M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I: how GOP spells DEFEAT

HT to Politico.com

The Democrats are now 4-for-4 in taking special elections in “safe” Republican strongholds.  Tonight, Northern Mississippi has gone BLUE.

from Politico: 

Childers wins Miss. special election

Democrats picked up a northern Mississippi House seat in one of the most conservative-minded districts in the country Tuesday night — an upset  that will reverberate darkly through a House Republican caucus already reeling from losses in special elections in Illinois and Louisiana.

With 434 of 462 precincts reporting, the Democratic nominee, Prentiss County Chancery Clerk Travis Childers, leads Republican Greg Davis, 53 to 47 percent.  The Associated Press has called the race for Childers.

The victory marks the Democrats’ third straight special election pickup in three months. It will be a serious blow to the Republican Party’s already-flagging morale and will surely prompt a new round of finger-pointing among the already fractured GOP caucus.

“This loss is going to prompt serious introspection by our conference to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it,” said a GOP leadership aide. “We have time to do that, and we will if we learn our lessons leading into November. But the next couple of days are not going to be pretty.”

My favorite part of the story:

The $1.27 million that the NRCC spent in the heavily Republican district amounted to nearly 20 percent of the committee’s entire cash-on-hand. The committee has now spent more than $3 million to defend three conservative House seats, losing all three of them, and it is ill-equipped financially to compete fully in an ever-widening playing field for November.

It’s looking more and more like a bloodbath for Republican candidates this November.  Debbie Cook and Steve Young should not be taken likely. 

  11 comments for “M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I: how GOP spells DEFEAT

  1. To Matt Cunningham and the Rest of the OCGOP
    May 13, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    A you tube for Matt and the rest of his ilk cut and paste the address into your browser.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hnylJ2scVU

  2. HB citizen
    May 13, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Does this bode well for November: Debbie Cook, Steve Young, Ed Chau or Ron Shepston?

  3. May 13, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    We are so kicking ass this year! :-)

  4. just...asking?
    May 13, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Think Debbie Cook has the best chance. A district that is concerned about the environment and the economy, coupled with a do nothing sitting congressman and a huge democratic and crossover turnout.

    I said it monts ago and feel even more strongly today that Mayor Cook has a real chance in this perfect storm.

  5. May 14, 2008 at 6:52 am

    what is going on

  6. May 14, 2008 at 7:07 am

    Everyone-

    For the record, I did NOT write comment #5. And no, it’s not funny for anyone to pose as someone else and use that someone else as one’s sockpuppet. Try that again, #5, and you might just find yourself banned.

    Dan-

    Good job with this. Oh yes, and horray for Dems! Who knew we could win all these “unwinnable” seats? Thanks, (P)Resident Dubya. :-)

  7. jose s.
    May 14, 2008 at 8:41 am

    andrew, is that why it says NOT andrew davey? quit whining and delete it.

  8. Steven Greenhut
    May 14, 2008 at 10:11 am

    The only thing that will stop a huge Democratic year at this point is Hillary Clinton … Even when Republicans deserve to be punished on Election Day, leave it to the Democrats to bail them out.

  9. Susan Freeze
    May 14, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Guess that’s why we are called ‘bleeding hearts’ ;-)

  10. Northcountystorm
    May 14, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Get with the times Mr. G. The RNC and their operatives are using Obama as their evil one. While the attacks may stick on Obama they are proving to have no transfer effect to date. Nor do or will Clinton’s if she turns things around. Paint Capitol HIll blue and than you can hope for a phoenix like rebirth for a conservative oriented GOP, a la Goldwater.

  11. Steven Greenhut
    May 14, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Northcountystorm:
    What do you mean get with the times? The GOP deserves to get beaten soundly. I agree with you. I will not vote for McCain. I will vote either for Obama or the Libertarian Party candidate, given that the current GOP represents the death of Goldwater conservatism. I am cheering the four GOP House seat losses — not because I agree with Democrats on much, but because nothing short of a serious loss with reawaken Goldwater conservatism. I am genuinely afraid that Hillary Clinton’s selfishness will save the GOP and upset both of us!

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