October 3rd, 2010
03:50 PM ET
8 years ago

With election losses certain, Democrats discuss the way forward

(CNN) - Democrats know they are going to lose congressional seats in the November elections. The question is what can they do to minimize the damage?

With less than a month to voting day, even the most ardent Democrat conceded on Sunday talk shows that the outlook wasn't rosy.

They differed on whether they can retain majorities in both the House and Senate, with the House considered more vulnerable, but all agreed there will be fewer of them working in Congress next year.


Filed under: 2010 • Congress • Democratic Party • Republican Party
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  1. vic, Nashville TN

    Democrats won’t lose the majority tea party will help democrats in 2012 gain super majority

    October 3, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  2. Shannon

    Democrats aren't going to lose as many seats as the Republicans are saying, thank goodness. Look at the republican party, they apologize to BP, the call the unemployed lazy, they fight for tax cuts for the very rich, while the middle class suffers. Their candidates are insane, with their witch craft dabbling, their calls for violence, they steal from their campaigns, they lie about their educations, and they hire illigals, while tellng the rest of us they are Christians. They live by the do as I say, not as I do mentality. Only a really uniformed person would vote for these people.

    October 3, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  3. stufthis

    It might be more difficult for pin head republicans (pub darts) to take the house than I originally thought. Even our carpetbagging representative from Lee County, Florida is actually going to campaign this time. He usually stays in California with Mary Bono and wins because our retirees are afraid and thus vote straight "R." His opponent is a decorated Viet Nam Veteran, and people are starting to realize that Connie Mack has voted against seniors social security, against VA benefits, against GI Benefits, against help for our high unemployment rate, against health reform, against the defense budget. He is not worthy of election.

    October 3, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  4. the real ib

    shut up Pelosi would help them more than anything. This is one disgusting woman.

    October 3, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  5. King

    The dems have took us back from the brink of distruction without a single help from the obstructionist repugs, the country is growing again. Now we are set to go down the same road the repugs brought us down before. Maybe were meant to be distroyed and obama and the dems just prolmged the distruction. I forgot what that movie called i think it was destinatin.

    October 3, 2010 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  6. I'm voting Democrat this time!

    People are finding the Republican Tea Party message is hollow. Americans don't want to put their foot on the breaks. Americians want their foot on the gas to move forward and beat China, India and any other country to stay number 1#. We have to go big with ideas or loose. The only political party that has big ideas is the Democrats (roads, railways, broadband,greenjobs and 21st schools) made in America.

    October 3, 2010 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  7. Klaxon McFlinderginder

    Well, the Democrats need to lose a bit just to get some humility and readjust their focus. But the Tea Party needs to lose and lose big; they are just to harsh and crazy to be given power. I hope the moderate conservatives don't look at the tea freaks as the lesser of two evils.

    October 3, 2010 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  8. stevegee

    After nearly two years of arrogance and an unwanted Socialist agenda, the Democrats are going to get pummeled at the polls. We The People reject the Democrats and Obama. We embrace freedom and liberty, and on November 2nd, We will vote American, We will vote Conservative, We will vote Republican.

    October 3, 2010 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  9. Four and The Door

    "It's not enough to say, 'OK, American people, give us credit because we Democrats prevented it from getting any worse,' " Richardson said of a standard message from Obama and Democratic leaders.
    It's not enough?!?! It's too much because it's absolutely not true. The Democrats have put America into such a vulnerable financial mess that it will take us more than a decade to dig out. They spent more than any Administration in history and have delivered nothing. No jobs. Just debt. Obamacare will ruin our fine health care industry. It was a lousy trick to play on the taxpayers. I look forward to repeal and a common-sense Republican reform bill that also improves cost and the quality of care. ObamaCare was a cop-out just to give Obama one political "victory". It wasn't. Americans will speak loudly in 4 weeks.

    October 3, 2010 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  10. Ex-republican

    Yes GOP, continue to dream. You have forget about the silent majority. We will see you on Nov 3rd!

    October 3, 2010 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |