by Goldy, 07/31/2006, 10:46 AM

HA’s Washington D.C. bureau chief tipped me off to the following from today’s issue of Roll Call:

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Reynolds (N.Y.) named names Friday, indicating where he believes the committee will be most active this fall. Questioned at a news conference held 102 days before Election Day, Reynolds identified the 14 Republican Members he believes could face the toughest time getting re-elected, and an additional three he is monitoring just in case.


37 Responses to “It’s official: NRCC admits Reichert is vulnerable”

1. Tim spews:

REP Pat Kennedy = Odd.

>scratches head

I thought I’d casually read the comments, and bumped into his excessiveness. You weaken whatever point you were attempting to make in your presentation.

I wonder if you speak to people like that including tirades and all or does it just come out behindg the safety of the keyboard?

Anyway, as you were…

2. For the Clueless spews:

13 – Tit for tat – sounds good to me. They sure are going to do it to us. We have to be ready to fight back.

I think the Dems should do the work but hold off pulling the trigger until the GOP attacks. If they behave then we return the favor.

Just my .02.

3. John Barelli spews:

“I don’t belong to an organized political party. I’m a Democrat.” – Will Rogers

9 – Exactly how does that make us better than the other side?

Now, that same number of people, getting information out to voters, helping with registration, providing transportation to polling places (regardless of party affiliation) and just generally being responsible citizens might actually have a chance at doing some good.

If we’ve really given up on the democratic system, then we’re just trying to get our crooks in position so that we can reap the spoils. You’ll have to forgive me if I can’t get really excited about that prospect.

4. For the Clueless spews:

Tom Reynolds?

You mean the same guy who won’t allow the word “Republican” on the front page of his campaign website?

Hmmm. I wonder why?

5. REP Pat Kennedy [D-Bitchslap the Black Security Guard At LAX] spews:

Los Angeles – Jewish groups have demanded Mel Gibson be investigated for hate crimes after the Hollywood star allegedly made anti-Semitic comments to US police officers when he was stopped on suspicion of drink-driving and speeding. /break/ Calling for a criminal investigation into the Oscar-winning actor and director’s remarks, Abraham Foxman, the national director of the US Jewish Anti-Defamation League, said: ‘’We believe there should be consequences to bigots and bigotry.’’ […………………………………………………………………………………..Fair enough................................................, but I must have missed the “hate crime” investigation of Hillary against Dick Morris ["You Fucking Jew Bastard!"]. Could any of you commie libs repost? Goldy? Bueller? Frye? Left Turn? Dr. E? Anyone? Anyone? hehe, JCH]

6. Daddy Love spews:

Josh Mashall made a perceptive comment the other day:

“…most of the reliable campaign themes the Republicans have employed in the last two decades are no longer viable. National security policy is in a shambles, the federal budget is a wreck, and the GOP’s reputation for bringing mature and competent managers to government may take a generation to rebuild. Thematically, only social issues still resonate. That leaves the GOP with two main tactical weapons: demonizing opponents personally and shooting the messenger.

“Over the next four months, we will see blistering negative attacks on Democrats of a ferocity and corrosiveness that will make Swift Boats look like the Love Boat. And we will see a continuation of what started in the spring, an unprecedented attack on journalists and journalism, using not only the rhetorical flourishes favored by Rove, but the powers of the state via investigations, subpoenas, and the invocation of state secrets.”

Amen. And it’s only the press and the Democrats who can save us from them. Vote Democratic!

7. Tree Frog Farmer spews:

They seem to have an endless supply of duds and blanks, starting with GWB.

8. BushWentAWOL spews:

Regarding GOP tactics, a group of Dems are working together to identify the most republican areas in the 8th and around the state where we plan to challenge voters as a matter of course, much the same way the rethugs did last year. We will do last minute voter challenges to whole republican districts much the way Vance and his SS troopers tried to do to us in the last election. We have to stoop to their level or we will be defeated. Don’t kid yourselves for a minute. They’re crooks and we can’t win playing fair against crooks.

9. REP Pat Kennedy [D-Bitchslap the Black Security Guard At LAX] spews:

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday upheld a state law that prohibits convicted felons from voting while they are on parole, a ruling that will keep some 6,000 people from casting ballots this year. Colorado law denies felons the right to vote while they are serving their sentences, and the justices said in a unanimous opinion that parole must be considered part of a sentence. [...........................................Democrat lose 6000 votes in Colorado!!! Jesse and Al are furious!!!!!!!!!]

