Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Dem memo: No, we won't lose the House
WaPo ^ | 7/28/10 | Sargent

Posted on 07/28/2010 1:42:19 PM PDT by pabianice

In another sign that House Dem leaders are eager to silence talk about them losing the House, top Democrats are circulating a memo on Capitol Hill that lays out a detailed case for why Republicans will come up short this fall.

The argument in the DCCC memo, which was sent over by a source and opens a window on Dem thinking about the political landscape in a difficult year, is two-fold.The key points: First, Republicans simply can't put enough seats in play to win the House. Second, the Tea Party has become a massive liability nationally in multiple unappreciated ways.

Here's the memo's argument about the number of seats in play:

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010election; 2010midterms; dccc; democratcorruption; democrats; elections; teaparty

1 posted on 07/28/2010 1:42:21 PM PDT by pabianice
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: pabianice

No we won’t lose the House is ‘Rat speak for “lets gear up the fraud and smear machines”.


2 posted on 07/28/2010 1:44:06 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pabianice
The GOP is too liberal at this point. It doesn't offer a real alternative to the big spending/big government agenda of the Democrat party.

"We Suck Less" isn't exactly going to be a winning strategy.

3 posted on 07/28/2010 1:45:04 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pabianice
I thought there were about 70 seats in 'play'?

Even picking up 30 seats would be an end to the Obama agenda.

His victories have been only by a few votes.

Ofcourse, if we won back the House, we could start rolling back the agenda.

I think the Democrats are underestimating the voter anger.

4 posted on 07/28/2010 1:45:13 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pabianice

Oh, this is the WAPO reporting. All this newspaper is qualified to report on is MACACA. Eat MACACA and die WAPO.


5 posted on 07/28/2010 1:45:42 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pabianice

LOL! Dream on dems, unless the rass poll starts to look better for you, its all over except the crying. You screwed the american public, you passed legislation against their wishes, you have an incompetent boob as prez, and just about everything about you smells of corruption and stinks to low hell.


6 posted on 07/28/2010 1:45:53 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pnh102
The GOP is the only alternative.

Yes, it will be a vote to oust the Democrats who refused to listen to the will of the People and a warning to the GOP that they hadn't better do the same.

7 posted on 07/28/2010 1:47:01 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: pabianice

The ruling today in Arizona, if played right, should be good for at least another 5-10 House seats moving solidly into the (R) column


8 posted on 07/28/2010 1:47:17 PM PDT by digger48 (and)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pabianice

The folks who comment on this article are delusional.


9 posted on 07/28/2010 1:47:55 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fortheDeclaration
I think the Democrats are underestimating the voter anger.

Were I to be running the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee I would be ensuring that every R candidate highlighted his democrat opponent's vote for Speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosi is who every candidate out there should be running against.

Regards,

TS

10 posted on 07/28/2010 1:48:32 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: pnh102

The GOP doesn’t offer a real alternative? Are you serious? Have you been around for the past year and a half and cognizant of what is going on?

The Republican party is our only hope at this point, and they have been reasonably good about trying to stop the democrats from destroying our country...what are you doing?


11 posted on 07/28/2010 1:51:00 PM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: pabianice

They may not lose the house or the senate. The game is rigged, we’re paying Obama to do nothing but fly around the country and campaign. If you think the View apperance was a lark think again. He’s carefully energizing the same dumb ass base that elected him. The polls are beginning to show remorse by those that turned against the Dems lately. Watch out if the GOP doesn’t make major gains, the country as we know it will cease to exist, welcome to the USSA.


12 posted on 07/28/2010 1:52:27 PM PDT by VTenigma
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pabianice
The only people who see the Tea Party movement as a liability are the dems...

HouseLoss


13 posted on 07/28/2010 1:53:11 PM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pabianice

They were saying the same things in 1994...


14 posted on 07/28/2010 1:53:25 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pabianice

The EMORats will not lose the house, or the senate. But America has lost either way.


15 posted on 07/28/2010 1:53:49 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Rahm and George at Doe's when the knife came down)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pnh102

The stupid public who watches TV and pays for cable and sat TV keep the Democrats in power. Any Repub who stands up to them gets killed by the TV newsmedia. Why bother.

The serfs love their clicker. As long as they get ball games and reality Tv they will keep watching and enjoy the brainwashing.


16 posted on 07/28/2010 1:56:26 PM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: fortheDeclaration

Winning the house does nothing. You can not roll back anything with control of only one branch. All the RINOs could do is block any further action or funding. But RINOs, being RINOs who need to go along to get along, will to continue to sell the country out.


17 posted on 07/28/2010 1:56:43 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Rahm and George at Doe's when the knife came down)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: fortheDeclaration
"warning to the GOP that they hadn't better do the same."

