Page 6 of 8 FirstFirst ... 45678 LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 76

Thread: Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

  1. #51
    Tavern Bartender
    Constitutionalist
    American's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:19 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    76,277

    Re: Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Here's Nate Silver's take on the special election. He does think that special elections have some predictive power on the subsequent general election, but that it's just one of many data points. An interesting article, from one of the better political minds out there.

    Hopeful Signs for Democrats - NYTimes.com
    It's only true when Dems win a seat right?
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

  2. #52
    Enemy Combatant
    Kandahar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Last Seen
    10-15-13 @ 08:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    20,688

    Re: Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It's only true when Dems win a seat right?
    Are you asking for my opinion, or for Nate Silver's opinion?
    I already said that I wouldn't suggest reading very much into these special elections, and I just take them at face value. Nate Silver suggests that they do have some predictive power, albeit as one of many data points.
    Last edited by Kandahar; 05-25-11 at 05:03 AM.
    Are you coming to bed?
    I can't. This is important.
    What?
    Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD

  3. #53
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:48 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    89,759

    Re: Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    its easy to win elections when you tell people you will keep giving them all they want and they won't have to pay for it

    ruining the country to keep the dem parasites in power has been your party's SOP since 1932
    that makes no sense at all.

    Just quote from the campaign statements of the winner where they promised to give them all they want and show us this was the key to victory. The election is less than 12 hours old and that should be easy for you to find with all the publicity this garnered.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  4. #54
    Sage
    pbrauer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Oregon
    Last Seen
    11-27-15 @ 03:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    25,394

    Re: Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Which "Let Grandma die" law is that?
    Paul Ryan's Medicare privatization plan. With Medicare today seniors are guarenteed medical coverage, under Paul's plan to issue vouchers to buy private insurance is no guarentee at all. Who is going to sell a senior with cancer medical insurance?


  5. #55
    Educating the Ignorant
    zimmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:46 PM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    14,414
    Blog Entries
    12

    Re: Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The shape of things to come.

    As the great gabriel Heater used to say "there is good news tonight".
    ROTFLOL... yeah right... "The shape of things to come".

    Will Americans commit mass political suicide in 2012. That's the basic choice... Entrenching the USSA or not. If it is so, our demise will accelerate in the hands of the Socialist wonder.

    BUT...

    2010 illustrated the general sentiment of the nation. But hey, perhaps we have become a nation of morons like the Europeans claim. Only time will tell.

    My money is on Obama losing and America winning.

    .
    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

  6. #56
    Sage
    lpast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Fla
    Last Seen
    05-21-16 @ 10:12 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    13,565

    Re: Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Paul Ryan's Medicare privatization plan. With Medicare today seniors are guarenteed medical coverage, under Paul's plan to issue vouchers to buy private insurance is no guarentee at all. Who is going to sell a senior with cancer medical insurance?
    Thats not exactly right Pbrauer. Seniors realize there needs to be changes in Medicare, where Ryan went all wrong was first, he claimed in would not effect anyone 55 or older and was not true. The biggest error the Teaparty made is what is distasteful about their entire platform to alot of traditional republicans..WE WANT WHAT WE WANT AND WE WILL NOT COMPROMISE..most seniors I know response to that is Screw you. They wanted to grab as much of what they wanted into ryans bill and try to ram it through with fear tactics.
    Paul Ryans biggest mistake and the one that will haunt his plan is that he screams and bellows how broke we are and how we cant afford ANYTHING for ANYONE...then his plan includes big tax breaks for the richest americans and corporations. Seniors see it for what it is..a change in the tax code that benefits ONLY THE RICHEST and gives them billions in tax cuts.

  7. #57
    Sage
    pbrauer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Oregon
    Last Seen
    11-27-15 @ 03:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    25,394

    Re: Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Thats not exactly right Pbrauer. Seniors realize there needs to be changes in Medicare, where Ryan went all wrong was first, he claimed in would not effect anyone 55 or older and was not true. The biggest error the Teaparty made is what is distasteful about their entire platform to alot of traditional republicans..WE WANT WHAT WE WANT AND WE WILL NOT COMPROMISE..most seniors I know response to that is Screw you. They wanted to grab as much of what they wanted into ryans bill and try to ram it through with fear tactics.
    Paul Ryans biggest mistake and the one that will haunt his plan is that he screams and bellows how broke we are and how we cant afford ANYTHING for ANYONE...then his plan includes big tax breaks for the richest americans and corporations. Seniors see it for what it is..a change in the tax code that benefits ONLY THE RICHEST and gives them billions in tax cuts.
    Let's not forget it was the GOP's Medicare Part D law that prevents Medicare from negotiating drug discounts with Medicare, like the VA does. I remember Tom Delay keeping the vote open in the middle of the night for 3 hours twisting members of his own party to change their vote.


  8. #58
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    dimensionally transcendental
    Last Seen
    08-15-11 @ 04:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    7,153

    Re: Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Let's not forget it was the GOP's Medicare Part D law that prevents Medicare from negotiating drug discounts with Medicare, like the VA does. I remember Tom Delay keeping the vote open in the middle of the night for 3 hours twisting members of his own party to change their vote.
    A version of 'The medicare prescription drug price negotiation act' to change this and allow the negotiations has been introduced in the House or Senate every year since 2007. It dies in committee each time... a bi-partisan committee.

    Both sides need to fix it, and both sides share the blame for not fixing it.

  9. #59
    Professor

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Last Seen
    05-17-17 @ 03:37 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    1,321

    Re: Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

    Politically, the republican are making some bad decisions right now and they will pay for it in 2012.

    Remember what they ran on in 2008. Jobs...Jobs....Jobs....

    Every since they took the house back, they just spent time on cutting government programs and giving the rich tax cuts. Can anyone name one bill that they put up to put America back to work?

  10. #60
    Advisor ADG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Purple Mountains Majesty
    Last Seen
    07-02-11 @ 07:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    399

    Re: Democrat Wins Upstate New York Congressional Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    The Paul Ryan budget plan claims its first victim.
    Analysts will have a field with this election. Is it indicative of the country as a whole. No, but it is incredible that a Dem won this district.
    "Action expresses priorities."
    ~Mohandas Gandhi

Page 6 of 8 FirstFirst ... 45678 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •