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Republican Annihilation Is Not Likely

RedRum Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 12:04 PM
I think Republicans keep the House and make solid gains in Senate. If they have the right candidates (no Todd Akins, Richard Murdochs, Joe Millers, Sharon Angles or Christine O' Donnels), the GOP has strong chances of picking up Senate seats in WV, AR, AK, LA & SD. In fact, I will make my prediction right now for the 114th Congress - Republicans hold House for third-straight election; GOP has 50 Senate seats, and begins courting efforts to turn Manchin "red" and if successful, taking control of the chamber for Obama's last 2 years. As likely or more so than Dems picking up Senate seats or taking back the House.
Baruti Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 10:27 PM
Yeah just like the last time Conservatives were goaded into the Civil War, they won big time didn't they?
NavVette Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 9:28 PM
Which is why it will be a civil war. The problem is that it's already being suspended, and the speed under this president is increasing rapidly. It's so bad that even Rachel Madcow has called the president on it.
LastStand Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 4:51 PM
If we conservatives are goaded into a civil war, we won't be able to call them out for violating the Constitution, because it will have been suspended.
activated Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 3:32 PM
If we Conservatives are goaded into civil war, liberal fools will lose. Sure, they can murder innocent babies, but thats all they have got.
ThisChris Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 3:11 PM
Obama was democratically elected by a 5 million vote margin, and your party's best idea to prevent that in the future is to change how electoral votes are counted so that the minority party can win without coming close in the popular vote. And Obama is the wannabe dictator in this situation?

Dictatorships are only necessary for leaders who are broadly disliked, AKA the current GOP.
LastStand Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 1:02 PM
I think the GOP will LOSE the house and the Dems will get 60+ seats in the Senate.
The last 2 years for Obama will be the launching pad for his Dictatorship.
Once they start passing the rest of his agenda, the conservatives will be goaded into civil war.
jmclaughlin Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 12:41 PM
Sharon Angles was an excellent candidate. What is a problem is that the Unions went ape crazy and last minute mobilized with cash and ground crews in an all-out make or break move to save Harry's behind.

What is troublesome is that the RNC did NOT step in with similar fashion to ensure her victory.

THAT is the litmus test for our "Leadership" in the national party. And it stinks.
These days, our political parties are defined by their presidents. Their policies and their programs tend to become their respective parties' orthodoxies.

And the perceived success or failure of those policies and programs tends to determine how the parties' candidates, even those who don't support many of them, do at the polls.

This has been especially true in the past two decades, in which fewer Americans have been splitting their tickets or changing their minds from election to election than was the case from the 1950s to the 1980s.

For years, white Southerners voted Republican or for a third-party candidate in presidential elections and...