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Republican takeover of
Senate appears more
and more assured

Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 8/10/2014 10:13:14 PM

The decision by Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) not to seek election in November in the wake of a plagiarism scandal is the latest piece of good news for Republicans as they strive to take control of the Senate in less than three months. Walsh’s departure from the race came in the same week that two Republican senators — Pat Roberts in Kansas and Lamar Alexander in Tennessee — defeated tea party challengers in primary fights, ensuring that every GOP senator seeking reelection would be the party’s nominee. These past seven days typified the fates of the two parties this election

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dudette4freedom, 8/10/2014 10:16:56 PM     (No. 9960924)

Astrologers being the lefties that they are show dems regaining house and keeping senate. FWIW

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bridgepard, 8/10/2014 10:22:22 PM     (No. 9960925)

Republicans must fight every race like they are 5 points behind to overcome the affect of the MSM and the margin of fraud.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mws50, 8/10/2014 10:24:15 PM     (No. 9960926)

Will someone tell the WaPo and Chris Cillizza that the republicans will take over the Senate on January 2, not November4.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sanchin, 8/10/2014 10:51:07 PM     (No. 9960941)

And what difference is expected if the Republicans win? Everything is being done by executive order.

Will the Republicans with both houses impeach? Will the Republicans shut down the government? Will the Republicans overturn any of the edicts? Will the Republicans do anything that might make them look bad or anger the independent voters (or the unregistered illegal aliens) prior to the presidential election? The answer to all the above is NO!!!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FunOne, 8/10/2014 10:54:40 PM     (No. 9960943)

Republicans in the Senate seem to prefer to play defense--even if they don´t have a good record of success doing it.

If they do get possession of the ball, I will be surprised if they attempt to move it down the field.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: john56, 8/10/2014 11:15:18 PM     (No. 9960953)

They still have three months to screw up a sure thing. I won´t believe it happens until it happens, because the national GOP could screw up a two-car funeral.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/10/2014 11:27:09 PM     (No. 9960961)

Why does the MSM think that RINOs that can´t scrape together 50% of the GOP primary voters make sounder candidates?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mildred, 8/10/2014 11:33:59 PM     (No. 9960963)

This is another of the MSM´s attempts to get Republicans to stay home and not vote in November. The liberals use this ploy every election cycle. The WaPo and others write that the Republicans are a sure thing and don´t need your vote. Then election day is here, the Republicans stay home because ´their´ guy isn´t in the race and the dems win in a landslide. Republicans need to get out and vote for the Republican candidate even if he/she isn´t their first choice. C´mon folks. We need every Republican or we will lose the election.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 8/10/2014 11:50:22 PM     (No. 9960973)

I´m not a polster, a pundit or a talking head, and I don´t play one on TV, but I´ll share the best indicator for this election and every one can play. If you know an Obama voter, approach and mention his name, if the person doesn´t wince, he´s beyond help. However, many of them will shift the focus, not look you in the eye, or plead ignorance of national events. When dyed in the wool Ds can´t or won´t defend Obama, his agenda, his scandals, his incoherence, the dawn is breaking on a new day. This ought to make the Potomac river flood from the tears...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/10/2014 11:59:56 PM     (No. 9960980)

Agree with #5 -- if we get both houses, then the goal will become "to not screw it up for 2016". Don´t rock any boats, don´t ruffle any feathers. Don´t fight for what´s right, and make it seem like the mushy middle might as well vote for for the gop as any dimocrat since, heck, what´s the difference anyway?

Meanwhile, another two years of ObamaCare will solidify and entitlements will get all-the-more locked in.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/11/2014 3:21:13 AM     (No. 9961053)

The corrupt news media is lying in wait for 2012-style stoopid remarks or spinably stoopid remarks from a couple of our candidates. At which time they will pull a Christie-BridgeGate style turnaround to this election and pull the Dems chestnuts out of the fire for them.

I do not want to hear any more predictions and premature celebrations. We are not in the end zone and cannot be there until the election itself is over. Until then, work like we´re behind.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: radrelic, 8/11/2014 3:32:33 AM     (No. 9961055)

They will have to learn not to act like GOP if get the senate if they want to stop the Democrat Despot. They will have to ignore the democrat-partisan media.

