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6 Signs a Republican Senate Takeover Is Within Reach
National Journal ^ | January 29, 2014

Posted on 01/29/2014 6:10:30 PM PST by SMGFan

Republican gains and President Obama's weakness have Democrats on their heels, preparing to fight for Senate seats they never thought they would have to defend and hoping that 2016 will give them a chance to win back the Senate if they lose it next year.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014election; senate

1 posted on 01/29/2014 6:10:30 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

How will we notice the change?


2 posted on 01/29/2014 6:12:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: SMGFan
Immigration. They win or lose on immigration.

/johnny

3 posted on 01/29/2014 6:12:39 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SMGFan

And then Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski will become “independents” because “the party will have moved away from them” like Jim Jeffords, Arlen Specter, and Lincoln Chafee.

We need a heavy sweep like 1980 or 1994, to counter the moderates in the party who live to help the democrats.


4 posted on 01/29/2014 6:14:07 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: SMGFan

Shamnesty trumps all.


5 posted on 01/29/2014 6:17:44 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: SMGFan

I am reaching the point where I don’t care.

Did anyone read about the GOP(E) response by Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) to the State of the Coup? Don’t want to repeal ObamaCare? Didn’t mention Benghazi or Obama’s overt support of Al Qaeda in Syria? Didn’t condemn Obama’s intentions to govern by fiat?

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/29/McMorris-Rodgers-More-Hopeful-Republican-Vision-Leaves-Obama-Unscathed

Why the heck should I vote these wastes of skin?


6 posted on 01/29/2014 6:20:54 PM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We won’t. The GOPe will still push Leftist crap off on us complaining they don’t have a super-majority.

And so the Democrats will still rule the day, despite being in the minority. Works in the House constantly...


7 posted on 01/29/2014 6:20:59 PM PST by DoughtyOne (AMNESTY is job none...)
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To: SMGFan

Ain’t gonna happen if the GOP pushes Illegal Alien Amnesty, and not ending ObamaCare.

Seems every RINOCrat publication keeps pushing a GOP takeover when the GOP is trying to commit political suicide


8 posted on 01/29/2014 6:21:40 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How will we notice the change?

Republican bathrooms will no longer be obligated to be gender neutral and TG friendly.

Admittedly 'required' is the key word.

9 posted on 01/29/2014 6:21:47 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More legislation that the Rats support will go through.


10 posted on 01/29/2014 6:22:13 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SMGFan
A narrow majority is as good as back in the minority.

Collins, Murkowski, or McCain will "reach across the aisle."

If the margin is very tight, I wouldn't be surprised to see them work out a deal to keep Harry Reid in the "majority leader" chair, even without a numerical majority. Collegiality and comity, my FRiends.

11 posted on 01/29/2014 6:24:01 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SMGFan

I wonder how much help the RAT Party is going to toss at Cornyn in the TEXAS Primary.


12 posted on 01/29/2014 6:25:11 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Turnout is the key. The base is not going to turn out in force to vote for incumbent RINOs like McConnell and his cronies. I believe that unless the GOP makes a big move to the right (fat chance in hell) that looks pretty darn sincere (another fat chance), it's possible the Dems will pick up Senate seats.

I'm not seriously studying any/all of the races. It's my gut feeling that there will be a weak turnout. The GOP will again bet on the lesser of two evils to work for them. I don't think it will this time.

13 posted on 01/29/2014 6:27:26 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Little Ray

I didn’t hear the GOP Establishment response to SOTU, but I did hear that it went over like a cold turd on a hot rock.


14 posted on 01/29/2014 6:27:37 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: cotton1706
You left out John McCain and Lindsey Graham.
15 posted on 01/29/2014 6:30:15 PM PST by Thors2000
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To: Little Ray

The official GOP response was pitiful. The GOP speech should directly respond to the BS in Obama’s speech. We don’t need a rehearsed “nicey nice aren’t I cute” low key uninspiring reply. We needed someone who can think quickly and is good at debating, maybe Ted Cruz. I was very disappointed in the Republican response.


16 posted on 01/29/2014 6:44:41 PM PST by mouske
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To: Howie66

“I didn’t hear the GOP Establishment response to SOTU, but I did hear that it went over like a cold turd on a hot rock.’

Apt description. The woman should have donned an apron and walked on camera with a plate full of freshly-baked cookies. TG for Rand Paul and Mike Lee.
Actually, maybe having the GOPe turds “move forward on immigration,” could be a good thing, pushing the “Republican Pussies” who support the GOPe (along with the Indies) toward the TP candidates. It doesn’t mean a whole hell of a lot to have the GOP “take” the Senate as long as we have McConnell and the others of his ilk who are standing for election at the end of the day.


17 posted on 01/29/2014 6:49:18 PM PST by vette6387
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To: SMGFan

If the GOP wins a majority of seats, someone will switch parties again. You can bet on it.


18 posted on 01/29/2014 6:51:31 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: SMGFan

The Pubbies institute a power sharing agreement with the RAT’s, in the interest of bi-partisanship.


