Skip to comments.GOP has tough road to win House
Posted on 09/21/2010 6:51:10 AM PDT by paudio
For the past month, most of the national press has been uncritically swallowing a steady diet of Republican propaganda: The race for the House is over; the Republicans have already won.
As someone who has been involved in congressional politics for more than 30 years and served as Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman for the 1996 and 1998 cycles, I questioned this. Instead, I took a state-by-state look at the electoral map, particularly after POLITICO published a bipartisan Battleground Poll on Sept. 16 that showed the generic ballot between Republicans and Democrats to be a 43 percent to 43 percent dead heat nationally.
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Unemployment numbers dropped by 27,000! to ONLY 447,000 new jobless claims this week!
And, And, the “recession” is now OFFICIALLY over! As of June of 2009! And, err, And, ummm, the Democrats will WIN, WIN, WIN, in 2010!
And...... Obama was greeted by cheers and an admiring crowd at his recent “Town Hall” meeting, which was completely positive and full of all the good and wonderful things that our exalted and wondrous leader has saved us from absolute Depression and economic disaster caused by those evil, nasty, greedy and awful Republican/Conservatives!
And, and Health Care will end the deficit! And Cap & tax will create economic prosperity never before seen in history! And Tea Party? (What's a Tea Party?)
Dedicated to the Regime and RATs/RINOs:
I believe that the remarkable thing about the Battleground poll is that it is indeed tied. I think that this is the first time in history that Republican have been tied in this particular poll; in all previous polls the Republican have been behind.
Frost ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the House in 1974. He tried again successfully in 1978, becoming the second Jewish U.S. congressman from Texas, the first being David Spangler Kaufman.
Frost was reelected 12 times without serious opposition. He served as chairman of the House Democratic Caucus from 1999 to 2003. However, he was one of the targets of a controversial mid-decade redistricting engineered by then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. His district, which included portions of Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington, was redrawn to be much more Republican. Its portions of Fort Worth and Arlington were replaced with wealthier and more Republican territory around Dallas.
While Al Gore won the old 24th fairly handily in 2000, the new 24th would have given George W. Bush a staggering 68 percent of the vote in that election. It was an open secret that the new 24th was redrawn for State Representative Kenny Marchant. Moreover, Frost's home in Arlington was shifted into the heavily Republican 6th District, represented by 10-term incumbent Joe Barton. Frost decided to seek re-election in the newly redrawn 32nd District, which included a considerable amount of territory that he had represented from 1979 until 1993. He lost by 10 points to Republican Pete Sessions. Since Ralph Hall's party switch earlier in 2004, Frost had been the only white Democrat to represent a significant portion of the Metroplex
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I did indicate how I took it, I said it was BS.
That made my day when it happened. His nasty face was even worse then. Seems he has had PR lessons to not look like the a-hole he really is.
HA HA HA HA HA!
He's a Democrat shill of the highest order.
This article might as well be written by Baghdad Bob, and claim that there are no American troops in Iraq.
You get it. Lets not wake them up till Nov 3,
LOL The dems, the rino establisment, the media dont get this.
That Non affilliated block is the Tsunami.
What would one expect out of this disgraced, partisan Dem FORMER Congressman
Numbers this morning don’t look good for Christine O’Donnell. She needs to hit on this guys Marxist loyalty. The poll showed that if that if the GOP candidate had won rather than she then he would be far ahead of Coons...go figure. The media bashing of this woman is awful and she needs to bring out the big guns if she is to win. I hope she is up to the task.
I think you are right. Frost claims the Democrats have a 20 point lead in the West, and yet pretty much every poll shows Fiorina and Boxer neck and neck. One of two things hs to be true: the Democrats don’t have a 20 point lead in the West or the independents are breaking hard for Fiorina.
I want us to pick up many seats and I want to be in position to STOP the bama criminal enterprise.....that is all....
I just don't know if I believe that now....I gave my contribution to the PUMAs and I believe now that I was conned...
I’ve been in small meetings with FORMER Representative Martin Frost. He and Eddie Bernice Johnson are the biggest turd politicians I’ve had dealings with.
While I’m not about to let up on the road to victory, if Martin Frost thinks the Democrats have a good chance of winning, they’re about to take a whopping.
Isn’t this the yahoo who created the “dream team” in Texas?
I never did understand how an especially scummy slimeball like Frost got elected in Texas in the first place.
Him and Jim Wright. Two embarrasements for Texas.
Him and Jim Wright. Two embarrasements for Texas.
There sure is going to be alot of crow eaten in early November.
who answers their phone anymore?? pollsters who have to reply upon people answering their phones are immediately at a disadvantage....
people EVERYWHERE are disgusted with this whining, divisive, socialist administration. they don’t know what is coming...the silence is deafening.