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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 Obama administration sought Friday to tamp down fears of an Ebola outbreak within the U.S., making the case that America’s infrastructure and health care systems set it apart from the horrific scenes coming out of West Africa, even as a confirmed case in Dallas and recent scares in the nation’s capital prompt fears of a domestic problem. “The United States is prepared to deal with the crisis,” Lisa Monaco, homeland security adviser to President Obama, told reporters at a White House briefing on the response to the deadly virus. At the same time, officials said they understood the alarm

Economy improving, but
muddled progress could hurt
Democrats in midterm elections
Washington Post, by Ylan Q. Mui and and Katie Zezima    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/3/2014 11:28:51 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. economy is back on solid ground six years after the Great Recession, new data showed Friday, but President Obama and other Democrats are struggling to convince voters ahead of the midterm elections that they deserve the credit for the rebound. The government reported that the unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent in September, the lowest level since the dark days of the 2008 financial crisis. Job growth surged to 248,000 in what was the final snapshot of the nation’s labor market before voters head to the polls in November. Obama on Friday seized on the numbers, pleading with

Can a Republican win the
Hispanic vote in Texas?
Washington Post, by Joshua Partlow    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/3/2014 11:26:18 PM     Post Reply
RIO GRANDE CITY, Tex. — Ruben Villarreal knew he was different, and it had nothing to do with his curlicue mustache. The Latino tire-shop owner with the ten- gallon hat had been mayor of this border town for several years before he dared to discuss his political affiliation. He felt like a “cactus around balloons.” “It’s not easy being Republican,” he said, “when everybody’s a Democrat.” As long as anyone can remember, the South Texas counties that make up the Rio Grande Valley have been two things: Hispanic and blue-as-the-big-sky Democrat. In Hidalgo County, along the Rio Grande, the locals say

Dallas Ebola case
spurs concern about
hospital readiness
Washington Post, by Lena H. Sun*    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/3/2014 11:23:46 PM     Post Reply
A Washington-area hospital announced Friday that it had admitted a patient with symptoms and a travel history associated with Ebola. The case has not been confirmed, but the number of similar incidents around the country and a confirmed Ebola patient in Dallas have spurred concerns about whether U.S. hospitals are as prepared to deal with the virus as federal officials insist they are. Since July, hospitals around the country have reported more than 100 cases involving Ebola-like symptoms to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, officials there said. Only one patient so far — Thomas Duncan in Dallas

Lena Dunham: I Was Raped By
a ´Campus Republican´ In 2008
Breitbart Big Hollywood, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/3/2014 8:29:26 PM     Post Reply
In her just-released memoir, 27 year-old "Girls" star Lena Dunham claims that as a 19 year-old Oberlin College student in Ohio, she was raped by a college Republican. In the first chapter that addresses the encounter, Dunham describes the "ill-fated evening of lovemaking" as awkward and hollow. The most sensational moment comes from the fact that "Barry" wasn´t wearing a condom. In the next chapter, Dunham backtracks with the claim that she´s an "unreliable narrator" and accuses "Barry" of rape: [I]n another essay in this book I describe a sexual encounter with a mustachioed campus Republican as the upsetting but

Despite union attacks,
Walker grabs lead in
Wisconsin re-election bid
Washington Times, by Seth McLaughlin    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2014 10:53:16 PM     Post Reply
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker is casting himself as a turnaround artist, seeking re-election with a pitch to voters that he revamped the state’s spending and business climate in just four years. For a governor with presidential aspirations, it’s a case he’s likely preparing for a national audience as well — but first he’ll have to get through a tighter-than-expected re-election race against Democrat Mary Burke, a former state secretary of commerce. As if that wasn’t enough, analysts say that his race could also say a lot about the political strength of labor unions, given that they’ve made defeating

28 words that Democrats
really wish President Obama
didn’t say today
Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2014 10:48:52 PM     Post Reply
President Obama was at Northwestern University on Thursday to deliver an economic speech that, he and his team hoped, would lay out the case for why the public is better off today than they were six years ago -- even if they didn´t feel it in their everday lives. Instead, Obama just gave every Republican ad-maker in the country more fodder for negative ads linking Democratic candidates to him. Here are the four sentences that will draw all of the attention (they come more than two thirds of the way through the speech): "I am not on the ballot this

The real reason winning the Senate matters
Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2014 10:45:46 PM     Post Reply
You can win midterm elections without a positive agenda. You can’t win presidential elections that way. It is therefore vitally important for Republicans to win the Senate in 2014. Here’s why. In midterms, it’s all right to be the party of no. The 2010 election, for example, was a referendum on the liberal overreach of the first two Obama years. Result? A Democratic “shellacking,” said President Obama. The massive stimulus, (the failed) cap-and-trade and Obamacare created a major backlash that cost Obama the House and, with it, the rest of his ideological agenda. It’s been blocked ever since. That’s the

FBI moves to fire 11 whistleblowers,
key senator fears retaliation
Washington Times, by Phillip Swarts    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/1/2014 10:56:54 PM     Post Reply
Eleven whistleblowers in the FBI say the bureau is targeting them for termination in retaliation for their revelations about FBI wrongdoing, the top Republican on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary announced Wednesday. The whistleblowers, who have spoken out about various problems and wrongdoing at the law enforcement agency, said they recently have been served with Loss of Effectiveness orders, warning that their performance is suffering and that they could soon be fired. “These whistleblowers never have the opportunity to make their case,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican. “It’s stereotypical treatment of whistleblowers for the executive branch.”

U.S. has only jet to transport
Ebola patients safely
Washington Times, by Jim McElhatton    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/1/2014 10:54:28 PM     Post Reply
As the Ebola virus spread quickly across parts of Africa in March, U.S. officials confronted a logistical nightmare: a complete lack of infrastructure in affected regions, no evacuation plans and air charter services that were unable or unwilling to fly into the region to transport seriously ill patients. And it turns out there’s only one jet in the world — operated by a small private plane charter company in Georgia — with a special transport tube that allows medical personnel to treat Ebola patients while in flight. The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease and Prevention helped develop the “air transport bio-containment

Texas Ebola patient told
hospital of travel from West
Africa but was released
Washington Post, by Mark Berman    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/1/2014 10:49:22 PM     Post Reply
Despite national guidelines for evaluating potential Ebola cases and worldwide awareness of an epidemic that has killed thousands in West Africa, a man who later tested positive for the disease was released from a Dallas hospital even though he said he had traveled to Texas from Liberia. The man returned two days later and was placed in isolation before he became the first person ever diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. But as a result of this lapse, Thomas Duncan was able to leave the hospital and interact with more people while experiencing symptoms, which is when the virus

After first Ebola case, red
flags emerge that U.S.
unprepared for pandemic
Washington Times, by Kelly Riddell    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/30/2014 10:17:12 PM     Post Reply
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.



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Breitbart Big Hollywood, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/3/2014 8:29:26 PM     Post Reply
In her just-released memoir, 27 year-old "Girls" star Lena Dunham claims that as a 19 year-old Oberlin College student in Ohio, she was raped by a college Republican. In the first chapter that addresses the encounter, Dunham describes the "ill-fated evening of lovemaking" as awkward and hollow. The most sensational moment comes from the fact that "Barry" wasn´t wearing a condom. In the next chapter, Dunham backtracks with the claim that she´s an "unreliable narrator" and accuses "Barry" of rape: [I]n another essay in this book I describe a sexual encounter with a mustachioed campus Republican as the upsetting but

EXCLUSIVE: Ousted Secret Service chief
was ´sandbagged´ by ´p***ed off agents
who had had enough´ of her and thought*

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2014 9:11:57 PM     Post Reply
A recently retired Secret Service agent told MailOnline on Thursday that former director Julia Pierson´s resignation will be welcomed by the agency´s rank-and-file because ´people in the service thought she was a joke from Day One.´ He attributed her swift fall from grace to a cadre of ´p***ed off agents who had had enough´ of feeling disrespected by the service´s first female director. ´Putting her in charge was part of the [Obama] administration´s push to feminize the service after the "hookergate" nightmare,´ the agent said, referring to agents who were fired after patronizing prostitutes during a security-check trip to Colombia

The Case for Panic
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Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/3/2014 5:27:33 AM     Post Reply
Deadly, irrational, and determined, the intruder snuck across a weakened perimeter. Eluding capture, the intruder was detained only after missteps and close calls. The spin began soon after the threat was isolated. Information was selectively leaked. Half-truths and untruths were uttered. Responsibility was avoided; privileges and credentials asserted; authority reasserted. Trust us. Remain calm. Don’t panic. This is the template of recent events. A mental case jumps the White House fence. He makes it to the East Room before he’s tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent. Initial statements turn out to be misleading or false. We discover that lapses in

