Democrats likely to re-take House...currently winning in fundraising and poll numbers.

  • KissTheSky

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    Jan 29, 2012 4:07 AM GMT
    WASHINGTON -- Democrats charged with fighting the battle for control of the House this election year were crowing Friday that the fundraising and poll momentum is all on their side.

    That's after the National Republican Congressional Committee reported raising $2.7 million in December and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee trumped its rival by reporting a $5.3 million haul for the month.

    For the full year, the Democrats outraised their House counterparts by almost $7 million -- $61.4 million to $54.5 million -- a rare feat for the party in the minority.

    "Despite being in the minority, we have consistently outraised House Republicans because our supporters believe we have a path to the Majority and that the middle class deserves better than this Republican Congress of Chronic Chaos," said DCCC chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) in a statement. "Going into 2011, our goal was to match the Republican Majority in fundraising but so far our grassroots supporters have driven us to exceed all expectations."

    Republicans still have more money in the bank, however, with $15.24 million to the Democrats' $11.6 million.

    One problem the House Republicans have been facing is that GOP presidential candidates and super PACs are pulling in so much money. But perhaps another factor is the Democrats' improving position in the polls.

    According to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC survey, 31 percent of the country thinks the Republican House has brought the "wrong kind of change," while 54 percent think it has brought no change.

    In the same poll, 47 percent of Americans now say they'd prefer a Democrat-controlled House after the 2012 elections, versus 41 percent who would favor a GOP House. That's a reversal of the numbers from August.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/27/elections-2012-house-democrats-fundraising-polls_n_1237593.html
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    Jan 29, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    Thanks for posting this info. This shows a good trend, and a reason for hope that the strangle hold on progress may be broken. A couple decades ago repubs would work with dems, but they have become the party of no, so they've turned the public against them in just a little under 18 months into their majority in congress. Nice Job, and here's where I'll ask again. WHERE ARE THE JOBS ? They've made sure the 1% kept their Bush tax cuts, but NO JOBS BILL.
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    Jan 29, 2012 5:37 AM GMT
    And, I hope this time when the Dems have control of the House, Senate, AND the White House that they will screw the "bipartisan" olive branch that the Republicans trounced on and ram some progressive legislation through. That would also be a good time for the judiciary to get loaded.
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    Jan 29, 2012 7:05 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidAnd, I hope this time when the Dems have control of the House, Senate, AND the White House that they will screw the "bipartisan" olive branch that the Republicans trounced on and ram some progressive legislation through. That would also be a good time for the judiciary to get loaded.


    Here's the problem with your shortsightedness - as was the case with the Democrats as well previously - is that sooner or later the Republicans come to power. And it is the same people like yourself who complain at the lack of cooperation and bemoan this that or the other thing.

    If anyone here actually believes that the Democrats will retake both houses, then I suggest placing your bets - you could make a killing.

    http://www.intrade.com/v4/markets/?eventClassId=19

    Based on the current information, Republicans have a 70% chance to have control of the House and 75% chance to control the Senate - ie you can make at least triple your investment by placing the bet.
  • GQjock

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    Jan 29, 2012 10:54 AM GMT
    This is the only hope we have for the economy to improve

    For us to have the possibility if gay rights legislation to move forward

    For us to stop the onslaught of religious anti-choice legislation

    To stop the flood of anti-voter rights legislation ..... But this will be after the Presidential race so it willl all stop immediately after that anyway

    And stop the rape of our environment

    The only possibility
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    Jan 29, 2012 5:29 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    realifedad said Thanks for posting this info. This shows a good trend, and a reason for hope that the strangle hold on progress may be broken. A couple decades ago repubs would work with dems, but they have become the party of no, so they've turned the public against them in just a little under 18 months into their majority in congress. Nice Job, and here's where I'll ask again. WHERE ARE THE JOBS ? They've made sure the 1% kept their Bush tax cuts, but NO JOBS BILL.


    ALl the jobs bills (and there were several) passed by the House are being held hostage by Harry Reid and the Democrats in the Democrat controlled Senate. That's why we haven't had a budget in over 3 years.

    But, it would be good if the Democrats do take control of the House and increase their majority in the Senate, along with an Obama re-election. It will just destroy the country that much faster and then I'll be able to say I told you so in 2015 as opposed to 2020.





    LOL!

    Pure bullshit!
    The Repubs have done jackshit to keep their campaign 2010 promise to focus like a laser beam on JOBS JOBS JOBS.

    The Repubs have passed ZERO bills that were solely focused like a laser beam on creating jobs!

    The bills that the Repubs are trying to twist and pervert into "jobs bills" were actually legislation focused on other shit and NOT on creating JOBS JOBS JOBS.

    http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/gops-claim-house-passed-30-jobs-bills-bogus
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    Jan 29, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    RickRick91 said
    southbeach1500 said
    realifedad said Thanks for posting this info. This shows a good trend, and a reason for hope that the strangle hold on progress may be broken. A couple decades ago repubs would work with dems, but they have become the party of no, so they've turned the public against them in just a little under 18 months into their majority in congress. Nice Job, and here's where I'll ask again. WHERE ARE THE JOBS ? They've made sure the 1% kept their Bush tax cuts, but NO JOBS BILL.


