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GOP Pushes for Midterm Victory

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Posted on Sep 7, 2010
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It may be historically hard to hang on to a majority in both the House and Senate, but of course the dominant Democrats in Congress are hoping for a midterm miracle in November. Eight weeks is a long time in politics, but still, it seems that some Dems’ days may be numbered on Capitol Hill. How many is partly up to how well the GOP rallies in these last two pre-election months.  —KA

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By Jimnp72, September 10, 2010 at 4:05 pm Link to this comment

I have clients working and on SSI and DI. They live normal,  productive lives and
have their own apartments. Without the SSI and DI, they would be unable to live
independently.
why dont the repubs and the dems go after the obscenely overbloated MIC,
instead of targeting the most vulnerable for cuts.
Sure, the dems are not perfect, but why would one vote for the party that drove
the country into economic ruin-remembeer the budget surplus gone bust
under Bush.
It is important to remember that the repubs were pretty much in lockstep with
this so-called man, and they would repeat his crazy and idiotic policies if they
are voted back in.
I dread to see how stupid the electorate will be, esp. with the MSM and some
authors hear constantly drumbeating big repub gains=promoting the self-
fulfilling prophecy.
I am with anaman51 100%.

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By anaman51, September 8, 2010 at 1:06 pm Link to this comment

Time for the Republican Machine to roll out its election-year “Season of a Thousand Lies,” the sixty-day period of obfuscation and misdirection they always generate in order to keep the voting public’s mind off the real issues of the day. During this period of time, they “target” certain members of the Democratic Party they believe to be easy to defeat with an avalanche of lies and shaded half-truths that are guaranteed to make the voter stop and think for a second—-and that’s all it’s worth. This time around, I challenge those of you who will go to the polls to see through the lies, to accept them for what they are, and to vote for truth and decency in this country. I don’t condone all the things the Democrats have done in the last two years, but I know one thing for certain—-they’re not going to go after every social program on the books in an effort to remove the funding. I have to rely on SSI to live, since I got hurt at work twenty-one years ago, and I know for certain-sure that if the Republicans gain a majority, they will come after us again like they did during the Bush administration. If you have a heart beating in your chest, if you care about humanity at all, help to keep those lying, cheating, thieving Republicans out of office and away from the funding of those programs.

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By diamond, September 8, 2010 at 3:12 am Link to this comment

Call me Roy should call a psychiatrist. He is a mythomaniac with schizoid overtones. He also knows nothing about health care systems, energy systems, how jobs are created or what real national security is built on. He votes Republican which is why he knows nothing about anything and can’t spell. The elephant people like their voters to be this way which is why they make war on the public education system and close schools at every opportunity because if people weren’t dumb they could never get elected.

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By call me roy, September 7, 2010 at 8:12 pm Link to this comment

Democrats hoping for a miracle? I thought Progressives are too intellectual to believe in miracles? They certainly don’t believe in God. So why would they believe in miracles? God creats miracles. I guess they aren’t very intellectual after all? They want their cake and eat it to.
Progressive’s want Health Care but want someone else to pay for it. They want energy but want the power source built someplace else. They want money but want someone else to work for it. They want security but want someone else to die for it. Now they want miracles?

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