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Final count in Senate is 55 Dems, 45 Repubs (net gain of 2 for dems?)
Minn Post ^ | 11/7/12 | Eric Black

Posted on 11/10/2012 5:22:01 AM PST by Evil Slayer

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To: Evil Slayer

We ran some subpar Senate candidates yet again. Not a shock Brown lost in far left Mass, but it’s clear we need to do a better job of nominating Senate candidates. Akin was a joke and everyone that continued backing him instead of urging him to get out did us a big disservice. Mourdock turned out to be a poor candidate and once he began pontificating on the rape/abortion issue it was all over. He should have just shut up, but bad candidates do dumb things. Retread Allen still had the “macaca” Washington Post smear weighing him down. McMahon is a stupid, laughable candidate in Conn. Just poor candidates elsewhere too.


51 posted on 11/10/2012 9:57:22 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Evil Slayer
it’s hard to contemplate a senate takeover if we fields candidates that tell the voters rape is what god wants.
52 posted on 11/10/2012 10:35:32 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Malesherbes
when the MSM asks you about rape, abortion, contraception, or anything having to do with sex, immediately start talking about the $16 trillion debt.

All a candidate has to say is my campaign and this election is not about rape, abortion, contraception or god. Next question.

53 posted on 11/10/2012 10:45:11 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Evil Slayer
Coyrn was a diaster as a leader of the committee to elect Senators!

We should have never lost ND, Missouri or Ind.

54 posted on 11/10/2012 12:05:15 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Yes, it was worth it to get rid of Lugar.


55 posted on 11/10/2012 12:06:58 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: PhilCollins

What is Lautenberg-100years old?


56 posted on 11/10/2012 12:07:51 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Malesherbes

Amen!


57 posted on 11/10/2012 12:11:28 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: copaliscrossing

That is why we need to let the Democrats raise taxes, to make the People actually FEEL the spending.


58 posted on 11/10/2012 12:12:48 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: copaliscrossing

The Senate result is an even bigger catastrophe than the loss of the Presidency. The Senate can block nominations, but the GOP won’t do this through a filibuster. Too many Rats and a lack of courage in McConnell. With a majority they would have had the moral authority to block any radical judicial appointments. After 2010, it should have been a no brainer to pick up Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri and Montana and to hold Indiana. The 2014 Dem group isn’t nearly as vulnerable as it was in 2012. This was a lost opportunity that will resonate for another 4 to 6 years.


59 posted on 11/10/2012 12:36:36 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: Perdogg
It becomes increasingly apparent that the national (Beltway) RNC/GOP is not serious about electing candidates to office. What they are serious about, however, is cajoling large contributions from suckers, which are then used to fund god knows what kinds of graft and misallocation of resources.

The RNC raised record amounts of money this year--enough for every senate candidate to have his own trust fund going into the fall campaign. Where did the money go and why did it make no dent in the electorate?

Because the mindset of Boehner and Co. is a reincarnation of Bob Michel--"Hey, let the democrats do all the heavy lifting. We in the minority get paid just as much, and get a lot more time in at the country club."

60 posted on 11/10/2012 2:12:21 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: chimera
Bump
61 posted on 11/10/2012 2:14:12 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Evil Slayer
The electors in the EC can vote for anyone they want to, but they will vote for the candidate that is the announced winner in their state. Period. Move on.
62 posted on 11/10/2012 2:16:56 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: JCBreckenridge
The reason your comment is totally off the mark and irrelevant to reality is this: this campaign was not a contest between two candidates. It was a contest between organizations, and the rats had by far the superior force. Our candidate could have been Ronald Reagan at his best and, other things being equal, he would have got his butt kicked.

This was not the fault of Romney the candidate. It is the failure of the RNC, asleep at the switch, to realize that the 'rats had been in full tilt campaign mode since 2008, while they had all been basking in the sun in Cancun, working on their tans until about eleven months ago.

63 posted on 11/10/2012 2:25:20 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: JCBreckenridge

We weren’t going to defend the ground, because we were pretty certain to lose Maine, which we really didn’t have anyway. And it’s hard to be surprised that democrats won back the Mass. Senate Seat.

But it’ amazing that we lost Indiana? Richard Lugar’s old seat?

And North Dakota, Missouri, and Montana should have been easy pickups.


64 posted on 11/10/2012 2:26:08 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Longbow1969

If Kerry is made SOS there will be a special election in Mass & Brown will run for that seat next year. Without Obama on the ticket Brown might get that seat back.


65 posted on 11/10/2012 2:26:24 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: PMAS
Akin & Murdock = 4 Senate seat swing,

Good point. And an object lesson in the hazards of trying to twist religion into politics. If these two well meaning but ill-advised guys had just played it straight they might well have won--with major consequences we shall discern down the road when Congress starts attacking America again.

66 posted on 11/10/2012 2:34:02 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Evil Slayer
Be advised that if a constitutional convention is called for, EVERY THING will be on the table. Read the proceedings of the original Constitutional Convention, and the horse trading that went on with men we revere for their seriousness and integrity.

Just imagine what the current crop of bums and vagrants and whores and scoundrels would do if given the power to write a New Constitution de novo. Makes my skin crawl.

67 posted on 11/10/2012 2:38:49 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Romney has a pretty good track record of losing states he should have won. He actually lost Michigan in the primaries.


