With Obama Now 9999% Likely To Win, Will Dems Retake Congress?

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    Nov 04, 2012 6:56 PM GMT
    One would think so, judging by the "runaway success of the Obama campaign" which proves that America embraces Democrat and liberal values.

    I guess Nancy Pelosi is polishing off her speech for when Boehner hands her the Speaker's gavel in January!

  • HottJoe

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    Nov 04, 2012 7:35 PM GMT
    Oh, I'd give him better odds than that, sweetie.icon_wink.gif
  • comfortablynu...

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    Nov 04, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    Obama keeps the White House, Democrats keep the Senate by a slightly smaller majority, Republicans keep the House with a smaller majority.

    This will be two elections in a row that Republicans had a real chance to take back the Senate and failed to because they nominated crazies. If you are going to nominate crazies, nominate ones who know when to keep the crazy to themselves. Not Sharon Angle, Christine O'Donnell, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock.
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    Nov 04, 2012 7:42 PM GMT
    comfortablynumb saidObama keeps the White House, Democrats keep the Senate by a slightly smaller majority, Republicans keep the House with a smaller majority.

    This will be two elections in a row that Republicans had a real chance to take back the Senate and failed to because they nominated crazies. If you are going to nominate crazies, nominate ones who know when to keep the crazy to themselves. Not Sharon Angle, Christine O'Donnell, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock.
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    Nov 04, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    Hmmm... So at least another 2 years of nothing getting done. Well, I suppose I could live with that, though I'm puzzled that since it's so clear that the country overwhelmingly embraces the Obama policies why this Obama juggernaut isn't translating well for the Democrats running for Congress. Truly puzzling.
  • comfortablynu...

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    Nov 04, 2012 7:49 PM GMT
    Because not everyone votes party line. Partisans do. I'm one of them, but not everyone is. If they did, we would not have so many blue states with Republican governors and senators or red states with Democratic governors and senators.

    If the Republicans can't win the white house or the Senate in a year where I freely admit that Democrats are vulnerable due to economic conditions, and in a year where a massive portion of the Democratic Caucus in the Senate is up for re-election, I'll call it a mandate for Democrats. Republicans can sit down and get the fuck out if they don't want to do work.
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    Nov 04, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
    comfortablynumb saidBecause not everyone votes party line. Partisans do. I'm one of them, but not everyone is. If they did, we would not have so many blue states with Republican governors and senators or red states with Democratic governors and senators.

    If the Republicans can't win the white house or the Senate in a year where I freely admit that Democrats are vulnerable due to economic conditions, and in a year where a massive portion of the Democratic Caucus in the Senate is up for re-election, I'll call it a mandate for Democrats. Republicans can sit down and get the fuck out if they don't want to do work.



    What's interesting is that all Democrats are for gay rights, against the Republican war on women, against Republican tax breaks to the rich millionaires and billionaires, for equal pay for equal work, pro-immigration, pro-union, pro-education, pro-clean air, pro-clean water, pro-green energy and of course pro-"Obamacare" (they all voted for it). These are all the things that makes Obama such a wildly popular President, so with his re-election chances now just below 10,000%, the fact that his support isn't also turning into support for his Democratic friends in Congress is just strange.
  • comfortablynu...

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    Nov 04, 2012 8:11 PM GMT
    Not really. The senate and state electors are on a state wide basis. Congressional districts are cherry picked. That is why you can have a Michelle Bachmann or a Maxine Waters who can survive in the House for many terms but would never have a chance at a Senate seat.