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  •  This is an example (15+ / 0-)

    of why Boehner has been so smug about his chances of retaining control of the House. Losing in 2010 caused us alot of damage; giving Republicans control of Redistricting virtually across the entire country.

    •  I'm still pissed about the attitude (6+ / 0-)

      around these parts in 2010.  Still.

      A fucking redistricting year and dkos all but gave up......"we're going to lose the House, ho hum....aren't those teabaggers funny!".

      God damnit.  So much history made in 2008 to turn around and hand it back two times over.  I GOTVd and got yawns in response.

      Grrrrrrr.

    •  Exactly. (1+ / 0-)
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      fcvaguy

      Here in Ohio, it's virtually certain that this November, more than 50 % of the votes cast for Congress will be cast for a Democrat. The delegation will be at best 11-5 Republican, maybe even 12-4, which is how they designed the map (16, where teabagger Jim Renacci serves, was cut deeply into metro Cleveland. That may be his waterloo, given that his opponent is a strong, attractive, hard-working progressive incumbent - Betty Sutton — whose district was dismantled). That won't mean much in terms of tilting the balance of the House as currently our delegation is 13-5 (we lost two seats). So either each party will lose one, or the Republicans will lose two and we'll gain one. They were forced to concede us Columbus since the town is rapidly turning deep blue and threatened their suburban districts, so we'll be sending someone new from there. Kaptur, Fudge and Tim Ryan, all good progressives, will be returning. Kucinich is dead meat.

      Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07. http://www.ewaynepowell.com/

      by anastasia p on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 09:25:41 AM PST

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      •  Multiply that through many states (0+ / 0-)

        I'm not hopeful of a Dem majority. But, I admire Nancy Pelosi's tenacity and commitment to making it happen. She certainly has raised a lot of money to do so.

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