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Old 04-14-2010, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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Yes, the Democrat was favored, but where was all that teabagger type anger over HCR?

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BOCA RATON, Florida (AP) — A Democratic state senator on Tuesday handily won the first U.S. House race since Congress passed President Barack Obama's massive health care overhaul.

With 51% of precincts reporting, The Associated Press called the race for Democrat Ted Deutch, who had 61% of the vote compared to 36% for Republican underdog Ed Lynch. Independent candidate Jim McCormick trailed far behind with just 3%.

Deutch, an attorney, and Lynch, a contractor, both 44, were vying to replace retiring Democratic U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:10 AM
 
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Yes there is another thread but the race wasnt' even close.

Obama took the district by 65% in a 2008. Dems win by 62% today. They didn't miss a beat.

This makes three special House elections in a row that Demcocrats have one.

New York, Califorinia, and now Florida...three for three.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:29 AM
 
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Right but so was Scott Brown's race.

I guess we can't draw broad conclusions from a few races can we?
Three words...

House Senate Jeez....
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:57 AM
 
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Broward County? I think not.
Boca Raton......... think so. Try Palm Beach County. Obviously you've never been to the upscale city of Boca Raton. How about Palm Beach?
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:58 AM
 
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Yes, the Democrat was favored, but where was all that teabagger type anger over HCR?

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Yes there is another thread but the race wasnt' even close.

Obama took the district by 65% in a 2008. Dems win by 62% today. They didn't miss a beat.

This makes three special House elections in a row that Demcocrats have one.

New York, Califorinia, and now Florida...three for three.
You are not incorrect but it is not a big deal either.
Gloading over these "wins" in districts that are of the bluest in the nation seems to indicate a sense of insecurity.

Its far from a Republican winning Ted Kennedy's
Senate seat.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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You are not incorrect but it is not a big deal either.
Gloading over these "wins" in districts that are of the bluest in the nation seems to indicate a sense of insecurity.

Its far from a Republican winning Ted Kennedy's
Senate seat.

Yeah, but the Democrat Ted Deutch has almost the same percentage as Obama in 2008.

Again I ask...where's all that teabagger anger I keep hearing about? We've been told by the sympathizers that it was sweeping the country...not just the red districts.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Yeah, but the Democrat Ted Deutch has almost the same percentage as Obama in 2008.

Again I ask...where's all that teabagger anger I keep hearing about? We've been told by the sympathizers that it was sweeping the country...not just the red districts.
Tea Baggers are the equal to a laughter sound bite, sure you can push the volume louder than any real audience when you have the funding but in the end they are still nothing more than canned laughter.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Aloha, Oregon
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Its far from a Republican winning Ted Kennedy's
Senate seat.
Massachusetts isn't a blue as you suggest, see how many Republican Governors they have had. Also, Coakley ran a completely inept race.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: between Ath,GR & Mia,FL...
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Yes there is another thread but the race wasnt' even close.

Obama took the district by 65% in a 2008. Dems win by 62% today. They didn't miss a beat.

This makes three special House elections in a row that Demcocrats have one.

New York, Califorinia, and now Florida...three for three.



Those 3 districts were blue down to their...underwear...( to paraphrase Nixon)...

Let's see what happens in the 55-45 districts...
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Say-Town! Texas
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you don't have to blame Coakley....she had obama and clinton behind her...are they inept?

there are level headed fiscally right minded democrats out there who will bring the states back to prosperity, you're acting like the tea party is a republican party. its not. the people in the tea party (whether they voice their allegiance or not) will vote for the right person for the job, be it a democrat or republican.

so congratulations for New York, California, Florida, and Massachussetts, i hope they elected the right person for the job so we can turn this country on its heels away from big governement and become a nation of inventors, entrepreneurs, and diligent hard working people again.
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