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Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Barrelbulge(Fl), Sep 7, 2010.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) TS Supporters TS Supporters

    Aug 27, 2007
    West Central Florida
    This from CBS News -- WOW!


    White House Panicking Over Elections Dems Are Distancing Themselves From Obama, Angry Over Bad Economy, Having Second Thoughts About Health Care

    CBS News September 5, 2010

    By Jimmy So

    (CBS) With many polls indicating the Republicans will win back control of the House of Representatives (and possibly the Senate as well) in the upcoming mid-term elections, Jim VandeHei, the executive editor of Politico, told CBS' "Face the Nation" that the Obama administration is in a horrible position.

    "Does the White House understand this?" asked guest host Harry Smith. "Do you feel any sense of panic or concern" on the part of the administration?

    "They get it. There's panic. There's concern," VandeHei said. "The reality for this administration stinks, politically and practically, when it comes to the economy. You're not going to be able to change that 9.6-percent unemployment figure. You can't get anything from Congress in the next couple of months."

    CBS Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes said the Democrats are distancing themselves from President Obama.

    "Not only are they running away from President Obama, they're running away from being Democrats in some cases. In some races you actually see the Democratic candidates not really mentioning that they're a Democrat in their campaign ads," Cordes said.

    Smith asked his guests to try to identify the source of the discontent: "From your experience on the Hill, have you heard any Democrats in private conversations say, 'You know what? We went down the wrong road. We went after a health care bill that the majority of Americans now want repealed. We went after so many other things on the Obama agenda as opposed to, in the end of the day, it's all about creating jobs?'"

    "Not only have we heard that, but we've been hearing it for months," said Cordes. "We heard it during the health care debate that dragged on for a year when the economy was so bad; they focused on health care and they focused on financial regulation.

    "There's a lot of frustration on Capitol Hill among Democrats who feel like the President led them down this path. They didn't all necessarily want to deal with health care. This was on the president's agenda, and then they felt like he hung them out to dry."

    "Not a single Democrat has run an ad in support of the health care bill since April," VandeHei noted.

    Cordes pointed out that Democrats are very unhappy about Mr. Obama's speech last week, only the second Oval Office prime time address in his presidency.

    "What does he talk about? Not the economy, but Iraq," Cordes said. "And they say, 'No, we need to own the economy. If you’re going to use the power of your office to give a speech like that, talk about the economy."

    VandeHei said the Republicans feel more powerful today than they've felt at any point in the last five or six years.

    "On top of that, you have this enthusiasm gap that is killing Democrats. If you look at the polling data from Gallup and from others, it shows that Republicans are fired up about this election. The liberal Democrats are not. They're not enthusiastic about it. When you have races that are decided by a couple hundred votes, in a House that can be very, very close, that matters," VandeHei said.

    He also suggested that Democrats are much more pessimistic than they were merely three or four weeks ago. He cited a recent Gallup poll that showed Republicans with a 10-point generic edge. "They've been polling for 60 years. We've not seen a number like that."

    Cordes pointed out that predictions show the Republicans can win 45 to 50 seats in the House, and they only need 39 seats to take control.

    Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/1770-5_162-0.html?query=Jimmy+So&tag=srch&searchtype=cbsSearch
  2. neofight

    neofight TS Member

    Apr 1, 2010
    As i sit here quietly , looking out through the upstairs window, sipping my first morning cup of joe, contemplating the true wisdom of fortune cookies, the sky suddenly appears as dark clouds give way to reveal the light. I do believe it's going to be a fine day.

    Nancy, we're going to miss you.....NOT!!
  3. tachyon

    tachyon Active Member Verified Youth Coach/Director

    Jan 29, 1998
    The democrat who is running against Lee Terry here in Nebraska never identifies himself as a democrat. His commercials call him an "independent voice for Nebraska", his web site does not identify him as a democrat, his stump speech never admits he is a democrat. It is funny to watch him wiggle around his party affiliation when he is confronted.

    He is using the typical divide and attack approach. When talking to latinos and blacks he emphasizes the disparity in unemployment rates between the races and tells the people he is one of them and will work for them. When in the white suburbs he attacks health care and the deficit. When in the legislature here in Nebraska (supposedly non partisan) he was he was seen by many as a lap dog for the party, doing whatever the party elders told him to do.
  4. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Deplorable Bitter Clinger in Liberal La La Land
    In other words, tachyon, Lee Terry is a political chameleon.
  5. Don Steele

    Don Steele Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Florida's beautiful E. Coast
    In the 22nd district race in South Florida, Colonel Allen West is running against Democrat Ron Klein. Klein has voted 98% of the time with Pelosi...and needs to go away. Colonel West is the kind of candidate WE NEED in Congress from every district to start turning around the KARL MARX EXPRESS...!!!. I don't even live there, but I sent him a campaign donation...
    Take a look at this guy...and see if you can help him out..!!
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