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Scott Brown Pulls Ahead 5 Points In New Hampshire Poll
Weekly Standard ^ | 04/08/14 | Michael Warren

Posted on 04/08/2014 6:48:30 AM PDT by nhwingut

Republican Scott Brown leads incumbent Democratic senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire by five points in a recent poll obtained by THE WEEKLY STANDARD. The poll, commissioned by the Republican Governor's Association, was conducted on March 19 and 20 and asked 600 likely voters in New Hampshire who they would vote for in the U.S. Senate election. Respondents were given both Brown and Shaheen's names and their respective parties.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 2014gopprimary; 2014midterms; brown2014; nh; nh2014; scottbrown; ussenate
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RINO ahead of Commie.
1 posted on 04/08/2014 6:48:30 AM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

I wish this were true


2 posted on 04/08/2014 6:53:59 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: nhwingut

Not sure how accurate the poll is, but this is a big turnaround if anywhere close to true. He was something like 9 points down in the last one. If he’s pulled even, Shaheen is in trouble and Dems will have to spend money here. Brown is good for, if nothing else, a drain on Democrap resources.


3 posted on 04/08/2014 6:53:59 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: nhwingut

> RINO ahead of Commie.

+1

I’ll not vote for him.

I will be voting for Testerman in the primary and I will write-in her name in the general election.

I will not vote for the gun-grabbing, baby-killing, back-stabbing, RAT-loving RINO!


4 posted on 04/08/2014 6:56:31 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

Good luck with that. I truly hope Testerman wins, but ....You’ll get Shaneen for another six years if you’re not careful


5 posted on 04/08/2014 6:58:53 AM PDT by irish guard
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To: irish guard

forgot to add....flame away, I’ll stick with the concept adhered to by William F. Buckley , Jr.


6 posted on 04/08/2014 7:00:50 AM PDT by irish guard
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To: irish guard

> Good luck with that. I truly hope Testerman wins, but
> ....You’ll get Shaneen for another six years if you’re not
> careful

Then let the chips fall where they may.

RINO Brown will give us the deaf ear and the cold shoulder if he’s elected and will become one of McCain’s RAT pack, like he was as senator from Taxachusetts.

He stabbed us in the back on “gun control”. He is dead to me.

I . will . not . vote . for this RINO pig!


7 posted on 04/08/2014 7:03:43 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook
I will be voting for Testerman in the primary and I will write-in her name in the general election.

I'm with you half the way. I'll vote for the more conservative candidate in the primary (still needs to shake out). But if it's RINO Brown or Commie Shaheen, it's a no brainer for me. Someone who votes with Ted Cruz and Rand Paul 50-60% of the time is better than someone who opposes them 100% of the time. At least in my eyes. But I respect your opinion.
8 posted on 04/08/2014 7:07:17 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: Westbrook

Think it over.

Brown will caucus w/ Repubs-—Shaheen will not.

Understand the horse-trading that goes on in Congress-—chances are he’ll need something-—so he’ll trade his aye vote on a Repub social issue for a much-needed favor.


9 posted on 04/08/2014 7:07:37 AM PDT by Liz
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To: All
MEMO TO NH VOTERS:

<><> Ask Shaheen why she voted to subsidize O/Care by decimating Medicare Advantage for seniors.

<><> Ask Shaheen why the White House calculatedly kept the gruesome details to itself while egging on loyal lock-stepping Democrats to vote for O/Care.

<><> Ask Shaheen why the WH lied to Americans in a way so specific, it showed they knew exactly what to spin and how......via the infamous "If you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan, period."

<><> Ask Shaheen after she voted for it why she carried on for the next three years making believe she'd actually read the ACA bill and pretending she understood its implications.

<><> Ask Shaheen why she was taken aback by complaints about O/Care from her constituents.

=============================================

Shaheen and her coterie of lock-stepping Dummycrats are gonna
find out real soon: NH voters did not just fall off a turnip truck.

10 posted on 04/08/2014 7:11:03 AM PDT by Liz
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To: nhwingut

Polls, schmolls. The rigged election will be the final arbiter.


11 posted on 04/08/2014 7:11:52 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: nhwingut

It’s frustrating living in an overwhelmingly blue state. Not only do you have to deal with the liberals who run your state government but also with the GOP that is filled with RINOS. Voting for the lesser of two evils has put the country in a bind because we have liberals running amok and an opposition party filled with wimps and dealmakers who are afraid of criticism from liberals and will not stand up to them.


12 posted on 04/08/2014 7:12:34 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: nhwingut

So, the Dems get another vote either way.

Brown turned out to not be such a prize when he took over Kennedy’s seat. He couldn’t even keep the seat.

Now, he is carpetbagging. Still not great prize.


