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How Sandra Fluke could hand a safe Dem House seat to the GOP
American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2014 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 02/02/2014 7:34:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind

It sounds almost too good to be true, but it is plausible. The oh-so-smug contraception-devouring Georgetown Law graduate is contemplating a run for the Congressional seat being vacated by Henry Waxman. John Fund outlines a scenario in National Review by which it is possible that this decision could lead to a GOP nominee capturing the vote.

Up to a dozen candidates will run in the non-partisan June primary, in which the top two finishers, regardless of party, then advance to a November runoff. Two possible surprising outcomes: Feminist icon Sandra Fluke going to Congress or the district electing a small-business-owner Republican-turned-independent.

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Even though several elected Democrats are lining up to run, name ID in the expensive L.A. market is everything and Fluke trumps almost all of her potential challengers in that category.

What worries some liberal strategists is this: Fluke rides her fame and her fundraising advantage with feminists into one of the two spots in the November runoff for the seat. The other slot is taken by Bill Bloomfield, a businessman who spent millions of his own money and held Henry Waxman to an eight-point victory in 2012 - a banner Democratic year in California. While both candidates would be newcomers, Bloomfield would have the money and name ID to be competitive.

Bloomfield told the Los Angeles Times last night that he is "leaning towards running" again and is taking a poll to gauge his chances. The district is winnable for an independent like Bloomfield, given that 28 percent of its voters are registered Republican and another 28 percent are independent or registered with minor parties.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: anticatholic; fluke4congress; flukeoftheuniverse; henrywaxman; sandrafluke; waronwomenmeme
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1 posted on 02/02/2014 7:34:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Fat chance.

The Death to America crowd will pull out all the stops to get her into Congress.


2 posted on 02/02/2014 7:36:42 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin



3 posted on 02/02/2014 7:37:46 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: BenLurkin
Fat chance. The Death to America crowd will pull out all the stops to get her into Congress.

The "Death to America" crowd is so awesome.

The Patriot crowd gives up and says fat chance.

Right???

4 posted on 02/02/2014 7:48:57 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: BenLurkin
The Death to America crowd will pull out all the stops to get her into Congress.

As a first step toward the White House, I suppose. She'd be perfect: crass and immoral with a haughty messianic air about her.

5 posted on 02/02/2014 7:52:41 AM PST by madprof98
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To: BenLurkin

A win by Fluke would be great for the GOP nationwide and even into 2016.

It would be like having a democrat version of Todd Akin on the airwaves 24/7.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 7:57:03 AM PST by staytrue
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To: SeekAndFind

...and the GOP could hand it right back by wringing their hands and declaring that district to be one where people want liberal policies and nominating someone just like Fluke but “not as bad” and with an “R” by their name. Watch.


7 posted on 02/02/2014 7:57:31 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I looked at Waxman’s election history.

He was winning every two years by HUGE margins and suddenly in 2012 (even riding a huge 23 point Obama victory margin in California) barely won.

Anybody know the details there?


8 posted on 02/02/2014 8:00:42 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Last year, the district’s boundaries were changed so that it now pretty much encompasses the district represented by conservative firebrand “B-1 Bob” Dornan from 1977-1983. So maybe a GOP candidate has a chance.


9 posted on 02/02/2014 8:04:49 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: MeshugeMikey

CLUSTER FLUKE


10 posted on 02/02/2014 8:05:35 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: nascarnation
Anybody know the details there?

Somebody actually published a picture of Waxman in his district and it scared all the voters away.

11 posted on 02/02/2014 8:07:48 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Fluke runs, it would be hard for our side to lose.

If she loses, our guy gets in.

If she wins, we don’r lose a seat we didn’t have, and, we get a endless target.


12 posted on 02/02/2014 8:11:34 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: P-Marlowe

LOL it really is a strange history if you look at it.

Even in 2010 which was a pretty robust anti-Obama backlash year he won by 35 points. His winning margin was bigger than the total amount the Republican got.


13 posted on 02/02/2014 8:11:45 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

What would make her more of a “target” than Handsome Henry is?


