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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    yes, and looking forward to 2012:

    senate---there are THIRTEEN dem incumbents (tester, nelson, nelson, conrad, webb, casey, mccaskill, stabenow, kohl, cantwell, sherrod brown, bingaman, manchin) who, if the election were held today, would have to be considered in at least some danger; vs only ONE at risk republican, scott brown from chappaquiddick

    state assemblies---on tsunami tuesday republicans captured outright (in addition to so much we already held) both the alabama house and senate, the colorado house, indiana house, iowa house, maine house and senate (first time in 50 years), minnesota house and senate (first time in 50 years), michigan house, new hampshire house and senate, new york senate, north carolina house and senate, ohio house (giving us both state legislatures, the gub, the senator and FIVE new congressmen making 13 of the 18 caucus members gop), the pennsylvania house (giving us both state legislatures, the gub, the senator, and FIVE new congressmen making 12 of the 19 caucus members gop), the oregon house, the wisonsin house and senate

    house---having captured so many capitols, gerrymandering is ours, generically this is a 20 or so seat advantage (all else being equal) looking forward

    we are also expecting, based on history, the retirements of perhaps two dozen dem bulls, people like 80 year olds louise slaughter and john conyers and difi upstairs, it's a lot less fun being in the minority, especially in lower house, and openings are plum pickings (like WA's brian baird, IN's brad ellsworth, NY's eric massa, WI's david obey, ARK's berry and snyder, TN's tanner and gordon, LA's melancon, WV's mollohan, MI's stupak, PA's sestak, all districts my side stole)

    presidential---gop gains in battlegrounds (OH, PA, FL, VA, WI, MI, IN, NH, MN, NM, CO, MO) are historic, and we've been awarded SEVENTEEN new electorals via the census

    in the crucial rust belt red representation increased 59% on tsunami tuesday, we now hold 61 of the 99 house districts in the region which more than any other determines our chief execs

    in the rockies and upper midwest there are today ZERO serving democrat representatives outside denver

    and NANCY PELOSI is keeping her spot!

    oh, yes, indeed, we are VERY aware that more elections are coming, we're busily preparing

    take care

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    You do realize there are more elections coming up in the future....
    Comeon Winston, donít interrupt there circle jerk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Comeon Winston, don’t interrupt there circle jerk.
    Hate to be the cookie in the middle. Wonder who gets to eat it?

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Low youth turnout likely hurt Democrats in the midterms - Matt Negrin and Gabriel Beltrone - POLITICO.com

    the mainspring of obamite enthusiasm in 2008 is flakey, unreliable, undependable and largely uninformed

    when their more adult peers caught on to the truth of obama, they swung my way in wave-like and historic proportions---independents, rural voters and urban voters and suburbanites, low earners and hi earners, working class whites (the old reagan dems), catholics, women...

    at rutgers, at syracuse, at THE ohio state university, unh, u of illinois---"absolutely no interest," "lowest turnout since 1986," "political activity described as non existent..."

    obama personally went to ohio to campaign TWELVE times, and look at the results---BOTH state houses, the senate, the gub, FIVE house seats, all newly red

    obama went to CHARLOTTESVILLE in the final days to stump personally for poor tom perriello, the only house member the perplexed prez went out of his way to pitch for---the university of virginia was a void

    nationally youth turnout, 51% in 08, 23.5 in 06, was down to dismal 20.9% on tsunami tuesday

    it is what it is

    obama/pelosi punctured their little pink hearts

    congrats, tho, on keeping nancy---that's exciting!

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    The Democratic old guard will try to hold the line Wednesday against a rank-and-file rebellion intent on winning some concession — no matter how small — from a leadership team seeking reelection despite having presided over the loss of at least 60 Democratic seats earlier this month.

    The leadership election follows on the heels of a brutally long, contentious and divisive leadership meeting Tuesday, and it will determine not only whether Speaker Nancy Pelosi remains the head of the House Democratic contingent but just how much authority she will wield in the new Congress come January.

    Pelosi is in no real danger of losing her job as leader of the Democratic Caucus, but she is being challenged by a diffuse set of critics, dozens of whom believe she should step aside after her party’s defeat, others who hope to strip her power to appoint loyalists to positions of influence within the caucus and still others who simply want more time to reflect on whether endorsing the same set of leaders is the best course of action for a defeated minority.

    The Democratic fissures were laid bare Tuesday as various factions engaged in open warfare with one another, both in private discussions among lawmakers and in behind-the-scenes efforts to influence the outcome of the leadership elections and related votes on how to choose the party leader’s top lieutenants.

    A significant share of the caucus believes Pelosi, who became a symbol of Democratic excess in the midterm elections, is the worst possible leader for a party that was rejected at the polls.
    Democrats in chaos over Nancy Pelosi's power - Jonathan Allen - POLITICO.com

    a brutally long, contentious and divisive meeting, caucus members exclusive, which went late into tuesday nite?

    hmm...

    interesting

    surprised?

    what the rebels want is to strip the still palsied speakeress of her appointment ability, which essentially allows her to dominate the delegation

    their targets, among others, are pelosi-ites george miller from martinez, CA, rosa delauro from CT and louise slaughter, NY---the malcontents demand their ranking membership on steering and rules committees

    oh, yeah, CONGRATS, nancy!

