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Obama's 2008 election put the Senate in play in 2010

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Illinois and Colorado have two of the closest Senate races heading into the Nov. 2 mid-term elections. The irony is Obama himself put those seats in play. Obama quitting his Illinois Senate seat was a given when he was elected president, but the Obama team had a choice when they picked then Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar as his Interior Secretary--leaving Colorado Democrats a big battle to keep the seat. Obama took two other senators with him: Delaware's Sen. Joe Biden and New York's Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Democrats caught a break in New York in that the GOP never fielded a strong candidate. The Democrats got real lucky in Delaware where the strongest Republican was beat by Tea Party backed Christine "I am not a witch" O'Donnell. Read my column on Obama unwittingly creating big Senate contests here.

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Voters in every state: When the GOP state that they want less government, what they really mean they is that they want NO government and more Corporate Rule! They want no Social Security, no Verterans' benefits, no regulation of Wall Street, banks and credi card companies; they want nothing to get in the way of their corporate greed and profits. They want less spending on American streets, infra-structure, schools and yet more Spending on Wall Street stocks and bonds, so that they can build up a stock pile of profit which will only benefit the wealthy and well-connected while America further decays into a third-world country. What they really want is a dictatorship again!

Watch out America, the GOP has already sold millions of jobs to China and India.

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