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    Re: Obama says voters may blame him for economy

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    And you do know that Republicans easily block the passages of bills with procedural delays and filibusters, right?

    If they ducked any responsibility, it's because they learned how from their opposition.
    And do you know that with a solid majority in both Houses not one bill was stopped by Republican opposition. Every bump on the Messiah's road to serfdom for you people was a Democrat standing in the way.

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    Re: Obama says voters may blame him for economy

    fyi, present prognostications put pelosi's place in play particularly in florida, illinois, new york, ohio and pennsylvania

    in the sunshine state, 4 dem incumbents are plum pickings---allen boyd in FL2, alan grayson (who says republicans want you to die) in orlando (the 8th), two termer ron klein in 22 (who is facing a very attractive black republican who drinks tea, allen west---this is parts of broward and palm beach and is quite centrist), and especially suzanne kosmas in 24, edgewater

    the land of lincoln lays out another triplet of troubled---freshwoman debbie halvorson in 11, bill foster in 14 and phil hare in 17, west central IL, far closer to iowa than chi-town

    in new york which holds its primary tuesday, where therefore several gop candidates are still not defined, there are EIGHT incumbents exposed---tim bishop in 1, steve israel in 2, mike mcmahon in 13, scott murphy in 20, bill owens in 23 (the scozzafava special), michael arcuri in 24, dan maffei in 25, and disgraced eric massa's 29th which is now certain red

    ohio offers another HALF DOZEN opportunities---steve driehaus in 1, charlie wilson in 6, betty sutton in 13, mary joe kilroy in 15, john boccieri in 16, and zack space (who has public service unions running against him) in river country, OH18

    the quaker state sees SEVEN not safe---kathy dahlkemper in PN3, health care warrior jason altmire in 4, admiral sestak's open 7, patrick murphy in 8, chris carney in 10, ethics challenged paul kanjorski in 11, mark critz in 12 (murtha's home, johnstown, which mark critz took in the special by running against obamacare, rematched now vs tim burns)

    several of the smaller states, tho fewer seats net are in play, see serious swings which will be decisive, either way

    arizona, famously, importantly, cuzza all the doj action, cuzza the cartels---ann kirkpatrick in 1, harry mitchell in 5, gabby giffords in 8

    tennessee, bigtime---bart gordon and john tanner both QUIT, practically conceding TN6 and TN 8, as well as lincoln davis in 4, coal country

    virginia was the most crucial commonwealth in the 08 election, she may still be---glenn nye in 2, freshman tom perriello in 5, rick boucher in 9, and even gerald connolly in fairfax county---poster boys for progressive problematicals

    washington state---rick larson in WA2 and dennie heck, trying to hold onto Brian Baird's abandoned bench, one of the most watched contests in the tourney, WA3

    indiana dems have the wrong dna for their districts---joe donnelly in 2 (who is running ads against "pelosi's energy tax," trashing the "washington crowd," while flashing images of pelosi, reid and obama), trent van haaften (brad ellsworth's 8th district, who is currently chasing a no-chance senate race vs dan coats), baron hill in 9, the southeast quadrant abutting the ohio river

    arkansas---chad causey and joyce eliot in marion barber's 1 and vic snyder's 2 (another pair who peeled) are good as gone, and mike ross (obamacare's enabler in chief) is suddenly appearing on radar screens in 4

    colorado---phil's brother john salazar in 3, betsy markey in 4 and dave pearlmutter in 7 who is up against nat'l tea party favorite ron frazier, an african american self funder

    both new hampshire seats---carol shea porter in 1 and paul hodes' 2nd who's facing double digit deficts in his senate sally vs kelly ayotte

    both dakota-at-large's---after 9 tantalizing tries republicans are finally set to take earl pomeroy's spot (in the person of rick berg) in blood red bismarck, while in the rushmore state kristi noem is running strong vs stephone herseth-sandlin

    kansas also will revert to form when mrs moore turns over her husband's KS3

    new mexico---freshman martin heinrich in 1 and harry teague in the oil outback, NM2

    alabama---bobby bright in 2 (who recently suggested it might be nice if nancy croacked) and parker griffith's party switching 5th

    georgia---sanford bishop (busted this week for granting scholarships to relatives, newest congressional craze) in GA2, jim marshall in 8

    freshman frank kratovil on maryland's east shore

    gary mcdowell in MI1, freshman mark schauer in MI7, freshman gary peters in 9, suburban pink oakland county

    armed services chair ike skelton in missouri 4

    resources chair nick rahall in WV3, mike oliviero (who beat 22 year vet alan mollohan in the dem primary) in the coal rich panhandle around wheeling

    a trio of tarheels---bob etheridge in NC2, freshman larry kissell in NC8, and ex redskin qb heath shuler in the 11th

    special election newcomer travis childers in mississippi 1

    dina titus in NV3

    freshman kurt schrader in OR5

    budget chair john spratt in SC5

    texas 17, chet edwards, and TX23, ciro rodriguez (scholarship ceder eddie bernice johnson from dallas is not yet on anyone's list)

    obstinate david obey's WI7 is lean republican, and green bay's WI8 represented by second termer steve kagen is notoriously swingy

    there are quite a few more contested, of course, across the landscape, (including a company out here in my CA), but here i'm looking at trends

    my data was compiled from many sources, it started with politico's list of the 111 closest races

    rcp is a daily check, it goes without saying

    politico got its stuff largely from cook, rothenberg and sabato, or so say the journo listers

    i got a slew of poll data yesterday from a source new to me, i frankly don't recall the url, but the surveyer's were the same aaf's, waa's, talk biz, pos, s-usa...

