Skip to comments.Republicans Threatening Congressional Seats Long Held by Democrats
Posted on 04/24/2010 4:08:50 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
ASHLAND, Wis. | Rep. David Obey has won 21 straight races, easily prevailing through wars and economic crises that have spanned presidencies from Nixon to Obama. Yet the discontent with Washington surging through politics is now threatening not only his seat but Democratic control of Congress.
Obey is one of nearly a dozen well-established House Democrats who are bracing for something they rarely face: serious competition. Their predicament is the latest sign of distress for their party and underlines why Republicans are confident of big gains in November, and perhaps even winning back the House.
The fight for the midterm elections is not confined to traditional battlegrounds, where Republicans and Democrats often swap seats every few cycles. In the Senate, Democrats are struggling to hold on to, among others, seats once held by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Democrats are preparing to lose as many as 30 House seats - including a wave of first-term members - and Republicans have expanded their sights to places where political challenges seldom develop.
"It's not a lifetime appointment," said Sean Duffy, a Republican district attorney here in the north woods of Wisconsin, where he has established himself as one of the most aggressive challengers to Obey since the Democrat went to Washington in 1969. "There are changes in this country going on and people aren't happy."
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“Reps. John Spratt of South Carolina, who oversees the Budget Committee, and Ike Skelton of Missouri, who runs the Armed Services Committee, have been warned by party leaders to step up the intensity of their campaigns to help preserve the Democratic majority.”
It sure sounds to me like Americans are rejecting the commie ‘RATS’ dopey/hopey/changey thing.
“It’s not a lifetime appointment,” said Sean Duffy
Exactly right. It is not Obey’s seat it is the peoples seat and they will determine who occupies it. Hey msm go to hell.
It was just 4 years ago that the Republicans controlled the House. It isn’t hard to imagine that happening again.
Remember when Ronald Reagan was president, we also had Bob Hope and Johnny Cash still with us...
Now we have Obama... and -no Hope- and -no Cash-!
John Spratt. I wonder if his friends call him Jack.
It’s going to be a route. Nuff said.
The Dems are going to suffer an historic bloodbath in November. There's no way to sugar-coat that.
It's why they're sweating bullets to get the rest of their radical leftist agenda passed before the fall.
Here are a couple of threads provided by Freepers trying to assess the vunerable Democratic seats.
Oooo, a whole thirty. That's like being prepared to have your doctor tell you that you're coughing up blood because of a minor cold.
Obey is a can of pesticide spraying himself all over America. He reflects back on Wisconsin as a product of the liberal idiots who allow him a seat in congress. I bet 60% of his voters are single stupid females.
Hmm..”threatening...long held Democrat Seats”. Like, Ted Kennedy’s Seat? Like, the New Jersey Governorship? Like, the perviously Democrat held Virginia Governorship?. Yeah, I guess you could call those “threats” :)
That’s good, you should use that as your tag line.
Its not hard to imagine Sprat in trouble, he has had tough elections before, but I would think that if Obey is in trouble they could lose a heck of a lot more than 30 seats.
Don’t forget to tip the waitresses.
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