They need some good PR people. Someone the people trust.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/11/2014 4:38:55 AM     (No. 9961075)

Never, ever, discount voter fraud when demonrat careers are on the line. Machines are no doubt madly being tinkered with as I key.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Janjan, 8/11/2014 6:50:22 AM     (No. 9961117)

True conservativism is considered ´extreme´ even by the Republicans. Total gridlock might be a better option. If the GOP take the Senate look for the phrase ´reaching across the aisle´ to make a swift comeback.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: knarfski, 8/11/2014 7:03:09 AM     (No. 9961128)

What #2 says is plausible enough. But, given what this democracy is up against, can we rule out the possibility that a lawless strategy is lurking somewhere?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: hotcorner, 8/11/2014 7:15:14 AM     (No. 9961142)

Most believe the establishment Republicans are going to save the country - I don´t think they have the guts to do that. Martial law seems possible prior to the 2014 elections.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Poobah, 8/11/2014 7:26:20 AM     (No. 9961153)

The current British betting odds for Republican takeover of the Senate are 4/11. The odds for the Democrats are 15/8. Translating those odds into probabilities of winning (and removing the 7% take that the house receives, you get that the Republicans have a 68% chance (and the Democrats have a 32% chance) of winning the Senate.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/11/2014 7:45:16 AM     (No. 9961168)

Every single Republican candidate had better be prepared to have poll watchers at every poll and a team of attorney´s ready to fight the voter fraud.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: chillijilli, 8/11/2014 7:48:52 AM     (No. 9961174)

Stop it with the negativity. We have a great opportunity.
First things first. Retake the Senate...
And, THEN let your elected Senator know what issues are important to you and why. Be clear. Call. Write. Protest in front of his office if you must. Email. Be vocal. Organize and activate to keep him in line.
Be honest here. Have you ever taken the time to do any of the above? If not, do you think your elected representatives can read minds? I haven´t witnessed any protests at all about major issues such as the border or Obamacare. Why is that? How can you say it´s hopeless to change your Senator´s voting record if you haven´t tried? It´s far easier for conservatives to change a Republican´s mind than a Democrat´s mind.
And finally, Hillary won´t run if the GOP controls the Senate. She absolutely won´t take the chance of being seen as a less effective President than Bill.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 8/11/2014 8:09:36 AM     (No. 9961202)

Don´t count your chickens yet. The Republicans have lots of time to shoot themselves in the foot yet.

On a positive note, if we get the Senate the first order of business should be to put up votes on all the House Bills that have been held up by Dingy Harry.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/11/2014 8:15:04 AM     (No. 9961211)

No, we cannot get overconfident, but I see absolutely no harm in feeling good about the trend. I don´t understand the logic in claiming to be a Republican, but hoping the Democrats hold the Senate because some of our candidates aren´t up to our standards. The earlier poster has it right. Take the Senate and then go after the ones you dislike.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 8/11/2014 8:16:24 AM     (No. 9961213)

GOP takeover of the Senate will accomplish two things: remove the detestable Reid from the top spot and make Oboe´s life marginally more difficult once in a while. Not stirring stuff, but in these desperate times well worth getting out and voting for.

And let´s not forget judicial nominations. If (God forbid) a Supreme Court vacancy opens up in the next two years a GOP Senate might - just might - reject the worst of the worst that El Presidente might serve up. Maybe, unlike the last Republican Senate, they´ll eschew burble about the "Golden Rule" and bursting into tears in the middle of hearings.


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Reply 23 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 8/11/2014 8:29:39 AM     (No. 9961232)

Please...the entire chamber will still be ball-less. Putin has the world to pee on; Obama just has our elected congress.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/11/2014 8:30:39 AM     (No. 9961234)

Not being negative, just realistic. The only facts I have to go on regarding the ability of the Republicans to try and right this ship of state is their past efforts. That does not give me great confidence. The establishment Republicans will be the ones wanting to reach across the aisle. Count on it. They are fanatical about that. They worry too much about how the media portray them. The conservatives will definitely try and make progress with common sense solutions, but a "gang of eight" will emerge and tank their ideas. It is what they live for. Ever hear one of them say good things about conservatives? They like the status quo and will work to stifle any objections to their agenda. The old bulls will use any trick in the book to retain their power and shut out conservatives. Remember Mississippi.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: congar, 8/11/2014 8:34:18 AM     (No. 9961239)

Judging from how the GOP has handled Obama so far, I’ll reserve my enthusiasm for after it might happen, perhaps longer.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: stryker714, 8/11/2014 8:48:59 AM     (No. 9961262)

Republicans should think up some clever counter-tactics to the Socialist Progressives´ disgusting slogans, such as: The way forward(tax and spend), Not the party of the future(because Democrats want only a monarchy run by them), inclusive(code for anyone being ok who thinks like Obama but not anyone else), extremist(anyone not a democrat), not who we are(anytime someone talks principle that is not a democrat ideal), etc.

