There IS NO anti-incumbent mood!

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  1. Synthaholic
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    I urge you all to viddy this clip, which pretty much proves that there is no anti-incumbent mood sweeping the nation. Sadly.

    It is a completely non-partisan clip, but I must warn you that it is presented by Rachel Maddow.

    Now, for those of you whose ideological identity is so fragile that you cannot bear to see a few moments of the scary 'Ms. MadCow', just FF to around 2:39.

    But the whole 5 minutes is very revealing about ALL the media hyping this notion that "we've had it, and we are throwing the bums out."

    It ain't so. It's a lie.

    It's reporting like this that makes Rachel Maddow indispensable. Yes, she has a Liberal POV, but she also covers and uncovers truths about politics that few others in the media touches - on either side.



    Rachel Maddow Show
     
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    If John McCain can win, any incumbent can win.
     
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    You didn't have time to watch that clip, Modbert - 'fess up! [​IMG]
     
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    How many incumbents lost primary elections in 2008, 2006, 2004, etc in compared to this season so far?
     
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    Rachel counts 7 incumbents tossed, out of over 300 running for re-election. Not exactly 'sweeping the nation'.

    And the 7 are kinda special, and include Arlen Specter and jailbird Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's mom.

    Like I said: special.
     
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    I saw the video ... she didn't make any kind of legit comparison with the numbers, IMO.

    She needs to put them up against other years to make the assertion that there is no "anti-incumbent" fervor this year.

    How many incumbents lost in the primaries in 2008? 2006? 2004? Etc?
     
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    ROFL... Yeah. Dream on. I've yet to talk to a person in real life who isn't so fed up they want to vote anyone who's currently serving in office out, regardless of party.

    I've never seen it this bad. And with the ads running right now in MN, it's very likely to happen unless ACORN can get the graveyards and criminals to vote again in this state.
     
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    What is not legit about counting 7 incumbents who were thrown out this year? Are her numbers wrong? Did she miss somebody (besides the Alaska/Murkowski race which was after her story, bringing it to 8)?

    I'm missing your point here, Article 15.

    Big Fitz: Yeah, everyone wants to throw the other bums out - just not their own bum.
     
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    People love Democrats and their 10% unemployment and record debt and unsustainable deficits
     
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    Then you get the races like in my home district, where a lot of people are dying to throw the bum out but the GOP decided to run an even bigger bum against him - and made sure he was unopposed in the primary. So now what? The devil you know, or the even bigger devil you voted against three times already?
     

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