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Why Republicans could win the White House, Senate and hold the House by 2016
The Daily Caller ^ | March 26, 2013 | Matt K. Lewis

Posted on 03/28/2013 9:16:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

As bleak as things look for the GOP in the short-term (and they do look bleak), it’s stunning to consider the entirely possible scenario whereby Republicans could control the presidency and both houses of Congress in the very near future.

Consider this: As Romney learned, history says it’s difficult to defeat a sitting president in the modern era. But it is arguably even harder for a political party to win three consecutive presidential elections.

Only George H.W. Bush (who was essentially awarded Reagan’s third term) has pulled it off in the last fifty, or so, years. And that’s just what Democrats will attempt to do. What is more, in all likelihood, they will nominate Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden. Having passed the torch to a new generation of leaders, what are the odds Americans will choose to go backwards generationally?

History, of course, doesn’t always repeat itself. But if history is a predictor, then Republicans appear to be due for a presidential victory in 2016.

But what about 2014? The president’s party typically loses seats during mid-term elections, and since Republicans already control the House, it’s probably safe to assume they will retain control at least until 2016.........

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2014; 2014election; 2016; 2016election; biden; election2014; election2016; hillary
If they were smart, they'd nominate a certain female governor, but that's about as likely as them nominating a gray alien or a sumo wrestler, isn't it?
1 posted on 03/28/2013 9:16:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL! This is like deja vu all over again. We’ve already heard this song before. It ain’t gonna happen. The GOP is done. This is now a one party country like the Third Reich or the old Soviet Union.


2 posted on 03/28/2013 9:21:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barry gave the Republicans a free lunch. All the taxpayers got was a lousy tax increase.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

right now i seriously believe nothing will get any better. they’ll just do what they always do. They like it the left is crazy, they like it that they use the dialectic and incrementally shift the country left more and more, they get their jollies controlling how much the left gets to move the country to the left, by determining how much they’ll compromise. Compromise is a given, it’s just how much will they compromise.

Everything keeps moving in the direction the left wants. Without complete and utter defunding of all the institutions they control, we can’t create fundamental change that we can actually grow and move to the right.


3 posted on 03/28/2013 9:22:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My theory on why repubes might win something?

True Americans are PISSED.

http://www.therightscoop.com/read-meat-mark-levins-fantastic-rant-i-am-sick-and-tired-of-my-country-being-attacked-from-within/


4 posted on 03/28/2013 9:28:33 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yep. They’re solidifying control every day.

They have permeated and infested and infected everything.

It’s rotten to the core.


5 posted on 03/28/2013 9:31:36 PM PDT by laplata
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Our choices for 2016 will be full left via the democrats, or slightly full left via the republicans. Either way, we The People are totally screwed, unless we do something about it.


6 posted on 03/28/2013 9:35:42 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe. But what would they do with it if they had it all?

My guess is continue to expand government and hand it back to the masters as soon as possible.


7 posted on 03/28/2013 9:42:14 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
LOL! This is like deja vu all over again. We’ve already heard this song before.

I seem to remember this whole line of crap right before the re-coronation of Barqui McMomjeans the 1st.

Worked out well, didn't it?
8 posted on 03/28/2013 9:54:00 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They could do Bigger Tent, make people think they are Democrats and vote for them by mistake.

That seems to be what most of the GOPe are advocating.


9 posted on 03/28/2013 9:54:31 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: laplata

What do you do with something so rotten it is no longer useful?

You throw it away, destroy it. And then use something new.


10 posted on 03/28/2013 9:59:14 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wish I could be as optimistic, but I can’t. ‘Rats are bringing in third-worlders, hand over fist, and registering the dead. And Pubbies, led by RINOs, are too namby-pamby to do anything about it. Our goose is cooked.


11 posted on 03/28/2013 10:02:51 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: FreedomStar3028

Yes, destroy every molecule so it never comes back.

And then keep educating people on how rotten it was and make sure it’s never considered again.


12 posted on 03/28/2013 10:05:46 PM PDT by laplata
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Keep fhe Romney’s Bushes and College Republicans away and it could happen.


13 posted on 03/28/2013 10:11:09 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: laplata

Yep, but people have to realize that it’s rot and needs to be destroyed.

But most people won’t because it’s constantly being polished, shined, patched up until you can’t tell the rot from the good.

Until it all collapses under you.


14 posted on 03/28/2013 10:15:21 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: FreedomStar3028

You’re absolutely right.

Today the good is made to look bad and the bad to look good.

It’s all in the “Good Book”.


15 posted on 03/28/2013 10:19:33 PM PDT by laplata
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If she runs she would do better to form a new party IMHO.


16 posted on 03/28/2013 10:29:58 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The problem is just what the article says. The GOP keeps thinking it’s their turn. But the democrats won’t give them the ball.


17 posted on 03/28/2013 10:50:34 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: right way right

Why not take over the GOP at the grass-roots, precinct level? The evangelicals did it in Iowa in 1987-88. I saw it
with my own two eyes.