Obama needs to be shredded re: "not going back to the cold war"; treating Hamas like just another political party; trafficking in sick, illegal children to replace all the democrat voters he lost the party, etc.
(´ guess Obama´s gonna spring his amnesty surprise after he gets back from a not so deserved vacation.)

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 8/11/2014 9:04:53 AM     (No. 9961277)

#4 But they´ll be able to block appointments and that counts for something.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Salt5792, 8/11/2014 9:06:08 AM     (No. 9961279)

A GOP majority in the Senate really won´t make any difference. As long as the Dems can block a 60 vote majority for important legislation then no legislation can get out of the Senate.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/11/2014 9:07:27 AM     (No. 9961280)

Being WaPo, I´d guess this is propaganda.

Even if Republicans win we will still need to keep their feet to the fire. Remember, GW had the House and Senate and they spent like drunken sailors.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 8/11/2014 9:30:49 AM     (No. 9961310)

Yes! Yes indeed!

We need more people like Mitch McConnell, Thad Cochran, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Orrin Hatch, and perhaps a reincarnation of Arlen Spector.

That´ll get us back on the right track!

Go Pubbies! Go RINOs!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/11/2014 9:39:13 AM     (No. 9961318)

After the election and the roaches aren´t scurrying around for our votes, watch for bi-partisan amnesty to pass.



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Reply 32 - Posted by: joew9, 8/11/2014 9:57:19 AM     (No. 9961330)

I wouldn´t be surprised that the Democrats gain seats. The Republicans are losing their base. They´ve lost me.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/11/2014 10:13:05 AM     (No. 9961343)

So? So what?

The GOP is so far Left of center John Kennedy would be denouncing them as Communists ..

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Drive, 8/11/2014 10:16:46 AM     (No. 9961347)

Make lead veto proof

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Reply 35 - Posted by: NotaBene, 8/11/2014 10:30:05 AM     (No. 9961367)

The progressives have the voter fraud machinery on their side. In addition, they have all the American Beggars on their side.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: strike3, 8/11/2014 10:47:09 AM     (No. 9961381)

The Republicans have grown accustomed to lying down in the road for the past six years and letting the obama steamroller flatten them like Tennessee skunks. The only animation they have shown is when they are threatened by TEA Party candidates. If they do happen to win the Senate, there will be two possibilities: 1) They will suddenly come to life and fight obama on everything he has done and everything else he wants to do. 2) They will adopt the deer in the headlights look for the next two years, attempt to "improve" obamacare and blow the 2016 election by allowing amnesty to be rammed down our throats.

All the damage that obama has done can be easily fixed except for two actions, peeing away six trillion dollars and letting a flood of illegal immigrants infiltrate the country.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Roberto 22, 8/11/2014 10:56:11 AM     (No. 9961391)

Lookin´ for all broken glass republicans to show up and vote

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Reply 38 - Posted by: zzzghy, 8/11/2014 10:56:32 AM     (No. 9961392)

At this point, what difference does it make? The barn door has been open far too long, and besides, most of the professional ´pubbies crabbing around Washington these days are more interested in hanging on to their own private political swag than anything else. We´re on our own out here now.

That, plus the bald-faced truth that democraps routinely steal elections without batting an eye. Cookie-cutter republicans have demonstrated neither the skills nor the huevos to do anything about it -- meaning they pretty much don´t care -- so I wouldn´t get too excited about any pre-election polling that appears to show a republican advantage.

A safe landing isn´t safe until the wheels are chocked and the prop stops turning; I don´t doubt for a split-second that the ´craps will continue to lie, cheat and steal until the very last illegal ballot is stuffed in the box and and their stooges are "voted" in. That´s how bad it is in amerika now.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 8/11/2014 11:11:04 AM     (No. 9961404)

I suspect the first thing they do is change the rules back to before the nuclear option was put in place, in other words give some control back to to Reid.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/11/2014 11:25:42 AM     (No. 9961421)

Those Republican voters who buy and read the Washington Post for so called unbiased commentary, are barking up the wrong tree. Like the NY Times, they are a propaganda arm of the Democrat Party and as so they tend to deceive and demoralize the American people.

