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Mood turns somber for Democrats in 2014 contest for Senate control
The Hill ^ | July 21, 2013

Posted on 07/21/2013 1:34:24 PM PDT by SMGFan

President Obama talked earlier this year of a Democratic takeover of the House, but instead his party is now in danger of losing the Senate. The latest blow to their hopes of keeping the upper chamber came from former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D),who opted out of a race to replace retiring Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.)

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That party seems likely to lose seats in Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia, where it cannot find find strong candidates.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Montana; US: South Dakota; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2014demprimary; 2014election; 2014midterms; 2016election; election2014; election2016
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1 posted on 07/21/2013 1:34:24 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

That’s a damn shame.


2 posted on 07/21/2013 1:35:22 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: SMGFan

Wasn’t the GOP going to take the Senate in 2012?


3 posted on 07/21/2013 1:35:46 PM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: SMGFan

How in the world is Landrieu going to keep her seat in Louisiana?


4 posted on 07/21/2013 1:38:32 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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To: SMGFan

A sad day for the democrats is a good day for America.


5 posted on 07/21/2013 1:39:24 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: John W

Can’t happen fast enough
FU Barack Hissein Obamao


6 posted on 07/21/2013 1:41:16 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: SMGFan

What’s the worst that could happen for the Democrats?

They lose the Majority and John McCain turns enough Republicans on every issue, that they still win every vote.

John McCain is their +1 to every party.

Sadly he generally has +5 in his pocket too.


7 posted on 07/21/2013 1:41:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: SMGFan

D@mn Skippy, they are! Americans have had E-NUFF!


8 posted on 07/21/2013 1:41:50 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: SMGFan

Off year election. The democrats will not be able to motivate their base of ne’re-do-wells, to put down to their crack and hash pipes long enough to vote.

Question is: Will the republicans normally more motivated base vote for such a back-stabbing and pusillanimous group as the current crop Republican candidates? That is the question.


9 posted on 07/21/2013 1:41:50 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: eCSMaster
Not to worry!

The Democrat party will have their community organizers out on big graveyard voter registration drives this year.

10 posted on 07/21/2013 1:41:51 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: jughandle

A Republican victory doesn’t necessarily mean “good for America”. I am no longer a Republican, I am a conservative. Depending on the state in which I live that sometimes makes me an Independent. So be it.


11 posted on 07/21/2013 1:42:50 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SMGFan

Hopefully, the democrat senators will keep pushing gun control. amnesty, obamacare is great and tax increases...


12 posted on 07/21/2013 1:43:14 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Kozak

Yeah and then the RNC and GOPe decided to give us Romney.

Suppressed the vote and issued away what was a mathmatical certainty


13 posted on 07/21/2013 1:44:05 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: DoughtyOne

I am afraid you are right.

There are enough rinos in the Senate to prevent the good republicans from doing anything meaningful.


14 posted on 07/21/2013 1:44:38 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: eCSMaster
How in the world is Landrieu going to keep her seat in Louisiana?

A) She will get her voters out - twice, in some cases.

B) The GOP will nominate a rape/birth control expert.

15 posted on 07/21/2013 1:44:52 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

In today’s vernacular, it’s eNuff!


16 posted on 07/21/2013 1:46:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: DoughtyOne

Pretty much. With the Tea Party all but dead, I don’t see why they’re worried. An incumbent RAT should stand a good chance against a RINO challenger in any but the reddest of states. After all, just look at how great things are going...


17 posted on 07/21/2013 1:47:17 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: SMGFan

Whatever. There are 10,000 more news cycles to be managed by the Mob Media.


18 posted on 07/21/2013 1:48:37 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The Lefties can drink Kool-Aid; I will drink Tea.)
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To: SMGFan
Mood turns somber for Democrats in 2014 contest for Senate control

I'd like to see Harry Reid and his mafia bosses drive them right over a cliff with Harry at the wheel, but it looks like it's time to call in the Company Heads that make electronic voting machines and give them an offer they can't refuse.

19 posted on 07/21/2013 1:49:43 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (A Quiet Rage is Building All Across America!)
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To: SMGFan

Naw. They are up against RINO republicans. They always find a way to screw up a sure thing and LOSE!! Their candidates are the likes of McIdiot, McRomney, and further such idiots. Naw, I doubt they can win the senate. The Muslin Brotherhood has a better chance of winning the senate than the RINOs.


