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2010-09-22 10:13:30 AM
interesting is right. the only thing the dems have done right so far is set expectations extremely low for november. and if the GOP does anything but dominate in this election, expect michael steele to be ejected as chair - even if they do win the house.
 
2010-09-22 10:22:07 AM
actually, the hilarious - if slim - possibility would be the GOP narrowly losing the house but gaining the senate. i wonder how they'd feel about filibusters then. of course, the dems would be too farking chickenshiat to filibuster anything, but one can dream....
 
2010-09-22 10:23:44 AM
just may keep control of the House and Senate by grinding out victories in individual races

wait...are you telling me control of the House is determined by who wins enough individual seats in districts throughout the country, and not by a Fox news poll???
 
2010-09-22 10:24:01 AM
He doesn't want to measure the drapes. He wants to wipe his dick on them.
 
2010-09-22 10:45:01 AM
But he can't return them now -- they're all orangey!
 
2010-09-22 11:21:33 AM
The FiveThirtyEight forecast is for the Republicans to win a slim majority in the House and the Democrats to hold on to their majority in the Senate.

But that slim majority forecast could be upset very easily between now and election day.
 
2010-09-22 11:50:47 AM
FlashHarry: interesting is right. the only thing the dems have done right so far is set expectations extremely low for november. and if the GOP does anything but dominate in this election, expect michael steele to be ejected as chair - even if they do win the house.

Forget about Steele -- if the GOP fails to gain control of at least the House, then the Republicans should seriously consider shiat-canning all of their leadership -- especially the orange guy.
 
2010-09-22 12:19:21 PM
Andyr2120: FlashHarry: interesting is right. the only thing the dems have done right so far is set expectations extremely low for november. and if the GOP does anything but dominate in this election, expect michael steele to be ejected as chair - even if they do win the house.

Forget about Steele -- if the GOP fails to gain control of at least the House, then the Republicans should seriously consider shiat-canning all of their leadership -- especially the orange guy.


They should have done that when the orange guy made it clear before his first meeting with Obama that he didn't want any GOP reps compromising with him.
 
2010-09-22 01:44:16 PM
I Said: They should have done that when the orange guy made it clear before his first meeting with Obama that he didn't want any GOP reps compromising with him.

i42.tinypic.com
 
2010-09-22 02:07:09 PM
Oh man, the Derp would fly waaaayyyyy past 11 if that happens.
 
2010-09-22 02:26:51 PM
Aarontology: Oh man, the Derp would fly waaaayyyyy past 11 if that happens.

Absolutely. I can already hear the howls of "WE WAS ROBBED BY ACORN!! and VOTER FRAUD!"
 
2010-09-22 02:36:58 PM
IgG4: Aarontology: Oh man, the Derp would fly waaaayyyyy past 11 if that happens.

Absolutely. I can already hear the howls of "WE WAS ROBBED BY ACORN!! and VOTER FRAUD!"


sarah palin is still complaining about acorn, even though it was shut down months ago. but to be fair, she is a total farking moron.
 
2010-09-22 02:38:00 PM
IgG4: Absolutely. I can already hear the howls of "WE WAS ROBBED BY ACORN!! and VOTER FRAUD!"

Ah, I see you've been talking to Breitbart's crew (new window). Or possibly Dave Weigel. (new window)
 
2010-09-22 03:09:54 PM
Things are looking a bit better for the Dhimmicraps than they were a week or so ago...

www.pollster.com
 
2010-09-22 03:19:53 PM
blackminded: Ah, I see you've been talking to Breitbart's crew (new window). Or possibly Dave Weigel. (new window)

Nah haven't seen that, it's just that predicting that repubes will be sore losers is like predicting that the sun will rise in the east. It's par for the course.
 
2010-09-22 03:48:58 PM
IgG4: Aarontology: Oh man, the Derp would fly waaaayyyyy past 11 if that happens.

Absolutely. I can already hear the howls of "WE WAS ROBBED BY ACORN!! and VOTER FRAUD!"


Hell, there was an article recently about someone (maybe a Congressperson or random pundit) worrying that ACORN was already in the process of stealing the next election.
 
2010-09-22 04:26:13 PM
I don't know about a congressional majority, but I think projections of heavy losses are being way overplayed because the media's bought into it's own artificial narrative too heavily.
 
2010-09-22 04:26:14 PM
what_now: wait...are you telling me control of the House is determined by who wins enough individual seats in districts throughout the country, and not by a Fox news poll???

farking statistics, how do they work?
 
