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BREAKING NEWS: Democrat Kathy Hochul wins special election for US House seat in NY AP
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Posted on 05/24/2011 7:19:58 PM PDT by Perdogg

BREAKING NEWS: Democrat Kathy Hochul wins special election for US House seat in NY

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 112th; hochul; kathyhochul; newyork; ny2011; ny26; sscolascutby0bama
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To: Clintonfatigued
J. Davis (TEA) 7,346 8%

Thanks, Tea Party! You've just cost us another seat! Go Third Party! Yay! Preserve Democrat dominance for the next century! Woooo Hoooo!

41 posted on 05/24/2011 7:54:25 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: jeltz25
I agree 100% with you; however, there is a problem - all the repubs in the House have endorsed the Ryan plan and they can't easily reverse their stand. Obama will be tough to beat without the seniors voting republican.
42 posted on 05/24/2011 7:54:38 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: manc

Yeah, the GOP should abandon a small government agenda and spend slightly less than the Democrats. RINO bullshit.


43 posted on 05/24/2011 7:55:53 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: jeltz25

You got it ! :)


44 posted on 05/24/2011 7:55:59 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: SubMareener

Might want to check your math again.


45 posted on 05/24/2011 7:56:19 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: jeltz25
The good news is this happened early enough to serve as a warning and we can adapt. Obama and the dems got a similar warning in Jan 2010 with MA. They chose to ignore it. We all know what happened. Hopefully we won’t ignore this.

You make some good points here and I can't argue with you that Medicare reform looks like a giant loser right now, but our team is on record supporting it. All but 4 Republicans in the House voted for it, and I don't see how they run from that vote now.

Do you really think the Republican House members can escape their endorsement of Ryan's plan? I don't think so. It seems to me we may have to just stand our ground and fight over it. We are right, Medicare needs to be reformed. The public apparently isn't ready for it, but I don't think we can run and hide after overwhelmingly voting for the Medicare reform plan.

46 posted on 05/24/2011 7:58:25 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: jeltz25; Dave W
If we "lay off Medicare", whose taxes do we raise to cover its shortfalls?

I agree with you Dave W, we are going to drive the Medicare bus full speed ahead until it goes right over the cliff.

47 posted on 05/24/2011 7:59:35 PM PDT by Notary Sojac (Populism is antithetical to conservatism.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

YET AGAIN, a fake Democrat “Tea” PArty candidate costs us a seat.

YES FOLKS, people really are just that stupid, and they keep proving it, again, and again, and again.


48 posted on 05/24/2011 7:59:56 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: yup2394871293

FOR CRYING OUT LOUD think about it, can you see the bigger picture or what you want?

We say what we have to say and then pass what we want.

Newsflash not everyone wants what you want sod ask a old person if they want their medicare cut and you lose a vote, think about it will you .

Why on earth do you think medicare was set up in the first place?
You and I want something but if you say “hell we’re getting rid of this and that” you lose votes

I can’t believe you can’t understand this, surely.


49 posted on 05/24/2011 8:01:08 PM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: yup2394871293

This was not the result of the faux tea party candidate.

This is the fault of Corwin not understanding the Ryan plan, and now we will have to listen to this Mediscare crap for 18 months.

This is a political disaster. I’d rather have lost the judgeship in Wisconsin.


50 posted on 05/24/2011 8:01:22 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: mo

Trump is not running, what are you talking about?


51 posted on 05/24/2011 8:01:56 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: yup2394871293

others can understand as to what I am saying.


52 posted on 05/24/2011 8:02:35 PM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: tcrlaf

The 2010 election results gave me hope.


53 posted on 05/24/2011 8:02:45 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: Perdogg

I thought I read that she did not meet the residency requirements. Oh. Wait. She’s a Dim and does not need to follow the rule of law.


54 posted on 05/24/2011 8:03:26 PM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: jeltz25

I thought polling showed that seniors likes the Ryan plan


55 posted on 05/24/2011 8:03:36 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Perdogg

Totally expected, not a surprise. NY voters are incapable of understanding that this TEA party choice was anti-TEA party.


56 posted on 05/24/2011 8:04:53 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Clintonfatigued

I lost hope with the 2010 House results immediately when it became clear Boehner would not fight. Plus Senate races from DE to NV just overruled the House results.


57 posted on 05/24/2011 8:06:28 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Perdogg

So...is this going to be a pattern for the Dems to use? I’m guessing that in close districts with stupid people, this methodology would work.


58 posted on 05/24/2011 8:11:39 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Dave W

Seniors are poll fine on Medicare. Too many here are influenced by the MSM This is a case that somehow a tea party candidate decoy turned a district outcome. I don’t know how because there were a slew of these fake te party candidates all around the country in November, and I am not aware of any that changed the outome of a race. I think if nothing else this shows the Dems put more into the race than our side. Not surprising in New York.


59 posted on 05/24/2011 8:12:22 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Theodore R.
I lost hope with the 2010 House results immediately when it became clear Boehner would not fight.

Whine, whine, whine. Boehner pushed the Ryan plan through the House which included Medicare reform. That was politically incredibly bold and risky and may have cost us this seat. The Republicans control 1/2 of Congress. That's it. This House has passed plenty of good legislation, but there isn't much we can do without the Senate and White House.

Plus Senate races from DE to NV just overruled the House results.

The lesson in DE and NV is to nominate good candidates, not characters like Angle and O'Donnell who had little to no chance to win. When I say good, I mean someone who can actually win. It isn't enough to be right on the issues, you have to actually be able to persuade a majority of voters to cast ballots for you (something Angle and O'Donnell could not do).

60 posted on 05/24/2011 8:13:12 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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