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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by stubeeef, Jan 6, 2010.
Or is it Hope for Change.
Kit Bond (R-MO) gives up
Mel Martinez (R-FL) gives up
George Voinovich (R-OH) gives up
Jim Bunning (R-KY) gives up
Judd Gregg (R-NH) gives up
And that's just in the senate, I don't have time to find a list of all the GOP reps and governors who are giving up.
If we could put together a list of 435 reps and 33 Senators (or is it 34 this year?) giving up, I'd be all th happier, regardless of what letter comes at the end of their name.
yg17, Great, seems like we are dredging up news from a year ago. All those except bunning were post election announcements after the GOP got trounced.
You could include Sen Sphincter (arlen) from PA in the list if you want to go back to last winter.
My point is-what a difference a year makes.
Dodd retiring actually makes his seat LESS likely to change to the other party.
Exactly- this is gonna be a bad year for all incumbents. People want them ALL gone. We've had enough. So, I'd say that yes, this is a very positive thing indeed.
"Senator Sphincter?" OMG, I see what you did there!! You substituted Senator Arlen Specter's last name with a word meaning the ring of muscle surrounding the opening of a tube, such as the anus!
I am in awe of the Swiftian level of your humor. I am certain that in any area of serious political discourse, a jibe like you will command serious respect from anyone trying to argue from a high intellectual plane.
Really....it makes him look like a 10 year old kid who still thinks words like "poopy" and "butt" are funny
I could probably have a more meaningful political debate with Beavis and Butthead.
LOL, you said poopy and butt! That's hillarious!
Ribs hurting... Can't stop laughing...
On a more serious note, political calculations are being made by people switching sides or retiring. I can't imagine Dodd or Dorgan are retiring to give the GOP a better shot in the next series of elections.
Some posters have lost the ability to debate articulately and can only resort to name-calling to express themselves.
Quite surprised to wake up to the news that Gov. Ritter is not seeking re-election.
Poll: Blumenthal Already Way Ahead Of Connecticut GOP Senate Candidates
There is already a poll out of the Connecticut Senate race, demonstrating that Sen. Chris Dodd's (D-CT) retirement has drastically improved Democratic chances of holding the seat, with state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal holding landslide leads over the Republican candidates.
By a very fortunate coincidence, Public Policy Polling (D) was already in the field with a poll testing both Dodd and Blumenthal as Democratic nominees, in order to determine whether Democrats would do better by dumping the incumbent. The answer is an emphatic yes.
Kind of like "tea-baggers" right?
I agree with you. I feel most if not all of them should go. We need term limits on our congressment. The real power is the people who have been in the senate and the House the longest. They have a lot of political cards they can play to get what they want done.
I know the voters are supposed to have short memories, but what in the world makes anyone think that a significant number of voters are gonna give up on the Dems and go back to the Republicans???
Wishful thinking on the part of neocons, that's what.
What in the world? How 'bout that deficit?
If that's not bad enough we can show the escalating unemployment rate under Democrats...
Right. The Republicans had nothing to do with that.
American's may have a short memory but not that short. They will not elect the same clowns who got us into this mess.
don't even try, they will never see it.
And neither will you.
Good point rdowns - one of these clowns admitted his failure today. His name is Chris Dodd. One of the other clowns is Barney Frank. I'm waiting for his political departure as well when he steps down... the last clown, Obama, will likely never admit his failure. All three got us into this recession!
Dodd, Frank and Obama Three Blind Mice
Chris Dodd thinks that no one enforced the regulations. Barney Frank blames Reagan for this (with deregulation). Yet neither man noticed that under their noses (and in spite of Bush Administration warnings) the two quasi-governmental companies were run aground and their execs took HUGE payouts. Barney and Chris here is a newsflash for you. It was your legislation and your fellow social engineering laws forcing diversity down the throats of the banks. Barney, your GOAL was to float loans to under and un-qualified people.
^^ That damn librool media...
Ah, I see what you did right there. Interesting. You posted facts. Refreshing.