NEW YORK -- Despite sweeping Democratic successes in the past two national elections, continuing job losses and President Barack Obama's slipping support could lead to double-digit losses for the party in next year's congressional races and may even threaten their House control.
Fifty-four new Democrats were swept into the House in 2006 and 2008, helping the party claim a decisive majority as voters soured on a Republican president and embraced Obama's message of hope and change. Many of the new Democrats are in districts carried by Republican John McCain in last year's presidential contest; others are in traditional swing districts that have proved tough for either party to hold.
I knew this would happen. If the Republicans want to get back in the good graces of the American people, they need to remain true to their ideology.
- Small government: Reduce the government's footprint and its desire to worm its way into the lives of Americans.
- Fiscal responsibility: Don't spend like drunken sailors. Reduce the waste in government.
- Be responsive to the people: Listen to the people. Don't tell them what they should think and tell them that only elected officials know what's best. This is the big one for most voters. Politicians have been acting like they are not working for us. BIG MISTAKE! If our leaders believe that they don't need to listen to us, we get their attention by voting them out of office.
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