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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Overall how do you think pollsters did?
    Have you come across any good "battle damage assessments" about last night?
    No I haven't, no BDA. But if as Nate Silver points out that the polls were skewed by 4 points in the Democrats favor, that is not good news for them. I think they over compensated for 2012 when the polls were skewed in the Republicans favor. Perhaps there is a lesson in all of this. One can adjusts the polling model to reflect what took place in the last election, but this is a new one and it is only an educated guess as to who will turn out and in what numbers.

    Polling is not an exact science.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    McConnell isn't anywhere near the RINO Tea Partiers sometimes make him out to be. He realizes what makes sense for getting things through the Senate. Him "being made for this moment" is a bit much, but he is certainly a smart choice for Republicans.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Polling is not an exact science.
    Agreed but its fun to watch them.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah, and pick up on the insider scoop.
    There wasn't too much insider scoop I picked up on. I relied on Sabato, Silver, Cook, Rothenberg, EP besides the polls.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I disagree. I think McConnell was made for this moment in history.
    We'll see Jack. But somehow I think he will turn out to be a Republican version of Harry Reid.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Agreed but its fun to watch them.
    Oh yeah, When you have a hobby like mine, predicting elections, polls are god sent. But when they are skewed towards one party by as much as 4 points, they become almost useless. Think about it, most polls have a margin of error of plus or minus 4 points and throw another 4 points on top of that for skewed polls. That means there was an error factor of 8 points in some polls.

    The polls short changed Perdue in my home state by 6 points. Worst yet in Virginia Gillespie was short changed 10 points. I posted this once, but in case you missed it.

    The Polls Were Skewed Toward Democrats | FiveThirtyEight
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    We'll see Jack. But somehow I think he will turn out to be a Republican version of Harry Reid.
    I don't think that's a likely outcome because Reid's aim was to shut down the Senate. McConnell will want productivity.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I don't think that's a likely outcome because Reid's aim was to shut down the Senate. McConnell will want productivity.
    Reid's main aim, priority if you will was to prevent votes that might endanger or cause the loss of red state democrats. His main priority was keeping the senate democratic and himself the leader, not legislation. That will change as I am sure McConnell will now bring up every house passed bill as Reid should have done. After all the senate does have the power to change, delete, add, amend any bill that comes to the floor.

    But what I was referring to was more the partisan aspect. Will McConnell return the tradition of the senate by revoking the nuclear option Reid put in place? For me that would be the first thing I would do if I was majority leader, return the traditions of 200 years to the senate. Will he work with the president if the president is willing to compromise and play the game of give and take?

    I heard on the news that President Obama had talked to McConnell exactly twice in six year. Now that also has to change. If Obama is wise, he will let Biden and McConnell work things out. Those two go back a long time together and each respects the other.

    I will wait and see, but I am not expecting very much.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Reid's main aim, priority if you will was to prevent votes that might endanger or cause the loss of red state democrats. His main priority was keeping the senate democratic and himself the leader, not legislation. That will change as I am sure McConnell will now bring up every house passed bill as Reid should have done. After all the senate does have the power to change, delete, add, amend any bill that comes to the floor.

    But what I was referring to was more the partisan aspect. Will McConnell return the tradition of the senate by revoking the nuclear option Reid put in place? For me that would be the first thing I would do if I was majority leader, return the traditions of 200 years to the senate. Will he work with the president if the president is willing to compromise and play the game of give and take?

    I heard on the news that President Obama had talked to McConnell exactly twice in six year. Now that also has to change. If Obama is wise, he will let Biden and McConnell work things out. Those two go back a long time together and each respects the other.

    I will wait and see, but I am not expecting very much.
    McConnell and BHO spoke by telephone today. In addition, during his press conference today, McConnell mentioned restoring the traditions of the Senate as one of his goals.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    McConnell and BHO spoke by telephone today. In addition, during his press conference today, McConnell mentioned restoring the traditions of the Senate as one of his goals.
    I will wait and see, my gut says one thing. But I always think everyone deserves a chance. I will wait and see before jumping.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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