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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:37 AM
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Primary night yields good news for Obama, Dems - time to scrutinize treasured 2010 storyline
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 05:39 AM by jefferson_dem
From Politico:

Primary night yields good news for Obama, Dems
By: John F. Harris
August 11, 2010 04:34 AM EDT

President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party, who have been starved for good news through much of 2010, finally received a generous helping Tuesday night.

Republicans, meanwhile, were left with several new reasons to wonder whether all the favorable national trends showing up in polls are enough to overcome local candidates who are inspiring little confidence about their readiness for the general election twelve weeks from now.

In each of the four states that held primaries Tuesday, the GOP either nominated or gave an overnight lead to candidates tarnished by scandal, gaffes or some other significant vulnerability.

The headline victory belonged to Sen. Michael Bennet, the Colorado Democrat who, with extensive help from Obama and the party establishment in Washington, galloped to a surprisingly wide nine-point victory over challenger Andrew Romanoff. A former House speaker, Romanoff once looked well-positioned poised to rally liberal discontent and give the White House a very visible black eye.

But the party establishment showed it still has some fight even in an anti-establishment year. And Democrats, in an assessment that many independent analysts tend to agree with, said the most favorable news for them may have come from the results on the Republican side.

The GOP nominee will be Ken Buck, a county prosecutor and insurgent conservative who Democrats will try to paint as a Colorado version of Sharron Anglethe Nevada Republican whose rhetorical stubbed toes and strident ideological profile have weakened GOP prospects there.

The Colorado results, combined with Tuesday returns in Connecticut, Georgia, and Minnesota and other recent primaries, suggest it may be time to scrutinize a treasured 2010 storylineabout an angry electorate, determined to punish insiders and professional pols of all stripes, rushing to embrace ideological insurgents.

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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0810/40941.html
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:08 AM
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1. Thou shat NOT scrutinze the treasured storyline....
The M$M has decided what the truth will be, and you'd just better be grateful that they've done all your thinking for you. Leaves you more time to watch "America's Got Talent"

You're welcome.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:13 AM
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2. The President's candidate, Bennet, can win a primary
But can he win a general election? That's something that's also eluded Barack Obama.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:18 AM
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3. Let's hope so. According to the data, Bennet stands a better chance in the GE than Romanoff.
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/08/ppp-poll-dem...

It will certainly be a showdown in CO - Obama and sanity versus teabagger nuttbaggery.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:09 PM
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12. I just read
today that both Rethuglican candidates EACH got more votes that Bennet. I can't see Norton's voters going for Bennet, no matter what they think of the Tea Party.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:35 AM
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4. The Rethug voters sent forth nutty and very corrupt candidates after the primaries.
In CT, we have Foley vs Malloy and McMahon vs Blumenthal. Foley lied about his rest of assault with a motor vehicle (he chased his wife and son with it in 1993, lovely huh?). McMahon looked the other way why wrestlers took massive amounts of steroids. Both of them are less then ideal candidates.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:50 AM
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5. Just heard on NPR that Dem turnout dwarfed Repuke turnout, in CO, yesterday.
Of course, they're trying to frame Bennett v. Romanoff, as Obama v. Clinton. :eyes:
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:52 AM
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6. Well, technically, it sorta was.
But I don't think Bill's butthurt about it. He repaid a favor to Romanoff by backing him, but Romanoff couldn't win the primary.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:54 AM
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7. It did--I don't feel this year will be as depressing as the pundits have painted it.
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Kdillard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:55 AM
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8. That is good news hopefully it will be the same come November.
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 11:56 AM by Kdillard
As for the Obama vs Clinton thing not surprised the media needs something to talk about the more trivial the better apparently.
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paulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:46 PM
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13. Republican turnout was higher that Democratic
I think you, or NPR got it backwards.

Both Republican Senate candidates got more votes than either Democrat
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:02 PM
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9. where's all the "fuck Politico" posts?
Oh, i see, that's only when the article seems anti-Obama.

This looks like a decent article, but it's funny to see Politico talking about "treasured storylines." Who treasures treasured storylines more than Politico?
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:41 PM
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11. I fucking hate Politico...
most of the time. :)
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kjackson227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:14 PM
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10. K & R
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