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  •  Excuse me, but this is not pre-election 2006. (3+ / 0-)
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    There's a Democratic record now and it hasn't been pretty.

    I doubt if the lobbyists will be making any changes to their routine if the GOP takes over Congress in 2010.

    However, I do anticipate there will be 1 change with a GOP takeover.  I don't anticipate the GOP picking unnecessary fights with their base so they can appear "bipartisan".  The GOP doesn't throw their base under the bus just to get a kick in the teeth from their opposition.  

    Of course, this is all assuming there will be a GOP takeover.  

    My sig is starting to look more and more like a reasonable prediction.  

    The only thing that will save the sorry asses of the Democrats is the Republicans.

    by ThAnswr on Wed Oct 27, 2010 at 06:53:29 AM PDT

    •  you could say that (0+ / 0-)

      not making any effort to outlaw abortion is picking an unecessary fight with their base. But unlike with the dem base, the repub base will vote for repubs no matter what. So picking fights with their base is not a factor that has any bearing on anything.

      •  Democrats are in the trouble they're in ......... (0+ / 0-)

        ........ right now because of what Democrats have done with their time in the driver's seat.  

        So picking fights with their base is not a factor that has any bearing on anything.

        Tell that to the moderate Republicans who crossed over to the Democratic message of "change you can believe in" in 2008.

        The only thing that will save the sorry asses of the Democrats is the Republicans.

        by ThAnswr on Wed Oct 27, 2010 at 07:13:02 AM PDT

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        •  right it is a factor for dems base (1+ / 0-)
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          But I didn't think a moderate repub voting for dems in 08 was ever really part of their base, more like an independent, maybe I'm wrong on that.

          Dems might lose the house because of the economy and their economic policies not working enough, not so much the crapping on the base. That doesn't help though. I doubt to many dem voters from 08 are going to vote repub this time, more likely to just sit at home.

          •  What might have been .... (0+ / 0-)

            But I didn't think a moderate repub voting for dems in 08 was ever really part of their base, more like an independent, maybe I'm wrong on that.

            No, they weren't part of the base. But they could have been if the Democrats had followed through on the campaign promises.  

            No doubt the economy is a big factor this election.  But the fact is, other than trying to prove a negative ("we saved the economy from tanking"), Democrats have to face facts the average individual is worse off than they were in 2006-2008.

            Unemployment has gone up.  There are more foreclosures and a scandal over those foreclosures.  

            OTOH, Wall Street is posting record profits.  

            Small wonder, Democrats are in trouble.  

            I doubt to many dem voters from 08 are going to vote repub this time, more likely to just sit at home.

            Dead right on that one.  

            The only thing that will save the sorry asses of the Democrats is the Republicans.

            by ThAnswr on Wed Oct 27, 2010 at 07:42:06 AM PDT

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