10. REP Pat Kennedy [D-Bitchslap the Black Security Guard At LAX] spews:

Seattle’s Culture of Victimology and the Shooting of Jews
July 31st, 2006

How could it happen? In Seattle, of all places, a city of moderation and diversity? On Friday, July 28, a man barged into the offices of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. It is alleged that, armed with two handguns, Naveed Afzal Haq, 30, killed one woman and wounded five others.

And so the War on Terror comes to liberal Seattle, at the very heart of the congressional district of “Baghdad” Jim McDermott. Although Seattle is the very enemy of “hate,” Haq will not be prosecuted for a hate crime, according toSeattle Times reporters. He will be prosecuted under state murder laws.

That’s as it should be. The hate crime laws were designed with right-wing militias and gay-bashers in mind. They were never intended to be used against Muslim hatemongers and Jew-baiters.

Back when right-wingnuts were blowing up innocent civilians in federal office buildings, no less a person than the President of the United States hinted that right-wing talk radio was to blame.

So we are bound to ask: is there something in left-wing culture, something rotten in the State of Washington, that encourages Muslim 30-year-olds with a sense of grievance to make the killing of innocent Jewish American women thinkable? [.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................OK, LIbs!! Perhaps YOU are responsible for the "climate of hate" in Seattle!!!! Goldy, GBS, "The Socialist", Green Thumb, Left Turn, YOU LEFT WING WACKOS "set the tone" for the killing in WASH State!!!!!! hehe, JCH]

11. TdnInVLqqz spews:

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12. rhp6033 spews:

Clarification: Numbers 1 & 2 have more to do with the state-wide Cantwell/McGavick campaingn, than they do with Darcy/Reichart campaign in the 8th. I still expect # 3 to be applied in the 8th. But Reichart may still benefit from the other strategies.

13. rhp6033 spews:

REP at 11: says that you are a “loser” if your previous job was “outsourced”, and you are now doing the best you can to support your family and stay off the welfare rolls, perhaps even working two jobs at minimum wage. Apparantly he isn’t aware of, or doesn’t care, about the principle of “wage slippage” whereby well-trained employees are seeing their jobs dissapear or reduced to minimum wage, without benefits, by company executives who want to increase the value of their stock options in time for the next quarterly strike point. Remember that, despite all the talk about “economic opportunity”, this is how Republicans really view you: if you don’t have enough money to be of value to them, then you are a “loser” and unworthy of their consideration.

Note that a hard worker making minimum wage is a “loser” to them. A lazy heir who parties on the beach and casually makes a living off their great-granddaddy’s stock portfolio is, to them, a “producer”.

14. Dutch spews:

HA’s Washington D.C. bureau chief tipped me off

Oh my gosh…delusions of grandeur ?

15. eponymous coward spews:

Anyone got some Thorazine or Risperdal for JCH? I think his prescription’s run out.

But serious, you GOP types- is it a race now, or what?

16. LeftTurn spews:

This just in – REPUBLICAN LA COUNTY SHERIFF tried to cover up Anti-Semite Gibson’s hate crimes. Christian film maker Gibson’s father had ties to the SS and Gibson himself was accused 18 months ago of being anti-semitic. This latest incident proves he is and Christians should be distancing themselves from Gibby but they won’t since they too are secretly anti-semites.

17. REP Pat Kennedy [D-Bitchslap the Black Security Guard At LAX] spews:

Right now, the minimum wage is $5.15 an hour. Except for workers who rely on tips, this is the least amount of money an employer is allowed to pay somebody they have employed legally. The argument that is always trotted out for raising it is that this is not a “living wage.” How is a single mother supposed to raise a family on $5.15 an hour? That’s what we always hear from politicians. With that in mind, it’s time for some insensitivity training when it comes to the minimum wage.

First of all, if you are trying to raise a family on $5.15 an hour, you are a loser. Entry-level jobs that pay minimum wage are not meant for somebody trying to raise a family. They’re meant for kids in school or adults with minimum job skills. Basically people trying to get out and earn a little extra money. It’s not meant to support a family. If you have kids and $5.15 an hour is the best you can do, it is your own fault that you brought those kids into this world without the means to provide for them.

It is not the job of an employer to step in and cover for the irresponsibility of some fool that thinks they can raise a family without any job skills.

Second, what happens when the minimum wage is raised? Prices for the goods and services provided by those workers rise right along with their wages. If a restaurant employs 10 people at $5.15 an hour and the minimum wage goes up to $6, then guess what? That means the hourly labor costs of that restaurant just went up $8.50. Either some people are fired or the prices go up. That’s how it works.

There is one more argument the left never seems to be able to counter. Why raise the minimum wage to only $6 or $7 an hour? Why not $10? $12? Surely it takes at least $20 an hour to raise a family, so why not make the minimum wage $20 an hour? Just think of all the people we could lift out of poverty if we were to raise the minimum wage to $20 … or even more? If any of you are successful in getting an answer to that question, let me know.

