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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Bus Is Warming Up

There is a bus somewhere here in Illinois. It's engine is warm, and it's ready to roll.

The purpose of this bus is to run over Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

You know Rahm's work, there has been tons of sleazy ads put out by the group he runs over the last month. Not just in Illinois, the state he represents in Congress, but nationwide, since he runs the party's "get out the vote" for the House.

The reason the bus is being serviced and readied to roll is that the pundits have started backing off predictions of a Democratic landslide today. Now many are saying "well, wait til tomorrow, and I'll tell you who I think won".

Three weeks ago the DNC was looking for 35-40 seats being picked up in the House. Now, quietly, they are wondering if they will get enough to take control, and they aren't happy about having to wonder.

If they don't, expect that when Rahm comes out of his office here, to celebrate his re-election, a DNC operative will be there, waiting, to push him under the bus.

I expect it will be an operative from the Howard Dean camp, the group that doesn't like Rahm because he's a "Clintonista" hold over. The far left of the party wants all remnents of the semi-centrist Clinton removed from any hold on the party, and want to move all the way over to the left.

A failure to secure the House will, to them, be proof positive that the campaign wasn't liberal enough. Therefore, Emanuel will be tossed. The truth is probably somewhere else, but if you read Daily Kos, or the other hard left blogs, you'll see it tomorrow, the blame game aimed at Rahm.

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Blogger shoprat said...

I'm still not breathing easy. They are not confident and sadly, I'm not either.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

No, It looks like the Dems are going to pull out a majority in the House, but not a big one. There is some hope, though. It appears a number of them are serious fiscal conservative "blue dog" types, which could cause fits for Pelosi and Co. when it comes to a lot of their spending initiatives.

10:15 PM  
Blogger Praguetwin said...

Looks like the Repbulicans are going to be the ones crying foul. Santorum is already getting the pipes warm.

Spending intiative are good when Republicans vote them through, but bad when the Democrats do?

I'm still trying to figure that out.

1:25 AM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

It depends on what the spending is. BTW, if you read most of my posts, you'll see I'm not a horribly happy guy with the GOP spending habits.

6:33 AM  

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