Hoyer: Dems have 50-50 shot at House

Apr 24, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Politico

Minority Whip Steny Hoyer was the latest to play congressional oddsmaker, predicting Tuesday that Democrats have a fifty-fifty shot of taking back the House.

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Given the abysmal performances by House Republicans, especially those of the Tea Party, this should be a no-brainer!

If MY Representative had attempted to DELIBERATELY trigger a first-ever US default -- I would be working evenings and weekends for his/her opponent! Such fiscal irresponsibility is Totally Unacceptable!

Fortunately, my Rep is a sane Democrat.
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In your dreams Politco!

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The SCUMBAG-0_Crats will lose the Senate, and the presidency.

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This is a dem. pipe dream, it won't be a slam dunk, but the dems. have scant chance to replenish the house, especially given the coat tails of Obama are not exactly a gift now. Every "official" trip he takes for another political gift giving rally to some special interest group or the other just shows that the man who can read a great speech, couldn't lead us out of a paper bag let alone lead an entire country. Just look at the odd balls who endorse him! Castro, Gorbechave, various Tin Hat dictators etc. Rrrright, we really want to be the next Third World Country or France.
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Oh dear no. I want severe conservatives, like Bishop Romney, in the House, the kind that agree with Obama about keeping the interest on student loans subsidized by the government. These are the fine Tea Party types, I'm looking for.

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where do i place my bet?
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Legislation regarding money has to go through the House. The House is not going to subsidize student loans of healthy people. The Democrats will use any reason to create another group of lazy, shiftless people. Some one whisper in their ears, "We have no Money, morons!!"
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No a CHANCE Stenny! Remember 2010. American's aren't as stupid as you wish them to be. We are ready for the great progressive social experiment to STOP now.
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Oh dear no. I want severe conservatives, like Bishop Romney, in the House, the kind that agree with Obama about keeping the interest on student loans subsidized by the government. These are the fine Tea Party types, I'm looking for.
You don't hate Romney any more than you hate any other patriotic American citizen. You funny man. Sick for sure, but funny just the same.

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What a great gift to give President Obama for his landslide re-election victory than for Speaker Pelosi to sit behind him once again during the next SOTU speech…

I say it is more like a 70% chance that we put the House back in Democratic control.
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Cat74 wrote:
Legislation regarding money has to go through the House. The House is not going to subsidize student loans of healthy people. The Democrats will use any reason to create another group of lazy, shiftless people. Some one whisper in their ears, "We have no Money, morons!!"
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Romney 'Fully Supports' Extension of Low Student Loan Interest Rates
By Lucy Madison | National Journal – Mon, Apr 23, 2012...
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Poll: Youth Support for Obama Rising but Still Tenuous
A Tight Race

In an apparent pitch to young voters, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney went out of his way on Monday to tout his support for efforts to extend low interest rates on student loans, telling reporters that "I fully support the effort to extend the low interest rate on student loans."

Some Republicans have opposed the extension on the grounds that it would come at a high cost to taxpayers. On this issue, however, Romney seems to see eye-to-eye with President Obama.

Romney, who had just ended a press availability alongside Sen. Marco Rubio, a possible VP pick, returned to the microphone to make sure that he had expressed his support for the extension of low interest rates for students, which are set to expire in July.

(PICTURES: Romney on the Trail With Possible VP Candidates)

"There's one thing I want to mention that I forgot to mention at the very beginning, and that was that particularly with the mention of the number of college graduates that can't find work or that can only find work well beneath their skill level, I fully support the effort to extend the low interest rate on student loans," Romney said.

He added that there was "some concern" that the low interest rates would expire halfway through the year, and he emphasized that "I support extending the temporary relief on interest rates for students as a result of--as a result of student loans, obviously--in part because of the extraordinarily poor conditions in the job market."

Some of the "concern" Romney mentioned is coming from Obama. The president, who is visiting colleges in North Carolina, Colorado, and Iowa this week, has repeatedly emphasized his administration's efforts to ease the burden of debt on young people seeking higher education, and he is strongly urging Congress to extend the low interest rates, which will jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent without an extension.

