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« on: March 16, 2014, 12:12:42 PM »
"Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."  -  President Donald J Trump

Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!.....
...They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own - brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 12:15:39 PM »
If the SCF is so inconsequential, why is McConnell paying them any attention whatsoever?  It sounds more like personal pique than anything else, and that's just childish.

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 12:38:23 PM »
If the SCF is so inconsequential, why is McConnell paying them any attention whatsoever?  It sounds more like personal pique than anything else, and that's just childish.

They are inconsequential in the primary against McConnell.  They are damaging in the general election against Grimes.

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"Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."  -  President Donald J Trump

Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!.....
...They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own - brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2014, 12:50:43 PM »
The entire interview is just repeating his war on the TP. With more promises things will change. I am trying to be objective in wondering how many times do they think they will be given a chance by anybody? Even if they were to be given the break McConnell asks for in the article, because Obama is so partisan... Their colors come shining through in putting forth McCains for the POTUS nominee. It is like they want to fail. Fine, that they are established moderates but they must address their move to the left. McCain was sounding like a Crist there for awhile. We can't be fooled again. Stop calling conservatives wacko birds and give them prominent positions in the old guard!
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2014, 01:36:05 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2014, 02:04:10 PM »
"Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."  -  President Donald J Trump

Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!.....
...They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own - brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2014, 02:23:31 PM »

This country certainly wasn't built by fighting battles we knew we couldn't win.   

9999what     I seem to remember reading about a little squabble with the British empire. 

I'm guessing you'd have been right there with the political class calling for the status quo because they were convinced the US would be fighting battles they couldn't win.   **nononono*   
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2014, 02:30:03 PM »
9999what     I seem to remember reading about a little squabble with the British empire. 

I'm guessing you'd have been right there with the political class calling for the status quo because they were convinced the US would be fighting battles they couldn't win.   **nononono*   

You got that right! Approximately 30% of the Colonies thought that taking the fight to the British Occupiers was the right thing to do.

Personally, I prefer the challenge of "fighting battles we cannot win". That's what Real Americans do best. WIN.
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2014, 02:40:30 PM »
When you dare to stand up to the establishment, the odds are almost always against you.  We would never have revolutions if people refused to engage in battles they had a slim chance to win.

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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2014, 02:42:27 PM »
9999what     I seem to remember reading about a little squabble with the British empire. 

I'm guessing you'd have been right there with the political class calling for the status quo because they were convinced the US would be fighting battles they couldn't win.   **nononono*   

I seem to remember Washington retreating a lot until he had sufficient force to attack.  I tried googling "General George Washington's reckless charge" but mostly came up with porn. 

Maybe the GOP should win enough seats to have a majority before they start demanding the rats relinquish control.
"Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."  -  President Donald J Trump

Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!.....
...They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own - brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2014, 02:44:51 PM »
When you dare to stand up to the establishment, the odds are almost always against you.  We would never have revolutions if people refused to engage in battles they had a slim chance to win.

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That's fine, just don't be disappointed when the Tea Party has less influence in 2014, and keep on losing those battles.
"Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."  -  President Donald J Trump

Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!.....
...They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own - brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security
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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2014, 02:52:51 PM »
There are several reasons for the decline of Tea Party favorable, and increases in unfavorable.  Among them:

No central organization.  Too many lousy candidates. Probably a shortage of money.

Original popular message on fiscal sanity has drifted to now instead be attacks on other Republicans, and unpopular social positions of the lousy candidates. Akins, Angle, Buck, Cuccinelli, Mourdock, O'Donnel ALL oppose abortions in cases of rape, for example. That is an extremely unpopular position, and TP candidates expressing this view will probably lose in anything but the deepest Bible Belt areas.

It is too bad such a good idea has devolved into today's cries of victimhood, conspiracies, etc. to gloss over the failures to gain traction and grow instead of shrink.

Had they picked good candidates, and stayed on message they would be more influential and successful.


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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2014, 03:21:16 PM »
The Tea Party may lose influence as a concrete organization.