Courts Will Decide If Chimps Should
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New York Post, by Lia Eustachewich    Original Article
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It’s the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” A New York appeals court next week will consider whether chimps should have the same rights as human beings. The extraordinary proceeding is the result of a lengthy battle by animal-rights activists who argue that animals with human qualities — including chimps — are entitled to human protections, including freedom from captivity. Steven Wise, part of the Nonhuman Rights Project, which is leading the effort, will have to convince a panel of Albany appellate judges that a chimp name Tommy is a “legal person” to get him moved from a cage

Another weird Obama pronunciation
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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 10/4/2014 11:22:06 AM     Post Reply
What on earth is an ohbee-guynee? Apparently it is a weird Obamaspeak pronunciation of OB/GYN (pronounced oh-bee-gee-why-en). For the president’s benefit, let me specify that means a doctor who delivers babies and takes care of the lady parts. When President Obama announced the departure of Eric Holder from his position as attorney general, he also mentioned his “good friend,” the AG’s wife, Dr. Sharon Malone, and he called her an “ohbee-guynee.” (snip) it almost seems as though someone raised in a fantasized USSR training camp for deep cover agents was inserted into the identity of Barack Obama and loosed upon

28 words that Democrats
really wish President Obama
didn’t say today

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Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2014 10:48:52 PM     Post Reply
President Obama was at Northwestern University on Thursday to deliver an economic speech that, he and his team hoped, would lay out the case for why the public is better off today than they were six years ago -- even if they didn´t feel it in their everday lives. Instead, Obama just gave every Republican ad-maker in the country more fodder for negative ads linking Democratic candidates to him. Here are the four sentences that will draw all of the attention (they come more than two thirds of the way through the speech): "I am not on the ballot this

We’ve made the
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Telegraph [UK], by Geoffrey Lean    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/3/2014 11:45:50 PM     Post Reply
It is the stuff that nightmares are made of, and day by day it is getting worse. The Ebola epidemic, says Dr Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), is now “the greatest peacetime challenge” since the Second World War. Yet her own organisation’s tardiness, partly caused by cuts, together with reductions in--and misuse of--funds elsewhere, are largely responsible for Ebola spiralling out of control. [Snip] It’s just the beginning. At present the numbers of people infected are thought to be doubling in under 30 days--and the blue-chip US Center for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that, if Ebola

Michelle Obama: U.S. Has Improved
´By Almost Every Economic Measure´

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Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/4/2014 10:36:54 AM     Post Reply
In a speech in Boston, First Lady Michelle Obama left behind talk of exercise and school lunches, exchanging it all for bald politics by claiming that under her husband the US economy is now better off "by almost every economic measure." The First Lady appeared at the Strand Theater Friday to stump for Martha Coakley´s campaign for Governor of Massachusetts. Coakley needs help badly, as even in blue, blue Massachusetts, the race between Democrat Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker is essentially a toss up. In her remarks, Obama pushed the President´s newest campaign line that he has saved the economy based on

Meghan McCain on Secret
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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/3/2014 12:30:44 AM     Post Reply
Meghan McCain joined the dog pile on the Secret Service this week, saying she’s had “nothing but horrible experiences" with the agency and likening the agents to “glorified mall cops.” The 29-year-old author and television personality, who is also the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), opened up on Pivot’s “TakePart Live” about some of her interactions with the Secret Service. "I have nothing but horrible experiences with the Secret Service,” McCain said. “One of my friends called them glorified mall cops and I don´t think that´s terribly far off. I found them cliquey. I hated

Some Blacks See Secret Service
as Flawed Shield for the President

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New York Times, by Peter Baker    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/3/2014 12:16:43 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in

White House says it has
Ebola virus under control

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Sarah Ferris    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/3/2014 6:55:38 PM     Post Reply
Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which was first diagnosed in the U.S. on Tuesday. Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which

Most Texas abortion clinics shut down
as abortion rights recede in South

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Christian Science Monitor, by Patrik Jonsson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/4/2014 7:48:03 AM     Post Reply
ATLANTA — Texas, America’s second-most populous state behind California, saw 13 of its last abortion clinics turn away women on Friday, after a federal appeals court upheld a law that practically guarantees that only a handful of clinics will remain open in the state. The strictest-of-its-kind Texas law requires abortion providers to build hospital-grade facilities and obtain sometimes impossible-to-get hospital admitting privileges. After signed into law last year by Gov. Rick Perry (R), the law forced most of the 41 clinics operating to close. Thursday’s ruling wiped out a brief victory this summer for abortion rights proponents,


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