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  • Democrats gain in house and senate

    127 6.94%
  • Democrats gain in house, senate relatively unchanged

    51 2.79%
  • Republicans gain in house but not a majority, senate relatively unchanged

    512 27.99%
  • Republicans gain a majority in house, senate relatively unchanged

    1,060 57.96%
  • Status quo, no significant changes in house or senate

    79 4.32%
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Thread: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

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    Projections at this point in time are wild ass guesses. The Health Care Reform issues are so huge the eventual results of whatever bill is (or isn't) passed will be impacting.

    Thought at this juncture is that Obama is losing his glow. Too many examples/records of him contradicting earlier positions on his health care proposals. His blatant goal seems to be single payer (total govt control) and he will likely get burned as that evidence mounts.

    If the Democrats run away from Obama in in the 2010 elections they have a good chance of maintaining power. If not, they are running a risk.....



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    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
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    Projections at this point in time are wild ass guesses. The Health Care Reform issues are so huge the eventual results of whatever bill is (or isn't) passed will be impacting.

    Thought at this juncture is that Obama is losing his glow. Too many examples/records of him contradicting earlier positions on his health care proposals. His blatant goal seems to be single payer (total govt control) and he will likely get burned as that evidence mounts.

    If the Democrats run away from Obama in in the 2010 elections they have a good chance of maintaining power. If not, they are running a risk.....



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    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    My prediction is a smaller voter turnout (due to party disillusionment), and a minority rule by the Democrats.

    The GOP still has some restructuring to do, and it has not shown signs it is committed to doing so.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Cuz I am bored, what do you think will happen in the 2010 elections? I am not including repubs gaining in the Senate, since numbers kinda make it unlikely.

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    I see democrats losing a few seats but probably not enough to make a difference since those democrats will be replace with rinos.I do not see a **** load of democrats and rino republicans being booted even if the republicans ran ads saying how the democrats and Obama white house called you fake or unAmerican for protesting so-called health care reform or how they got this country into bigger debt. Majority of voters have a short attention span and by the time midterms come around it will be old news just like Obama attending a racist anti-American church for twenty years or associated with a terrorist.
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    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Yeah, I am aware of that, though it is a nice summary. I have said that I do think checks on a single party in power are a positive. I am going to enjoy this period of democrats in pretty much total power, but I don't think that is healthy in a long run. There needs to be a strong opposition, which unfortunately, the republican are not handling well. Admittedly, we did not handle it well from 2000 to 2006 either.
    I want to bring this back to the foreground, because I think people need to broaden their thinking about political opposition in this country.

    We too easily buy into the myth of party dominance and party governance. The chaotic health care debate in Washington, with the major disputes occurring within the majority party, as Blue Dogs and Progressives duke it out over competing priorities, should be enough to demonstrate that American politics is rather more complicated.

    There are several polar opposites embedded in the federal government:

    • There is the obvious pairing of the major political parties, which typically adopt "liberal" vs "conservative" rhetoric.
    • There is the Executive vs the Legislative, with both entities vying for control of the same policy areas (White House "czars" vs Congressional oversight committees.
    • There is the national agenda of the President vs the parochial agendas of 100 senators and 435 Congressmen
    • There is the patrician, deliberative, formal Senate vs the more rowdy, rambunctious, and informal House of Representatives.

    In looking at any piece of controversial legislation, any substantive agenda, and how it wends its way through the government, we have to realize that there are more dimensions to the politics than who has a "D" and who has an "R" after their name on the Congressional roster.

    Effective governance for any politician is grasping these intertwined competitions and finding the common locii where debate, discussion, and even compromise are possible--as well as recognizing when compromise is impossible.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I have talked about this a few times actually. The biggest problem with the GOP right now is the people who are talking for the GOP. Every time Rush, Coulter, Steele and Palin open their mouths, they say something either so stupid, or so inflammatory, that they turn off people. So step one would be get some actual effective party leaders.

    Secondly, stop with the over the top rhetoric. The GOP is most effective when they stick to simple, straightforward political messages. I forget who it was standing at a podium with the stimulus bill, saying that no one had read it all, and yet they had to vote on it. That was effective.

    lastly, instead of just being anti-democrat, really put forward your own proposals, and work to publicize them. When Steele is asked what the republican plan is, and he says he does not do legislation, he just makes you all look silly. When the house senator from Michigan(I forget his name) is on MSNBC talking about a health bill he was working on, and offering concrete proposals, he came off as effective.

    The problem I see with republicans as far as elections is not their stand on issues as much as their presentation.
    On the other hand, Dems were anti-Repub for 8 years.
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    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Republicans gain a majority in house, senate relatively unchanged
    at least I hope so.


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    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    On the other hand, Dems were anti-Repub for 8 years.
    I only use "anti-democrat" to make Celticlord happy.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Holy crap, when did Truth Detectors kid join the forum?
    *insert profound statement here*

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    If I had to guess, I think the republicans make a small gain in the house, and the Senate will be basically as it is now, with democrats maybe gaining 1 seat.
    That is exactly what I see happening.

    In the House, Rasmussen has Republicans barely ahead, with everyone else showing Democrats to be barely ahead. Since in the past, Republicans have made huge gains in the months leading up to the actual elections, they will probably end up gaining many seats. They are far too much in the minority now to gain a majority, however.

    As for the Senate, Republicans and Democrats seem equally vulnerable:

    (Listed in order of vulnerability, from FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right)

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