Mattb wrote:This is fun, let me try:
you’re right, it is fun. until you put these guys up there, I didn’t realize how bleak it looks for dems.
don’t get me wrong, i’m no fan of Republicans right now, but they are the lesser of 2 evils.
– likely to be replaced by Roy Blunt (R)
– will be replaced by Crist (R) who is then expected to win re-election in the next election
– stepping down to run for governor.
– leaving to help in fight with anti-commie efforts in Cuba, expected to be replaced by his brother
- the race was not generally seen among the nation's more competitive before news of Ehlers's retirement (he won re-election in 2008 with 61% if the vote).
- will not seek re-election this fall amid a family health crisis and an ethics probe focusing on a nonprofit foundation designed to fund academic scholarships. (good riddance) - the Primary election on May 4th in Buyer’s District is so Republican, the primary basically represents the general election.
– leaves with a 53% lead over opponents (35%) (Rasmussen) – likely replaced by another Rep.
– got in a very public spat with McConnell (Sentate Rep leader and popular at home) – killed his chances at being re-elected... race up in the air
– was nominated as Secretary of Commerce by obama and could have stayed in power if he chose to. (likely decided he didn’t want to go down as an Obama cabinet member – smart move).
– would have likely been re-elected
Henry E. Brown Jr.
- he’s stepping down with a 67% approval rating - likely have been re-elected
and you forgot Kay Hutchison – she may step down if she wins governor race. If she steps down she will undoubtedly be replace by another Rep.
Mattb wrote: The economy still stinks, unemployment's still high, therefore the majority party will pay at the polls, which, incidentally is a great example of why American politics is so screwed - the minority party can virtually assure electoral victory by doing their level best to prevent anything from getting done. Unfortunately for democrats, republicans seem to be better at obstructionism than they are.
this is exactly why Dems are losing. Obama and the Dems promised they’d turn things around. when that didn’t happened, they promised that mortaging our grandkids future would turn things around. that didn’t happen either; they took a bad situation and made it worse. all they did was quadruple an already hefty debt. and not a single significant campaign promise other than “change” (and nowadays BHO's "change" is nothing more than "debt" ) has been fulfilled.
add to that Americans (who are center-right as a whole) who’ve watched Obama appoint extreme leftist to czar positions. then there’s Obamacare - failed once (even with Dem absolute power) yet they are hell-bent on forcing through something the citizens want no part of.
americans want none of the above… dems can force it down our throats now, but they better get ready to have it shoved up their asses come elections time.
you don’t like it but there’s nothing you can do about it so you say it “is a great example of why American politics is so screwed.” funny, you weren’t singing that tune when your man-crush got elected or when your boys in congress had absolute power.
this little exercise had brightened my day. thanks!