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    Dems at risk of losing Obama's old Senate seat

    Dems at risk of losing Obama's old Senate seat :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Lynn Sweet

    Could this be a harbinger* of things to come?

    November 15, 2009

    BY LYNN SWEET Sun-Times Columnist
    WASHINGTON -- About a year ago, thousands jammed Grant Park in Chicago to celebrate Barack Obama's election to the White House, a communal civic defining moment. But those giddy days are long gone as Democrats in Illinois face the potential of losing the Senate seat President Obama once held next November.

    The Illinois primary is Feb. 2, and the Democrat and Republican races are ripening, with the deadlines to file or withdraw nominating petitions now passed.

    Democratic Party leaders in Washington -- and the Obama White House -- failed to recruit a candidate strong enough to scare Rep. Mark Kirk -- the Republicans' best bet -- from the race. The only luck they had was the decision by Sen. Roland Burris -- appointed by now-indicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to fill Obama's remaining term -- not to run to keep the seat.

    The chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois -- Michael J. Madigan, the speaker of the Illinois House -- is the father of Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who rebuffed Obama and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee when they wooed her for the Senate. Papa Madigan, more concerned with keeping his state House majority, doesn't really care who the senator is.

    A look at the leading Democratic and GOP Senate candidates:
    Looks like Obama's going to be spending a great deal of time in Chi-town before the special election. I wonder if he has an ACORN or just run of the mill Radial Communist in mind to back. The people they are talking about might not fit that mold Obama likes best.

    One thing for sure it's going to be a bumpy ride.

    harbinger*; anything that foreshadows a future event. I felt I should include this for the less fortunate as a gesture or kindness.
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    Re: Dems at risk of losing Obama's old Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Dems at risk of losing Obama's old Senate seat :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Lynn Sweet

    Could this be a *harbinger of things to come?



    Looks like Obama's going to be spending a great deal of time in Chi-town before the special election. I wonder if he has and ACORN or just run of the mill Radial Communist in mind to back. The people they are talking about might not fit that mold Obama likes best.

    One thing for sure it's going to be a bumpy ride.

    *harbinger; anything that foreshadows a future event. I felt I should include this for the less fortunate as a gesture or kindness.
    FYI, asterisks go after the word in question*


    *like this.

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    Re: Dems at risk of losing Obama's old Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    FYI, asterisks go after the word in question*


    *like this.
    And this is your best response?

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    Re: Dems at risk of losing Obama's old Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    And this is your best response?
    I thought it was solid.
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    Re: Dems at risk of losing Obama's old Senate seat

    I think it'd be rather funny if that sent went to the GOP.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Dems at risk of losing Obama's old Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I think it'd be rather funny if that sent went to the GOP.
    huhhh? Not sure
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    Re: Dems at risk of losing Obama's old Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Looks like Obama's going to be spending a great deal of time in Chi-town before the special election. I wonder if he has an ACORN or just run of the mill Radial Communist in mind to back. The people they are talking about might not fit that mold Obama likes best.
    At least it isn't the azimuthal communists, now they mean trouble. In all seriousness though, communists would probably rather see both capitalism and the federal government collapse; Pres. Obama's policies haven't really been playing to communists.
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    Re: Dems at risk of losing Obama's old Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Helte/2Skelter View Post
    At least it isn't the azimuthal communists, now they mean trouble. In all seriousness though, communists would probably rather see both capitalism and the federal government collapse; Pres. Obama's policies haven't really been playing to communists.
    You forget, the working definition of Communism/Marxism/Socialism on this forum is "Whatever the hell I don't like."

    Very few people here actually understand those three. You can count them on two hands on good days.
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    Re: Dems at risk of losing Obama's old Senate seat

    How can you say that? That makes no sense at all.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Dems at risk of losing Obama's old Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    You forget, the working definition of Communism/Marxism/Socialism on this forum is "Whatever the hell I don't like."

    Very few people here actually understand those three. You can count them on two hands on good days.
    then how about authoritarian then? Obama clearly believes increasing the size of government is a good idea, and he may not be controlling the means of production, but he sure wants to control what happens after something is produced.
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