If you aren´t from New York or Washington DC, of course you aren´t smart enough to understand or comprehend what is right or wrong for this country.

My feeling is that they are a supreme example of what is wrong with our society and they don´t know anything worthwhile about how real Americans live and work.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Marilu, 8/11/2014 11:51:48 AM     (No. 9961451)

With all the new "citizens" just crossing the southern border, there should be ample votes on the dem side.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: OhMy, 8/11/2014 12:22:03 PM     (No. 9961501)

The GOP could start by playing fair with challengers to their entrenched RINO´s. Pulling Senator Thad out and admitting the challenger won would be a good start. Then they need to have a good answer to Mark Levin´s oft asked question: What do the republicans stand for? If they never criticize anything Obama does, because they are always hiding in the tall grass, why would voters be inspired to vote for them? Horror for Obama and the RATS is not enough. The Tea party gave them the strength they have and still has no voice in government. This anomaly must be corrected or the Obama disaster will continue.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 8/11/2014 12:44:13 PM     (No. 9961540)

Look at the moderate Republican stand on things like immigration reform, healthcare, foreign policy, Obama corruption, and taxation and have to wonder what will change. Watch the Republican establishment use a strategy that gives them only a one or two seat majority instead of a four or five seat majority. They do not want the conservatives to get too much power. We have seen enough to tell that the Republican establishment will not work with Conservatives.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: shimmer128, 8/11/2014 2:25:04 PM     (No. 9961736)

Stop with the negativity???? Oh yeah, it´s not the GOP that are Dem-lites, it´s our negativity that is causing a problem. Uh huh. and what color is the sky in YOUR world????

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Reply 45 - Posted by: SpinMaster, 8/11/2014 3:10:49 PM     (No. 9961786)

hat #7 says exactly describes the situation in North Carolina. I am glad that the GOP can take the senate without us! We had 8 candidates and the worst candidate won (Thom Tillis). As bad as Kay Hagan is I cannot vote for Thom. He allowed Toll Roads to be built and run by a foreign national company named Cintra. I don´t see him standing up for anyone but himself. And personally I am writing in John Rhodes for US Senate in NC.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: MissMolly, 8/11/2014 3:17:35 PM     (No. 9961797)

#45 has swallowed the syrup the WaPo offers. It´s ok, the Repubs are going to win anyway, so I don´t have to help.

Shame on you.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 8/11/2014 3:27:32 PM     (No. 9961807)

I will vote straight Republican in November. I don´t give a ding-bust if they are RINOs or not, they are still better than democRats!

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Reply 48 - Posted by: SpinMaster, 8/11/2014 3:34:05 PM     (No. 9961817)

Obviously #46 does not live in North Carolina. And there is a pretty good article by the Washington Times that describes Thoms Tillis´ dilemma.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/north-carolinas-nondescript-virtually-unnoticed-hugely-important-senate-race/article/2551875

What is the point of electing another RINO from the start??? A very good number of us know how bad Tillis is and cannot pull the lever for him. In fact many are going for the Libertarian candidate at unheard of levels (as much as 8 percent).

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 8/11/2014 3:36:42 PM     (No. 9961820)

What do the Pubbies stand for?

That´s an easier question than "Starts With K" for $100.

The Pubbies want to run the welfare state - - because that´s where the power and money are.

Any other easy questions?

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Jebediah, 8/11/2014 3:38:42 PM     (No. 9961824)

Wouldn´t it be wonderful if the Republicans got in and actually DID something!!!!!!! Like tighten the border, deal with BenGhazi, get rid of crony capitalism et al. Unfortunately, though I will vote Republican and it IS my Party, I have little faith. The Chamber of Commerce will always win with Boehner and that crowd over ordinary voters. Like so many of us, I am greatly disheartened.......politics always seems to win out, no matter what it does in the long run to our country.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Jebediah, 8/11/2014 3:41:51 PM     (No. 9961830)

To poster #9, you would be SHOCKED to see how many still stand up for Obama, and among those who DO look the other way, they would vote for Hillary or (gasp!) Elizabeth Warren in a heartbeat. They may be "disappointed" in the Chief Narcissist (who is now employing Operation Martha´s Vineyard) but they still think Republicans are the devil and government knows best.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: lil dotty, 8/11/2014 4:54:58 PM     (No. 9961915)

