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Politico's Mike Allen: 'Very Possible' Dems Will Win Back House Majority
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 11/15/2011 4:39:41 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Was this sober political analysis, or merely an MSMer pining for the good old days of Speaker Pelosi?

On Morning Joe today, touting a Politico Pelosi puff piece about her "golden touch," Mike Allen claimed it was "very possible" that Democrats would retake the House majority in 2012.

View the video here.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012elections; bho2012; bloggersandpersonal; mikeallen; morningjoe; nancypelosi; partisanmediashills; politico; politico4obama; politico4romney
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1 posted on 11/15/2011 4:39:43 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Politico’s Mike Allen claims it’s “very possible” Pelosi and Dems will regain House majority in 2012.


2 posted on 11/15/2011 4:40:47 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
“Very possible” swine will break the sound barrier.
3 posted on 11/15/2011 4:41:05 AM PST by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It is also “very possible” that my pet goldfish will attend Harvard next semester. Is this allen creature using crack?


4 posted on 11/15/2011 4:41:56 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
All I can say is that, if we reelect Obozo and his ilk, we deserve to go down in flames because we are too stupid to recognize and correct a mistake.
5 posted on 11/15/2011 4:42:54 AM PST by econjack
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

We must never underestimate the Stupid Party.


6 posted on 11/15/2011 4:43:01 AM PST by Grut
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To: hal ogen

How are his SAT scores?


7 posted on 11/15/2011 4:44:00 AM PST by econjack
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Oh yeah, that is what the American people want, more deficit spending.
8 posted on 11/15/2011 4:46:56 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

POLITICO makes no secret about their pro-Democrat positions. They were the initial drivers on the hit pieces on Cain,,their headlines are always slanted to read “Repub bad/Dem Good” and they use sleazy reporting techniques with an abundance of “anonymous” sources. It’s really more like The National Enquirer with a political agenda.


9 posted on 11/15/2011 4:48:10 AM PST by austinaero ((More Bark, Less Wag))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m betting Mika had an ‘organism’ when he said this and Joe just nodded his head like an elder statesman.

I’m so glad you watch this show and keep us posted on the stupidity that invariably pops up.

I DVR it but very, very seldom have the stomach to actually view it.

Mucho thanks GLGB.


10 posted on 11/15/2011 4:52:05 AM PST by Chuck54 (Jobs Plan? Don't need one. Did I mention I got Bin Laden& Ghaddafi? ....and I'm awesome.)
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To: austinaero

11 posted on 11/15/2011 4:52:17 AM PST by radioone ("2012 can't come soon enough")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m convinced that are enough stupid people, parasites and illegal aliens in this country who would vote for Obama.

We can’t let our guard down. A second term would be the end of America as we know it.


12 posted on 11/15/2011 4:53:08 AM PST by TSgt (whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive...it is the Right of the People to abolish it.)
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To: hal ogen

“It is also “very possible” that my pet goldfish will attend Harvard next semester.”

This could quite possibly increase the amount of original thought that goes on in that institution.


13 posted on 11/15/2011 4:53:18 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Anything from Politico is suspect, to say the least.

That said, we should use this trash-talk as bulletin board material.
14 posted on 11/15/2011 4:55:03 AM PST by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Actually this could happen. The dems know we aren’t happy about our 2012 Prez choices.

We get stuck with Romney and people will become apathetic and stay home. It could happen.

The down ballot pubbies could lose.

2010 was a great win, but we didn’t win the Senate. The dems are using the gridlock to pound pubbies with. They also have the MSM to give them a huge lift.

If we had taken the Senate in 2010, we could lob the lack of cooperation on Obama only because he would have had to veto everything.


15 posted on 11/15/2011 4:56:17 AM PST by dforest
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To: radioone

About the picture, from his perspective he’s tilting to the right.


16 posted on 11/15/2011 4:56:33 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I think it is dreaming. Hussein is not popular, even though there has been a bit of a jump in his poll numbers. He and the Demonrats “own the economy”.


17 posted on 11/15/2011 4:56:53 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Politico’s Mike Allen claims it’s “very possible” Pelosi and Dems will regain House majority in 2012.

Highly unlikely.

18 posted on 11/15/2011 4:57:03 AM PST by SoJoCo
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
MSNBCPOLITICO: A commanding presence for Politico on the left’s favorite cable news channel
19 posted on 11/15/2011 4:59:23 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The Politico has an agenda, and it does not give the Republicans a large part in any endeavor.

