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Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
« on: May 08, 2014, 09:47:41 PM »
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Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
BY BRIAN HUGHES | MAY 8, 2014 AT 6:19 PM

President Obama “absolutely” believes that Democrats will win back the House this year, despite most polls showing that Republicans are nearly certain to retain the lower chamber, the White House said Thursday.

When asked why the president was so confident, White House spokesman Josh Earnest replied, “On issue after issue either a plurality or a majority of Americans side with Democrats.”

“The issues are on the side of Democrats in this election,” Earnest claimed during a briefing with reporters Thursday in California, where Obama is raising money for the Democratic Party.


And the president Thursday made it sound as if Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., would soon return to her former top post in the House.

"Not only did we accomplish a great deal when she was speaker, we are going to accomplish that much more once we get her back in," Obama said at a California luncheon.

However, most political analysts have written off the chances of Democrats taking over the House. Instead, most Democrats are focused on maintaining control of the Senate.

Republicans believe that Obama's sagging approval ratings will help them pick up the six seats needed to win the Senate in November.

And Earnest noted Thursday that Democrats have a bit of an enthusiasm problem.

“The challenge that we face is, as the president has talked about in sometimes colorful terms, is motivating those voters to show up at the polls in the midterm elections,” he said.

“The president is engaged in an effort in making sure that the American people understand that even though the president’s name is not at the top of the ballot, that the stakes of this election are very high,” Earnest added.

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Re: Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 09:58:57 PM »
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“The president is engaged in an effort in making sure that the American people understand that even though the president’s name is not at the top of the ballot, that the stakes of this election are very high,” Earnest added.

Should the president not instead be engaged in a small task called running the bleep country?
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Re: Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 10:02:03 PM »
Should the president not instead be engaged in a small task called running the bleeping country?

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Re: Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2014, 10:12:00 PM »
Should the president not instead be engaged in a small task called running the bleeping country?


The MF has been in full campaign mode since February 2009.
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Re: Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2014, 10:20:41 PM »

The MF has been in full campaign mode since February 2009.

In a way, we should be grateful, I guess. Can you imagine if he put the same amount of energy into advancing the Progressive agenda?
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Re: Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2014, 10:24:18 PM »
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Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House


That's because he has surrounded himself with people who well know what happens when someone tells him something other than what he wants to hear!

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That's because he has surrounded himself with people who well know what happens when someone tells him something other than what he wants to hear!

Hmmmm....the Wookie predicted a victory against Romney in 2012.

Maybe they think they have a foolproof method of stealing ballots?
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Re: Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2014, 11:29:30 PM »
[[ When asked why the president was so confident, White House spokesman Josh Earnest replied, “On issue after issue either a plurality or a majority of Americans side with Democrats.” ]]

Sounds like Mr. Earnest is just joshin' with us...

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Re: Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2014, 11:32:51 PM »
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President Obama “absolutely” believes that Democrats will win back the House this year

The Easter bunny told him so.
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Re: Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2014, 11:37:12 PM »
In what dimension? That might happen in another dimension
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Re: Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2014, 11:47:07 PM »
Sorry guys but with this electorate, I wouldn't bet against him.
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Re: Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2014, 12:04:20 AM »
He is saying this publicly because he has to, and it is expected that he do so. Same goes for Pelosi, and the rest of them.

But on policy after policy, he has turned to the far left--his base. He's vulnerable up the middle.

That is where most elections are decided, and the GOP should be working very hard to prove theirs are the better choices and options.

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Re: Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2014, 12:23:25 AM »
Should the president not instead be engaged in a small task called running the bleeping country?

This president never has bothered with that little task. He's delegated it to people like Valerie Jarrett and some of his favorite dep't heads like Eric Holder. He doesn't have to use his time on silliness like running the country.

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Re: Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2014, 11:54:25 AM »
If they get immigration in before the mid-terms he is correct. I think even without he is correct.


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Re: Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2014, 12:00:31 PM »
Hmmmm....the Wookie predicted a victory against Romney in 2012.

Maybe they think they have a foolproof method of stealing ballots?

I'm thinking that either

- Obama is so insulated, he believes this.
- Obama knows that the Dems can steal enough races to make it happen.
- Obama is bat s*** crazy.

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Re: Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2014, 12:01:46 PM »
If they get immigration in before the mid-terms he is correct. I think even without he is correct.

Totally agree with you flowers.  The fix is in and I don't think we can stop it.  Our "leaders" are determined to flush this nation down the toilet. 

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Re: Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2014, 12:03:04 PM »
Sorry guys but with this electorate, I wouldn't bet against him.

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Re: Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2014, 09:49:50 PM »
Sorry guys but with this electorate, I wouldn't bet against him.

Serious question #1:
When do you think "the electorate" is going to change back to "the way it was" when Reagan got elected?

Serious question #2:
What does that portend for the future of the Republican party?

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Re: Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2014, 10:10:43 PM »
Serious question #1:
When do you think "the electorate" is going to change back to "the way it was" when Reagan got elected?

Serious question #2:
What does that portend for the future of the Republican party?

I'll take a stab at it.

#1 - It won't. At least not until there are major, catastrophic problems, causing serious life choices by average citizens.
#2 - It's well on the way to irrelevance, which is why the establishment is rushing to become Democrat-lite.

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Re: Obama 'absolutely' believes Democrats will win back House
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2014, 10:55:09 PM »
I'll take a stab at it.

#1 - It won't. At least not until there are major, catastrophic problems, causing serious life choices by average citizens.
#2 - It's well on the way to irrelevance, which is why the establishment is rushing to become Democrat-lite.

I agree with you.
#1 - Things have slid too far for any speeches, slogans, policy proposals to amount to a hill of beans.  As you say, nothing is going to change until it all starts to come crashing down.
#2 - no further comment


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