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Seventy-Five Seats! Do I Hear 80?
Commentary Magazine ^ | 10/12/2010 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 10/12/2010 8:13:49 AM PDT by Lakeshark

So much for the storyline that the Democrats have turned the corner in the midterm races. The New York Times tells us:

Republicans are expanding the battle for the House into districts that Democrats had once considered relatively safe, while Democrats began a strategy of triage

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


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; november; throwthebumsout
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Good news, so let's keep up the pressure. Let's see if we can make this over 80 in the house and as many in the senate as possible. Neuter the Obamacrats in November.
1 posted on 10/12/2010 8:13:57 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark

They have turned the corner and are now heading south.


2 posted on 10/12/2010 8:15:56 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Lakeshark

The day that overstratched *itch hands the gavel over because her arrogance lost her party the House, I plan on DVR’ing that event so that everytime I am feeling down I can look at it again and smile.


3 posted on 10/12/2010 8:16:29 AM PDT by Grunthor (Tax cuts for the poor! If the poor can keep more money they may start hiring again!)
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To: Grunthor

I think you should post it on YouTube and ping all of us there!

I will be dancing!


4 posted on 10/12/2010 8:20:04 AM PDT by netmilsmom ("Happiness is a choice"-Fr. Ben Ludtke. Pray for healing of his Brain Tumor, pls.)
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To: Grunthor
I hope to DVR as much of the late night political coverage on Nov 2nd into the wee hours of the next morning.

Just to be able to watch the misery in the newsrooms over and over for a few days.........shadenfreude is a great term.

5 posted on 10/12/2010 8:20:43 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: AU72

Polls seem to be a way to allow politicians to count their chickens before they hatch.

Don’t get me wrong, I am encouraged, but it ain’t over till it’s over. Chicken counting time is later.


6 posted on 10/12/2010 8:21:38 AM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: Lakeshark
From KeyHouseRaces.com


7 posted on 10/12/2010 8:22:05 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Lakeshark

My minimum several weeks ago was 80 and 8. I’ll not raise that projection but rather on November 2 I’ll enjoy watching myself proved timid and over-cautious.


8 posted on 10/12/2010 8:22:35 AM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: Lakeshark

Will 80 be enough?


9 posted on 10/12/2010 8:23:11 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Lakeshark
Hopefully, we'll be hearing something like this:

"Some thoughts on those angry voters. Ask parents of any two-year-old and they can tell you about those temper tantrums: the stomping feet, the rolling eyes, the screaming. It's clear that the anger controls the child and not the other way around. It's the job of the parent to teach the child to control the anger and channel it in a positive way. Imagine a nation full of uncontrolled two-year-old rage. The voters had a temper tantrum last week....Parenting and governing don't have to be dirty words: the nation can't be run by an angry two-year-old." -- ABC World News Tonight anchor Peter Jennings in his daily ABC Radio commentary, November 14, 1994.
10 posted on 10/12/2010 8:23:30 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: Lakeshark

If we do not win the congress...I give up!


11 posted on 10/12/2010 8:23:35 AM PDT by barbarianbabs
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To: AU72

LOL


12 posted on 10/12/2010 8:23:45 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Lakeshark

Dick Morris thinks 100 seats is not out of the question. I hope he doesn’t have his foot in his mouth. (I know, I know....)


13 posted on 10/12/2010 8:23:57 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (If not for the double standard, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: Lakeshark

Once again, as they did in the clinton years, the Democrats have taken their power and greedily jumped into the sewer with it.

Unfortunately, the usual Republican response has been to join them there.

Let’s just hope we get enough good Tea Party types into office so this time will be different. Above all, we need to repeal or defund Obamacare pronto, before it starts to take effect.

Since the time of Woodrow Wilson and FDR and LBJ, the Republicans have NEVER reversed any of those big government expansions. Will this time be different? We’d better hope so, because time has run out.


14 posted on 10/12/2010 8:24:29 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Lakeshark

104!


15 posted on 10/12/2010 8:24:58 AM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: Lakeshark

Hope it happens and hope they keep their heads and not become power mad when it does or they will find their *ss out of office too.


16 posted on 10/12/2010 8:25:09 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: InterceptPoint

That’s a great link. Thank you.


17 posted on 10/12/2010 8:25:48 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

I want to watch MSNBC on election night to see how Rachel Maddow, Olbermann, Ed Schultz, the morning Joe crew, etc. handle all the “bad” election night news. They will be seeing their liberal utopian dreams fading away, and have to try to be somewhat professional as they will be on TV reporting the news.

What will liberals do now that their liberal dreams will fade out? They might have to watch reruns of “The West Wing” to see how life should be when you have a good liberal president and liberal Congress, all working together for the common good. I think reality bit the liberals in the butt as we see their dreams didn’t come true, even with a good liberal president and good liberals in charge of both houses of Congress.


18 posted on 10/12/2010 8:26:06 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Lakeshark

Well, I would like to see Melissa Haluszczak defeat the Democrat stooge, Mike Doyle in PA-14 (Pittsburgh).

http://www.melissaforcongress.com

We’ve had a Democrat stooge here for all of my adult life.

Doyle is the one who convinced the Stupak anti-abortion group to swallow Obama’s “Executive Order” crap. This enabled healthcare to pass.

Melissa is a great conservative. She deserves a chance. But needs a little help (financial). Can you give $10, $20 or a little bit more?

http://www.melissaforcongress.com/


19 posted on 10/12/2010 8:26:39 AM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: Grunthor

I say shove that gavel where the sun don’t shine and buy a new one.


20 posted on 10/12/2010 8:26:47 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: mountainlion
104

LOL. If your prediction comes true, I won't be able to get up on November 3rd cause my head will hurt too much!

21 posted on 10/12/2010 8:28:09 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

80-100, been saying it for months.


22 posted on 10/12/2010 8:28:29 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: WAW
I put my eggs in the basket in 2008. Little did I know it had a hole in it. Not this this time. I patched it up real good! Go America!
23 posted on 10/12/2010 8:28:46 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The best thing that will come out of this election is the neutering of Obama’s destructive anti-American agenda.

It’s gonna take a long time to undo the damage he’s already done, but now he’ll have a hostile Congress to deal with.

Today, Congress. Tomorrow, the White House!


24 posted on 10/12/2010 8:30:52 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Today, Congress. Tomorrow, the White House!)
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To: cameraeye

...a big O-hole...

I think on election night I am gonna visit the cemetery just to make sure all the local dead are still accounted for and aren’t out there voting.


25 posted on 10/12/2010 8:31:09 AM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
What will liberals do now that their liberal dreams will fade out?

I share your enthusiasm, but it is tempered by the knowledge that they will still have Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, agricultural subsidies and even Obamacare. In other words, liberals will still have a huge welfare state.

If the new majority fails to at least phase out these programs, we will still be going backwards.

26 posted on 10/12/2010 8:33:18 AM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I plan on putting one tv on CNN, One on PMSNBC and the big one on Fox News...


27 posted on 10/12/2010 8:34:31 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Cicero
Since the time of Woodrow Wilson and FDR and LBJ, the Republicans have NEVER reversed any of those big government expansions. Will this time be different? We’d better hope so, because time has run out.

Good question.

It depends on all of us. We've to watch them very closely and let them know our thoughts on any "delays, compromises, etc." right at their offices, call them and email them to let them know that the days of waiting till "next" election to throw them out are over.

Any politicians in states that have recall provisions should be aware of starting recall petitions for special elections immediately. No governors' appointments should be allowed.

Watch them like a hawk or fall back to business as usual!

28 posted on 10/12/2010 8:34:58 AM PDT by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Tomorrow couldn’t come soon enough. When the new congress is seated it ought to be made clear that impeachment is on the table, tyranny will not be tolerated, and that the Republic must stand for Liberty and Justice for All Americans - and those who foresake those principles are making themselves targets, putting BHO, Holder, Geithner and all those others still left standing in the administration and the congress on notice.


29 posted on 10/12/2010 8:35:06 AM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: ComputerGuy
ABC World News Tonight anchor Peter Jennings in his daily ABC Radio commentary, November 14, 1994.

What jerk he was with that, and it still amazes me how he basically cast democrats and big government in the role of parents that failed to properly instruct and train us dumb voters and yet he was still able to cast himself as objective. Unreal. He was int he midst of his own erudite and well spoken temper tantrum about his team losing yet he was the one with no dog in the fight.

30 posted on 10/12/2010 8:36:30 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Grunthor

I taped Little Dicky Gephardt handing the gavel to Newt.


31 posted on 10/12/2010 8:36:58 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Lakeshark

Even Soros now seems less willing to throw money down the RAT hole...


32 posted on 10/12/2010 8:36:58 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Lakeshark

I have 3 days off, Monday (Nov 1st), Tuesday (2nd) (Woot) and Wednesday (3rd). To record and have fun those days! And to record the events for future watching!