68 posted on 11/10/2012 3:30:44 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

“This was not the fault of Romney the candidate.”

Like I said, pointing fingers everywhere but at Romney. Making excuses for Romney’s poor performance.

“Our candidate could have been Ronald Reagan at his best”

John McCain, after a collapsing stock market, 8 years under Bush, still managed to attract more voters than Mitt Romney, despite FAR more favourable conditions for Romney. Why?

Because (as hard as it is to believe), McCain was the superior candidate. As terrible as McCain was - Romney was worse.


69 posted on 11/10/2012 3:38:27 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

The democRats set a trap for them and they both fell for it, Murdock fell for it AFTER the whole Akin debacle - which is even more mind blowing.

If they were Tea Party candidates, they should have stuck with the basic montra - “Taxed Enough Already”


70 posted on 11/10/2012 3:47:32 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: JCBreckenridge

I fail to understand how a “true conservative” would prefer Obama over Romney.


71 posted on 11/10/2012 4:17:08 PM PST by Homer1
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To: PMAS

Akin was definitely NOT the tea party candidate. Palin and tea party express endorsed, Sarah Steelman was, and Brunner had a bit of tea party support, but not Akin.


72 posted on 11/10/2012 4:29:36 PM PST by ansel12 (Todd Akin was NOT the tea party candidate, Sarah Steelman was, Brunner had tea party support also.)
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To: ansel12

I had thought he was the Tea Party candidate.


73 posted on 11/10/2012 5:35:28 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: PMAS

“Missouri, a bastion of the tea-party movement, has been shifting right in recent elections. The Tea Party Express and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin endorsed former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman in the GOP primary. Self-financing businessman John Brunner had the backing of FreedomWorks, a national tea party umbrella group.”


74 posted on 11/10/2012 6:05:19 PM PST by ansel12 (Todd Akin was NOT the tea party candidate, Sarah Steelman was, Brunner had tea party support also.)
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To: Homer1

I fail to understand how a vote for Cruz + Goode is considered a vote for Obama. Had everyone who voted for Romney voted for Goode - Goode would have won.


75 posted on 11/11/2012 1:20:27 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: paul51
rape is what god wants

That statement was total blasphemy.

76 posted on 11/11/2012 3:04:26 AM PST by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: JCBreckenridge
Two perfectly winnable senate seats were pissed away in Missouri and Indiana by two stupid candidates who took the rape bait. Neither had anything to do with the top of the ticket.

In fact, it could be argued that both idiotic statements contributed to the defeat at the top much more so than the other way around.

77 posted on 11/11/2012 7:06:12 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Evil Slayer
That statement was total blasphemy.

I agree with you. But there are extreme Calvinists who would argue that it was predestined. Thus, the revulsion of voters to such a suggestion.

I'm no fan of John Calvin. Martin Luther, on the other hand, managed to contribute a great deal to Christian thinking without having anyone beheaded or burned at the stake for theological disagreement.

78 posted on 11/11/2012 7:31:24 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

How does that explain away losses at the top of the ticket in Ohio, Florida, New Hampshire, Colorado and Virginia?

How does that explain away losing senate seats in North Dakota, Montana, Virginia, Florida and Massachusetts?

Romney suppressed turnout, and the turnout was enough to cost the GOP 5 states and 5 senate seats. He doubled down on stupid by feeding conservative Christian candidates (Mourdock and Akin), to the wolves.

I personally know three people who said they were done with Romney when he backstabbed Akin and Mourdock by cutting off their funds. I had been warning that Romney wasn’t our friend, and he proved it better than anything I could have said.


79 posted on 11/12/2012 1:44:02 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: Vigilanteman

“Martin Luther, on the other hand, managed to contribute a great deal to Christian thinking without having anyone beheaded or burned at the stake”

Luther executed Mennonites.


80 posted on 11/12/2012 1:45:21 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: PhilCollins; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; randita

The Senate map looks great for us.

The only Republican up in democrat state is Collins and she is popular.

We cannot afford any slip ups though, we need 6 for a bare majority.

Boy it would have been nice to have won a couple more races the past 2 elections.


81 posted on 11/12/2012 3:06:49 AM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: TNCMAXQ; fortheDeclaration

I think that Sen. Franken might lose. He won with about 42% of the vote. The Republican, Norm Coleman, got about 41.5%, and most of the rest was won by the MN Indepdendence Party candidate. If all anti-Franken candidates cooperate, to defeat Franken, he’ll probably lose.

Sen. Lautenberg will have his 90th birthday in Jan. 2014. I hope that Gov. Christie will run for that seat. I hope that Gov. Roemer will run against Sen. Landrieu.

I live in Illinois, and, two days ago, I became the campaign manager of a Chad Koppie, a conservative Republican who hopes to replace Sen. Durbin. Chad has been a school board member, township trustee, and a member of a county school board. In 1998, he was the only conservative who ran for governor, in our GOP primary. Chad got almost 20% of the vote, although he didn’t spend much money. He’s pro-tax cuts, pro-spending cuts, pro-life, and pro-gun rights.


82 posted on 11/12/2012 4:37:18 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: JCBreckenridge

if everybody is telling you they are not voting for Goode, then he doesn’t look like a viable candidate to win.


83 posted on 11/12/2012 7:46:25 AM PST by Homer1
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