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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-10 03:12 PM
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HuffPo: Recession-fueled animosity giving Republicans hope of huge victories in November's elections
Slumping Economy Jeopardizes Democrats' Election Prospects

LIZ SIDOTI | 09/ 4/10 03:26 PM | AP



COLUMBUS, Ohio Frustrated, discouraged and just plain mad, a lot of people who have lost jobs or know someone who has now want to see the names of Democrats on pink slips. And that's jeopardizing the party's chances in Ohio and all across the country in November's elections.

In this big swing-voting state alone, Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland is in a dogfight for re-election. Senate candidate Lee Fisher may be even worse off. As many as six House Democrats could lose their jobs this fall. Recession-fueled animosity is dominating every race, giving Republicans hope of huge victories.

In Ohio, like almost everywhere else, voters don't much care for Washington, Wall Street or anything resembling the establishment. They grouse about every politician, including President Barack Obama, whom Ohioans played a critical role in electing. They fume over the nation's teetering finances.

"I don't think we've seen the worst of it yet," says Jarrod Davis, 26, a Republican. Adds independent Dan Sharpe, 41: "So far, nothing's gotten better under the Democrats."

Both of these construction workers backed Obama and his party before, but they say Democrats can't count on their support again if they even vote.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/04/nations-econom...
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-10 03:22 PM
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1. Operation Dead Dem Walking, I call it
Yeah, right, and the solution to the problem is to vote in the very people who deliberately created the recession in the first place. Or are we supposed to admire the Rethugs for being "honest" enough to admit they're not going to do ANYTHING for us were they to come back into power?

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