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Hoyer predicts Democrats positioned to win back the House in 2014
CNN's Political Ticker ^ | February 10, 2014 | Deirdre Walsh, Sr. Congressional Producer

Posted on 02/10/2014 8:40:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The second ranking House Democrat predicted his party was in good position to retake control of the House of Representatives in the 2014 midterm election.

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer pointed to a fundraising advantage for Democrats, lower poll numbers for congressional Republicans, divisions inside the GOP ranks, and a good recruiting class of Democratic challengers, and said "all of those combined in my view give me great optimism that we're going to win back the House."

Democrats need to pick up 17 seats to regain the majority in the House, and most political handicappers say that with the narrow list of competitive congressional districts the odds are long that they can reach that goal.

In a session with reporters inside his Capitol Hill office on Monday, Hoyer noted that he made a similar prediction in 2006 that House Democrats would win control - one that many dismissed at the time - but he was proven right on election night that year....

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 2014; 2014election; 2016election; congress; democrats; election2014; election2016; maryland; stenyhoyer
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How will we be able to tell the difference if it does happen?
1 posted on 02/10/2014 8:40:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Literally ZERO chance


2 posted on 02/10/2014 8:41:27 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Must be counting on the hacker with the electronic voting codes.


3 posted on 02/10/2014 8:42:28 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He knows they will use massive voter fraud like they did with obama.


4 posted on 02/10/2014 8:42:32 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No difference.

May less maybe some democrat less appeasing to the liberals than Boehner will be in the majority leader seat, but that’s hard to picture.


5 posted on 02/10/2014 8:43:13 PM PST by stanne
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

By whatever means possible, I presume?


6 posted on 02/10/2014 8:43:52 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crused it. -M. Twain)
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To: Politicalkiddo

the GOPe seems to be on his side often


7 posted on 02/10/2014 8:46:04 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Viennacon
"Literally ZERO chance..."

.... Unfortunately .... that's what we said last federal election. Never underestimate the enemy. They seek to destroy us ... and they will use any means possible with the media standing by to protect them. We need to be prepared for a serious and relentless uphill battle.

8 posted on 02/10/2014 8:47:09 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s a Democrat - of course he’s out of contact with reality.....


9 posted on 02/10/2014 8:47:35 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All depends on amnesty.
If Boehner/Ryan/Cantor get away with it, all bets are off.


10 posted on 02/10/2014 8:56:08 PM PST by oldbill
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To: Viennacon; All

I wonder if Hoyer has been listening to Nancy Pelosi.


11 posted on 02/10/2014 8:56:51 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hoyer is totally out of touch with reality. Has absolutely no idea how disgusted the middle class is with the socialist democrats.


12 posted on 02/10/2014 8:59:25 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats believe that to make what they want to happen actually happen, all they have to do is predict that it will happen.

The problem is that the low information voter always believes the politician with the strongest voice.

In the last two elections, Obama had the strongest voice, and he got elected.

Back in the Day, Hitler had the strongest voice, and he got elected - - - .


13 posted on 02/10/2014 9:01:02 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Given the Pubbies' uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, he may be onto something.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

14 posted on 02/10/2014 9:02:08 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Hoyer is totally out of touch with reality. Has absolutely no idea how disgusted the middle class is with the socialist democrats.”

But 51% depend on gov’t handouts from the democrats.


15 posted on 02/10/2014 9:03:04 PM PST by TexasGator
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To: R_Kangel

I think the House could very well be lost in 2014. The Dems will follow through on this current meme that “its good not to have to work just to get health care” and their next platform they will just come out and say it, dont want to work? just vote early and often for us and then in 2016 it will be you dont want to lose it do you?

I never was a big Romney supporter but he was dead on when he talked about the 47%, it only takes a few more points, hello illegals, to get a permanent majority and the republic will have fallen.


16 posted on 02/10/2014 9:05:21 PM PST by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: Jim Robinson

Maybe they have some kind of voter fraud up their sleeves.


17 posted on 02/10/2014 9:06:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

....and losing 2,000,000 jobs to a crap health care “system” is a GOOD thing!


18 posted on 02/10/2014 9:06:53 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’ve seen our last open and honest national elections. Cook County went national, and it’s on steroids.

Hoyer knows that it is not who casts the votes, but who counts the votes and who keeps recounting the votes that matters.

