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The Coming Democratic Midterm Collapse
The Daily Beast ^ | August 2, 2014 | Jeff Greenfield

Posted on 08/02/2014 6:31:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

History tells us the “six-year itch” is a very real thing, and there’s little Obama’s Democrats can do to stave off a big loss this November.

Time has been cruel to many once-revered political assertions. No, all politics is not local. No, the road to the White House does not lead through New Hampshire. The “solid South” hasn’t been a solid Democratic redoubt since 1944; “rock ribbed Republican” New England has yielded a grand total of four electoral votes for the GOP in the last six Presidential elections. If you’re looking for a truism that remains true, then reach out and grasp this one: the “six year curse.” With one (highly instructive) exception, the party that holds the White House will lose Congressional seats in the six-year midterms. It happened to Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt; it happened to Ike and LBJ and Reagan. It will almost surely happen to Barack Obama this November.Why? There is no single reason; there are, rather, different forces, any one of which can afflict the party that’s held the White House for six years. What makes this November so daunting for Democrats is that almost all of them are at work this time....

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TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2014; democrats; gop; obama
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1 posted on 08/02/2014 6:31:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Something about counting chickens comes to mind...


2 posted on 08/02/2014 6:33:33 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As does the GOPe’s propensity for yanking defeat from the jaws of victory.


3 posted on 08/02/2014 6:34:32 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One can only hope this will be the outcome. Just keep John (Maverick) McCain, Lindsay Graham, Mitch McConnell and John (boo-hoo)Boehner away from the controls. You just know they will try to ‘save’ the Dems from themselves just to get a proverbial ‘star on their forehead’ from the media. The Old Guard simply will not learn and must be gently escorted to the sidelines asap.


4 posted on 08/02/2014 6:35:41 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOPE will do everything it can to throw this election.


5 posted on 08/02/2014 6:35:44 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The sad part is we have only the GOP to replace them.


6 posted on 08/02/2014 6:37:10 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If this happens, their first and only priority will be a huge amnesty package. They onslaught to get it passed by the GOP will be extraordinary.


7 posted on 08/02/2014 6:39:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: lee martell
The way things are going somehow a US Senator is the de facto Speaker of the House and a housewife in a distant state nearly totally controls the agenda of both parties with tweets and Facebook posts. If you submitted this as the plot of a political novel, you'd be laughed out of the publisher's office or thrown out by security.
8 posted on 08/02/2014 6:39:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shadow POTUS and the not so shadow Speaker...


9 posted on 08/02/2014 6:43:53 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think everything written is accurate. However, I believe even Obama’s supporters know he is destroying the entire country. They may not vote at all. It is going to come down to specific states where people still support incumbents for their seniority and name recognition. Perfect example is Al Franken. This moron has done nothing. The people of his state couldn’t care less. He is still in the lead and has the added vote fraud factor. I NJ Booker is a shoe in. They could run anyone with a D in NJ and win.


10 posted on 08/02/2014 6:44:10 PM PDT by DrDude (Does anyone have a set of balls anymore?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As long as Obama has a pen and phone, and gets to use them at will, Congress is redundant for the most part.
11 posted on 08/02/2014 6:46:09 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ahh yes, my good friends, sister Sarah and brother Ted. Long may they talk! Rep. Peter King (GOP) is baffled and flustered as to why Cruz gets so much respect and deference, when Cruz is somewhat new to the political scene, unlike King.


12 posted on 08/02/2014 6:46:49 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

Except that he isn’t. Read his bio:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Cruz


13 posted on 08/02/2014 6:48:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama has Google’s Civitas database for GOTV, electioneering, and selective voter suppression. IRS, EPA, OSHA, DHS and for all I know the Forestry Service all actively participated in the last election. The MSM was openly and very actively working to cover up any information about 0bama and act as a propaganda conduit for The Party. We will have about a half-million new illegal voters shipped primarily to Red states (Blue governors are refusing them loudly). There were allegedly several precincts that voted 100% or even 110% for The 0ne.

It’s a little early to count those chickens.


