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    Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

    The Paul Ryan budget plan claims its first victim.

    Excerpted from “Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race” By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ, “The Caucus” (blog), The New York Times, May 24, 2011
    Democrats scored an upset in one of New York’s most conservative congressional districts on Tuesday, dealing a blow to the national Republican Party in a race that largely turned on the party’s plan to overhaul Medicare.

    The results set off elation among Democrats and soul-searching among Republicans, who questioned whether the party should rethink its commitment to the Medicare plan, which appears to have become a liability as 2012 elections loom.

    Two months ago, the Democrat, Kathy Hochul, was considered an all-but-certain loser. But Ms. Hochul seized on her Republican rival’s embrace of the proposal from Representative Paul Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, to overhaul Medicare, and she never let up.

    With 66 percent of the precincts reporting, Ms. Hockul led with 48 percent of the vote, to 43 percent for the Republican candidate, Jane L. Corwin …
    Excerpted from “GOP candidate in New York special election goes to court” By: CNN's Kate Bolduan and Deirdre Walsh, “political ticker…” (blog), CNN, May 24th, 2011, 08:39 PM ET
    Anticipating a very close race, the Republican candidate in New York's special election has put the wheels in motion for a potential hand count of certain ballots in the already-contentious race. …
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    Re: Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

    the party that promises the many the wealth of the few is normally going to have an advantage over the party that tells the many they cannot keep suckling on the public teat forever



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    Re: Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    The Paul Ryan budget plan claims its first victim.

    Wow,that's been in republican hands since around the civil war hasn't it?
    The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say

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    Re: Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

    The shape of things to come.

    As the great gabriel Heater used to say "there is good news tonight".
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    Re: Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

    I think a drink to the weeper of the house for ramming that vote thru is also in order.
    The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say

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    Re: Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Wow,that's been in republican hands since around the civil war hasn't it?
    Yeah. Democrats ran a spoiler fake "Tea Party" candidate to split the Republican vote. Somehow the NYTimes seems to have neglected to mention that.

    So ya'll get an extra seat in Congress; but anyone trying to sell you that it is some kind of major swing-trend is offering snake-oil.
    Last edited by cpwill; 05-24-11 at 11:40 PM.

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    Re: Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Yeah. Democrats ran a spoiler fake "Tea Party" candidate to split the Republican vote.

    shades of Ross perot



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    Re: Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

    Ross Perot at least believed what he stood for. This guy was a Democrat candidate for the same area.

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    the term "fake tea party" is redundant.
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    Re: Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

    i think you are confusing them for paid union protestors.

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