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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 07:22 PM
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G.O.P. Threatens Seats Long Held by Democrats
by Jeff Zeleny and Adam Nagourney, The New York Times
April 25, 2010, A1

ASHLAND, Wis. Representative David R. Obey has won 21 straight races, easily prevailing through wars and economic crises that have spanned presidencies from Nixons to Obamas. Yet the discontent with Washington surging through politics is now threatening not only his seat but also Democratic control of Congress.

Mr. Obey is one of nearly a dozen well-established House Democrats who are bracing for something they rarely face: serious competition. Their predicament is the latest sign of distress for their party and underlines why Republicans are confident of making big gains in November and perhaps even winning back the House.

The fight for the midterm elections is not confined to traditional battlegrounds, where Republicans and Democrats often swap seats every few cycles. In the Senate, Democrats are struggling to hold on to, among others, seats once held by President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Democrats are preparing to lose as many as 30 House seats including a wave of first-term members and Republicans have expanded their sights to places where political challenges seldom develop.

Full story: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/25/us/politics/25campaig...
Or the front page of tomorrow's New York Times
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sfwriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 07:28 PM
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1. According to the graphic, the GOP can't win the HOUSE or SENATE...
I thought they had a good chance of winning the house.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 07:57 PM
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4. The GOPs Message is UNSUSTAINABLE.....they are ZEROs not heros
Ignoramus Maximus should their calling card
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 07:34 PM
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2. The MSM can't win the seats for them by posting over and over they
are going to win, but they sure as hell are trying aren't they.
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 07:47 PM
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3. just trying to set it up for the steal, is the way I see it.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 08:40 PM
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5. the MSM will be cheerleading the Repugs and hiding all the bad that Repugs do ...
all the while making whatever molehill a Dem does into the next "Most Horrible Thing In The World" (tm) ...
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 09:15 PM
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6. No but they can provide cover to any thefts.
That's why they get paid the big bucks.
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RM33 Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 09:27 PM
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7. If this is true . . .

If this is true, then it will put the GOP in striking distance to take over the House and Senate. If they win in 2012 that is.

Another problem is the local elections. It's Census time folks. That means if state governments go Republican they will be in position to gerrymander the districts. They can then reshape the voting map to favor Republican candidates.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 09:37 PM
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8. I wish Nargourney would retire already!
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 10:11 PM
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9. Bullshit! I don't believe it. Yes I think the GOP will pick up a few seats, but that's it.
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 11:43 PM
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10. Are the american citizens
really so ill informed that they will elect republicans to congress,stupid people should not be allowed to vote?
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jmondine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 11:50 AM
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11. Bring. Back. Howard. Dean.
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