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New Cracks in Dem Voting Base (BigGovernment headline)
AP via Breitbart ^ | 3/15/2010

Posted on 03/15/2010 6:40:34 PM PDT by GVnana

WASHINGTON (AP) - For all the evidence of a divided GOP, the Democratic Party has its own widening cracks that could make a potentially bleak election year even more dour.

In just the past two weeks, Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln became the latest Democratic incumbent to attract a primary challenger, anti-abortion Democrats fought hard to derail President Barack Obama's health care measure, and civil rights advocates and environmentalists likened the Democrat to George W. Bush.

Few pieces of the mosaic that is the Democratic Party seem happy.

Labor and gays are restless. Blacks and Hispanics are grumbling. Liberals and moderates are battling. Even some in Hollywood are disappointed.

Obama must bring together—and fire up—the many Democratic coalitions if he hopes to minimize expected losses for his party this fall in his first midterm elections. The risk if he doesn't is that Democrats could become so disaffected that they stay home in November.

It's far from too late. Passage of the health care overhaul would mean a monumental victory for Obama just when he needs one. This president will have accomplished what others before him couldn't, a triumph that would give the fractured rank and file something to rally around.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhohealthcare; blanchelincoln
Perhaps nothing better illustrates the Democratic splits than the Senate race in Arkansas.

A moderate, Lincoln infuriated liberals by backing the 2008 Wall Street bailout while opposing a public insurance health care option and key union-organizing legislation. She was considered among the party's most vulnerable incumbents for months when Democratic Lt. Gov. Bill Halter got in the race.

Now, Lincoln is promoting her independence, saying in an ad: "I don't answer to my party, I answer to Arkansas."


Two other Senate Democrats facing tough races—Sens. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania and Michael Bennet in Colorado—also have primaries even though the White House is backing the incumbents

Obama need ObamaCare. We've got them on the run. Now, this year, we finish it.

1 posted on 03/15/2010 6:40:35 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana
Victory my arse... a Victory like a dog being victorious when he finally bites the tire of a car rolling 35 mph. Yeah... some win. I hate lying liarcrats!


2 posted on 03/15/2010 6:50:48 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Wolverine)
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To: GVnana

Their desperation to pass it shows how badly we need to stop it.

Its for all the marbles

3 posted on 03/15/2010 6:50:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: GVnana
Even some in Hollywood are disappointed.

Oh, my God -- the world's going to end -- we're all going to die!!!

4 posted on 03/15/2010 7:19:57 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (New Wizard of Oz: Pelosi as the Wicked Witch of the West & Michelle as the Wicked Witch of the East.)
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Sorry Blanch, you already voted for the dang taksies-backsies.

5 posted on 03/15/2010 8:26:59 PM PDT by ak267
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