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Politics And The President

Uneven year congressional or gubernatorial races invariably raise questions as to whether or not the population is sending a message to the incumbent president. There is a clear possibility that Republicans will win a congressional seat in New York that historically has been Republican and they most probably will win the governor’s race in Virginia and have a good shot at winning in New Jersey. What if all three go to Republicans. The good news for Republicans is they won the contests, The bad new for Republicans is they won the contests. Republican neanderthal minds are pushing for victory in the New York congressional race and if they win, the message is the Republican party intends to remain under control of conservatives who oppose health care, women rights and economic policies that are middle and working class centered.

In one sense, Obama would hate to lose the races, but in long term goals, he stands to benefit by Republican victories since it once again cuts out Republicans from being able to secure the votes of independents.

Female Iraq Vet Aims At Republican Seat

Jill Morganthaler, a 30 year Army veteran, has decided to sift from fighting on the fields of Iraq to zeroing in on a Repulican congressman who ran a dirty campaign in 2006 to defeat a former female Iraq war veteran.If the 53 year-old suburban mother wins the Demcoratic nomination for congress, she will take on conservative Republican Rep. Petr Roskam who defeated Tammy Duckworth in 2006 by a few hundred votes. During her tour in Iraq, Morgenthaler served as a military spokesperson and got caught in the tragedy of Abu Ghraib scandal. “I would never apologize what those seven(US soldiers) did. Not only what they did was totally wrong to the prisoners, it was wrong for our nation. It really hurt the good we were doing.”

Morgenthaler believes the Iraq government has to assume more responsibility for safety because it is important to get our troops back home. Morgenthaler has received the enthusiastic support of Duckworth who joins in seeking the defeat of a conservative
Republican supporter of the Iraq war.