In the last election how many white hats won? And exactly who with a white hat remains standing today? Unfortunately, few. Most have turned in those hats and now sporting ones similar to the rest of the bums. Republicans are not necessarily our friends

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Reply 53 - Posted by: JediJerry, 8/11/2014 5:33:12 PM     (No. 9961943)

Changing parties is like changing swim suits in a tsunami. We will have runaway liberal Repubicrats running things into the ground instead of runaway liberal Democrats running things into the ground. All in the name of bipartisanship. Getting rid of McConnell, Cochran Graham McCain Snowe and all of the rest of the Rinocrats is the task at hand if you want something different than what we have been getting so far. Nothing changes until something changes and I expect the one thing that won´t change is the fear Republicans have of King Putt.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: afherkdriver, 8/11/2014 7:01:11 PM     (No. 9962038)

When I think of that chinless Mitch McConnell as the majority leader my stomach turns. But I guess I will vote for the RINO party-no choice.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/11/2014 7:20:57 PM     (No. 9962067)

#53 Snowe retired at the end of the last Congress. Agree we need the rest to join her AFTER we hopefully retake the Senate.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: mikkins2, 8/11/2014 7:43:45 PM     (No. 9962099)

History tells us that the Republican Establishment will vote and act only in THEIR best interests, not that of the country. The more money they spend and control the more money they can make from lobbyists and special interest groups. Voting party line means you are complacent with the corruption or do not have the courage to stand up to it.

I owe my vote to no one. I demand you earn it. If you don´t its my right not to use it.

I refuse to reward those who are causing the destruction of our country with a vote they did not earn. I take serious my responsibility to vote for those who will improve our country and withhold it from those that wont.

If that offends your sensibilities that´s your problem, not mine.

Remember Mississippi!
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Reply 57 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 8/11/2014 8:33:03 PM     (No. 9962161)

Most polls consider Al Franken here in MN a shoe-in. But these polls are being taken before the Republican primary. He doesn´t have one single opponent yet. And I think that when he does, he will have a run for his money. Of course, MN never disappoints with the buffoons they have elected. And Franken´s printing press is probably already making ballots by the barrel.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: dman, 8/11/2014 9:01:51 PM     (No. 9962194)

Once upon a time I would have greeted this projection with optimism. The only Democrat I have ever voted for was Jimmah Carter, and I have been voting since 1968. There is Purgatory time waiting for me, I guess.

But I cannot be optimistic at this point. Main Street working Americans desperately need a party to represent them, and there is none at this point. The GOP has been compromised or corrupted - or both.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/11/2014 11:28:59 PM     (No. 9962376)

Wining campaigns is a serious business, and as an old friend always said ´If they fire a rifle at you, respond with a canon´ and ´never leave a charge the opposition has made, unanswered´.

I always had our campaign material printed in a secure place so the opposition never had a clue on what was coming. As far as the opposition material went, I knew someone who worked where they had their stuff printed, and he would always furnish me with an advance copy.

Unfair you might say, well they were always outspending us 10 to 1. That always evened the playing field. This country is too sacred to be left to the whims of incompetent socialists, liars and Muslims. Fight back any way you can.

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The confirmation Tuesday of the first Ebola case on U.S. soil emerges against a backdrop of increasing concern in America’s medical community that preparedness for a pandemic has stagnated or slipped in recent years because of tough economic times and increasing malaise since the 2001 anthrax threat. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, America’s premier disease fighter, offered the air of confidence in declaring that the first Ebola patient in Dallas was carefully contained. But earlier this year, it sounded less optimistic about the U.S. health system’s ability to fight a pandemic should a major disease outbreak occur.

Microsoft jumps straight
to Windows 10, brings
back the Start Menu
Washington Post, by Hayley Tsukayama    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/30/2014 10:11:19 PM     Post Reply
As expected, Microsoft launched a new version of Windows on Tuesday two years after the troubled release of its last operating system, Windows 8. But instead of introducing the expected name, "Windows 9," Microsoft announced it will jump to "Windows 10." Yes, Microsoft can still count. The reason for the bizarre jump, company executives said, is that there were just so many changes to the system. The name “represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows,” Terry Myerson, the Microsoft executive vice president in charge of the Windows division, said in a company blog post. The name

First U.S. case of Ebola confirmed
in Texas after man who
came from Liberia falls ill
Washington Post, by Mark Berman*    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/30/2014 10:04:52 PM     Post Reply
A man who flew from Liberia to Dallas this month received a diagnosis of Ebola on Tuesday, becoming the first person to board a passenger jet and unknowingly bring the disease here from West Africa, where it has killed thousands of people in recent months. Experts had said that such an event was increasingly likely the longer the epidemic rages in West Africa. But health officials were quick Tuesday to tamp down any hysteria, emphasizing the ways in which the U.S. medical system is well equipped to halt the spread of the disease. “We’re stopping it in its tracks in

Secret Service let armed felon
ride in an elevator with Obama
Fox News, by Chad Pergram    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/30/2014 8:41:39 PM     Post Reply
President Obama shared an elevator earlier this month with an armed security contractor who has three felony convictions relating to assault and battery, in the latest report of a serious violation of Secret Service security protocols. Multiple sources confirmed to Fox News the incident, which took place in an elevator during Obama´s Sept. 16 visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The incident was first reported by The Washington Post and the Washington Examiner. The latest embarrassment for the Secret Service comes after agency Director Julia Pierson told lawmakers at a Tuesday hearing

In battle to stop encroaching Chinese
rule, protesters in Hong Kong
ready for long haul
Washington Post, by William Wan and Brian Murphy    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/29/2014 10:43:35 PM     Post Reply
BEIJING — Swelling crowds of pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong on Monday plunged Asia’s normally staid financial hub into a tense standoff with Beijing that strikes directly at China’s expanding political grip in the former British colony. The rapidly escalating protests are aimed at forcing Beijing’s Communist leaders to abandon newly declared powers to weed out any candidates in upcoming Hong Kong elections. Yet many on the streets proclaimed they are fighting for something even bigger: preserving a vision of Hong Kong promised 17 years ago when it reverted to Chinese rule. At the time, Chinese leaders promised a state

U.S. intel disputes Obama
claim on Islamic State
Washington Times, by Guy Taylor    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/29/2014 10:38:02 PM     Post Reply
U.S. policy leaders, including President Obama, were repeatedly warned for more than a year by the U.S. intelligence community that the Islamic State terror group was gaining significant strength in Syria and was on the verge of seizing territory deep inside Iraq, where the military was struggling to respond. The private assessments, which were confirmed to The Washington Times on Monday, conflict with Mr. Obama’s claim on national television over the weekend that America’s spies had underestimated the rise and capabilities of the Islamic State and had overestimated the Iraqi military’s ability and will to fight the group. Despite heavy

Supreme Court rules 5-4 for
Republican plan to limit
early voting in Ohio
The Washington Post, by Robert Barnes    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/29/2014 10:34:35 PM     Post Reply
The Supreme Court’s conservatives cleared the way Monday for Ohio to restrict early voting in the state, on the eve of the day it was to start. The court granted the state’s request to stay decisions of lower courts that threw out the state’s new plan, passed by the Republican-led legislature. But the court’s four liberal justices said they would have stayed out of the case and left those decisions in place. Ohio argued that the new plan--reducing from 35 to 28 the number of days voters could cast an early ballot--could not be seen as violating the rights of

Poll: 72% Believe U.S. Will
Use American Combat
Troops Against ISIS
NBC News, by Mark Murray    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/28/2014 9:17:35 PM     Post Reply
More than seven in 10 Americans say the United States will end up using its own combat troops against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria, despite President Barack Obama’s assertion that U.S. combat troops won’t be on the ground there. This finding comes from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll, which also shows that Americans are divided over the merits of using U.S. combat troops – 45 percent are in favor of using them if military commanders think they’re the best way to defeat the ISIS army, while 37 percent are opposed. President Obama has repeatedly stressed that America

Secret Service fumbled response
after gunman hit White House
residence in 2011
Washington Post, by Carol D. Leonnig    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/27/2014 11:06:14 PM     Post Reply
The gunman parked his black Honda directly south of the White House, in the dark of a November night, in a closed lane of Constitution Avenue. He pointed his semiautomatic rifle out of the passenger window, aimed directly at the home of the president of the United States, and pulled the trigger. A bullet smashed a window on the second floor, just steps from the first family’s formal living room. Another lodged in a window frame, and more pinged off the roof, sending bits of wood and concrete to the ground. At least seven bullets struck the upstairs residence of

How big could the House
Republican majority get in
November? Maybe the biggest
its been in 85 years.
Washington Post, by Philip Bump    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/27/2014 11:02:10 PM     Post Reply
In an update on Friday afternoon, one of the country´s leading independent political handicappers broadened its assessment of how many House seats Republicans are likely to win this fall. "Regardless of whether you want to call it a wave," wrote the Rothenberg Political Report´s Nathan Gonzales -- the sort of qualifier that will keep Democratic operatives up at night -- "the fight for the House continues to creep into Democratic territory." Talk of a Republican tsunami made us wonder: Where could the 114th Congress stand on the list of the most-lopsided Houses in history? After all, the party has rolled

Wow: Joni Ernst suddenly
opens a 6-point lead in Iowa
Breitbart InstaBlog, by John Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/27/2014 10:51:38 PM     Post Reply
Teacups are rattling in the hands of Democrat consultants across the land, as another closely-watched neck-and-neck race suddenly turns into a big lead for the Republican candidate... and it´s the race to fill the seat left behind by left-wing dinosaur Tom Harkin, no less. The Des Moines Register calls it the latest twist in an "amazing race": The ground under Bruce Braley has shifted. The Democratic U.S. Senate candidate is 6 points behind his GOP rival, Joni Ernst, according to The Des Moines Register´s new Iowa Poll of likely voters. Ernst leads 44 percent to 38 percent in a race

Islamic State terrorist: We’ll ‘make
some attacks in New York soon’
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/27/2014 12:19:10 AM     Post Reply
An Islamic State terrorist bluntly told a VICE News journalist that his group is going to strike New York City any day now and that his radicalized “brothers” are mobilizing at this very moment. On the video, Farah Shirdon — also called Abu Usamah Somali — said: “[We] will make some attacks in New York soon,” VICE News reported. “A lot of brothers there are mobilizing right now. … Mobilizing for a brilliant attack, my friend.” Mr. Shirdon is a Canadian citizen who went to Iraq to fight with the Islamic State. In a different video that was released previously,



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Report: Obama Has Missed over Half
His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings

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Breitbart National Security, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 9/30/2014 7:44:05 AM     Post Reply
A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014. The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second. The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at

White House fence-jumper made
it far deeper into building than
previously known

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Washington Post, by Carol D. Leonnig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/29/2014 5:02:31 PM     Post Reply
The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the building than previously known, overpowering one Secret Service officer and running through much of the main floor, according to three people familiar with the incident. An alarm box near the front entrance of the White House designed to alert guards to an intruder had been muted at what officers believed was a request of the usher’s office, said a Secret Service official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The officer posted inside the front door appeared to

LA Times: ´Worst is Yet to Come´
If Ferguson Officer Not Indicted

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Truth Revolt, by Bradford Thomas    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/29/2014 7:18:59 PM     Post Reply
The L.A. Times is warning that the “worst is yet to come” if a grand jury fails to indict white officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing black 18-year-old Michael Brown. If the grand jury fails to indict the officer who killed Michael Brown, almost everyone here thinks things will get worse. “They’re not going to be looting next time,” said Kevin Seltzer, 30, who lives at an apartment complex near where Brown, 18, was shot. “They’re going to burn the city down.” The article highlights recent indications that the city is “far from finding peace,” including continued clashes with officers, the shooting

Obama: ‘Most Americans’
think nation is racist

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Washington Times, by Joseph Curl    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/29/2014 4:55:30 AM     Post Reply
For President Obama, the color of a man’s skin is far more important than the content of his character. On the night when a police officer was shot in a Missouri town torn by racial strife, the president donned a shiny tuxedo to attend a ritzy black awards dinner, where he said police nationwide are to blame for community mistrust, even claiming that “most Americans” think the country is racist. Remember, when Ferguson exploded in racial rage in August, Mr. Obama chose not to curtail his 15-day vacation, spending day after day on the golf course in the white-skinned, white-wined, millionaire playground

Cornyn to PJM: Time for ‘Arguments
Within the Family… Has Passed’ If
Conservatives Want to Win Senate

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PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/29/2014 6:49:16 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The Senate’s minority whip is confident about Republicans being the majority in the 114th Congress — if conservatives can set aside differences and work to combat the massive influx of donor cash that has Democratic campaigns ahead in the money race. Only in the majority, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) stresses, can conservatives make headway on tamping down overregulation, repealing and replacing Obamacare, securing the “chaotic” border, getting Keystone XL moving, and bringing civilized debate back to the upper chamber. And only by realizing the gravity of the battle for November, he argues, can Republicans relegate Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

Dallas´ Ebola case confirmed
by CDC; first diagnosis in U.S.

