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Re: Election prospects put a spring in the step of Senate Democrats
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 10:09:22 PM »
We all know that a few months is an eternity in American politics, but...

... if the Republicans go on to lose badly in the 2014 midterms, they are in REAL trouble.

Those people (many in this forum) who laugh and ridicule the notion that a new party could arise to displace the Republican party from its current stature as "the second party" may still be laughing.

But I sense their laughter will begin dying down -- to be replaced by another emotion:

Terror.
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Re: Election prospects put a spring in the step of Senate Democrats
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 10:22:01 PM »
We all know that a few months is an eternity in American politics, but...

... if the Republicans go on to lose badly in the 2014 midterms, they are in REAL trouble.

Those people (many in this forum) who laugh and ridicule the notion that a new party could arise to displace the Republican party from its current stature as "the second party" may still be laughing.

But I sense their laughter will begin dying down -- to be replaced by another emotion:

Terror.


At least you didn't go melodramatic...   :silly:

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Re: Election prospects put a spring in the step of Senate Democrats
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2013, 10:43:37 PM »
We all know that a few months is an eternity in American politics, but...

... if the Republicans go on to lose badly in the 2014 midterms, they are in REAL trouble.

Those people (many in this forum) who laugh and ridicule the notion that a new party could arise to displace the Republican party from its current stature as "the second party" may still be laughing.

But I sense their laughter will begin dying down -- to be replaced by another emotion:

Terror.

No, friend.  Go ahead and try a third party.

The history of third parties in the last 150 years is dismal.

You are under the mistaken impression that the tea party is more than a majority in the Republican Party.  It's not. 

If you want to destroy the Republican Party, go ahead.  You'll sink along with it.
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Re: Election prospects put a spring in the step of Senate Democrats
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 10:45:30 PM »
I found an article the other day about how the Democrats were feeling good about 2010 around October 2009, predicting a 70 seat pick-up.

We'll see.

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Re: Election prospects put a spring in the step of Senate Democrats
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2013, 11:02:26 PM »
I found an article the other day about how the Democrats were feeling good about 2010 around October 2009, predicting a 70 seat pick-up.

We'll see.

Obamacare is going to be a nightmare for the Democrats.  It will be in the news every single day for the next year.  And the news won't be good.
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Re: Election prospects put a spring in the step of Senate Democrats
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2013, 04:58:23 AM »
I need a Ted Cruz emoticon that says "Did I do that?"  It could come in handy for the next couple of elections.
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Re: Election prospects put a spring in the step of Senate Democrats
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2013, 12:26:13 PM »
Obamacare is going to be a nightmare for the Democrats.  It will be in the news every single day for the next year.  And the news won't be good.

Especially as people have to start writing those checks for co-pays and deductibles.

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Re: Election prospects put a spring in the step of Senate Democrats
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2013, 12:44:33 PM »
Obamacare is going to be a nightmare for the Democrats.  It will be in the news every single day for the next year.  And the news won't be good.

I suspect the stupid party will find a way to bail them out.

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Re: Election prospects put a spring in the step of Senate Democrats
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2013, 12:51:02 PM »
Obamacare is going to be a nightmare for the Democrats.  It will be in the news every single day for the next year.  And the news won't be good.

I agree with you. It will be in the news constantly.

People either will stop caring or shrug and get on with life. Apparently you can get used to anything after long enough.
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Re: Election prospects put a spring in the step of Senate Democrats
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2013, 12:53:26 PM »
So all this good-news polling is based on the false premise that Republicans "supported the shutdown" when in fact it was the Democrats that repeatedly rejected the continuing resolutions that would have reopened government sooner.

Lies are all the Democrats have. This, and the war on women revival (see the VA governor's race), will be their roadmap to victory in 2014. Every single anti-Democrat (the Republican brand has been so tainted I feel compelled to use an alternative term) will have to work to expose the falsehoods, distortions and deceit being foisted upon the American people every single day.

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Re: Election prospects put a spring in the step of Senate Democrats
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2013, 01:10:51 PM »
Every single anti-Democrat (the Republican brand has been so tainted I feel compelled to use an alternative term) will have to work to expose the falsehoods, distortions and deceit being foisted upon the American people every single day.

Few will listen. Fewer still will have the energy to try.

Doesn't make it worth giving up, but it is something that needs be addressed. Have a look of the average age here, for example. Figure I am one of the younger ones, and I am pushing 60. There seems to be something about being conservative - you seem to need to be knocked around by life for a while to get your head straight. Not everyone, obviously, but a lot of people do.
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Re: Election prospects put a spring in the step of Senate Democrats
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2013, 01:12:09 PM »
Every single anti-Democrat (the Republican brand has been so tainted I feel compelled to use an alternative term) will have to work to expose the falsehoods, distortions and deceit being foisted upon the American people every single day.

When you have a complicit media, and a stupid public it's easy. The template was set with Fox News. If Fox reported water is wet and fire is hot, most people wouldn't believe it, because it came from Fox.

They've done a similar job on Republicans.


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