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Taking back the Senate? Oh YES we can!
The Collins Report ^ | January 27, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins

Posted on 01/27/2010 6:04:44 AM PST by jmaroneps37

The news gets worse for Democrats as it gets better for America. Political pundits that are reading events in the public area with a clear eye are all but declaring the Democrat control of the House over.

The real question has now become: what about the Senate?

Given the very inflammatory issues on the table this year as compared to 1994, 2010 is shaping up to be a tsunami that will envelop the Democrats at every level including the Senate.

After Brown, we’re at 41 seats and need ten more, a formidable but certainly not impossible task.

Here’s where they come from; first the low hanging fruit: North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Nevada, Arkansas and Colorado; that makes 47.

Tougher but very doable: Illinois Connecticut and New York (special) these make 50.

The first two are iffy, but we have nine month for things to get worse for the Democrats. In Illinois Republican Kirk is the right candidate to take back the seat against any Democrat in Scott Brown style.

In Connecticut Blumenthal has great numbers but he won’t after he has to start answering questions about national issues. He is just as liberal as any liberal Senator and it will show. Rob Simmons can win.

Surprisingly the special election in New York continues to be overlooked. Kirsten Gillibrand is under 50% AND is super glued to ACORN’s political arm the Working Families Party. She voted against defunding ACORN.

Despite his personal troubles Larry Kudlow will challenge Schumer, and pin him down making Chuckie answer questions as no other challenger can.

The final two come from “hanging fruit” flips for chairmanships: Joe Lieberman for Foreign Relations, Mark Pryor for Agriculture. To survive these Democrats will then HAVE to play “Let’s make a deal”: Tester (Energy) Webb (Veterans), Risch (Agriculture too).

(Excerpt) Read more at collinsreport.net ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: senateraces
We can do this, the numbers are there.
1 posted on 01/27/2010 6:04:45 AM PST by jmaroneps37
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To: jmaroneps37

I like the enthusiasm but 51 ain’t happening this election cycle.


2 posted on 01/27/2010 6:07:53 AM PST by Honcho
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To: jmaroneps37

I guess we better plan on hanging onto the ones we already have, like Judd Gregg’s soon-to-be-open seat in NH. That is certaily doable in this climate.


3 posted on 01/27/2010 6:10:54 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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To: jmaroneps37

He forgot California where that idiot Boxer is vulnerable.


4 posted on 01/27/2010 6:15:42 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: jmaroneps37

I don’t know. I certainly would not be promising chairmanships to people such as Pryor and Webb for flipping to be pubbies. These Dems voted for the health care and stimulous package and then all of the sudden we welcome them into the party with a chairmanship? No thanks. I’d much rather defeat them when they come up for re-election. If they wanted to flip, fine but no promises of chairmanships. And no promises that they won’t be primaried when they come up for re-election.


5 posted on 01/27/2010 6:18:35 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: jmaroneps37
We can take Indiana and New York if we can convince Pence to run in Indiana (where the latest Rasmussen poll has Pence leading the Democrat incumbent), and take New York as well if we can convince Guiliani to run. Giuliani has beaten Gillibrand in every poll I have seen.
The only trouble is both Pence and Giuliani say they won't run. Grown ups in the party will have to try and convince Pence and Giuliani to run in the interest of saving this country for the mad man 0bozo’s destructive communist agenda.
6 posted on 01/27/2010 6:20:14 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

I think Webb wouldn’t flip. I doubt Pryor would flip. Lieberman might.


7 posted on 01/27/2010 6:22:08 AM PST by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack

I’d rather the RATS keep control in the House by a 220-215 margin and in the Senate by 51-49 or thereabouts. Give them nominal control for MSM/public consumption and zero operational control.

I don’t want Obama, abetted by the MSM, to be able to run against the GOP Congress in 2012 as Clinton did in 1996.


8 posted on 01/27/2010 6:24:57 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Webb’s up for reelection in ‘12, isn’t he? I think that he can be swept out with Obama then.


9 posted on 01/27/2010 6:28:19 AM PST by Nickname (2012 - Yes You're Canned!)
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To: scrabblehack

I agree. I think this guy is being overly optimistic. I think the pubbies will up their count in the Senate to anywhere from 45 - 47. More than enough to stop Obama’s leftist agenda even with a few RINO defections. The big chance to take back the Senate will be in 2012 when the Dems have a lot of seats to defend.

On a side note, I find it hilarious that Blanche Lincoln is now coming out against doing this budgetary manuever to pass health care using reconciliation. Now that they don’t need her vote we’re supposed to believe she’s against the health bill. Blanche sweety, it’s not going to work. You’re still going down this year. Hope you enjoyed your time in the Senate. Your true colors showed when you voted for this monstrosity the first time. Convince 9 more of your Dem collegues to be against this and then we’ll listen. As of now, its time to get on with your life’s work now.


10 posted on 01/27/2010 6:31:34 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Nickname
"Webb’s up for reelection in ‘12, isn’t he? I think that he can be swept out with Obama then."

Exactly!! Get up to 47 or so this year and really take a solid control in 2012 with about 55. That would be the best case scenario. This health care vote was the best thing for us. It showed there are no true moderates or conservatives in the Democratic party. When it comes down to it, when the leftist agenda is on the line these "centrist" Democrats fall in line with the lefties and vote for the leftist agenda. It's on full display for the American public to see.
11 posted on 01/27/2010 6:35:28 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: scrabblehack
I think Webb wouldn’t flip. I doubt Pryor would flip. Lieberman might.

We have enough liberal Republicans....Snowe, McCain, Graham, etc. We don't need Lieberman to dilute our conservative numbers.

12 posted on 01/27/2010 6:35:39 AM PST by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: jmaroneps37
This is way way too early to count on anything in November.

The demlibprogpubs are very very good at lying, cheating, spinning, manipulating, dirty tricks, and manufacturing election wins. The rinos tend to be weak, leaderless, spineless, way too "centerist", and vascilating.

Have you read the "planks" on the RNC site??? They say lots without really saying anything at all. You'll find it under the tab "Learn", then "what we believe". A nice group of sayings....all very proper...but with little substance. Very typical of rinos....and to tell the truth, the demlibprogpops as well.

There is a very long way to go until November....and much can happen....and not all of it good.

And...the big question: can we Repub/Conservs keep "the fire in the belly" long enough?

Protestations to the contrary....only time will tell. Words now just won't do it.

13 posted on 01/27/2010 6:41:36 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (Keep your friends close......keep your enemies closer!)
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To: jmaroneps37
In Illinois Republican Kirk is the right candidate to take back the seat against any Democrat in Scott Brown style.

No to Kirk in the primary and no to Kirk in the general if he wins the primary.

Yes, as a matter of fact, I am doing everything I can to see that Hughes wins the primary.

And if The Collins Report thinks that Kirk is "the right candidate" then The Collins Report is full of s***!

14 posted on 01/27/2010 6:42:44 AM PST by Graybeard58 ("0bama's not just stupid; He’s Jimmy Carter stupid”. - Don Imus)
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To: jmaroneps37

what happened to Peter Schiff isn’t he in Connecticut?


15 posted on 01/27/2010 6:49:47 AM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: jmaroneps37

GOP nets +10, the Lieberman crosses the aisle to give the pubbies control...


16 posted on 01/27/2010 7:25:29 AM PST by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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