The Tea Party spirit however, will never die.  Not until America dies with them.
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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2014, 03:30:52 PM »
I was initially a fan of the Tea Party. I considered myself to be part of it. But the concept of a grass roots Tea Party has not worked out all that well. There is no central leadership or control. And while it is true that America has fought many battles where there was a slim chance of winning (and won some, but lost some), there was always a general in charge with a plan and a strategy.

The Tea Party does not have a general, a plan, a strategy, or even a good definition of the battle they're fighting. There are just groups who are fighting small battles that are usually about defeating an incumbent. That's not a cause I can get all excited about.

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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2014, 03:43:16 PM »
Anybody that simply is fed up with the status quo is suddenly one with everything the Tea Party stands for.

"Welcome to the party, pal".....indeed!
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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2014, 05:15:00 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2014, 05:26:18 PM »
There are several reasons for the decline of Tea Party favorable, and increases in unfavorable.  Among them:

No central organization.  Too many lousy candidates. Probably a shortage of money.

Original popular message on fiscal sanity has drifted to now instead be attacks on other Republicans, and unpopular social positions of the lousy candidates. Akins, Angle, Buck, Cuccinelli, Mourdock, O'Donnel ALL oppose abortions in cases of rape, for example. That is an extremely unpopular position, and TP candidates expressing this view will probably lose in anything but the deepest Bible Belt areas.

It is too bad such a good idea has devolved into today's cries of victimhood, conspiracies, etc. to gloss over the failures to gain traction and grow instead of shrink.

Had they picked good candidates, and stayed on message they would be more influential and successful.



true enough

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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2014, 05:55:55 PM »
25% of all senators are 70 or older with 10% over 75.
66% or two thirds of all senators are 60 or over.
 
When is enough, enough? When are we going to clean house and get people in Congress who represent the 21st century instead of these hippies who are still stuck in the 60s?
 
Term Limits now. Age Limits now. If you are freakin' 81 years old, for Christ's sake, it is time to give it up, no matter how much money you are making. What are you going to do with millions in kick backs anyway, if you are over 80? It is not like you are going to go skiing in Aspen, or buy hookers in Vegas. Why? Why do you need more.
 
To me this represents a kind of 'pure greed'. It is just gripping on to money and power for no reason, just for the sake of it, just for the pure lust and greed of it. These people are truely evil.
 
We have to, we must find a way to get rid of them. My understanding of the founding documents is that there never was a thought of a 'professional politician', a politician 'for life', or the establishment of a permanent 'ruling class'. This is ridiculous. We have to clean house and get rid of these government parasites.
 
   
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John McCain Arizona August 29, 1936 January 3, 1987 50 years, 127 days 27 years, 72 days 77 years, 199 days Republican  10 Jay Rockefeller West Virginia June 18, 1937 January 15, 1985 47 years, 211 days 29 years, 60 days 76 years, 271 days Democratic  11 Thad Cochran Mississippi December 7, 1937 December 27, 1978 41 years, 20 days 35 years, 79 days 76 years, 99 days Republican  12 Tom Harkin Iowa November 19, 1939 January 3, 1985 45 years, 45 days 29 years, 72 days 74 years, 117 days Democratic  13 Harry Reid Nevada December 2, 1939 January 3, 1987 47 years, 32 days 27 years, 72 days 74 years, 104 days Democratic  14 Patrick Leahy Vermont March 31, 1940 January 3, 1975 34 years, 278 days 39 years, 72 days 73 years, 350 days Democratic  15 Lamar Alexander Tennessee July 3, 1940 January 3, 2003 62 years, 184 days 11 years, 72 days 73 years, 256 days Republican  16 Barbara Boxer California November 11, 1940 January 3, 1993 52 years, 53 days 21 years, 72 days 73 years, 125 days Democratic  17 Bernie Sanders Vermont September 8, 1941 January 3, 2007 65 years, 117 days 7 years, 72 days 72 years, 189 days Independent[1]  18 Mitch McConnell Kentucky February 20, 1942 January 3, 1985 42 years, 318 days 29 years, 72 days 72 years, 24 days Republican  19 Bill Nelson Florida September 29, 1942 January 3, 2001 58 years, 96 days 13 years, 72 days 71 years, 168 days Democratic  20 Jim Risch Idaho May 3, 1943 January 3, 2009 65 years, 245 days 5 years, 72 days 70 years, 317 days Republican  21 Dan Coats Indiana May 16, 1943 January 3, 2011 67 years, 232 days 3 years, 72 days 70 years, 304 days Republican  22 Ben Cardin Maryland October 5, 1943 January 3, 2007 63 years, 90 days 7 years, 72 days 70 years, 162 days Democratic  23 Saxby Chambliss Georgia November 10, 1943 January 3, 2003 59 years, 54 days 11 years, 72 days 70 years, 126 days Republican  24 Mike Enzi Wyoming February 1, 1944 January 3, 1997 52 years, 337 days 17 years, 72 days 70 years, 43 days Republican  25 Angus King Maine March 31, 1944 January 3, 2013 68 years, 278 days 1 year, 72 days 69 years, 350 days Independent[1]  26 Dick Durbin Illinois November 21, 1944 January 3, 1997 52 years, 43 days 17 years, 72 days 69 years, 115 days Democratic  27 Johnny Isakson Georgia December 28, 1944 January 3, 2005 60 years, 6 days 9 years, 72 days 69 years, 78 days Republican  28 Richard Blumenthal Connecticut February 13, 1946 January 3, 2011 64 years, 324 days 3 years, 72 days 68 years, 31 days Democratic  29 Ed Markey Massachusetts July 11, 1946 July 16, 2013 67 years, 5 days 0 years, 243 days 67 years, 248 days Democratic  30 Jeff Sessions Alabama December 24, 1946 January 3, 1997 50 years, 10 days 17 years, 72 days 67 years, 82 days Republican  31 Tim Johnson South Dakota December 28, 1946 January 3, 1997 50 years, 6 days 17 years, 72 days 67 years, 78 days Democratic  32 Tom Carper Delaware January 23, 1947 January 3, 2001 53 years, 346 days 13 years, 72 days 67 years, 52 days Democratic  33 Jeanne Shaheen New Hampshire January 28, 1947 January 3, 2009 61 years, 341 days 5 years, 72 days 67 years, 47 days Democratic  34 Joe Manchin West Virginia August 24, 1947 November 15, 2010 63 years, 83 days 3 years, 121 days 66 years, 204 days Democratic  35 Mazie Hirono Hawaii November 3, 1947 January 3, 2013 65 years, 61 days 1 year, 72 days 66 years, 133 days Democratic  36 Tom Coburn Oklahoma March 14, 1948 January 3, 2005 56 years, 295 days 9 years, 72 days 66 years, 2 days Republican  37 Tom Udall New Mexico May 18, 1948 January 3, 2009 60 years, 230 days 5 years, 72 days 65 years, 302 days Democratic  38 Ron Wyden Oregon May 3, 1949 February 6, 1996 46 years, 279 days 18 years, 38 days 64 years, 317 days Democratic  39 Elizabeth Warren Massachusetts June 22, 1949 January 3, 2013 63 years, 195 days 1 year, 72 days 64 years, 267 days Democratic  40 Jack Reed Rhode Island November 12, 1949 January 3, 1997 47 years, 52 days 17 years, 72 days 64 years, 124 days Democratic  41 Roy Blunt 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20, 1951 January 3, 1999 47 years, 228 days 15 years, 72 days 62 years, 300 days Republican  50 Al Franken Minnesota May 21, 1951 July 7, 2009 58 years, 47 days 4 years, 252 days 62 years, 299 days Democratic  51 Roger Wicker Mississippi July 5, 1951 December 31, 2007 56 years, 179 days 6 years, 75 days 62 years, 254 days Republican  52 John Cornyn Texas February 2, 1952 December 1, 2002 50 years, 302 days 11 years, 105 days 62 years, 42 days Republican  53 John Barrasso Wyoming July 21, 1952 June 25, 2007 54 years, 339 days 6 years, 264 days 61 years, 238 days Republican  54 Bob Corker Tennessee August 24, 1952 January 3, 2007 54 years, 132 days 7 years, 72 days 61 years, 204 days Republican  55 Sherrod Brown Ohio November 9, 1952 January 3, 2007 54 years, 55 days 7 years, 72 days 61 years, 127 days Democratic  56 Susan Collins Maine December 7, 1952 January 3, 1997 44 years, 27 days 17 years, 72 days 61 years, 99 days Republican  57 Kay Hagan North Carolina May 26, 1953 January 3, 2009 55 years, 222 days 5 years, 72 days 60 years, 294 days Democratic  58 Claire McCaskill Missouri July 24, 1953 January 3, 2007 53 years, 163 days 7 years, 72 days 60 years, 235 days Democratic  59 Bob Menendez New Jersey January 1, 1954 January 18, 2006 52 years, 17 days 8 years, 57 days 60 years, 74 days Democratic  60 Jerry Moran Kansas May 29, 1954 January 3, 2011 56 years, 219 days 3 years, 72 days 59 years, 291 days Republican  61 Mark Warner Virginia December 15, 1954 January 3, 2009 54 years, 19 days 5 years, 72 days 59 years, 91 days Democratic  62 Ron Johnson Wisconsin April 8, 1955 January 3, 2011 55 years, 270 days 3 years, 72 days 58 years, 342 days Republican  63 Lindsey Graham South Carolina July 9, 1955 January 3, 2003 47 years, 178 days 11 years, 72 days 58 years, 250 days Republican  64 Joe Donnelly Indiana September 29, 1955 January 3, 2013 57 years, 96 days 1 year, 72 days 58 years, 168 days Democratic  65 Sheldon Whitehouse Rhode Island October 20, 1955 January 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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2014, 06:07:37 PM »
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Term Limits now. Age Limits now. If you are freakin' 81 years old, for Christ's sake, it is time to give it up, no matter how much money you are making. What are you going to do with millions in kick backs anyway, if you are over 80? It is not like you are going to go skiing in Aspen, or buy hookers in Vegas. Why? Why do you need more.
 
