Skip to comments.Grave concern about Democrats retiring or dropping out of election races
Posted on 01/06/2010 5:47:38 AM PST by NewJerseyJoe
My first reaction to the recent wave of Democrat politicians either retiring or announcing they won't run for reelection -- Chris Dodd being the latest -- was one of joy. "Here's the 'thinning of the herd' that we expected!"
Upon further reflection -- and seeing how eager Nancy Pelosi was to sacrifice the "blue dogs" in order to pass her Deathcare bill -- I'm wondering if this is not a grand scheme by the Democrats ... to throw under the bus (with promises of future payoffs, of course) any Democrats considered too "damaged" to re-elect -- and replace them with "more likeable" (and thus more electable) Democrats, in the hopes of maintaining a majority.
Considering the criminal shenanigans, payoffs, bribes, etc. that we've seen over the last six months, not only would I not be surprised if I'm right -- I actually expect to be proven correct on this (at least in some electoral races).
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With Dodd off the ballot that seat goes from Leans Republican to Likely Democrat retention.
With Ritter off the ballot that governorship goes from Likely Republican Pickup to Toss Up or slight lean Republican.
The Dems improved their chances on those two by retiring unpopular incumbents.
with Dodd yes he was damaged and any other Dem in CT will probably (but not definitely) keep the seat. however in CO gov, MI gov and ND Senate this only solidifies GOP opportunities.
Yep, now they can vote with impunity to screw America, in return for a nice cushy no show up job in the politburo ... Maybe even a newly minted spokesman for the global warming liars, say $250,000 a year.
By now most are figuring out corruption is the only product of the federal government.
Probably true, but the stink they have left on the party label will still endure in to the 2010 elections even with
The census and Universal Voter Registration will leave the Congressional Rats in good shape in 2012.
The Dems are trying to take controversial votes in Washington off the table during the campaign. The replacement Dem can claim “I had nothing to do with that!”....
Blumenthal(D) to announce that he will run for Dodd’s seat.
It is the same here with Dodd. Rather than have Dodd lose the next election, they will replace him with an empty-suit Democrat who they think can win. This is all about power.
Of course this happening...you can bet there will be provisions providing future immunity for these crooks as well.
The final raping and pillaging of our country before socialism fully sets in.
My first reaction is that they are leaving to enjoy the “stash” from the stimulus and other payoffs, and enter a super luxurious lifestyle with the taxpayers cash. My second reaction is that they are leaving now before they get caught!
There is no such thing as a moderate democrat, so we must assume that they will run these types in the these vacated spots.
But you know something? I don’t care. Getting Chris POS Dodd out of there is a plus under any circumstance. Same with Harry Reid and Pelosi.
WE must run conservative candidates on a national platform.
A lot of posting on blogs lately have people screeching “Don’t vote for ANY incumbants.” So...if the Demoncraps load up a lot of races with “new faces” and the Sheeple stick with not voting for any incumbants, this could work well for the Demoncraps.
People need to learn how to THINK logically and rationally and for themselves where voting is concerned but I don’t see that happening in just 9 short months.