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(The New York Times)   Thanks to an increasingly liberal Democratic party, the US Senate will likely switch party control in 2014. Thanks Obama   (fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com ) divider line 101
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2013-07-15 01:00:27 PM  
CTRL-F "liberal"

Phrase not found
 
2013-07-15 01:03:02 PM  
Good luck with that

/lets talk again in about, oh, say a year?
 
2013-07-15 01:04:49 PM  
Subby, did it hurt your asshole much when you pulled the "thanks to an increasingly liberal Democratic Party" part of that headline out of it?
 
2013-07-15 01:05:34 PM  
No it won't.
 
2013-07-15 01:08:21 PM  
Liberal?

They'd have to actually pass some legislation before their ideology could be determined.
 
2013-07-15 01:10:10 PM  
Given the now-standard use of the filibuster, this is irrelevant.  As is the Senate.
 
2013-07-15 01:12:17 PM  
No problem.
The dems will just filibuster everything.

bwahhahahaahahahah
 
2013-07-15 01:13:06 PM  
This is the second time in five minutes that I've had to point out to a submitter that contrary to his beliefs, we actually live in objective observable reality and you can't just make something true by repeating it.
 
2013-07-15 01:13:27 PM  
Nate Silver is just trying to get Republican hopes up, because last November was sooooooo much fun.
 
2013-07-15 01:21:26 PM  
Increasingly...liberal?

www.lolwut.com
 
2013-07-15 01:23:32 PM  
All it takes is a couple Richard Mourdocks and Todd Akins to completely change the calculus.
 
2013-07-15 01:24:05 PM  
I can totally see not liking the democrats, I get that, but wtf people how in this day and age can someone who is poor or middle class even entertain the idea of voting for republicans on a national level. They are basically a doomsday cult at this point.
 
2013-07-15 01:25:16 PM  
 
2013-07-15 01:25:56 PM  
If you don't know by now that anyone who is not a Tea Party Republican is by definition a Liberal, then you're sure not going to hear it from me.
 
2013-07-15 01:26:50 PM  

Headso: I can totally see not liking the democrats, I get that, but wtf people how in this day and age can someone who is poor or middle class even entertain the idea of voting for republicans....


It's the queers, Stuart.

/ they're in it with the gay martians
 
2013-07-15 01:27:20 PM  

Jackson Herring: This is the second time in five minutes that I've had to point out to a submitter that contrary to his beliefs, we actually live in objective observable reality and you can't just make something true by repeating it.


Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush

The aide said that guys like me were ''in what we call the reality-based community,'' which he defined as people who ''believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.'' I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. ''That's not the way the world really works anymore,'' he continued. ''We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.''
 
2013-07-15 01:28:24 PM  
I hate that the Democratic Party is what passes for "liberal" in this country. Wake me when the Green Party or the Social Democrats have some representation.
 
2013-07-15 01:28:46 PM  
Subby, there are no liberals in load-bearing positions in the Democratic Party.  And if you scream "Pelosi!" I can safely discount you from political opinion.
 
2013-07-15 01:30:33 PM  
Fark headline:  "the senate will likely switch party control in 2014"

Article headline: "Senate Control in 2014 Increasingly Looks Like a Tossup"
 
2013-07-15 01:31:11 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: [www.brookings.edu image 850x652]

In recent years, the Republican party has become far more conservative than the Democratic party has become liberal.


...And I'd also argue that the Republican Party is no longer "conservative" in the classic sense of the word.  They're more like reactionaries, with whatever the Democrats do as the action that triggers them (to do the opposite, of course).  And this is fomented by their religious base thinking they're the "Party of God".

/We do have a conservative party in power. They're called Democrats.
 
2013-07-15 01:31:17 PM  

Headso: I can totally see not liking the democrats, I get that, but wtf people how in this day and age can someone who is poor or middle class even entertain the idea of voting for republicans on a national level. They are basically a doomsday cult at this point.


Because Jesu. Seriously. I know a number of single issue voters who vote gop because they think abortion is murder.
 
2013-07-15 01:33:42 PM  

IlGreven: ...And I'd also argue that the Republican Party is no longer "conservative" in the classic sense of the word.


Theyre not conserative in any sense of the word.
 
2013-07-15 01:34:18 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: [www.brookings.edu image 850x652]

In recent years, the Republican party has become far more conservative than the Democratic party has become liberal.


Hey libbo... see that gap between those lines? You see it getting wider?  The further the Dems get from the Republicans the libbier their lib is libbeying. Get it?

/lib
 
2013-07-15 01:36:23 PM  
See, the GOP has decided to take a nice long stroll down Full Retard trail. As such, the Democrats look further left.
 
2013-07-15 01:36:54 PM  

IlGreven: And this is fomented by their religious base thinking they're the "Party of God".


And that the opposition party is illegitimate. Not just that their ideas are wrong or bad for America, that their positions of power are themselves illegitimate and therefore doing nothing is doing America a favor. Nihilism is A-OK, because we're stopping this illegitimate administration from accomplishing something, anything.
 
