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GOP has tough road to win House
Politico ^ | 9/21/10 | MARTIN FROST

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.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
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To: paudio
GOOD NEWS FOR THE ECONOMY!!!!!

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?)

51 posted on 09/21/2010 7:48:26 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: paudio

Dedicated to the Regime and RATs/RINOs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIPoPw9zgvQ


52 posted on 09/21/2010 7:50:29 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010. Let's Roll!!!)
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To: paudio

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.


53 posted on 09/21/2010 7:50:54 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: sunmars
Jonas Martin Frost III (born January 1, 1942) is an American politician, who was the Democratic representative to the U.S. House of Representatives for Texas's 24th congressional district from 1979 to 2005. He was married to U.S. Army Major General (Retired) Kathryn Frost until her death in 2006.

Frost ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the House in 1974. He tried again successfully in 1978, becoming the second[citation needed] 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

54 posted on 09/21/2010 7:57:45 AM PDT by kabar
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To: AlexW

Comment was not directed at you.

I did indicate how I took it, I said it was BS.


55 posted on 09/21/2010 8:02:45 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: frogjerk

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.


56 posted on 09/21/2010 8:04:38 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: paudio
Martin Frost?

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.

57 posted on 09/21/2010 8:06:54 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Andy, shhhhh

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.


58 posted on 09/21/2010 8:21:39 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: CPT Clay
Heh heh. I don't mean to tip them off, but what's happening should be obvious. The Dems are trying to keep their base motivated as well, and that's going to involve something of a "squeeze play". On one side you've got a minority contingent - suburban and rural blue collar Democrats who are upset with Obama for breaking his promise to govern as a centrist; while on the other there's the dominant faction - the hard-core, urbanized KosKidz, HuffPos and Olbermaniacs who are pissed at the President for not being Left enough. Keeping both sides happy is going to prove impossible.
59 posted on 09/21/2010 8:37:56 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: paudio

Martin Frost???

What would one expect out of this disgraced, partisan Dem FORMER Congressman


60 posted on 09/21/2010 8:47:00 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: paudio

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.


61 posted on 09/21/2010 9:05:16 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: CPT Clay

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.


62 posted on 09/21/2010 9:45:05 AM PDT by p. henry
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To: cableguymn
I agree.....anything less than a total takevoer will be considered a "win" for the dims.....

I want us to pick up many seats and I want to be in position to STOP the bama criminal enterprise.....that is all....

63 posted on 09/21/2010 10:02:56 AM PDT by cherry
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To: sunmars
"also bear in mind how many Hillary voters went independent after 2008, they are out for revenge, there is a sizeable chunk of voters that are former Clinton Dems voting republican to take down Obama."

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...

64 posted on 09/21/2010 10:04:51 AM PDT by cherry
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To: paudio

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.


65 posted on 09/21/2010 10:41:07 AM PDT by DallasMike
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To: paudio

Isn’t this the yahoo who created the “dream team” in Texas?


66 posted on 09/21/2010 11:06:10 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Marty62

I never did understand how an especially scummy slimeball like Frost got elected in Texas in the first place.


67 posted on 09/21/2010 1:26:43 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20

Him and Jim Wright. Two embarrasements for Texas.


68 posted on 09/21/2010 1:34:23 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: jospehm20

Him and Jim Wright. Two embarrasements for Texas.


69 posted on 09/21/2010 1:34:39 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: paudio

There sure is going to be alot of crow eaten in early November.


70 posted on 09/21/2010 3:17:40 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: apillar; ExTexasRedhead

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.


71 posted on 09/21/2010 6:21:37 PM PDT by bitt
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