November 2014 US Election

  • metta

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    Mar 18, 2014 8:12 PM GMT
    GOP chances of seizing Senate are heading up, up....and UP


    http://www.kansascity.com/2014/03/17/4896450/gop-chances-of-seizing-senate.html

    How Republicans can win the Senate in 2014
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/02/06/how-republicans-can-win-the-senate-in-2014/
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 18, 2014 9:20 PM GMT
    At this point, it appears to be heading that way. I don't mind republicans gaining control in the US Senate as long as they are not the FLAKY FUNDAMENTALISTS and other right wing extremists.
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    Mar 19, 2014 1:44 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidAt this point, it appears to be heading that way. I don't mind republicans gaining control in the US Senate as long as they are not the FLAKY FUNDAMENTALISTS and other right wing extremists.


    Don't worry, they never stay that way for long.
  • metta

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    Mar 19, 2014 5:52 AM GMT
    How bad would a GOP Senate takeover be for LGBT people?

    "If the Republicans win control of the Senate, it would create a Congress in which the GOP leads both chambers at a time when the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to deliver a nationwide ruling on marriage equality."

    .............

    "Republican control over the Senate could mean an end to progress on pro-LGBT legislation. Under Democratic control, the Senate just barely invoked cloture on ENDA by a vote of 61-30 before approving it on final passage. Meanwhile, the Republican-controlled House has yet to take up ENDA months after the Senate voted to approve it as House Speaker John Boehner threw cold water on it during a meeting with the LGBT Equality Caucus.

    Pinello said the danger for the LGBT community in the aftermath of a Republican takeover of the Senate lies in the nomination and confirmation of federal judges — perhaps on the Supreme Court in the event of a vacancy before the final ruling on marriage equality.

    “The federal bench is now the most hopeful source of remedy for the denial of marriage equality nationwide, and a Senate controlled by the Republican Party might diminish those prospects,” Pinello said. “Thus, there is very good reason for LGBT voters to turn out for Democratic candidates next November.”

    http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/03/18/bad-gop-senate-takeover-lgbt-people/
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    Mar 19, 2014 11:50 AM GMT
    Didn't the last two years of the Bush monstrosity have a complete democratic control of congress and the senate and nothing major happened? This country is so screwed up, you could have rabid pit bulls running both houses and the only substantial bills that would be passed would be legalized public pooping. Tea baggers and communists have only one thing in common, they never accomplish anything after getting elected.
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    Mar 19, 2014 2:27 PM GMT
    Not so, look what Obama has achieved...
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    Mar 19, 2014 2:46 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidDidn't the last two years of the Bush monstrosity have a complete democratic control of congress and the senate and nothing major happened? This country is so screwed up, you could have rabid pit bulls running both houses and the only substantial bills that would be passed would be legalized public pooping. Tea baggers and communists have only one thing in common, they never accomplish anything after getting elected.

    That's the myth Republicans promote. The fact was the US Senate had the filibuster rule (since repealed), that required a super-majority of 60 votes to move things forward. So that a slight Democratic Senate majority was effectively blocked, lacking 60 votes. Likewise other procedural tactics in the House prevented Democrats from accomplishing much of anything there, either, per the Republican "make Obama fail" playbook.

    The US Senate was only technically fillibuster-proof from Republicans for about 30 days, 1 month, in the summer of 2009. That's when Al Franken finally had his Minnesota win confirmed, following months of Republican lawsuits. Denying President Obama the "honeymoon" many new Presidents get.

    And during that month Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy was mostly absent from the Senate, dying of brain cancer. That was the only time that technically the Republican fillibuster could have been blocked, with 58 Democrats in the Senate, and 2 Independent Senators who usually voted with them.

    So that Republican claims that the Democrats "controlled" Congress completely are false. And a morally dishonest hypocritical claim because it was the Republicans who used every procedural trick in the book, including Senate filibuster, to prevent a narrow Democratic majority from being in charge and achieving most of its legislative goals. Surely you remember the phrase "Party of No" from that period.
  • metta

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    Mar 19, 2014 5:49 PM GMT
    U.S. Congress hopeful who said God punishes gay marriage with bad weather, wins primary (Illinois)

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    "U.S. Congress hopeful Susanne Atanus, who said in January that God has put tornadoes and diseases such as autism and dementia on earth as punishment for gay rights and legalized abortions, won a narrow victory in Tuesday’s GOP primary."


