A glimpse of the future.....from the past

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    Democrat Wins Western New York Congressional Race

    Democrats scored an upset in one of New York’s most conservative congressional districts on Tuesday, dealing a blow to the national Republican Party in a race that largely turned on the party’s plan to overhaul Medicare.The results set off elation among Democrats and soul-searching among Republicans, who questioned whether the party should rethink its commitment to the Medicare plan, which appears to have become a liability as 2012 elections loom.Two months ago, the Democrat, Kathy Hochul, was considered an all-but-certain loser. But Ms. Hochul seized on her Republican rival’s embrace of the proposal from Representative Paul Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, to overhaul Medicare, and she never let up.With 66 percent of the precincts reporting, Ms. Hochul led with 48 percent of the vote, to 43 percent for the Republican candidate, Jane L. Corwin.

    Democrat Wins Western New York Congressional Race - NYTimes.com
     
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    Is there any republican honest enough to concede that this is a major political blunder on Romney’s part.
     
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    All Obama has to do is use the same approach that was used in New York.

    I would imagine that the Paul Ryan Medicare Slayer commercials are being planned right at this moment.
     
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    There’s ample non-partisan research documenting the many failings of the Ryan budget.
     
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    The election last year in New York's 26th district tells us a lot about what will happen in November. Democrats ran against Paul Ryan's budget plan to kill Medicare and Social Security and won in a highly Republican district. I have to admire the gall of Paul Ryan. Republicans usually don't admit openly that they want to kill Medicare and Social Security AND reduce taxes for the rich(capital gains) to zero. We all know that is their plan, but rarely do they say it out loud.
     

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