14 posted on 02/02/2014 8:12:45 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: SeekAndFind

and here I thought she would sleep her way through her constituents....


15 posted on 02/02/2014 8:13:34 AM PST by usmcobra (Happiness is a belt fed weapon.)
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To: nascarnation

She is far more outgoing and will say outragous things the press will love to quote.

Plus, she won’t have but a fraction of the power of Waxman.


16 posted on 02/02/2014 8:18:17 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

its an open primary so i would not surprise me if at the end we had a choice between 2 democrats.


17 posted on 02/02/2014 8:24:46 AM PST by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)
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To: P-Marlowe
Even in liberal moonbat CA, it would be pretty easy to turn her into a walking joke by pointing out the fact that her only qualification is spending $5,000 a year on condoms.

I forget the exact amount she claimed to be spending for birth control every year, but it was equal to enough condoms for her to be ‘doing’ the entire college football team...twice a day every day!

18 posted on 02/02/2014 8:24:57 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: P-Marlowe

oh what images this brings to mind!!


19 posted on 02/02/2014 8:27:11 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s LA. You could run Hitler on the Democratic ticket and Jesus as a Republican and Hitler would win. Same in San Francisco.


20 posted on 02/02/2014 8:31:55 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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21 posted on 02/02/2014 8:32:22 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Beagle8U
Even in liberal moonbat CA, it would be pretty easy to turn her into a walking joke by pointing out the fact that her only qualification is spending $5,000 a year on condoms.

I thought it was $3000/yr.

Which is $82.19 every day.

22 posted on 02/02/2014 8:33:36 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

I KNOW! Figure you can by condoms for $1 a copy...that’s 82 trips to the sack a day.

When would she have time to change the oil on those sheets? Yuck!


23 posted on 02/02/2014 8:42:10 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U

Given Amtrac’s dismal ridership, and Fluke’s 82 condom a day drugstore bill...She really could ‘pull a train’!


24 posted on 02/02/2014 8:50:29 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: MeshugeMikey
SANDRA "CLUSTER" FLUKE

Because what she will do for America

Cannot be described without using the word

CLUSTER


25 posted on 02/02/2014 8:55:11 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: BenLurkin

The voters kept creepy Phantom of the Opera look-alike Waxman in office for so many years, and now they will vote republican? Ain’t happening in Stalin’s back yard, Flakey Fluck will get the commie seat.


26 posted on 02/02/2014 9:05:03 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Fiji Hill

Yup. New CA-33 looks like a swing Republican district in a non-Presidential year. The redistricting took swapped out ultra-reliable black and Latino neighborhoods in favor of wealthy white and Asian neighborhoods in the west Valley and in Palos Verdes.

However, my guess is that this is an easy (and permanent) hold for the Democrats with Ted Lieu. Being Asian and from the beach cities enables him easily to outpace four or more Jewish Democrats from the westside and also to keep any Repulican from building up a base in the beaches and Asian voters himself.


27 posted on 02/02/2014 9:07:10 AM PST by only1percent
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To: P-Marlowe

I sense she has better chance of playing in the SUPER BOWL than holding any elective office


28 posted on 02/02/2014 9:10:25 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wouldn’t mind giving up a seat to the Rats if it means they have a Congresscritter who’s name starts with “F” and rhymes with “truck.”


29 posted on 02/02/2014 9:13:51 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s my Congressional district. I hope no Democrats more qualified than she is will run. It will be my pleasure to work for the Republican candidate, against her.

By the way, we just became part of Waxman’s district in the redistricting (gerrymandering) of two years ago. The Republican stronghold of South Bay/Palos Verdes was subsumed into a district that had a majority of liberals, stretching from PV up to Beverly Hills.


30 posted on 02/02/2014 9:21:44 AM PST by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: BenLurkin

Yes, but it will soak up a great deal of their resources.


31 posted on 02/02/2014 9:22:17 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: only1percent

Ted Lieu is a joke and a vast disappointment. He lives a block away from me. I have seen him at my (Catholic) church even though he is 100% pro-Planned Parenthood. His legislative initiatives have included banning private, non-medical sonagram machine ownership (no pre-birth 3d sonagram businesses). He has never, and I mean never, proposed any legislation that solved a real problem. He is always just trying to find interesting and unique “hooks” to gain traction and attention with the voting public.

