Skip to comments.DEMOCRATS PLAN POLITICAL TRIAGE TO RETAIN HOUSE
Posted on 09/04/2010 8:26:52 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
As Democrats brace for a November wave that threatens their control of the House, party leaders are preparing a brutal triage of their own members in hopes of saving enough seats to keep a slim grip on the majority.
In the next two weeks, Democratic leaders will review new polls and other data that show whether vulnerable incumbents have a path to victory. If not, the party is poised to redirect money to concentrate on trying to protect up to two dozen lawmakers who appear to be in the strongest position to fend off their challengers.
"We are going to have to win these races one by one," said Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, conceding that the party would ultimately cut loose members who had not gained ground.
With the midterm campaign entering its final two months, Democrats acknowledged that several races could quickly move out of their reach, including re-election bids by Reps. Betsy Markey of Colorado, Tom Perriello of Virginia, Mary Jo Kilroy of Ohio and Frank Kratovil Jr. of Maryland, whose districts were among the 55 Democrats won from Republicans in the last two election cycles.
Reps. John M. Spratt Jr. of South Carolina, chairman of the Budget Committee, and Earl Pomeroy of North Dakota, who is seeking a 10th term, are among senior Democrats who have appeared to gain little ground in the summer months in the toxic political environment. A sputtering
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I've never understood have the creep has kept his seat.
* hands worlds largest freezer full of ice to DNC * Here, this will help...
From the earlier Drudge tempter headline:
NYT: Dems plan ‘FIREWALL’ to save house.
They need to see where their vote fraud operations will be the most successful.
Commies are sneaky bass turds. It’s about to get very, very ugly. This is the closest the commies have ever gotten to finally destroying America. They aren’t going to give up easy.
I don’t see Heath Shuler mentioned here. I live in his district and live for the day he’s gone because if Shuler is defeated the Republicans will have buried the Democrats. I can see November 2nd from here and it smells like victory.
Well, this oughta show all those dem dummies going under da bus!
My parents live in the 11th District. Is he really that vulnerable?
The idea of trying to win in any sort of a marketplace of ideas is not part of their system. They mean to win via gaming and technique.
By hook or by crook....either stuff the ballot boxes or buy the elections....
They spent most of our grandchildren’s future over the last 4 years but they're going to put on a new face in the last couple of months before the mid term elections and the electorate will buy it...
They must think people are even stupider than they are...
I wonder how different these tactics are from ‘94.
Thats all liberals know how to react to problems.
For those worried about the Dems pushing their agenda through in a lame duck session, how cooperative do you think these ones they cut loose are gonna be?
And, what he did NOT say was...
- - "We are going to have win these races by deceitfully hiding who we really are,
- - pretending that we believe in a strong and free America, and that we support our Military (when we really hate all that)
- - shamelessly doing (Stalinist?) investigations on our opponents,
- -cheating on vote counts,
- -and remorseless evasion and vagueness about our socialist plans to confiscate your freedoms and property."
Translation: It’s about to get awfully crowded under the bus.
By the way, didn’t Obama promise he was going to use his political acumen and irresistable personal appeal to save their bacon?
It's going to be big. Trash cans all around.
Maybe the DNC should set up a death panel.
so true and so incredibly sad....America is doomed.
Here's hoping ol' Chet ends up on the "must defend" list. Because he is going to get squashed like a bug in TX-17.
“Democratic leaders will review new polls “
Lie to pollsters. Figure out the best lie, and when that dinnertime call comes, lie to them.
At the very least they will come to trust polls less, at the best, they will act on the data you give them.
Saul Alinsky was a leftist but he wrote an excellent set of Rules.
..... with the imminent spectacle of rats leaving a sinking ship!!!
I can see November 2nd from here and it smells like victory.
Voters have a national choice in 2010. They can choose a federal government managed by the ruling class regulating every aspect of our lives, spending our grandchildren’s money and running more and more of our businesses or they can vote “NO”. We are the party of “NO” and that should be our message to all voters in all of the states.
Before they can properly submit him triage, they must first find Shuler's brain...
Translation: “Dems throw vulnerable members under the bus — to save a few of their ‘elite’. “
That from 2002?
Democrats “cut loose” might go ahead and cooperate during the lame duck session if they have good reason to expect they will be rewarded new positions controlled by the party/administration or by its core supporters/supporting organizations after their term is over.
Is he that vulnerable? The last poll I saw had Miller within a few points of him. Shuler also managed to draw only 65% of the voters in his own primary against a complete unknown (Dylan reference there) because his left wing base is completely pissed at him for his moderate stance. Miller has a shot but only if it’s a tidal wave election for Republicans. I have contributed to Miller’s campaign in hopes he will send Shuler packing. Tell your parents to step up to the plate! Help Miller kick Shuler to the curb!
Looks like the RATS are doing the only thing they can: use the strongest incumbents to buck up the midlins and throw the weaklings under the bus.
Must be a bitch to be a weakling.
The race for North Carolinas 11th district Congressional seat is a dead heat (45 percent44 percent) between Democratic incumbent Heath Shuler and Republican candidate Jeff Miller as the unaffiliated vote looks to become the deciding factor according to a new SurveyUSA poll released by the Civitas Institute.
Maybe the Dems will publish their list of who they think is worthy of the money . . we could have some fun with that.
Photoshop of Nancy’s head as a trophy on a wall needed.
Lots of voting machines will be treated with acorns. For smooth running...
That Civitas poll is several weeks old unless you have a new one I don’t know about. Link?
This is an amazing admission. Democrats will wrote off some of their most vulnerable members to assist those whose races seem salvagable.
I think that was a fat-finger.. it should have read "FAREWELL", not FIREWALL.
I think at this point, there is little that can stop this overloaded freight train. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth on MSNBC after these elections.
Honestly, I hope we only see a minor conservative victory; just enough to stop the bleeding. Momentum need to carry for 2 more years and the weight of the failures needs to stay firmly on the shoulders of democrats. Having a controlling majority will give the leftist commies way too much ammo to feed to the idiot voters in the runup to 2012 elections. bambam isn't going to sign ANY common sense legislation and the majority will get blamed in the media, regardless what Obama refuses to do.
It would be best to save the final push for 2012 and eat their lunch then... when it will have the most useful effect. We already know repealing anything is impossible as long as the ONE is at the helm. Losing the 2/3 majority will be a huge step in reassuring business that the debauchery has at least been halted.
then again, I'm just another chump, not a political expert.
August 2nd poll...
"The difference between then and now is you have me." I believe was the quote from Obortion The Ego
“If not, the party is poised to redirect money to concentrate on trying to protect up to two dozen lawmakers who appear to be in the strongest position to fend off their challengers.”
Translation: So long, ‘Blue Dogs’, and thanks for being a useful idiot!
I see her as a kind of Jackalope, be nice to have
one on the wall, better yet if it said,
“Last of the Demos.”
“Blue Dogs” are worse than useful idiots -— they are lying frauds who deceive gullible voters into (in effect) supporting the Pelosicrat/Obama agenda
This is news?
I am shocked the headline was not “GOP Split, Dems Adopt Firewall to Save House.”
Beware the maoist’s trip to Cleveland. He will be dropping off millions for voter fraud.
Deception and fraud come to mind as well...and we'll surely see Chicago thuggduggary on a roll.