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    Re: Election math bodes well for house republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    This isn't going to be 2006. No more Bush to blame. 5 seats, piss poor numbers for the dems, its not looking so good.
    Christ, nobody said it was. It was a clear response to the inane claim that the GOP "always" picks up seats during midterms.

    Nice attempt at refuting an argument nobody was making. F-minus.
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    Re: Election math bodes well for house republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Christ, nobody said it was. It was a clear response to the inane claim that the GOP "always" picks up seats during midterms.

    Nice attempt at refuting an argument nobody was making. F-minus.
    Think of the irony about lamenting red herrings when you yourself are making a red herring argument.

    This november the dems lose. Thats the news.

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    Re: Election math bodes well for house republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Think of the irony about lamenting red herrings when you yourself are making a red herring argument.
    "Red Herring" argument? It was in direct response to another poster, as a refutation of what they were claiming. If I posted it in response to YOU, then MAYBE it could have been considered a red herring. But I didn't. As you'll see, when I quoted a different poster.

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    This november the dems lose. Thats the news.
    The Dems have virtually no chance of taking back the House. The Senate is a tossup.

    RealClearPolitics - 2014 Election Maps - Battle for the Senate
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    Re: Election math bodes well for house republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    It's called gerry-mandering when one cracks a book and gets some learning .
    Oh yeah I 4 got all about that stuff... lol

    No, it's not gerrymandering - that is the redrawing of voting district lines (progressive hobby btw).... Whatever tho...

    Maybe they should keep the district lines where they're at? Oh yeah.....

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    Re: Election math bodes well for house republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Christ, nobody said it was. It was a clear response to the inane claim that the GOP "always" picks up seats during midterms.

    Nice attempt at refuting an argument nobody was making. F-minus.
    The party in power almost always loses seats. From what I have read, it looks like the Dems might pick up maybe 2 seats in the House, Republicans keep control. In the Senate, I believe that Republicans will gain the chamber with a 51-49 edge.
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    Re: Election math bodes well for house republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Christ, nobody said it was. It was a clear response to the inane claim that the GOP "always" picks up seats during midterms.

    Nice attempt at refuting an argument nobody was making. F-minus.
    I never said that.... I said republicans, however that wouldn't even be honest.... It would be more like Libertarians/Tea Party/Republicans....


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    Re: Election math bodes well for house republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The party in power almost always loses seats. From what I have read, it looks like the Dems might pick up maybe 2 seats in the House, Republicans keep control. In the Senate, I believe that Republicans will gain the chamber with a 51-49 edge.
    Dems will lose the Senate...

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    Re: Election math bodes well for house republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    "Red Herring" argument? It was in direct response to another poster, as a refutation of what they were claiming. If I posted it in response to YOU, then MAYBE it could have been considered a red herring. But I didn't. As you'll see, when I quoted a different poster.



    The Dems have virtually no chance of taking back the House. The Senate is a tossup.

    RealClearPolitics - 2014 Election Maps - Battle for the Senate
    The idiom "red herring" is used to refer to something that misleads or distracts from the relevant or important issue.[1] It may be either a logical fallacy or a literary device that leads readers or characters towards a false conclusion. A red herring might be intentionally used, such as in mystery fiction or as part of a rhetorical strategy (e.g. in politics), or it could be inadvertently used during argumentation as a result of poor logic. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_herring
    You went for
    "The Republicans don't always gain seats during the midterms."
    So-rather than recognize the spirit of his comment and continuing the discussion you decided to make it about a red herring. Dont be so easily distracted.

    I agree that the dems have no chance of taking back the senate, but the house isn't looking much better and the same factors cited in the op are working against the dems for that as well. If Obama blames everything on the republicans, hows it gonna be in january?

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    Re: Election math bodes well for house republicans

    I could care less who wins or loses and what the letter next to their name is. What I'm really interested in is the politics in America swinging back to the left and the nutty right-wing boomer domination to take a permanent nap.

    It doesn't matter if we mostly win and have a D president and D senate, little to nothing positive gets done when the political climate is a prison.

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    Re: Election math bodes well for house republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Kobie, you hung your hat on a red herring. Going for the So-rather than recognize the spirit of his comment and continuing the discussion you decided to make it about a red herring.
    Now that's what I call a cool story, bro.
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