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?