“...’very possible’ Pelosi and Dems will regain House majority in 2012”

Which means, like the defeat of the Nazi war machine in WWII, destroying the sources of supply to that machine, destroying the means by which the machine could deliver its mayhem to the world, and destroying the morale of its leaders and supporters.

We know the rules of engagement. The question is, will we use them to our advantage, or let the other side treat us as patsies?


20 posted on 11/15/2011 4:59:38 AM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: SoJoCo

Politico is proving to be the MSNBC of media organizations.


21 posted on 11/15/2011 5:00:01 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If the Republicans nominate a loser, then, yes, it is very possible that the DemonRATS will take the House again.


22 posted on 11/15/2011 5:00:22 AM PST by Westbrook
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The electorate put Mr. Obama in office in spite of his involvement with Bill Ayers, Reverend Wright, associations with Communists, wealth re-distribution rhetoric, his desire for a “national security force” that’s just as
well-funded as the military, his “hope and change” campaign where hope and change was never defined.

It seems awfully true that the very same electorate, which was swayed by the press then, will be swayed once again by that very same press.

It might very well be, once again, that adolescent psychotics will be voting for adolescent psychotics and pushing them over the top to power.

IMHO


23 posted on 11/15/2011 5:01:05 AM PST by ripley
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To: TSgt
With 1/2 the country not paying a dime in their fair share of Federal, State & Local taxes and the other 1/2 fighting to keep more of what they earn, anything is possible with this president who likes to work around congress and the voters.
24 posted on 11/15/2011 5:02:23 AM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: indylindy

I am not among the downtrodden...I recognize the reality that we must be devoted to defeating Hussein. The worst RINO would not be as bad as the commie.


25 posted on 11/15/2011 5:09:34 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Very possible Mike Allen will get the mental help he needs.


26 posted on 11/15/2011 5:09:54 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What has Boner done to keep the speakership?


27 posted on 11/15/2011 5:13:17 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: From The Deer Stand
wrong place and wrong party.

Its the Senate going GOP, Mike.

The GOP won all those State houses and that killed redistricting.

28 posted on 11/15/2011 5:13:34 AM PST by scooby321
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

POLITICO/Romney for Obama in 2011


“White House Quotes Romney in Defense of Health Care”



Mitt Romney Sends Leftover Pizza to Obama Chicago HQ
After spending the day in Chicago fundraising, Mitt Romney
sat down with small business owners at Gino's East,
a pizza joint famous for their deep-dish pizza.
In fact, Romney himself tweeted a photo of a
delivery boy heading out with the loot, writing,
"Great deep dish at @ginoseast.
Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team."

29 posted on 11/15/2011 5:26:26 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Even if the lib lefties sustain a crushing blow they will not go away! Unless the next President can appoint at least two ultraconsevatie SCOTUS and the check and balances made untamperable.
Otherwise, they will weasel their way back in and continue their mission to put the last nail in the coffin that is our Constitutional Republic!


30 posted on 11/15/2011 5:27:12 AM PST by Leep
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; ...

Hopefully not but I havent seen House Republicans do much good with their majority, except a couple of investigations.

Otherwise getting control just allowed Obama to make ‘the Republican congress’ the bad guy, something that couldnt work for him last year. Now he has all the magic fixes that will fix everything, he just didnt have didnt think of them last year yet.

Republicans better :

A) start fighting back

or

B) convince voters Obama controls congress, much like Pelosi did with Bush in 2007 and 2008.


31 posted on 11/15/2011 5:30:42 AM PST by sickoflibs (Cain :"My parents didn't raise me to beg the government for other peoples money")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“On Morning Joe today” well that answers the question of whether it was pure BS or not. Next thread for me.


32 posted on 11/15/2011 5:31:26 AM PST by GulfBreeze (Cain Train 2012)
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To: indylindy
Actually this could happen.

Agreed. The 2010 momentum the GOP had has all but dried up. We'll likely see a reversal back to something like 2009.
33 posted on 11/15/2011 5:32:24 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: indylindy

They also have the MSM to give them a huge lift.

But! But! But! Some elite few here at FR say the MSM is on a deathwatch!!!


34 posted on 11/15/2011 5:34:48 AM PST by stevecmd
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
It would never happen if Republicans would plaster this chart all over television.....


