In a 47-51, party line vote with two Senators Lieberman (CT) and Warner (VA) abstaining Democrats proved that there is no such animal as a Conservative Democrat.
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The utter failure of the Republican Party’s ability to politic like Democrats in order get votes from the other side notwithstanding, not one Democrat voted to repeal Obamacare even if their constituencies demand its repeal.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (MO) voted with Democrats against 71% of her fellow Missourians who cast ballots against Obamacare last August. Sen. Ben Nelson’s (NE) state is 2-to-1 against Obamacare yet he voted with Democrats blocking Obamacare’s appeal.
Joe Manchin represented himself as a conservative to be elected Senator of West Virginia over his Republican challenger John Raese. West Virginians now know that had they elected a Republican they would have been one vote closer to repealing Obamacare. (see article)
Of course, the fact that a liberal democrat would lie through his teeth in order to win an election surprises no one.