Skip to comments.Democrats Fantasizing About Retaking the House
Posted on 05/05/2012 10:11:03 PM PDT by Kaslin
After a monumental 2010 midterm election that saw them swept from power, Congressional Democrats are fantasizing again about holding the levers of the House of Representatives.
Politico's Arena has a discussion among both Democrat and Republican legislators that sees a surprising optimism for Democrats. This comes in the wake of John Boehner putting Dems' chances at about one-in-three.
Democrat Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio thinks the Ryan budget will be the GOP's millstone, claiming they want to "dismantle" Medicare. (If only, right?) The hat-loving Rep. Frederica Wilson dips into delusion, saying that Republicans "are intentionally starving efforts to jump start the economy" - as if the GOP holding one-half of one of three government branches gives them ultimate control.
Thankfully, Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) had some sensible things to say:
Right now, we have a situation where House Republicans have proposed substantive ideas, substantive reforms, and the alternative is a blank slate. The status quo is the alternative. Democrats have no plans to save Medicare, they have no plan to reform the tax code, and they have no budget in the Senate.
The president has been in office for four years and he has not proposed one substantive reform to save Medicare. What I tell people is all you have to do is talk about status quo versus reform. I think nationally that sells everywhere, because you cant debate something that doesnt exist. The other side is completely bankrupt of ideas.
The status quo is completely unacceptable. Right now youve got one team on the field ready to play and the other team just sitting on the sidelines.
And Townhall's good friend Hugh Hewitt put things succinctly:
As should the horrific employment numbers yesterday --"the second consecutive month of anemic job growth," as the New York Times put it. House Democrats prattle on about retaking that Chamber, but Democrats at every level know the economy's continued dreary slog through what should have been a boom year endangers them all.
They could do it, too, if they count the votes in Spain. They could elect anybody they want, anywhere they want.
I wish people would wake up. We don't have rule of law anymore. These elections are a sham.
Absolutely not! We have to hang on to the House at all costs. Maybe get control of the Senate (please let me dream).
I don’t know if voter fraud is as rampant in Senate/House/local elections.
Maybe the French House, after Hollande takes over...
There’s one thing you can count on with the American people.
They vote their pocket book no matter what.
Things are not getting better. Government stimulus spending is running dry and the smoke and mirrors hiding our economic state are slowly clearing exposing a not very pretty picture. In addition too many people think the president is all powerful and blame him instead of congress.
The party in power and the president will take the brunt of it. And that’s Democrats.
A ham sandwich could beat Obama in November.
It is. They vote down ticket..
...and I'm fantasizing about getting a pony for my birthday.
Big, heavy, sad sigh.
Our state house & senate candidates, in Oregon, are working very hard to turn a couple of seats to the R's, to regain the majority and we love, love our local state candidates!!!
We are working very hard on ousting our congressional representative, DeFazio, he is now running for his 15th term. We have an awesome R candidate that ran against him last time and barely lost. Art Robinson is a renowned scientist and home schooler who has 4 kids with phd's in science he has made us all so excited about the coming elections, even if we aren't so excited for Romney.
Maybe get control of the Senate? Not only must we get control of the Senate, we must get the Super majority
Hum....this is democrats projecting their wet dreams and living in denial..
Also trying to tap down on GOP gotv efforts...
You are talking my language. Believe it or not it is doable. Brown has to keep his seat in Massachusetts which is possible considering the crackpot he is running against.
Just imagine what we can do. Life will be good