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    Re: PostABC News poll shows Democrats at risk in November as Obama’s approval rating

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Yes, the Dems lead in major issues, but that's generic. It is a massive amount of Democratic Senatorial seats that are up for grabs, many of them in red states, which is making this election interesting. At this time, the Dems have a 52% chance of keeping the Senate. That is not a good number for them. I predict that the Republicans will gain a tie, and Angus King will switch parties he caucuses with, giving the GOP 51 seats. With Obama still in the White House, get ready for 2 years of total gridlock.
    If the GOP puts the focus on social conservatism you can kiss that advantage goodbye for the GOP. Nevada's election with Reid was the perfect example. It was the GOPs election to lose and lose they did by nominating Angle.

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    Re: PostABC News poll shows Democrats at risk in November as Obama’s approval rating

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    If the GOP puts the focus on social conservatism you can kiss that advantage goodbye for the GOP. Nevada's election with Reid was the perfect example. It was the GOPs election to lose and lose they did by nominating Angle.
    I have to agree that the GOP is shooting themselves in the foot. They may have thrown Alaska away, by missing an important deadline, and thus not getting several issues important to Democrats on the primary ballot. Now those votes will be held in November, which is good for Democrats, and bad for Republicans. Only idiots can do what the GOP in Alaska did. They ensured that Democrats, which never turn out in mid terms, will turn out in huge numbers there.
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    Re: PostABC News poll shows Democrats at risk in November as Obama’s approval rating

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Yes, the Dems lead in major issues, but that's generic. It is a massive amount of Democratic Senatorial seats that are up for grabs, many of them in red states, which is making this election interesting. At this time, the Dems have a 52% chance of keeping the Senate. That is not a good number for them. I predict that the Republicans will gain a tie, and Angus King will switch parties he caucuses with, giving the GOP 51 seats. With Obama still in the White House, get ready for 2 years of total gridlock.
    I think king has made his bed, he won't switch even if the senate ends up in a 50-50 split. Then the VP Biden will be able to cast all tie breaking votes, even with a 50-50 tie, the senate remains democratic. The GOP needs a net gain of six seats, most professional prognosticators are giving the Republicans Montana, Daines the Republican is up by 14 points, South Dakota, Round the Republican is up by 20 points and West Virginia, Republican Capito has taken a 14 point lead. Then there are the Democratic held states most prognosticators list as tossups, Louisiana, North Carolina, Arkansas, Alaska, Democratic incumbents in red states that have a 50-50 shot of going either way. Then there are two blue states with Democratic incumbents that is also rated toss up, Colorado and Michigan.

    But what is left unsaid is the republicans have two tossup states that are rarely mentioned, Kentucky and Georgia.
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    Re: PostABC News poll shows Democrats at risk in November as Obama’s approval rating

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    I think king has made his bed, he won't switch even if the senate ends up in a 50-50 split. Then the VP Biden will be able to cast all tie breaking votes, even with a 50-50 tie, the senate remains democratic. The GOP needs a net gain of six seats, most professional prognosticators are giving the Republicans Montana, Daines the Republican is up by 14 points, South Dakota, Round the Republican is up by 20 points and West Virginia, Republican Capito has taken a 14 point lead. Then there are the Democratic held states most prognosticators list as tossups, Louisiana, North Carolina, Arkansas, Alaska, Democratic incumbents in red states that have a 50-50 shot of going either way. Then there are two blue states with Democratic incumbents that is also rated toss up, Colorado and Michigan.

    But what is left unsaid is the republicans have two tossup states that are rarely mentioned, Kentucky and Georgia.
    King has already come out and said he might caucus with Republicans. He is an opportunist. If Republicans offer him a good deal to switch sides, he will do it. And the GOP will make that offer. I stand by my prediction here.
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    Re: PostABC News poll shows Democrats at risk in November as Obama’s approval rating

    What does it matter to you that two gays can marry? Well sorry to show you were wrong again, Cons such as yourself don't care about the economy obviously and care more about SSM. Seems you have only yourselves to blame. So when you whine and cry about why people aren't paying attention to the economy you have only yourselves to blame because YOU care more about fighting SSM than the economy.
    If your state approves it, I couldn't care less. The only ones not paying attention to the economy are those dependent on the govt. for their own existence. Most can walk and chew gum at the same time, although I am beginning to doubt liberals can do both at the same time.

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    Re: PostABC News poll shows Democrats at risk in November as Obama’s approval rating

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I think king has made his bed, he won't switch even if the senate ends up in a 50-50 split. Then the VP Biden will be able to cast all tie breaking votes, even with a 50-50 tie, the senate remains democratic. The GOP needs a net gain of six seats, most professional prognosticators are giving the Republicans Montana, Daines the Republican is up by 14 points, South Dakota, Round the Republican is up by 20 points and West Virginia, Republican Capito has taken a 14 point lead. Then there are the Democratic held states most prognosticators list as tossups, Louisiana, North Carolina, Arkansas, Alaska, Democratic incumbents in red states that have a 50-50 shot of going either way. Then there are two blue states with Democratic incumbents that is also rated toss up, Colorado and Michigan.

    But what is left unsaid is the republicans have two tossup states that are rarely mentioned, Kentucky and Georgia.
    Since it takes 60 votes to pass legislation in the Senate Control takes on less of a meaning however it would be great if Harry Reid at least allowed debate and votes on House bills.

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    Re: PostABC News poll shows Democrats at risk in November as Obama’s approval rating

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    King has already come out and said he might caucus with Republicans. He is an opportunist. If Republicans offer him a good deal to switch sides, he will do it. And the GOP will make that offer. I stand by my prediction here.
    We'll see.
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    Re: PostABC News poll shows Democrats at risk in November as Obama’s approval rating

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Since it takes 60 votes to pass legislation in the Senate Control takes on less of a meaning however it would be great if Harry Reid at least allowed debate and votes on House bills.
    I agree with you there. Reid has tabled some 200 house bills, that is not how politics are suppose to be. Reid and the senate has the power to add, delete, change, amend any and all of those house bills. If there is something in them he and his fellow Dems do not like, delete it, he has the majority.
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    Re: PostABC News poll shows Democrats at risk in November as Obama’s approval rating

    I'd like to see how many of those 200 House bills have legislative riders and poison pills.
    Even better is when McConnell filibusters his own GOP House's bills as they play ping-pong with difficult votes.
    Ultimately, the Greedy Obstructionist Pout is their filibuster on Legislation.
    Sen. Reid needs to NUKE that option also .
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    Re: PostABC News poll shows Democrats at risk in November as Obama’s approval rating

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Since it takes 60 votes to pass legislation in the Senate Control takes on
    less of a meaning however it would be great if Harry Reid at least allowed debate and votes on House bills.
    As Sen. Frist DID NOT do last decade.
    But, he and Sen. McConnell whined about "give the American people a straight-up-and-down-vote", didn't they?
    And they got one AFTER threatening the NUCLEAR option, so we the genesis of that.

    As for now, McConnell won't even allow his members to debate, invoking the filibuster, knowing his members will vote yes on the merits of a bill.
    Same with the House, hence the drive for discharge petitions by the DEMs.
    What do you call GOP Leadership that won't allow a vote on GOP, DEM, and GOP/DEM legislation ?
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