Another question — why won’t the media explain the union connection to all of this? Many union contracts out there have a clause in them that ties minimum union wages to an index based on the minimum wage. When the minimum wage goes up … so do these union wages. Now you understand why unions are behind this increase.

Oh .. one more thing. I’m still looking in our Constitution for some provision that allows the Imperial Federal Government to set wages between private employers and private employees. Can’t find it.

18. dj spews:

Dutch @ 18

Oh my gosh…delusions of grandeur?

Oh my gosh…humor impaired?

19. Mr. X spews:

JCH the clueless racist punk with no knowledge of economics, history, or human decency -

Every time there has been a proposal to raise the minimum wage, Rethug apologists like you scream like a bunch of little girls that the economy will collapse. This has never occurred after every previous increase in the minimum wage, and economic life will go on just fine with the paltry minimum wage increase now proposed.

Of course, it was elected right-wing punk-ass bitches like you that tried – as a transparently obvious poison pill – to have it both ways by attaching the Paris Hilton tax cut to a minimum wage increase.

You folks are nothing if not intellectually dishonest, I’ll sure give you that.

20. RonK, Seattle spews:

But if you were going to watch Reichert, you’d definitely want to watch him “in the area of the state of Washington”.

21. LeftTurn spews:

RubberStampReichert is now officially at risk – even according to the RNC. Now let’s wait for the local inbred trolls to tell us down is up and up is down and day is night and night is day.

22. eponymous coward spews:

I’ll say to you that, one of the things I’ve had for a hunch that we’ll see if it plays out: I think Washington Republicans felt ripped off when they lost their governor’s race. I think there’s an intensity of voter interest both in the U.S. Senate seat as well as some of the House seats.

Say, how’d that “we wuz robbed” theory work out for the national Democrats in 2002 and 2004?

23. For the Clueless spews:

Hey Wingnuts,

I hear you all are supporters of:

“The War to Create More Terrorists”

24. BushWentAWOL spews:

Looks like the news is getting worse and worse for that crook DeLay!

25. Daddy Love spews:

Entry-level jobs that pay minimum wage are not meant for somebody trying to raise a family. They’re meant for kids in school or adults with minimum job skills.

Gee, I guess if you’re an “adult with minimal job skills” who happens to have a family to support, you’re just shit out of luck in GOP World. Might as well pull an Andrea Yates on the kids right now like a good Republican.

26. rhp6033 spews:

If the NRCC is paying attention, you’d better not sit on your tail end and expect things to run their regular course. Given Rove’s past history, along with that of recent local Republican strategy, I would expect the following:

1. While everyone is putting King County elections under a microscope, look out for Republican shananigans in the elections in other counties.

2. Expect a last-minute challenge to thousands of registered voters in King, Snohomish, and Pierce county, along with threats to prosecute voters if they dare to vote.

3. Expect a last-minute smear campaign of Darcy via “unaffiliated committees” buying lots of TV air time, similar to the “swift boat” actions in 2004. It will take weeks to trace the money, and by then the election will be over.

27. REP Pat Kennedy [D-Bitchslap the Black Security Guard At LAX] spews:

JCH the clueless racist punk

Commentby Mr. X [.....Mr. X, Is was Hillary would called Dick Morris a "Fucking Jew Bastard", NOT ME!!! Please explain your post!!! hehe, JCH]

28. REP Pat Kennedy [D-Bitchslap the Black Security Guard At LAX] spews:

Mr. X, How many private sector jobs have YOU created? Just “axing”……………………..

29. REP Pat Kennedy [D-Bitchslap the Black Security Guard At LAX] spews:

“as you were”…

Commentby Tim [Tim, Dismissed. JCH]

30. skinnyfreak spews:

I Pray that the Republicans stay home on election night.

31. sgmmac spews:

Why should we stay home on election night? Is there a party you don’t want us to attend?

32. PBJ spews:

OK. So NOW will any of you liberals publicly proclaim that Darcy Burner will win? It is amazing how all this hot air is written about her, but when push comes to shove, no Democrat will predict she will win. I think that says a lot.

For the record, I hear and now publicly proclaim that in a fair election Riechert will win the race.

33. UfD9Xfl0ma spews:


34. PBJSucksDick spews:

Darcy will win BIG!

35. Daddy Love spews:

I hear and now publicly proclaim that in a fair election Riechert will win the race…Commentby PBJ

And if Darcy wins, you’ll say it wasn’t “fair.” No surprises here.

36. pbj spews:

I thought liberals considered vulnerability and admirable trait in men?

37. lpFwFiBqmC spews:

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