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Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown!!: (another sign of things to come)

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posted on May, 23 2010 @ 01:26 AM
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Republican Charles Djou won the special election to gain House seat for GOP in Obama's hometown.

Republicans scored a midterm election victory Saturday when Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou won a Democratic-held House seat in Hawaii in the district where President Obama grew up -- the latest triumph for the GOP as it looks to take back control of Congress.

Djou's victory was a blow to Obama and other Democrats who could not rally around a candidate and find away to win a congressional race that should have been a cakewalk. The seat had been held by a Democrat for nearly 20 years and is located in the district where Obama was born and spent most of his childhood. "This is a momentous day. We have sent a message to the United States Congress. We have sent a message to the national Democrats. We have sent a message to the machine," Djou said. "The congressional seat is not owned by one political party. This congressional seat is owned by the people."
Djou received 67,274 votes, or 39.5 percent. He was trailed by state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, a Democrat who received 52,445 votes, or 30.8 percent. The other leading Democrat, former U.S. Rep. Ed Case, received 47,012 votes, or 27.6 percent.

Republicans see the victory as a powerful statement about their momentum heading into November. They already sent a Republican to the U.S. Senate to replace the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts -- a place that was once thought to be the most hostile of territories for the GOP. Now Republicans can say they won a congressional seat in the former backyard of the president and in a state that gave Obama 72 percent of the vote two years ago. "Charles' victory is evidence his conservative message of lowering the tax burden, job creation and government accountability knows no party lines. It is a message Americans want to hear from candidates across the country," said Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.

But Democrats believe the success in Hawaii will be short-lived. Djou will only serve through the remainder of 2010, and another election will be held in November for the next term. Democrats are confident they can topple Djou in November because the vote won't be split among several candidates, as it was Saturday.

Djou will replace Democratic Rep. Daniel Abercrombie, who resigned after 10 terms to run for governor.

Source: www.foxnews.com...

Another defeat for the Democratic Party and a slap in the face to Obama-in many ways. More and more people are disappointed with his current performance(s) and battering of AZ and it citizens.

Just wait until November-both in 2010 and 2012. The democratic party is going to be slapped back a good 40-50 years. Thanks Obama
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posted on May, 23 2010 @ 07:58 AM
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No one else thinks this is a pre-cursor to November and a true indicator of how Obama is going as POTUS?

Even the media thinks so, well at least one. I'll keep my eyes on the Sundays to see it any notice is made etc.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 08:01 AM
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What else can you expect, when people are unhappy with their incumbents they put in place they switch them for the other one

The sad thing about all this in America you just have two parties to chose, replace dumb for dumber and the same crap still goes on.

People needs to wake up and see that the only ones been deceived in politics is us the voters and tax payer.

[edit on 23-5-2010 by marg6043]



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 08:04 AM
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The last thing we need is Republicans coming in and taking all the massive problems THEY started and making them worse.

I would rather have the Democrats rather than the **Republicans** who created this mess in the first place

Also Obama is very very popular


 

MOD EDIT: Reaffirming Our Desire For Productive Political Debate (REVISED)

[edit on Sun May 23 2010 by DontTreadOnMe]



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 08:25 AM
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I posted this in another thread and it seems pertinent here as well. The candidates that Obama has supported have all been beaten. This is very similar to what happened to Bush at the end of his second term where candidates were literally begging him not to endorse them.

However, and this is what separates the two, Bush was at the end of his second term and there was no possibility for him to get re-elected. However, Democrats arguably are going to have to campaign for Obama to get re-elected in 2012 which is going to make it very difficult for them to turn their backs on him now. Makes for quite a sticky situation politically.

Has there ever been a time when a first term sitting President was abandoned by his own party prior to seeking a second term? Not that I recall.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out in a couple of years. What is going to be more important to Democratic candidates:

Maintaining political correctness and continuing to stand by Obama or abandoning protocol in order to secure their own political future?

One thing's for sure: As of right now, an endorsement from Obama seems to equal political suicide.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 08:30 AM
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Originally posted by Paradigm2012
The last thing we need is Republicans coming in and taking all the massive problems THEY started and making them worse.


The problem was not caused in 8 years. Rather, the problem has been builidng for decades and both parties have a hand in what we face now.



I would rather have the Democrats rather than the **Republicans** who created this mess in the first place


This is nothing more than the typical Democratic talking points. Blame the other party.

Wake-up, both parties have a hand in this and the only losers continue to be the American people.

Simply voting party lines is not going to turn this situation around. We need fresh faces with new ideas and an actual sense of what the American people want and need -- regardless of political affiliation.


Also Obama is very very popular


Only in foreign countries and they don't get to vote. At least, not as of right now.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 08:33 AM
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Why put the GOP criminals in when they created this problem to start. Its not both parties its the GOP that is to blame.

and if the GOP thinks they have a chance to repair their publicity problem after Bush they are wrong.

if you voted for Bush and you are too ashamed to admit it then why lie and say its both parties

[edit on 23-5-2010 by Paradigm2012]



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 08:35 AM
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Obama's polls are steady and remain high. I think you are having a problem understanding the facts as they currently are.

