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Barack Obama celebrates primary victories as Tea Party splits vote (HURRAY for *cough* AMERICA!)
Guardian ^ | 8/11/10 | Chris McGreal

Posted on 08/11/2010 9:19:36 PM PDT by Libloather

Barack Obama celebrates primary victories as Tea Party splits vote
President bolstered for November's mid-terms as Democrats lead in key races for Senate and state governorships
Chris McGreal in Washington
Wednesday 11 August 2010

Barack Obama and his Democratic allies have scored a series of victories in primary races while the Republican establishment has lost out to agitated Tea Party supporters, bolstering the president's hand in November's mid-term elections.

The results of primaries in four states on Tuesday will leave moderate Democrats facing Republicans who have been tainted by extreme views, or accusations of unethical conduct, in key races for the US Senate and state governorships. This should undermine the Republicans' attempts to retake control of Congress. "This is the best night the Democrats have had this year," said Larry Sabato, a political science professor at the University of Virginia. "They've improved their position in all four states and the Republicans weakened theirs. The Democrats couldn't have written a better script."

Crucially for Obama, Senator Michael Bennet won a clear victory for the Democratic nomination against Andrew Romanoff, who had Bill Clinton's backing and was billed as likely to draw strong support from discontented liberals. Obama had campaigned heavily for Bennet, who won by with a nine-point lead, so the result undermines claims that the president is a liability for candidates.

Bennet's prospects have been helped by the decision of Colorado Republican primary voters to elect Tea Party supporter Ken Buck as their candidate for Senate. Buck, who beat the Republican leadership's favoured candidate, is thought likely to alienate many independent voters.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: liberalmedia; obama; primary; spin; teaparty; vote
Party time for Hussein. Is there room for another vacation this month?
1 posted on 08/11/2010 9:19:38 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Is this for real ? I thought Buck polled better against Bennett than Norton did.


2 posted on 08/11/2010 9:22:37 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Libloather

The title is misleading. It should read the singular, victory.

We’ll see in November how well Barry has helped the RATS.


3 posted on 08/11/2010 9:24:22 PM PDT by PhiloBedo
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To: Nonstatist

It’s the Guardian. They make the New York Times seem like National Review.


4 posted on 08/11/2010 9:24:43 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: MuttTheHoople

lulz, so true.


5 posted on 08/11/2010 9:25:33 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Libloather

The lamers in the lamestream media are DESPERATE. In a Democrat Party primary some Democrat HAS to win—declaring the outcome a victory for Comrade Odumbsky is beyond silly.


6 posted on 08/11/2010 9:27:14 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: Libloather
The fact that a sitting President is "celebrating" his hand-selected picks in his mid-term primary races, should tell everyone how bad things are for him. For virtually any other President, this is a non-story because anyone he endorsed would have SAILED to victory. Obama's happy because some of his guys eked out squeakers.
7 posted on 08/11/2010 9:28:21 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Libloather

Steaming pile of biased wishful thinknig from the left ...

Buck leads Bennett 48% to 42% in this poll...

Buck is a good campaigner and the GOP will unite around him.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2010/election_2010_senate_elections/colorado/election_2010_colorado_senate

and today Obama hit -22 (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) ... economy is stalling out ...

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll


8 posted on 08/11/2010 9:28:53 PM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: Libloather
Barack Obama and his Democratic allies have scored a series of victories in primary races while the Republican establishment has lost out to agitated Tea Party supporters, bolstering the president's hand in November's mid-term elections.

Only the left sees victory for the side where the "establishment candidate" wins the primary. It is the establishment that has us turning into Greece, and people are waking up to that fact every day.

It says a lot when the Zero has to clutch at primary wins within his own party to point to a "victory".
9 posted on 08/11/2010 9:29:08 PM PDT by LostInBayport (Fiscal order and a strong border...how about Christie/Cuccinelli 2012)
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To: Libloather

In republican primaries, the Tea party wins and democrats count this as their win.


10 posted on 08/11/2010 9:30:06 PM PDT by usmcobra (.Islam: providing Live Targets for United States Marines since 1786!)
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To: PaleoBob

Not just that, he won in a squeaker and is the , oh and Bennet claimed Obama didnt help him much.

consider it good news that Obama WH is grasping on to this one, meaningless straw. It only matters if we win in November.

They are automatically thinking Tea Party candidates will be less electable... but they will be electable enough in Nov.


11 posted on 08/11/2010 9:32:19 PM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: Libloather
Spinning defeat into victory.

Obama True Believers win their primaries while RINO's go down to defeat. What else is new? Party bases win primaries.

In Colorado numbers alone show that Buck can and will bury Bennet.

This is just Leftist spin from an IngSoc propaganda outlet.

12 posted on 08/11/2010 9:35:38 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out!! The Americans are On the March!! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: Libloather

The Guardian ignores turn-out. Republicans swamped Democrats.


13 posted on 08/11/2010 9:35:48 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: Libloather

What kind of drugs is this guy on?!?

LOL, to be a fly on the wall the day AFTER elections. I don’t think the demmies are going to be celebrating, LOL.


14 posted on 08/11/2010 9:38:33 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Now is the time that tries men's souls...")
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To: Libloather

more like republican splitting tea party vote.


