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FL-13 Fallout Watch: Two Democratic House candidates drop out this week.
redstate.com ^ | 3/20/14 | Moe Lane

Posted on 03/20/2014 9:47:59 AM PDT by cotton1706

The two were Mike Parrish in PA-06 (Lean Republican) and Buffie McFadyen in CO-06 (Safe Republican). Of the two, obviously Parrish is the more disappointing news for Democrats… but it’s interesting to note that ‘R+5′ is apparently enough to be effectively out of the realm of possibility for Democrats this cycle anyway. I remember a time when it was not, and that time was 2006 and 2008.

I know, I know, it’s vaguely minor news and everything. But if you’re wondering why people are making certain assumptions about the 2014 election cycle, it’s because of stories like these. You look at who is running, who is retiring, who is staying out of races, who is jumping in… money, too, of course, but money tends to get cancelled out by other money. In the end, the people running are the biggest part of this picture. To mangle Machiavelli… gold may not get you good candidates, but good candidates can always get you gold.

PS: In that vein: the Democratic party would be well-advised to pop OFA like a zit and use those resources to fix the DNC. I say this, serene in the knowledge that nobody in the Democratic party will ever, ever listen to me…

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: buffiemcfadyen; democratcare; donkeycare; elections; florida; jackasscare; mikeparrish

1 posted on 03/20/2014 9:47:59 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
The Democrat Party was about to collapse in 1992, but H. Ross Perot helped to revive it. I hope that ObamaCare finally kills it.
2 posted on 03/20/2014 9:54:46 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: cotton1706

It doesn’t matter how many times Pelosi says “Obamacare is a winner for Democrats”. In reality, they’re gonna get thumped. And Obamacare is the reason why and they all know it.


3 posted on 03/20/2014 9:55:16 AM PDT by Durbin
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To: Durbin

Unfortunately, the Dems will view the thumping as proof that the Conservative Majority is stupid, not that the Conservative Majority is right.


4 posted on 03/20/2014 9:57:52 AM PDT by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: cotton1706

I know, I know, it’s vaguely minor news and everything.
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I consider this “major” news.


5 posted on 03/20/2014 10:00:39 AM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: cotton1706

I want a wave to crush the facsist libs!


6 posted on 03/20/2014 10:00:58 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: LoveUSA

So typical Democrat mentality. Nothing new.


7 posted on 03/20/2014 10:02:36 AM PDT by Durbin
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To: cotton1706

Buffie dropped out! That’s news!


8 posted on 03/20/2014 10:03:07 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Sheesh and I thought after 2012, the Republican party was dead. I guess not quite yet. The Democrats were supposedly dead after 2004, but survived. Anyway, both parties will survive. I am a little worried about Presidential Republican futures but we must live day by day.


9 posted on 03/20/2014 10:06:20 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Viennacon

I hope so too. 2016 is going to be a tough election for Republicans so we might as well win as much as we can in 2014. We have a ton of Senators up for reelection in 2016.


10 posted on 03/20/2014 10:07:49 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

But we can offset it by finally retiring Reid.


11 posted on 03/20/2014 10:09:15 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706
I know, I know, it’s vaguely minor news and everything. But if you’re wondering why people are making certain assumptions about the 2014 election cycle, it’s because of stories like these.

Not minor, very important signals as to the beginning of the wave. Tsunamis don't begin on shore at 100 feet, they begin miles away with a small wave...it's coming and the demonRATs are like animals that sense danger and we can smell the flop sweat.

12 posted on 03/20/2014 10:09:54 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: Viennacon

I think Reid is safe for as long as he wants the job. Same with McConnell. We are just in a stupid time where the top is protected.


13 posted on 03/20/2014 10:10:04 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

‘92 doesn’t really count since the GOP was running an anti conservative new world order candidate.


14 posted on 03/20/2014 10:11:38 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: cotton1706

By design, I’m on the OFA email list. Reading their material makes me feel like a sixth grader. Makes sense; their audience are the LIVs.


15 posted on 03/20/2014 10:17:25 AM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: upchuck

What does “OFA” even mean? Office for the Aging? Orthopedic Foundation for Animals? Optimal Flexible Architecture? Occupational First Aid? Ontario Fencing Association?

Don’t just dash off acronyms at us expecting EVERYBODY to understand.


16 posted on 03/20/2014 10:34:31 AM PDT by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: freedomfiter2
‘92 doesn’t really count since the GOP was running an anti conservative new world order candidate.

And in 1996.

And in 2000.

And in 2004.

And in 2008.

And in 2012.

Whatchya think they'll do in 2016?

17 posted on 03/20/2014 10:40:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: alloysteel
Don’t just dash off acronyms at us expecting EVERYBODY to understand.

IUIPNPIWE!

18 posted on 03/20/2014 10:41:06 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

My feeling is that Ted Cruz needs to get out there and ANNOUNCE that he is the best hope for America (NOT republicans) and run hard, run fast all the way to 2016. Put the GOPelitists on the DEFENSIVE for a change!


19 posted on 03/20/2014 10:50:00 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: Lazamataz
And '68

and '72,

and '76,

and '88,

(and '92.)

20 posted on 03/20/2014 10:51:46 AM PDT by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: alloysteel
Here's a little history.

OFA was originally Organizing for America.

Then it morphed into Obama for America

In it's latest incarnation, it's Organizing For Action.

Web site here. Brief excerpt:

If you're into amusements, sign up for their several times a week emails. A real scream.

21 posted on 03/20/2014 11:46:15 AM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: Cowboy Bob
The Democrat Party was about to collapse in 1992, but H. Ross Perot helped to revive it.

Yet another reason why I believe a third-party populist firebrand, promising to cancel free-trade agreements, stop defending Europe on our dime, and start sending bankers to jail, is going to emerge in 2016.


22 posted on 03/20/2014 12:15:03 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: alloysteel

Quoth alloysteel: What does “OFA” even mean?

It is pronounced “oh-fay” which is pig-latin for “foe.”

“Oh-fay” wah commonly used in the 1960s and 70s by black far-left radicals for white people.

‘Splains a lot, doesn’t it?


23 posted on 03/21/2014 7:35:33 AM PDT by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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