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Anatomy of a Democratic Midterm Freakout
thewire.com ^ | 3/17/14 | Philip Bump

Posted on 03/18/2014 8:37:00 AM PDT by cotton1706

National Democrats are in a near panic — if the media's highly-attuned panic detectors are any indicator — with a "poisonous" president unable to use his popularity to sway voters, a "screaming siren" warning about mid-term turnout, and Republicans on the offensive on Obamacare. There are a long eight months until November, but Democrats seem unlikely to get much sleep over the interim.

There are (at least!) six reasons why.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 03/18/2014 8:37:00 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Buh-Bye.


2 posted on 03/18/2014 8:38:32 AM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: cotton1706

We’re running a list to make democrats feel better about their loss? How charming.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 8:39:59 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Fighter pilot manoeuvers"? One of the Saudi’s we trained in Texas years ago?)
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To: cotton1706

I wish Pubs would wise up and start talking about Soros-backed candidates. We need a national campaign to expose Soros, who he is and the damage he’s done.

I am repeatedly seeing ‘Koch brothers-backed candidate’ in the news. But Republcans think because they know something everyone else does as well so Soros remains untouched.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 8:41:58 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: cotton1706

Waiting for the inevitable Republican freak out and grab for defeat in loo of victory. You know they are examining all their options not wanting to let a victory sneak in by accident.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 8:49:40 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

They will sit on their hands.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 8:53:19 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: cotton1706

(from the article)
There are at least six reasons why:
1. The midterms were always going to be bad for Democrats because of turnout.
2. President Obama is near all-time lows on his approval ratings.
3. Republicans have figured out how to walk the line on Obamacare.
4. Outside Republican groups are outspending their opposition.
5. Republicans are expanding the number of races where they want to compete.
6. Democrats freaking out will only make all of the above problems worse.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 8:54:25 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: cotton1706
Don't worry democrats the RINOs will step in and save the day, .... again.
8 posted on 03/18/2014 9:03:11 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Don Corleone
defeat in loo of victory

Was that an intentional pun or a Freudian slip for "in lieu"? "Loo" is slang for toilet...

9 posted on 03/18/2014 9:05:09 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: 2001convSVT
1. The midterms were always going to be bad for Democrats because of turnout.

They'll do much better with turnout than they did in 2010, when they got blindsided. They've built up a formidable GOTV machine.

The GOP will take independents handily (Romney did as well), but the key to winning big is getting out the GOP vote. If 4 million GOP voters sit home as they did in 2012, be prepared to be disappointed.

10 posted on 03/18/2014 9:07:14 AM PDT by randita
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To: cotton1706

I want these demrats to feel the same way I have felt since they came into power and jammed ObamaCare and the Socialist State down our throats.

I hope they Rot in hell each one of them.


11 posted on 03/18/2014 9:21:41 AM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: cotton1706
Republicans on the offensive on Obamacare

Really? You could've fooled me.

12 posted on 03/18/2014 9:29:44 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: randita
If 4 million GOP voters sit home as they did in 2012, be prepared to be disappointed.

If GOPe idiots keep pushing 'immigration reform', er, amnesty, look for the GOP voters to sit home.

And get ready to hand the gavel back to Pelosi.

13 posted on 03/18/2014 9:30:16 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: cotton1706

Maybe it is time for a war. A war in Ukraine would surely rally the voters to load the Democrats back into office and take the House. Besides the kenyan likes little foreign wars. He is already involved in many. Another little war won’t hurt and this one would get him a lot more press play.


14 posted on 03/18/2014 9:51:17 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Repeal The 17th

And Carl Rove is working overtime for the DNC trying to turn a Republican sweep into dust, to defeat any and all conservative candidates in the primaries or in the election.


15 posted on 03/18/2014 9:54:41 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: bassmaner
If 4 million GOP voters sit home as they did in 2012, be prepared to be disappointed.

If GOPe idiots keep pushing 'immigration reform', er, amnesty, look for the GOP voters to sit home.

And get ready to hand the gavel back to Pelosi.

So if you are one of the 4 million who stayed home in 2012 you basically voted for 0bama.

16 posted on 03/18/2014 10:28:32 AM PDT by thejokker
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To: cotton1706
"Anatomy of a Democrat ic Midterm Freakout"

Get it right Philip.

17 posted on 03/19/2014 6:58:04 AM PDT by houeto (We intend to liberate Democrats from the dreaded Job-Lock this November!)
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