March 06, 2009
Why 2010 could be so interesting

A statistic that in a nutshell that explains why next year's "off-year" elections might be so worth watching:

Fun Fact: 46 House Dems are currently sitting in Cong. Districts that McCain won in '08.

Not districts W won in '04 mind you, districts that even McCain won in the midst of exurban voters switching their votes from four years prior in spades. Sure, not all of those red district Democrats will be vulnerable, but it does much to explain why Blue Dog and moderate Democrats in Congress are increasingly balking at the ambitious and hyper-pricey Obama agenda.

We've already seen what happens when the only major change to a race dynamic is no Obama at the top of the ballot. What happens when there's no hope-n-change and if the public is restive with expensive yet potentially unsuccessful Obama policies?

Time to start recruiting some solid GOP candidates.

Posted by Eric Earling at March 06, 2009 11:07 AM | Email This
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1. Don't worry Eric. I'm sure Unkl Witz will find a way to dismiss this annoying fact with a wave of his fat hand.

Posted by: Crusader on March 6, 2009 10:57 AM
2. Gingrich/Jindal 2012

Posted by: Hellpig on March 6, 2009 12:36 PM
3. @2....Good choice of names. Hey, how about changing your Moniker?...You can do better than that.

Posted by: Daniel on March 6, 2009 12:56 PM
4. 2010 will be fun because our good friend Darcy Burner will run against George W Bush again.

Posted by: danno on March 6, 2009 01:18 PM
5. @ #3 I would but it's like an old pair of shoes(comfortable) I've used it since 1999...

We Surround Them viewing parties
http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/21018/

Posted by: Hellpig on March 6, 2009 02:54 PM
6. And in other news people still hate the GOP because they haven't done squat to try and help the economy.

Oh yeah, Sen. Bunning (R-KY) will likely be replaced with a Dem. this year.

Posted by: Cato on March 6, 2009 03:06 PM
7. My hands aren't fat!

Posted by: Unkl Witz on March 6, 2009 05:48 PM
8. Actually, I think 2010 is gonna be a yawner. If the economy turns around and starts to rebound, most, but not all the Dem's will be re-elected. If the economy stays in the toilet, it's gonna be a landslide year for the R's.

Like James Carville said...

Hey, here's an idea. Why don't you folks conspire to make Carville the face of the Dem party? He's every bit as obnoxious as Rush.

Posted by: Unkl Witz on March 6, 2009 05:58 PM
9. Fun fact, indeed.

Posted by: Michele on March 6, 2009 10:02 PM
10. Somehow I doubt this "Fun Fact" is a fact at all. Just because some TWIT on TWITTER sends this out as a message to his fans, that does not make it true. Do you have ANYTHING objective to support this?

Posted by: Richard Pope on March 6, 2009 11:45 PM
11. danno@4,

Burner isn't going to run again, however another MSFT female exec is going to take a stab at it.

More here: Dems make 3rd try against Reichert.

Suzan DelBene's website.

Posted by: Smoley on March 7, 2009 08:41 AM
12. Now Richard,

You know that objective reality of external facts has never been particularly relevant to the posters at SP. It is so much more fun to just make up your own and believe whatever you hear that supports your ideology.

Posted by: Unkl Witz on March 7, 2009 08:49 AM
13. No Gingrich - he is damaged goods, you fools ! He is good for ideas and implementing an agenda though. Jindal needs more preparation and he will eventually be presidential.

As for the face of the Democrat Party; Carville is not as bad as others such as Bathtub Boy Olberman, Chris Matthews, Howard Dean (although he is out of the fold for now), or Botox Pelosi. Tim Geithner may soon emerge as Timmy the tax-cheat as a collective face of the party that has problems legally paying taxes.

Posted by: KS on March 7, 2009 11:28 AM
14. Democrats will maintain control of the Senate, but I'd say the the House will clearly be up for grabs. Madame/Comrade Pelosi is using all the rope given to her to hang herself with her fascistic tactics - by locking out Republicans when discussing about the Stimulus Bill. If she keeps this up, which there is no reason to believe she won't - she will no longer be the speaker and most of America will let out a collective sigh of relief. Harry Reid may also lose, which be another big sigh of relief and become a glue horse let out to pasture.

Posted by: KS on March 8, 2009 07:50 PM
15. Democrats will maintain control of the Senate, but I'd say the the House will clearly be up for grabs. Madame/Comrade Pelosi is using all the rope given to her to hang herself with her fascistic tactics - by locking out Republicans when discussing about the Stimulus Bill. If she keeps this up, which there is no reason to believe she won't - she will no longer be the speaker and most of America will let out a collective sigh of relief. Harry Reid may also lose his re-election, which be another big sigh of relief and become a glue horse let out to pasture.

Posted by: KS on March 8, 2009 07:51 PM
16. It would be interesting to know how many Democrats held seats Bush 41 carried against Clinton in '92 before the '94 elections. I know that many of the 58 seats that the GOP took from the Democrats ('56 in the '94 general, 2 in special elections--offset by 4 D pick ups in open seats for a net gain of 54) came in Clinton Districts. 5 of the 6 GOP pick ups here in Washington came in Clinton Districts. So we can pick up seats outside of that 46.

Posted by: B2 on March 9, 2009 08:22 AM
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