    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/03/u-s-congress-hopeful-who-said-god-punishes-gay-marriage-with-bad-weather-wins-primary/
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 22, 2014 1:32 PM GMT
    metta8 saidHow bad would a GOP Senate takeover be for LGBT people?

    "If the Republicans win control of the Senate, it would create a Congress in which the GOP leads both chambers at a time when the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to deliver a nationwide ruling on marriage equality."

    .............

    "Republican control over the Senate could mean an end to progress on pro-LGBT legislation. Under Democratic control, the Senate just barely invoked cloture on ENDA by a vote of 61-30 before approving it on final passage. Meanwhile, the Republican-controlled House has yet to take up ENDA months after the Senate voted to approve it as House Speaker John Boehner threw cold water on it during a meeting with the LGBT Equality Caucus.

    Pinello said the danger for the LGBT community in the aftermath of a Republican takeover of the Senate lies in the nomination and confirmation of federal judges — perhaps on the Supreme Court in the event of a vacancy before the final ruling on marriage equality.

    “The federal bench is now the most hopeful source of remedy for the denial of marriage equality nationwide, and a Senate controlled by the Republican Party might diminish those prospects,” Pinello said. “Thus, there is very good reason for LGBT voters to turn out for Democratic candidates next November.”

    http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/03/18/bad-gop-senate-takeover-lgbt-people/
    Not necessarily, just because there might be a republican takeover of the Senate does not necessarily mean that progress on gay issues will end. Not all republicans support the FLAKY FUNDAMENTALISTS on social and cultural issues. The GOP is starting to change for the better and that is a good thing. It is not going to happen overnight, change takes time. The GOP is not going to be very hostile to the GLBT population like it was a few years ago. The Tea Party's days of controlling the GOP are numbered. You guys need to stop being such blind sycophants for the democratic party. The democrats are the ones whose longtime monopoly rule ruined, literally bankrupted most older northern cities and they are the party that made all those wonderful promises to blacks, Hispanics, GLBT people, and women. When it was time to implement those promises into public policy the lovely, trustworthy democrats threw everyone under an approaching bus when the FLAKY FUNDIES began screaming in loud protest. So much for the democrats being best friends for gays, women, and other minority groups. You guys need to wake up and smell the coffee.
  • creature

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    Mar 23, 2014 1:09 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    metta8 saidHow bad would a GOP Senate takeover be for LGBT people?

    "If the Republicans win control of the Senate, it would create a Congress in which the GOP leads both chambers at a time when the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to deliver a nationwide ruling on marriage equality."

    .............

    "Republican control over the Senate could mean an end to progress on pro-LGBT legislation. Under Democratic control, the Senate just barely invoked cloture on ENDA by a vote of 61-30 before approving it on final passage. Meanwhile, the Republican-controlled House has yet to take up ENDA months after the Senate voted to approve it as House Speaker John Boehner threw cold water on it during a meeting with the LGBT Equality Caucus.

    Pinello said the danger for the LGBT community in the aftermath of a Republican takeover of the Senate lies in the nomination and confirmation of federal judges — perhaps on the Supreme Court in the event of a vacancy before the final ruling on marriage equality.

    “The federal bench is now the most hopeful source of remedy for the denial of marriage equality nationwide, and a Senate controlled by the Republican Party might diminish those prospects,” Pinello said. “Thus, there is very good reason for LGBT voters to turn out for Democratic candidates next November.”

    http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/03/18/bad-gop-senate-takeover-lgbt-people/
    Not necessarily, just because there might be a republican takeover of the Senate does not necessarily mean that progress on gay issues will end. Not all republicans support the FLAKY FUNDAMENTALISTS on social and cultural issues. The GOP is starting to change for the better and that is a good thing. It is not going to happen overnight, change takes time. The GOP is not going to be very hostile to the GLBT population like it was a few years ago. The Tea Party's days of controlling the GOP are numbered. You guys need to stop being such blind sycophants for the democratic party. The democrats are the ones whose longtime monopoly rule ruined, literally bankrupted most older northern cities and they are the party that made all those wonderful promises to blacks, Hispanics, GLBT people, and women. When it was time to implement those promises into public policy the lovely, trustworthy democrats threw everyone under an approaching bus when the FLAKY FUNDIES began screaming in loud protest. So much for the democrats being best friends for gays, women, and other minority groups. You guys need to wake up and smell the coffee.


    roadbikeRob, have you been paying attention at all to the news recently?

    I'm sure the change will happen, and we know not all Republicans are unreceptive, but the fact is most of them are.

    Look at the recent drama in Arizona. And Arizona wasn't the only state (at the bottom of the page is a list of states with similar proposals, mostly pushed by Republicans):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_SB_1062

    Based on how the House of Representatives is behaving (currently a Republican majority), I cannot imagine us going any further with our civil rights (unless through the courts), with a Republican majority in the Senate.

    You want to talk about being blind?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 23, 2014 2:35 PM GMT
    This is no big surprise. The pendulum always swings back the other way eventually. The American people need someone to blame, so they tend to blame whatever party is in power at the time and take it out on them every 4-to-8 years in an election. However, I do not believe that IF (and I'd have to believe it when I see it) the GOP gains control of the Senate that this would mean a setback in LBGT rights.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 23, 2014 2:39 PM GMT
    creature said
    roadbikeRob said
    metta8 saidHow bad would a GOP Senate takeover be for LGBT people?

    "If the Republicans win control of the Senate, it would create a Congress in which the GOP leads both chambers at a time when the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to deliver a nationwide ruling on marriage equality."

    .............

    "Republican control over the Senate could mean an end to progress on pro-LGBT legislation. Under Democratic control, the Senate just barely invoked cloture on ENDA by a vote of 61-30 before approving it on final passage. Meanwhile, the Republican-controlled House has yet to take up ENDA months after the Senate voted to approve it as House Speaker John Boehner threw cold water on it during a meeting with the LGBT Equality Caucus.

    Pinello said the danger for the LGBT community in the aftermath of a Republican takeover of the Senate lies in the nomination and confirmation of federal judges — perhaps on the Supreme Court in the event of a vacancy before the final ruling on marriage equality.

    “The federal bench is now the most hopeful source of remedy for the denial of marriage equality nationwide, and a Senate controlled by the Republican Party might diminish those prospects,” Pinello said. “Thus, there is very good reason for LGBT voters to turn out for Democratic candidates next November.”

    http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/03/18/bad-gop-senate-takeover-lgbt-people/
    Not necessarily, just because there might be a republican takeover of the Senate does not necessarily mean that progress on gay issues will end. Not all republicans support the FLAKY FUNDAMENTALISTS on social and cultural issues. The GOP is starting to change for the better and that is a good thing. It is not going to happen overnight, change takes time. The GOP is not going to be very hostile to the GLBT population like it was a few years ago. The Tea Party's days of controlling the GOP are numbered. You guys need to stop being such blind sycophants for the democratic party. The democrats are the ones whose longtime monopoly rule ruined, literally bankrupted most older northern cities and they are the party that made all those wonderful promises to blacks, Hispanics, GLBT people, and women. When it was time to implement those promises into public policy the lovely, trustworthy democrats threw everyone under an approaching bus when the FLAKY FUNDIES began screaming in loud protest. So much for the democrats being best friends for gays, women, and other minority groups. You guys need to wake up and smell the coffee.


    roadbikeRob, have you been paying attention at all to the news recently?

    I'm sure the change will happen, and we know not all Republicans are unreceptive, but the fact is most of them are.

    Look at the recent drama in Arizona. And Arizona wasn't the only state (at the bottom of the page is a list of states with similar proposals, mostly pushed by Republicans):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_SB_1062

    Based on how the House of Representatives is behaving (currently a Republican majority), I cannot imagine us going any further with our civil rights (unless through the courts), with a Republican majority in the Senate.

