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    Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    Simple question. Personally, I don't think so. I think the country will stick with the status quo on this. Pres Obama and the Dems have generally made themselves look pretty greedy and irresponsible lately with the $1 trillion in tax hikes proposal in their budgets and their lack of compromise on tax hikes during the sequestration "negotiations" (I use that term loosely). In addition, it seems convervatives in general have begun to back off of their opposition to gay marriage and have softened their stance on immigration issues. Those two issues, IMO, are the two they can back off of and save face with their constituents. With gay marriage, the GOP can shift it's beliefs not necessarily to pro gay marriage, but to a stance of "we still oppose it, but we can't constitutionally bar it". That's an easy fix. As far as immigration, Sen Rubio can simply take the lead on that and win the public's favor. Anyway, that's my opinion. What say you?
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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    I cant see the poll Marine. But for the record I believe they Repubs are coming around, some are starting to talk openly about allowing same sex marriage and others. If they do moderate their position on the social agenda I dont think they will lose much. If they fail to adjust their hard line positions I think the party will die out.
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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    No, but not for the reasons you claim. The reason I doubt it will happen is that it would take flipping too many seats.
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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    it has to.

    in the scheme of things the dems need to have their chance at bat.

    the world is watching and is ticked off and they believe the republicans are some bad guy thwarting every move of Obama the Saviour of America.

    i think the economy will have righted itself by the end of obama's term.

    it will be a democratic congress..

    in reality at this point and time the republican party is totally bereft of sanity...some still think McCain and Palin would have been great in the white house.

    so the dems will get another 8 years after obama and then through natural selection and survival the Republican party should produce viable politicians that will no longer be insane.

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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    Dr.who I think you have a very good chance of being correct.

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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

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    We still do not have any election and campaign reform - so elections can still be bought and sold.
    And the conservatives have the money...so I see little to no change.
    The DGA wants money from me , I have none to give away...into a corrupt process.

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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    No. The districts are still shaped in their favor. Bottling all the Democrats up in urban areas has really been of benefit to the Right. Also, counting non-voting prisoners shipped in from urban centers towards a rural district's population isn't hurting the GOP either.

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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    Since districts have been gerrymandered for 7 more years of sure seats, I doubt it.

    It seems as though common sense has taken a hiatus, vacation, destroyed, whatever... in this country.

    I guess we will have to be on our backs before unity isn't a dirty word.
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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
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    We still do not have any election and campaign reform - so elections can still be bought and sold.
    And the conservatives have the money...so I see little to no change.
    The DGA wants money from me , I have none to give away...into a corrupt process.
    Rural whites are scared to death of urban multiculturalism. No amount of money in the world will change that.

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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    it's too early to predict, but my guess is no. i think they have something like a 33 seat majority, and with gerrymandering, it's becoming more and more difficult to dump an incumbent. generally, the only time a seat changes hands is when voters defeat an incumbent in the primary and replace him or her with an extreme partisan who ends up being unelectable.

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