Skip to comments.Reid predicts McConnell loss
Posted on 08/10/2013 6:09:49 AM PDT by Viennacon
"They have to pick up 6 seats. I wasn't a genius with math, but those numbers are hard to come by," Reid said.
Reid went on to predict that the McConnell's Democratic challenger, Alison Grimes, and another Democratic challenger in the South would win seats now held by Republicans, including McConnell, in two red-leaning states.
"We have competitive seats in Kentucky, We are ahead in the polls in Kentucky. We are ahead in the polls in Georgia Michelle Nunn, Sam Nunn's daughter is ahead of everybody. Alison Grimes is ahead of the Republican leader and so that's two we're going to pick up and we're doing fine around the country," Reid said on
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He seems very cocky (likely due to his win in 2012) based on polling from two states, Georgia, and Kentucky.
I've already states I want Matt Bevin to remove Mitch McConnell from office ala Dick Lugar, since he is polling terribly and if it was a contest between a real conservative and Grimes, the state that elected Rand Paul would elect Bevin.
In Georgia, this seems very troubling. I know its a bloodbath primary. I'm leaning towards Karen Handel on this one. Why is Michelle Nunn polling so well? Her dad was a douchebag.
Whatever the case, we need to put some attention on these states. They're our flanks, and they're the only states where Democrats are going to be on offense in 2014, with Susan Collins running toward an easy reelection in Maine.
We cannot afford to lose either the Kentucky or Georgia seat.
The same reason any democrat polls well: A large majority of voters are brainless, mindless potted plants.
Harry Reid only cares about retaining power and clout. He’ll throw the entire country under the bus if it means he and the Democratic Party can gain total control of the political process.
If I already knew the results I’e be cocky too.
But to be sure, look for the Dems who are phoning it in.
Name recognition. The same reason Hillary is polling well, this far out from an election (1 Year and 3 months from 2014 and 3 years 3 months from 2016) that is the only thing the polls are really measuring.
Georgia is not going to lose Isakson’s seat to a Democrat. Will not happen, even for a Nunn. Those times are over. It will be a contentious primary for Isakson because he’s a backstabbing RINO, but we’ll get a candidate that will beat Ms (trading on my Daddy’s name) Nunn....
Republicans out here are pretty well pissed as hell at Chambliss and Isakson, but that does NOT translate to a Democrat win. Even for Ms. Nunn.
I think the RINO GOPe Regime, and Democrats for that matter, are making the big, big mistake interpreting their chances because of severe conservative voter distrust out there.
The GOPe Regime thinks they can step on our throats and win anyway if they can get the Mexicans on their side. Democrats know they have the Mexicans on their side, and disgruntled conservatives will dilute the GOPe.
Well, dilution is what we want for the GOPe and we will try very hard to primary every one of them GOPe RINO sumbiches.
That does not mean I’m gonna vote for a Democrat, ever.
Isakson is not up for re-election. Its for the seat of Saxby Chambliss who is retiring.
Since you’re in the state, what’s your assessment of the race regarding our candidates.
Paul Broun is a bomb-thrower. I initially backed him, but many people here have pointed out his low polling, Akin tendencies, and Ronulan lean.
Gingrey and Kingston seem like RINOS.
For this reason, I am contemplating endorsing Karen Handel. Good choice?
He father tapped out of the Senate nearly a couple of decades ago. He was the product of a Media Machine pump up of a southern Democrat. Supposedly a ‘defense’ expert.
All he’s done since tapping out was to get on every company and university board he could and line his pockets. We have heard virtually NOTHING from him in nearly two decades.
The only ones that remember Nunn are people like me, and not your typical younger Obama voter.
Mea culpa, your right...brain fart. I still plan on primary-ing Johnny in 2016 if I am still alive.
Chambliss is a traitor, and he’s caught so much crap from us these last 5 years and more, he knows damned well he won’t make it out of a Republican Primary. Certain. He’s not retiring, he’s running for the hills - with his Senate Pension, his seats on all these company boards and universities, and maybe anything he may have stolen while he was there IMO. IMO he IS a traitor, and I’ve told him more than once in my emails to him re: amnesty and other backsliding.
