Democrats prime recruits to try to take back the House
January 29th, 2012
02:14 PM ET
10 years ago

Democrats prime recruits to try to take back the House

(CNN) - Just 15 months after taking a thumping in the 2010 midterm elections, House Democrats have seized on the current anti-Washington fervor and are confident they can win the 25 seats they need to regain control of the House.

Vice President Joe Biden made a bold prediction on Friday, telling House Democrats at their annual retreat on Maryland's Eastern Shore, "I really do think we're going to win back the House."


Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Democrats • House
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  1. Ron

    "No doubt in any intelligent Americans mind, "That Dems will take back the House". America needs a "Do Something Congress! Repubs have blown their chance, we as a people will not go Backwards!!!!! BYE,BYE GOP!

    January 29, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  2. jrt1098

    1) President Obama has not passed a budget in over 1000 days....despite having both houses for the first 2 years in office
    2) Pres. Obama has spent 5 Trillion....that's 5 TRILLION in 3 years
    3)Unemployment is hovering around 9 % percent despite billions in failed Stimulus money
    4) My Burgers, my Gas.....and even my Health Care cost are going up, up, up !!! President Obama's record.....and he CAN'T run on THAT.....I dont think yopu wil see too many Democrats standing close to it either !

    January 29, 2012 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  3. Four and The Door

    Vice President Joe Biden made a bold prediction on Friday, telling House Democrats at their annual retreat on Maryland's Eastern Shore, "I really do think we're going to win back the House."
    Yeah, the same Joe Biden who took a Victory Lap around Washington DC a year ago for the Stimulus Bill. Joe, not only will the House stay Republican but you will lose the Senate, the Administration and Governorships around the country.

    January 29, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  4. chuck weidemann

    If republicans continue to obstruct and vote against policies they previously supported they will lose. If they show a willingness to govern it would make elections very close but the country will win with a productive year.

    January 29, 2012 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  5. Willie Floyd

    I sincerely hope those who failed to vote in the mid-terms realize their mistake and don't repeat it in 2012. We must get rid of these T-pty. dumbos. We have learned the only accomplishment they want is to make our pres. a 1 termer. If we go back to a Rep. pres. I'm convinced they will have us in a war in no time.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    January 29, 2012 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  6. Larry L

    America has had enough of the radical Republicans in the House and have tired of watching them try to destroy our federal government. Those of us who want and need Social Security and Medicare had better pay attention. Repbulicans in the House plan to give it to Wall Street.

    January 29, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  7. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    There are a bunch of do nothing empty expensive suits sitting in the House right now and the American people should fire them all or cut off their pay checks, pension, insurance, Cola's and anything else we the taxpayers support. These Republicans are pimping Americans to death and have profited 200% for the short period of time they've been in office, they don't work for us, they work for themselves and their families.

    January 29, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  8. Real American

    And We Will Take It Back!!!!! Obama 2012!!!!!!

    January 29, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  9. Ed 1

    Seems like the Dems can't remember why they lot the house because the tax payers wanted smaller government, less spending, stop with ramming bills down our throats that we didn't want or need, and just better leadership.

    Obama and his party have the spin doctors in full force claiming the Repubs block they want but what the Dems want is higher taxes, bigger government, and more less spending that we can't afford. Don't forget the Dems want to socialize our government and give everything to people who will not work when there are plenty of jobs out there and government workers don't want change because they don't want the gravy train to stop.

    Put the Kool Aid down and wake before it's to late. Just look at the other Countries around that have socialism it doesn't work.

    January 29, 2012 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  10. george of the jungle

    Good to see the democrats getting fires up. I think the vice president is right. WE can retake the congress. Peolpe are feed up with this last batch.

    January 29, 2012 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  11. george of the jungle

    we must vote all repos out. When the president wins in November he must have a house that will work to improve the lives of the American people. Without a democratic congress we will be stuck with the same mess. They are not working in the interest if the people and will continue to twhart our president at every turn. They are bad for the country. Vote Obama/Biden in 2012 and lets all stick togeather on this one. No to any repo that is running.

    January 29, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  12. gt

    get rid of nancy and wasserman...those two are killing the democrats...go to the middle ..then you have a chance,, no more left wing nuts who are killing the party with far left agenda...become the party of working people..not trial lawyers and teachers unions

    January 29, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  13. Squigman

    It's time to place all republicans on notice. The war they have waged on the American people, has got to come to an end. And the best weapon at our disposal is the voting booth. I hope the people take advantage, and send the republicans where they need to be, the unemployment lines.

    January 29, 2012 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  14. diridi

    Entire GOP is nothing but nonsense. I advise, dems get united. RNC is thugs. o.k,

    January 29, 2012 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  15. WAKE UP

    try regaining a seat in HEAVEN

    January 29, 2012 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  16. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    America cannot survive with republican stupidity that has taken us to the verge of a near depression.

    January 29, 2012 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |