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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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WASHINGTON — A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, just minutes after President Barack Obama had departed, the Secret Service said. The intruder sprinted toward the White House after leaping over the fence and ignored commands from officers to stop, Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said. He was ultimately apprehended just inside the North Portico doors, the grand, columned entrance that looks out over Pennsylvania Ave. Donovan said the man appeared to be unarmed to officers who spotted him jumping the fence,

Wendy Davis Melts
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Breitbart Texas, by Kristin Tate    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/20/2014 12:29:15 AM     Post Reply
HOUSTON, Texas -- On Friday Texas´ Attorney General Greg Abbott and State Senator Wendy Davis -- both gubernatorial candidates -- debated in the state´s Rio Grande Valley. During the course of the debate, the issue of education came up. After hearing what Abbott had to say, a defensive Davis spoke when she was not supposed to and even interrupted a moderator multiple times--despite being told that it was not her turn to speak. The incident began after Davis asked Abbott a question that began, "Judge Dates has recently ruled against you and in favor of the school children of Texas,

In movies, violence against
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indulge toxic fantasies
Washington Post, by Ann Hornaday    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/19/2014 10:29:49 PM     Post Reply
It should come as no surprise when movies dovetail with the wider social conversation. But this week, the collision is occurring with particularly crystallizing force. To wit: The arrival of a Liam Neeson movie isn’t exactly news, although his new one, “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” is notable on several counts. For one thing, it marks the return of Neeson to the kind of substantive, mature roles his fans have craved while he’s been making science-fiction fantasies and franchise installments. As New York detective Matt Scudder, Neeson settles easily into a role that calls for equal parts muscular brawn and

Interpreting the Islamic State’s jihadi logic
Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/18/2014 10:23:58 PM     Post Reply
What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) — sure to inflame public opinion? There are two possible explanations. One is that these terrorists are more depraved and less savvy than we think. They so glory in blood that they could not resist making an international spectacle of their savagery — after all, they proudly broadcast their massacre of Shiite prisoners — and did not quite fathom how such a

James Clapper: We underestimated
the Islamic State’s ‘will to fight’
Washington Post, by David Ignatius    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/18/2014 10:21:54 PM     Post Reply
The United States has made the same mistake in evaluating fighters from the Islamic State that it did in Vietnam — underestimating the enemy’s will, according to James Clapper, the director of national intelligence. Clapper’s comments came in a telephone interview Wednesday, in which he summarized the elements of a new National Intelligence Strategy released this week. Clapper also answered some broader questions about intelligence issues confronting the country. Asked whether the intelligence community had succeeded in its goal of providing “anticipatory intelligence” about the extremist movement in Syria and Iraq that has declared itself the Islamic State, Clapper said

Rift widens between Obama,
U.S. military over strategy
to fight Islamic State
Washington Post, by Craig Whitlock    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/18/2014 10:18:03 PM     Post Reply
Flashes of disagreement over how to fight the Islamic State are mounting between President Obama and U.S. military leaders, the latest sign of strain in what often has been an awkward and uneasy relationship. Even as the administration has received congressional backing for its strategy, with the Senate voting Thursday to approve a plan to arm and train Syrian rebels, a series of military leaders have criticized the president’s approach against the Islamic State militant group. Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, who served under Obama until last year, became the latest high-profile skeptic on Thursday, telling the House Intelligence Committee

Buffett Drops Out of California
Fundraiser for Kentucky Democratic
Senate Candidate
Breitbart Big Government, by Michael Patrick Leahy    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/17/2014 11:01:51 PM     Post Reply
Less than 24 hours after Breitbart News first reported that Warren Buffett was scheduled to participate via conference call at Wednesday night´s California fundraiser for Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Grimes campaign confirmed the billionaire investor has dropped out of the event. Campaign spokesperson Charly Norton told a reporter for a blog on Kentucky´s U.S. Senate race on Wednesday "Warren Buffett is not attending or participating in any event with Alison." When confronted with a PDF file of an invitation from the Grimes campaign to the fundraiser, Wednesday September 17 at the residence of Sharon Osberg

Candidates from both parties
packing heat in campaign ads
Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/17/2014 10:57:39 PM     Post Reply
Guns are becoming the prop of choice in campaign ads around the country this midterm year. Take it as another sign that the Obama administration’s gun control push is running aground: Firearms have become this year’s go-to accessory for candidates of both parties seeking to advertise their toughness and willingness to fight. Republicans, and even some Democrats, in a dozen states are showing off their shooting skills in videos and television ads or posing with firearms in mailers, underscoring the backlash against federal and state proposals to restrict access to guns and ammunition.

State Department downplayed
Islamic State threat,
privately ramped up security
Washington Times, by Jim McElhatton    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/17/2014 10:55:02 PM     Post Reply
Weeks before the State Department assured Americans that things were operating “normally” at its consulate in the Kurdish capital of Erbil in August, concerned procurement officials were quietly saying the advance of militants of the Islamic State, also known as ISIL or ISIS, meant the government needed to shell out tens of millions of dollars to counter a “rapidly deteriorating” security situation. On a no-bid basis, the State Department nearly doubled the size of a task order to defense contractor Triple Canopy, which had been hired to train Iraqi security forces but was asked to now perform diplomatic security and

Apple will no longer unlock
most iPhones, iPads for police
Washington Post, by Craig Timberg    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/17/2014 10:12:11 PM     Post Reply
Apple announced on Wednesday night that it would no longer unlock encrypted iPhones or iPads for police in many circumstances, taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user data. The move, enacted with the publication of a new privacy policy tied to the release of Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, amounts to an engineering solution to a legal dilemma: Rather than refuse legally binding court orders, Apple has reworked its latest encryption in a way that makes it all but impossible for

Doctor: Gov’t ‘Tight-Lipped’
on Respiratory Virus,
May be From Illegals
Breitbart TV, by Ian Hanchett    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/17/2014 9:57:13 PM     Post Reply
Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, reported that the government has been “real tight-lipped” about the mysterious respiratory illness that has struck children in the United States, expressed concern that the illegal immigrant minors from Central America could be the source, and argued that the government should devote more resources to border security to combat the spread of disease on Wednesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.” When asked whether illegal immigrant children who have been sent to various locations around the country could be the cause of the virus, she responded “Yes, they could be. We

Obama administration forcing new
gun buyers to declare race, ethnicity
Washington Times, by Kelly Riddell    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/16/2014 10:11:11 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration quietly has been forcing new gun buyers to declare their race and ethnicity, a policy change that critics say provides little law enforcement value while creating the risk of privacy intrusions and racial profiling. With little fanfare, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2012 amended its Form 4473 — the transactional record the government requires gun purchasers and sellers to fill out when buying a firearm — to identify buyers as either Hispanic, Latino or not. Then a buyer must check his or her race: Indian, Asian, black, Pacific Islander or white. The



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