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Dems fear a debacle on turnout
The Hill, by Alexandra Jaffe

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Posted By:Drive, 7/30/2014 8:07:54 AM

Record-low primary election turnout is threatening to magnify Democratic midterm worries. Both parties have made their “get out the vote” programs a top priority for November, investing millions in building bigger ground operations earlier than ever before. The challenge is most dire for Democrats, who are defending a fragile six-seat Senate majority that relies on a handful of races in hostile, GOP-leaning territory — and trying to pick up House seats in a difficult year, politically. Their push this week to raise the alarm — and campaign cash — over the GOP lawsuit against President Obama and to stoke fears of impeachment

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/30/2014 8:11:18 AM     (No. 9945864)

Hence the frantic drumbeat about how the Republicans are going to impeach. None of the ones on our side ought to be helping out with this dumb idea.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 7/30/2014 8:34:51 AM     (No. 9945908)

Dem sympathizers in the media will never admit the truth: even their zombie voters occasionally get a grasp on reality and see the Dems for what they are.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 7/30/2014 8:51:15 AM     (No. 9945942)

They didn´t turn out for Obama in Colorado during the 2012 election, they turned out for pot. The Dems put it on the ballot to get the hippies and potheads out en masse.

Now they have nothing for 2014 and beyond here, but will use that playbook everywhere else they can.

Other than the reliable 30% Dem base, nobody will defend Obama against impeachment. Even the most ardent supporters can see what a disaster he is. Like all leftists, he has overreached.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: smoolie, 7/30/2014 9:22:41 AM     (No. 9946017)

Not so sure... If the Right does not put up better than "Middle of the Road" and Dem-Lite candidates, conservative voters, tired of holding their noses, may stay home.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 7/30/2014 9:30:14 AM     (No. 9946030)

#4, which of the almost complete field of candidates do you dislike? They sure seem a vast improvement on our previous midterm efforts.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: provide, 7/30/2014 10:19:14 AM     (No. 9946118)

It has never been about TURNOUT but submitted absentee ballots and early voting.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 7/30/2014 10:51:51 AM     (No. 9946160)

The Dems have a big advanage because they do not have to follow the law, all they have to do is pay people to vote.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: steph_gray, 7/30/2014 11:07:50 AM     (No. 9946189)

What are the 6 races? I don´t have much money but it´s time for me to send my pittance to each of the challengers.

As should we all!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BarryNo, 7/30/2014 11:20:12 AM     (No. 9946215)

Republicans should be pointing out, "Why are the Democrats so afraid of Impeachment? Are they afraid that the horrific overreach of their ´Messiah´ will be revealed to all Americans?"

If the media actually was concerned about the truth, everyone would know how Obama and his buddies facilitated the murder of hundreds of Mexicans with ´Fast and Furious´. Everyone would know how and why an Ambassador and embassy personnel were left to die in Bengahzi. Everyone would know the deadly danger of the Illegal Invasion of our Southern Border and how we could end up in a worse set of plagues than Africa is experiencing. Everyone would know the real unemployment number is around 12 - 15 percent, not 6.

Democrats fear the truth and they fear events that reveal the truth. Even their little programmed sheep can sense this. And their little programmed sheeple fear losing their handouts for votes - you know: extended unemployment, welfare, free stuff...

If the law cannot be applied, then the people have no recourse but to revolt and bring justice by force. We either have a civil society that obeys laws, or an armed society that enforces them.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/30/2014 11:27:04 AM     (No. 9946235)

#9, I would send money to some of these:

Tom Cotton in Arkansas, Joni Ernst in Iowa, Steve Daines in Montana, Monica Wehby in Oregon, Scott Brown in New Hampshire, Thom Tillis in North Carolina, Cory Gardner in Colorado, Bill Cassidy in Louisiana, Mike McFadden in Minnesota.

There are others, but this group includes some very likely pickups.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: steph_gray, 7/30/2014 11:37:59 AM     (No. 9946258)

Many many thanks #11!

I did find a February article by Hugh Hewitt that listed 14 in all, which included all those races, but at the time 2 of the challengers had not shaken out (big yes to Joni!).

He also mentioned Steve Daines as challenger in Montana, and at the time 2 challengers in Alaska (I will have to find out which one shook out, Mead Tradwell or Dan Sullivan). He also mentioned 3 unopposed or almost unopposed seats where the R´s are Terri Lynne Land (MI), Shelley Moore Capito (WV) and Mike Rounds (SD). And he touched on Virginia but that one sounded chancier because of the McCauliffe influence...

Seems to me sending some $$ to the unopposed races is a good idea to make sure we get the easy low-hanging fruit. And I have to send double $$ to Mike McFadden for the pure pleasure of the idea of deep-sixing Frankenstein!

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