13 posted on 04/08/2014 7:12:47 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: nhwingut

As long as the Democrats cower in fear, I’m happy.


14 posted on 04/08/2014 7:13:14 AM PDT by struggle
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To: irish guard
Good luck with that. I truly hope Testerman wins, but ....You’ll get Shaneen for another six years if you’re not careful

I believe we are at the point where it is preferable to have a RINO lose to a Democrat.

A congress full of RINOs will not advance liberty, limited government, border integrity or any other issue that is critical to our nation in these scary times.

Moreover, RINOs give bi-partisan coverage to the totalitarian leftist agenda of the Democrats.

At least a Democrat majority will be forced to take the blame for terrible policy consequences.

I think our beloved nation is teetering precariously on the edge of collapse, and putting RINOs in congress and the White House is not going to save us.

Besides, if we are able to make the GOPe candidates lose their elections, that will continue to prove to the RINO establishment that Republicans cannot win elections without the full support of the Tea Party/Conservative base.

So I will only vote for Tea Party supporting candidates from here on out.


15 posted on 04/08/2014 7:15:43 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: nhwingut

Yah, don’t see the excitement in this. A quasi-Dem over a genuine Dem. At least with Shaheen, she’s honest about her positions.


16 posted on 04/08/2014 7:20:04 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: nhwingut

He can beat Climate-Change-All-the Time Markey.

Sununu Jr can beat Shaheen.

I don’t get this at all.


17 posted on 04/08/2014 7:21:29 AM PDT by BonRad (The world is full of educated derelicts-Calvin Coolidge)
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To: nhwingut

this would be another extra pickup beyond what is needed to take control. Was in the Dem column :)

woot! things looking good for November


18 posted on 04/08/2014 7:24:14 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Westbrook

Good for you, voted for whom in the presidential election, may I ask? Did you for for Johnson? Write in RP?

People like you will give us another six years of a marxist sympathizer rather than a rational man in Brown.

After all, you put Obama back in office. Look in the mirror and tell me if you did the right thing.

There is no alternative to winning, unless you enjoy being a loser.


19 posted on 04/08/2014 7:32:49 AM PDT by First Authority
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To: nhwingut

I’ll trade a Brown for a Collins. I can’t vote for Collins, I’d almost vote for Brown because he’s less into the system.


20 posted on 04/08/2014 7:36:23 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: irish guard

Is that the idea that WFB would rather vote for a candidate that agrees with him 80% of the time than allow a candidate to win that he agrees with 0% of the time?

This is a perfect example of that addage.

There is no perfect candidate as there are no perfect people, nor perfect ideology.


21 posted on 04/08/2014 7:36:52 AM PDT by First Authority
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To: nhwingut

Good. I hope Brown wins. That’ll make the Dems sick.


22 posted on 04/08/2014 7:40:10 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Westbrook

Shaheen’s reelection committee thanks you.


23 posted on 04/08/2014 7:41:07 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Liz

Spot on.


24 posted on 04/08/2014 7:42:35 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Maceman

You need to look at the long game. Keep the Dems locked out of power in the Senate for an election cycle or two and they’ll start retiring in droves. They don’t like being the minority. All their power comes from gimmes.


25 posted on 04/08/2014 7:44:18 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Westbrook
Funny how that works...you rarely have a choice in Red Hampshire. Look at the Bass/Kuster congressional race from a few years back. Local Christians were proud of their support for the Republican Bass UNTIL it was pointed out that he was just as 'pro-choice' as his democrat opponent. Same thing here...it you are pro-life, you don't have a choice in a Brown/Shaheen race...as intended.

Satan is a clever little so-and-so, isn't he?

26 posted on 04/08/2014 7:46:41 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: nhwingut
People in NH know about "Voting for the lesser of two evils."
Now NH voters will get a taste of what us conservatives in Mass. have had to live with- "Voting for the evil of two lessers." - Tom
27 posted on 04/08/2014 7:46:43 AM PDT by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse U.S. citizens and Americans. They are not necessarily the same. -tom)
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To: First Authority
There is no alternative to winning, unless you enjoy being a loser.

By sticking to your beliefs and principles; you may be a 'loser' in this world, but you will be a 'winner' in the next.

28 posted on 04/08/2014 7:50:10 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Liz

Remember this too. Brown, if elected, is sure to vote more conservative as a NH Senator than he did as a MA Senator (55-60% w GOP) - simply based on the political demographics.

I’m betting he’d align with Kelly Ayotte (75% w GOP)- who I call a conservative RINO. Which is sort of where NH stands. It’s very conservative for being in the middle of New England, but not exactly Alabama either - especially on social issues.

Brown, as a U.S. Senator from Mass, had to listen to his left-leaning constituency.

