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Will the Democrats Sweep Congress in November?

Democrats are licking their lips in anticipation of a big score this November, and I'm not talking about the White House. Election experts report that under the current circumstances, the Democrats will significantly increase their majority in Congress.

Record primary voter turnout, and epic fund raising, demonstrates Democratic momentum. In the House, 29 Republicans plan to retire, while only six Democrats are stepping down this year. The fact that so many senior Republicans are saying goodbye, signals a lack of confidence that their party will regain the majority. Plus, many of the Republican retirees come from swing districts, giving the Dems even better chances.

Many Democrats worry that the bitter battle between Obama and Clinton may make it difficult for the party to take advantage of low GOP approval ratings. But Mark Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos thinks there is a silver lining in the blue battle. He wrote in Newsweek: "The frenzied organizing around the country has proved a catalyst for dramatic party building in states that had been Democratically dormant."

Do you think the Democrats are going to give the Republicans an election spanking this November?
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raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
I agree! In fact, I want to go back to slavery!
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Well said mellowman. :)
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Well said mellowman. :)
mymellowman mymellowman 8 years
My God, I will say legislating from the bench is bad.Brown vs. the Board of Ed, whether was "socially the right thing to do," was not the legal meaning of the law and NEVER should have been ruled as such. Beyond the matter that it was discussed whether the law could be implied as such when it was written (and those people said that it wouldn't be,) the judges even said that there decision was based upon what they felt was right, not the law that was passed.While I will agree that Judges from both sides of the fence can and do legislate from the bench, a truly conservative judge would not do as such as he is more concerned with interpreting the law (interpreting, not re-interpreting) rather than basing the ruling on the "needs of the people."If the people truly need it, old laws do not need to be re-interpreted, new laws need to be passed.
mymellowman mymellowman 8 years
My God, I will say legislating from the bench is bad. Brown vs. the Board of Ed, whether was "socially the right thing to do," was not the legal meaning of the law and NEVER should have been ruled as such. Beyond the matter that it was discussed whether the law could be implied as such when it was written (and those people said that it wouldn't be,) the judges even said that there decision was based upon what they felt was right, not the law that was passed. While I will agree that Judges from both sides of the fence can and do legislate from the bench, a truly conservative judge would not do as such as he is more concerned with interpreting the law (interpreting, not re-interpreting) rather than basing the ruling on the "needs of the people." If the people truly need it, old laws do not need to be re-interpreted, new laws need to be passed.
piper23 piper23 8 years
That was bad legislation, the President knew it and didn't pass it. Pork barrel spending is a problem and its usually a democrat who is pushing the problem. Am I wrong?
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
it makes up for my bitter republican-ness! ;)
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Well it's sickly sweet.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Well it's sickly sweet.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
haha nica! you are not the first person to tell me that! but its a brand new one so I have to keep it till i get sick of it! :)
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
nica - oh yea, i totally agree congress will probably be corrupt no matter who is in charge, i think all politicians are corrupt to some degree! as for brown, i'm not saying that all legislating from the bench is bad, its just that the democratic party seems to have moved so far left that things they would try to legislate from the bench, in my opinion, such as gay marriage, are issues that are very important to the average citizen and they should be able to have some kind of voice on it.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
nica - oh yea, i totally agree congress will probably be corrupt no matter who is in charge, i think all politicians are corrupt to some degree!as for brown, i'm not saying that all legislating from the bench is bad, its just that the democratic party seems to have moved so far left that things they would try to legislate from the bench, in my opinion, such as gay marriage, are issues that are very important to the average citizen and they should be able to have some kind of voice on it.
nicachica nicachica 8 years
ps - on a completely random note, you need to change your avatar. it's too yummy to look at and my 4 pm hunger pangs are making me want a cupcake! ;)
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
When its said that he vetoed the Military Pay Raise Act, it makes it sound like he didn't want a pay raise for the military, not true.. he gave the military a 3% raise, only .5% less than what was in the act.. What he was against was a small section of the act where it stipulated that Iraqi assets in the United States would be frozen.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
When its said that he vetoed the Military Pay Raise Act, it makes it sound like he didn't want a pay raise for the military, not true.. he gave the military a 3% raise, only .5% less than what was in the act..What he was against was a small section of the act where it stipulated that Iraqi assets in the United States would be frozen.
nicachica nicachica 8 years
cabaker, what about Brown vs. Board of Education? yes, it was done by a liberal court but the ultimate good it brought about FAR outweighed any public opinion against keeping schools separate and unequal. also, i'd like to hear your opinion on what i originally posted about Congress being corrupt no matter who's in power. its kinda nice to have civil conversations with people on the other side of the aisle...:)
nicachica nicachica 8 years
cabaker, what about Brown vs. Board of Education? yes, it was done by a liberal court but the ultimate good it brought about FAR outweighed any public opinion against keeping schools separate and unequal. also, i'd like to hear your opinion on what i originally posted about Congress being corrupt no matter who's in power. its kinda nice to have civil conversations with people on the other side of the aisle...:)
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
No not at all! I think they both lean left! :)Come on Jill, its a consipracy! You know it!! :)
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
No not at all! I think they both lean left! :) Come on Jill, its a consipracy! You know it!! :)
Jillness Jillness 8 years
So you think Citizen is completely neutral and without bias, and Liberty is alone in having a "slant"? Interesting. ;)I wonder which way the "don't say rape" judge was leaning...You are blaming his veto of the Military Pay Raise Act, the SCHIP legislation, and the bill that banned waterboarding on pork barrel spending?? Interesting...
Jillness Jillness 8 years
So you think Citizen is completely neutral and without bias, and Liberty is alone in having a "slant"? Interesting. ;) I wonder which way the "don't say rape" judge was leaning... You are blaming his veto of the Military Pay Raise Act, the SCHIP legislation, and the bill that banned waterboarding on pork barrel spending?? Interesting...
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
nica, i was kidding of course, but i do respectfully disagree, i think liberal judges legislate from the bench far more often than conservative ones
piper23 piper23 8 years
Maybe if the Democrats would stop stuffing legislation with what should be ILLEGAL pork barrel spending, President Bush might actually pass something.
nicachica nicachica 8 years
Cabaker...ummm...i think judges have been legislating from the bench on the conservative side for quite some time now! i don't think that's a liberal/conservative thing...everyone does it!
nicachica nicachica 8 years
Cabaker...ummm...i think judges have been legislating from the bench on the conservative side for quite some time now! i don't think that's a liberal/conservative thing...everyone does it!
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