The GOP has repeatedly demonstrated that they are just EMORat light.

18 posted on 07/28/2010 1:58:34 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Rahm and George at Doe's when the knife came down)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: pabianice

SHHH!

Let them keep believing that.


19 posted on 07/28/2010 1:59:05 PM PDT by Elpasser
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pabianice
In case anyone is confused about the ultimate goals of the CPUSA, they have been kind enough to post online their “Program Of The Communist Party USA.”

Maybe we should offer a $1,000,000 prize to anyone who can find one scintilla of difference between the CPUSA and the Democrats platform.

The "Congressional Progressive Caucus" must be targeted and destroyed as well their allies in the press and academia.

No holds barred, take no prisoners, name names and make these red bastards pay dearly for the consequences of nearly one hundred years of insidious and unrelenting attacks on capitalism and judeo-christian morality.

CPUSA And Obama Platforms Are Identical

Forget for the moment about Bill Ayers and Obama’s other Communist friends and mentors of the distant past.

From the current ‘Election 2008′ brochure from the Communist Party Of The United States (a pdf file):

A new day is dawning. Our country is at a turning point. This is a time of great possibility.

Issued as a public service by the Communist Party USA

The choice is clear. Stay with the Bush-McCain race to the bottom or raise up the whole country with a landslide defeat of the Republican ultra-right on November 4.

A new day is dawning. Our country is at a turning point. This is a time of great possibility. Across the land, people are coming together to reshape our nation’s priorities to make government “of, by and for the people” a reality.

From the Midwest to the South, from coast to coast, in big cities and rural communities voters have turned out in record numbers for change.

A landslide vote on November 4 can open the way to recovery from the very deep wounds of the Bush administration and decades of corporate right-wing control.

There is a crisis in every critical area of national life. Profits at the top are record high, but families can’t make ends meet. Trillions are squandered in Iraq, but 45 million are without health care. Billions are spent on tax breaks to the super rich, but working families are losing their homes and young people can’t afford higher education.

Working people want bold new policies to end war restore democratic traditions and create green living wage jobs, affordable housing, healthcare and quality education for everyone.

Republican John McCain, the candidate of the military industrial complex, will continue the Bush agenda. “100 years” in Iraq, Social Security privatization, and tax cuts for the rich. His Republican partners in Congress have blocked, stalled or gutted every bill that benefits working people since they lost majority control in 2006.

Although the ultra-right is weakened and divided, they continue to push fear, division, racism and anti-immigrant bigotry in this year’s elections, aided and abetted by the corporate media. These multi-pronged poisonous tactics can only be overcome with unbreakable unity.

The choice is clear. Stay with the Bush-McCain race to the bottom or raise up the whole country with a landslide defeat of the Republican ultra-right on November 4.

Voters are demanding a new kind of politics to rebuild our country for the common good. A democratic spirit of unity and hope is inspiring millions to get involved.

During the Great Depression of the 1930’s, unemployed workers and their allies marched and organized until public works jobs, Social Security and New Deal programs were won. In the 1960’s the great civil rights movement won the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.

In 2008, union members, African Americans, Latinos, youth and women, seniors, environmental and peace voters are forging a powerful new all encompassing movement that makes great changes possible.

Help make history. Talk with co-workers, neighbors, friends and family. Volunteer to knock on doors, make calls, get online to turnout a landslide defeat of the Republican ultra-right on November 4, and keep the movement going.

EMERGENCY PROGRAM TO REPAIR, RENEW AND REBUILD

We offer these proposals as a contribution toward the bold policy changes necessary to meet the immediate needs of working people, eliminate poverty and move our country forward with a new President and Congress. Funding to come from monies now being spent on the Iraq war, military budget and tax breaks to the super rich.

1. Immediate Relief

A moratorium on foreclosures and evictions. Reset mortgages so payments are affordable. No bail outs for banks.

Extend unemployment compensation, increase payments and eligibility. Increase food stamps, WIC, children’s health insurance, and low income energy assistance.

Assist deficit-ridden state and local governments so they can preserve services and jobs. Fund “ready-to-go” infrastructure projects.

2. A Peacetime, Green Jobs Economy for All

Enact massive public works job creation to make existing buildings energy efficient, construct new schools, hospitals, affordable housing, mass transit and bridges. Priority to areas hurt by loss of manufacturing, loss of family farms and highest unemployment areas including the Katrina-devastated Gulf Coast.

Major clean, affordable energy development project for solar, wind and biomass electricity generation. Immediate program to cut greenhouse gas emissions and for environmental cleanup. Restore Federal energy regulation and encourage public ownership of utilities.

