Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Top 10 House Dems That Should Be Unemployed

With a week to go and while processing all the information of the last 18 months I have come up with a list of Democrats that most need to go on November 2nd. These all have a varying degree of possibility but with the final stretch coming, visit the sites of their opponents and Tweet, Facebook or whatever you like to do to promote them. Feel free to add to the list or discuss:

10. Ron Klein (FL-22) - Admittedly he isn't one of the biggest libs in the Congress, National Journal has him at 58% on the liberal side. He is solely on this list for the despicable pathetic campaign he is running against the guy he beat in 2008, Allen West. Lt. Col. West is an articulate conservative voice that is emphasizing America's exceptionalism and a coherent policy on Israel/Palestine. Ron Klein even shipped in the ├╝ber liberal Debbie Wasserman-Schultz for a recent protest outside of West's office. Lame.

9. Mike McMahon (NY-13) - This is a district that contains all of Staten Island, the only borough of the city that is reliably Republican. McMahon took advantage of Vito Fossella's problems in 2008 to win but he has a real battle on his hands with former FBI agent, former U.S. Marine Michael Grimm. New York would be lucky to have a guy like this in their delegation considering the sad state of politics occurring all around them.

8. Phil Hare (IL-17) - This one is simple, watch here. We need more people who actually understand the document they swore to uphold. So here the choice is easy, Bobby Schilling.

7. Rush Holt (NJ-12) - The race here is much closer than most people think and will be Rush's toughest defense yet. This is personal since this is the district I actually live in and have supported Scott Sipprelle from the outset. Monmouth University polling (which is notoriously inaccurate but the only non-partisan polling available) has this race close to the margin of error, with Rush up by 5. The district went 58-41 for Obama in 2008, so it would be a major upset if Scott somehow pulls this off.

6. Raul Grijalva (AZ-7) – Raul is the representative who suggested businesses boycott his own state. In the current economic environment to actually advocate for business going ELSEWHERE is just ignorant. He just figured the heavy Democratic demographic would insulate him. He just didn’t bank on Ruth McClung, a rocket scientist….no really she is.

5. Frank Pallone (NJ-6) – Another NJ Democrat who has been safe for decades is finally getting a run for his money. His open support and campaigning for the healthcare legislation has made him relatively vulnerable. This is a guy who usually wins with around 70% of the vote but is barely cracking 50 in all of the polling. Vulnerable for sure and Anna Little is running an active campaign, but I think the demographics will win out and Pallone is back. This is the district I used to live in, so again it’s personal.

4. John Dingell (MI-15) – A Dingell has held this seat since 1933, yep you read that right. His dad held it from 33-55 and John has been there since. It contains the very liberal area of Ann Arbor so for this seat to be competitive at all is surprising but there are some signs that it is. Dingell is actually campaigning and running ads, something he probably hasn’t had to do in 50 years. The fact that he is still there after all this time reflects how robotic this district has voted for him, will the Republican wave be enough to propel Dr. Rob Steele? Let’s hope so. 

3. Barney Frank (MA-4) – Now we get to the real dirtbags. Tough to summarize the negatives on Frank, they are myriad. Another Rep who has been serving way too long. This is his first real challenge and the strain is showing. Sean Bielat is an ex-Marine who has campaigned strong and debated Frank capably so let’s see where this goes. Hopefully Barney’s days are numbered. If around 9pm next Tuesday this seat flips to Republicans it could be a VERY long night for Democrats.

2. Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-3) – As one of the Stupak Democrats who held out for the phony assurance that abortions would not be federally funded in ObamaCare, she has shown herself as the worst kind of politician...pandering. This district is nominally Republican (went for Bush twice and McCain in 2008), so what has she done? But predictably vote against her own district time and time again to be one of Pelosi’s lap dogs. These are the types of Democrats that will find themselves extinct come November 3rd. Mike Kelly looks to take this handily and let’s hope he does.

1. Alan Grayson (FL-8) – Here is the king of all scum progressives here. The fact that he is lionized by the left as some sort of principled crusader says so much about the current state of debate on the Left. Daniel Webster is poised to crush this little angry man out of Congress and sending him to a host chair on MSNBC. I have pointed out the questionable tactics and his over the top rhetoric as good enough reason to never have to hear him debate on the floor of the House, ever again.

So there’s my list, will follow up on November 3rd.

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