Skip to comments.Democrats’ chances of retaking the House improve
Posted on 02/06/2012 1:37:55 PM PST by SMGFan
Democrats have been saying for a long time that the House could be in play in 2012, and now some Republicans are starting to join them.
For Democrats to take 25 seats, they will need a wave, former congressman Tom Davis wrote in an op-ed in The Hill recently. Continued polarization and obstruction could create such a wave.
Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele agreed that keeping the majority isnt a done deal: It could be very, very hard.
And last week, a member of the conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board opined that the GOP majority could be in jeopardy if Republicans dont make it a priority.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Democrats need an enthusiasm crusher for Republicans, like Oromney.
Or wishful thinking. Depends how hard our guys are willing to fight.
If Romney is on the GOP ticket,
the DNC will win House, Senate and POTUS.
In the media world, every election cycle is a potential massive success for Democrats and Republicans are always on crash course. Every now and then, we they are correct.
I seriously doubt the majority is in any danger. I am certain, these campaigns will remind voters how the Dems were running the House just 13 months ago.
GOP-E - “House in play if Romney is resisted.”
The rest of us - “House is lost if Romney is selected.”
Big stinky bull feathers! If the democrats retake the House and maintain the Senate it will be conservative voters’ fault for not going to the polls. Your idiotic blind hatred of Boehner is telling, dweeb. Your tantrum type will sit at home rather than vote if you don’t have a perfect ticket. THAT’S what looses, loser.
It COULD happen. And IF IT DOES, the REASON is........
Gee, I can't believe that is even possible with the crack job that Boehner and the gang have been performing in the last two years of "raw" conservatism flowing out of the house chambers nonstop. /MS
If the republicans (rinos) hadn’t taken over the house in 2010 obama would be in much worse shape. Now he gets to run against a “do nothing” congress. I never was that excited about the house takeover.
Sadly, you are spot on.
I think the Republicans would rather be RINO’s in the minority than have conservatives lead the party. I sometimes wonder, who hates the Tea Party folks more, the Dems or Repubs?
Based on what I’ve seen from dumbasses like BONER, Cantor, and Issa are any example, I can’t discount the possibility.
The "do nothing" house has sent bill after bill to the senate only to have Harry Reid sit on them and fail to bring them to a vote. The Paul Ryan budget plan has been replaced with ...well, nothing. Indeed, the Demoncrats have failed to put forth a budget for over 1,000 days.
I will say, we probably have the weakest Republican leadership in recent memory (Boehner and McConnell) but I certainly don't blame that on the new congress we voted in in 2010.
As an aside, for those who like Boehner and McConnell, you will love Mitt Romney.
Normally saying something doesn’t make it so. However, tell a lie often enough and it becomes the truth in the minds of those whose discernment has been damaged by the MSM.
I think that the republican leadership hates us far more than the dims.
The GOP likes to be in the minority. That’s where the gutless and timid hang out and that’s where they’re comfortable. Just look at our Mike Conaway (19th district Texas). The guy is bullet proof and could be re-elected forever. He could be a real voice for conservatives. But you never hear a peep out of him. Why? Because he doesn’t want to offend anyone and he’s gotten comfortable at the feed bag.
Gotta have someone to vote for and not just someone to vote against. For the first time in my life I'm gonna sit this one out as the country has systemic problems and there is no one on either side willing to implement systemic solutions. It's gonna get far far worse before it gets better.
It could happen if our people stay home and those are the ones then who are going to be blamed
End of the world as we know it.
You are exactly right, and it looks like some people just don’t learn
Romney and the GOP-E want to lose the House, to get rid of what they call “Tea Party Disease” and “Reaganite holdouts”.
I for one will be sorely disappointed if Romney is the nominee. But I will still go vote against 0bama.
The contrast is stark. Comparing 0bama to Romney is like comparing Lenin, Hitler or Mao to FDR, Johnson or Clinton. As bad as those presidents were they are preferable to a narcissist who no longer has to run for re-election.
Please, hold your nose, and vote GOP for president. At least, show up an vote for the down ticket Republicans. If we hold the House it may allow us to hold on another 4 years.
R = D
It’s all the same these days.
I'm so disgusted with what passes for elected Congresscritters it verges on apoplexy!!! We are WAY past time for a complete house (and senate!) cleaning!!!
IMO, politicians from BOTH sides of the aisle need to be dumped and we need to start over. The incumbents in BOTH parties are corrupt, lazy and working either for the destruction of America (Dems and RINOS) or to keep their cushy job (and their VERY cushy paychecks and perks!) in the next election (Dems and 'Pubbies).
DUMP them all!!!
Well, I guess there are two of us on this thread. I agree with Lazlo; Boehner has been ineffective and a pushover for the left.
I can't help wondering why the 'Pubbies are unable to get a Speaker who is as ruthless and iron-fisted as the Dems? Pelousy and tiny tommy daschle, among others, were no pushovers. All the 'Pubbies bring to the Speaker's position are Milqtoasts afraid of their own shadow!! We NEED some fighters (Chuck Norris comes to mind, but he isn't running - unfortunately)!!
WaPo conducts polls that are worded to influence opinion, not measure opinion. We call them “push polls”
It is not too much of a stretch to see that WaPo is now conducting “push-journalism”
( putsch-journalism anyone? )
You make a good point, Kas. If Romney is the nominee, I will probably be unable to vote for him in November. HOWEVER, we can vote for Congresscritters and NOT vote for the POTUS and our votes will still count!
Something to consider in Nov.
and the flag with the hammer & sickle will fly over the capitol.
The Washington Post on yet another of its psychological opposition warfare(psyops)hit pieces. They think if they write this stuff, it will embolden the Dems, undermine the GOP, and come true. Don’t believe a word of it.
Libtard wishful thinking.
When we didn’t have “obstructionism”, we got “obamacare”. Shouldn’t that be enough evidence that going back would be disasterous?
WasherCompost psycho ops is right. What happened to those broken-glass republicans. W wasnt perfect. I didnt like a lot of what he did but the choice between 4 more years of this crap and a RINO is easy for me. Enough already, shut up and vote, the choice is yours. not voting and you cant carp about the next 4 yrs.
It is a matter of PR and we have none. I remember seeing Nasty Nan on TV at least twice a week going after Pres. Bush tooth an nail and defining what they stood for. I bet that 75% of the voters have no idea who the Speaker of the House is now, he and others are MIA. To sell a product you have to get out and sell it and the Republicans aren’t selling anything. Do they even show up for work?
I didn’t say it was a “do nothing” house. I said obama will RUN against a “do nothing” house.
Romney on general ballot = Republicans lose House.
Boehner is the worst speaker of all time.
That's easy. Just compare the campaign Romney ran against Ted Kennedy in 1994 with the campaign he is running against Santorum and Gingrich now.
The GOPe hates conservatives and will fight tooth and nail to defeat them. It is quite happy with Dems in power and will go along to get along and take their turn at power when given up.
We must never allow the rats to take the House back and we can not forget that it is important that we not only take the senate back, but get it back with the super majority
Wow! I could not agree with you more. I also could not have expressed my feelings anywhere near as well as you did. Lazy Republicans and Conservatives, get off your cans and VOTE.
When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you
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