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Democrats´ Midterm Blues
Tribune Media Services, by Jonah Goldberg

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Posted By:garnet, 1/17/2014 9:18:52 AM

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. At the end of 2013, the Washington Post’s electoral number-crunchers calculated that the Democrats had a 1 percent chance to win back the House of Representatives. Barely into 2014, that already seems pretty optimistic. In the last week, several Democratic representatives saw the writing on the wall and voted with their feet — or with their seat — and announced they will be retiring. Even a popular president can usually expect disappointing midterm results for his party. What makes things particularly dire for Democrats is that a president’s approval rating has a significant impact on

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: hotcorner, 1/17/2014 9:31:06 AM     (No. 9695451)

This is not a done deal. Americans are fed up with both parties and more folks are registering independent. They hate what´s going on. Our dear country is in ruins.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/17/2014 9:33:37 AM     (No. 9695461)

Obama can always delay Obamacare implementation until 2016 with the flick of his wrist. Then (in theory) voters will obediently vote Democrat once again.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ocjim, 1/17/2014 9:46:42 AM     (No. 9695477)

Agree, #2. Obama´s/HHS edicts and delays are their clever way of boiling the American Frog more comfortably.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/17/2014 10:02:10 AM     (No. 9695499)

Dems have no reason to be blue, the GOP has rolled over for everything they want. Well, after a bunch of faux protest from the RINO chorus that is.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: cleanhouseindc, 1/17/2014 10:26:21 AM     (No. 9695537)

The difference between voting for a Republican versus a democrat? The democrat tells you up front how they are going to screw you, and the repub says something different before they roll over and screw you the same way.

No cuts in spending, soon to be immigration cave, endless "hearings" and speeches. If only they would do something.

I´ll write in my vote if I have to.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lil dotty, 1/17/2014 10:38:47 AM     (No. 9695559)

No matter how low the mulatto son takes his party, our Boner Boehner will take the pub party lower. The crier is ready to cast away certain votes to give a goose to the greed of the party itself. Personally, he will get no help from this direction. The pubs will be no better than the rats. John,don´t count your chickens son....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: STLstudent, 1/17/2014 10:59:02 AM     (No. 9695594)

Count on moron establishment Republican leaders spending their resources attacking Tea Party candidates rather than attacking the Democrats.

Don´t underestimate the blind stupidity and moral bankruptcy of Republican Party leaders.

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