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Old 04-16-2012, 10:12 AM
 
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[LEFT]Democrats will have a difficult time retaking the House, despite the party’s recently optimism about the November elections, according to a recent analysis by the nonpartisan Rothenberg Political Report.
The party will need a net gain of 25 seats to retake the chamber lost to Republicans in the 2010 elections, which even President Obama described as a “shellacking.”

The politically-influenced redrawing of congressional districts, based on new Census numbers, gives neither party a clear advantage in 2011, Stuart Rothenberg, of the Washington-based firm, said last week.
However, House Democrats retiring in such states as Arkansas, Indiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma and even Illinois along with a “surprising” problem in recruiting good candidates leaves the party with “limited” opportunities, he says.



Read more: New report shows GOP keeping House, Democrats making small gains | Fox News


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Old 04-16-2012, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Greater Washington, DC
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I don't think even most Democrats think they have a chance at the House. I hope we can keep it a lock for the GOP (though I would be surprised if we didn't lose a few seats just due to the cyclical nature of politics - the GOP peaked in 2010) so we can invest our resources in Romney and key senate races.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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I guess here's to another two years of no new legislation on most anything. I guess everyone will have to wait until 2014 for any real agreement on the deficit to be possible.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I guess here's to another two years of no new legislation on most anything. I guess everyone will have to wait until 2014 for any real agreement on the deficit to be possible.
Well if the senate would start cooperating and the Pres would stop saying I will work with you if you give me my way, maybe we could make some progress.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Well if the senate would start cooperating and the Pres would stop saying I will work with you if you give me my way, maybe we could make some progress.

But you do know how some people operate! give me my way, or it is going to be a pretty rocky hwy.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: USA - midwest
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Breaking News!:

Fox reports Republicans will win.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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Well if the senate would start cooperating and the Pres would stop saying I will work with you if you give me my way, maybe we could make some progress.
The proposal in the debt committee was 3/1 spending cuts/tax increases. The Democrats were willing to compromise. The House Republicans ended up bailing as they said they weren't willing to compromise at all and wouldn't raise any taxes. They cared too much about being re-elected.

This could have been sorted out already, but the Republicans don't want to break the tax pledge that they were forced to sign by their party.

The end result is no matter how gets elected, there'll be more massive deficits.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:03 PM
 
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The proposal in the debt committee was 3/1 spending cuts/tax increases. The Democrats were willing to compromise. The House Republicans ended up bailing as they said they weren't willing to compromise at all and wouldn't raise any taxes. They cared too much about being re-elected.

This could have been sorted out already, but the Republicans don't want to break the tax pledge that they were forced to sign by their party.

The end result is no matter how gets elected, there'll be more massive deficits.
Only if we keep spending at current levels.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:14 PM
 
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Did you see spending levels reduced when the Republicans controlled the House, Senate and Presidency? Cutting spending was a bad word in 2000-2006. Deficit reduction was part of the mantra of the freshman class in the 90's and people forgot about that so fast it wasn't funny.

To do real cuts, the Republicans will need Democratic support and they won't get the Democrats to work with them at all if it's only spending cuts.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Good.

The majority in this country needs to learn that republicans aren't working in their best interests. And that can't be achieved as long as they're able to pander on lies and misinformation. Give it all to them, let them run the country to the ground (inevitable), so people will rise and rebuild this nation. Better sooner than later.
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