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Republican takeover of the U. S. Senate this November

Posted on 02/04/2014 1:23:11 PM PST by HalTa

There has been numerous articles on the possible Republican takeover of the Senate by concentrating Republican effort and resources on the six Democrat Senators that are up for reelection in Red States that Romney won in the 2012 election. This is all well and good but it would be a giant mistake to ignore the Blue State senatorial races. After all, there are NINETEEN Democrat senators up for reelection this year. There is no reason to believe these Democrats are any less vulnerable then their Red State cronies. This year is not a "normal" election. The Blue State voters who have had their Health Care destroyed by Obamacare, are going to be just as outraged by this abomination known as Obamacare. They may even have stronger feeling than us. Their Boy Wonder President has just double crossed them all and badly hurt them financially. This 2014 election is most critical for America. Our goal should be 100% effort to defeat ALL Democrat Senators Red State and Blue State. There are many relatively weak Senators up for reelction. in these Blue States. People like Al Franken, Minn., Jean Shaneen, New Hampshire, Alan Coons, Delaware. In addition Jay Rockefeller, W. Virginia is retiring {he sees the writing on the wall.} The Democrats have savaged the economy of West Virginia, with any effort at all this should be a Republican victory. The same goes for Michigan, Carl Levin is also "retiring". We have to go all out to put an end to Obama's destruction of America by taking away the Senate. Imagine senate leadership without the stomach churning presence of Harry Reed.


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; senateraces

1 posted on 02/04/2014 1:23:11 PM PST by HalTa
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To: HalTa

Rove and the RNC will find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory once again.


2 posted on 02/04/2014 1:24:38 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: HalTa

Ain’t gonna happen.

Amnesty killed off that hope.


3 posted on 02/04/2014 1:24:43 PM PST by oldbill
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To: HalTa
Republican takeover of the U. S. Senate this November

I doubt it.

4 posted on 02/04/2014 1:25:16 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: HalTa

Yes, defeat the Dems and their allies (the Republican Party leadership)!


5 posted on 02/04/2014 1:25:48 PM PST by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: HalTa

Pass amnesty and see what happens.


6 posted on 02/04/2014 1:26:22 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: HalTa

This was the certain expectation in 2012. But as long as rampant election fraud is allowed, I don’t believe it for the next election cycle.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 1:26:40 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: HalTa

“We have to go all out to put an end to Obama’s destruction of America by taking away the Senate.”

I agree, but.....

Never underestimate the stupidity of the voting majority
Never underestimate the power of Republicans snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
And never underestimate the power of RINO’s in a herd.

We have an uphill battle for sure.


8 posted on 02/04/2014 1:26:59 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Don Corleone

Yes, them going after amnesty will finish them off, yet again.

The GOPe: stuck on stupid for years and years.


9 posted on 02/04/2014 1:27:39 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: HalTa; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ...

I so, so hope so. It’s our only chance of salvaging the remains of the nation.


10 posted on 02/04/2014 1:30:34 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: HalTa

So let me get this straight. Boehner wants an immigration fix (read that freeze it in place broken) now. So what happens when the Senate goes Republican?

Do we get a repeat of the Bush years where they took a pass on rolling back decades of Liberal crap, or do we actually get some action on the things that are totally broken?

Color me completely up in the air on this. Oh hell, let’s face it, we could have the House and the Senate under our control, and move Left even faster than we do now.


11 posted on 02/04/2014 1:32:29 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: F15Eagle
A good crash and burn for the RNC in November might be just the ticket in 2016.
12 posted on 02/04/2014 1:34:55 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: HalTa

This most likely will not happen.

If McConnell loses in the primary he will probably back the Democrat. Any other RINO who loses will do the same and the RNC will not give a penny to any true conservative especially if they defeated an incumbent RINO or defeated the RINO-backed candidate.


13 posted on 02/04/2014 1:43:46 PM PST by OldMissileer
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To: Don Corleone

Always a possibility.

The RNC seems to largely staffed by idiots and RINOS, but lets hope the American people are so fed up that they vote the DEMS out anyways.


14 posted on 02/04/2014 1:43:58 PM PST by JimBianchi11 (The 2A is the cornerstone of our free society. Those that don't support it, oppose it.)
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To: HalTa

Dunno ‘bout that. Don’t have much faith left in the Republican Party.
Saxby Chambliss (RINO, GA) is retiring this year; we will see who replaces him. Could be a Tea Partier. Could be a RINO.
Otherwise, I would be leaving the Senator line blank or voting losertarian.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 1:46:35 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: HalTa

I should also add that unless we get a veto proof House and Senate (completely impossible this year or in 2016) Obambi will just veto anything he does not like and the complicit Press will ensure it is all blamed on the Republicans.


16 posted on 02/04/2014 1:47:35 PM PST by OldMissileer
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To: HalTa

Are there any left to take over?


