The Elections: How Bad for Democrats?

It is generally assumed in Washington these days that in the November 2 elections the party will lose control of the House of Representatives, and possibly the Senate (although this is less likely). If the Republicans take control of one or both chambers, they and conservative commentators will proclaim that the voters have rejected “socialism” and will begin planting in earnest the idea that Barack Obama will be a one-term president. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - Oct 6, 2010 - 10:17 AM PDT
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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - Oct 11, 2010 - 10:45 AM PDT
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by Jon Mitchell - Oct. 11, 2010

Compelling construction of the narrative going into this year's elections. Tomasky offers his own views of why the story is playing out the way it is.

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Roland F. Hirsch
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by Roland F. Hirsch - Oct. 13, 2010

This news analysis has considerable journalistic merit.The author provides a thorough review of how the Democrats got to where they are in this election. One statement however seems strange: "Democrats have thus crippled themselves by adapting comparatively limited ideas of legitimate political action", when in fact the reason the Democratic-controlled Congress is rated so poorly is that they passed truly grandiose (and truly terrible) things like ARRA and Obamacare. Also, the Republicans are uniformly painted as far right (though the author admits this is not correct for the House candidates). Still, this is one of the better pieces published in this strongly left-wing publication.

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William Hughes-Games
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by William Hughes-Games - Oct. 11, 2010

Why can't the American people realize that their woes are due to the corporatocracy that has moved manufacturing out of America, leaving America pushing papers from place to place while giving themselves big bonuses for doing the same to the American public that they have been doing to third world countries for years (get them into debt and then foreclose). Obama has fulfilled just about all of his election promises. His only chance of winning the next battle which is against big ... More »

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Kaylee Lentz
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by Kaylee Lentz - Oct. 11, 2010

Obviously a very relevant article with less than a month away from the Nov. elections. However, throughout reading it, I kept asking myself, "Says who?". This would have been a much better piece if someone was quoted. For all I know, much of this information (although it's very thought-provoking), could be made up. And for that, I would not recommend passing it along.

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