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The Odds of a GOP Wave Are Increasing
National Journal ^ | July 22, 2014 | Josh Kraushaar

Posted on 07/23/2014 3:03:16 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

When writing about politics, it's all too frequent to use terminology that often obscures more than elucidates. That's especially true when it comes to the word "wave"—shorthand for a landslide victory for the winning party. I've argued before that the likelihood of 2014 being a wave election has been rising, given the president's consistently low approval ratings and the fact that Republicans are running evenly on the generic ballot (which usually translates into a clear GOP edge) and that the right-track/wrong-track numbers are near historic lows. All these big-picture signs are ominous for the party in power.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2014midterms

1 posted on 07/23/2014 3:03:16 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; ...

It does look that way, that there is undercurrent slowly building. We may see a tidal wave of voter anger sweeping aside one DemocRAT after another. Election night could be so much fun. Stock up on Cristal champagne if you can afford to.


2 posted on 07/23/2014 3:05:37 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: GeronL

Does this article make you feel any better?


3 posted on 07/23/2014 3:06:53 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“Republican” and GOP don’t do anything for me these days since they no longer, if they ever did, mean “conservative”


4 posted on 07/23/2014 3:07:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Clintonfatigued

5 posted on 07/23/2014 3:08:05 PM PDT by DannyTN (I)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The GOPers are doing everything they can to piss off the conservative base and ensure this doesn’t happen. I believe we are going to lose enough “safe” seats in the senate to allow the Dems to maintain control.


6 posted on 07/23/2014 3:13:46 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Clintonfatigued
*It does look that way, that there is undercurrent slowly building. We may see a tidal wave of voter anger sweeping aside one DemocRAT after another. Election night could be so much fun. Stock up on Cristal champagne if you can afford to.*

It will be a lot of fun to see the Dems lose a giant percentage of their stranglehold.

I hope they are the minority party for decades to pay for the damage that they have done over the last 40 years.

It will be richly deserved if they all lose like McGovern!

7 posted on 07/23/2014 3:16:19 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: RightOnTheBorder

Cochran and McConnell are going down like the Titanic...what are Corny n’s numbers?


8 posted on 07/23/2014 3:17:12 PM PDT by chae (The Lannisters send their regards--Game of Thrones)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

I have complete confidence in the Republican party to screw everything up.


9 posted on 07/23/2014 3:26:48 PM PDT by Geoffrey
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To: chae

The rats basically shot themselves in the foot with a primary fight between two nobodies. With little time to build recognition for the general I doubt most of the state could name the Dem candidate much less vote for him. Sadly Cornyn can rely on the crony captialist Republican machine here in Texas to get reelected.


10 posted on 07/23/2014 3:27:45 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: chae
Cornyn is likely to win in November, unfortunately.

He'll have to do it without my vote.

He's already on my list for 6 years from now, though. It took forever to get rid of Dewhurst, but we have, finally.

/johnny

11 posted on 07/23/2014 3:28:40 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Sounds like the “Romney will get 320 electoral votes”
dream.


12 posted on 07/23/2014 3:36:26 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Geoffrey

yep, the GOP-e will find away AGAIN to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


13 posted on 07/23/2014 3:43:00 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Clintonfatigued

Republicans could win...in spite of themselves.


14 posted on 07/23/2014 4:01:17 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Blue Highway

the GOP-e will find away AGAIN to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

************
That’s what happens when you have no core beliefs or convictions. They fold like a cheap lawn chair.


15 posted on 07/23/2014 4:08:39 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Clintonfatigued

The oompah-loompah from OH and McCornhole from KY will screw it up royally.


16 posted on 07/23/2014 4:15:51 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Clintonfatigued

There is nobody -—NOBODY -— on planet Earth who wants a Republican majority in th Senate more than me.

But it ain’t gonna happen ...,,,,,,,,, unless every single conservative gets out there and outworks the hell out of the Democrat machine..

There is no “slowly building undercurrent” There is only committment and hard work.


17 posted on 07/23/2014 4:29:07 PM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: Walrus

Well, maybe if the GOP weren’t at war against conservatives it would help?


18 posted on 07/23/2014 4:30:22 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Blue Highway
yep, the GOP-e will find away AGAIN to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

To the GOP-e, that IS victory. Those people are in their twilight years. Drifting from one K-street function to another DC cocktail party. Since 2008, no one but DC has prospered more. They are not even sellouts, they are grifters and America is too damn blind to see. There has not existed a "two party" system for a long time, only a "who gets to fleece the most" system. The politicians of today would have had their throats slit post haste back when this country was being erected.

19 posted on 07/23/2014 4:33:39 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Blue Highway

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they’ve tried everything else.

Winston Churchill

Just sub: `Conservatives’ for `you’, `cannot’ for `can’ and `GOP’ for `Americans’.
If the McConellurtles & Boehnerites win, it will be w/o the help of conservatives.


20 posted on 07/23/2014 4:34:35 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The gloom and doom on this thread is hilarious. Some folks you just can’t cheer up.


21 posted on 07/23/2014 4:46:54 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Blackirish

Looks like you are happy with the status quo. Want more of the likes of Bohner who wont de-fund anything un-constitutional obama has set forth (Bohners words)? Searchlight Harry destroying our economy; say, when was the last budget passed by the Senate? The House is nothing but a gimp with a couple hangnails making things difficult for the establishment. Gloom and Doom? Corruption.


22 posted on 07/23/2014 4:53:18 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

This Congress is much more conservative then Denny Hastert’s and Tom Delay’s. Where was all this pulling of hair and knashing of teeth then?


23 posted on 07/23/2014 4:59:09 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Clintonfatigued

Never underestimate the GOP’s ability to snatch defeat from the grasp of victory.


24 posted on 07/23/2014 5:00:16 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Blackirish

Warn me next time. I had to go get a new keyboard after puking on mine after that post.
Slick Willie was impached for far, FAR less. It doesn’t matter however, you have GOP knee pads on. Enjoy more of the same when you go that “straight ticket” in the voting booth.


25 posted on 07/23/2014 5:14:54 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
With Republicans on track to nominate a credible candidate in Georgia, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell avoiding a tough primary in Kentucky, and Sen. Thad Cochran renominated in Mississippi, it's looking less likely that Democrats can pick off a stray Republican-held seat.

It's a rosy Republican future, questionable conservative one.

26 posted on 07/23/2014 5:19:51 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
It's a rosy Republican future, questionable conservative one.

Exactly right.

I remember what conservatives got from the GOP back when they had control of the entire FedGov:
Nothing. Less than nothing. We got Power Sharing, Medicare Part D, and Campaign Finance Reform along with a failure to make wildly popular tax cuts permanent.

Excuse me while I fail to get all hot and bothered about the worthless GOP.

27 posted on 07/23/2014 6:07:11 PM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

No kneepads here and don’t want to borrow yours....Compared to Denny Hastert...how many earmarks has this Congress piled up? How many 2000 page energy bills...highway bills.....farm bills? This Congress according to the left is the “least productive ever”. .Obama can’t get anything done. But anything less then impeachment means Bonier sux? Ok...try wiping the foam off.


28 posted on 07/23/2014 6:23:56 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Blackirish

No votes for RINOs. It make take forever to rid ourselves of these freaks...however, never again will I vote for a RINO.


29 posted on 07/23/2014 7:20:08 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

Ok fine and watch Valerie Jarrett and Harry Reid put who ever they want on the Supreme Court. You won’t have to live with that....but the next generation will.


30 posted on 07/23/2014 8:48:37 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Walrus

Hard work Bingo


31 posted on 07/23/2014 8:53:13 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Blackirish

Re: “The gloom and doom on this thread is hilarious.”

My gloom and doom is based on the polls.

We need six Democrat seats for a Senate majority.

West Virginia, South Dakota, and Montana look certain for the GOP.

Arkansas is leaning Republican but it’s still close.

In the rest of the close Senate races, the Democrat is tied or leads the Republican.

Georgia, a Republican seat, is absolutely at risk for us.

If we drop Georgia, we would have to win EIGHT Democrat seats to gain a majority.

Bottom Line for me:

Month after month of awful political news for Democrats, yet this is the best the GOP can do?


32 posted on 07/23/2014 9:13:21 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Yes I agree. Not taking the Senate with all our advantages leaving Harry Reid in power whould be awful. My point is that some folks here think that’s a good thing. I think Valerie Jarrett would be very happy to read this thread.


33 posted on 07/23/2014 9:25:28 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: ex91B10

If this election is as fraud filled as 2010 and I see no reason to believe it will be anything but worse, we could wind up with an actual yellow dog being elected if he runs as a big D.


34 posted on 07/24/2014 5:14:30 AM PDT by RipSawyer (OPM is the religion of the sheeple.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Does this article make you feel any better?

Feelings are reserved for Liberals.

They use them to make up their minds when voting.

35 posted on 07/24/2014 5:26:18 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Walrus

There is no “slowly building undercurrent” There is only committment and hard work.


36 posted on 07/24/2014 5:27:08 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: hal ogen
No votes for RINOs. It make take forever to rid ourselves of these freaks...however, never again will I vote for a RINO.

You make Mitt sad...



37 posted on 07/24/2014 5:29:46 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Blackirish

I’ll just have to not watch. NO RINOs.


38 posted on 07/24/2014 5:44:48 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“Does this article make you feel any better?”

Nah.

The Progressives in the electorate will come out in force to vote against the “mean, nasty, heartless, uncaring,
bible-thumping, gun-loving, knuckle-dragging, ignorant Christian morons” in the next election.

One hopes that those who will crawl over broken glass to vote against Progressives will come out in hordes so large, that any attemps at Progressive vote manipulation will be ineffective.

IMHO


39 posted on 07/24/2014 8:07:01 AM PDT by ripley
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To: ripley

The rats didn’t come out in 2010.


40 posted on 07/24/2014 3:59:49 PM PDT by Impy (Think for yourself)
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