Ramstad: Kennedy retirement a loss

Ramstad: Kennedy retirement a loss

There are 23 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 12, 2010, titled Ramstad: Kennedy retirement a loss. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Former Minnesota congressman Jim Ramstad said Friday that Patrick Kennedy's retirement from Congress is a loss for people suffering from mental illness and addiction.

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Way Cool

United States

#23 Feb 16, 2010
If all government workers, and especially elected officials had to take mandatory drug tests and get fired for failing, the Rammer would have a couple hundred thousand more "losses" to cry about.
If most people in the real world have to be tested to work real jobs producing goods and services people actually want, jobs that fund the leech-government which forces stupid waste no one can afford, why can't these useless gov't parasites be made to drug test? 1st fail? Fire-and-forget! No pension, no nothing.
Rational

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Feb 16, 2010
Way Cool wrote:
If all government workers, and especially elected officials had to take mandatory drug tests and get fired for failing, the Rammer would have a couple hundred thousand more "losses" to cry about.
If most people in the real world have to be tested to work real jobs producing goods and services people actually want, jobs that fund the leech-government which forces stupid waste no one can afford, why can't these useless gov't parasites be made to drug test? 1st fail? Fire-and-forget! No pension, no nothing.
Limbaugh and Bush would have been screwed long ago.
Lux et Veritas

Minneapolis, MN

#25 Feb 17, 2010
Andy wrote:
What's that song you progressive hippies like? Oh yah, "The times they are a'changin'."
The days of focusing on the minority are coming to a close.
Ain't it the truth. When we get down to the dismal specifics for the liberals, there's plenty of cause for their current hand wringing and gnashing of teeth. Next probable liberal retirement: Mikulski of Maryland. Blanche Lincoln might bail first, though. Stay tuned.

In these eight races, the Republican is ahead:

State Contest Latest Polling Date
Delaware
Castle v Coones
Castle +29
January

ND
Hoeven v unknown
Hoeven +20 (v Dorgan)
December

Ark
Lincoln v 4 opps
Repub (Baker)+19
February

Nev
Reid v 3 opps
Repub (Tarkanian)+8
February

Colorado
Norton v Bennet
Norton +14
February

Penn
Toomey v Specter
Toomey +9
January

Illinois
Kirk v Giannoulias
Kirk +6
February

Wisconsin
Thompson v Feingold
Thompson +3
January

And, in these two states, the results are close:

State Contest Latest Polling Date

California
Boxer v 3 opps
Boxer (v Fiorina)+3
January

Indiana
Bayh v Hostettler
Bayh +3
January
{Note that the recently departed Bayh was up by only 3 points on an opponent OTHER THAN the very popular Dan Coats, who's now in the race. Bayh could see the handwriting on the wall once Coats got in.]

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