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Dems likely to lose some seats, Ryan says



Published: Wed, April 14, 2010 @ 12:09 a.m.

By DAVID SKOLNICK

skolnick@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-17th, says his political party will lose seats in the U.S. House and Senate in the November general election but not enough for Republicans to control either legislative body.

“In reality, we probably have a few seats [in the House] we shouldn’t have anyway,” Ryan, of Niles, said during a meeting Tuesday with The Vindicator editorial board.

“We got them from the backlash of [the presidency of] George Bush, and the Barack [Obama presidential] election,” he added. “I don’t see us losing a lot of seats. We won’t lose the House.”

Democrats have a 253-177 majority over Republicans in the U.S. House, which has five vacancies.

Democrats also will retain control of the Senate, Ryan predicted. Democrats have a 57-41 advantage in the Senate, with two independents.

“A lot has to do with the economy and job creation,” Ryan said. “We had a hell of a mess [from the Bush administration], and we’ve only been implementing our plan for a little over a year.”

Several political analysts say the landmark health-care bill approved last month makes several incumbent Democrats vulnerable in conservative-leaning congressional districts.

Ryan contends the bill’s passage is “the biggest win Democrats have seen since Medicare, political win, legislative win. People have spent their lifetime campaigning for candidates who support health care for everybody in the country.”

Democrats need to get the message out better about health care and not let Republicans control the issue, he said.

“We need to get the facts out and not be afraid to take on a lot of the misinformation that’s been out there,” Ryan said. “If you’re paying attention, you’ve seen so many arguments shot down like death panels and [covering] illegal immigrants.”

Ryan faces two Democrats in next month’s primary — ex-Girard Councilman Dan Moadus and Robert Crow of Youngstown.

Both challengers oppose the health-care bill.

Moadus called it a “new entitlement program” that the country can’t afford.

Crow said the bill “went too far.”


Comments

1chuck_carney(499 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Ryan s a SISSY. Let's see.

He wouldn't hold a no-holds barred town hall meeting to let the voters vent their opinions, no matter how unpleasant. Rather he did an invitation only political info-mercial.

His idol, John Edwards, was the talk of the town when Ryan paraded him through the Youngstown Business Incubator and his office. I haven't heard a whimper out of Ryan about Edward's misconduct.

Ryan took refuge by called the TEA Party movement by the sexually explicit name of "Teabaggers" on the hallowed floors of Congress. Do you think Ryan has the guts to show up in Canfield tomorrow at 6:00 pm to call the attendees "TEABAGGERS." Maybe this explains why his ex left him. Call somone a disrepectful name and run like a frightened deer.

It was a media event when a "curious" envelope showed up at his local office. Was the FBI contacted? No rather the YPD whom Ryan knew he could control. The FBI would hve done a thorough examination involving the interstate commerce and the mails.

Lastly, Tim Ryan Economics. Pay for 6 years of health care program costs with 10 years of revenues. Any family could budget its budget using this pie-in-the-sky model.

HE LOST MY FAMILY'S VOTE BY HIS OBVIOUS LACK OF COURAGE IN FACING THE PEOPLE AND HIDING BEHIND ALLEGED THREATS AGAINST HIM

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2madasheck(64 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

b-bye Tim

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3MRH(6 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

I will definitely vote for Mr. Ryan. His two primary challengers are not true Democrats if they oppose health care reform.

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4MRH(6 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

"Control the People Bill"...I hadn't heard that one before. I suppose you are angry that the bill took away your freedom. Your freedom to stop paying too much for health insurance. Your freedom to get dropped by your insurance company when you get sick. Your freedom to be denied coverage beause of a pre-existing condition.

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5walter_sobchak(1910 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

P-bird,
You are probably correct; the democrats should keep their majorities in both houses, but they will be very slim. The senate could be 50/50. The real battle is at the state levels anyway. This is where the control will be established for the next decade as dustricts will be carved up for republican control. That is why in 2012 our next president will come from the governor role, much as our last great President, Ronald Reagan.

If Sarah Palin is such a joke and a ninny, why do the democrats waste so much time on her. The opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. But, democrats hate her, for some reason. And why is that? They fear her because they she the crowds she draws and the passion she raises. Or, maybe because Sarah is one sharp woman and most democrats are stone ugly, as most feminists are. Undeniable Truth in Life #29: Feminsm was invented to allow unattractive women easy access into the mainstream. Look at Nancy Pelosi. If she gets her face pulled back one more time, she will be peeing through her nose!

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6IOKIYAR(32 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

usa1 - How is sarah palin successful? How is the tea party successful?

Please list for me examples of their sucess.

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7madasheck(64 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

as I understood it the "American People" are for heath care reform. They are NOT for having "Obamacare" shoved down theur throats as done by the Democratic Party.

They should have started over

B-Bye Tim

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8IOKIYAR(32 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

madasheck, usa1, walter - You are all just tools for the facist, corporatist goons that are the rethuglican party.

You will all benefit substantially from this bill and from most Democratic policys.

You're just little tools that get distracted by shiny buzzwords like socialism and Obamacare.

You think you're on limbaugh, beck, and palin's team but they just use you for money and power.

usa1 - Still waiting on those succes stories of the teabags and sara palin....I know its hard to find them since neither has had any legislative or electoral success. I wouldn't count quitting midway through her term as governor as a success.

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9cambridge(3013 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

USEless1......Thanks for telling that lie again about the guy getting beat up and punched and kicked. It gives me a chance to post that video that proves your a liar yet again. It sure is amazing to see him walking around and taking to people after such a vicious beating.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWnxlF...

It never fails to amaze me that you would keep telling the same lies even though every time you do you know I'm going to post proof you lied.

Thanks again for reminding everyone that when the vote republican they vote the same way you do.

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10walter_sobchak(1910 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Peacelover,
Undeniable Truth of Life #29 may be crude, I'll admit, but it is far from ignorant. One need only look at the leaders of the feminist movement. I'm not saying that all feminists are unattractive, but it has provided an avenue for those that don't have the looks.

In case you haven't noticed, this is a man's world, whether you like it or not. It is the fact of the matter. It is much easier for a woman that is attractive to make it. That is why they spend so much money on make-up and other enhancements, like plastic surgery. I'm sorry, but maybe the truth just hits too close to home.

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11Jake(112 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Hopefully, the Dems will lose about 100 seats. They clearly have their own agenda, and it has nothing to do with us.

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12APlaw(45 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

I predict that someone isn't good at predictions.

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13VindyOne(20 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

good at predictions

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