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Voter ire threatens GOP seats
Washington Times ^ | 10-16-08 | Donald Lambro and Sean Lengell

Posted on 10/16/2008 11:26:06 AM PDT by JZelle

A fast-growing anti-Republican wave threatens to significantly shrink the party's ranks in Congress, as Democratic challengers make headway against once safe incumbents including the Senate's minority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Nearly a dozen Senate Republicans - many considered safe for re-election just weeks ago - are now in locked in tight races with Democrats. Analysts and operatives agree that such a change could put Democrats within reach of a filibuster-proof, 60-vote majority.

Democrats also are poised to make significant gains in the House, where they now have a 36-seat majority in the 435-member chamber. Analysts are predicting that Republicans could lose as many as 30 additional seats, which is nearly double recent expectations for net losses.

Congressional election analysts have sharply raised their forecasts of the number of likely Republican losses in the Senate, adding Mr. McConnell and Sens. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina and Norm Coleman of Minnesota to the list of those primed for defeat.

"My range of likely Democratic pickups now is six to eight, but I don't dismiss the possibility of nine," said Miss Duffy of the Cook Political Report. With that number of pickups, Democrats would gain a 60-vote majority, enough to shut down Republican-led filibusters that often have succeeded in blocking Democratic measures.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Georgia; US: Kentucky; US: Minnesota; US: North Carolina; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 110th; communism; lambro; lemmings; nationalsuicide; pelosi; reid
We're so pissed, we wanna give communism a try! Stupid voters don't deserve freedom, but it's a shame we all have to suffer.
1 posted on 10/16/2008 11:26:08 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: JZelle

They spend so much time dreaming, you have to wonder if they’re ever really awake...


2 posted on 10/16/2008 11:27:16 AM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: JZelle

Yeah let’s reward Reid, Dodd, Pelosi, Rangel and Barney Frank for their great work!

Idiots.


3 posted on 10/16/2008 11:28:46 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Good job, Canada!)
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To: JZelle

No one held a gun to the GOP’s head to support that bailout. It’s awfully hard to argue the democrats are communists when the GOP is trying to socialize banks.


4 posted on 10/16/2008 11:30:29 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: JZelle

Wishful thinking. Where’s the b.s. detector?


5 posted on 10/16/2008 11:31:03 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: JZelle

Get it out guys, let it go, cause after Nov 4, you won’t dare open your mouths


6 posted on 10/16/2008 11:31:57 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (Sarahcuda = the dems worst nightmare)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Exactly. The GOP has reaped its reward for endorsing a massive increase on the American people, quadrupling our national debt and bailing out failing banks in violation of every free market principle in history.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

7 posted on 10/16/2008 11:32:25 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: JZelle

Chambliss brought it on himself with his amnestry attempt and other disregard for our State’s citizens.


8 posted on 10/16/2008 11:35:09 AM PDT by doodad
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To: JZelle

My congressman is an American so I’m happy but I can’t blame those who got screwed by theirs.


9 posted on 10/16/2008 11:35:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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To: JZelle

Hell, I’d consider voting out McConnell after he crammed through that trillion dollar bailout with Harry Reid.


10 posted on 10/16/2008 11:37:42 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: JZelle
"My range of likely Democratic pickups now is six to eight, but I don't dismiss the possibility of nine," said Miss Duffy of the Cook Political Report. With that number of pickups, Democrats would gain a 60-vote majority, enough to shut down Republican-led filibusters that often have succeeded in blocking Democratic measures.

Just imagine how pissed the Democrats would be if they picked up exactly 9 seats. That means they couldn't boot Joe Lieberman from their caucus and strip him of his committee chair without losing their filibuster-proof majority.

Be that as it may, I don't see the Democrats picking up 9 seats. Six or seven at the worst.

11 posted on 10/16/2008 11:38:18 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Snickering Hound
I'm sick of Republicans who pal around with Democrats and don't stand up for us. That's the kind of bipartisanship we don't need in Washington!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

12 posted on 10/16/2008 11:38:53 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: JZelle

I hope these idiot voters are pleased when the White House and two houses of Congress are all controlled by extreme left wingers with no checks and balances (and the Supreme Court soon to follow).


13 posted on 10/16/2008 11:38:59 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: JZelle

More inside the beltway blather.

We’re mad as hell, hate the media, and hate communism even more.


14 posted on 10/16/2008 11:39:25 AM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............but does have a bracelet!!!!)
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To: JZelle

I don’t think some people understand how much things came to a standstill as far as the economy is concerned, something had to be done to try and restore confidence. What happens on Wall Street, affects main street, pensions, 401ks, when companies go under and unemployment rises, it affects everyone, it all has a ripple effect. Would people prefer to see high unemployment, would they prefer to see pension funds even more decimated than they already are?


