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Senate GOP buoyant about midterms
The Hill ^ | February 5, 2014 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 02/06/2014 11:46:11 AM PST by Din Maker

Politics was at the forefront of Republicans senators’ minds at their annual retreat on Wednesday. There’s growing optimism among GOP lawmakers that their odds of becoming the majority party are on the rise.

GOP strategists have been touting the party’s chances of picking up the six seats they need to take back the Senate for months. Senate Republicans note their position looked much worse only a few months ago in the midst of the government shutdown, when the party’s approval rating dropped to a record low.

But hearing Wednesday from Stuart Rothenberg, editor of The Rothenberg Political Report and a respected handicapper, that they are slightly favored to win control of the upper chamber boosted their confidence.

Rothenberg's prediction echoed his newsletter’s public take that GOP pickups this fall will range between four and seven seats, and gave Republicans a better than even chance of winning control.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2014midterms; senate
If we can't pick up 6 Dem seats out of 21 that are up for grabs, in this political climate.... shame on all our houses.
1 posted on 02/06/2014 11:46:11 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

Stomp on Boehner to stop the Immigration/Amnesty nonsense or risk pulling defeat out of the jaws of victory.


2 posted on 02/06/2014 11:48:00 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Din Maker

There are a great many wedge issues out there, that Rats are more skillful in wielding than a lumberjack uses a splitting axe, so they may yet pull off something that places a smile on schumer’s nasty lips.


3 posted on 02/06/2014 11:49:55 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Din Maker

If the GOP is successful in pushing amnesty through, they will lose both chambers of Congress.


4 posted on 02/06/2014 11:51:09 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: Din Maker

Congressional GOP insiders better understand that only constitutional candidates will get widespread support. Running RINOs will be seen as an insult.


5 posted on 02/06/2014 11:52:40 AM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Din Maker

Yes, yes; political consultants. Can anyone give us a record of the successful forecasts from these consultants?


6 posted on 02/06/2014 11:53:00 AM PST by pabianice (LINE)
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To: Din Maker; All
*caution* ..the GOP/e shall always "snatch" defeat from the jaws of victory.

7 posted on 02/06/2014 11:53:17 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Din Maker

“Buoyant” must mean “cocky and overconfident”.


8 posted on 02/06/2014 12:01:05 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: skinkinthegrass

It’s time to start calling rat operatives from states up for grabs to congress to answer questions regarding voter fraud.

Keep them busy for a few months while they follow the money.


9 posted on 02/06/2014 12:01:46 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: Din Maker
Let's hope McConnell, Graham and quite a few others are considerably less buoyant after the primaries.
10 posted on 02/06/2014 12:07:46 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Din Maker

Obungholecare is gonna cost the rats dearly in 2014.


11 posted on 02/06/2014 12:08:29 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Bonehead has tossed in the towel on amnesty.
12 posted on 02/06/2014 12:11:06 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I’ve got whiplash from watching the number of times Bonehead has flopped on this issue.


13 posted on 02/06/2014 12:12:49 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: pabianice

It looks like we will pick up the MI open senate seat, so I’d say it is a good bet we take 7 total.


14 posted on 02/06/2014 12:15:01 PM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Din Maker
Let's make sure some of them aren't there to enjoy their new buoyancy.

Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell in KY

Support Dwayne Stovall to oust John Cornyn in TX

Support Joe Carr to oust Lamar!

Support Lee Bright to oust Lindsey Graham in SC

Support Dr. Milton Wolf to oust Pat Roberts in KS

Support Chris McDaniel to oust Thad Cochran in MS

15 posted on 02/06/2014 12:16:29 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: Din Maker

A conservative victory in November 2014 is all but assured. The only way to stop it would be for the GOP to do something appallingly stupid, such as pass Amnesty or raise taxes and spending. What are the odds that Boehner and McConnell would be that stupid?