2010-09-22 04:27:21 PM
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2010-09-22 04:30:52 PM
elchip: Things are looking a bit better for the Dhimmicraps than they were a week or so ago...

I agree, but generic polls are a bunch of bullshiat.

Especially amongst partisan people, when somebody hears just the party name, they think of Jesus in their own party and Satan in the other, when that is rarely the choice in an actual election.

Just look at Alivn Greene and Christine O'Donnell.
 
2010-09-22 04:30:58 PM
Couple more racists and a couple more witches...
 
2010-09-22 04:32:24 PM
I predict Dems control both houses after the election.

People just need to look back--notice I didn't say think--and realize that eight years of post-Clinton hell is not easily or quickly undone. People are able to understand where Obama's heart is. They can accept the fact that with complete Republican obstruction, Obama and the Democratic Congress have been able to do somethings.

I'm more than happy with what Obama and this Congress has been able to do given the starting point provided by Bush/Cheney and the firebombs tossed at them by House and Senate Republicans.
 
2010-09-22 04:36:39 PM
This is probably the first time I've been concerned about actual violence resulting from an election.
 
2010-09-22 04:36:55 PM
TheShavingofOccam123: I predict Dems control both houses after the election.


I predicted the same a while back, with the expectation that the continuous whargarble of the Tea Party would alienate moderates. And lo and behold, it is.

The Dems are going to lose a substantial number of seats, but I still predict them eking out a majority in both houses... The House is going to be pretty close, the Senate should be pretty obvious to stay Democrat controlled.
 
2010-09-22 04:39:16 PM
Stile4aly: This is probably the first time I've been concerned about actual violence resulting from an election.

Its a little-known secret that most of the Obama deficit comes from Secret Service overtime pay.
 
2010-09-22 04:39:33 PM
My doomsday scenario should the GOP not take over either the House or the Senate:

The Tea Party decides they have not been conservative enough and pushes to take the GOP even further to the right. The moderates/RINOs rebel and officially split the party in two. The Democrats consolidate their losses and rebound with huge gains and a re-election of Obama in 2012. This ushers in another forty years of consistent Democratic majorities and presidencies.

/lunch will be served
 
2010-09-22 04:40:03 PM
FlashHarry: interesting is right. the only thing the dems have done right so far is set expectations extremely low for november. and if the GOP does anything but dominate in this election, expect michael steele to be ejected as chair - even if they do win the house.

Expect Michael Steele to be ejected no matter what happens in November. He's toast, they just don't want to have that fight in the election run up.

My prediction: Sarah Palin makes a try for the job to represent the Tea Partiers.
 
2010-09-22 04:41:38 PM
FlashHarry: actually, the hilarious - if slim - possibility would be the GOP narrowly losing the house but gaining the senate. i wonder how they'd feel about filibusters then. of course, the dems would be too farking chickenshiat to filibuster anything, but one can dream....

I know the GOP are the masters of the form, but it's not like the democrats have shied away from the filibuster either.
 
2010-09-22 04:42:01 PM
the opposite of charity is justice: Stile4aly: This is probably the first time I've been concerned about actual violence resulting from an election.

Its a little-known secret that most of the Obama deficit comes from Secret Service overtime pay.


Forget the President. What about Democratic Rep John Smith from Red State X who wins election by a slim margin against a Tea Partier?
 
2010-09-22 04:42:42 PM
Serious Black: My doomsday scenario should the GOP not take over either the House or the Senate:

The Tea Party decides they have not been conservative enough and pushes to take the GOP even further to the right. The moderates/RINOs rebel and officially split the party in two. The Democrats consolidate their losses and rebound with huge gains and a re-election of Obama in 2012. This ushers in another forty years of consistent Democratic majorities and presidencies.


i444.photobucket.com
 
2010-09-22 04:44:17 PM
DoctorCal: He doesn't want to measure the drapes. He wants to wipe his dick on them.

I think he wants to replace them because Pelosi has already been doing that.
 
2010-09-22 04:44:38 PM
FlashHarry 2010-09-22 10:13:30 AM
interesting is right. the only thing the dems have done right so far is set expectations extremely low for november. and if the GOP does anything but dominate in this election, expect michael steele to be ejected as chair - even if they do win the house.


Why should Michael Steele not be ejected immediately? In fact, why is he still there at all? At least Jim Greer had the dignity to get himself indicted.
 