17 posted on 02/04/2014 1:51:02 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: HalTa

The last time republicans had a majority in the senate they spent most of their working time passing more democrat socialist legislation.

Of course that was only when they could be bothered to pull their snouts out from the pig trough and stop stuffing their friends’ pockets with taxpayer money.


18 posted on 02/04/2014 1:55:42 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: HalTa

I have ebery confidence that the GOP-e consultants will do a terrific job in 2014, like... they did with Romney, er wait.


19 posted on 02/04/2014 1:55:54 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: OldMissileer
If McConnell loses in the primary he will probably back the Democrat. Any other RINO who loses will do the same and the RNC will not give a penny to any true conservative especially if they defeated an incumbent RINO or defeated the RINO-backed candidate.

Then it will be up to us. It is anyway.

20 posted on 02/04/2014 2:04:26 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Also, never underestimate the treachery of the Democratic Party.


21 posted on 02/04/2014 2:08:42 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: HalTa

If the Gelded OLD Pansies mismanage to take over the Senate, they will power share it with their good ‘Rat friends across the aisle.


22 posted on 02/04/2014 2:20:25 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: oldbill; All
Amnesty killed off that hope.

There may be enough patriots and former Obama supporters to do the following in 2014 elections. If patriots can elect 2/3 conservative majority in each House of Congress then Congress will have the power to do the following.

Congress will have the power, under the Constitution's Clause 2 of Section 7 of Article I, to override presidential vetoes. I other words, Congress will be able to repeal Obamacare without Obama's signature.

So if people care more about their health than amnesty, they might exercise their voting muscle to elect a conservative supermajority to Congress.

23 posted on 02/04/2014 2:25:28 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: HalTa

From your lip’s to God’s ear’s.


24 posted on 02/04/2014 3:01:03 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Amendment10

Passing immigration will lead to many Republicans reregistering as independent and many others just not voting at all in the elections.

I know I have nothing to show for 30 years of voting GOP.

The GOP stands for capitulation to the 25% of Americans who are the hard left.

Going after the Tea Party who gave them their only hope in 2010, is puzzling.

Also puzzling is why we have no Republican push to buy up one of the CNN, MSNBC or other networks and fire the staff and weaken the left’s hold on pushing their propaganda over the airwaves. I thought Republicans are the party of the Rich, but they spent a billion dollars on these leftest networks on campaign ads making the propaganda networks rich


25 posted on 02/04/2014 3:01:23 PM PST by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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The idiots pushing amnesty are pissing on this opportunity.

Vote out the RINOs this 2014!


26 posted on 02/04/2014 3:03:24 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: HalTa
A GOP-e takeover of the Senate?!? Ooooh, couldn't you just swoon?!
27 posted on 02/04/2014 3:04:24 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: HalTa

Oops. Forgot the /sarc tag, in case you need it.


28 posted on 02/04/2014 3:05:28 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: workerbee

I like the Dump the Rino movement, plus a punish Dems for passing Obamacare.

GOP should go after all the blue state dems who only won their last election by 10% or less. Obamacare makes them very vulnerable to voter retribution.


29 posted on 02/04/2014 3:08:56 PM PST by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Amendment10

Thanks for your post. While I agree with some of the negative points expressed by the vast majority on this topic, It is very puzzling why they are willing to jeopardize probably our last chance to save the Union. The boys in the White House bathroom, monitoring Free Republic, must be enjoying
themselves reading all of this.


30 posted on 02/04/2014 3:32:43 PM PST by HalTa
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To: HalTa

You’ve got that right. In fact, some of them maybe posting here on this thread.


31 posted on 02/04/2014 4:20:02 PM PST by Bluebird Singing
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To: HalTa
True.

A GOP takeover of the Senate would make Obama a lame duck for the last two years.

As for amnesty in the House, it is going anywhere, even Ryan admitted that.

32 posted on 02/04/2014 9:35:04 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: HalTa

Ignore all the malcontents who seem to be rooting for Reid to keep control, they are useless whiners.


33 posted on 02/04/2014 9:43:28 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Yep


34 posted on 02/05/2014 3:39:37 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: HalTa

Dems know they are in deep doo doo...in 2014..

They will target the races where they can steal enough votes to retain a one seat majority....and with Joe Biden as VP. He is pro tem of the senate so he will cast many deciding votes...


35 posted on 02/05/2014 3:54:25 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: HalTa

You make a very valid point. I say: “Amen”.


36 posted on 02/05/2014 9:04:59 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: WayneS

Ref. you Post #4: Do you have an argument for doubting that the Republicans will take over the Senate this November? A little intellectual dialogue would be good if you have the mental equipment to engage in such.


37 posted on 02/05/2014 9:07:05 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Don Corleone

Rove and the RNC will find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory once again.
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I get so tired of hearing that tired, old, worn-out line. We are not depending on Rove and the RNC to do what needs to be done. Their funds are down from 2012, the year they wasted a gazillion dollars with nothing to show for it. To hell with them. We just have to do what we have to do to get the job done.