Furthermore, as a junior senator from NH, he’s more of a number for increasing the GOP caucus, to me, and not a policy maker. This allows GOP conservatives like Lee, Paul, Cruz et al to lead committees and further the agenda.

My philosophy is always to be pragmatic and realistic. RINOs are fine to me from purple/blue states (i.e. Brown, Ayotte, Collins). Whereas RINOs from conservative states are unacceptable (i.e. McCain, Graham, Alexander, Corker etc). That’s me. I believe Tea Party absolutism in blue/purple states is a pipe dream.


29 posted on 04/08/2014 7:54:03 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: 1010RD; Bidimus1

As a Christian, I cannot in good conscience vote for a pro-abortion, pro-gayzista candidate.

As a gun-owner, I cannot in good conscience vote for an anti-gun candidate.

If you can do that, more power to ya.


30 posted on 04/08/2014 8:09:39 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: nhwingut

Yawn......


31 posted on 04/08/2014 8:12:10 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Vermont Lt

You want to see a real Senate Candidate.. check out the SarahPalinMarkLevinSenateConservativesFund endorsed TW Shannon!

The real deal!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j28CJZtkw_k


32 posted on 04/08/2014 8:13:16 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: who knows what evil?

> .you rarely have a choice in Red Hampshire.

Yes, crony RINO A against commie RAT B.

Both of whom will vote against the right to life and your rights to self-defense while shoving the whole gayzista enchilada down your throat.

No . thanks.

I will vote principles.

Even we’re outnumbered by commies, baby-killers, and gayzistas, then so be it.

Isaiah Chapter 3 comes to mind.


33 posted on 04/08/2014 8:13:38 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I am smiling inside because I recall the Scott Brown for President posts after he won his seat a few years ago.

The folks around FR thought he was the second coming—not realizing what a New England Republican is/was.

I had hopes that New Hampshire could do better.


34 posted on 04/08/2014 8:17:31 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Liz

So what?

What is it exactly that repubs do that anyone should be concerned at all with their caucus and whether or not liberal Scott Brown is in it or not?


35 posted on 04/08/2014 8:20:38 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Vermont Lt

bttt


36 posted on 04/08/2014 8:21:59 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: nhwingut

If I were convinced that the GOP would control the Senate by a comfortable margin, I would support a conservative.

However, GOP control of the Senate is essential. Hold your nose and support the RINO.

The House is a different story. Reject all House RINOs.


37 posted on 04/08/2014 8:22:21 AM PDT by kidd
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To: nhwingut

Very well stated. There are far too many on this forum who are perfectly content with winning an argument while simultaneously losing an election.


38 posted on 04/08/2014 8:52:01 AM PDT by pkajj
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To: Westbrook

You nailed it.


39 posted on 04/08/2014 9:09:37 AM PDT by pleasenotcalifornia
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To: kidd
The media is ignoring Andy Mart and Jim Rubens.

I am supporting Andy Martin.

Just search for "Andy Martin Senate Candidate".

40 posted on 04/08/2014 9:51:26 AM PDT by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: nhwingut
Excellent points---Massachsetts Brown was shadowed by the liberal he replaced---Uncle Teddy. In NH many of his constituents will be pulling him in a different direction.

We are at a critical point in history---decimating Dummycrats should be the utmost priority---if we have to do it w/ RINOS, so be it.

B/C I firmly believe once we get 'em all together in the majority---getting RINOs to toe the line will be easier than it is now----b/c they see themselves as free agents fighting the Dummycrat majority power plays.

41 posted on 04/08/2014 10:41:28 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Westbrook
As a Christian, I cannot in good conscience vote for a pro-abortion, pro-gayzista candidate. As a gun-owner, I cannot in good conscience vote for an anti-gun candidate.

That would make sense in a world of perfect choices and clear delineations. Sadly, this world is one of degrees.

The formula you've espoused is:

1. Won't vote for less than perfect GOP candidate.

2. That candidate loses.

3. A candidate that votes 0% to your standards wins.

You've set up a scenario in which your worst choice wins. That's not logical or sensible. If a guy like Scott Brown or Sen. Mark Kirk (R - IL) wins you have a chance to work with them and worst case you get their votes so that you control committees and the legislative agenda. You're better off with sheep like that, being lead by lions like Cruz, Paul and Lee, than a Congress full of Democrats for whom Natural Rights are an abomination to be destroyed.

In the end Politicians sell a product: their vote. They must be reelected and therefore have to play ball somehow. It's easier to get a RINO to come to your side, than a Democrat. That's the facts of this world.

42 posted on 04/08/2014 11:47:28 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Liz

Spot on, again. What few FReepers seem to understand is that Democrats don’t like losing. Their entire reason to be is to prove their superiority and self-worth. Remember how many House Dems just took their ball and went home when Gingrich and that Congress swept in?

If we can control Congress through two or three election cycles the oldest and worst Democrats will bail and quickly. They live for power and authority and being the minority and watching your agenda be dismantled Congress after Congress is depressing. We can crush them and send them packing.

A Senate of 60 GOP votes means we’ll have some RINOs, but if the American people demand action those RINOs will jump ship. The critical key is understanding that the Democrats are the opposition and the Senate is the enemy. It’s the House we need to hold and hold and hold as conservative as possible. Given our control of Governorships and statehouses we’ll do that. Holder and the DOJ had very limited effect in forcing districts to be redrawn. The SCOTUS is helping on that front as well.


43 posted on 04/08/2014 11:52:04 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

> The formula you’ve espoused is:
>
> 1. Won’t vote for less than perfect GOP candidate.

Not true. I am more concerned about the moral issues than the financial ones. By my reckoning, if you’ve got your morals right, your finances will follow suit. It does not work the other way around.

> 2. That candidate loses.

If the candidate supports abortion, the gay mafia, and gun-control, I don’t see that as a loss.

> 3. A candidate that votes 0% to your standards wins.

Candidates like Scott Brown vote 0% on my standards already.

My issues are

1. Pro-Life
2. Anti LGBTQI whatever agenda
3. Pro-gun

There is no compromising with issue 1.

If a candidate has the other two things at least MOSTLY right, then I could probably vote for him or her.

Any candidate with the good sense to be on the correct side of #1 100% of the time, and issues #2 and #3 most of the time, is likely to have all the other things lined up pretty well, too.

NO . MORE . RINOS

If we have to KILL the Republican Party to stop the endless parade of useless, sellout, backstabbing RINOs, then so be it.


44 posted on 04/08/2014 12:04:32 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: nhwingut

Boy this would be a tough one. Vote for a RINO to get rid of Harry Reid? Problem is Reid will probably be replaced by a RINO.


45 posted on 04/08/2014 12:30:53 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Westbrook

We agree on the issues, just not on the tactics. There are certain states where in a statewide race only the RINO will beat the Dem. That’s not ideal, but America isn’t a conservative country across the board.

What does a RINO do that a Democrat cannot: give you control of committees and the agenda. It’s in committees that you can create legislation to roll back, protect or support those things most important to you - life, guns and godly marriage.

Brown isn’t my favorite or my ideal candidate, but I am looking at the alternatives and despite himself, he’s better than a Dem.

Take a look at this comparison:

http://www.heritageactionscorecard.com/compare/compareSenateVotes?cong=112&housemems=null&senatemems=B001268_B000711_D000563_F000457

We are, quite literally, ten times better off with a Brown than with a Democrat. Keep in mind that he didn’t side with the Dems on Democratcare or repealing citizen’s united:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3097726/posts


46 posted on 04/08/2014 12:38:57 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: nhwingut

I guess the New Hampshire citizens who wanted Freedom is now dead, replaced by Massachusetts liberals. I’m glad the poll is showing. Brown leading, but we need a CONSERVATIVE not Scott.


47 posted on 04/08/2014 1:04:09 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: First Authority

No the 80% interpretation is not what he said. He was willing to vote for the most conservative conservative candidate who could be elected. So by extension, allowing a liberal to win isn’t a viable conclusion


48 posted on 04/08/2014 6:48:18 PM PDT by irish guard
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To: 1010RD
MMMMM......YOUR THOUGHTS MAKE ME FEEL WARM AND FUZZY ALLOVER And I quote: " FReepers need to understand that Democrats don’t like losing. Their entire reason for being is to prove their superiority and self-worth. They live for power and authority.. Our goal should be to crush their lefty agenda by decimating them into a toothless, helpless minority."

Ahhhh...that repeat felt good.

================================================

Granted, Scott wont be a conservative stadard-bearer---but we will get something out of him. Every vote counts, as opposed to enduring the preening, self-serving Shaheen act.

As you say, "If we can control Congress through 2-3 election cycles the oldest and worst Democrats will bail and quickly."

49 posted on 04/09/2014 4:13:40 AM PDT by Liz
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To: irish guard

“So by extension, allowing a liberal to win isn’t a viable conclusion”

So, what are you trying to say? That there is a more conservative that can win? Like whom? The fat bastard from Florida that came back north? Or the Rubins guy that is a doper? Or at least, a supporter of dopers.

No, Scott Brown has the best chance to win and he will if the single issue idiots on the right will turn out and vote for him. If you do not, then you will have 6 more years of a Senator voting 100% of the time for Marxism and to give producer’s money away to deadbeats.


50 posted on 04/12/2014 10:04:16 AM PDT by First Authority
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