15 posted on 08/11/2010 9:41:47 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Libloather
May the world view of this UK delusional person filter the view of all CommieCrates!
November will deliver the reality, and spin will not be an operational remedy for this UK psycho!
16 posted on 08/11/2010 9:52:22 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Nonstatist

Buck will be a fine candidate. He’s a great speaker, very charismatic. The blah blah about Buck is coming from an R establishment that cannot stand it when the voters do not select their designated candidate, despite them spending a lot of money to make sure the designee wins.

Buck can run as an outsider (he actually is) against an incumbent (Bennett) who voted for the stimulus program and Obamacare and favors amnesty. The negative ads on Bennett haven’t even started. Norton could not have credibly run as an outsider. I think either Norton or Buck would be great Senators. But Buck is far more electable this year.

The fiasco in Colorado is the governors race, which the party establishment almost certainly turned over to the rats by funding a terrible candidate, Scott McGinnis, as the annointed one. Moderate, boring, establishment. That lead Tancredo to throw his hat in the ring as an independent and also lead the voters to reject McGinnis and select a nice guy but not too strong a candidate, Scott Maes over McGinnis for the R nomination. Tancredo splits the vote as an I with either McGinnis or Maes.

The best race will be Colorado CD7. We have a great, charismatic, conservative, black man, Ryan Frazier, running against Ed Perlmutter. We can probably take that seat back in the house, which we lost in 2006.


17 posted on 08/11/2010 9:52:46 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: LostInBayport
It says a lot when the Zero has to clutch at primary wins within his own party to point to a "victory".

Glad someone else caught that. These are Primary elections. Wow. A Democrat won (in the primary)..... Who'd have thunkit?

It would have been even bigger news if they'd all lost, but that wasn't possible.

18 posted on 08/11/2010 10:03:27 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: usmcobra
"In republican primaries, the Tea party wins and democrats count this as their win."

Did someone forget to send the Guardian the memo about Tea Partiers being comprised of republicans and other conservatives who are building one very large platform while Barry is making teabagging slurs against anyone to the right of Chris Matthews?

In the end, there's only going to be two contestants. One who mocks America and one who honors her.

I can only imagine how deep Hussein is going to bury himself by then.

19 posted on 08/11/2010 10:07:46 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (Defend America peacefully, vigorously, and swiftly against all enemies before she becomes a memory)
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To: Nonstatist

Per Rasmussen’s latest poll, given that Benett is the Dhim’s nominee, it’s 48% - 42% for Buck, and 48% - 39% for Norton. If, however, the Dhims picked Romanov, it’s 48% - 42% for Buck , and 44%-40% for Norton.


20 posted on 08/11/2010 10:15:57 PM PDT by paudio (Michelle 'Antoinette' 0bama: "Let them vacation here!")
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To: PhiloBedo
That's the idea I was getting too. Mirabile dictu, we have not seen a lot of "Peroting" going on this year.
21 posted on 08/11/2010 10:41:25 PM 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: Libloather

Moscow is a vacation wonderland.


22 posted on 08/11/2010 11:01:58 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Libloather

The Republican loser got more votes than the Democrat winner.

Dumb Brits don’t know crap about America and see everything through their socialis left-wing glasses.


23 posted on 08/11/2010 11:32:15 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: Libloather

“Barack Obama and his Democratic allies have scored a series of victories in primary races”

Looks like Baghdad Bob has landed a job as Executive Editor for the Guardian.


24 posted on 08/12/2010 12:06:17 AM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Nonstatist

“Is this for real ? I thought Buck polled better against Bennett than Norton did.”

I know what you mean. I seriously thought this was some kind of National Lampoon spoof story. This is some of the most utterly laughable propaganda I’ve read this whole election season. If this is the best they can grab on to, I think we’re in for a very successful election night on Nov 2.


25 posted on 08/12/2010 12:49:02 AM PDT by lquist1
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To: WOSG

saving


26 posted on 08/12/2010 2:21:43 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Libloather
so the result undermines claims that the president is a liability for candidates

Amazing how these guys jump to conclusions!

27 posted on 08/12/2010 5:07:51 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: LostInBayport

“It says a lot when the Zero has to clutch at primary wins within his own party to point to a “victory”. “

classic


28 posted on 08/12/2010 5:17:36 AM PDT by petercooper (Ignorant Obama Voters: Happy Now?)
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To: Libloather

Sabato is a liberal shill and an absolute turd of a human.


29 posted on 08/12/2010 5:52:14 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: Libloather
The U.K. Guardian, eh? Talk about polishing a turd.

I wonder how you say that in English.

30 posted on 08/12/2010 7:02:40 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Regulator
This spin has a strategic purpose. It establishes a line of propaganda which supports a ballot protest should the Dems lose.That is the point.

Every time you see this crap, you know one thing, that the Dems have a Franken like intitiative in place for that particular seat,to manufacture votes and do ballot discoveries ( OH LOOKIE HERE WE FOUND A WHOLE TRUCK LOAD OF UNCOUNTED BALLOTS....TRICK!)via court order.

Conservatives should Make a list of such propagandized contests, and then lock and load.

Its political warfare.

31 posted on 08/12/2010 7:05:15 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Nonstatist

This has been the JournoList-inspired spin in the mainstream media.

The Democrats WON! By beating...err...another Democrat in Colorado.


32 posted on 08/12/2010 7:15:08 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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