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    I know you really really want to believe this article is true, and people like you are easily fooled, but it isn't terribly intelligent to put too much faith in such things. One way or another, the money will be there when they need it.

    Do you honestly believe that they will have "barely enough money to fully finance a single House race" by the time all is said and done?

    2010 is going to be a bad year for "Democratics." No matter how much you try, you are only fooling yourself.
     
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    Reporting from Roswell, N.M. - After losing the White House and nearly 70 congressional seats in the last two elections, Republicans are poised for a strong comeback in 2010, with significant gains likely in the House and a good chance of boosting their numbers in the Senate and statehouses across the country.

    The results could hamper President Obama's legislative efforts as he prepares to seek reelection and reshape the political landscape for a decade beyond, as lawmakers redraw congressional and state political boundaries to reflect the next census.
    GOP poised for comeback in midterm elections - latimes.com
     
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    To quote Balloon Boy, "Who the hell's Wolf?" :singing::singing::singing:

    The noun's "Democrat." There ya go, you did your step, I did my step, dance complete.

    As to the news quoted, I report, you decide :D

    Much luv,

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    Your link doesn't work for me, Harry. I'll just assume it fleshes out its headline.

    The only point raised in my own linked news is that the GOP currently has fundraising woes. Wolfie reminds us that the election has not yet been held, which I must admit is the case.

    So, the pubbies either will or will not be able to capitalize on the trends we'd historically assume they can take advantage of in a midterm. It's a long way to November.

    However, having very little money for a national political party midway to the "next" election, is not good news :)

    Oh well, as Wolf reminds us, maybe the GOP will get some good news later.

    PFnV
     
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    You remind me of the Jets fans who "won the Super Bowl" in week 2 when they beat the Patriots.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    I wonder if the new "Tea Party" party has anything to do with contributions to the regular GOP being down? Perhaps some of the more conservative members of the GOP who would normally give money to them are now taking their dollars elsewhere? Sarah seems pretty good at garnering donations - I wonder who she's going to gather them for?

    I would imagine if that if she and some of the other GOP headliners start stumping for the Tea Party candidates it'll end up hurting the GOP more than anyone.
     
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    The Tea Baggers are showing and telling the wimpy republicans how to fight fire with fire.

    The republicans have to start acting like democrats (nasty pelosi gang) or they will never come back, the have to drop all that Family Values and Goody Goody God Jesus Sh!t if they want to appeal to todays f-cked up Pop Culture generation, a good way for the republicans to get the white house back would be to find an Illegal Alien Female who is Half Mexican Half African and is a devout Muslim, the 20 to 40 generation would give her a landslide.

    She would be hard to find though anybody carrying that baggage has got to be a democrat.
     
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    The FACT is...there are no "sides" in American politics. You of all people should know that.

    I have never started a thread that poses either democrats or republicans as being the better (or worse) of the 2 parties...and I never will.

    I guess I'm the only one here who can see the truth.
     
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    For all you know, PR, I consider it a national tragedy :)

    My post merely links to a news account detailing the current fundraising problems the GOP is having. It doesn't mean they won't raise more money than the Dems between now and November. It merely means they are behind where they would like to be.

    I note that one of our reliable righties is reminded of a Jets fan somehow, who thinks he has won the SB in week 2. Far from it. If historical trends hold true, the Dems should LOSE seats in the midterm election. However, the Republicans are having a hard time translating that to early fundraising success.

    Their failure thus far is certainly no guarantee of a November election fail.

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    Oh, ok then. My bad PFiVA.

    I just noticed that you kept repeating "that it was Reagan who stopped allowing private citizens to write off CC interest". I must have subconsciously linked the 2 together to make my assumption.

    Again, my bad...

     
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    I was being somewhat tongue in cheek. I am more likely to be sympathetic to the Democrats than the Republicans. I do understand class dynamics, and I do prefer the luke-warm support for the middle classes and the poor from the Dems, to the villification I see of them coming from the Republicans.

    I also think this idea that one is "mindless" if one recognizes that one party or the other is more likely in any given situation to better approximate one's view, is silly. There are philosophical consistencies within each party's philosophy, and to the extent that one is philosophically consistent oneself, it is likely one will prefer one or the other.

    PFnV
     
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    Conservatives aren't donating to the RNC due to their support for RINO's like Crist in FL, they are supporting conservative candidates directly people like Rubio who is running against Crist in FL.

    The Tea Party want conservatives elected not RINO's.
     
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    America Is Going Insane The Only People That Can Save The Country Are The Conservatives

    Oh Jesus Please Help Us Save Us From The Tooth Sucking Bag Pelosi And Our New Beautiful Gorgeous Lip Smacking Dink Toed Paddle Ear President
    Amen Thank You Lord
     
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    Sounds lovely, actually, 13. Let the Tea Party cannibalize a few Republican seats, and lose many more to the Dems for every one they wrest. Something tells me the effects of fratricide aren't that crowd's main concern. :rolleyes:
     
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    To continue to splinter a party, a party who alienates many people already and even more with the advent of the Tea Party is good for what is considered to be the other side...

    Not at all confident that the "Tea Party" will go very far.... take a good look at their leaders... Bachman, Beck, Fox News and Orly Taitz...
     
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    Conservatives aren't party robots like the dem voters. BTW the number of people who self identify as dems is down 6% since the election.
     
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    #91 Jersey

    Cn you produce the evidence???????
     
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    You obviously do not know much about or understand the Democratic Party.. sometimes it would seem to be more aptly named the "confederation of the left".. there are folks all over the place in that party. There is not a whole bunch of agreement on any one issue... but somehow they come together when it counts.

    While on the right there are principles that are not open to discussion... gay marriage, abortion, global warming, the neo con philosophy etc.... it will be interesting to see if they can somehow come up with a coherent platform, that will resonate well amongst the soccer moms and dads in the heartland..
     
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    Yeah yeah, of course, the other "side" has "robots", one's own "side" has "free thinkers" -- or stated otherwise, one's "own" party is splintering, the "other party" is not.

    I wish the new, purer version of the Republican party the best of luck. I recognize there are those who feel the Republicans lost because they weren't vocal enough in their moralism, or their hatred of the "other," or pure enough in their fantasy-based economics. Bring it!

    The "Conservative" party, or the "Tea Party," or what have you, will not draw voters from the Democrats. It may constitute the hard right side of U.S. politics, leaving the Republicans free to become a purely fiscal-conservative party, which is civil libertarian as regards issues like Gay marriage and abortion. A more pragmatic Republican party, to join its more pragmatic Democratic counterpart, would be healthy.

    I would hail the development as an innovative and quite interesting twist in the always dynamic democratic process.

    Good luck, Tea Partiers, and Godspeed!

    PFnV
     

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