GOP Expands Political Playing Field As Dems Slip

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are on offense in scores of House and Senate races as economic woes and lukewarm support for President Barack Obama continue to weaken Democrats' hold on Congress.

With six months before the November midterm elections, the president and his party are determined to minimize their losses.

But Democrats privately acknowledge the economy and support for Obama must improve if they're to avoid defeats that could cost them control of the House and possibly the Senate.

Observers will be looking at several early contests -- including Tuesday's primaries in Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina -- for an indicator of the nation's political mood.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on May 3, 2010 at 04:32 PM
    Anonymous on May 3, 2010 at 02:06 PM, wellcome to the left doctrine. If you are against them, the party line is you are a racist. My line, if you follow sheep, you will eventually follow the rest of the sheep over the cliff. Lambchops are good this time of year...especially, in November....
  • by Anonymous on May 3, 2010 at 11:06 AM
    To: To Anonymous 10:44AM on May 3, 2010 at 01:07 PM. What in my post said anything about color? Is that your only arguement? I dont agree with him so I am now a racist? Try checking out Rassmussin reports, they are not affiliated with either political party and dont select who they poll, I'm sorry the truth hurts. What CHANGE is he doing? please tell me, what has he done that has improved our country? It sure isnt creating jobs. Obamacare was more important to him than getting people jobs, so they can afford their own healthcare. With any luck this monstrosity of a bill will be repealed because it is un-Constitutional. The only thing the Dems in office now will see on election day is the exit sign.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on May 3, 2010 at 10:39 AM
    Neo, I came to this story to see if there was intelligent life forms was you. When you read a post like "Stop Hateing", it just shows you how out of touch defenders of Obama are. Uninformed, clueless to the socialist take over of America and then makes the claim, he is the American...that is very sad he bothered to post. He has no idea what this will cost him and his family. Please Stop Hateing, don't take my back, I would rather there was someone who knew what was going on in the country than a blindsided sheep. Anonymous on May 3, 2010 at 09:05 AM didn't mean to ignore you post or put you into the Stop Hateing category. I support what Arizona did....enforce the laws already on the books? Its sort of like watching a guy trying to break a door in yet you cannot stop him since it could be construed as in the name of racial will get to that if some had their way.
  • by To Anonymous 10:44AM on May 3, 2010 at 10:07 AM
    You are so color blind thats way you cant see real change happening in our country. When you only servey Repub. what you think the polls going to say. Da you hater. Change is already here and we will show you again at this election.
  • by Back Location: Greenville on May 3, 2010 at 10:06 AM
    Are you hardheaded, stupid, or just plain ignorant. Dems wanted EVERYONE to own a home. Didn't matter whether or not they could afford it. This is FACT and this is one of the main reasons for the economy's status now. "You people kills me hateing on our president". What is that? The new ebonics? Once again, give us PROOF bush intentionally lied. Real Americans? Let's see; would a real American have a murdering dictator on their Christmas tree ornament? Have a communist as one of your advisors? Be a member of a church that preaches hate for America? Would a real American lie about their religion to get elected in an office? Would a real American travel the world apologizing to the world for us Americans? Would a real American leader ignore more than half of the country and call many concerned, amusing!!! As anon said, obama and his band of idiots have done NOTHING to help this country.
  • by Anonymous on May 3, 2010 at 07:44 AM
    Stop Hateing: What has Obama and the Dems done for us? He is far from getting the country back to what it was, he is actually moving it in the wrong direction right off the edge of the cliff. Recent polls show that the REAL AMERICANS are fed up with this administration and will only be kicking the Dems in the backside on their way out in November. You call yourself an American and dont even have the decency to capitalize it? You are what I refer to as an AINO, American In Name Only. The change is coming in November when we get our country back.
  • by Stop hateing Location: Greenville NC on May 3, 2010 at 07:10 AM
    You people kills me hateing on our President and the Dems. You talk the same crap last election and got your butts wipped. Our President is getting this country back like it was before we were Bush-wacked for eight years. Go Dems. we got your backs, the real americans. All you haters if you dont like it get the H-E double hockey sticks out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Neo Location: Reality on May 3, 2010 at 06:48 AM
    Hope the Republicans take control so they can finish what Ronald Reagan started; restoring greatness and eliminating the notion that we should be ashamed of ourselves for being American! Then maybe we can put these socialists who want to fundamentally change this great and generous nation into something other than that back in the closet! There was a time when being a socialist or a communist and plotting the downfall of our free society was something despised by the American people. Now we elect these self-defined intellectual elitists to be president of the United States. If the majority doesn't wake up soon, pull their silly teenage and college age kids heads out of the pink clouds and put the free loading minority culture back to work, this country is doomed.
  • by Anonymous on May 3, 2010 at 06:05 AM
    To Well, the economy was doing good during the Bush years until the Democrats took over the House and Senate. Obama needs no help destroying the country, he has weakened our national defense, turned his back on our allies, while bowing down and appologizing to our enemies. We (those that have a job) will now be taxed more to pay for healthcare for those that refuse to work, because it is easier to get by today by not working and getting free handouts from the government. We need to step up our border security and get on the same program as Arizona. They have had enough with the crime rate and drugs brought here by the illegals, the government wasnt doing anything about it so they had to.
  • by Well on May 3, 2010 at 02:25 AM
    Hope the Republicans take control again so they can finish what GWB started; destroying this country! Then maybe the fear mongers will finally get what they've been asking for!
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