Skip to comments.Election puts 10 Dems on high alert
Posted on 11/05/2009 10:54:18 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) says Tuesdays Republican victories in Virginia and New Jersey should be a wake-up call for Democrats in Congress.
Here are 10 likely to be hearing alarm bells.
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.)
No one noticed the election results more than Reids advisers, who know he faces a situation similar to that which befell New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine.
Like Corzine, Reid is an unpopular incumbent running in a state whose economy is in the tank. And like Corzine, hell have to use his massive war chest to create a negative impression of his opponent in order to persuade Nevada voters to send him to the Senate for a fifth term.
But it didnt work for Corzine, and Reid knows that hes going to have to create a positive impression of what his influence in Washington has done for regular folks back home.
Adding to Reids problems is that hes suffering in Nevada from being a national leader, meaning that how President Barack Obamas agenda is perceived back home will have an enormous impact on his ability to win reelection.
On the Senate floor Wednesday morning, Reid made no mention of his partys big losses in New Jersey and Virginia, instead pointing to the lone bright spots for Democrats victories in two House special elections, including one in upstate New York that had long been a GOP stronghold.
Republicans are the party of no, and thats why in New York, a congressional district that for 150 years has been Republican went Democratic, Reid said. The American people see whats going on in this Congress.
(Excerpt) Read more at dyn.politico.com ...
The American people see whats going on in this Congress.
Yes, this is true. And they are going to do something about it next year.
Harry, say hello to Tom Daschle. Maybe you guys can do something together now that you are no longer Senators.
The scary thing about Dingy Harry is that Obama will simply appoint him to Czar position and nobody will be able to vote him out.
Yes, unfortunately for Reid, they do. America is waking up and Americans don't like what they've seen. He's toast!
Harry’s back on the bottle.
Lincoln has to walk away from Cap and trade and health care or she is toast. I don’t think Harry is worried, he has a job with O anyway.
No one is going to “hear” anything. They’ve already been bought off, bribed, cajoled, or otherwise threatened by Hussein. Moreover, they KNOW that if they just get this thing passed, along with amnesty, they can come back in a couple of years and NEVER leave again.
There’ll be nothing to come back to. They’ll have to live in fortified compounds.
I seriously doubt that. They will have armies of welfare dependents and old people and illegals buffering them. There isn’t going to be a “revolution.” It’s a whimper, not a bang.
Harry has as much dirt in his background as Daschle does so it may be easy to shame him out also. Once he has no power Obama won’t need him. He wanted Daschle for his knowledge and contacts on “inside politics.”
as much more dirt in his background as than Daschle
I wonder how much mileage this little sound-byte is really going to get?
More than the Dems think, but in reverse. If they have yet to understand that "NO" is exactly what the majority wants to here then they are deaf to the voice of the voters.
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