18 posted on 03/28/2013 10:54:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: FreedomStar3028

“You throw it away, destroy it. And then use something new.”

Exactly. The country requires a nice, horrible revolution. A bloody re-boot and we’re good to go.


19 posted on 03/28/2013 10:59:33 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: laplata

This is why Obama MUST have a 3rd Term. The Democrats will move heaven and earth to make this happen. They may even cancel the 2016 election due to some crisis. I fear a new Party is needed to replace the old Moss Back GOP. A new Party—A Liberty Party a more militant version of the Tea Party.


20 posted on 03/29/2013 12:00:22 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

There are a lot of possible scenarios to make a third term happen and none of them are good.

Yes, a hard core conservative, Liberty Party.


21 posted on 03/29/2013 12:28:49 AM PDT by laplata
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I’ve given up hope for this country. Any love I’ve had for it has turned to loathing. At this point, just push it off a cliff; it’s too far gone to fix.


22 posted on 03/29/2013 4:23:08 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: FreedomStar3028
I'm reminded, again, by a great quote from Atlas Shrugged that perfectly describes the current sad state of the country...

"The great oak tree had stood on a hill over the Hudson, in a lonely spot of the Taggart estate. Eddie Willers, aged seven, liked to come and look at that tree. It had stood there for hundreds of years, and he thought it would always stand there. Its roots clutched the hill like a fist with fingers sunk into the soil, and he thought that if a giant were to seize it by the top, he would not be able to uproot it, but would swing the hill and the whole of the earth with it, like a ball at the end of a string. He felt safe in the oak tree’s presence; it was a thing that nothing could change or threaten; it was his greatest symbol of strength.

One night, lightning struck the oak tree. Eddie saw it the next morning. It lay broken in half, and he looked into its trunk as into the mouth of a black tunnel. The trunk was only an empty shell; its heart had rotted away long ago; there was nothing inside – just a thin gray dust that was being dispersed by the whim of the faintest wind. The living power had gone, and the shape it left had not been able to stand without it."

23 posted on 03/29/2013 4:28:08 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why Republicans could win the White House, Senate and hold the House by 2016

Why the heck would I want republicans in charge of anything? They are essentially democrats and their sole job these days has been to help democrats win elections.

24 posted on 03/29/2013 4:33:10 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Mortrey
True Americans are PISSED.

They were pissed last year.

25 posted on 03/29/2013 4:43:55 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sure - just like we were going to win the WH and make gains in both Houses last year. When good men do nothing, evil wins. When good men focus on something other than the enemy and ignore that evil will prevail, evil wins. When good men insist that they can’t vote for a paler shade of gray, despite it meaning that inky black will prevail, evil wins. When good men insist on someone who could have thrown that first stone, evil wins. I’m’ sensing a pattern here.


26 posted on 03/29/2013 4:44:02 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Hillary runs, RATs win the WH, take back the house and keep the senate....


27 posted on 03/29/2013 5:10:22 AM PDT by stylin19a (obama - Fredo smart)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Real Conservatives want conservatives to win...forget the liberal GOP

The sooner conservatives break from the GOP teat’ the sooner conservatives get elected


28 posted on 03/29/2013 5:22:26 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
...history says it’s difficult to defeat a sitting president in the modern era. But it is arguably even harder for a political party to win three consecutive presidential elections.
I'm not sure what they mean by the modern era, unless they mean, "since the beginning of the time that this was true." Eisenhower was elected in his own right to two consecutive terms, and served both terms -- and was the first Republican to do so since Ulysses Grant.


29 posted on 03/29/2013 6:34:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Mortrey

So pissed they elected Obama again...during a depression.

“Pissed” as in drunk and knowing not what they do.


30 posted on 03/29/2013 7:28:58 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Never gonna get a GOP victory unless they run a Tea Party Conservative. The GOPe of the Bush Dynasty will never get re-elected.


31 posted on 03/29/2013 7:34:02 AM PDT by STD ( Intellectuals, they are a wrecking crew, dismantling civilization)
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To: factoryrat
Our choices for 2016 will be full left via the democrats, or slightly full left via the republicans.

Same crap sammich we were served in 2012, eh? I think if the elites try it again in 2016, the right half of the country is going to revolt.

We've had enough.

32 posted on 03/29/2013 1:36:07 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I believe the American people are ready
to vote for “something” instead of against
a proven failure.
The approval numbers are in the toilet.
A party with a solid party platform of
common sense reform is what I believe
the people are hungry for.
I think others can certainly name the issues I'm
talking about here.
I'll start with aggressive action toward
energy independence.
I do not believe there is anything that
would revive the economy faster.
Obamacare must be repealed, it is
destroying business.
People are ripe for aggressive action not
just political posturing to hold on to power.
We need a strong party that can gain momentum fast.
And yes start at the grassroots.
33 posted on 03/29/2013 1:56:27 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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