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Senate Democrats are in big trouble in 2014
Human Events ^ | 2/20/14 | Ron Pearson, Trevor Smith, Ph.D.

Posted on 02/23/2014 8:36:59 AM PST by Libloather

**SNIP**

Midterm elections are often a reflection of the approval rating of the incumbent president and now President Obama stands at 42.8%. And elections in the 6th year of a President’s term are usually not good for the incumbent’s party. To make things even worse for Democrats, the issues of a weak economy and Obamacare make November look bleak for Harry Reid and his Senate Democratic cohorts.

◾Alaska, Mark Begich

◾Arkansas, Mark Pryor

◾Louisiana, Mary Landrieu

◾Michigan, Open Seat (liberal Democrat Carl Levin retiring)

◾Montana, John Walsh

◾North Carolina, Kay Hagan

◾South Dakota, being vacated by retiring Democrat Tim Johnson

◾West Virginia, being vacated by retiring Democrat Jay Rockefeller

◾Colorado, Mark Udall

◾Iowa, being vacated by Democrat Tom Harkin

◾New Hampshire, Jeanne Shaheen

◾Virginia, Mark Warner

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


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Making Dingy a back-bencher.
1 posted on 02/23/2014 8:36:59 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Proposed Constitutional Amendment:

They, the EXEMPT, and their EXEMPT portfolios,
should be held accountable for the pain and suffering
they administer through “laws” which do not hold
for them (and Moslems, of course).


2 posted on 02/23/2014 8:38:42 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Libloather

The more RATs and RINOs that can be taken down this November, the better.

Both Houses of Congress need an industrial strength enema to flush out as many turds as possible.


3 posted on 02/23/2014 8:43:24 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Libloather

How?

What reason have the Republicans in either the House or the Senate given people to support them?

We’ll just go to Hell more slowly with GOP-e majorities?


4 posted on 02/23/2014 8:43:45 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: Libloather

Well, so are senate republicans, think “endangered RINOs”...


5 posted on 02/23/2014 8:43:50 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Libloather

I wish it were true. Not that it would be a huge improvement, but it would help.

November 2012 taught me not to underestimate the stupidity of the American electorate.


6 posted on 02/23/2014 8:44:13 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Libloather

“Making Dingy a back-bencher.”

I would prefer to see this little reprobate become an inmate assigned to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.


7 posted on 02/23/2014 8:45:16 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Libloather

Messrs Pearson and Smith left one off the list:

◾South Carolina, linda graham, “Republican by day, Democrat by night.”


8 posted on 02/23/2014 8:46:10 AM PST by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: Libloather
A Republican majority won't be enough. We need real conservatives with the balls to reverse this Obama nightmare.
9 posted on 02/23/2014 8:46:49 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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10 posted on 02/23/2014 8:47:37 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Howie66
“Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason.” ― Mark Twain
11 posted on 02/23/2014 8:47:39 AM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Howie66

His wiki bio implies that Harry has never held a private sector job in his adult life.

My guess is he’s one of those who goes from the Capitol bldg to the mortuary about 20 yrs from now.


12 posted on 02/23/2014 8:49:19 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Libloather

Ha! Community Organizers everywhere will be on their government supplied phones making sure Senate Democrats have plenty of support...


13 posted on 02/23/2014 8:51:14 AM PST by Son House (Democrats want you to use 'Great Recession' instead of 'Jobless Recovery', recession ended June 2009)
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To: Libloather

If our prayers are answered and the Dems lose the Senate,Harry Reid may retire. He is a power junkie and couldn’t stand to be irrelevant. And besides, he has more money from his shady land deals than he has years left to spend it.


14 posted on 02/23/2014 8:58:11 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Libloather

I’m wondering just how the Republicans will pull off a game plan that will not only destroy their advantage but also cost them more seats. I know they have it in them.


15 posted on 02/23/2014 8:58:39 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Libloather

I heard a radio news report earlier this week that Rep. Tom Cotton (R) is even with Sen. Mark Pryor. The survey, however, showed 15% undecided, so there is still room for surprises.

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The last time Pryor ran for reelection, the state had 3 Dem and 1 Pubbie House Representatives and another Dem Senator.

This time, the state has 4 Pubbie House Representatives and the other Senator is also a Republican.


16 posted on 02/23/2014 8:59:07 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Libloather

The people are losers as well because though you may get some Republicans in there, you will not get many elected yet who have a pair and will stand up for common sense government.


17 posted on 02/23/2014 9:01:14 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Arm_Bears
We’ll just go to Hell more slowly with GOP-e majorities?

Well, that's a start. What would you propose, go to hell more quickly?

18 posted on 02/23/2014 9:12:10 AM PST by oldbrowser (Obamacare is Obama's Great Leap Forward)
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To: Libloather

I wouldn’t count on South Dakota to help make dirty harry a back bencher
Larry pressler is running as a independent.
I hope that we can take back the seat stolen from us by Davison and Shannon counties.
hopefully the outrage over the Dems bs will overcome the money the Tides foundation is sure to pour into this election


19 posted on 02/23/2014 9:18:30 AM PST by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: Arm_Bears

Your pessimism is well founded.

Even a GOP “win” would be an imaginary victory.


20 posted on 02/23/2014 9:19:28 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Don Corleone

I’m wondering just how the Republicans will pull off a game plan that will not only destroy their advantage but also cost them more seats. I know they have it in them.

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Pubbies have long and undistinguished track record of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory and in turning advantage into capitulation. My money is on a repeat performance.


21 posted on 02/23/2014 9:25:29 AM PST by Starboard
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To: upchuck

“Republican by day, Democrat by night.”

That is a good one. I will probably steal that line.


22 posted on 02/23/2014 9:31:29 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Libloather

For the last 6 years the gop-e have managed to hand everything over to the dems. Unless the Tea Party steps in again, I’m sure the gop-e will continue it’s downward spiral.


23 posted on 02/23/2014 9:41:01 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: upchuck
◾South Carolina, linda graham, “Democrat loving Republican by day, Democrat by night.”

There, fixed it.

24 posted on 02/23/2014 9:45:56 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (www.greenhornshooting.com - Firearms training in Jacksonville, Fl.)
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To: oldbrowser
Well, that's a start. What would you propose, go to hell more quickly?

If you fall off a high cliff, you might live a second longer if you flap your arms real hard. But you will die tired.
25 posted on 02/23/2014 9:46:15 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: fatnotlazy

“A Republican majority won’t be enough. We need real conservatives with the balls to reverse this Obama nightmare. “

For the first time, it appears that we are poised to do both. To rid the Congress of both RATs and RINOs. We may not be successful in each instance, but you can bet that the RINOs are quietly crapping their pants as this is written. Further, even if Conservatives aren’t 100% successful, the 2014 elections are going to be a wakeup call for the remaining RINOs. getting functional control of both Houses has to be the primary goal, with getting control of the Party Leadership a close second. We need to be successful this year, because in 2016 Republicans will, for the first time, have more seats on the line in the Senate than the RATs.


26 posted on 02/23/2014 9:52:32 AM PST by vette6387
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To: All

Pryor’s page was full of negative responses. I’m sure he didn’t expect that with his Bible in hand pic and comments!
Kick em all!


27 posted on 02/23/2014 9:54:00 AM PST by DocJhn
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To: nascarnation
His wiki bio implies that Harry has never held a private sector job in his adult life. My guess is he’s one of those who goes from the Capitol bldg to the mortuary about 20 yrs from now.

Harry's dam lucky he reps Nevada----if he repped Alaska, he'd be on an ice floe w/ the rest of the useless Eskimoes, floating out into the frigid Arctic Ocean, clad in a sealskin coat, bearskin shorts and a pair of mukluks.

28 posted on 02/23/2014 9:56:59 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz

He looks like a doddering old fool but he runs the senate like a mafia major domo.

I think that’s the difference today. Republicans put in a nice guy country clubber (Boehner) and the Dems have a shark.


29 posted on 02/23/2014 10:00:54 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Arm_Bears

If a plane is losing altitude quickly and looks like it’s going to crash into the ground, the recovery needs to be a steady arc to level off the craft and then focus on gaining altitude. Same with politics. First we get out of the death spiral by purging as many democrats as possible, then we focus on gaining altitude by replacing the RINOs with constitutional conservatives. To try to immediately regain our altitude might only serve to damage the plane or lose control completely. It needs to be a process and not a single immediate jolt or else the people will freak out due to shock to their normalcy bias. Step by step we can win this thing. Hang in there.