16 posted on 02/06/2014 12:17:29 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Bonehead has tossed in the towel on amnesty.

Taqqiyah

17 posted on 02/06/2014 12:17:53 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: Din Maker

I can see the GOP has the best plan - they try to make life better for the rich and the Dems try to make life better for the poor. Should be a Seattle blowout with that game plan.


18 posted on 02/06/2014 12:18:16 PM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: All
THERE'S EVEN MORE GOOD NEWS Labor union officials say Obama betrayed them in health-care rollout

Labor leaders warned that the White House’s continued refusal to help them WRT the ACA is dampening union support for Democratic candidates in 2014 midterm elections.

Leaders of two major unions, including the first to endorse Obama in 2008, said they have been betrayed by administration that wooed their support for the 2009 legislation with promises to later address the peculiar needs of union-negotiated insurance plans that cover millions of workers

After dozens of frustrating meetings with Obama and White House officials, a number of angry labor officials say their members are far less likely to campaign and turn out for Democratic candidates in the midterm elections.

“We want to hold the president to his word: If you like your health-care coverage, you can keep it,” said Donald “D.” Taylor, president of the union that provided a crucial boost to Obama by endorsing him just after Hillary Rodham Clinton had won the NH primary.

--snip--http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/labor-union-officials-say-obama-betrayed-them-in-health-care- rollout/2014/01/31/2cda6afc-8789-11e3-833c-33098f9e5267_story.html

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JUST A FRIENDLY REMINDER, UNIONISTS---here's the list of Democrats who promised you, "you can keep your plan."

As far back as 2008, at the presidential debate in Nashville, Democrat candidate Obama advanced his signature healthcare plan---ultimately enacted, by an historic straight Democrat party-line vote, into the "Affordable Care Act"

QUOTING 2008 OBAMA: "No. 1, let me just repeat, if you’ve got a health care plan that you like, you can keep it. All I’m going to do is help you to lower the premiums on it. You’ll still have choice of doctor.” Repeated over and over ---- with the promise that every American family would be saving $2500.00 on healthcare costs.

Significantly, Obamba NEVER corrected lock-stepping Democrats, all reading from the same Democrat talking points, all of them repeating the same Democrat promises---over and over again.

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LOCK-STEPPING PARTY LOYALTY NOT SEEN SINCE 1930-40's ERA EUROPE Obama And The Dems marching in lockstep. The persistent Dumbocrat drumbeat ---- in obeisance to Obama ---- kept ringing reassuringly in our ears: "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."

SEN. HARRY REID (D-Nev.): “In fact, one of our core principles is that if you like the health care you have, you can keep it.” (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.8642, 8/3/09)

SEN. RICHARD DURBIN: “We believe — and we stand by this — if you like your current health insurance plan, you will be able to keep it, plain and simple, straightforward.” (Sen. Durbin, Congressional Record, S.6401, 6/10/09)

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “If you like your insurance, you keep it.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Bill Mark-Up, 9/29/09)

SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-Wash.): “Again, if you like what you have, you will be able to keep it. Let me say this again: If you like what you have, when our legislation is passed and signed by the President, you will be able to keep it.” (Sen. Murray, Congressional Record, S.6400, 6/10/09)

SEN. MAX BAUCUS (D-Mont.): “That is why one of the central promises of health care reform has been and is: If you like what you have, you can keep it. That is critically important. If a person has a plan, and he or she likes it, he or she can keep it.” (Sen. Baucus, Congressional Record, S.7676, 9/29/10)

SEN. TOM HARKIN (D-Iowa): “One of the things we put in the health care bill when we designed it was the protection for consumers to keep the plan they have if they like it; thus, the term ‘grandfathered plans.’ If you have a plan you like — existing policies — you can keep them. … we said, if you like a plan, you get to keep it, and you can grandfather it in.” (Sen. Harkin, Congressional Record, S.7675-6, 9/29/10)