15 posted on 10/16/2008 11:42:29 AM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: JZelle

Bush seemed to think he would be more popular with the voters if he spent more money. He was a “compassionate” conservative.

His tax cuts were great, but his spending habits were actually much worse than clinton’s.

And under his leadership both Republicans and Democrats voted to spend like drunken sailors, and ratcheted up their earmarks and pork.

He also made the grave mistake of sticking with folks like Greenspan and Paulson, who were all the time working for the Democrats and the corrupt plutocrats who blew leveraging and derivatives up to astronomical levels—about $600 trillion at last count.

So, he may have been a decent guy, but he hadn’t a clue about economic discipline. Sure, it was guys like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd who supervised the stealing. But what was Bush doing all those years? Smiling—while they spent more, and more, and more.


16 posted on 10/16/2008 11:43:14 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Carley
Even the Washington Times, seems panicked. I take it all in stride. Whatever happens Nov. 4th, I survived what happened two years ago in the Democratic wipeout. If there's another liberal tsunami, I'll survive that too.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

17 posted on 10/16/2008 11:43:16 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: JZelle
Somehow, somewhere all the troubles of this country got labeled “Republican.”
18 posted on 10/16/2008 11:44:50 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: sarasota
Wishful thinking. Where’s the b.s. detector?

So what's your take on the Senate races?

19 posted on 10/16/2008 11:45:34 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: JZelle
For a Congress with a low approval rating the Repubs have done an awful job connecting their local candidate to dem Congressional leaders.

“Think the last Congress sucked, then why vote for a dem, they ran the show.”

20 posted on 10/16/2008 11:46:53 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: ari-freedom

OK, I get it now. We the public despise Congress so much (10% approval rating), so let’s just make it MORE like it is now. Yeah! Let’s go with that plan.


21 posted on 10/16/2008 11:47:36 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I think all of these banks are now GSE’s like freddie mac.


22 posted on 10/16/2008 11:48:42 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Good job, Canada!)
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To: goldstategop

yes but democrats never punish their own no matter what they do. That’s why saxby will lose and barney frank will win.


23 posted on 10/16/2008 11:50:01 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Good job, Canada!)
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To: FlipWilson

Yep.

Voter ire set to embrace the party of...

Tim “Screw Her” Mahoney
Barney “Screw Him” Frank
Charlie “Screw You” Rangel
Chris “Screw Everyone” Dodd
Bill “Bomber” Ayers
Jeremiah “White America” Wright
Franklin “Got My Millions” Raines
John “They’re Racists” Murtha


24 posted on 10/16/2008 11:52:24 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (..)
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To: FlipWilson
We have a Republican Administration in power and that's why GOP is set to lose this year. The financial crisis wiped away any gains the GOP made earlier in September. Its hard to run the tables when you can't point the fingers at the Democrats. They SHOULD get the blame but its worth pointing out that by definition, life's unfair. Get used to it - we're in for some tough years ahead.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

25 posted on 10/16/2008 11:52:40 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rollo tomasi

My big fear is the Dems will be able to use “George W Bush” for the next 40-50 years just like they used “Herbert Hoover”

It is going to be tough sledding for a while. We must we must constantly be highlighting our differences with the communists and go back to what we believe in, small gov’t which believes in the right to life and that our citizens come first

But we haven’t done that while in power


26 posted on 10/16/2008 11:52:42 AM PDT by MadIsh32 (The token Muslim :))
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To: doodad
Voters should be mad at Republicans, the problem is they should be mad at Democrats too.

Chambliss brought it on himself with his amnestry attempt and other disregard for our State’s citizens.

I'm seriously considering voting AGAINST Chambliss (not for the Dem.) I've come to the conclusion that he is more part of the problem than the solution.

Thankfully, Linder is my congressman. At least there is one vote I can feel good about.

27 posted on 10/16/2008 11:54:55 AM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: Cicero

it’s not the spending per se.

we could have built and repaired more roads and bridges and wired up the whole country for broadband. Those ideas would be good for the economy.

The problems were the toxic viral GSE’s, promotion of debt (so much for the ownership society), more pork and more regulations like Sarbanes Oxley.


28 posted on 10/16/2008 11:55:23 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Good job, Canada!)
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To: MadIsh32
The Republican brand is damaged by its promotion of government spending and eagerness to side with most of the Democrat agenda. Why have two liberal parties in this country? The voters aren't that stupid!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

29 posted on 10/16/2008 11:55:24 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

so when the polls say congress has low approval, it’s really an association with Bush. The republicans made no attempt at a national “contract with America” campaign.


