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keithyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:27 PM
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OK, it's official, we have got to get rid of the current Congress and fast
We have to start at the bottom and work our way to the top. Congress is as culpable as Bush. We can't impeach Congress but we sure as hell can vote them out. Can you imagine what the Republicans would be saying if Clinton had done only half of what Bush has done?
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dmkinsey Donating Member (789 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:42 PM
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1. The problem is the Districts
I wish it were not so. Congressional Districts really are drawn to protect the incumbents. Very,very few seats are actually in play.
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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:45 PM
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2. The House is likely to be even more GOP-dominated in January
thanks to Bugman Delay.

There may be some chance at gaining a seat in the Senate, if Kerry runs a really strong campaign and trounces bush.
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:47 PM
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3. I agree but...
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 07:48 PM by Bluzmann57
Once a person gets elected, it can very difficult to oust them. They gain power and money and a lot of House members don't leave until they are ready to. Not always the case of course, but it seems to be that way often. Here in eastern Iowa and western Illinois, we have three long standing reps. who are not likely to be beaten any time soon. Jim Nussle is the rep. from Iowa's first district and he is a powerful man in the republican controlled Congress, As is Jim Leach, another republican, albeit not a bad one. In western Illinois, Lane Evans has been representing the 17th district for a long time and has been targeted by the rnc, to no avail. He has beaten back all challengers, and is currently under attack by a former anchor woman because Mr. Evans has Parkinson's Disease. It does not affect his abolity to do his job, as he has one of the best voting records in Congress. I expect he will defeat this woman handily.
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