This is prepping the mindscape of the people to accept the results that the Regime will orchestrate.

Because as we have seen already, it doesn’t matter if there is there is blatant and overt fraud, unConstitutional lawbreaking and lawmaking - no one is going to do a damned thing about it.

And this regime knows that.

We’ve lost the Republic to a velvet and silent coup that we continue to tell ourselves has not happened.

Since a majority refused to call evil out for what it was in our culture and stand up against it, is it any wonder why a majority will refuse to stand up against tyranny?

If God is not sovereign in the land, then neither will liberty be sovereign. We have been given over to evil because of our collective sins.


19 posted on 02/10/2014 9:08:42 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nothing is impossible, but I think it very, very unlikely that the GOP loses control of the House in 2014.

As for a difference...I think it would be hugh (and series). Boehner has been a letdown as House Leader, and he may well cave on immigration. Obama is likely to get some of what he wants with Boehner, no question.

IF Pelosi were back in, though...oh my. The Democrats would control both houses of Congress (assuming the GOP doesn’t take the Senate), and Obama would be in his last two years without having to face re-election ever again. His two primary enforcers (Pelosi and Reid) would also be at the point where they were unlikely to seek re-election.

In other words, they’d feel free to push through every leftist policy and pipe dream Obama has every wanted. 2008 to 2010 would probably look like the Coolidge years by comparison. If it wrecks 2016 for Hillary, what does Obama care about that? He’ll have his agenda pushed through, and we all know how unlikely it is for things to ever be repealed by Congress.

So yeah, I’m hoping for a GOP hold in the House. Dribbles of big government for two years is lousy, but leftism unfettered is a whole lot worse.


20 posted on 02/10/2014 9:08:53 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Countin’ on that Amnesty goin’ thru are you Steny??


21 posted on 02/10/2014 9:08:59 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s just trying to get his Donors not to completely give up on his caucus!

Luckily for us, blood sucking Vampires are a passing fad.


22 posted on 02/10/2014 9:10:58 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: Finatic

If Romney had just stuck with the 47% theme, he’d have had a chance with the 53% and maybe won over one or two individuals in the 47% with sheer logic and foresight.

It’s not as if we won’t be destroyed if we continue trying to work for the democrats to stay in power. I mean that is where our labor goes. And ever increasingly.

But Romney was chicken.

And that’s why he’s not in. A ndit’s why we’re probably fortunate. He’d have been like Boehner


23 posted on 02/10/2014 9:11:05 PM PST by stanne
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just read an article this afternoon about the Dems being mad at Hillary for putting her money into her campaign instead of into their pot so they can fight the Republicans.

They are afraid they are going to lose the House and the Senate.


24 posted on 02/10/2014 9:16:22 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: R_Kangel
Agreed. Does anyone here seriously think that having President Romney now and/or Majority Leader McConnell (OR WHOEVER) instead of 0bama and Reid redux would have made no difference in where we are today?!

And, agreed that we need to be prepared. It's crucial to not put all our eggs in the 0bamacare basket, as big as that basket is. There's plenty more that needs to be addressed...say, foreign policy, for starters...and it's going to take the whole big picture plus some good campaign strategists to successfully counteract the Dem's tactics which are as you say...(IMHO)

25 posted on 02/10/2014 9:19:24 PM PST by 88keys ("work and purpose"...election 2014!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whistling in the graveyard, Steny. Want to put a little money on it?


26 posted on 02/10/2014 9:21:05 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Two plausible reasons for any such “maybe” possibility: vote fraud and GOP-e complicity.


27 posted on 02/10/2014 9:22:16 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lol omg thank you hoyer for the laughs i needed that..oh whatever drugs he’s on right now he should get it in bulk


28 posted on 02/10/2014 9:29:07 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Must be falling behind in campaign donations.


29 posted on 02/10/2014 9:30:36 PM PST by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
boehner photo: Boehner Crying boehner-crying-o.gif

Republican leadership is too awesomely inspiring to let that happen...

30 posted on 02/10/2014 9:32:43 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Steny must have broken his promise not to smoke weed with Obama again.

He knows darn well he’s only a lightweight when it comes to keeping up with The Big Choomer.


