November 9th, 2010
02:29 PM ET
8 years ago

Divided Democrats look ahead through 2012

Washington (CNN) - One week removed from the great "shellacking" of 2010, Democrats at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue are still picking through the ashes of their lost House majority and debating the best way forward.

Rumors of their demise are, of course, exaggerated. Republicans survived midterm massacres in 1974 and 2006; Democrats lived to tell the tale of 1994.

Filed under: 2012 • Democrats
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  1. stufthis

    As long as Mitch McConnell and the Town Crier, Boner, think that all Americans want to cater to the rich, and main stream Americans want an increase in the national debt to extend tax cuts for the wealthy, 2012 may not be as bad for the dems as the baggers predict.

    November 9, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  2. S. In California

    IF you ask me – it was a blessing in disguise. SOME balance is always good. While this was much more inflated than I wanted and I'll admit I was upset at first – it now places the spotlight on the corrupt republicans to get off their lazy behinds and work for a change. The next few years will be interesting to say the least. Fasten your seat belts it's going to be a bumpy ride.

    November 9, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  3. Peter s

    Just read the headline " divided democrats" that clearly shows how the minds of Alan Silverleib works!!! sir/madam why can't you just report and let us the consumer decide?. Yellow journalism and gotcha games has no place in the 21st century. OOps sorry they have a place in fox news!!

    November 9, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  4. Emerson

    And don't forget that the GOP was left for dead two short years ago. All you need to do to get back in power is to follow the GOP's brilliant playbook and (i) refuse to lead or even participate in the legislative process unless you can score some cheap plitical points; (ii) make it your sole objective to gain back political power at the expense of the country's future and best interests, and (iii) crank up the lie, fear and disinformation machine so that the many American voters who are easily lead will forget all about history and be easily manipulated into voting for the very things they threw out two years earlier.

    November 9, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  5. Hongli

    A Message to Sarah Palin: You could fool some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.

    November 9, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  6. S. In California

    You republicans have NO original ideas. Look at Dominican mama, but with brains. She can't even think of an original name on her own. That's the lot of the republican party. No new ideas, no solutions, no anything. What a party they are....

    November 9, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @Dominican mama, but with brains (chuckle) who said:
    "Hey jobless, basement bloggers, give the new congress the opportunity to be seated before you go nuts
    We think that having had the GObP sit on their hands for the past TWO YEARS doing nothing was long enough, don't you? They've had more than enough time to come out the gate with VIABLE options, typed and single-spaced, ready to be submitted to the Congres' floor.

    November 9, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  8. kat

    Let the crazy Dems go cry in their beer! America got tired of them ramming crap down our throats. And as far as catering to the rich... I would rather see our government cater to the rich than have the working man support the low lifes, by allowing them to sit on their butts while the working people take care of their every need. GET A JOB!!! GET A LIFE and quit whinning. This class warfare doesn't belong in the USA.

    November 9, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |