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Bipartisanship! Both sides bid retiring Sen. Baucus good riddance

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The Montana Democrat has officially announced his decision not to seek reelection:

Baucus and his wife just told reporters they had been talking about the decision to retire for months & made the decision together

— Tarini Parti (@tparti) April 23, 2013

#Baucus says “serving the people of Montana has been the greatest honor and privilege of my life” in statement released a few minutes ago.

— dennisbragg (@dennisbragg) April 23, 2013

Baucus: “I’m not turning out to pasture because there is important work left to do…I intend to spend the year and a half getting it done.”

— Daniel Strauss (@DanielStrauss4) April 23, 2013

Max Baucus’ full statement announcing his retirement: bit.ly/17UT5vZ

— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) April 23, 2013

Liiike K Street. RT @donnacassataap: Sen. Max Baucus tells AP: “I don’t want to die here with my boots on. There is life beyond Congress,”

— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) April 23, 2013

Needless to say, conservatives aren’t exactly sorry to see him go:

Baucus Retirement is a big loss for writers on the revolving-door/cronyism beat.

— Timothy P Carney (@TPCarney) April 23, 2013

Pro-abortion Sen. Baucus not to seek reelection in 2014. Montana just got even more fun. #tcot #mtsen

— Andrew A Bair (@ProLifePolitics) April 23, 2013

Senator Baucus out? Didn’t see that coming. 2014 is looking good.

— Caroline Bones (@theLovelycBones) April 23, 2013

Pretty tough to forget the instrumental role Baucus played in the passage of Obamacare:

Pelosi: let’s pass ObamaCare to find out what’s in it! Baucus: Hey, look what I found in there – my retirement!

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) April 23, 2013

Max Baucus is “retiring” because he sees the beast he helped create. He’s the first public Dem disavowal of the Obama disaster #tcot #p2

— Nathan Hale (@NathanHale1775) April 23, 2013

Baucus to retire rather than seek re-election in 2014 washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-pol… He doesn’t want to hang around and take bows for ObamaCare?”

— MikeBates (@MikeBates) April 23, 2013

He inflicted the monstrous ObamaCare on us, now he’s bolting–> “Max Baucus To Retire From Senate” shar.es/J91IZ via @sharethis

— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) April 23, 2013

Baucus admits his signature legislative accomplish is a “#trainwreck,” thenannounces retirement. Makes perfect sense. #Obamacare

— Derek Dye (@ddye022) April 23, 2013

And as far as many progressives are concerned, Baucus has largely been a colossal disappointment:

Max Baucus, are there any more convenient votes in store for you before you leave office? #conscience

— AdelantePAC (@AdelantePAC) April 23, 2013

Why liberals, progressives, Dems and anyone who isn’t a lobbyist should celebrate the end of Sen. Baucus’s career: salon.com/2013/04/23/goo…

— David Sirota (@davidsirota) April 23, 2013

Max Baucus, good riddance. “Blue Dog” conservative Dems have done more damage to the Democratic party than Republicans.

— Cheri DelBrocco (@cdelbrocco) April 23, 2013

@joenbc If #Baucus was contemplating retirement, why did he cowardly vote against background checks?!!!! #nothingtolose #gutless

— JDW (@DukesintheSD) April 23, 2013

Even as a Dem, I say “Good riddance.” Baucus, Powerhouse Senate Democrat, Will Not Run Again nyti.ms/YKyiV3

— Jo Procter (@jprocter) April 23, 2013

Good Riddance RT @wyffnews4: Sen. Baucus not seeking a seventh term on.wyff4.com/14MfEUZ

— Doug Anderson (@TheDougAnderson) April 23, 2013

And in one of his final acts, Max Baucus said F*#K YOU -> Coward Won’t Seek Another Term In Senate huff.to/11J9Ynh #Shame #GunControl

— Lefty (@LeftofLeftMA) April 23, 2013

Max Baucus is retiring from the Senate.It’s a good thing that he at least stuck around to cast terrible votes on gun control, etc though

— Chris Paul (@iamthearbiter) April 23, 2013

Amen to that. RT @joshuahol #DontLetTheDoorHitYaOnTheWayOut… MT @chucktodd: NBC has confirmed Wash. Post scoop that Baucus is retiring.

— Matt Richards (@mattrpgh) April 23, 2013

Add Max Baucus to the list of retiring Senate Dems. Time for a real progressive to take Big Sky Country. #MTSEN #occupy

— Karim Walker (@honorablelordk) April 23, 2013

Good riddance: Sen. Max Baucus (D-Turncoat) to retire, according to sources #repost sulia.com/my_thoughts/af…

— Anomaly One Hundred (@Anomaly100) April 23, 2013

@edshow Baucus’ actions tragic. How many more dead can we lay at his feet. Such a coward, Time 4 MT to elect a Dem with spine & BRAINS

— Maureen Pride (@dunecelt) April 23, 2013

Good news is one of the least progressive senators Max Baucus D-MT is retiring. Bad news is a republican replacement would be much worse.

— Michel Floyd (@MichelFloyd) April 23, 2013

I don’t get the sense anyone is crying that Baucus is quitting.

— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) April 23, 2013

OK, Twitter: hands up, anyone who’s going to miss Max Baucus.Wow, that few?Yeah, me either…

— Lars Olsson (@larsolsson) April 23, 2013

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