"In America, higher education cannot be a luxury," Obama said on Saturday during his weekly radio and Internet address. "It's an economic imperative that every family must be able to afford."

The president cast the issue as a matter of "values" and suggested that Republicans were getting in the way of helping middle-class families send their kids to college.

"We cannot let America become a country where a shrinking number of people do really well while a growing number of people struggle to get by," he said.

Obama's reelection campaign seized on Romney's position as inconsistent, given his support of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's budget blueprint and his willingness to consider cutting education spending.

"While he previously endorsed the Ryan budget, which would make deep cuts to Pell Grants and allow student loan rates to double, and last week said that he would gut the Department of Education to pay for his tax plan, today we heard yet another—and contradictory—position from Romney on student loans," spokeswoman Lis Smith said.
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You don't hate Romney any more than you hate any other patriotic American citizen. You funny man. Sick for sure, but funny just the same.
Yes, I'm sick. Give me ROMNEYCARE or give me death!

Of course I love Bishop Romney. I don't hate anyone, even Obama. Bishop Romney is the BOSS, not in the Bruce "baby, we were born to run" Springsteen sense, but in the plutocratic sense.

We work for Bishop Romney whether he wins or loses. He's the gazillionaire BOSS. He wants what's good for himself and that's good enough for me!

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What a great gift to give President Obama for his landslide re-election victory than for Speaker Pelosi to sit behind him once again during the next SOTU speech…
I say it is more like a 70% chance that we put the House back in Democratic control.
US Election 2012 - Winning Party - Next Presidential US Election - Winning Party Current odds:
2/5 Democrat
7/4 Republican
50/1 Independent
http://sports.williamhill.com/bet/en-gb/betti...
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What a great gift to give President Obama for his landslide re-election victory than for Speaker Pelosi to sit behind him once again during the next SOTU speech…
I say it is more like a 70% chance that we put the House back in Democratic control.
Do you really believe there are enough students to make such a dramatically stupid mistake as to give up more of our freedoms to Pelosi and her jack booted soviet style elites??

American Adults better get out the Vote if we are to Stop the Madness of Progressive mind control.
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it's not 50/50.

There are more democrat seats up for re-election and not all democrats will win re-election.

Boehner statement was to seek funds in those 'orphan' states.
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Democrats have to pick up 29 seats without losing any in the House, and Republicans only have to pick up 4 to take back the Senate. I don't think the Democrats can take back the House or retain the Senate, or the Presidency. They haven't accomplished anything in nearly 4 years. We have work to do. We cannot waste any more time. We need a President that will sit in the Oval office some of the time, and save the campaigning until the last year of his first term.
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Cat74 wrote:
Democrats have to pick up 29 seats without losing any in the House, and Republicans only have to pick up 4 to take back the Senate. I don't think the Democrats can take back the House or retain the Senate, or the Presidency. They haven't accomplished anything in nearly 4 years. We have work to do. We cannot waste any more time. We need a President that will sit in the Oval office some of the time, and save the campaigning until the last year of his first term.
If Americans don't get out the Vote for Romney our worst nightmare may be realized and our families will be reduced to nothing more than tax slaves to fuel big brother/big union extortion.
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The TEA birthers cost the GOP the senate in the midterm elections----the majority party has historically switched during mid-term elections. This year, the GOPTEA birthers will lose the house.
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In November here is what the American people will remember after the GOPTEA Birthers took over the house.

1) They shifted focus from jobs and the economy to defending DOMA and asking for birth certificates.

2) They almost pushed us into a government shutdown.

3) They pushed us into a credit downgrade through their political terrorism.

4) They held the American and world economy hostage.

5) They fought to kill medicare and medicaid.

6) But they sure fought vehemently for those top 1% wealthy people.

All at the expense of the economy and the middle and working class.
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The Dems ain't got a frigging clue. Tea Party gonna rock your world again. Silly communists. Got tea?

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