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Van Hollen: Democrats to Once Again Run As Party of Change
CQ Politics ^ | April 6, 2010 | Tory Newmyer, CQ-Roll Call

Posted on 04/07/2010 12:20:45 AM PDT by fightinJAG

House Democrats plan to revive the political ghost of former President George W. Bush in their bid to retain the majority this fall, according to Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the head of the party’s re-election efforts.

Van Hollen, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, on Tuesday signaled House Democrats will try to repeat their success in the last two election cycles by once again running under a change banner.

"This time we will make the case that supporting a Republican is simply turning back the clock to Bush economic policies, the same policies that got us into this mess to begin with,” he told reporters gathered at the downtown offices of Third Way, a centrist Democratic think thank. Republicans, Van Hollen added, “will I think put themselves clearly in the position where they represent the status quo and that the Democrats, while we have the White House and both houses of Congress, remain the party of change and reform.”

Van Hollen waved off comparisons to the 1994 midterm elections, when insurgent Republicans channeled popular dissatisfaction with Democratic control to knock off 54 Democrats and win back the House. But Van Hollen argued that in 1994 — unlike now — the GOP presented itself as a viable alternative; Democrats were caught flat-footed; and President Bill Clinton’s support was sagging.

And while Van Hollen declined to predict how many seats Democrats will lose in November, he stated flatly they will maintain control of the chamber. “Our Republican colleagues are prematurely measuring the curtains in their new offices and prematurely popping the champagne bottles, because we’re going to make sure this is not 1994 all over again,” he said.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010; 2010election; 2010midterms; dccc; democrats; electionfraud; elections; hopetchangey; hopeychangey

1 posted on 04/07/2010 12:20:45 AM PDT by fightinJAG
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To: fightinJAG

>>”This time we will make the case that supporting a Republican is simply turning back the clock to Bush economic policies, the same policies that got us into this mess to begin with,” he told reporters gathered at the downtown offices of Third Way, a centrist Democratic think thank.

To a time, WHEN THERE WERE JOBS.


2 posted on 04/07/2010 12:50:01 AM PDT by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: struggle

Quite right. When the hated, reviled, evvvillll Bush was prez, most of these libtards were employed. These Dumocraps cant seriously run under that stupid “hopeydopeychangey” slogan again.


3 posted on 04/07/2010 1:09:49 AM PDT by max americana
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To: fightinJAG

Is this a joke? The Democratic Party is a joke.


4 posted on 04/07/2010 1:16:30 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: fightinJAG

Yeah, I mean, look at the change we’ve got? No longer do we have to worry about waking up a six in the morning. Now we can stay home all day, because WE HAVE NO MORE WORK!!!


5 posted on 04/07/2010 1:33:53 AM PDT by Dragonspirit (Always remember President Token won only by defecting on his CFR pledge.)
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To: fightinJAG

Why not against Hoover again? That worked before.


6 posted on 04/07/2010 1:39:27 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: fightinJAG

I’ve had quite enough hopenchange for a long time, thank you very much.


7 posted on 04/07/2010 1:40:05 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: struggle

And the end came when Bush compromised too much with a Rat congress.


8 posted on 04/07/2010 1:40:53 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: fightinJAG
This lead balloon strategy can be summed up in one word. UNNNGH!

Rock On, LibTards.

9 posted on 04/07/2010 2:14:15 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3V3Ry71N' 084M4 D03z 83N3f17Z MU5l1mz. c01NC1d3nc3?)
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To: fightinJAG
Van Hollen: Democrats to Once Again Run As Party of Change

Um.

Change = Socialism. Change = Joblessness. Change = Shady Backroom Deals. Change = No Constitutional Limits. Change = Broke National, State and Local Governments.

Change, indeed.

10 posted on 04/07/2010 2:25:43 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: fightinJAG

Bush’s economy was doing fine until the Congress went Democrat in 2006.


11 posted on 04/07/2010 3:16:41 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: fightinJAG
Wasn't the highest unemployment rate under Bush 7.7%? Wasn't the highest deficit under Bush $569 billion compared to Obama’s $1.6 trillion?
12 posted on 04/07/2010 3:38:46 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: fightinJAG

Smart move on the Dems part...I say go for it.


13 posted on 04/07/2010 4:16:33 AM PDT by panthermom
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To: panthermom

In the words of W: “Bring it ON!”


14 posted on 04/07/2010 5:03:57 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: fightinJAG

The goofball fails to mention they’ve been in power since the 06 elections...

Not to mention the unemployment rate when they assumed power was at around 4.8%, stock market at 14,000 - those evil Boosh years.


15 posted on 04/07/2010 5:25:56 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: tobyhill

Well, what do you think the Rats mean by “change,” huh? /s


16 posted on 04/07/2010 7:18:10 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Next up: Forced public transportation:because it's not "affordable" unless we all have to use it.)
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To: Dragonspirit

At least you don’t have that evil “job-lock” either. Queen Pelosi says “job-lock” is very bad.


17 posted on 04/07/2010 7:20:26 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Next up: Forced public transportation:because it's not "affordable" unless we all have to use it.)
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To: fightinJAG

Van Hollen... better with Roth or Hagar?


18 posted on 04/07/2010 7:21:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: MrB
Van Hollen... better with Roth or Hagar?

Or Cherone?

19 posted on 04/07/2010 7:22:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fightinJAG

Give me “job-lock” any decade.


20 posted on 04/07/2010 7:22:12 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: freekitty
Is this a joke? The Democratic Party is a joke.

I double-checked to see if the source was The Onion. But this dude, apparently, is serious.

It's pretty hilarious at first. Then it dawned on me that this is exactly how Obambi is pushing through his agenda. He just keeps mouthing the big lie that it is wanted, it is working, it is wonderful and it will be.

Doesn't matter how much cognitive dissonance it takes to do the big lie. The Rats just keep at it.

21 posted on 04/07/2010 7:22:35 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Next up: Forced public transportation:because it's not "affordable" unless we all have to use it.)
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To: nhwingut

It’s the responsibility of GOP goofballs (ok, ok, a little hyperbole there) to announce this good and loud.


22 posted on 04/07/2010 7:23:26 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: fightinJAG

They’re going to change from what they’re currently doing?


23 posted on 04/07/2010 7:24:13 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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