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Old 05-19-2010, 02:29 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The White House is trying to spin it as anti-incumbent sentiment but is that just a bunch of baloney to make it look like it's not anti Obama/Pelosi agenda sentiment driving voters?

"Republican challengers and incumbents will tar their Democratic opponents with a simple characterization: "A vote for my opponent is a vote for Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi's agenda." Democrats will have no such claim to make against Republicans. This "anti-incumbent" meme is just a smokescreen designed to get the White House through some tough news cycles."

RealClearPolitics - HorseRaceBlog - No, This Isn't an "Anti-Incumbent" Year

Unrelated, I can't believe Democrat voters will still vote for a conservative Democrat for the Senate or the House knowing full well when the newly elected politician arrives on the the job the newbies will become meat puppets for the waaaay liberal Democrat leadership. It's okay to vote for these conservative Democrats for governor or some lesser state position but when they get to Capitol Hill, they aren't allowed to be conservative so why waste the vote?
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:20 AM
 
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It is the same old same old. PA residents will keep voting in the Democrats even though the state is dying and on the brink of financial disaster. PA is made up of old Democrats and welfare leeches. My guess is that Onorato and Sestak will win. As Governor, Onorato will increase taxes like he has done in Pittsburgh. He is also BIG on property tax reform which is bad news. I am moving out of state while I can still sell my house.
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Old 05-19-2010, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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The White House is trying to spin it as anti-incumbent sentiment but is that just a bunch of baloney to make it look like it's not anti Obama/Pelosi agenda sentiment driving voters?

"Republican challengers and incumbents will tar their Democratic opponents with a simple characterization: "A vote for my opponent is a vote for Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi's agenda." Democrats will have no such claim to make against Republicans. This "anti-incumbent" meme is just a smokescreen designed to get the White House through some tough news cycles."

RealClearPolitics - HorseRaceBlog - No, This Isn't an "Anti-Incumbent" Year

Unrelated, I can't believe Democrat voters will still vote for a conservative Democrat for the Senate or the House knowing full well when the newly elected politician arrives on the the job the newbies will become meat puppets for the waaaay liberal Democrat leadership. It's okay to vote for these conservative Democrats for governor or some lesser state position but when they get to Capitol Hill, they aren't allowed to be conservative so why waste the vote?
Good slogan, a vote for them is a vote for..I like it!!!

Nita
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:34 AM
 
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We have a conservative Blue Dog Democrat in Minnesota. ( Collin Peterson)

He is chairman of the House Ag Committee and certainly doesn't " dance" to Obama or Pelosi orders.

The guy is so popular, a 20 point election victory would be considered a cliffhanger.
He should be safe this year. He voted the same as Michele Bachmann( R) on every major bailout bill.
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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We have a conservative Blue Dog Democrat in Minnesota. ( Collin Peterson)

He is chairman of the House Ag Committee and certainly doesn't " dance" to Obama or Pelosi orders.

The guy is so popular, a 20 point election victory would be considered a cliffhanger.
He should be safe this year. He voted the same as Michele Bachmann( R) on every major bailout bill.
Did he vote for Obamacare?
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:52 AM
 
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Did he vote for Obamacare?

No


His victory margins in elections---

2008........72%-28%
2006........70%- 30%
2004........66%-34%
2002........65%-35%
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