35 posted on 11/15/2011 5:34:58 AM PST by csmusaret (The only borders Obama has closed is a bookstore.)
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To: Grut
“We must never underestimate the Stupid Party.”

Agree. Look at the recent election in Ohio; the good citizens were given a once in a lifetime opportunity to free themselves from the iron grip of their unions and what do they do? They revoke the very law that gave them control of their government back. Never mind that they're clueless on how they are now going to get their costs under control. To quote the great philosopher Forrest Gump, “stupid is as stupid does”. Go figure...

36 posted on 11/15/2011 5:40:26 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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37 posted on 11/15/2011 5:42:03 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is the goal of the ‘congress sucks’ movement going on in the media and among friends on social media. Notice, no one was posting ‘congress sucks’ posts on Facebook 18 months ago.

If there does become ‘a throw the bums out’ movement, it will be our people losing seats exclusively, because the Dems pretty much bottomed out last year and mostly only maintained their safe blue seats.

Our side needs to combat this with friends to keep blame where it needs to be...the DC ruling class..not freshman lawmakers.


38 posted on 11/15/2011 5:45:12 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: hal ogen

“It is also “very possible” that my pet goldfish will attend Harvard next semester. Is this allen creature using crack?”

Is your goldfish a Muslim financed by George Soros?


39 posted on 11/15/2011 5:48:55 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (To fix government, we need a rocket scientist. Oh, wait we have one!)
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To: csmusaret

40 posted on 11/15/2011 5:49:01 AM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: Doe Eyes

Thanx. I posted it here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2451468/posts?q=1&;page=201


41 posted on 11/15/2011 6:03:43 AM PST by csmusaret (The only borders Obama has closed is a bookstore.)
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To: TSgt
A second term would be the end of America as we know it.

The first term has been the end of America as we knew it.

42 posted on 11/15/2011 6:05:44 AM PST by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: Leep
Obama is merely the ‘Prince of Fools’. The fools still believe there is a utopian paradise at the end of this ‘revolution’.
‘Expropriate the Expropriators’
Make no mistake about it. The 2008 election was a significant paradigm shift towards collectivism.
43 posted on 11/15/2011 6:15:04 AM PST by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s time that Freepers, Conservatives, Republicans, Independents, etc. refrain visting the Politico web site!!! Politico, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC, CBS, CNN & ABC are just add-ons delivering the everyday message of the Obama White House and the Democrat National Committee. They are naught but state organs for the collective tyranny and state control that Obama & his illk of total socialists dream about. Americans, you are losing your freedoms with each day that passes and are like sheep being led to the slaughter of your freedom and independence!!!


44 posted on 11/15/2011 6:22:39 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So what’s she going to campaign on?
Most ethical congress evah? Flubbed that up in 2006
PayGo? Failure!
Most transparent congress ? Fail!
What’s left?


45 posted on 11/15/2011 6:24:45 AM PST by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: sickoflibs; All
Two points..

1. It's not quite possibel to score the 2012 House races yeat, because several states have yet to finish redistricting. Preliminary analysis indicates that dem gerrymandering, primarily in California and Illinois, may yeild the Dems 10+ seats. This is more than offset by the increases in electoral votes that red states received after the 2010 census. Two key states, Florida (+2 seats) and Texas (+4 seats) are still in the mix, but should yield 4-5 new GOP seats. Several blue dog Dems are in serious trouble, so it's probably more likely that the GOP majority in the House will INCREASE.

2. As many here have pointed out, it's not the fact of a GOP House that's important, it's what they actually DO with their majority. I think that the 2012 GOP Hoiuse caucus will be considrably MORE conservative than the current one, and able to exert greater pressure on the leadership. We shall see.

46 posted on 11/15/2011 6:30:50 AM PST by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: hal ogen
Look who is trying to make a comeback!


47 posted on 11/15/2011 6:33:57 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: Grut

I was about to say that. Never underestimate the capability of the Stupid Party to jerk abject Defeat from the Jaws of Victory!


48 posted on 11/15/2011 6:41:11 AM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That man is smoking some good s***.


49 posted on 11/15/2011 6:41:25 AM PST by dools0007world
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To: hal ogen

Oh, I wouldn’t bet against your goldfish—given what the Ivy League is graduating these days.


50 posted on 11/15/2011 6:42:51 AM PST by dools0007world
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