I know the Republicans are very worried but they caused their own problem.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 08:38 AM
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Originally posted by lpowell0627
This is nothing more than the typical Democratic talking points. Blame the other party.


Ummm... Isn't that exactly what the OP and your post are doing? Blaming the other party? To say that this is a Democratic talking point is pretty disingenuous. The Republicans have been blaming the Democrats for as long as the opposite has been true, ESPECIALLY since Obama's election. So, it's a not just Democrats who blame the other party.


Not that I think the OP is incorrect about the GOP taking some congressional seats, but a city councilman is hardly a sign of a triumph for the GOP in Congress.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 08:47 AM
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Djou received 67,274 votes, or 39.5 percent. He was trailed by state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, a Democrat who received 52,445 votes, or 30.8 percent. The other leading Democrat, former U.S. Rep. Ed Case, received 47,012 votes, or 27.6 percent.


So if there was not a split in the Democratic Party for that Hawaiian seat the Democrats would have claimed around 58.4% of the vote to the Republicans 39.5%.

All this proves is that a Republican can win in Hawaii if you split the Democratic Party in two. And only win by 8.7% even then.


[edit on 5/23/10 by Misoir]



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 08:48 AM
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Well in America we only have two parties, so far we have seen that when it comes to screwing the people is not differences between the two.

So what people that still believe in the political system do? they replace one dumb politicians for a dumber. and the vicious cycle goes on, and on and on.

I will prefer if we could vote for corporate America to run the nation (as they obviously do) and we the voter give them something to work for, the right to keep doing it.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 08:49 AM
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In America the Democrats helped create this country and were very much a part of writing the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Without Democrats this country would be nothing.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 08:53 AM
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Originally posted by Paradigm2012
In America the Democrats helped create this country and were very much a part of writing the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Without Democrats this country would be nothing.


Actually the Democrats did not come around until the Democratic-Republican party split. It split into two groups, the Thomas Jefferson supporters and the Federalists. The Democratic Party was formed by the Jeffersonian coalition and the Whig Party was formed by Centrists and former Federalists. When the Whig Party broke up they formed the Republican Party in the 1850's.

Neither party was around at the time of the signing of the Decleration of Independence or the Constitution.

But just remember one thing, the Democratic Party is the party of Thomas Jefferson and the Republican Party is the party of Abraham Lincoln.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 08:54 AM
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With all the dumb and moronic politicians we have today our nation the one the forefathers build once upon a time is already been destroyed and we the people have been taken for fools.

The old days has been gone and now belong in history books, look what we have become today and what politicians on big interest payroll is doing to us and our nation.



[edit on 23-5-2010 by marg6043]



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 08:55 AM
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Originally posted by Misoir

Originally posted by Paradigm2012
In America the Democrats helped create this country and were very much a part of writing the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Without Democrats this country would be nothing.


Actually the Democrats did not come around until the Democratic-Republican party split. It split into two groups, the Thomas Jefferson supporters and the Federalists. The Democratic Party was formed by the Jeffersonian coalition and the Whig Party was formed by Centrists and former Federalists. When the Whig Party broke up they formed the Republican Party in the 1850's.

Neither party was around at the time of the signing of the Decleration of Independence or the Constitution.

But just remember one thing, the Democratic Party is the party of Thomas Jefferson and the Republican Party is the party of Abraham Lincoln.


Now the Republican Party is the Party of BUSH



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 08:57 AM
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Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by Paradigm2012
 


With all the dumb and moronic politicians we have today our nation the one the forefathers build once upon a time is already been destroyed and we the people have been taken for fools.

The old days has been gone and now belong in history books, look what we have become today and what politicians on big interest payroll is doing to us and our nation.



[edit on 23-5-2010 by marg6043]


So dont vote for a Republican its just going to make the problem even worse than the Bush mess.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 09:00 AM
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Dear I think for the first time in My life as a voter, that span since my first vote in 1978 I am sitting this one out, so I don't get so frustrated after the elections are over and we are faced with the same crap but by another party, well I forgot we only have two.




posted on May, 23 2010 @ 09:57 AM
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Don't sit it out. Support someone that THEY hate. Like Sarah Palin. They fear her-for whatever reasons.

Maybe she is exactly what we need. Someone from out side the packs. She will do a far better job than the "best and brightest" we have there now.

I would rather go with her than these jerks that are there now. Go ahead, callme a fool as you pull the lever for the same craziness to contiune.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 10:05 AM
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Sorry but her background is just as full of crap as any other pay off politician around, and she caters to big oil.



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 10:34 AM
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Are you really suggesting voting for someone out of spite?


Do conservatives ever vote for someone they support...or is always a vote JUST to defeat the other side??? I don't think most people who voted for McCain really thought he was a good candidate...just a vote AGAINST Obama. Even McCain's whole campaign was "vote for me...you don't want Obama"...nothing about policies or substance. Just "socialist this" and "socialist that".


Here is an idea...find someone you SUPPORT and vote for them. I know it is a radical idea...but give it a try.



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