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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:20 PM

Romney's failing campaign hurting Republicans in congressional races

Source: The Guardian



The GOP not long ago stood to take control of the Senate, but key races are slipping away as party's top candidate stumbles


Mitt Romney's collapsing campaign is beginning to hurt Republican chances in key congressional races, risking their hopes of taking the Senate as a bastion against a second-term Barack Obama presidency.

More and more Republican congressional candidates are distancing themselves from their party's White House ticket as they are hit by ads from their Democratic opponents linking them to Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan.

With Romney still reeling from one bad poll after another in swing states, the Obama campaign opened up a new front on Friday, sending vice-president Joe Biden on a two-day visit to Florida to warn the elderly that a Romney-Ryan victory would mean new taxes on their social security benefits.



Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/28/romney-failing-campaign-hurting-republicans

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:20 PM

1. teabagger influence comes home to roost

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:40 PM

5. More like the old school moderate republicans nurturing the teaparty crop comes home

to roost.
After all the moderate republicans who were in charge made the decision to nurture the more extremist base in the hopes of using it to gain more power in the long term, they didnt stop to consider that said base might actually be able to gain the seats using their own candidates rather than the candidates the moderates might want one day.
Still, I would be lying if I said that I was shedding any tears over this hurting the republicans in the elections because the truth is I am not crying and I feel that they deserve to lose majority control over both houses because they have proven themselves unfit as a party to run the country.
Maybe in 20 or 30 years when the new generation has grown older we can try it again.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:23 PM

2. Fight For The House And Senate! Give Nancy Her Gavel Back! nt

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:25 PM

3. Romney, the greatest gift Democrats could hope for. /nt

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:30 PM

4. "Hooray." - Honest, Tax-Paying American Citizens

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:42 PM

6. I thought they were talking about us winning the house. I'm disappointed.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:43 PM

7. President Obama with a Congress that will work with him, please let it be

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:46 PM

8. I was looking at old presidential election maps on Wiki...

of the Reagan years and Bush Sr.'s years...wow!...those maps were ALL red. The old time GOP'rs must be hating life. I think that's what's holding them back: they want things to be they way they were in the 1980s.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:58 PM

9. What the eff have tea bots have done these pass two years?

Absolutely NOTHING. Besides making Pres O a one term president, the only rules/laws that were passed and or not discussed a) Bush taxes for the rich; b) repealing ACA approx. 30 times; c) laws against women, especially her body parts; d) no jobs bill; e) no farm's bill; e) no Violence Against Women Act; f) no equal pay bill; g) no energy bill; h) no climate bill; i) laying off public workers and destroying unions; j) Citizens United; k) voter suppression and purging; l) cutting safety net programs, i.e. snap, child care, et al.,

I mean what the eff have they done? Collect their paychecks and have excellent health coverage that we, Americans pay for. They more days off with pay.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 03:20 PM

10. Excellent move! Biden connects with people!

This will create such a juxtaposition from the young, entitled punk, who visited them a few weeks ago & told them that repealing the healthcare law will help Medicare.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 03:35 PM

11. Couldn't have happened to more evil, vile, venal, blood-sucking, lying creeps.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:30 PM

12. Yay!

I love it when a headline starts with "Romney's failing campaign." It makes me feel, as they say in Scotland, "mucho gusto."

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