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Loyalty to Obama Costs Democrats
Wall Street Journal ^ | 9-29-2010 | Jonathan Weisman

Posted on 09/29/2010 8:23:27 PM PDT by Redalways

Edited on 09/29/2010 8:26:06 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

DOYLESTOWN, Pa.—Rep. Patrick Murphy, a fresh-faced rising Democratic star and loyal backer of President Barack Obama's agenda, is facing the fight of his life in a suburban Philadelphia district Mr. Obama won easily two years ago.

Across Pennsylvania, another Democrat, Rep. Jason Altmire, is competing in a district Republican John McCain took by a wide margin. Mr. Altmire is running away with it, by running away from the president.

In their contrasting fates lie broader lessons for the coming midterms: Live by the president and you could die by the president. Democrats who have been thorns in the president's side are doing well in some of the toughest districts for their party, from Alabama to the steel belt of western Pennsylvania. But swing-district Democrats who have voted with the president in Congress are struggling, even if they're now asserting their independence.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: news
This is a great piece showing how Obama is toxic among swing-state Democrats this year.
1 posted on 09/29/2010 8:23:28 PM PDT by Redalways
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To: Redalways
Obama was elected to be the first black president.

None of the rest of you guys are the first black president.

And even if you are, the novelty is wearing pretty thin.
2 posted on 09/29/2010 8:29:35 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Am I my half-brother's keeper?)
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To: Redalways

Roadkill, backwash, collateral damage, blah blah blah.

Later, dudes. Hey, I hear the economy is recovering, there are probably lots of good jobs out there for ya.


3 posted on 09/29/2010 8:32:42 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder ("No longer can we make no mistake for too long". Barack d****it 0bama, 2009, 2010, 2011.)
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To: Redalways

obama is toxic to all dimrats.

Tie all dims to this historic first foreigner president.

You dims were happy to be associated with him in ‘08. Now you have to deal with him. He’s all yours.


4 posted on 09/29/2010 8:35:31 PM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: Redalways

The problem with the article is that it thinks that once the turn coat Dims get back in they will stay “Blue Dawgs”. This is pure fiction. These shifty dopes will just vote lib some more until 6 months before 2012.


5 posted on 09/29/2010 8:35:33 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: Redalways

Pelosi needs to grab her bigass gavel and hit the road with the ‘RATS who are getting creamed. They need help trying to explain ObamaCare and Crap’n Tax too us. We know more about those schemes than the politicians do. LOL!


6 posted on 09/29/2010 8:35:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Josef Stalin - The Father of "Progressive Values"! <<<<< sarc/ for those in Rio Linda.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
Obama was elected to be the first black president.

None of the rest of you guys are the first black president.

White Rats facing tough elections should seek to finesse this problem by giving speeches in an exaggerated black dialect.

7 posted on 09/29/2010 8:39:37 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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"My opponent is trying to tie me in with the speaker and with the leadership. That's pretty difficult to do,"

Not really.

They're your leaders. Either you vote for them for leadership and give them power or you vote against them and they punish you - and your constituents; negating your and our voice.

Why should we vote for someone who has to oppose his leadership to represent us?

8 posted on 09/29/2010 8:57:01 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Redalways

they got it wrong...Altmire is toast.


9 posted on 09/29/2010 9:22:40 PM PDT by Keith (We live in an America of National Socialism...sound familiar? It should...)
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