20 posted on 07/21/2013 1:50:40 PM PDT by RetiredArmy ("As in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of Man." The LORD said it would be like this.)
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To: Kozak
Wasn’t the GOP going to take the Senate in 2012?

Only the wishful thinkers on our side were saying that (including me). In contrast I think Nate Silver has said the Senate is looking pretty good for the pubbies in 2014.

21 posted on 07/21/2013 1:51:12 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: SMGFan

And do we expect any changes???


22 posted on 07/21/2013 1:51:44 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: gorush

True, spoke too soon.


23 posted on 07/21/2013 1:52:12 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: DoughtyOne

Well said. Along the same lines, what’s the sense in republicans being in charge if they’re going to cave to the effects of brow-beating the press and round-the-clock protests will have on them?


24 posted on 07/21/2013 1:52:41 PM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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To: Kozak

Nope. There was zero chance in 2012 for Senate control. Anyone who thought so wasn’t paying attention.


25 posted on 07/21/2013 1:53:10 PM PDT by martiangohome
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To: jughandle

“A sad day for the democrats is a good day for America.”

Not if the morons that replace them are liberal Republicans or Wack Job Big L Libertarians.

We need Dems to be replaced by balanced (Social/Fiscal/National Defense) conservative Republicans. It is getting downright impossible to find these.


26 posted on 07/21/2013 1:54:14 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: SMGFan

If loosing a few seats turns them somber now, just imagine when the rule of Law is returned to the land and they get to line up in Court for their Treason and Theft trials.

I bet it well be a REAL Somber day then.


27 posted on 07/21/2013 1:54:26 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: SMGFan

I don’t buy it, I have the sinking feeling that the GOP will do something to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!


28 posted on 07/21/2013 1:57:25 PM PDT by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: 3Fingas
There are enough rinos in the Senate to prevent the good republicans from doing anything meaningful.

I have very low expectations these days...I'll settle for the Republicans preventing the Democrats from doing anything meaningful. I like the idea of a "do-nothing" Congress.

29 posted on 07/21/2013 1:59:53 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: SMGFan

The dems can’t lose.

They’ve got the press, the IRS, the Justice Dept., DHS, and the NSA (along with google, facebook) on their side.

They will be able to drill into every challenger to a Democrat and get a full taxpayer-funded opposition research dossier on them.

There will be “dead drops” to the press at critical times, certainly the weekend before the election.

Even IF that fails they will get legions of illegal immigrants to the polls to vote

If they get caught, they’ll have a pardon waiting for them at the end of Obamas term.

No, they aren’t somber. I don’t believe it.


30 posted on 07/21/2013 2:00:03 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: SMGFan

Don’t tempt fate. Cast votes.


31 posted on 07/21/2013 2:00:26 PM PDT by UAConservative (We have just begun to fight!)
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To: SMGFan

With the MSM heralded “Obama recovery” and the huge success of Obamacare, wouldn’t any Dem be pretty much a slam dunk in 014?


32 posted on 07/21/2013 2:00:39 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Kozak
Wasn’t the GOP going to take the Senate in 2012?

Yep. And make no mistake, they'll once again find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

33 posted on 07/21/2013 2:00:58 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Sarah Palin - Last Man Standing (Ironic, ain't it?))
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To: eCSMaster

Draft Jindal to run. Not presidential material, but would make a fine substitute for the Landfill.


34 posted on 07/21/2013 2:04:22 PM PDT by UAConservative (We have just begun to fight!)
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To: Kozak

And 2010 too


35 posted on 07/21/2013 2:04:54 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: SMGFan

GIGO

Karma

Or

Just plain mean?

Payback is a b*tch.


36 posted on 07/21/2013 2:06:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: John W

Just in time for the Republicans in the Senate to complexly acquiesce.


37 posted on 07/21/2013 2:06:58 PM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: Jim Noble
A) She will get her voters out - twice, in some cases. B) The GOP will nominate a rape/birth control expert.

We need to volunteer in the polls (I have for years) and make sure our candidates don't slip up even once. A "57 states" comment from a leftist is no big deal, but a " If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down" comment will be nationwide news forever. We need to remember that the media are shockingly biased and prepare for that - Republicans cannot go off message, ever. We also need to get active in our primaries so that instead of sending RINOs to DC we will actually send conservatives.