THEN-REP. TAMMY BALDWIN (D-Wis.): “Under the bill, if you like the insurance you have now, you may keep it and it will improve.” (Rep. Baldwin, Press Release, 3/18/10)

SEN. MARK BEGICH (D-Alaska): “If you got a doctor now, you got a medical professional you want, you get to keep that. If you have an insurance program or a health care policy you want of ideas, make sure you keep it. That you can keep who you want.” (Sen. Begich, Townhall Event, 7/27/09)

SEN. MICHAEL BENNET (D-Colo.): “We should begin with a basic principle: if you have coverage and you like it, you can keep it. If you have your doctor, and you like him or her, you should be able to keep them as well. We will not take that choice away from you.” (Sen. Bennet, Press Release, 6/11/09)

SEN. BARBARA BOXER (D-Calif.): “So we Democrats want people to be able to keep the health care they have. And the answer to that is choice of plans. And in the exchange, we’re going to have lots of different plans, and people will be able to keep the health care coverage they need and they want.” (Sen. Boxer, Press Release, 2/8/11)

SEN. SHERROD BROWN (D-Ohio): “Our Democrat bill says if you have health insurance and you like it, you can keep it…”(Sen. Brown, Congressional Record, S.12612, 12/7/09)

SEN. BEN CARDIN (D-Md.): “For the people of Maryland, this bill will provide a rational way in which they can maintain their existing coverage…” (Sen. Cardin, Congressional Record, S.13798, 12/23/09)

SEN. BOB CASEY (D-Pa.): “I also believe this Democrat legislation and the bill we are going to send to President Obama this fall will also have secure choices. If you like what you have, you like the plan you have, you can keep it. It is not going to change.” (Sen. Casey, Congressional Record, S.8070, 7/24/09)

SEN. KAY HAGAN (D-N.C.): ‘People who have insurance they’re happy with can keep it’ “We need to support the private insurance industry so that people who have insurance they’re happy with can keep it while also providing a backstop option for people without access to affordable coverage.” (“Republicans Vent As Other Compromise Plans Get Aired,” National Journal’s Congress Daily, 6/18/09)

SEN. MARY LANDRIEU (D-La.): “If you like the insurance that you have, you’ll be able to keep it.” (MSNBC’s Hardball, 12/16/09)

SEN. PAT LEAHY (D-Vt.): “[I]f you like the insurance you now have, keep the insurance you have.” (CNN’s “Newsroom,” 10/22/09)

SEN. BOB MENENDEZ (D-N.J.): “If you like what you have, you get to keep it” “Menendez is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which is expected to release a bill later this week. He stressed that consumers who are satisfied with their plans won’t have to change. ‘If you like what you have, you get to keep it,’ he said.” (“Health Care Plan Would Help N.J., Menendez Says,” The Record, 6/19/09)

SEN. JEFF MERKLEY (D-Oreg.): “[E]nsuring that those who like their insurance get to keep it” “The HELP Committee bill sets forward a historic Democrat plan that will, for the first time in American history, give every American access to affordable health coverage, reduce costs, and increase choice, while ensuring that those who like their insurance get to keep it.” (Sen. Merkley, Press Release, 7/15/09)

SEN. BARBARA MIKULSKI (D-Md.): “It means that if you like the insurance you have now, you can keep it.” (Sen. Mikulski, Press Release, 12/24/09)

SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-W.Va.): “I want people to know, the President’s promise that if you like the coverage you have today you can keep it is a pledge we intend to keep.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Hearing, 9/23/09)

SEN. JACK REED (D-R.I.): “If you like the insurance you have, you can choose to keep it.” (Sen. Reed, Town Hall Event, 6/25/09)

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-Vt.): “‘If you have coverage you like, you can keep it,’ says Sen. Sanders.” (“Sick And Wrong,” Rolling Stone, 4/5/10)

SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN (D-N.H.): ‘if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it’ “My understanding … is that … if you have health coverage that you like you can keep it. As I said, you may have missed my remarks at the beginning of the call, but one of the things I that I said as a requirement that I have for supporting a Democrat bill is that if you have health coverage that you like you should be able to keep that. …under every scenario that I’ve seen, if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it.” (Sen. Shaheen, “Health Care Questions From Across New Hampshire,” Accessed 11/13/13)

SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW (D-Mich.): “As someone who has a large number of large employers in my state, one of the things I appreciate about the Democrat chairman’s remark is — is the grandfathering provisions, the fact that the people in my state, 60 percent of whom have insurance, are going to be able to keep it. And Mr. Chairman, I appreciate that. That’s a strong commitment. It’s clear in the bill … I appreciate the strong commitment on your part and the president to make sure that if you have your insurance you can keep it. That’s the bottom line for me.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Bill Mark-Up, 9/24/09)

SEN. JON TESTER (D-Mont.): “‘If you like your coverage, you’ll be able to keep it,’ Tester said, adding that if Medicare changes, it will only become stronger”. (“Tester In Baker To Discuss Health Care,” The Fallon County Times, 11/20/09)

SEN. TOM UDALL (D-N.Mex.): “Some worried reform would alter their current coverage. It won’t. If you like your current plan, you can keep it.” (“What I Learned: About Health Care Reform This Summer, By Your Lawmakers In Congress,” Albuquerque Journal, 9/8/09)

SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-R.I.): “..it honors President Obama’s programs and the promise of all of the Presidential candidates that if you like the plan you have, you get to keep it. You are not forced out of anything.” (Sen. Whitehouse, Congressional Record, S.8668, 8/3/09)

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) the 60th vote on Obamacare: "people who are happy with their current plan, wouldn't need to change it."
FRANKEN YOUTUBE SOUND BITE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCZmAYYNz8Ihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?

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BTW, unionists it was Hillary Clinton who originally used the wonderfully reassuring “if you like your plan, keep your plan” .......the talking point that Obama relied on during his fervor to push Obamacare through Congress on a straight party-line all-Democrat vote.....

NOTE Hillary's 2007 campaign website was unearthed by America Rising. America's Rising found written on the website under "HILLARYCARE"---AKA Hillary’s American Health Choices Plan---the phrase: “if you have a plan you like, you keep it.”

VIDEO of Hillary saying, "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."

HILLARY VIDEO http://burstupdates.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/hillary-2007-if-you-like-your-plan-you-can-keep-it/

See a smiling Hillary (above) in 2007, saying: “You can keep the doctors you know and trust. You keep the insurance you have. If you have private insurance you like, nothing changes, you can keep that insurance.”

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UT, OH---TROUBLE AHEAD The 2016 Clinton camp has been distancing itself from Obamacare as the problems associated with his failing govt healthcare plan become more apparent to the not-amused American electorate.

With 2016 in mind, Bill Clinton called on Obama to "honor the commitment he made" that people should be able to keep their health care plans.

A top Clinton aide, John Podesta, then took to twitter suggesting a single payer health care system as an alternative to Obamacare....just a coincidence that Podesta has just been hired by Obama.

Tevi Troy, Hudson Institute resident scholar's remarkable prophecy a year and a half before the USSC's decision, after Nov 2010 midterms, in which Democrats in Congress and in state legislatures suffered huge losses.....due to O/Care. In Commentary magazine, Troy wrote: "The Pyrrhic victory Democrats secured for themselves [when Obama signed ACA into law] may prove not to have been a victory at all but rather an ever-roiling, ongoing, and recurring act of political and ideological self-destruction."

19 posted on 02/06/2014 12:21:06 PM PST by Liz
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Aides to two of the most at-risk Democrats – Mark Begich (Alaska) and Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.) – confirmed that their bosses attending a meeting Obama held----to address the Dems' 2014 problems.

SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN (D-N.H.): ‘if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it’ “My understanding … is that … if you have health coverage that you like you can keep it. As I said, you may have missed my remarks at the beginning of the call, but one of the things I that I said as a requirement that I have for supporting a Democrat bill is that if you have health coverage that you like you should be able to keep that. …under every scenario that I’ve seen, if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it.” (Sen. Shaheen, “Health Care Questions From Across New Hampshire,” Accessed 11/13/13)

SEN. MARK BEGICH (D-Alaska): “If you got a doctor now, you got a medical professional you want, you get to keep that. If you have an insurance program or a health care policy you want of ideas, make sure you keep it. That you can keep who you want.” (Sen. Begich, Townhall Event, 7/27/09)

20 posted on 02/06/2014 12:26:27 PM PST by Liz
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To: Buckeye McFrog
buoyant must mean cocky and overconfident

That's a problem. If they think they're going to win anyway, they'll choose RINO backstabbers who will spit in the faces of constitutional conservatives if they're elected. And a lot of them won't win without our support.

There's no point in having a majority if they're going to backstab us.

21 posted on 02/06/2014 12:31:19 PM PST by grania
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The buzz is "racist Dems" are planning to take truckloads of money Obama's promising to raise for them----BUT the Dems don’t want to be seen with him on the campaign trail....

Mmmmmmm......watta nice campaign ad for Pubbies......with revolving close-ups of the Dem candidate sucking up to Obama in better times.

22 posted on 02/06/2014 12:31:49 PM PST by Liz
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To: Din Maker

My advice to them is to stop being ‘buoyant’ and get serious about fielding some decent candidates.


23 posted on 02/06/2014 12:39:19 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Pollster1

I’d say 1:1, possible 3:2 FOR.


24 posted on 02/06/2014 12:40:41 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Graybeard58

Yes, it is. And they truly deserve to be decimated.


25 posted on 02/06/2014 12:44:14 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Paine in the Neck

Add Dr. Greg Brannon to this list (North Carolina):

http://gregbrannon.com/


26 posted on 02/06/2014 12:56:45 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; All
Bonehead has tossed in the towel on amnesty.

Call your Reps!! Tell them NO AMNESTY & FIRE BOEHNER!!

NumbersUSA just sent an email out about commenting on Bonehead's *Speaker* site AND to keep calling your Reps!! Don't let up!!

http://www.speaker.gov/general/draft-standards-step-by-step-immigration-reform

27 posted on 02/06/2014 1:07:58 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Rep. Steve Stockman to oust Cornball.

https://stockman2014.com/donation-pages/stand-with-stockman

Not sure if Dwayne Stovall will have the name recognition/experience to take on Corny.


28 posted on 02/06/2014 1:10:36 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Din Maker

Once the GOP gets control they better get real busy setting this country right. No pun intended. :-)


29 posted on 02/06/2014 1:40:37 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Din Maker

They can’t wait for power sharing with the ‘Rats.


30 posted on 02/06/2014 2:12:12 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: going hot

There are a great many wedge issues. And even more idiots who vote.


31 posted on 02/06/2014 2:15:09 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: pabianice

Can anyone give us a record of the successful forecasts from these consultants?
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Well, there’s Dick Morris...... oh...uh... never mind.


32 posted on 02/07/2014 5:50:50 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Beagle8U

It looks like we will pick up the MI open senate seat
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I’m thinking you’re right.


33 posted on 02/07/2014 5:52:26 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: ex-snook

I can see the GOP has the best plan - they try to make life better for the rich and the Dems try to make life better for the poor. Should be a Seattle blowout with that game plan.
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Not sure I understand your reasoning here. There are a whole lot more “poor” voters then there are “rich” voters. And, who are you saying will be “Seattle”..... GOP or Dems?