    You want to talk about being blind?
    You think the democrats are any better, if you do than you have a lot to learn. Democrats only supported us because there was money and additional votes involved. Otherwise they would have made fancy promises to us and like with most other minority groups, we would have again been thrown under an approaching bus. As for these anti-gay proposals being pushed in different states, most of if not all those republicans were right wingers from small towns and rural districts. If some of you guys would get involved in the GOP and support more moderate and progressive candidates for office, maybe we could finally start purging the GOP of the radical tea party and FLAKY FUNDAMENTALISTS. But you guys keep fooling yourselves believing that the democrats are the only viable choice. You are making a major mistake and only contributing to the polarization of American society.
  • creature

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    Mar 23, 2014 2:43 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidThis is no big surprise. The pendulum always swings back the other way eventually. The American people need someone to blame, so they tend to blame whatever party is in power at the time and take it out on them every 4-to-8 years in an election. However, I do not believe that IF (and I'd have to believe it when I see it) the GOP gains control of the Senate that this would mean a setback in LBGT rights.


    There would not be a setback, as in any laws passing, because President Obama would veto them. And not all Senate Republicans would jump on board if any anti-gay bills passed the house (i.e. Kirk, Portman, Murkowski). But basically we would be at a standstill unless any other executive orders are signed or anything is struck down in the courts.
  • creature

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    Mar 23, 2014 3:03 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    creature said
    roadbikeRob said
    metta8 saidHow bad would a GOP Senate takeover be for LGBT people?

    "If the Republicans win control of the Senate, it would create a Congress in which the GOP leads both chambers at a time when the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to deliver a nationwide ruling on marriage equality."

    .............

    "Republican control over the Senate could mean an end to progress on pro-LGBT legislation. Under Democratic control, the Senate just barely invoked cloture on ENDA by a vote of 61-30 before approving it on final passage. Meanwhile, the Republican-controlled House has yet to take up ENDA months after the Senate voted to approve it as House Speaker John Boehner threw cold water on it during a meeting with the LGBT Equality Caucus.

    Pinello said the danger for the LGBT community in the aftermath of a Republican takeover of the Senate lies in the nomination and confirmation of federal judges — perhaps on the Supreme Court in the event of a vacancy before the final ruling on marriage equality.

    “The federal bench is now the most hopeful source of remedy for the denial of marriage equality nationwide, and a Senate controlled by the Republican Party might diminish those prospects,” Pinello said. “Thus, there is very good reason for LGBT voters to turn out for Democratic candidates next November.”

    http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/03/18/bad-gop-senate-takeover-lgbt-people/
    Not necessarily, just because there might be a republican takeover of the Senate does not necessarily mean that progress on gay issues will end. Not all republicans support the FLAKY FUNDAMENTALISTS on social and cultural issues. The GOP is starting to change for the better and that is a good thing. It is not going to happen overnight, change takes time. The GOP is not going to be very hostile to the GLBT population like it was a few years ago. The Tea Party's days of controlling the GOP are numbered. You guys need to stop being such blind sycophants for the democratic party. The democrats are the ones whose longtime monopoly rule ruined, literally bankrupted most older northern cities and they are the party that made all those wonderful promises to blacks, Hispanics, GLBT people, and women. When it was time to implement those promises into public policy the lovely, trustworthy democrats threw everyone under an approaching bus when the FLAKY FUNDIES began screaming in loud protest. So much for the democrats being best friends for gays, women, and other minority groups. You guys need to wake up and smell the coffee.


    roadbikeRob, have you been paying attention at all to the news recently?

    I'm sure the change will happen, and we know not all Republicans are unreceptive, but the fact is most of them are.

    Look at the recent drama in Arizona. And Arizona wasn't the only state (at the bottom of the page is a list of states with similar proposals, mostly pushed by Republicans):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_SB_1062

    Based on how the House of Representatives is behaving (currently a Republican majority), I cannot imagine us going any further with our civil rights (unless through the courts), with a Republican majority in the Senate.

    You want to talk about being blind?
    You think the democrats are any better, if you do than you have a lot to learn. Democrats only supported us because there was money and additional votes involved. Otherwise they would have made fancy promises to us and like with most other minority groups, we would have again been thrown under an approaching bus. As for these anti-gay proposals being pushed in different states, most of if not all those republicans were right wingers from small towns and rural districts. If some of you guys would get involved in the GOP and support more moderate and progressive candidates for office, maybe we could finally start purging the GOP of the radical tea party and FLAKY FUNDAMENTALISTS. But you guys keep fooling yourselves believing that the democrats are the only viable choice. You are making a major mistake and only contributing to the polarization of American society.


    rodbikeRob,

    I am noticing a major flaw in your argument. Somehow, when it comes to Republicans, you are fine in blaming anti-gay rhetoric on the extremists of the groups, those "from small towns and rural districts." Basically suggesting those politicians are reflective of who their constituents are. Correct?

