Wednesday, May 14, 2008

November Is Going To Be A Bloodbath For Republicans

Two years ago, against all expectations, the Democratic party surged in the midterm elections and stunningly took back control of the House and Senate with huge victories. However, that might have just been a preview of what is to come. We won't know how many more seats the Republicans will lose this time around, but there are plenty of clues hanging around right now in May. Yesterday's giant hint was Democratic candidate Travis Childers' victory in the first district of Mississippi.

From The LA Times:

The victory puts Childers into the House seat vacated by Roger Wicker, a Republican appointed to the U.S. Senate when Trent Lott resigned. The win also gives the Democrats a 236-199 majority in the House -- if only for a few months, until November's general elections.

With 99% of the precincts reporting, Childers had 54% to Republican Greg Davis' 46%.

Earlier this year, Democrats captured the Illinois district long represented by former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, who resigned. And earlier this month, Democrats claimed a Louisiana seat that Republican Rep. Richard H. Baker had relinquished.

In Mississippi, the Republican Party sought to link Childers to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The party had tried a similar strategy against the Democrat in Louisiana.

That strategy has not worked and will not work, no matter where the Republicans try it out. Voters are sick of the Republicans and their tired messages of fear and manipulation. Obama represents hope for a new day after the several miserable years of George Bush. This solidly southern district gave George Bush 63% four years ago, they gave Wicker 65% two years ago and now it is in our hands.

That my friends, speaks volumes.