To me this represents a kind of 'pure greed'. It is just gripping on to money and power for no reason, just for the sake of it, just for the pure lust and greed of it. These people are truely evil.

Spoken like a class-warfare Democrat. 

Who the hell are YOU to tell voters they can't have represent them the Senator they WANT to represent them?
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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2014, 06:12:16 PM »
Spoken like a class-warfare Democrat. 

Who the hell are YOU to tell voters they can't have represent them the Senator they WANT to represent them?

As long as they are "bringing home the pork" everyone loves their own Congress Critter, but you ask most people and they will agree that there should be term limits.
 
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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2014, 06:22:59 PM »
As long as they are "bringing home the pork" everyone loves their own Congress Critter, but you ask most people and they will agree that there should be term limits.
 

Good luck getting Congress to pass a Constitutional amendment advocating term limits. 

Also, a voter who says he likes his congressman but wants term limits is schizophrenic.  He gets a chance to vote the congressman out every two years.

Term limits is a big government solution to  a non-existent problem.
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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2014, 06:23:59 PM »
There never was the intent that all politicians in D.C. leave their office in a pine box. When is enough, enough?
 
In the words of that old hag Pelosi, they can spend time with their family, and learn to paint and write poetry. All I am saying is that it is past time to free Washington politicians from 'job-lock'.
 
I am only concerned about their welfare, that's all.
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2014, 06:29:57 PM »
The Tea Party may lose influence as a concrete organization.

The Tea Party spirit however, will never die.  Not until America dies with them.
Hmmmm...where are the TEA PARTY Headquarters located? Who is Chairman of the TEA PARTY?  Do you have a number for the main switchboard?
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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2014, 06:36:34 PM »
25% of all senators are 70 or older with 10% over 75.
66% or two thirds of all senators are 60 or over.
 
When is enough, enough? When are we going to clean house and get people in Congress who represent the 21st century instead of these hippies who are still stuck in the 60s?
 
Term Limits now. Age Limits now. If you are freakin' 81 years old, for Christ's sake, it is time to give it up, no matter how much money you are making. What are you going to do with millions in kick backs anyway, if you are over 80? It is not like you are going to go skiing in Aspen, or buy hookers in Vegas. Why? Why do you need more.
 
To me this represents a kind of 'pure greed'. It is just gripping on to money and power for no reason, just for the sake of it, just for the pure lust and greed of it. These people are truely evil.
 
We have to, we must find a way to get rid of them. My understanding of the founding documents is that there never was a thought of a 'professional politician', a politician 'for life', or the establishment of a permanent 'ruling class'. This is ridiculous. We have to clean house and get rid of these government parasites.
 
   
Rank
by age
[/t] Senator
 State
 Date of birth
 Date of
taking office Age at
taking office Length of Senate
term to date Current age
 Party   1 Dianne Feinstein California June 22, 1933 November 10, 1992 59 years, 141 days 21 years, 126 days 80 years, 267 days Democratic  2 Chuck Grassley Iowa September 17, 1933 January 3, 1981 47 years, 108 days 33 years, 72 days 80 years, 180 days Republican  3 Orrin Hatch Utah March 22, 1934 January 3, 1977 42 years, 287 days 37 years, 72 days 79 years, 359 days Republican  4 Richard Shelby Alabama May 6, 1934 January 3, 1987 52 years, 242 days 27 years, 72 days 79 years, 314 days Republican  5 Carl Levin Michigan June 28, 1934 January 3, 1979 44 years, 189 days 35 years, 72 days 79 years, 261 days Democratic  6 Jim Inhofe Oklahoma November 17, 1934 November 17, 1994 60 years, 0 days 19 years, 119 days 79 years, 119 days Republican  7 Pat Roberts Kansas April 20, 1936 January 3, 1997 60 years, 258 days 17 years, 72 days 77 years, 330 days Republican  8 Barbara Mikulski Maryland July 20, 1936 January 3, 1987 50 years, 167 days 27 years, 72 days 77 years, 239 days Democratic  9 John McCain Arizona August 29, 1936 January 3, 1987 50 years, 127 days 27 years, 72 days 77 years, 199 days Republican  10 Jay Rockefeller West Virginia June 18, 1937 January 15, 1985 47 years, 211 days 29 years, 60 days 76 years, 271 days Democratic  11 Thad Cochran Mississippi December 7, 1937 December 27, 1978 41 years, 20 days 35 years, 79 days 76 years, 99 days Republican  12 Tom Harkin Iowa November 19, 1939 January 3, 1985 45 years, 45 days 29 years, 72 days 74 years, 117 days Democratic  13 Harry Reid Nevada December 2, 1939 January 3, 1987 47 years, 32 days 27 years, 72 days 74 years, 104 days Democratic  14 Patrick Leahy Vermont March 31, 1940 January 3, 1975 34 years, 278 days 39 years, 72 days 73 years, 350 days Democratic  15 Lamar Alexander Tennessee July 3, 1940 January 3, 2003 62 years, 184 days 11 years, 72 days 73 years, 256 days Republican  16 Barbara Boxer California November 11, 1940 January 3, 1993 52 years, 53 days 21 years, 72 days 73 years, 125 days Democratic  17 Bernie Sanders Vermont September 8, 1941 January 3, 2007 65 years, 117 days 7 years, 72 days 72 years, 189 days Independent[1]  18 Mitch McConnell Kentucky February 20, 1942 January 3, 1985 42 years, 318 days 29 years, 72 days 72 years, 24 days Republican  19 Bill Nelson Florida September 29, 1942 January 3, 2001 58 years, 96 days 13 years, 72 days 71 years, 168 days Democratic  20 Jim Risch Idaho May 3, 1943 January 3, 2009 65 years, 245 days 5 years, 72 days 70 years, 317 days Republican  21 Dan Coats Indiana May 16, 1943 January 3, 2011 67 years, 232 days 3 years, 72 days 70 years, 304 days Republican  22 Ben Cardin Maryland October 5, 1943 January 3, 2007 63 years, 90 days 7 years, 72 days 70 years, 162 days Democratic  23 Saxby Chambliss Georgia November 10, 1943 January 3, 2003 59 years, 54 days 11 years, 72 days 70 years, 126 days Republican  24 Mike Enzi Wyoming February 1, 1944 January 3, 1997 52 years, 337 days 17 years, 72 days 70 years, 43 days Republican  25 Angus King Maine March 31, 1944 January 3, 2013 68 years, 278 days 1 year, 72 days 69 years, 350 days Independent[1]  26 Dick Durbin Illinois November 21, 1944 January 3, 1997 52 years, 43 days 17 years, 72 days 69 years, 115 days Democratic  27 Johnny Isakson Georgia December 28, 1944 January 3, 2005 60 years, 6 days 9 years, 72 days 69 years, 78 days Republican  28 Richard Blumenthal Connecticut February 13, 1946 January 3, 2011 64 years, 324 days 3 years, 72 days 68 years, 31 days Democratic  29 Ed Markey Massachusetts July 11, 1946 July 16, 2013 67 years, 5 days 0 years, 243 days 67 years, 248 days Democratic  30 Jeff Sessions Alabama December 24, 1946 January 3, 1997 50 years, 10 days 17 years, 72 days 67 years, 82 days Republican  31 Tim Johnson South Dakota December 28, 1946 January 3, 1997 50 years, 6 days 17 years, 72 days 67 years, 78 days Democratic  32 Tom Carper Delaware January 23, 1947 January 3, 2001 53 years, 346 days 13 years, 72 days 67 years, 52 days Democratic  33 Jeanne Shaheen New Hampshire January 28, 1947 January 3, 2009 61 years, 341 days 5 years, 72 days 67 years, 47 days Democratic  34 Joe Manchin West Virginia August 24, 1947 November 15, 2010 63 years, 83 days 3 years, 121 days 66 years, 204 days Democratic  35 Mazie Hirono Hawaii November 3, 1947 January 3, 2013 65 years, 61 days 1 year, 72 days 66 years, 133 days Democratic  36 Tom Coburn Oklahoma March 14, 1948 January 3, 2005 56 years, 295 days 9 years, 72 days 66 years, 2 days Republican  37 Tom Udall New Mexico May 18, 1948 January 3, 2009 60 years, 230 days 5 years, 72 days 65 years, 302 days Democratic  38 Ron Wyden Oregon May 3, 1949 February 6, 1996 46 years, 279 days 18 years, 38 days 64 years, 317 days Democratic  39 Elizabeth Warren Massachusetts June 22, 1949 January 3, 2013 63 years, 195 days 1 year, 72 days 64 years, 267 days Democratic  40 Jack Reed Rhode Island November 12, 1949 January 3, 1997 47 years, 52 days 17 years, 72 days 64 years, 124 days Democratic  41 Roy Blunt Missouri January 10, 1950 January 3, 2011 60 years, 358 days 3 years, 72 days 64 years, 65 days Republican  42 Debbie Stabenow Michigan April 29, 1950 January 3, 2001 50 years, 249 days 13 years, 72 days 63 years, 321 days Democratic  43 Mike Johanns Nebraska June 18, 1950 January 3, 2009 58 years, 199 days 5 years, 72 days 63 years, 271 days Republican  44 Mark Udall Colorado July 18, 1950 January 3, 2009 58 years, 169 days 5 years, 72 days 63 years, 241 days Democratic  45 Patty Murray Washington October 11, 1950 January 3, 1993 42 years, 84 days 21 years, 72 days 63 years, 156 days Democratic  46 Chuck Schumer New York November 23, 1950 January 3, 1999 48 years, 41 days 15 years, 72 days 63 years, 113 days Democratic  47 John Boozman Arkansas December 10, 1950 January 3, 2011 60 years, 24 days 3 years, 72 days 63 years, 96 days Republican  48 Deb Fischer Nebraska March 1, 1951 January 3, 2013 61 years, 308 days 1 year, 72 days 63 years, 15 days Republican  49 Mike Crapo Idaho May 20, 1951 January 3, 1999 47 years, 228 days 15 years, 72 days 62 years, 300 days Republican  50 Al Franken Minnesota May 21, 1951 July 7, 2009 58 years, 47 days 4 years, 252 days 62 years, 299 days Democratic  51 Roger Wicker Mississippi July 5, 1951 December 31, 2007 56 years, 179 days 6 years, 75 days 62 years, 254 days Republican  52 John Cornyn Texas February 2, 1952 December 1, 2002 50 years, 302 days 11 years, 105 days 62 years, 42 days Republican  53 John Barrasso Wyoming July 21, 1952 June 25, 2007 54 years, 339 days 6 years, 264 days 61 years, 238 days Republican  54 Bob Corker Tennessee August 24, 1952 January 3, 2007 54 years, 132 days 7 years, 72 days 61 years, 204 days Republican  55 Sherrod Brown Ohio November 9, 1952 January 3, 2007 54 years, 55 days 7 years, 72 days 61 years, 127 days Democratic  56 Susan Collins Maine December 7, 1952 January 3, 1997 44 years, 27 days 17 years, 72 days 61 years, 99 days Republican  57 Kay Hagan North Carolina May 26, 1953 January 3, 2009 55 years, 222 days 5 years, 72 days 60 years, 294 days Democratic  58 Claire McCaskill Missouri July 24, 1953 January 3, 2007 53 years, 163 days 7 years, 72 days 60 years, 235 days Democratic  59 Bob Menendez New Jersey January 1, 1954 January 18, 2006 52 years, 17 days 8 years, 57 days 60 years, 74 days Democratic  60 Jerry Moran Kansas May 29, 1954 January 3, 2011 56 years, 219 days 3 years, 72 days 59 years, 291 days Republican  61 Mark Warner Virginia December 15, 1954 January 3, 2009 54 years, 19 days 5 years, 72 days 59 years, 91 days Democratic  62 Ron Johnson Wisconsin April 8, 1955 January 3, 2011 55 years, 270 days 3 years, 72 days 58 years, 342 days Republican  63 Lindsey Graham South Carolina July 9, 1955 January 3, 2003 47 years, 178 days 11 years, 72 days 58 years, 250 days Republican  64 Joe Donnelly Indiana September 29, 1955 January 3, 2013 57 years, 96 days 1 year, 72 days 58 years, 168 days Democratic  65 Sheldon Whitehouse Rhode Island October 20, 1955 January 3, 2007 51 years, 75 days 7 years, 72 days 58 years, 147 days Democratic  66 Heidi Heitkamp North Dakota October 30, 1955 January 3, 2013 57 years, 65 days 1 year, 72 days 58 years, 137 days Democratic  67 Mary Landrieu Louisiana November 23, 1955 January 3, 1997 41 years, 41 days 17 years, 72 days 58 years, 113 days Democratic  68 Richard Burr North Carolina November 30, 1955 January 3, 2005 49 years, 34 days 9 years, 72 days 58 years, 106 days Republican  69 Rob Portman Ohio December 19, 1955 January 3, 2011 55 years, 15 days 3 years, 72 days 58 years, 87 days Republican  70 Jon Tester Montana August 21, 1956 January 3, 2007 50 years, 135 days 7 years, 72 days 57 years, 207 days Democratic  71 Jeff Merkley Oregon October 24, 1956 January 3, 2009 52 years, 71 days 5 years, 72 days 57 years, 143 days Democratic  72 John Hoeven North Dakota March 13, 1957 January 3, 2011 53 years, 296 days 3 years, 72 days 57 years, 3 days Republican  73 Lisa Murkowski Alaska May 22, 1957 December 20, 2002 45 years, 212 days 11 years, 86 days 56 years, 298 days Republican  74 Tim Kaine Virginia February 26, 1958 January 3, 2013 54 years, 312 days 1 year, 72 days 56 years, 18 days Democratic  75 Maria Cantwell Washington October 13, 1958 January 3, 2001 42 years, 82 days 13 years, 72 days 55 years, 154 days Democratic  76 Mark Kirk Illinois September 15, 1959 November 29, 2010 51 years, 75 days 3 years, 107 days 54 years, 182 days Republican  77 Bob Casey, Jr. Pennsylvania April 13, 1960 January 3, 2007 46 years, 265 days 7 years, 72 days 53 years, 337 days Democratic  78 Dean Heller Nevada May 10, 1960 May 9, 2011 50 years, 364 days 2 years, 311 days 53 years, 310 days Republican  79 Amy Klobuchar Minnesota May 25, 1960 January 3, 2007 46 years, 223 days 7 years, 72 days 53 years, 295 days Democratic  80 John Walsh Montana November 3, 1960 February 9, 2014 53 years, 98 days 0 years, 35 days 53 years, 133 days Democratic  81 John Thune South Dakota January 7, 1961 January 3, 2005 43 years, 362 days 9 years, 72 days 53 years, 68 days Republican  82 David Vitter Louisiana May 3, 1961 January 3, 2005 43 years, 245 days 9 years, 72 days 52 years, 317 days Republican  83 Pat Toomey Pennsylvania November 17, 1961 January 3, 2011 49 years, 47 days 3 years, 72 days 52 years, 119 days Republican  84 Tammy Baldwin Wisconsin February 11, 1962 January 3, 2013 50 years, 327 days 1 year, 72 days 52 years, 33 days Democratic  85 Mark Begich Alaska March 30, 1962 January 3, 2009 46 years, 279 days 5 years, 72 days 51 years, 351 days Democratic  86 Jeff Flake Arizona December 31, 1962 January 3, 2013 50 years, 3 days 1 year, 72 days 51 years, 75 days Republican  87 Rand Paul Kentucky January 7, 1963 January 3, 2011 47 years, 361 days 3 years, 72 days 51 years, 68 days Republican  88 Mark Pryor Arkansas January 10, 1963 January 3, 2003 39 years, 358 days 11 years, 72 days 51 years, 65 days Democratic  89 Chris Coons Delaware September 9, 1963 November 15, 2010 47 years, 67 days 3 years, 121 days 50 years, 188 days Democratic  90 Michael Bennet Colorado November 28, 1964 January 21, 2009 44 years, 54 days 5 years, 54 days 49 years, 108 days Democratic  91 Tim Scott South Carolina September 19, 1965 January 2, 2013 47 years, 105 days 1 year, 73 days 48 years, 178 days Republican  92 Kirsten Gillibrand New York December 9, 1966 January 26, 2009 42 years, 48 days 5 years, 49 days 47 years, 97 days Democratic  93 Kelly Ayotte New Hampshire June 27, 1968 January 3, 2011 42 years, 190 days 3 years, 72 days 45 years, 262 days Republican  94 Cory Booker New Jersey April 27, 1969 October 31, 2013 44 years, 187 days 0 years, 136 days 44 years, 323 days Democratic  95 Ted Cruz Texas December 22, 1970 January 3, 2013 42 years, 12 days 1 year, 72 days 43 years, 84 days Republican  96 Marco Rubio Florida May 28, 1971 January 3, 2011 39 years, 220 days 3 years, 72 days 42 years, 292 days Republican  97 Mike Lee Utah June 4, 1971 January 3, 2011 39 years, 213 days 3 years, 72 days 42 years, 285 days Republican  98 Martin Heinrich New Mexico October 17, 1971 January 3, 2013 41 years, 78 days 1 year, 72 days 42 years, 150 days Democratic  99 Brian Schatz Hawaii October 20, 1972 December 26, 2012 40 years, 67 days 1 year, 80 days 41 years, 147 days Democratic  100 Chris Murphy Connecticut August 3, 1973 January 3, 2013 39 years, 153 days 1 year, 72 days 40 years, 225 days Democratic

It is called the Will to Power.  It is what drives many of these monsters.


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