I despise this guy. Can you tell?


32 posted on 02/02/2014 9:28:38 AM PST by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No way could a GOP beat Fluke. She’s slept with most of the voters that she’ll need to win the election.


33 posted on 02/02/2014 9:32:39 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: SeekAndFind
Don't know how she would even have time to campaign since she would be so busy with the thing she likes to do best, but maybe her slogan would be: "Vote for me & I'll do it to you physically as well as fiscally!"
34 posted on 02/02/2014 9:39:54 AM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: married21

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35 posted on 02/02/2014 9:56:34 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: SeekAndFind

After all the ridicule, slander, politics of personal destruction launched at Tea Party candidates, Sandra Fluke..., really, the poster girl for free rubbers, because no one would want to pay for the one used on her? ...Democrats have no sense of embarrassment, shame, or the ludicrous.


36 posted on 02/02/2014 10:22:15 AM PST by pallis
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To: SeekAndFind

More fun would be 8 Democrats share the RAT votes while two Republicans share the GOP vote. Runoff would be two Republicans.


37 posted on 02/02/2014 10:53:56 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: SeekAndFind
Come on folks, would you hire a Georgetown law student who pays $3,000 per year on birth control that doesn't know she can get her monthly supply of pills at WalMart for $9.95 and condoms at 12/$6.47? I wouldn't put her within a mile of other people's money.
38 posted on 02/02/2014 11:02:12 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: married21

Is that why Waxman’s numbers went so dramatically lower in the 2012 election?


39 posted on 02/02/2014 11:10:32 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Steely Tom

“I thought it was $3000/yr.

Which is $82.19 every day.”

It is?


40 posted on 02/02/2014 11:10:32 AM PST by truth_seeker (Nissan)
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To: SeekAndFind
What? "The Slut" is going to run?

That ought to be entertaining.

41 posted on 02/02/2014 11:10:39 AM PST by grobdriver
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To: truth_seeker

must be using Venezuelan exchange rate, LOL


42 posted on 02/02/2014 11:11:32 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: grobdriver

Rush made her famous. Thanks, Rush.


43 posted on 02/02/2014 11:19:01 AM PST by Lisbon1940
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To: ElkGroveDan

...and the GOP could hand it right back by wringing their hands and declaring that district to be one where people want liberal policies and nominating someone just like Fluke


With CA’s jungle primary, I do not see what the GOP has to do with it. If nostrilitis won there as much as he wanted, Bloomfield looks like the best conservatives can get. I hope the GOP does not waste any money on this district and let him self-fund.


44 posted on 02/02/2014 11:25:48 AM PST by fifedom
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To: Lisbon1940; grobdriver
RE: Rush made her famous. Thanks, Rush.

Let's also remind ourselves that the 2012 DNC Convention organizers gave her a PRIMETIME speaking slot, just before Joe Biden was about to speak.


45 posted on 02/02/2014 11:31:16 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I was shocked that she passed the California bar exam.


46 posted on 02/02/2014 11:34:11 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: truth_seeker

When you really stop and think about it, spending $3000 a year in taxpayer money to keep Sandra Fluke out of the gene pool is a worthy investment.


47 posted on 02/02/2014 12:06:04 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: nascarnation

The candidate running against him spent millions of dollars so he had a full-scale campaign operation going and air war (blanketing waves with ads like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCRIMVX30hQ - pretty good except the cheesy visual of him walking on the beach...)and he was an “independent” - so perhaps people in this liberal district weren’t as adverse to voting for him as they would have if he had “Republican” next to his name.


48 posted on 02/02/2014 12:19:07 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: P-Marlowe; All
"When you really stop and think about it,
spending $3000 a year in taxpayer money
to keep Sandra Fluke out of the gene pool
is a worthy investment."




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49 posted on 02/02/2014 12:22:41 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SeekAndFind

“You’re breakin’ my heart, you’re tearin’ it apart, so Fluke you...”


50 posted on 02/02/2014 12:28:14 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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