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Democrats' Stock Is Rising on K Street
Washington Post ^ | 8-17-06 | Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

Posted on 08/16/2006 10:10:34 PM PDT by seutonius1234

Washington lobbying firms, trade associations and corporate offices are moving to hire more well-connected Democrats in response to rising prospects that the opposition party will wrest control of at least one chamber of Congress from Republicans in the November elections.

In what lobbyists are calling a harbinger of possible upheaval on Capitol Hill, many who make a living influencing government have gone from mostly shunning Democrats to aggressively recruiting them as lobbyists over the past six months or so.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 109th; congress; govwatch; k; kstreet; lobbying; lobbyists

1 posted on 08/16/2006 10:10:35 PM PDT by seutonius1234
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To: seutonius1234

Birnbaums wet dream.


2 posted on 08/16/2006 10:13:06 PM PDT by pissant
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To: seutonius1234

God help us.


3 posted on 08/16/2006 10:17:38 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: seutonius1234
LOL, the Dems have been entrenched in gov for 50 years, their power has been enormous even with a Rep Congress.

The run the bureaucracies, education, all major media, the courts, political culture, political history, the social DC scene.

Republicans/Conservatives are just visitors.
4 posted on 08/16/2006 10:18:19 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon

That's right.

Also, most businessmen are whores when it comes to politics.


5 posted on 08/16/2006 10:19:22 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charlie the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: everyone

Also, DeLay -- "The Hammer," who made these people pony up for the only party that cares about them -- is gone. The Rats pick their targets very well.


6 posted on 08/16/2006 10:21:00 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charlie the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: California Patriot
If gov would stay out of their business then business would stay out of politics.
7 posted on 08/16/2006 10:22:29 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon

Birnbaum is as clueless as Elmer Fudd. He was probably just handed some data put together by screaming Dean and his clown posse. I wonder why then the RNC has raised 100 million more dollars than the DNC?


8 posted on 08/16/2006 10:24:45 PM PDT by jrooney ( Hold your cards close.)
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To: seutonius1234

Well in Texas they have hounded the Republican candidate off the ballot and opposed a replacement while in Ohio a Democrat candidate has dropped off the ballot (over domestic abuse charges) and is being hastily replaced before election day.

So that is TWO seats the Rats are shooting for.


9 posted on 08/16/2006 10:24:48 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: California Patriot

you mean Tom "There is no pork/fat in the budget" DeLay?


10 posted on 08/16/2006 10:28:50 PM PDT by GeronL (flogerloon.blogspot.com -------------> Rise of the Hate Party)
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To: seutonius1234

K-street never elected anyone. Don't worry.


11 posted on 08/16/2006 10:31:56 PM PDT by 308MBR ( "She pulled up her petticoat, and I pulled out for Tulsa!" Abstinence training from Bob Wills.)
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To: seutonius1234

This is the same sort of wishful-thinking garbage the media was running in 2003-2004, talking about that big ol' Democrat surge coming any day now.

Still waiting.


12 posted on 08/16/2006 10:33:35 PM PDT by JennysCool (Roll out the Canarble Wagon!)
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To: seutonius1234
I remember reading exactly the same story from the Washington Post....only the dates were 2002 and 2004.
Subsequently, they went strangely silent about all them lobbyists that were "aggressively recruiting RATS", after the elections. :)
Expect to see plenty of such RATS cheer leading stories ostensibly from the Washington Post, but in reality written straight from RATS headquarters, in the days leading up to the elections in November. Just smile knowingly ,and bin 'em.
14 posted on 08/16/2006 10:34:22 PM PDT by Jameison
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To: moonshine2000

Watch yourself dude. You forgot the sarcasm tag.

ROTFLMFAO!


16 posted on 08/16/2006 10:36:07 PM PDT by 308MBR ( "She pulled up her petticoat, and I pulled out for Tulsa!" Abstinence training from Bob Wills.)
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To: moonshine2000

So long, troll. Could you at least try?


17 posted on 08/16/2006 10:36:29 PM PDT by Crazieman (The Democratic Party: Culture of Treason)
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To: moonshine2000

Typical troll behavior. heh putz, time to take your medication. After the Nov. elections, triple schedule your psych meetings, you will need them.


18 posted on 08/16/2006 10:36:33 PM PDT by jrooney ( Hold your cards close.)
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To: Crazieman

It is good to see troll posts like that periodically, it reminds us why we need to vote republican in Nov. Idiots like that do not deserve a voice in Congress.


19 posted on 08/16/2006 10:38:56 PM PDT by jrooney ( Hold your cards close.)
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To: seutonius1234

Time to buy some shorts.


20 posted on 08/16/2006 10:39:04 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Islam delenda est)
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To: Crazieman

troll thread alert!


21 posted on 08/16/2006 10:40:35 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: 308MBR

They can fire them just as quickly as they can hire them too.


22 posted on 08/17/2006 2:57:56 AM PDT by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: seutonius1234

K street is famous for its loby offices. Lobyists are just one step below bottom sucking lawyers.
A.C.L.U. lawyers, lawyers and lobyists all should be stoned in the village square.


23 posted on 08/17/2006 3:18:05 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: seutonius1234

MSM propaganda plant.


24 posted on 08/17/2006 4:06:29 AM PDT by rod1
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To: GeronL

If you want our politicians to be pure, you are not in politics but in something else, like a fantasy world.


25 posted on 08/17/2006 12:47:05 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charlie the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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