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Obama Can’t Help Dems Keep Senate
Commentary, by Jonathan S. Tobin

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Posted By:garnet, 1/18/2014 10:04:49 AM

President Obama understands the stakes in the midterm elections all too well. If Republicans take back the Senate in November that will give them a stranglehold on both Houses of Congress and ensure that the president will get nothing passed in his final two years in office. If the talk about the president being a lame duck hasn’t already begun, such a result would ensure him being consigned to irrelevance for the remainder of his term. While the GOP missed chances to win seats in the last two election cycles, 2014 offers them a golden opportunity with the Democrats defending

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: beca, 1/18/2014 10:23:23 AM     (No. 9696848)

good good good....take back the senate.....make harry reid irrelevant....first step

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Reply 2 - Posted by: scribe35, 1/18/2014 10:25:19 AM     (No. 9696852)

I fear it will take more than the current Republican Party to stop Obama. He has already shown his disdain for the rule of law by using Executive Orders which he will continue to use until out of office.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/18/2014 10:37:08 AM     (No. 9696864)

Zippy has two things in his favor:

1. His Obamaphone and his pen and

2. That pubbies will always snatch defeat from victory, or however that saying goes.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: eoddad, 1/18/2014 10:41:25 AM     (No. 9696868)

Unfortunately I have lost all faith in my party´s current leadership, regardless of the upcoming election.
Mcconnell and Boehner need to be replaced. Yesterday there was a release of voting statistics for Republican Senators. It was worse than I thought, some of the worst like McCain and Gramnesty were from deep red states. It looks like Conservatives will have to take over an actual political party since the Republican Establishment uses Conservative voters the same way Democrats use Blacks and other minorities, give lip service leading up to elections and laugh out loud on the con-job while on the plane back to D.C. No wonder we continue to loose even when we think we win, we lose.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/18/2014 11:16:31 AM     (No. 9696952)

The Republicans are NOT going to take the senate and may even lose the house. The current leadership of the party is so inept, nasty and corrupt they have no intention of taking anything from the Dems. Lining their pockets via the status quo is what they´re after.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/18/2014 11:23:53 AM     (No. 9696967)

#4 One sentence in your post gobsmacked me in a large way! "..Republican Establishment uses Conservative voters the same way Democrats use Blacks and other minorities.." Amen, Brother. I never really thought about it that way before.

However my original post was that if you didn´t know the persuasion of the writer, Tobin, all you had to do was read the second sentence of his article. Explains it really well.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: mnwxyz, 1/18/2014 11:39:18 AM     (No. 9696989)

Odd... they never call it a "stranglehold" when it´s the DEMs who are doing the "strangling." Wonder why? /s

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Reply 8 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 1/18/2014 3:27:09 PM     (No. 9697215)

Sorta like the stranglehold the ´Rats had on Bush his last two years. Can´t wait! We´ve got a lot of repealing to do.

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