Discussion in 'Congress' started by Dogger, May 13, 2008.
The Democrats have now won 3 straight special elections in Republican strongholds:
I've been saying for over 6 months now, the Dems will control both houses, probably veto proof. I'll bet Obama, though that is much more questionable, through no fault of GOP.
Dems are going to tie Bush around the neck of every GOP candidate running this year.
They elected him twice. They voted with him 99% of the time and gave him 99% of what he wanted. They won't be able to run away from him.
Maybe the GOP could tie the Dem candidates to Obama and Jeremiah Wright? No, they tried to do that with Travis Childers of Mississippi, who (as I reported above) just kicked GOP ass in a long-time GOP district.
Not the win you hoped for though. He had to run as a Conservative, NOT a liberal. he had to deny links to Obama and Pelosi.
Liar. His is a straight progressive agenda.
His website scorches Bush policies of unfair trade deals that sent jobs overseas, billions in subsidies to big oil companies, ignoring the home mortgage crisis, and the growing the deficit and national debt to all time highs. He wants to focus on education and economic development in rural areas and small towns, balance budgets, fair trade deals, broad middle class tax reform, improving the lives of senior citizens, protecting Social Security, opposing privatization, expanding in-home care programs for seniors, improving quality of healthcare, and expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP, which Bush vetoed).
A direct quote from the article
So who exactly is lying?
Oops. Sorry about that.
The reporter got it wrong, but I should not have called you a liar for relying on bad information within my own post.
Where did he deny his links to them? It says he overcame the GOP's attempts to tie him to them.
Somewhat different, IMO. What did he actually say to distance himself?
It appears Childer's took advantage of the attack rather than distance himself.
In the past, Democrats from conservative districts would have distanced themselves from the top of the ticket. That is the very essence of appeasement, and that is why Democrats lost the Congress in 1994.
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