Here in GA for the replacements? No to Gingrey, Kingston (for sure, a big pork barreler), right now, it seems like Broun, Handel maybe some unknown unseen as yet....I guess my initial is Handel, too.
But if the old-timers are the only ones who remember Nunn, how is name recognition helping her? I’m not worried if all her support is among college kids. They stay home in the Midterms anyway.
They are being ‘reminded’ by local and national media.
There still isn’t a direct personal remembrance link that does the instinctual binding. They have to hear it from the lying media and that has to be relentless. That’s gonna cost her money.
Here’s my personal forecast. You won’t see, read, hear or attend any event where old fantasia about Sam Nunn will be shown in pictures, word, movies or even personal appearances. She couldn’t win without it.
Even then, his experience is ‘defense’ is from the dinosaur age of the US/USSR Cold War. To educate the dumb masses on his significance then might require that they be reprogrammed and unlearned from what schools are teaching today...
Thanks for the details, man. I’m gearing up for taking the senate in 2014, and we have good chances. Just can’t afford any screwups. We have enough liberal hags in the senate. Diane Frankenfeinstein, Barbara Boxer, Wawa Warren, Stabacow, McCatskull.... ughh.
The dems are counting on lots of disgruntled conservatives sitting out the 2014 Mid-term General, like in 2012, if they aren’t totally in love with the GOP nominee.
Dems are doing some serious whistling past the graveyard as their base has a long history of “being busy, eatin free and enjoying their nobamaphones” on Mid-term election day.
On Nov. 8, 2014, we can either quit holding our breathe or get back to buying ammo in prep for SHTF. Unless something dramatically changes between now and then, I think we gain control of Senate and keep the House which closes the door on nobama’s shite.
To me, it’s a full blown knock down war with our own party.
Our goal is to relentlessly support our conservative challengers and decimate the GOPe ranks of those having to run in 2014. We will be successful in those primaries and we will take these new people to the General Elections and kick the ass of the Democrat candidates because they have nothing to offer except Obama lies stacked up with 6 years (then) experience with Obama promises.
I predict McConnell will lose also...but not to any demonrat!
Harry Reid = Dream Weaver.
Same fight has been off and on as long as I can remember. It used to be the Rockefeller Republicans, now we call them GOPe. They have been beaten before, we can do it again.
It’s a long way until primary day.
Kentucky and Georgia won’t elect demonic-rats, without something going drastically wrong.
I don't think that way anymore. They'd rather lose with a RINO than to cede power to constitutional conservatives. As long as they retain power as a minority party and get their cheap labor and global dominance, what do they care about winning? In truth, they're better off not being in power and having to deal with what they promised conservatives in order to get their votes.
I'm so fed up that if they let the invaders stay in the US and don't defund or make optional Obamacare, I'm going to vote dem and let the chips fall where they may. Why?....we're goin' down anyway. Better sooner than later.
While I also believe they (GOPe) are firmly content with second-tier power, I do not think they are going to be willing to let their representation get below a politically meaningful level. That level is debatable, but their minority would still require some level of ability to whoop up a fuss (e.g., filibuster, bring over some Democrat votes on a particularly popular program the President is against, etc.)
If they’d accept losses to keep conservatives out, they risk becoming meaningless in the DC power structure with no power at all.
More likely due to the 2016 election polling results which have already been programmed in to the system, and which Valerie Jarrett had presented to her Party's leadership.
I predict McConnnell loses either the primary and if he gets by there in the general election if the dumbcrat says the right things. If she comes out for coal, for guns and pro-life she will win. Now you know as well as I do no democrat can vote this way, but they run this way.
I have voted for McConnell every election since 1984. No more period. If he loses the seat it’s his own fault due to his running as a conservative every 6th year only to betray us at the first opportunity possible. My father is a Goldwater conservative and will have no more of mushy Mitch even if it means an out of the closet liberal wins. No more votes for liberals,even if they have (R)’s in front of their names—enough!
Although I would love to see McConnell lose to a more conservative in the primary and the conservative go on to win ...I see neither happening, McConnell will most likely retain his seat....probably not with as many votes but enough votes!!!
Would you expect the polling to change as we get closer to election day?
Probably....but they might go toward McConnell...incumbents have a way of moving toward the electorate about election time. Note John McCain!!!