34 posted on 02/07/2014 5:59:13 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Liz

“The Pyrrhic victory Democrats secured for themselves [when Obama signed ACA into law] may prove not to have been a victory at all but rather an ever-roiling, ongoing, and recurring act of political and ideological self-destruction.”
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“....ongoing and recurring act of political and ideological self-destruction....”??? Nah..... When you only have two political parties, the one who is “self destructing” at the moment always bounces back. How many political obituaries have been written for the GOP, after elections, through the years? After LBJ waxed Goldwater in 1964 people said: The GOP is done forever. After the Reagan landslide in 1984 people thought the Democrat Party was finished forever. It just ain’t happening. But, HOPEFULLY THEIR SELF-DESTRUCTION WILL LAST UNTIL NOVEMBER 4, 2014.


35 posted on 02/07/2014 6:08:38 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: grania

If they think they’re going to win anyway, they’ll choose RINO backstabbers who will spit in the faces of constitutional conservatives if they’re elected.
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The Article is talking about current Senate Republicans being “buoyant”. “They” don’t CHOOSE the candidates, Primary voters do. We’ve just got to mobilize and pull off a Ted Cruz-style victory in all the GOP Primary Races.


36 posted on 02/07/2014 6:14:16 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: WayneS

My advice to them is to stop being ‘buoyant’ and get serious about fielding some decent candidates.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________BULLS**T! Who wants “them” fielding our candidates? That’s our job; not the job of 45 GOP Senators in Washington D.C. Screw them!!!


37 posted on 02/07/2014 6:16:21 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Jane Long; All

Not sure if Dwayne Stovall will have the name recognition/experience to take on Corny.
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Screw “experience”. We have too many “experienced” politicians in Washington D.C. We need “citizen” Representatives and Senators serving their constituents; not career, “experienced” politicians. NAME RECOGNITION??? Well, Stovall is campaigning long and hard and he is reaching out to Tea Party Chapters all over the State who can mobilize and GOTV for him. Linda Vega: The Latino Community is working under the radar for her among the Hispanic population. It’s all good!!! Let’s just work our butts off until March 4th and then work even harder for the Run-off Election.


38 posted on 02/07/2014 6:23:27 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker; y'all

A.B.C. (Anybody But Cornyn)

Right now, Cornpone is spending BIG $$ to smear Stockman. That tells me something - for some reason, Corny fears Steve Stockman. And, I’m good with Corny blowing through his war chest on these ads.

May the best ABC candidate surface and win...or at lease force a run-off. The TEA Party could certainly play a big roll in this.


39 posted on 02/07/2014 6:45:35 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Din Maker
With the improving chances for victory, the Republican Party must do all they can to energize the base ... and not do anything stupid like push amnesty for illegal aliens, continue to field left-leaning "moderate" candidates (i.e., RINOs) that they think will draw votes from the Left, etc.

Unfortunately, the unprincipled GOPEs in positions of party leadership are far more concerned with not "alienating" the cheap labor-loving big donors, the MSM and the Left -- which hates their guts anyway -- rather than promoting the principles of the base and protecting the Constitution.

40 posted on 02/07/2014 7:03:23 AM PST by glennaro
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To: Din Maker

I don’t understand why they see a groundswell against liberal politicians as a groundswell of support for THEM (as a whole)...


41 posted on 02/07/2014 7:04:46 AM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: Din Maker
We've got to mobilize and pull off a Ted Cruz style victory in all the races.

That's what I'm saying. If the RINO backstabbers think they're going to win without constitutional conservatives, they'll have a lot of incentive to invest in fellow backstabbers. They'll have people pose as conservatives, then betray us before they even unpack their bags in DC....Flake, Ayotte,.... They'll keep wasting our time with propping up Jeb Bush, Ryan, and others. They'll pull tricks like giving Christie more money than he needed to win at the expense of that VA gov candidate.

The RINOs think we're the real enemy. We have to have the same attitude toward them.

42 posted on 02/07/2014 7:15:48 AM PST by grania
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