    on each of the above battles i have quite a bit of background, as well as many more in play, but we are facing data overload, here

    stay tuned

    RealClearPolitics - 2010 Election Maps - Battle for the House

    How the House would be won - Richard E. Cohen and Charles Mahtesian - POLITICO.com

    debuting as blips just this week after ppp's polls are both maine's mandates---chellie pingree in southern ME1 and mike michaud in rural, troubled 2, the largest geographical district east of the mississippi (conservative paul lepage is running away with the governorship)

    since the pine state pair aren't even proposed by politico, they can only be perceived as potential pickups #112 and #113, on the inside

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    Re: Obama: Voter anger could hurt Dems in elections

    the senate, naturally, is much easier to get your head around

    in a nutshell, for argument's sake, it is convenient to start by looking at THE SIX the gop is sposed to be very likely to pick up, in order of ease---IN, NDk, Ark, DE, PN and CO

    we need ten

    number 7 is harry reid (if we don't take the speaker's spot we won't succeed)

    #8 is illinois, kirk vs giannoulias for obama/burris' bench

    #'s 9 and 10, upon which control depends, they all say, are respectively WA (patty murray vs dino rossi) and WI (feingold vs family man ron johnson, the picture portrait of normalcy)

    gravy would be #11---bitchy barbara boxer in CA

    #12 is sposed to be CT, where pro wrestler linda mcmahon is executing a reversal in the posh neighborhoods of hedge fund managers

    but #13 is rising fast, pollster.com has john raese suddenly WITHIN FOUR of sitting gub and wannabe bobby byrd, joe manchin, in WVa

    raese has risen some 15 points since his primary, and his trajectory is up

    word is wads of west virginians want manchin to remain in his mansion

    #14, for argument's sake, is kirsten gillibrand, APPOINTED and not elected to ms hillary's home

    that's the lay of the land, fyi

    it is helpful to my purpose for you to know as much about these races as i do, whether you're left or right or a mod, for reasons

    take care

    RealClearPolitics - 2010 Election Maps - Senate No Toss Ups
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    Re: Obama says voters may blame him for economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Obama has done everything within his power to do as much damage as he could as quickly as he could.

    Of course we blame you, butthead.
    Right-wing talk radio, dumbing down the debate since 1992.

    The far-righties lack the ability to debate policies point by point. They regurgitate talking points as statements of fact.

    IMO Any American who believes that their President (Clinton, Bush, Obama) would intentionally hurt the country should just get out, you're hopelessly lost and unable to contribute anything of value.

    Bush's policies and unfunded wars hurt the country. He thought what he was doing was best at the time. And the images of two buildings collapsing in lower Manhattan made many of us go along with him. The far-left made him out to be a devil, war criminal. But he was just a man who was too easily manipulated by his advisers.

    As time passes with Barack Obama, we can better assess each decision and policy -- but the notion that he or any President is using the office to 'hurt' the country is both alarmingly moronic and Un-American, IMO.

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    Re: Obama says voters may blame him for economy

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    All of you who are blaming Obama for the economy:

    You do know that Obama only passes or vetoes legislation, right?
    I've already covered this, the problem with your analysis though is that the legislation he's signing is stuff he's asking congress to pass. That is why he is getting blamed and also why the DNC is facing political catastrophe in November.
    You do know that he can't pass any laws regarding the economy unless Congress writes the bills first, right? You do know that bills have to be debated in the House and Senate, passed in both chambers, goes to a joint committee so the House and Senate can vote on the same bill in both chambers, and it's only until the House and Senate passes the same bill that it go to President Obama to get signed into law, right?
    And again, these are bills he personally lobbied for or was otherwise on board with, so he doesn't get the usual pass at this particular point in history.
    You do realize that Congress has more to do with forming economic regulations than the President and his Cabinet does, right?
    And YET again, they are all in lock step which is why THIS president isn't exempt from the usual criticism.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

    LMR

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    Re: Obama says voters may blame him for economy

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    IMO...

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    why would anyone flatter him or herself into believing that any self respecting american could possibly care about any self-flatterer's mere opinion?

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    Re: Obama says voters may blame him for economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    LOL....... yes, and that just goes to show how incompetent he is.
    Just a moment, if he did it on purpose then wouldnt he have succeeded, hence making him smart?
    Or is this just too stupid?

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    Re: Obama says voters may blame him for economy

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Right-wing talk radio, dumbing down the debate since 1992.
    No, Right Wing Talk Radio, making the debate happen since 1988.

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