38 posted on 02/05/2014 9:09:58 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: HalTa
....... the negative points expressed by the vast majority on this topic, It is very puzzling why they are willing to jeopardize probably our last chance to save the Union. The boys in the White House bathroom, monitoring Free Republic, must be enjoying themselves reading all of this.

I don't know why the dooms-dayers are even on this website. Why don't they just go ahead and throw in the towel, get off the computer and watch "The View".
39 posted on 02/05/2014 9:12:52 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

Setting aside for a moment the fact that you provided no compelling argument explaining WHY the republicans will take over the senate in 2014, I offer the following as an example of why they won’t (there have been many more similar occurrences in states across the nation).

Since he became ensconced in the senate, the republicans have been incapable of even coming close to unseating Mark Warner from Virginia, a man who is quite possibly one of the lamest and most ineffectual politicians in the history of the Commonwealth. And, for 2014, it appears they are going to go the losing route once again by nominating a ‘democrat-lite’ republican to run against Mr. Warner.

Furthermore, a couple of years ago they could not stop the democrats from electing Tim ‘I worship at Obama’s feet’ Kaine to Virginia’s second senate seat. If the republican party were still a viable entity, they would be able to field candidates and run campaigns that would absolutely destroy each of these completely useless individuals. Keep in mind, Virginia has historically had a strong and effective republican party. For them to end up where they are is no small indication of the party’s decline; and Virginia is not the only state with a weakening republican party.

Over the last 8 to 10 years, on both a state and national level, the republicans have regressed to the point where they are, for the most part, incapable of running an effective political campaign. They have also become incapable of choosing electable candidates to their “tickets”. The ‘powers that be’ in the republican party think that conservatives ‘owe it to the party’ to follow them wherever they go, regardless of how far down the road to nanny-statism and liberalism that may be. And, they think they are ‘owed’ this simply because the democrats are the only other game in town.

“We’re not quite as corrupt and socialist as the democrats” is not a particularly inspiring message.

PS - Now, do you have an argument for why you think the republicans will take over the senate this November - apart from anger over obamacare, which the republicans are most likely too inept to effectively exploit without having it back-fire on them. That is, “if you have the mental equipment to engage in such” -— you arrogant, condescending twit.


40 posted on 02/05/2014 10:19:18 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: WayneS

Thank you for your reply. Now, my comments.

Virginia is not one of the States that I, and others, will be counting on to help take the control of the Senate away from the Dems. IMO, Virginia, with the D.C. influence, is becoming another California politically.

We have to concentrate on the States where we have a GREAT chance of replacing the current, retiring Democrat incumbents; three that come to mind are Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia. We also concentrate on States that Romney carried in 2012 where we have a very good chance of taking out the Dem incumbents, i.e. Landrieu (LA), Udall (CO), Pryor (AR) and Begich (AK). And finally, the “Blue” States like Michigan which has a retiring Senator (Carl Levin) who is a Dem, but there are enough Conservative die-hards in the State to elect a Conservative in a low voter-turnout Primary and off year election.

Now, there are other races that, in the light of America’s hatred for ObamaCare, we have a chance of stealing those Senate seats. (I’m thinking Shaheen in NH.) And, since we only need to pick up six (6) seats, Wayne.... this is very doable Bro. There could be some election night surprises. Wait and see.

Enjoyed the dialogue.


41 posted on 02/05/2014 11:01:09 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

I hope you are right.

I think you are wrong.


42 posted on 02/05/2014 11:57:15 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: HalTa; All

Heard today, that former GOP Senator Larry Pressler is running as an Independent in South Dakota. This type of crap is how the Dems will hold on to control of the Senate. I hope it’s a rumor, but, it’s probably not. This is how McAuliffe won the Governorship of VA. Get a 3rd Party candidate to siphon votes off of the Pubbie. Why can’t the Republicans do the same thing? Get 2 or 3 “Democrat friendly” Third Party candidates for every race.


43 posted on 02/06/2014 9:02:44 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

I just got through checking what I hoped was a planted DNC rumor, but it turns out you are right. It’s in numerous news outlets, including a gloating Washington Post article. It turns out ex senator Pressler is described as a “moderate”, and happily reported that he endorsed and voted for Obama in both 2008 and 2012.

It’s obvious his motive is to prevent a Conservative taking over the seat and opposing Obama. May he rot in hell.


44 posted on 02/06/2014 12:10:01 PM PST by HalTa
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To: HalTa

Pressler is described as a “moderate”, and happily reported that he endorsed and voted for Obama in both 2008 and 2012.
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Well, maybe he will take away as many votes from the Dem candidate as he does from the Pubbie.


45 posted on 02/07/2014 5:37:24 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: HalTa

I hope Minnesota Citizens will get that CLOWN (Franken) out. Who is running against him?? I hope a tea party member.


46 posted on 02/09/2014 5:15:16 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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