30 posted on 02/23/2014 10:03:43 AM PST by Two Kids' Dad
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To: Libloather

Never underestimate the RINO’s ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


31 posted on 02/23/2014 10:11:07 AM PST by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: nascarnation

Harry’s just a lab specimen (genus Democrat)-—soemthing smeared on a glass slide.


32 posted on 02/23/2014 10:14:17 AM PST by Liz
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To: Libloather

To think we could have gotten rid of Reid a while back. Thanks Sharon Angle, and thanks people of Nevada.


33 posted on 02/23/2014 10:17:23 AM PST by Ted Grant
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To: Libloather

I would have to say incumbents are in trouble


34 posted on 02/23/2014 10:18:20 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: nascarnation

I have heard that as well. Note that he is quite wealthy now. What does that tell you?


35 posted on 02/23/2014 10:32:06 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: brownsfan

...or morons elected by the GOP. Indiana and Missouri had a pair of idiots. Clearly nobody prepared either of them to answer very common questions designed to trip them up and to avoid topics they know would/could be twisted. If they were not prepared for that somebody was not doing their job; if they were, and still got it wrong, they were idiots.


36 posted on 02/23/2014 10:49:08 AM PST by MSF BU (n)
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To: Libloather

To many on FR, the Democrats are never in trouble, they never lose.


37 posted on 02/23/2014 10:50:39 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: South Dakota

At his age? Why in the world would Pressler do that?


38 posted on 02/23/2014 10:50:48 AM PST by MSF BU (n)
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To: Starboard

Not if we win some crucial Primaries!


39 posted on 02/23/2014 10:52:08 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: DocJhn

How does one say they are a Democrat and still a Christian?


40 posted on 02/23/2014 10:53:31 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: MSF BU
No, what happened is the national (RINO) GOP turned on them because they weren't 'their guys'.

Cornyn was responsible for that treason!

41 posted on 02/23/2014 10:55:03 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

No...what happened was two morons answered questions about abortion/rape in ways that made them look ridiculous and allowed their opponents to shift the focus of the reelection debate. Had they been as bright as Cruz or Lee, it never, ever would have happened.


42 posted on 02/23/2014 11:02:23 AM PST by MSF BU (n)
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To: MSF BU
No, what happened is that the National Party ran like cowards from tso anti-abortion candidates!

They were looking for an excuse to do so, since their candidates had been defeated.

They did the same with the candidates from MD and Neveda, who defeated their handpicked'guys'.

I remember MSNBC going after Rand on if he would have voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act!!!!

Since he said he wouldn't have, they tried to tar him with that!

43 posted on 02/23/2014 11:09:35 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: oldbrowser

Precisely. SOME people forget that even Rinos can be persuaded to occasionally do the right thing when they can be convinced that enough people care. The 100% GOP vote against THE initial passage of ObamaCare was a case in point.


44 posted on 02/23/2014 11:10:25 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Libloather
Senate Democrats are in big trouble in 2014

The GOP is likely to give it back in 2016.

45 posted on 02/23/2014 11:17:51 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: brownsfan

The RINOs will work very hard to ensure victory for the Republicans does not occur. E.g., Former Senators Lugar and Warner campaigning for Sam Nunn’s daughter in Georgia.


46 posted on 02/23/2014 11:24:20 AM PST by rcofdayton (.)
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To: TomGuy
If you fall off a high cliff, you might live a second longer if you flap your arms real hard. But you will die tired.

That would probably be me. You see, I believe in fighting every step of the way, every inch.

The rinos will get their's in due time, but first we need the majority in the senate in order to set the agenda. Let's not forget the federal judge appointments over the next few years.

47 posted on 02/23/2014 11:34:43 AM PST by oldbrowser (Obamacare is Obama's Great Leap Forward)
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To: MSF BU

I think the dems have a picture of him and a Dem mascot but I always thought there was something funny about pressler and the abscam operation.
Perhaps he is a convenient fall guy like I think McCain was


48 posted on 02/23/2014 11:47:31 AM PST by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: Parley Baer
That is a good one. I will probably steal that line.

That was actually said by linda. Sorry the link to that revelation no longer works, from 2005.

49 posted on 02/23/2014 11:57:24 AM PST by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: Parley Baer

I’m sorry. The link does work. Here it is:
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2005/0504.earle.html


50 posted on 02/23/2014 12:01:44 PM PST by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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