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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:49 PM
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Barack Obama celebrates primary victories as Tea Party splits vote
Source: The Guardian News

Bennet's prospects have been helped by the decision of Colorado Republican primary voters to elect Tea Party supporter Ken Buck as their candidate for Senate. Buck, who beat the Republican leadership's favoured candidate, is thought likely to alienate many independent voters.

The Republicans elected a candidate for governor of Colorado, Dan Maes, who is widely viewed as a liability to the party because of his extreme conservative views, including a claim that a bicycle sharing scheme in Denver is part of a United Nations plot to take over the city. Republican leaders backed an establishment candidate who was thought to have a better chance against the Democrats.

The Colorado races appear to show the anti-Washington sentiment said to have swept the country is working more against Republican insiders than Democrats.

"Colorado is the big one," said Sabato. "It has strengthened Obama's position. The Republicans turned down Jane Norton, who could have won the Senate race in November, for a Tea Party candidate, Ken Buck. The Republicans have also given it away on the governor."

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/11/primaries-d...



I guess that's good news.
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Dr. Hemlock Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:15 PM
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1. I think the headline is misleading
When I read the article, the only primary Obama had anything to do with was the Colorado Race. The Georgia race was about two conservatives and the there was no endorsement for McMahon.
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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:45 PM
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7. You're not reading the headline correctly
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 10:45 PM by Tempest
It doesn't say Obama had anything to do with them, it said he "celebrates primary victories".

Tea bag victories in other states are also worth celebrating by Democrats.


BTW, welcome to DU.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:49 PM
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2. Blowback.
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:00 PM
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3. So what happened to the Dem bloodbath in November, and Obama's war agin us
and schisms?

:shrug:
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Star Donating Member (745 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:21 PM
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5. Its not November yet
This is just primary season.

Let's not assume we'll do OK in November. Too much can happen between now and then.
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bloomington-lib Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:23 PM
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4. Seems to be good news, that is if the Dems win.
If not, there will be some real crazy people (and crooks) in office. Well, crazier and more crooked.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:47 PM
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6. Something of a gambit, isn't it?
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