19 posted on 01/29/2014 6:56:23 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: SMGFan

Yeah, but WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!?


20 posted on 01/29/2014 6:58:04 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We won’t. It doesn’t matter. We don’t have the WH. Half the GOP are RINOs. They 100% lose the Senate back in 2016. Talk about a Pyrrhic victory.


21 posted on 01/29/2014 7:03:31 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

22 posted on 01/29/2014 7:34:54 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Little Ray
I actually saw her (Cathy M-R, R WA) speaking this morning on FNC.

She was all smiles and platitudes of "coming together on unemployment benefits, immigration," etc.

She's just the kind of GOPe that we conservatives love to despise for selling us out!

23 posted on 01/29/2014 7:36:04 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: vette6387

That is exactly why we must help support the Primary Challengers of McConnell, Graham and Cornyn. Get these RINOs out of office!


24 posted on 01/29/2014 7:49:34 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: SMGFan

Two reasons that it will never happen: 1.The Democrat Party’s election stealing m.o. 2. The Republican Party’s lack of spine, backbone. courage, balls, and character.


25 posted on 01/29/2014 7:52:58 PM PST by sport
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To: SMGFan

Once the Rs push for illegal immigration any lead they have will dissipate like a snow flake in a July sun.


26 posted on 01/29/2014 7:59:39 PM PST by JonPreston
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To: Little Ray; ml/nj; Impy; InterceptPoint; fieldmarshaldj; Political Junkie Too; randita; SMGFan; ...
Did anyone read about the GOP(E) response by Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) to the State of the Coup? Don’t want to repeal ObamaCare? Didn’t mention Benghazi or Obama’s overt support of Al Qaeda in Syria? Didn’t condemn Obama’s intentions to govern by fiat?

I saw Congresswoman McMorris Rogers' response live and wasn't particularly impressed. It was too long on her personal life story and too short on hard policy differences with Obama. The omissions that you mentioned, though, might be excused by the tight time restrictions on her.

Incidentally, there was an alternative Republican response by Sen. Mike Lee, which was more to the point.

27 posted on 01/29/2014 8:57:26 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
Benishek is my congressman and won't get my vote. He is a rino. Could care less if the GOP get anything. They no longer represent me and in fact are attacking my beliefs. I expect a low turn out whether they pass immigration or not.

F the GOP.

28 posted on 01/29/2014 9:12:31 PM PST by jimpick
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To: justiceseeker93
Didn’t mention Benghazi or Obama’s overt support of Al Qaeda in Syria? Didn’t condemn Obama’s intentions to govern by fiat?

Yes, connect the dots.

Benghazi, Syria, Turkey, Egypt.

Evidence on Mohamed Mursi’s direct link to terror acts in Egypt (like lawless Obama)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3117047/posts

Obama selected Morsi and pushed him into the Presidency of Egypt. Must have also tutored him in how to run a country. Note in the above article, he totally exceeded his constitutional authority repeatedly, not only released but pardoned known Terrorists, made laws up with the stroke of the pen.

When Morsi was removed by public demonstration and threat of civil war, then General Sissi and the military stepped in to avoid the war. Obama then cut off all aid to Egypt and threatened them to force them to put Morsi back in power. (Like he did in Honduras)

Incredible are the similarities between Obama and Morsi in Egpyt.

29 posted on 01/29/2014 9:24:23 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: sport

2 reasons it will happen:

Ted Cruz & Mike Lee


30 posted on 01/29/2014 9:26:02 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Howie66

It won’t help him. Have you noticed the number of pre Primary adds he is running. And the lies he is telling trying to make himself sound like a Conservative.

We know what he is.

He will be primaried.


31 posted on 01/29/2014 9:28:45 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: justiceseeker93

I think the usual milquetoast suckiness of the official “Republican response” is the reason that whatever tea party group is started doing a separate one.


32 posted on 01/29/2014 9:35:51 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: SMGFan

Just more big gubmint with an r next to their names.


33 posted on 01/29/2014 10:39:11 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Cornyn has plagiarized Cruz’ actual action and attack in his ads.


34 posted on 01/29/2014 10:45:00 PM PST by txhurl (Everyday I think I witnessed the liberals' destructive high-water-mark. Next AM, proven wrong.)
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To: justiceseeker93
You are way too kind.

Leni

35 posted on 01/30/2014 5:35:01 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: SMGFan

...and one sign it won’t happen...AMMESTY! The base will stay home again. They aren’t about to sweep, they are about to commit suicide!


36 posted on 01/30/2014 5:42:12 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: justiceseeker93

I know, but Lee, Cruz, et al, are NOT the GOP anymore...


37 posted on 01/30/2014 5:57:26 AM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: justiceseeker93

If the House pubbies wanted a really good female speaker who’d take it to the Mahdi, they’d have chosen Marsha Blackburn (TN) who successfully led the patriotic resistance to a state income tax that was proposed by RINO gov. SUNDWUIST.


38 posted on 01/30/2014 11:24:33 AM PST by libstripper (Asv)
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