    ALl the jobs bills (and there were several) passed by the House are being held hostage by Harry Reid and the Democrats in the Democrat controlled Senate. That's why we haven't had a budget in over 3 years.

    But, it would be good if the Democrats do take control of the House and increase their majority in the Senate, along with an Obama re-election. It will just destroy the country that much faster and then I'll be able to say I told you so in 2015 as opposed to 2020.





    LOL!

    Pure bullshit!
    The Repubs have done jackshit to keep their campaign 2010 promise to focus like a laser beam on JOBS JOBS JOBS.

    The Repubs have passed ZERO bills that were solely focused like a laser beam on creating jobs!

    The bills that the Repubs are trying to twist and pervert into "jobs bills" were actually legislation focused on other shit and NOT on creating JOBS JOBS JOBS.

    http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/gops-claim-house-passed-30-jobs-bills-bogus




    RickRick,

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    There, now trot out your "Republican presidents are the ones responsible for the $6 trillion in debt run up over the first 4 years of the Obama administration" pre-programmed tripe in "response" to what I just wrote.







    LOL!

    More bullshit Repub lies from you, SB!

    The National Debt was 10.6 trillion when Obama took office.
    Today it's 15.2 trillion.

    Please explain how that's an increase of "6 trillion".

    lol
    Yet another example of Repub "fuzzy math"!

    No wonder you Repubs have added TRILLIONS more to the National Debt than Democratic presidents have!


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    Jan 29, 2012 7:25 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    RickRick91 said
    southbeach1500 said
    RickRick91 said
    southbeach1500 said
    realifedad said Thanks for posting this info. This shows a good trend, and a reason for hope that the strangle hold on progress may be broken. A couple decades ago repubs would work with dems, but they have become the party of no, so they've turned the public against them in just a little under 18 months into their majority in congress. Nice Job, and here's where I'll ask again. WHERE ARE THE JOBS ? They've made sure the 1% kept their Bush tax cuts, but NO JOBS BILL.


    ALl the jobs bills (and there were several) passed by the House are being held hostage by Harry Reid and the Democrats in the Democrat controlled Senate. That's why we haven't had a budget in over 3 years.

    But, it would be good if the Democrats do take control of the House and increase their majority in the Senate, along with an Obama re-election. It will just destroy the country that much faster and then I'll be able to say I told you so in 2015 as opposed to 2020.





    LOL!

    Pure bullshit!
    The Repubs have done jackshit to keep their campaign 2010 promise to focus like a laser beam on JOBS JOBS JOBS.

    The Repubs have passed ZERO bills that were solely focused like a laser beam on creating jobs!

    The bills that the Repubs are trying to twist and pervert into "jobs bills" were actually legislation focused on other shit and NOT on creating JOBS JOBS JOBS.

    http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/gops-claim-house-passed-30-jobs-bills-bogus




    RickRick,

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    There, now trot out your "Republican presidents are the ones responsible for the $6 trillion in debt run up over the first 4 years of the Obama administration" pre-programmed tripe in "response" to what I just wrote.







    LOL!

    More bullshit Repub lies from you, SB!

    The National Debt was 10.6 trillion when Obama took office.
    Today it's 15.2 trillion.

    Please explain how that's an increase of "6 trillion".

    lol
    Yet another example of Repub "fuzzy math"!

    No wonder you Repubs have added TRILLIONS more to the National Debt than Democratic presidents have!




    Reading comprehension skills - you must improve them RickRick. Here's the important part that you missed in your haste to copy and paste your "Republican presidents..." stump speech:

    ...$6 trillion in debt run up over the first 4 years of the Obama administration...







    LOL!

    There you go again - with your Repub "fuzzy math"!

    You can't cite the amount of debt added and CONVENIENTLY forget to factor in the amount of debt CUT.

    It's simple accounting, but you Repubs just fail to grasp it!

    Which explains why NO REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT HAS BALANCED THE BUDGET SINCE EISENHOWER IN 1957!

    While several Democratic presidents HAVE balanced the budget since 1957!
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    Jan 29, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    RickRick91 said

    LOL!

    There you go again - with your Repub "fuzzy math"!

    You can't cite the amount of debt added


    RickRick,

    In a rare moment for you, you actually cited those numbers: Debt was at $10.6T when the Obama wrecking ball took office and stands at $15.2T today. Or do you need me to do the math for you, as you are incapable?

    OK, that would be $4.6T in debt added by Mr. Obama in 3 years.




    RickRick91 saidand CONVENIENTLY forget to factor in the amount of debt CUT.


    RickRick,

    An increase of $4.6T in debt amounts to "the amount of debt CUT" being $-4.6T.



    RickRick91 said

    It's simple accounting, but you Repubs just fail to grasp it!



    Uh... perhaps you better quit before digging yourself even deeper into "debt" RickRick. icon_razz.gif







    LOL

    There you go again!

    What we need to do is make sure that no more Repub presidents get elected since they've added TRILLIONS more to the National Debt than Democratic presidents have!

    Going back to the same failed budget-busting Repub economic policies that wrecked the economy and blew up the National Debt is what would drag us 'even deeper into "debt"'!