countries are. There is not one Communist country in the world where the people of those countries lived anywhere near as well as the Communist regimes promised. Communists flee to the U.S. all of the time, but rarely do we ever see Americans fleeing to a Communist country. There is a reason for that. If Democrats do not understand this, and continue in the path that Progressive liberals have been taking the party, the Democrat Party will not last much longer.

    1. Worried Vet says:

      If they keep using Warren,pelosi, Sanders and other hard left nuts as the face of the party their doomed. I pray they do. They think because they had millions in California vote Hillary they have power. They are dead wrong, loyalty plays a big part of that, now people are waking up and see just how nuts and ugly the party has become. The liberals have went back to the old days, using violence, name calling, lies, and evil things to promote their agenda. It’s out of the same play book they used when they founded their own version of the brown shirts. It was called the KKK back then. Liberals have only one reason they stand up for minorities, and that’s to buy votes period. They have been doing that before the civil war. Then they used violent methods, now they use both free stuff and violence. Look at Hollywood, and if you go against them they try to destroy you, your careers and family. Now that’s the party of the working man and women. That’s the party of inclusion. What A FARCE.

      1. roboteq says:

        The scariest thing is how many left leaning Americans do not see this. I have many left leaning friends and family who are otherwise rational, responsible people with wonderful family values, and yet they still support these Progressive radicals. Is there some sort of zombie juice liberals are drinking that the rest of us are not aware of?

        1. Worried Vet says:

          No juice lol. I tell mine do the research on your own. Don’t depend on the media, look up the records of people like Hillary and pelosi. I show them proof from sites that don’t care about policies. If you have friends who don’t shout over you trying to spin you have a great chance in helping them find the truth and then thinking for themselves. I don’t argue with liberals who talk over me with talking points And spin from sources like CNN. If their online I block them, if their friends we don’t discuss it. I won’t waste my time with blind idiots. They don’t get the math about socialism. Ots great until you run out of other people’s money, then I tell them to please research countries like Venezuela and others. If that don’t change their mind, there isn’t any hope. Those are the ones who won’t change until we have a collapsed economy, and they see liberal elites are all about themselves. They don’t get that all liberals only care for you if you vote for them. They could care less if you starve after you vote. Good luck.

          1. roboteq says:

            Unfortunately, most of my liberal friends and family come in one of two types; those who shout over you with Progressive talking points and those who refuse to discuss politics at all. Both types are in denial.

  • Janis says:

    Bu-Bye Claire. You can thank Obama, Hillary and Chuck Schumer.

  • Jim says:

    Wow, another sheep in wolf clothing. Open minded? Not sure about the Justice, even after he has been confirmed by the Senate before. HAS A STILLER RECORD ….WOW!
    With over 5 months notice who might be chosen and near 2 months after the pick, she is still unsure? And the Democrats wounder why Americans have lost favor with the status quo.
    If we depend on Legislators like this one, we will be speaking Arabic, before they make up their minds about the time day it is, let a lone something important, like say, a Terrorist attack! Coming in as a Refugee! They should be sent to every sanctuary City in America! And see how safe they feel then!
    All of these Legislators have been put on notice …… “YOUR ARE REPLACEABLE”! GET IN TOUCH WITH AMERICANS OR GET A NEW JOB!

  • Worried Vet says:

    I know one thing we all need to stand up to and that’s the out of the liberal book of calling all of us racist, bigots and other derogatory names. I know of no one who is anything of those things that vote GOP. I know a few like that who vote liberal when one of their own don’t follow their party and think for themselves. I came close to coming to blows with a bigot calling me a racist until my son in law and grandson came out and their black. He then started calling the traitors and uncle Tom’s. He didn’t even ask how my son in law votes. This is why the left is losing all respect in this country, they don’t debate. They only spin And talk over you. They assume and use violence, lies and cheating to win.

    1. Bob says:

      Liberal “Logic”
      A. Opposing President Obama on policy issues = Racism
      B. Opposing Presidents Bush or Trump because you just don’t like them and they beat your shoe in candidates = Standing up for your values.

      A. Congressional Black Caucus = Diversity
      B. Congressional TEA Party Caucus = Racism

      A. Voting for Hillary because she is a woman = Good
      B. Voting against Hillary due to her policies = Misogyny

      A. Voting for Obama due to his skin tone = Good
      B. Voting against Obama due to policy = Racism

      A. Saying Hillary was a “Nasty Woman” = Misogyny and makes you unfit to serve
      B. Calling half the populous a “basket of deplorables” = Campaign Rhetoric and very descriptive.

      A. Press leaking questions during debates or throwing softball questions at Obama or Hillary = Doing our job
      B. Media mis-representing anything said or done by Bush or Trump = Doing our job

      1. Worried Vet says:

        Amen. I would love to repost this if it’s OK with you. It’s very correct. I wish I had thought of it. You should send it to one of the fox news hosts.

        1. Retired says:

          Should be sent to every Democrat and Rino in office .

          1. Bob says:

            Not that they would read it, or understand it

          2. Retired says:

            Principal is to stuff their mail boxes and offices .

        2. Bob says:

          Feel free, one Vet to another

  • CBUJAN says:

    Those democrats that are up for reelection in 2018, many will loose their seats. The American public can see right through all the lies and deception of their actions against President Trump.

  • Bob says:

    “…some of the same kind of enthusiasm at the base that the Republican Party had with the Tea Party.” If that were actually true, she would not be a member of the Minority Party and her candidate would be in the White House instead of SNL. They REALLY don’t get it. In 8 years they went from a majority party, owning the WH, Congress, the USSS, and a majority of Gov’s and State Houses. They lost the senate, House, WH, and a majority of the Gov’s and State Houses. It was not just the TEA Party that has cost them. It is their policies that have hurt so many Americans while coddling others, including illegals and other law breakers. It was the fact the so many are fed up with their agenda, so let’s make it more liberal? Good plan, let me know how it works out.

  • calhar says:

    The tea party had a good reason. The patriots are on a trip of vengeance.

  • Dee says:

    Hopefully she’s another one on her way out !

  • Rodney Steward says:

    Wished they wouldn’t use the term Tea Party, it was a good thing when used to better the Rep. party, but like everything the Dems. touch it destroys, so now the words tea party will be useless, so now change the words to Patriot, the Dems. won’t go there!

    1. KC135TopBoom says:

      I like the idea of the Patriot Party. But I suggest the Dems call their new regressive wing the “Poop Party”

      1. Rodney Steward says:

        I totally agree, everything they touch turns to SH!!

      2. Worried Vet says:

        I love it when people who know history bring up how the kkk was the enforcement arm of the democrats. We all need to keep informing everyone just how racist, and how man black Americans died because of the democrat party using the kkk. This is the way the operate folks and most black Americans don’t know. The liberals have been very good at hiding their true history for decades, and believe me they have became worse instead of better.

    2. Bob says:

      The “TEA Party” is the perfect boogie man for the left. It is a diverse group of like minded thinkers who have aims that conflict with the alt-left agenda of the Liberals (refuse to use the term “progressive” for this group of regressive thinkers). Like “gun owners”, and “right to lifers”, it is a easy target for lefties to attack and the media to support the attack. They are the ones who like to lump all together, as in our famous “basket of deplorables”. (We are more accepting of all, not so much the lefties. Try to be pro-gun, or pro-life and get into one of their “marches”)

      1. Rodney Steward says:

        By them claiming to be a Tea Party is like putting Lipstick on a pig and saying it’s Purdy!! Trying to be Pro anything in their RIOTS would be a fight!

  • randy jackson says:

    Another dumb duck that needs to go.

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