33 posted on 10/12/2010 8:38:29 AM PDT by ktw (kakatte koi)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"I want to watch MSNBC on election night..."

Same here. Much as I hate to give them ratings, the 6-8 hour angstfest will be something to remember.

I watched them during Scott Brown's election and the whining, sniveling and barely suppressed condescension for Mass. voters was about 1% of what it will be on Nov. 2nd.

(That's predicated on the hope that we turn out big.)

34 posted on 10/12/2010 8:38:37 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: melancholy

Exactly. I don’t mean to rain on the party. But we cannot afford to let up. We have to keep pushing and pushing until we get the rats out of office and either reform or, if necessary, replace the Republican Party.

We’re off to a good start!


35 posted on 10/12/2010 8:39:47 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: pepsi_junkie

No dog in the fight. Correct. He wasn’t even a citizen back then.


36 posted on 10/12/2010 8:40:14 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: Lakeshark
"104" LOL. If your prediction comes true, I won't be able to get up on November 3rd cause my head will hurt too much!

Good point. Do NOT take a drink every time the conservatives pick up a Dem seat, or you won't make it past the polls closing on the east coast. I'm not betting on a pickup of 108, just four past the number that would get to you, but it's mathematically possible, and it gives us the numbers to override a veto. Unfortunately, the Senate cannot get to that level this year, but the House could be a beautiful thing.

37 posted on 10/12/2010 8:42:36 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: WAW
putting BHO, Holder, Geithner and all those others still left standing in the administration and the congress on notice.

No notice necessary, rather, start investigating the whole crew, including but not limited to, defunding the Czar business. If 0b0z0 wants them, fine, he pays their salaries, their aides and commissions from his own pocket. We'll see how long that will take without taxpayers' money!

0b0z0 should be put on notice regarding his “undocumented status!” Talking about blackmailing the POTUS, oops, I’m a racist, riiiiight!

38 posted on 10/12/2010 8:45:10 AM PDT by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot!)
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To: jimfree

I think it will be closer to 100 than it is 80.


39 posted on 10/12/2010 8:46:59 AM PDT by vicar7
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To: melancholy

The Czar business is straight up naked tryanny and should be near the top of that long long list of offenses to the Republic. Amen.

It’s not racist to stand for Justice. If he can’t prove his status, then Justice is not being served. It may have to be served to him at the point of a pitchfork.


40 posted on 10/12/2010 8:48:15 AM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

If I toed you once, I toed you a thousand times... ;-P


41 posted on 10/12/2010 8:53:24 AM PDT by MortMan (To Obama "Kill them all and let [God] sort them out" is an abortion slogan.)
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To: WAW
It's not over until WE, the PEOPLE work, call, go door to door, donate, and make it happen.

And it IS going to happen if we ALL do our share to make it so.

42 posted on 10/12/2010 8:53:51 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: ohioWfan

AMEN.

That’s it, right there.


43 posted on 10/12/2010 8:54:46 AM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: WAW
It’s not racist to stand for Justice.

I was just kidding! I couldn't use the wrong-context "whitemailing" even if 0b0z0 is half-and-half!

44 posted on 10/12/2010 8:56:00 AM PDT by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot!)
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To: Lakeshark

45 posted on 10/12/2010 8:57:31 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, where the world comes to see America)
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To: melancholy

I know you were kiddin...I was making a point to the rest that no matter what - Justice is blind. Fighting for Justice is never a racist idea, regardless of how Obama, Holder and company conduct themselves...No matter what they would tell us about ‘social justice’ or other such non-sense memes.


46 posted on 10/12/2010 8:59:00 AM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I remember watching in 1994. They all had such sour faces. It was obvious the bias. They just keep repeating the only good news they had, “But Oliver North is loosing in VA” I remember it well. This one will be a FUN one too I am certain. Even more so with so much more internet and the new media.


47 posted on 10/12/2010 8:59:08 AM PDT by Chronic (Freedom isn't Free..)
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To: Lakeshark

The Dems have flown a Cessna 150 into a box canyon...


48 posted on 10/12/2010 8:59:45 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Lakeshark
"What just hit the floor?....."
49 posted on 10/12/2010 9:00:33 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Grunthor
I wonder if Nasty Pelosi will decide it is time to retire when she loses? She is 70 now ya know.
50 posted on 10/12/2010 9:06:24 AM PDT by Ditter
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