2010 tipping point?
"The Old Testament stated it this way “. . . they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.” (Job 4:8)."
"Hopefully a Moaist/Liberal 'Blood Bath' in the House and at least Fifteen Reid_Bots in the Senate.
With a little bit of blooming luck Shifty Reid and the Pelosi_Bitch will be gone !"
Democrats May Have Hit Their Tipping Point on 2010 Politics in the Past 24 Hours.
"At least 50 years before the birth of Christ, the Roman statesman, philosopher, and orator, Marcus T. Cicero, said,
“As you have sown so shall you reap.” And in the New Testament we find, “…whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7)"
After a brutal 2009 pushing the Democratic agenda in Washington, many tired and vulnerable Democrats are considering their November fate –whether to stick it out and fight or head for the exits. And those who are sticking around are sniping at one another.
The stunning Tuesday night retirement announcements of Sens. Byron Dorgan and Chris Dodd grabbed the headlines, but there are cracks elsewhere. Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln is complaining to the local media about Ben Nelson’s special treatment in the health care bill. Colorado Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter is retiring. And Nancy Pelosi seems snarky, complaining about President Obama’s campaign promise to air conference negotiations on CSPAN.
It’s Wednesday morning, and you’re in The Huddle.
REPUBLICANS LIKE THESE BAILOUTS: The flurry of retirement announcements in the past 24 hours even caught Democratic senators off guard. Manu Raju and Josh Kraushaar in POLITICO: “The grim outlook for Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections just got a little worse.
“Four top Democrats—including veteran Sens. Chris Dodd and Byron Dorgan—all prepared to pull the plug on their campaigns in a 24-hour period that began Tuesday, and in the process, offered an unnerving glimpse at the perilous election year ahead. With Dorgan’s stunning retirement announcement Tuesday evening, Democrats are now facing their bleakest election outlook in years—and the very real possibility the party will lose its 60-40 Senate supermajority after the November elections. On the House side, the prospect of heavy 20-30 seat losses is already looking increasingly likely.
“…Dorgan’s announcement was accompanied Tuesday by Michigan Democratic Lt. Gov. John Cherry’s decision to end his floundering bid for governor, and by the revelation that both Dodd and Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter would announce Wednesday that they would not seek reelection. There is some silver lining in the Democratic cloud: Ritter, Cherry and Dodd were all struggling to gain traction and their departures could actually increase Democratic chances of holding those offices.”
DODD’S RETIREMENT: Chris Cillizza, who broke the story late last night: “Dodd's retirement comes after months of speculation about his political future, and amid faltering polling numbers and a growing sense among the Democratic establishment that he could not win a sixth term. … State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is widely expected to step into the void filled by Dodd and, at least at first blush, should drastically increase Democrats' chances of holding the seat. …His work on the stimulus bill, approved last February, was an attempt to rein in executive compensation at firms that had been bailed out, but instead led to sharp criticism when executives at AIG, the largest recipient of taxpayer dollars, still received seven-figure bonuses shortly thereafter.”
WHY DORGAN IS LEAVING: Apparently he’s just tired of the bickering in the Senate. Erin McPike of Congress Daily: “However, a North Dakota Democratic source suspected Dorgan was unhappy with how the business of the Senate is being conducted and that he and another long-serving senator have been heard "bitching and moaning about how it's just not the same."
“The duo of senators have reminisced about how they used to be able to work closely with former Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., and that "there used to be more comity and brotherhood in the chamber than there is today."
REPUBLICANS LOVIN IT: NRSC spokesman Brian Walsh e-mails the Huddle at 1 a.m.: "It's no coincidence that in a 24 hour period, three additional entrenched Democrat elected officials are throwing in the towel. Every day it becomes increasingly clear the president's coattails have vanished and vulnerable Democrats have no place to hide."