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    No GOP drama: Unanimous vote for John Boehner - Jake Sherman - POLITICO.com

    say what you will about republicans, at least we're mature

    and COMPETENT

    contrast our management of our affairs with the chaos in nancy's cracked caucus

    On Monday evening, Reps.-elect Scott, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Martha Roby of Alabama, the four freshman members of the GOPís transition team, went to Boehner, telling him of their request for another leadership slot. Boehner huddled with Cantor and incoming whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Then, Tuesday afternoon during a meeting at the Capitol Hill Club, Boehner and Cantor told the freshmen their request would be granted.

    ďWeíre empowering freshmen,Ē Cantor told POLITICO after emerging from the Capitol Hill Club meeting. ďThe freshman class is the reason why weíre in the majority; it is historic in terms of its size; the class and the number of freshmen that are here [have] some really great individuals. Itís certainly the most diverse freshman class that Iíve seen since Iíve been here: more women, more minorities."

    Republican leaders see the moves as a way to not only reward their new majority-makers but show their openness to changing the old hierarchy. Itís also a nod to the anti-establishment nature of the class: Giving the newly elected more say will give them ownership of the House Republican Conferenceís decisions.

    Republicans are also adding a third spot to the steering committee for the freshmen, which gives them a greater say on committee chairmanships and assignments. Adding a third spot for freshmen on the steering committee also gives them a greater chance of landing spots on top committees, such as Appropriations, Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means.

    Both moves are sure to dispel any signs of tension between the new blood and the old guard.
    GOP rookies flex their muscles - Marin Cogan and Jake Sherman - POLITICO.com

    smooth

    professional

    what a refreshing contrast

    fyi: the freshmen insta-stars to be appointed to the new house majority LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE are tim scott, african american from south carolina, and krist noem, the palin of the dakotas

    and on STEERING (which, again, goes far to determine powerful committee assignments)---jaime herrerra from WA3 (one of the 4 most important house contests in the nation, brian baird's open seat), jon runyan (the former eagle right tackle who beat john adler in camden, NJ), alan nunnelee in MS (who ousted travis childers) and todd rokita from indiana

    smooth

    professional

    party on, progressives

    pelosi's quite a prize!

    we'll be talking about her, about it, pretty much nonstop for 2 years

    congrats!

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Senate Democrats — including typically mild-mannered Bill Nelson of Florida — lit into President Barack Obama during an unusually tense air-clearing caucus session on Thursday, senators and staffers told POLITICO.

    Nelson told colleagues Obama’s unpopularity has become a serious liability for Democrats in his state and blamed the president for creating a toxic political environment for Democrats nationwide, according to two Democrats familiar with his remarks.

    “It was a raucous caucus,” said one Democratic senator, who spoke on condition of anonymity because closed-door sessions are not supposed to be discussed with outsiders.

    In interviews after the marathon three-hour meeting, several senators and senior aides told POLITICO that Nelson was just one of several senators to express anger at White House missteps — and air deep concerns about their own political fates if Obama and the Democratic Party leadership can’t turn things around by 2012.

    Added one veteran senator: “It was the most frank exchange of views I’ve ever seen.”
    Senate Democrats vent anger with Barack Obama - Glenn Thrush and Manu Raju - POLITICO.com

    up to a dozen dem senators are in real danger

    and they're BLAMING

    the congressional caucus has cracked, labor is livid, the professional left and journo listers have lost respect, the international community treats him like rodney dangerfield

    it is what it is, not a drop of spin

    party on, progressives, be proud

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    You far-righties cling to that 2-year-old piece of crap third-rate propaganda, meanwhile the teabaggers go bat**** stupid every single day.
    so, you're saying the past is unimportant?

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Prof -senate---there are THIRTEEN dem incumbents (tester, nelson, nelson, conrad, webb, casey, mccaskill, stabenow, kohl, cantwell, sherrod brown, bingaman, manchin) who, if the election were held today, would have to be considered in at least some danger; vs only ONE at risk republican, scott brown from chappaquiddick


    Ooohhh I see a couple on there that I would be willing to actively campaign against. Hope we have good conservative to run against all of them.
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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Obama's Democrats in disarray over expiring tax cuts | Reuters

    "how the hell should we know when we will figure all this out," asks a "senior [senate] democrat aide"

    "this is the democratic party"

    "no one is on the same page," it's a "potential train wreck"

    leadership only a lame duck could believe in

    meanwhile, tick tick

    in 40 days income taxes EXPLODE on middle earners by about $4000

    another day, another quack

    STILL not embarrassed?

    what'll it take?

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