Kansas Senator, Pat Roberts, is in for a tough fight to hold on to his seat this year and his rhetoric and lack of interest in helping the hundreds of thousands of American families caught up in the foreclosure crisis isn't going to win many hearts and minds in his home state:
The odds of Congress passing a big housing-rescue package depend largely on vulnerable Republican senators such as New Hampshire’s John Sununu.
“There’s a feeling among some that, ‘I read the fine print, and I didn’t take on more than I could afford,” says Sen. Pat Roberts, a Kansas Republican who is up for re-election this year. The suggestion is that he’s reluctant to do something his constituents would see as unfairly helping people who were irresponsible. Sen. Roberts says he worries about the “unintended consequences” of Congress acting rashly, and he wants to put the FHA proposal “on the back burner” until he has a chance to study it further. Read on...
As with Sen John McCain and the rest of the GOP, Roberts is woefully out of touch with reality and the plight of the average American. His opponent, Democrat Jim Slattery, is going to give him all he can handle. Howard Dean's 50 state strategy is still in play and this year looks good for Democrats, even in traditional Republican strongholds. If you would like to show some love to Slattery and help rid the U.S. Senate of Mr. Memory Pills, you can find out more about him and donate here. Rep Nancy Boyda, who has worked hard and done a great job in the House, also faces a challenge from the right wing sludge machine and Jim Ryun, the hard core neocon she defeated back in 2006. You can donate to her campaign here.