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    3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    FOXNews.com - 3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    WASHINGTON - With the 2010 election year barely under way, two senators and one governor -- all Democrats -- ditched plans to run for re-election in the latest signs of trouble for President Barack Obama's party.

    Taken together, the decisions by Senators Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota as well as Colorado Governor Bill Ritter caused another bout of heartburn for Democrats as they struggle to defend themselves in a sour political environment for incumbents, particularly the party in charge.

    As 2009 ended, Democrats watched a string of their House members announce retirements and one congressman defect to the GOP.

    Democrats, who have a 60-40 Senate majority that includes two independents who vote with them, now will have to defend four open seats in the Senate. The others are Delaware and Illinois, where Senators Ted Kaufman, who replaced Vice President Joe Biden, and Roland Burris, who replaced Obama, aren't running for full terms.
    Democrats are either defecting or running from the fight. I'm particularly sad I won't get to see Dodd's concession speech after getting trounced by 20+ points.

    It's fascinating to watch this suicide mission of the Democrats hurrying to pass all this crap nobody wants before they go down with the ship. It's puzzling, especially if conservatives do the right thing and undo it as quickly as possible once they get in power and regain the presidency in 2012.

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    Re: 3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    Only 57 to go
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    Re: 3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    It's no wonder that Chris Dodd dropped out. He was already losing in polls against basically anybody.

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    Re: 3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    Least we aren't fragmenting because our party has been half in bed with the Christian Right since the 70s.
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    Re: 3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Warspite View Post
    Least we aren't fragmenting because our party has been half in bed with the Christian Right since the 70s.
    Genius. Trash Jesus, yeah, that's a platform. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warspite View Post
    Least we aren't fragmenting because our party has been half in bed with the Christian Right since the 70s.
    Nope, your party is just losing popular support because, in case you didn't know, people would rather do things themselves than have a nanny state.

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    Re: 3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Genius. Trash Jesus, yeah, that's a platform. LOL
    Who's talking about Jesus? I'm talking about the fundie hypochristians that tarnish the names of intelligent Republicans.
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    Re: 3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Nope, your party is just losing popular support because, in case you didn't know, people would rather do things themselves than have a nanny state.
    Correction: the party is losing popular support because Middle Americans don't want to *pay* for a nanny state, being the typical greedy consumers that are the product of heartless American capitalism.

    Pardon the diatribe.
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    Re: 3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Warspite View Post
    Who's talking about Jesus? I'm talking about the fundie hypochristians that tarnish the names of intelligent Republicans.
    Yet you see refined intelligence in Pelosi, Boxer, Reid, Frank, Dodd, Obama......?

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    Re: 3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Warspite View Post
    Correction: the party is losing popular support because Middle Americans don't want to *pay* for a nanny state, being the typical greedy consumers that are the product of heartless American capitalism.

    Pardon the diatribe.
    American bad. Socialist good. Gimme cookie!!

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