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  •  Catastrophic is losing the House (1+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus

    For a nearly 40 seat majority to get wiped away in one election is clearly catastrophic.  The only times in history a party lost this many seats since WWII were 1994, 1974, 1966, 1958,, and 1946.  And only one of them happened during the first midterm of a Presidency.

    Losing the House again would anger Democrats so badly at Obama that he will very likely be impeached.  

    •  Yeah I could see a GOP-led Congress (0+ / 0-)

      impeaching Obama. But what has amazing surprised me so far is that there has been no "Whitewater" or "Illinois Project". There hasn't been the same legal harassment that Clinton endured.

      •  They are saving that for when they are in control (0+ / 0-)

        If they did in when they were in the minority, they would simply get laughed at.  If they get control, Obama will be impeached and im certain that enough Democrats angry at Obama for losing them the House would go along with it.

        And unlike the 1990's, Obama doesnt have a booming economy to keep people on his side the way Clinton did.  

        •  One problem with your argument (1+ / 0-)
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          murrayewv

          The legal harassment started as early as 1992, well before the GOP took over Congress in 1994.

          •  The Clinton stuff was easier to uncover (0+ / 0-)

            It was mostly records of high profile activities in Arkansas that were poorly covered up.  

            Obama's stuff is more complicated, having to do with a home purchase through Rezko and job officers that he may have offered different candidates as well as connections to Blagojevich.  They will need subpoena power to get this stuff.

            •  don't forget (0+ / 0-)

              his birth certificate and his college records. I bet with in 72 hours of a republican lead house we will see a committee trying to set up supenas for Obama's birth records, college records, all of the state department papers on when he lived in Indonesia as a child and so on.

              Trust me if Obama ever farted in a public place we will see witnesses testify that it stunk.

            •  that is not likely.... (0+ / 0-)

              Obama and Michelle never had that much money.  Job offers are part of the tool of politics- how to tell when a job offer is coopting someone.

              You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

              by murrayewv on Sun Aug 29, 2010 at 08:58:56 AM PDT

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