14 posted on 08/02/2014 6:48:43 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: deadrock
Almost every country on Earth has gone through a coup de etat yet we haven't. That may change.
15 posted on 08/02/2014 6:49:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What difference, at this point, does it make?


16 posted on 08/02/2014 6:49:42 PM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Donkeys may, and most likely will get fewer votes but I dont see them loosing as many elections as people think, Given the fact that the GOP has given absolutely no reason to vote for them, and I wont, The vote will be split between libertarians, others or none of the above ( write in) votes.

The only thing the GOP has assured people is they dont like americans anymore than the dems do but they love the shit out of the Chamber of Corny Capitolism


17 posted on 08/02/2014 6:49:50 PM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If the Republican Party were an organization that offered leadership and expressed the convictions of its base, which is Conservative, I would take comfort in this old saw.

With the accomodationists now in the "leadership" of the GOP, I cannot.

If they would step back and recall what We The People, who form their base stand for, and stand with us rather than as a pale imitation of the democrats, then I will support them.

I will support Conservative candidates with my dollars and votes. I will not support those who are a weak echo of the Democrats.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

18 posted on 08/02/2014 6:49:58 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in Battle!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter



19 posted on 08/02/2014 6:51:24 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I often consider the GOP winning the Senate and keeping the House. However, I’m certain with this President and the current GOP leadership this election outcome will NOT correct the negative trajectory on which this country travels. In fact, it just as likely will worsen it.


20 posted on 08/02/2014 6:53:16 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“rock ribbed Republican” New England has yielded a grand total of four electoral votes for the GOP in the last six Presidential elections.

This change must have happened rather quickly. When - and why?

21 posted on 08/02/2014 7:01:32 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not so sure...I travel around the country on my job and there are tons of minorities everywhere it seems. Remember the predictions that Romney was going to win fairly big?
If the DemoRats hang onto the Senate it won’t be a big surprise. Morons vote and there are a lot of them unfortunately.


22 posted on 08/02/2014 7:07:00 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: PGR88

When all the Massholes moved to New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont and took their idiot political habits with them . . .


23 posted on 08/02/2014 7:07:29 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: deadrock

“As long as Obama has a pen and phone, and gets to use them at will, Congress is redundant for the most part.”

And he will continue to rule unless the Senate has the votes to convict. That ain’t gonna happen. Two very bad years coming up. Veto city.


24 posted on 08/02/2014 7:12:17 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOPe will pick up 3-4 Sin-ate seats. They aren’t interested in winning.


25 posted on 08/02/2014 7:12:22 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
The sad part is we have only the GOP to replace them.

That is the sad reality.

26 posted on 08/02/2014 7:17:35 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If we HOLD TOUGH on Amnesty, we WIN BIG. If not, we’ll be lucky not to lose ground.

That is the ONLY issue that can hurt us at this point.


27 posted on 08/02/2014 7:19:38 PM PDT by BobL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
While it may be good that the Democrat party loses, I have to ask:
Is there any functional difference if the losses are picked up by the Republican party?

I'm going to have to say no — I say this because of the reaction (or lack thereof) by the Republican party [as a whole] regarding things like the Fast & Furious incident , the NSA's domestic espionage, the IRS's political targeting, or any number of things.

28 posted on 08/02/2014 7:24:33 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: BobL
If we HOLD TOUGH on Amnesty, we WIN BIG. If not, we’ll be lucky not to lose ground.
That is the ONLY issue that can hurt us at this point.

If that's true, look for the GOP to double-down on it.
After all they did push Romney, the only man who could lose to Obama.

29 posted on 08/02/2014 7:25:58 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

...but last week ended well. Boener could have had the Dems carry the day by forcing a vote on that crappy bill, but he chose not to and instead let Cruz run the show.

Maybe something good will come out of it.


30 posted on 08/02/2014 7:30:37 PM PDT by BobL
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To: BlueStateRightist

We have so much debt that we’re going to pay a heavy price one way or the other.

But, if this country is going to burn, I’d rather it burn with us fighting for it than just roll over and let Fool Sucka play Nero.


31 posted on 08/02/2014 7:34:56 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We are in the midst of that very coupe right now.


