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    Re: Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Yeah 58% voted Dem vs. 40% Rep. Split vote cost the Dems that one. November will in all likelihood turn it back around.
    Exactly. When there is only one D on the ballot in November, it will switch back.

    Third candidates are going to be a big problem for Republicans in the fall if independent tea party candidates get on the ballot in many areas, as it looks likely. The same thing will happen.

    Just like when Nader split the Democratic votes and helped get Bush elected.

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    Re: Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Exactly. When there is only one D on the ballot in November, it will switch back.

    Third candidates are going to be a big problem for Republicans in the fall if independent tea party candidates get on the ballot in many areas, as it looks likely. The same thing will happen.

    Just like when Nader split the Democratic votes and helped get Bush elected.
    "As it looks likely"? There's nothing to indicate that it'll happen anywhere.

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    Re: Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    "As it looks likely"? There's nothing to indicate that it'll happen anywhere.
    Really? I recall seeing a few examples where a tea party person was considering running as a 3rd party candidate. But you're right; I'll back down on the "seems likely" comment as I don't know for sure.

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    Re: Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Really? I recall seeing a few examples where a tea party person was considering running as a 3rd party candidate. But you're right; I'll back down on the "seems likely" comment as I don't know for sure.
    Mostly they run in GOP primaries. There was a "Tea Party" candidate who filed to run for Senate in Nevada, but it turned out to be a Democrat trying to split the opposition.

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    Re: Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown

    in almost all races republicans will run candidates amenable to tea

    and will surge, thereby

    like physics, like a vacuum, so plum an opportunity must be satisfied

    if case, however, continues his infight with inouye...

    yes, one of the bluest districts in the nation was split leading to an anomolous gop win

    but why did it split?

    and, so far, at least, reconciliation is not near

    maybe they should DEEM it

    either way, hawaii one moved TWELVE POINTS my way since barry became our boy

    it is what it is

    congrats, mr djou

    oh, yeah, do you guys know neil abercrombie, the chubby, bearded 20 year regular on cable

    his quitting and going for gub is what opened this seat in the first place

    neil has been running suprisingly weak in his PRIMARY contest vs honolulu mayor mufi hannemann

    he's well below 50

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epo...rnor_race.html

    honolulu will be blue

    but there's something going on in the pineapple's people's party, a plethora of dispute, it appears

    AND WASHINGTON BETTER STAY THE HECK OUT

    party on?
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    Re: Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    -- Republicans scored a midterm election victory Saturday when Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou won a Democratic-held House seat in Hawaii in the district where President Obama grew up -- the latest triumph for the GOP as it looks to take back control of Congress.

    Djou's victory was a blow to Obama and other Democrats who could not rally around a candidate and find away to win a congressional race that should have been a cakewalk. The seat had been held by a Democrat for nearly 20 years and is located in the district where Obama was born and spent most of his childhood.

    "This is a momentous day. We have sent a message to the United States Congress. We have sent a message to the national Democrats. We have sent a message to the machine," Djou said. "The congressional seat is not owned by one political party. This congressional seat is owned by the people."

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    No it isn't, he wasn't running for the position.

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    Re: Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown

    actually, dccc backed third place finisher case

    before dccc quit and backed out, that is

    (just like specter)

    it would be quite odd for house leadership not to be in accord with the admin on decisions so considerable

    but with this group...

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    Re: Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    -- Republicans scored a midterm election victory Saturday when Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou won a Democratic-held House seat in Hawaii in the district where President Obama grew up -- the latest triumph for the GOP as it looks to take back control of Congress.

    Djou's victory was a blow to Obama and other Democrats who could not rally around a candidate and find away to win a congressional race that should have been a cakewalk. The seat had been held by a Democrat for nearly 20 years and is located in the district where Obama was born and spent most of his childhood.

    "This is a momentous day. We have sent a message to the United States Congress. We have sent a message to the national Democrats. We have sent a message to the machine," Djou said. "The congressional seat is not owned by one political party. This congressional seat is owned by the people."

    FOXNews.com - Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown


    I wouldn't get too excited if I were you.Republicans in Liberal states tend to be liberal. I am not saying that voters intentionally voted for a liberal republican but liberals tend to exploit the "oh at least he is not a democrat" vote to weasel in a liberal republican so that suckers are either voting for the same thing or lighter versions their democrat counterparts.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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    Re: Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Had no idea we annexed Kenya.
    And this is part of the reason the Republicans got crushed in the November 2008 elections.

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    Re: Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown

    I really don't see the Republicans doing all that well in November. So the Tea Party is going to come out, but it consists mainly of conservatives and conservatives always come out. So there is a minority of Democrats/Moderates in the Tea Party. Both those categories can go Republican more or less often. They will almost certainly win some seats back, but I would be impressed if the Democrats lost a majority in either house.
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