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    Mark Critz Defeats Tim Burns in Pennsylvania Special Election for Murtha's Seat

    Democrat Mark Critz, a former congressional aide, has defeated Republican businessman Tim Burns in the special election for Pennsylvania's 12th district, the Associated Press reports.


    The special election has been portrayed as something of a bellwether race for this year's midterm elections, giving renewed hope for Democrats.
    Actually, I thought the Republican had a great chance to take the seat, given that Critz would not wield anywhere near the power that Murtha did, being the head of the Armed Services Committee, which he used to bring a crapload of pork to Pennsylvania.

    However, I wouldn't read the tea leaves and say that this is good for Democrats. This was just another race, and there will be many more of them come November. My take on it is that neither candidate was part of the establishment, which really leveled the playing field in a year in which establishment candidates are despised.

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    Re: Mark Critz Defeats Tim Burns in Pennsylvania Special Election for Murtha's Seat

    Candidates seeking Murtha seat shun President Obama?s policies - TheHill.com

    Critz ad: 'I opposed the health care bill' - Josh Kraushaar - POLITICO.com

    NOT a win for obama

    critz specifically ran against the addled administration, proudly opposing health care and cap and trade

    he's pro life and pro gun

    critz went out of his way, in fact, to credit admiral mullen for moving dadt (which isn't moving, by the way) and NOT the put out president

    he purposely did NOT invite the president in

    it is what it is

    congrats, i guess

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    Re: Mark Critz Defeats Tim Burns in Pennsylvania Special Election for Murtha's Seat

    So much for that big Republican movement.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Mark Critz Defeats Tim Burns in Pennsylvania Special Election for Murtha's Seat

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    So much for that big Republican movement.

    So one win, in a hugely demo part of PA, with a guy that ran as far away from Murtha policies as he could, and that's it for reps and conservatives eh?


    Man you libs are laughable with this crap....


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    Re: Mark Critz Defeats Tim Burns in Pennsylvania Special Election for Murtha's Seat

    No....its been several races. The reality is....Republicans will pick up seats as every party generally does in a midterm election. But the great white hope that the right-wing has that Republicans are going to obtain a windfall is laughable.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Mark Critz Defeats Tim Burns in Pennsylvania Special Election for Murtha's Seat

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    No....its been several races. The reality is....Republicans will pick up seats as every party generally does in a midterm election. But the great white hope that the right-wing has that Republicans are going to obtain a windfall is laughable.


    Well, I guess we'll have to see like in all election cycles. But I am not going to sit here and pound my chest based on one win, or one loss, it makes one look foolish.

    Oh, and I just love your code language......"Great white hope"? "right wing"? Right wing of what exactly?

    Gheeze!


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    Re: Mark Critz Defeats Tim Burns in Pennsylvania Special Election for Murtha's Seat

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, I guess we'll have to see like in all election cycles. But I am not going to sit here and pound my chest based on one win, or one loss, it makes one look foolish.

    Oh, and I just love your code language......"Great white hope"? "right wing"? Right wing of what exactly?

    Gheeze!


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    Kinda like all the right-wingers did in the Brown election, right?
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    Re: Mark Critz Defeats Tim Burns in Pennsylvania Special Election for Murtha's Seat

    so long as dem candidates run loudly on a promise to oppose the president's prize piece of "accomplishment" they have a chance to survive (in a district 2 to 1 dem and owned by dems for half a century)

    one would have to be as tone deaf as the large lobed loser in the white house not to hear the message out of PA12

    what's that mean for the president's legislative agenda?

    between now and novemeber?

    and beyond?

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    Re: Mark Critz Defeats Tim Burns in Pennsylvania Special Election for Murtha's Seat

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, I guess we'll have to see like in all election cycles. But I am not going to sit here and pound my chest based on one win, or one loss, it makes one look foolish.

    Oh, and I just love your code language......"Great white hope"? "right wing"? Right wing of what exactly?

    Gheeze!


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    So then I won't bother looking at your past posts to see if you pounded your chest over the otherwise meaningless GOP state house wins in NJ and VA.

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