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Dallas Morning News [TX], by Sherry Jacobson*    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/30/2014 4:58:09 PM     Post Reply
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified the media at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday that Dallas has the first diagnosed Ebola case in the nation. The federal agency scheduled a media briefing at 5:30 p.m. from its headquarters in Atlanta. Dallas County officials are expected to participate. Dallas County went through a day-long anxiety attack Tuesday, waiting to hear if the first Ebola diagnosis in the nation would happen here. An unnamed patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas was placed in isolation while awaiting test results for the dreaded virus. Apparently, the patient had traveled recently to a

Obama: The Country Is Better
Off, People Just Don’t Feel It

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Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 9/29/2014 10:10:27 AM     Post Reply
President Obama firmly believes the United States is better off now than when he took office, even though the American people cannot “feel” it. During an interview with 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft, Obama said, “the country is definitely better off than when I came into office.” “When I came into office, our economy was in crisis,” Obama said. The president then cited lower unemployment, private sector job growth, and deficit cuts as evidence of his administration’s success. “I can put my record against any leader around the world in terms of digging ourselves out of a terrible, almost unprecedented financial crisis,” Obama said. When

Obama has had accurate intelligence
about ISIS since BEFORE the 2012
election, says administration insider

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Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko,    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/29/2014 5:45:29 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama´s intelligence briefings have provided him with specific information since before he won re-election in 2012 about the growing threat of the terror group now known alternatively as ISIS and ISIL, an administration insider told MailOnline on Monday. ´Unless someone very senior has been shredding the president´s daily briefings and telling him that the dog ate them, highly accurate predictions about ISIL have been showing up in the Oval Office since before the 2012 election,´(snip) ´Any time you´re hired by a boss to advise him about what to do in a high-stakes area, and he ignores you for

Rosie O´Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg
get in shouting match in front
of ´The View´ studio audience

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New York Daily News, by Don Kaplan    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/30/2014 5:43:43 AM     Post Reply
Well, that didn’t take long. Just two weeks into the new season of “The View,” co-hosts Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg tore into each other during a commercial break — in front of their stunned studio audience. The spat erupted Thursday after Goldberg interrupted O’Donnell to go to a commercial break before the mother of five was finished commenting in a “Hot Topic” discussion about spanking children on the ABC gabfest. O’Donnell refuses to wear an earpiece to stay in contact with producers while the live show is airing, so she had no clue it was time to stop talking.

California becomes first
state to ban plastic bags

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Associated Press, by Fenit Nirappil    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/30/2014 12:51:45 PM     Post Reply
Sacramento, Calif. - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would seek a voter referendum to repeal the law, which is scheduled to take effect in July 2015. Under SB270, plastic bags will be phased out of large grocery stores starting next summer and convenience stores and pharmacies in 2016. The law allows grocers to charge a fee of at least 10 cents for using paper bags. State Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles,

The Difference Between Winners and Whiners
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American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/29/2014 4:59:22 AM     Post Reply
Democrats think conservatives in general, and Tea Partiers in particular, are stupid. Here’s how to reinforce that belief: Sit out the 2014 congressional elections because your favorite candidate lost his primary bid to an establishment Republican. If you live in Kansas, for example, you can suck your thumb while Democrat ringer Greg Orman beats Republican Senator Pat Roberts. If you’re a Kentucky conservative, you can stay home and b***h about Mitch while Alison “Rubberstamp” Grimes heads to Washington. If you’re in Mississippi, you can stay mad at Thad and allow Travis “no repeal” Childers to win. That’ll show those RINOs! It

The stars align for baby Charlotte
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Politico, by Kendall Breitman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/29/2014 2:46:41 PM     Post Reply
Leading astrologers say that Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky is destined for a future working on social justice and will enjoy a strong relationship with her proud grandparents, Hillary and Bill. After Chelsea Clinton and Mark Mezvinsky’s daughter was born at 7:03 pm at Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Friday, POLITICO asked astrologers to weigh in on what is written in the stars for the former first daughter’s first daughter. “She may not follow her family’s politics, but she will follow the family’s activism and social justice and finding a way to serve the world, following in that


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