31 posted on 02/10/2014 9:33:32 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: 2ndDivisionVet; Viennacon; eeevil conservative; GOPJ; GOPGuide; NYC GOP Chick; muawiyah; ...
Hoyer noted that he made a similar prediction in 2006 that House Democrats would win control - one that many dismissed at the time - but he was proven right on election night that year.

And I'm sure he made a similar prediction in 2010, but that didn't turn out too well for the 'Rats, so he's not talking about it.

32 posted on 02/10/2014 9:38:40 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

islamists


33 posted on 02/10/2014 9:43:07 PM PST by onedoug
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

They can’t steal enough votes this time. Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


34 posted on 02/10/2014 9:43:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: minnesota_bound
He knows they will use massive voter fraud like they did with obama.

No doubt. I'll never forget the look on Barry's face when all 4 networks called the election for the former Baskin Robbins associate. He was the most surprised of anyone. . . what a sham

35 posted on 02/10/2014 10:01:13 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s possible. They count the votes.


36 posted on 02/10/2014 10:03:27 PM PST by lurk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Hoyer predicts Democrats positioned to win back the House in 2014"

If he's already received the election vote tallies, he should release them.
37 posted on 02/10/2014 10:24:31 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nothing would surprise me.

We are the normal people on The Walking Dead. The Zombies outnumber us, despite the myth that this Country is more Conservative than Liberal. The Proof is in the Pudding.

As soon as Obama was Reelected, I knew the end was near. The majority of the American Voters are clueless wonders and they will herald the death knell of Liberty.

Despite that, I will hold on to my fantasy that people will wake up, but at this point in time it seems that the Regime gets away with anything they set their mind to. There is no outcry, which only proves that Cloward-Piven has worked its magic.

They Live, and we’re the only ones wearing the Sunglasses.

I could just be in a bad mood and in actuality everything is really peachy. You never know...


38 posted on 02/10/2014 10:27:02 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

On top of what you just opined, I marvel at the gross cognitive dissonance of so many people who just assume that the next election will ‘save’ us.

Are the vast majority of Americans so naive and stupid as to believe that our election system from this point out is going to be honest?? That if we all wake up and cast votes that the MarxoFascists are just going to walk away from their glorious coup like some beaten Republican wimp and concede defeat and let their choice of Representatives set policy that counters their overthrow of the Republic??

If so, we have a terminal case of Normalcy Bias, and it’s at stage 4.


39 posted on 02/10/2014 10:44:19 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great hopes? Long odds? LOL


40 posted on 02/10/2014 10:46:43 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL.

Hoyer bloviating to CNN.


41 posted on 02/10/2014 10:50:13 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The nut house?


42 posted on 02/10/2014 10:50:48 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: DemforBush

A party coup of this magnitude would be new.

I do not believe the American people are leaning that way at ALL. If Democrat no longer means evil, it certainly is gaining a reputation of klutz.

What Democrats might be able to gin up, cheating-wise, is a whole different question.


43 posted on 02/10/2014 10:53:06 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As bad as the GOP is, we would see the difference if they did win it back!


44 posted on 02/10/2014 11:08:01 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ObamaCare is such a mess that all of the commie DemocRATS have gone into denial.


45 posted on 02/11/2014 2:05:33 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: 88keys

I think having a President Romney would have made a huge difference when you compare him to Obama.


46 posted on 02/11/2014 2:07:14 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Was Hoyer visiting a state where marijuana is legal when he said this?


47 posted on 02/11/2014 2:25:43 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: JSDude1; justiceseeker93; sickoflibs; GOPJ; ken5050; Grampa Dave; TADSLOS; Just mythoughts
He’s just trying to rev up Dumb Dem Donors.....

Winning also depends on the progressive parasite in the WH laying low......and not dreaming up any more new laws (like the spanking new IRS/perjury law aimed at business).

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Luckily for us, blood sucking Vampires (of the Democrat variety) are a passing fad.

LOL----good one.

48 posted on 02/11/2014 2:47:50 AM PST by Liz
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To: Iron Munro
Steny's hallucinating.... musta broken his promise not to smoke
weed with Obama again......he’s a lightweight when it comes to keeping up with "The Big Choomer."


49 posted on 02/11/2014 2:57:30 AM PST by Liz
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To: justiceseeker93

As one of the rats, I’m sure he’s somewhat prejudice in their favor.


50 posted on 02/11/2014 6:20:20 AM PST by Kackikat
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