    If that's the case, why can't a similar argument be made about Democrats who are supportive of gay rights. Why can't their support for gays be reflective of their congressional districts?

    Has it ever occurred to you that the politicians may be liberals themselves which is why they support gay rights, just as socially conservatives vote against them.

    You have one set of standards for Republicans, but dismiss it for Democrats? You think you can make a convincing argument with that logic?

    And wait a minute... you are claiming we are leading to the polarization of American society, but you are the one insisting some of us join the GOP? How is your insistence not polarizing?

    How about this, rodbikeRob... how about we stay as registered members of a political party that we feel closely aligned to. Gay rights are not the only issue.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 23, 2014 3:20 PM GMT
    creature said
    roadbikeRob said
    creature said
    roadbikeRob said
    metta8 saidHow bad would a GOP Senate takeover be for LGBT people?

    "If the Republicans win control of the Senate, it would create a Congress in which the GOP leads both chambers at a time when the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to deliver a nationwide ruling on marriage equality."

    .............

    "Republican control over the Senate could mean an end to progress on pro-LGBT legislation. Under Democratic control, the Senate just barely invoked cloture on ENDA by a vote of 61-30 before approving it on final passage. Meanwhile, the Republican-controlled House has yet to take up ENDA months after the Senate voted to approve it as House Speaker John Boehner threw cold water on it during a meeting with the LGBT Equality Caucus.

    Pinello said the danger for the LGBT community in the aftermath of a Republican takeover of the Senate lies in the nomination and confirmation of federal judges — perhaps on the Supreme Court in the event of a vacancy before the final ruling on marriage equality.

    “The federal bench is now the most hopeful source of remedy for the denial of marriage equality nationwide, and a Senate controlled by the Republican Party might diminish those prospects,” Pinello said. “Thus, there is very good reason for LGBT voters to turn out for Democratic candidates next November.”

    http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/03/18/bad-gop-senate-takeover-lgbt-people/
    Not necessarily, just because there might be a republican takeover of the Senate does not necessarily mean that progress on gay issues will end. Not all republicans support the FLAKY FUNDAMENTALISTS on social and cultural issues. The GOP is starting to change for the better and that is a good thing. It is not going to happen overnight, change takes time. The GOP is not going to be very hostile to the GLBT population like it was a few years ago. The Tea Party's days of controlling the GOP are numbered. You guys need to stop being such blind sycophants for the democratic party. The democrats are the ones whose longtime monopoly rule ruined, literally bankrupted most older northern cities and they are the party that made all those wonderful promises to blacks, Hispanics, GLBT people, and women. When it was time to implement those promises into public policy the lovely, trustworthy democrats threw everyone under an approaching bus when the FLAKY FUNDIES began screaming in loud protest. So much for the democrats being best friends for gays, women, and other minority groups. You guys need to wake up and smell the coffee.


    roadbikeRob, have you been paying attention at all to the news recently?

    I'm sure the change will happen, and we know not all Republicans are unreceptive, but the fact is most of them are.

    Look at the recent drama in Arizona. And Arizona wasn't the only state (at the bottom of the page is a list of states with similar proposals, mostly pushed by Republicans):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_SB_1062

    Based on how the House of Representatives is behaving (currently a Republican majority), I cannot imagine us going any further with our civil rights (unless through the courts), with a Republican majority in the Senate.

    You want to talk about being blind?
    You think the democrats are any better, if you do than you have a lot to learn. Democrats only supported us because there was money and additional votes involved. Otherwise they would have made fancy promises to us and like with most other minority groups, we would have again been thrown under an approaching bus. As for these anti-gay proposals being pushed in different states, most of if not all those republicans were right wingers from small towns and rural districts. If some of you guys would get involved in the GOP and support more moderate and progressive candidates for office, maybe we could finally start purging the GOP of the radical tea party and FLAKY FUNDAMENTALISTS. But you guys keep fooling yourselves believing that the democrats are the only viable choice. You are making a major mistake and only contributing to the polarization of American society.


    rodbikeRob,

    I am noticing a major flaw in your argument. Somehow, when it comes to Republicans, you are fine in blaming anti-gay rhetoric on the extremists of the groups, those "from small towns and rural districts." Basically suggesting those politicians are reflective of who their constituents are. Correct?

