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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    No, the '10 midterms wasn't a rout... the GOP also taking the Senate would have been a rout.

    and anyway, I don't see why either side still gets overly excited and emotional over this.. it's the same cycle the Ds and Rs go through ever few years.
    So just to be straight, you define a rout only as taking both houses of congress regardless of the margins?

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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    So just to be straight, you define a rout only as taking both houses of congress regardless of the margins?
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    Again its the biggest rout in the HOR since 1948......You just can't poo poo that........
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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Your wrong, the pick up by the Republicans is the most by either party since 1948.......
    no. you are wrong. nyaaa!

    A couple of years ago it was "ZOMG the GOP will never recover!!1!", a few years before that it was "OOoNOES!1!! the Dems are dooomed!!". and now it's "YAAARRR! The DNC has been routed!!". hehe, the 24/7/365 tv-newstertainment industry have got the some people all riled up. again. PT Barnum would be proud
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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    So just to be straight, you define a rout only as taking both houses of congress regardless of the margins?
    I define routing the opponent as it's meant to be defined. in military terms, that is to defeat overwhelmingly.

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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    I define routing the opponent as it's meant to be defined. in military terms, that is to defeat overwhelmingly.
    What did the Dems win? Have you considered the State houses and governorships?
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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
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    Again its the biggest rout in the HOR since 1948......You just can't poo poo that........
    Might I remind you though sir, that even though Truman suffered that defeat in his midterms, he was still re-elected.

    YOu can't just Poo Poo that either.
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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    no. you are wrong. nyaaa!

    A couple of years ago it was "ZOMG the GOP will never recover!!1!", a few years before that it was "OOoNOES!1!! the Dems are dooomed!!". and now it's "YAAARRR! The DNC has been routed!!". hehe, the 24/7/365 tv-newstertainment industry have got the some people all riled up. again. PT Barnum would be proud
    Grow up my left wing friend...........It wasn't me that said that.....I know it kills you lefties bbut the fact remains it was a bloodbath in the

    HOR........
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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Might I remind you though sir, that even though Truman suffered that defeat in his midterms, he was still re-elected.

    YOu can't just Poo Poo that either.
    I am not poo pooing anything but Truman was a huge upset and Dewey was a bad candidate.......
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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    I define routing the opponent as it's meant to be defined. in military terms, that is to defeat overwhelmingly.
    But you're suggesting that a "rout" would mean to win every single battle by stating that the republicans didn't do that. More than that, it seems you don't believe a singular battle can be a rout but it must apply to the entire war.

    They won a 50+ year record number of House seats
    They won a 70+ year record number of state legislative seats
    They now control the governor seat of almost 2/3rd of the country
    They now control I believe they own at last one house of 1/2 or 2/3rds of all state legislatures
    They gained a number of seats in the senate, including seats held for some time by democrats, putting them within striking distance the following year.

    For this particular election cycle its hard to not call it a rout. Perhaps not a complete and utter slaughter, but that's not what's required for a rout. A rout does not need every last individual on the other side to be slain for it to be called as such.

    By your definition it would seem that there's NEVER been a rout and never could be a rout during an election cycle because it almost never spells the permanent end of a political party and it never is an example where EVERYONE on the other side loses.

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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    So just to be straight, you define a rout only as taking both houses of congress regardless of the margins?
    the biggest sweep since 1948 wasn't a rout.....


    and i believe it is 1938 if you count the down-ticket wins at the state level?

    that's not a rout?

    I define routing the opponent as it's meant to be defined. in military terms, that is to defeat overwhelmingly.
    well, then, what you are left with is either admitting that this was a rout, or the claim that there has never in the history of American politics been a rout.

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