Wednesday, September 08, 2010

The First 'Death Panels'

The New York Times has an interesting article, detailing how the Democrats are being forced to cut loose incumbents with poor reelection chances.


WASHINGTON — As Democrats brace for a November wave that threatens their control of the House, party leaders are preparing a brutal triage of their own members in hopes of saving enough seats to keep a slim grip on the majority.

In the next two weeks, Democratic leaders will review new polls and other data that show whether vulnerable incumbents have a path to victory. If not, the party is poised to redirect money to concentrate on trying to protect up to two dozen lawmakers who appear to be in the strongest position to fend off their challengers.

“We are going to have to win these races one by one,” said Representative Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, conceding that the party would ultimately cut loose members who had not gained ground.

It looks like the first "death panels" are not with ObamaCare, but formed by the Democrats, and focused on incumbent Democrat congresspersons...

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