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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:53 PM
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If you want progressives policies, we need a large majority
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 04:53 PM by cally
I'll be happy if Dems take the House but I'm starting to see the sugar plums dance in my head. If we pick up large numbers, then the conservative Dems will have difficulty blocking more progressive legislation. Every pick up matters. So GOTV all the way until the polls close.

"Pelosi needs 15 seats to become the next Speaker, but if her majority is only a vote or two, she's not likely to get much further than her 100-hour plan. More conservative Democrats, many of them newly elected from Republican-leaning districts, would hold the balance of power. If the Democrats have a more comfortable majority, however, the party's edgier, angrier side could emerge, especially on the question of whether or how quickly to withdraw from Iraq. One of the early tests of which direction Pelosi would take could be an expected fight for majority leader between the current whip Steny Hoyer and Pennsylvania's John Murtha, who has become a hero to the antiwar left."


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