Enact the Employee Free Choice Act to enable workers to form unions without intimidation and win higher wages and benefits, dignity and respect.

Enact HR 676 the US National Health Insurance Act to provide universal health insurance with single-payer financing. Fully fund public education from pre-school through higher education and technical training. No privatization of Social Security or Medicare. Expand and improve benefits.

3. Restore Civil Rights, the Bill of Rights and Separation of Powers

Restore Civil Rights Act enforcement, affirmative action in employment, education, and housing. End the “school to prison” pipeline. Outlaw hate crimes. Preserve Roe v. Wade.

Pass immigration reform with legalization, a path to citizenship, due process, no militarization of the borders, and no exploitative guest worker programs. No human being is illegal.

Repeal Patriot Act. Restore Habeas Corpus rights. No more torture. Investigate and prosecute Bush administration violations of the Constitution.

Expand voting rights. Enact publicly financed elections, same day registration, voting rights for ex-felons, verifiable voting equipment, and instant runoff voting. Restore Fairness Doctrine in media.

4. Strength through Peace

Withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq with no bases or U.S. corporations left behind. Full care for returning veterans. No war on Iran or expansion of troops in Afghanistan. Assistance to Iraqi people to rebuild their country.

Adopt a new foreign policy of diplomacy and respect for all nations, instead of preemptive war for corporate interests. Renew commitment to UN peace role.

End trade policies that enrich corporations while destroying jobs. Ratify Kyoto Treaty and other climate change agreements.

Enforce nuclear non-proliferation, work to abolish nuclear weapons. Cut Pentagon spending in half, close down US bases around the world.

Vote November 4 as if your life, and your future, depend on it!

Defeating the right wing is the first step in the struggle to end exploitation, poverty, racism and war inherent in capitalism.

The Communist Party USA and Young Communist League participate in today’s movements confident that they set the stage for more fundamental change tomorrow.

Throughout our 88-year history we have defended the interests of the working class, fighting for unity and democratic rights. Today we are guided by our motto, “People and Nature Before Profits.”

Our vision is a socialist USA, that opens the way for equality, world peace, real democracy, a society in which people control their own destinies in a sustainable world.

We invite you to join us. Issued as a public service by the Communist Party USA

For comments or more information call: 212-989-4994 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              212-989-4994      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 212-989-4994 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 212-989-4994 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 212-989-4994 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

For our full program visit http://www.cpusa.org

We invite you to join us. Issued as a public service by the Communist Party USA

For comments or more information call: 212-989-4994 or e-mail: politicalaction@cpusa.org

Young Communist League http://www.yclusa.org

Peoples Weekly World / Nuestro Mundo http://www.pww.org

Political Affairs http://www.politicalaffairs.net

20 posted on 07/28/2010 2:01:01 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pabianice

We have to have the House because we need to do the investigations. This is the only place where we can truly go on offense. We can expose corruption and push zero to the brink and with his narcissistic personality, he could very well crack under the pressure. We can curb administration abuses and even de-fund programs.
As far as actually turning anything back, no chance until 2012.


21 posted on 07/28/2010 2:04:19 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fortheDeclaration

I think the Democrats are underestimating the voter anger.

Are they ever! Come on November!


22 posted on 07/28/2010 2:08:35 PM PDT by Bitsy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: pabianice

this guy is delusional.


23 posted on 07/28/2010 2:09:57 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pabianice

Funding ACORN and stacking the vote as we speak. :)


24 posted on 07/28/2010 2:15:33 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VTenigma
"The polls are beginning to show remorse by those that turned against the Dems lately."

LOL, well now THAT's total BS! In fact the latest RCP poll average, shows OSTUPID at a negative 3 which his the lowest he has ever been.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html

In fact the only poll which has him above water is a 2 week old TIME MAG poll (49 approve-46 disapprove which was taken by calling "National Adults"

So, where exactly are you pulling your numbers from?

25 posted on 07/28/2010 2:20:24 PM PDT by 101voodoo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: pabianice

Aint over till the fat lady sings.


26 posted on 07/28/2010 2:22:21 PM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied pelicans died)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pnh102

Well, we don’t bow. . .that’s should mean something.


27 posted on 07/28/2010 2:27:55 PM PDT by cricket ( flies don't lie. . .message sent to the man who would be King.. . .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: pabianice

This is great. Dems, just keep believing this. The fact that dems are down 10% in the generic ballot shouldn’t mean anything. There aren’t any generic democrats running and most of the beltway types have never met a Republican.

Now that we’ve agreed on what democrats should believe, let’s agree on what Republicans should believe. There should not be a single dem seat that is considered safe. There should not be one district written off. The goal is not a 30 or 40 seat gain. If you must set a number, let it be 100. Increase contributions to Republican candidates and Sarahpac after the primaries conclude. Those candidates need to combat the union and media lies and it costs money.

