Skip to comments.Van Hollen: Democrats to Once Again Run As Party of Change
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 partys 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 Clintons 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 were going to make sure this is not 1994 all over again, he said.
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>>”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.
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.
Is this a joke? The Democratic Party is a joke.
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!!!
Why not against Hoover again? That worked before.
I’ve had quite enough hopenchange for a long time, thank you very much.
And the end came when Bush compromised too much with a Rat congress.
Rock On, LibTards.
Change = Socialism. Change = Joblessness. Change = Shady Backroom Deals. Change = No Constitutional Limits. Change = Broke National, State and Local Governments.
Bush’s economy was doing fine until the Congress went Democrat in 2006.
Smart move on the Dems part...I say go for it.
In the words of W: “Bring it ON!”
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.
Well, what do you think the Rats mean by “change,” huh? /s
At least you don’t have that evil “job-lock” either. Queen Pelosi says “job-lock” is very bad.
Van Hollen... better with Roth or Hagar?
Give me “job-lock” any decade.
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.
It’s the responsibility of GOP goofballs (ok, ok, a little hyperbole there) to announce this good and loud.
They’re going to change from what they’re currently doing?