32 posted on 08/02/2014 7:39:47 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: BobL
...but last week ended well. Boener could have had the Dems carry the day by forcing a vote on that crappy bill, but he chose not to and instead let Cruz run the show.

Except, insofar as I know, Art 4 Sec 4 didn't come up in those talks.
As my default position is now cynicism, I regard it a mostly kabuki.

Maybe something good will come out of it.

I hope so; but I doubt it will.

33 posted on 08/02/2014 7:40:09 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Free Vulcan

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34 posted on 08/02/2014 7:40:12 PM PDT by gasport (President Omoeba needs to evolve a spine)
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To: DBrow

“or even 110% for The 0ne.”

yes but so did the one precinct in Philly that voted 118% for Clinton’s last election.

Don’t know if you noticed how quickly after the Obama presidential wins that some offices or independent groups or another came forth to say there was NO fraud at all.

Same old, same old and nothing will ever change. And the left has no compunction to feel bad if their people win due to fraud.


35 posted on 08/02/2014 7:43:52 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: Ouderkirk

I meant the other way around.


36 posted on 08/02/2014 7:47:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe the Democrat’s assumption their voters are too stupid to see though them and their deception and manipulation us about to come back and kick them in the butt big time.


37 posted on 08/02/2014 7:58:31 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

> I believe the Democrat’s assumption that their voters are too stupid to see though them and their deception and manipulation is about to come back and kick them in the butt big time.


38 posted on 08/02/2014 7:59:25 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: ConorMacNessa

“I will not support those who are a weak echo of the Democrats.”

Then you will end up electing Democrats. You may as well just vote straight Democrat then. The result will be the same.


39 posted on 08/02/2014 8:01:01 PM PDT by flaglady47 (The useful idiots always go first)
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To: Free Vulcan
But, if this country is going to burn, I’d rather it burn with us fighting for it than just roll over and let Fool Sucka play Nero.

When I first read that line I thought it said "play Negro".

Just as true that way---ha!

"Gotta stop...hatin' all the time!"

Whadda dumbarse he is.

40 posted on 08/02/2014 8:07:57 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: DrDude
However, I believe even Obama’s supporters know he is destroying the entire country.

Yeah? I wish the libs I know could see it. My wife's uncle, my BIL and his Jewish NEA wife all think the sun shines out of his butt and that I am a whiny loser.

BTW, I point out his wife being Jewish because it is so creepy to watch Zero crap on Israel and so obviously support the people that want to commit genocide against Jews, and she acts like none of it is happening.

With the level of blatant anti Semitism coming from the Dems and this administration seemingly causing no erosion of the Dems Jewish base, I gotta wonder if there is any hope.

Add to that the daily efforts by the GOP to sell us out, and I think the Pubbies may have more of a problem getting their [former] base to show up at the polls than the Rats. Hell, we all know that if they take control of both houses they are going to ram amnesty through. They're stinking traitors and conservatives know it.

41 posted on 08/02/2014 8:13:17 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you follow the link, be prepared for a vomiting chunks pic of Pelosi.


42 posted on 08/02/2014 8:22:37 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doesn’t seem like us voting against Thud Cochran will be that big a deal


43 posted on 08/02/2014 9:15:19 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Remember Mississippi!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Notice that good old Jeff, like a tried & true member of the Obama ass-lickin’media, makes not ONE mention of any of Obamba’s illegalities as a reason for the coming national electoral enema.


44 posted on 08/02/2014 10:08:05 PM PDT by Larry381 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Something about RINO corporatist who aren’t conservative comes to mind. Oh yeah, they’re 80% of the people the Repukes are running this year. When, tell me when are we going to FUMIGATE this party?!


45 posted on 08/02/2014 10:18:38 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: PGR88

November 22, 1963


46 posted on 08/02/2014 10:36:38 PM PDT by Neanderthal
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Something about counting chickens comes to mind...

That's only half of it. The other worry is counting votes. The thugs control the vote count, and I expect fraud on an even more massive scale than usual. Decent people need to get involved at the polls, plus we need to make sure the margin is so large that it's beyond the margin of fraud.

47 posted on 08/03/2014 5:50:00 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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