2010-09-22 04:45:19 PM
Code_Archeologist: The FiveThirtyEight forecast is for the Republicans to win a slim majority in the House and the Democrats to hold on to their majority in the Senate.

But that slim majority forecast could be upset very easily between now and election day.


Considering the fact that the GOP had a pretty big majority on that site a week or 2 ago, it's not a long shot.

How wonderful November 3 will be if the GOP manages to fail to control either house of Congress...

Bonus: how about if no Tea Party candidates win?

If both scenarios come to pass, I'll have to take the day off on 11/3, because there's no way I'd get any work done.
 
2010-09-22 04:45:57 PM
FlashHarry: actually, the hilarious - if slim - possibility would be the GOP narrowly losing the house but gaining the senate. i wonder how they'd feel about filibusters then. of course, the dems would be too farking chickenshiat to filibuster anything, but one can dream....

i don't think it hurts Obama who wins the senate as long as stuff on his agenda is passed and he can sign things. it will look bipartisan and he will gain popularity. Well unless the GOP does nothing, then the GOP looks even more obstructionist in 12. Obama has made it clear that he will not forge the legislation he prefers to let the Congress make the bills. If Congress doesn't do that, they look worse (especially the GOP) and he should be able to rise above it (also considering if the economy continues its stagnant rebound)
 
2010-09-22 04:46:58 PM
but will the drapes match the carpet?
 
2010-09-22 04:48:26 PM
FACT: John Boehner is orange.
 
2010-09-22 04:48:55 PM
Stile4aly: Forget the President. What about Democratic Rep John Smith from Red State X who wins election by a slim margin against a Tea Partier?

John Smith sounds white.
 
2010-09-22 04:49:44 PM
dstrick44: Why should Michael Steele not be ejected immediately?

I agree. I appreciate the LULZ he has provided, but Steele has to go regardless of how the elections turn out. I can't believe Republicans aren't calling for his ouster.
 
2010-09-22 04:50:48 PM
IgG4 2010-09-22 02:26:51 PM
Aarontology: Oh man, the Derp would fly waaaayyyyy past 11 if that happens.

Absolutely. I can already hear the howls of "WE WAS ROBBED BY ACORN!! and VOTER FRAUD!"


This is the most ludicrous invention the republicans have offered yet. After one demonstrably stolen election and another which is highly questionable, it takes a real set of juevos to come out with this ACORN crap.
And it caught on!
 
2010-09-22 04:52:24 PM
12349876:

I agree, but generic polls are a bunch of bullshiat.

Especially amongst partisan people, when somebody hears just the party name, they think of Jesus in their own party and Satan in the other, when that is rarely the choice in an actual election.

Just look at Alivn Greene and Christine O'Donnell.


Remind me -- which one is Jesus, and which one is Satan?
 
2010-09-22 04:52:45 PM
YoMammaObama: Serious Black: My doomsday scenario should the GOP not take over either the House or the Senate:

The Tea Party decides they have not been conservative enough and pushes to take the GOP even further to the right. The moderates/RINOs rebel and officially split the party in two. The Democrats consolidate their losses and rebound with huge gains and a re-election of Obama in 2012. This ushers in another forty years of consistent Democratic majorities and presidencies.

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I love that episode! And no, I don't really think that would happen. Honestly, if a moderate party sprung up from the GOP splitting, the Democrats would probably split as well with the Blue Dogs joining the RINOs.
 
2010-09-22 04:56:42 PM
TheShavingofOccam123: I predict Dems control both houses after the election.

I'm thinking the same.

The Republicans really lost steam when the Teabaggers started winning the Republican primaries. You can even see that the narrative the media is pushing ignores one big factor: the Teabaggers want to take over the Republicans completely just as much as they want to take seats from Democrats. Plus, 538 also reports that the seats the Democrats are losing are mostly blue-dogs, creating an ideological divide where you're either 'liberal' or 'screaming lunatic crazy because women and gays are making the world worse.'

It's going to be a very interesting election. The Republicans don't realize if even if they make gains or win a chamber, they're giving the Democrats a very good reason to have them voted back in in 2012: obstruction of a supermajority doesn't work when there isn't a supermajority at all.
 
2010-09-22 04:56:58 PM
Serious Black: YoMammaObama: Serious Black: My doomsday scenario should the GOP not take over either the House or the Senate:

The Tea Party decides they have not been conservative enough and pushes to take the GOP even further to the right. The moderates/RINOs rebel and officially split the party in two. The Democrats consolidate their losses and rebound with huge gains and a re-election of Obama in 2012. This ushers in another forty years of consistent Democratic majorities and presidencies.

[regular_and_gold_bender.jpg]

I love that episode! And no, I don't really think that would happen. Honestly, if a moderate party sprung up from the GOP splitting, the Democrats would probably split as well with the Blue Dogs joining the RINOs.


That ought to happen. The political aims of the liberal Democrats are inconsistent with the corporatist Democrats. Likewise, the agenda of the Tea Party is inconsistent with that of moderate Republicans or social conservatives.
 
2010-09-22 04:59:00 PM
The repubes just peaked to soon. If they were farking the ground zero mosque chicken two weeks before the election instead of late august things might have been different.

Since it started to look like an early lock for the pubes, people have had time to think about the implications of a GOP win, and that future isn't real pretty. Now people actually have to make a choice about who they want to run the country, rather than just vote against the status quo. It's completely up in the air still, but the dynamics have changed bigtime.
 
2010-09-22 04:59:09 PM
Stile4aly: This is probably the first time I've been concerned about actual violence resulting from an election.

Well, considering we have a tea party candidate who has already said the tea parties will have to consider "second amendment options" if they don't win at the ballot box, I'm scared of this too.
 
2010-09-22 05:00:32 PM
Stile4aly: Serious Black: YoMammaObama: Serious Black: My doomsday scenario should the GOP not take over either the House or the Senate:

The Tea Party decides they have not been conservative enough and pushes to take the GOP even further to the right. The moderates/RINOs rebel and officially split the party in two. The Democrats consolidate their losses and rebound with huge gains and a re-election of Obama in 2012. This ushers in another forty years of consistent Democratic majorities and presidencies.

[regular_and_gold_bender.jpg]

I love that episode! And no, I don't really think that would happen. Honestly, if a moderate party sprung up from the GOP splitting, the Democrats would probably split as well with the Blue Dogs joining the RINOs.

That ought to happen. The political aims of the liberal Democrats are inconsistent with the corporatist Democrats. Likewise, the agenda of the Tea Party is inconsistent with that of moderate Republicans or social conservatives.


I'm not sure if that would happen, though. In that scenario, why would the Blue Dogs jump from the obviously majority party to a new (and likely very vulnerable) third party? True, their ideologies might match up better, but it's hard to let go of the power of the group. The 'other side' would already be fractured and weakened, why do it to yourself? Not that I'm saying that's a good reason, just... i dunno, game theory reason.
 
2010-09-22 05:01:31 PM
rufus-t-firefly: If both scenarios come to pass, I'll have to take the day off on 11/3, because there's no way I'd get any work done.

I'm doing this anyway, because I'm going to get myself good and hammered election night. Maybe find a bar in Dundalk and start going on and on about affirmative action.

/I'm not going to do this
 
2010-09-22 05:04:34 PM
Its going to be a sad..sad day for Republicans. I expect we'll hear alot of Acorn and I want my country back....again.
 
2010-09-22 05:09:04 PM
IgG4: The repubes just peaked to soon. If they were farking the ground zero mosque chicken two weeks before the election instead of late august things might have been different.

Since it started to look like an early lock for the pubes, people have had time to think about the implications of a GOP win, and that future isn't real pretty. Now people actually have to make a choice about who they want to run the country, rather than just vote against the status quo. It's completely up in the air still, but the dynamics have changed bigtime.


THIS!

This is the same mistake they made in '08 with Obama. They blow their wad like a nerdy teenager having sex with the hot cheerleader.

/off to fap to cheerleader porn
 
2010-09-22 05:09:50 PM
Serious Black: I love that episode!

Every time I flip a coin I think of that episode. The new season is really good, but the original seasons had a greatness to them that is unsurpassed, IMHO.

Serious Black: And no, I don't really think that would happen.

Yeah, you never struck me as the james carville type.

Serious Black: Honestly, if a moderate party sprung up from the GOP splitting, the Democrats would probably split as well with the Blue Dogs joining the RINOs.

The only time I really supported McCain strongly was when I was hoping he would pick Liberman as a running mate to try and make this kind of a party-bridging scenario actually happen in real life and not in my dreams.

intepid.com

/Was and am a Romney Guy STILL!
 
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