By Albert N. Milliron Republicans will tell you that the 2010 election was a referendum on Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats pushing unpopular bills through the House like a Freight train. The GOP complained that the Democrats passed bills with late night votes that has little debate and no provision for Amendments. This same party, who said they would restore the process to the people, are now going to push […]
Signaling defeat, at least for the moment, Senate Democrats said Tuesday they won’t allow any earmarks in spending bills this year. “The handwriting is clearly on the wall,” said Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat, in announcing the move. While much of the rest of Washington was moving away from earmarks, Senate Democrats had resisted, with their leader, Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, defending them even after President Obama said […]
Thats right, the DNC said “Target”. Here is a fine example of Democrats, elitist as they are, expect a different set of standards for Republicans than for themselves. Their rationale? Democrats don’t kill people because of a campaign ad or an article and certainly don’t equate the word “Target” with guns. Only a right wing nut job would do that. Like Jared Loughner as we all know, no matter what […]
After a while it gets old being an ass. Elephants are more social and won’t forget the move that four Democrats are making. They are switching to the Republican party. Some say folks like to be on the winning team. Others are saying they were promised something. The truth is that being fiscal conservative and pro-life is out of favor with the Democratic party. Shame this is all about the State House in Alabama.
Hopefully United States House Democrats will take a look at the new Majority in the GOP and do as they have done in Alabama
Come on in.. the water is warm.
Has Nancy Pelosi lost more than just the Speaker position in the House? Today’s vote shows that more than just the ‘blue dogs’ have problems with a Pelosi minority leader. There are many reasons why Democrats suffered its worst defeat in the House since 1938 — a net loss of 61 as of this writing, with the possibility of three more seats falling to the GOP. Nancy Pelosi may not […]
In their latest look at House races around the country, The Hill sees the South slipping away from Democrats in a big way. Veterans like John Spratt in South Carolina, Allen Boyd in Florida, and Jim Marshall in Georgia face almost certain defeat, according to the new polling. With the big dogs dropping, the freshmen don’t have much of a chance, either: Nowhere are Democrats more clearly threatened with heavy […]
2010 COMPETITIVE HOUSE RACE CHART Likely: These seats are not considered competitive at this point but have the potential to become engaged. Lean: These are considered competitive races but one party has an advantage. Toss-Up: These are the most competitive; either party has a good chance of winning. Democrats currently have 91 seats listed as Lean or Toss Up. Republicans currently have 9 seats listed as Lean or Toss Up. […]
It’s always been unlikely that Republicans will pick up the 10 seats needed to take control of the Senate, but a gain of seven or eight seats would be enough for the GOP to effectively block any Democratic proposal and perhaps even move some pieces of legislation. In fact, getting to 48 or 49 members might put Republicans in position to woo enough party switchers to make a majority, depending […]
With only 15 days to go until the election, we’re going to be upping the frequency of our forecast updates somewhat. Today, we’ve re-run the numbers for the Senate, and they show little change in the overall likelihood of a Republican takeover. The model gives Republicans a 17 percent chance of winding up with at least 51 Senators after Nov. 2. That’s essentially unchanged from our previous update, from last […]
Democrats seeking to boost voter turnout this fall are beginning to sound like the late comedian Chris Farley’s portrayal of a “motivational speaker” on Saturday Night Live. Farley’s character sought to inspire young people by announcing that they wouldn’t amount to “jack squat” and would someday be “living in a van down by the river.” Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, who prefers sailing vessels to vans by the river, recently tried […]