    If that's the case, why can't a similar argument be made about Democrats who are supportive of gay rights. Why can't their support for gays be reflective of their congressional districts?

    Has it ever occurred to you that the politicians may be liberals themselves which is why they support gay rights, just as socially conservatives vote against them.

    You have one set of standards for Republicans, but dismiss it for Democrats? You think you can make a convincing argument with that logic?

    And wait a minute... you are claiming we are leading to the polarization of American society, but you are the one insisting some of us join the GOP? How is your insistence not polarizing?

    How about this, rodbikeRob... how about we stay as registered members of a political party that we feel closely aligned to. Gay rights are not the only issue.
    The mass majority of you EXTREMIST LIBERAL HENS are one issue voters.
  • creature

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    Mar 23, 2014 3:31 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob,

    If you think we are one-issue voters, then you are apparently oblivious to the discussions going on in the News & Politics sub-forum, which is surprising considering how active your participation is.

    There have been numerous issues discussed, nothing related to rights for gays, where a similar divide shaped up.

    So no... many of us would not go to the GOP if they would stop obstructing our rights.

    Southbeach1500 has mentioned his representative's name. I don't remember the name off-hand. She supports same-sex marriage now. Good. Apparently she changed her mind since she voted for the Defensive of Marriage Act (DOMA).

    However, I went to a site that listed her positions. Other than marriage equality, I disagreed with her on all the issues listed. So if it was a choice between her or a Democratic candidate who opposes same-sex marriage but supports the positions I hold on other issues, I wouldn't vote for either one.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Mar 24, 2014 12:31 AM GMT
    Since the topic is regarding the Senate, that is where I'm going to focus my reply:

    The right wingers say they need 6 seats to control the Senate, however, I think at best they will get only two--and could lose two (maybe three) in the end.

    Arkansas and Montana don't look promising. We (the Dems) could still eke out a win in South Dakota, but lots of work has to be done there. Don't count us out in West Virginia, Louisiana and in North Carolina either.

    We CAN pick up two (maybe three) seats in Georgia, Mississippi and in Kansas. Yes, you read right. Three huge red states could go our way in November, with Georgia being highly likely as the Republican Clown Car was full of idiots in the Peach State. IF the crazies in both Mississippi and Kansas kick out incumbent Republicans in their primary, then it does open the door a little more than a crack for a moderate Democrat to win those seats. Apparently, there is a really crazy tea bagger in Mississippi in the Republican primary who REALLY lives in the past--like Civil War past....There are enough idiots in that state that could push the longtime incumbent, Thad Cochran, right out. And it would be a nice pickup for our side.

    Stay tuned. It ain't over and the Republicans aren't taking over.
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    turtleneckjock saidSince the topic is regarding the Senate, that is where I'm going to focus my reply:

    The right wingers say they need 6 seats to control the Senate, however, I think at best they will get only two--and could lose two (maybe three) in the end.

    Arkansas and Montana don't look promising. We (the Dems) could still eke out a win in South Dakota, but lots of work has to be done there. Don't count us out in West Virginia, Louisiana and in North Carolina either.

    We CAN pick up two (maybe three) seats in Georgia, Mississippi and in Kansas. Yes, you read right. Three huge red states could go our way in November, with Georgia being highly likely as the Republican Clown Car was full of idiots in the Peach State. IF the crazies in both Mississippi and Kansas kick out incumbent Republicans in their primary, then it does open the door a little more than a crack for a moderate Democrat to win those seats. Apparently, there is a really crazy tea bagger in Mississippi in the Republican primary who REALLY lives in the past--like Civil War past....There are enough idiots in that state that could push the longtime incumbent, Thad Cochran, right out. And it would be a nice pickup for our side.

    Stay tuned. It ain't over and the Republicans aren't taking over.


    I guess we'll see who ends up being closest, you or Nate

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/03/23/nate_silver_of_538_gop_has_60_chance_of_taking_the_senate_in_2014.html