And don’t forget the Senate. It can be won too.


28 posted on 07/28/2010 2:34:23 PM PDT by excopconservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: equalitybeforethelaw
Oh, this is the WAPO reporting.

When America goes Sherman I am sure The Washington Post building will be on the way of the march.

"I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah Washington."

William Tecumseh Sherman
29 posted on 07/28/2010 2:35:09 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: excopconservative

I like 100...frankly, about 350 should be sent back to the private sector. No bennies, either...


30 posted on 07/28/2010 2:35:39 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Drill Thrawl
Winning the house does nothing. You can not roll back anything with control of only one branch.

Actually, winning back the House would cause gridlock and halt any further expansion of Obama's Marxist agenda. That is certainly something worth voting for.

31 posted on 07/28/2010 2:38:47 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: pnh102
..."We Suck Less" isn't exactly going to be a winning strategy...

eh...Not exactly an inspiring 'battle cry' I must admit - but it works with me.

Carly Fiorna vs. Boxer? -- Fiorna hands down.

Satan's Minions vs. Bumbling Cowards? -- I'll go with the Bumbling Cowards and hope they stumble into some good policies now and then.
Satan's Minions will take then Nation to Hell... The Bumbling Cowards might get some Grace...

32 posted on 07/28/2010 2:53:24 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

As far as we are out, you have satellite TV or nothing, and while I don’t watch, beyond a couple of Pats games and NASCAR races, she does.

I’d lay off the TV idea, were I you, since, like this, it’s just another information source. No more, no less.


33 posted on 07/28/2010 2:55:09 PM PDT by benewton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: pabianice

Just because you say it does not make it true!


34 posted on 07/28/2010 3:04:40 PM PDT by chris_bdba
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Wpin
The GOP doesn’t offer a real alternative? Are you serious? Have you been around for the past year and a half and cognizant of what is going on?

Ok what alternatives is the GOP offering?

Are they pushing to repeal 0bamacare? No.

Are they pushing for shamnesty? Yes.

Has the GOP ever once cut welfare spending? No.

Has the GOP ever balanced a budget or even attempted to reduce the deficit? No.

I'll vote GOP, but I am not fooling myself in believing that they will be any different than the Democrats.

35 posted on 07/28/2010 3:22:06 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky

Summary of Demo memo: “We will retain control of the House because....we will not lose enough seats to lose control.” Oh, now I see.


36 posted on 07/28/2010 3:34:31 PM PDT by liberlog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: pnh102

“Ok what alternatives is the GOP offering?”

They are too many to write here but think taxes, regulations, freedoms...who the heck do you think has been fighting the democrats destruction of America? You?

“Are they pushing to repeal 0bamacare? No.”

That is an issue they will be going after, they have said that they will repeal it if they can...it is up to us to elect enough Republicans to help them do it.

“Are they pushing for shamnesty? Yes.”

Most are not, so what if a few are...you going to paint the Republican party by a small minority of Republicans?

“Has the GOP ever once cut welfare spending? No.”

Actually, the GOP ended the welfare society as we knew in in the 1990’s...or do you think that was the democrats?

“Has the GOP ever balanced a budget or even attempted to reduce the deficit? No.”

Again, in the 1990’s it was the Republicans who did indeed balance the budget...

“I’ll vote GOP, but I am not fooling myself in believing that they will be any different than the Democrats.”

That is ludicrous, the democrats hate America, hate freedom, I do not understand how anyone can say what you said there with a clear conscience. Who has been defending our rights thus far? It is the Republicans...the Republican party is us...it got a little lost for a while, but we simply need to become involved in the party to make it in our liking...


37 posted on 07/28/2010 4:28:53 PM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: pabianice

intentional propaganda faux leak.

That said, the GOP has been full bore stupid by endorsing RINOs.

I am particularly irked by the GOP support Crist is recieving.


38 posted on 07/28/2010 4:40:40 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: longtermmemmory

Bagdag Bob speaks:

“Nothing to see here folks...move along, move along.”


39 posted on 07/28/2010 4:43:23 PM PDT by ak267
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: benewton

Yeah sure - TV another information soruce that helped get a muslim elected to control the country 7 years after 9-11. Sure. Keep thinking that.


40 posted on 07/28/2010 5:20:11 PM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Drill Thrawl
Winning the house does nothing. You can not roll back anything with control of only one branch. All the RINOs could do is block any further action or funding. But RINOs, being RINOs who need to go along to get along, will to continue to sell the country out.

The House could defund many of the progrems started by Obama, espically the Health Care.

41 posted on 07/28/2010 10:30:11 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson