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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I agree, but 108 years at the local level... That's a Trivial Pursuit question.

    I say we call it a draw.



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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Will this be the first of many rats abandoning a sinking ship?
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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    seen aside the recent retirements of eleven dem incumbents, seven of whom come from mccain districts, and taken in conjunction with the president's abysmal poll performances and those specifically questioning support of his issues, mr griffith's turn is part of a trend that has to be quite worrisome to blue leaders

    it's much easier for the second and third to switch than the first

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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    not exactly a shock...his district is heavily republican which mccain won hands down last november
    Apparently you didn't read it. His district is historically Democratic.

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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    While I'm suspicious of any politician who switches parties, I think they should only be able to do so at election time.

    Such a big jump in beliefs and principles probably means they didn't have any to begin with.
    Or maybe his principles mean so much to him that he won't tow the party line like others do, or allow himself to be Chicago'd into doing something against his will.

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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    Will this be the first of many rats abandoning a sinking ship?
    He's not the first, there are a number of Dem's "retiring" this year. 2010 is gonna be a massacre for the left.
    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: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Switching parties should be against the law. His constituents voted for a democrat, not a republican. If he wants to switch he should wait until the next election.
    If the only reason his constituents voted for him was because he was a Democrat, and that being the only reason, they deserve what they get. There is much more to a politician than what party he is in; like how much pork he can send to his district.

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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    He's not the first, there are a number of Dem's "retiring" this year. 2010 is gonna be a massacre for the left.
    You'd better hope that all the economic signs are wrong. If they are...you are correct, the GOP will pick up a ton of seats. However, most every indicator is showing the economy improving...which will be disaster for the GOP if it continues.
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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    You'd better hope that all the economic signs are wrong. If they are...you are correct, the GOP will pick up a ton of seats. However, most every indicator is showing the economy improving...which will be disaster for the GOP if it continues.
    Most economists acknowledge the coming recovery, in a job market perspective, will be "soft."

    I'll try to find the right numbers, but there was a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed piece which basically detailed if the job market suddenly rebounded this quarter (which it didn't), and proceeded to recover at some job-number unseen since the 80's... It still wouldn't be enough to get the unemployment number down to a reasonable number in time for the 2010 elections. Quite simply, within the next year, the unemployment/underemployed number cannot shrink from seventeen percent to four or five or even six. It's, quite simply, not physically possible.

    Anyhow, I'll try to find the numbers for you.

    http://blogcritics.org/politics/arti...ns-soars-over/

    This site is the best for all your unemployment numbers.
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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

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    Fascinating.
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    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
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