38 posted on 07/21/2013 2:09:09 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: SMGFan
"President Obama talked earlier this year of a Democratic takeover of the House, but instead his party is now in danger of losing the Senate.."

I've always felt the former was just that: talk, and nothing more. The House never seemed that likely to be taken back by Pelosi and Co.

The Senate, though...I dunno. GOP gains are almost a certainty, but a majority still seems like the outside chance. I do hope for two things when it comes to the Senate: we get as many conservatives nominated as is possible; and that primary voters vet those candidates better than they did with Angle, Aikin, or Mourdock. We've seen some golden opportunities slip away in the Senate the past few years. I truly believe we don't have to settle for RINO's, but we can't continue to select people who self-destruct or just aren't up to snuff when it comes to winning an election in the first place.

39 posted on 07/21/2013 2:12:48 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: bigbob

Yep, I hear ya...


40 posted on 07/21/2013 2:14:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: eCSMaster

How in the world is Landrieu going to keep her seat in Louisiana?

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Landrieu is getting some attention from the LA GOP but will it be enough to defeat her.

http://www.wwl.com/Louisiana-GOP-plans-statewide-tour-to-topple-Mary-/16865672

“Forty-eight percent of the people in our state are registered Democrats,” she says.
“Twenty-four percent are registered Independent. So, the vast majority of people are for
practical politics, compromise, moving our country forward and supporting the middle class.”

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http://www.wwl.com/pages/16865672.php?contentType=4&contentId=13449474

“We recognize that we have quite a challenge next year in defeating Senator Landrieu, and it’s
going to take all hands on deck,” says GOP Executive Director Jason Dore.

The state GOP’s ‘Red to the Roots’ 100-city tour will begin in August.

It’s goal, says Dore, is to determine potential supporters and activists, establish precinct
captains and lay the groundwork for 2014.....

U.S. Representative Bill Cassidy of Baton Rouge and political newcomer Rob Mannes
of Madisonville are Landrieu’s two republican challengers so far. Cassidy is considered
by many to be her strongest challenger.


41 posted on 07/21/2013 2:16:15 PM PDT by deport
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To: American in Israel

I will be standing in line for the gallows... only suitable punishment for these traitors.


42 posted on 07/21/2013 2:17:06 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: rabidralph

Thanks. Can you imagine a Boehner House and a McConnel Senate?

Truly sad...


43 posted on 07/21/2013 2:18:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: SMGFan
It does not help when you incite racial violence within the voters you party supposedly own to get an agenda advanced you really want....the side being treated like punching bags usually look elsewhere especially when they are being labeled white....hmmmm, maybe we should vote like we are white also, and really Hispanic is a new label that used to be white so why not be white.

Both parties are totally stupid when it comes to politics.

44 posted on 07/21/2013 2:19:53 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: SMGFan; Kozak; sickoflibs; SeekAndFind; onyx

That is why the Dems are going to dump Obamacare by the end of January next year.

Bet on it. The ground work is already being laid:

1. Delays in parts of the law.
2. Harry Reid complaining about the funding levels.
3. Continuing lawsuits by religious organizations.
4. AFL-CIO letter.
5. Obama campaigning for it.


45 posted on 07/21/2013 2:21:09 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: LaybackLenny

It’s easy ...the MSM baits them with a question about woman’s sexuality they lunge at it with the discipline of a Labrador puppy...game over.


46 posted on 07/21/2013 2:21:31 PM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Is that worse than Pelosi and Reid controlling the House and Senate?


47 posted on 07/21/2013 2:21:56 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

With a president like McCain, yes.

He would have not opposition, and his own ‘sniff testers’ with their noses in the wrong place to be effective.

It could be a disaster.

Imagine Medicare Part D to the X.


48 posted on 07/21/2013 2:24:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: skimbell

And the IRS will continue giving conservative rectal exams while also releasing past personal tax filings of R’s. ONLY after they have tapped their phones and infiltrated their computers, of course.
Same rules as the presidential election will be brought to the state level.


49 posted on 07/21/2013 2:25:08 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: DoughtyOne

No. I hope there’s a mutiny in both chambers.


50 posted on 07/21/2013 2:28:42 PM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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