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  •  Really red may be just a shade of purple (1+ / 0-)
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    The victory in NY-26 yesterday is more than just a simple victory for the Dem candidate.  NY-26 is one of the most red of red districts in the country. It has never elected a Dem before, and John McCain carried it handily during a year when Dems elected the first African-American president.

    The fact that the Dem candidate won with such a convincing margin after specifically running against the Ryan destroy Medicare bill shows that even blowhards like McHenry is in jeopardy of losing his seat in 2012, no matter that Cook (ptah == he makes me ill) rates this district at R+17.  If the Dem candidate that runs there beats the Medicare drum as solidly as Hochul did, s/he can win and defeat this POS from NC. Sweet justice is coming, my good friends, and the Rethugs are shaking in their jack boots for sure!

    •  I hate to argue against my own argument, (2+ / 0-)
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      Creosote, chimene

      but the difference between Hochul's district and McHenry's is pretty big. When you're speaking of a R+17 district, you're dealing with a big block of people who ignore opposing arguments.

      And, irrespective of what you think of Cook's PVI, they ain't bad. I count on them when I'm deciding where to drive and walk and call when the crunch time comes.

      I hope you're right, I hope that this district is at least in play in 2012, but, frankly, I'm looking at 2016-2018. What I want in 2012 is a Democrat from the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party to push the most pro-Union, pro safety net ideas possible. Not necessarily to win, but to move the Overton window to where it should be. A "go ahead and lose" candidate, like Robert Redford in "The Candidate."

      But, we'll back you again in 2016.

      "Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise." James Madison, April 1, 1774

      by BobSmith415 on Wed May 25, 2011 at 05:51:19 PM PDT

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