30 posted on 10/16/2008 11:57:52 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Good job, Canada!)
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To: Non-Sequitur

I think it’s much like the numbers that have already declared Obama as President. Perhaps Americans will just surprise us by putting more Republicans in the Senate in addition to electing McCain as President.


31 posted on 10/16/2008 11:59:53 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota
Perhaps Americans will just surprise us by putting more Republicans in the Senate in addition to electing McCain as President.

I'm not going to hold my breath on that one. I'd be happy to see McCain win, but I fully expect that he'll be dealing with a Democratic House and Senate.

32 posted on 10/16/2008 12:02:19 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: ari-freedom

they were too busy lining their pockets to be accountable


33 posted on 10/16/2008 12:13:27 PM PDT by MoreGovLess (The USA has one main political party: the Kleptocrats)
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To: JZelle
The gutless congressional Republicans ought to start a huge reform movement to dump Frank and Dodd as finance committee chairmen for causing our current financial crisis.

Can't these Republican turkeys in Congress see that doing so is becoming necessary for them even to survive as an effective force in Congress?

34 posted on 10/16/2008 12:21:45 PM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: Brookhaven
I'm seriously considering voting AGAINST Chambliss (not for the Dem.) I've come to the conclusion that he is more part of the problem than the solution.

Your intentions are foolish. Chambliss has his faults but he is far better than the alternative. It is difficult to remove incumbents so Georgia may be stuck with a rat senator for a long time.

The rats are the problem, not most Republicans. Rats have radical ideas on every policy including taxes, health care, energy, environment, housing, racial preferences, labor, litigation, and education. The rat winner in Georgia will be the other rats almost every time. Chambliss will vote against them most of the time.

35 posted on 10/16/2008 12:21:57 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: MadIsh32

I don’t see why. IAC, our concern is the next few weeks.


36 posted on 10/16/2008 12:22:41 PM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: psjones
There are always corrections to cycles only the government can make it worse by playing God with the used-to-be-free economy.

Government intervention only makes it a deeper recession/depression and much much longer.

Thank your congress critter!

37 posted on 10/16/2008 12:26:21 PM PDT by BillT (God said it, that settles it whether I believe it or not! (Bible rules))
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To: MadIsh32

“My big fear is the Dems will be able to use ‘George W Bush’ for the next 40-50 years just like they used “
‘Herbert Hoover’”

Nah. Americans are a fickle bunch; plus the Dems will over-reach if Obama wins. They’ll press their liberal agenda too hard and cause a backlash. Likely we’ll see a resurgence in ‘10. Remember, the Dems will have to defend more than 20 Senate seats that year. We thought the GOP was headed for a generational dark age when Clinton won in ‘92. Then, two years of liberal mismanagement later, we took both houses of Congress by storm.

Yes, the Dems will rule the Senate and House, and quite possibly the Oval Office. But they’ll fail, just as before.


38 posted on 10/16/2008 12:32:55 PM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: ScottinVA

Chambliss and McConnell are not going down. Even Ted Stevens is ahead by +1 in the latest poll. I predict a net gain of +5 or +6 for the Dems. If so, so what? As long as we hold the power of filibuster, it’s no different than what we’ve had since the 06 elections.


39 posted on 10/16/2008 12:35:50 PM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: MadIsh32
My big fear is the Dems will be able to use “George W Bush” for the next 40-50 years just like they used “Herbert Hoover”

My biggest fear, which has already come to pass, is the ignorant electorate not understanding Aritcle I and Article II of the United States Constitution.
40 posted on 10/16/2008 12:41:01 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: JZelle

Hitlers Spokesman would be so proud of the DBM, telling the lie enough has worked on the stupid americans.. Its the republicans fault over and over again. Now they think it is true. Bla Americans are lost.


41 posted on 10/16/2008 1:01:33 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: businessprofessor

It probably is stupid to vote against Saxby, but I’m so angry about his “Who will pick our crops?” comment in support of the amnesty bill I still can’t see straight.

Georiga is awash in illegal immigrants. The suburb of Atlanta I grew up in is now totaly bi-lingual. Virtually every business sign is in both English and Spanish.


42 posted on 10/16/2008 1:37:31 PM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: Brookhaven
The amnesty bill is history. Georgia has cracked down on illegals. Chambliss will fight against the outrageous amnesty proposal from BHO. He needs your support.
43 posted on 10/16/2008 2:18:27 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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