2013-07-15 01:37:09 PM  
Do they mean "increasingly liberal" as in more women, or "increasingly liberal" as in more blah people?
 
2013-07-15 01:37:09 PM  
No, the Republicans stand a good chance of picking up seats simply because the Democrats have more seats (including open seats) to defend.

The situation will be quite a bit different in 2016.
 
2013-07-15 01:38:18 PM  
The economy is improving in spite of the Democrat Party's interference. I envision even greater improvement when they're voted out and replaced with people who adhere to strict Tea Party principles, like banning abortion and giving the Koch brothers unlimited free handjobs.
 
2013-07-15 01:40:15 PM  

unyon: Given the now-standard use of the filibuster, this is irrelevant.  As is the Senate.


Uh, yeah. That's pretty much my whole point in a nutshell.

/also, nice troll headline subby.
 
2013-07-15 01:41:40 PM  

themindiswatching: The economy is improving in spite of the Democrat Party's interference.


We're still feeling the momentum of the Romney recovery.  As you recall, the Job Creators started creating jobs and improving the economy in 2012 in anticipation of the inevitable Romney presidency.
 
2013-07-15 01:42:03 PM  

log_jammin: IlGreven: ...And I'd also argue that the Republican Party is no longer "conservative" in the classic sense of the word.

Theyre not conserative in any sense of the word.


What are they trying to "conserve" anyway?
 
2013-07-15 01:43:13 PM  

SixPaperJoint: log_jammin: IlGreven: ...And I'd also argue that the Republican Party is no longer "conservative" in the classic sense of the word.

Theyre not conserative in any sense of the word.

What are they trying to "conserve" anyway?


An imagined past.
 
2013-07-15 01:45:51 PM  

SixPaperJoint: log_jammin: IlGreven: ...And I'd also argue that the Republican Party is no longer "conservative" in the classic sense of the word.

Theyre not conserative in any sense of the word.

What are they trying to "conserve" anyway?


Our wealth, in their pockets.
 
2013-07-15 01:46:42 PM  

SixPaperJoint: log_jammin: IlGreven: ...And I'd also argue that the Republican Party is no longer "conservative" in the classic sense of the word.

Theyre not conserative in any sense of the word.

What are they trying to "conserve" anyway?


Their cushy jobs in the Senate.
 
2013-07-15 01:49:47 PM  

SixPaperJoint: log_jammin: IlGreven: ...And I'd also argue that the Republican Party is no longer "conservative" in the classic sense of the word.

Theyre not conserative in any sense of the word.

What are they trying to "conserve" anyway?


The "wide-stance".
 
2013-07-15 01:50:28 PM  
If people are willing to give the Republicans even more power after the wave of insanity of the past year, I'd say we deserve to be farked over.
 
2013-07-15 01:51:36 PM  

Old enough to know better: If people are willing to give the Republicans even more power after the wave of insanity of the past year, I'd say we deserve to be farked over.


I truly, truly want to know how a woman living in Texas could possibly vote Republican this year. I just don't see how it's possible. Same with women in North Dakota and...well....really just about anywhere.
 
2013-07-15 01:53:08 PM  
None of those things are true.
 
2013-07-15 01:53:26 PM  
If it was harder for liberals to be trolled people would have to come up with better troll headlines. This is all your fault, liberals.
 
2013-07-15 01:53:49 PM  

theknuckler_33: Dusk-You-n-Me: [www.brookings.edu image 850x652]

In recent years, the Republican party has become far more conservative than the Democratic party has become liberal.

Hey libbo... see that gap between those lines? You see it getting wider?  The further the Dems get from the Republicans the libbier their lib is libbeying. Get it?

/lib


What makes this even funnier is that there are people out there who actually subscribe to this line of thought.
 
2013-07-15 01:54:51 PM  
/reads headline
//rereads headline
///suffers stroke
 
2013-07-15 01:56:06 PM  

Doc Daneeka: The situation will be quite a bit different in 2016.


If we're still around.
 
2013-07-15 01:59:44 PM  

Weigard: Doc Daneeka: The situation will be quite a bit different in 2016.

If we're still around.


We survived Bush, didn't we? I think we can handle a blah president.
 
2013-07-15 01:59:55 PM  
Cant gerrymander a state. Good luck with that.
 
2013-07-15 02:00:20 PM  

Headso: I can totally see not liking the democrats, I get that, but wtf people how in this day and age can someone who is poor or middle class even entertain the idea of voting for republicans on a national level. They are basically a doomsday cult at this point.


Jesus, anti-choice, brown people are evil.
 
2013-07-15 02:01:05 PM  

Lord Dimwit: I truly, truly want to know how a woman living in Texas could possibly vote Republican this year.


Because the women that vote Democrat are obviously whores.
 
2013-07-15 02:01:26 PM  

Lord Dimwit: Old enough to know better: If people are willing to give the Republicans even more power after the wave of insanity of the past year, I'd say we deserve to be farked over.

I truly, truly want to know how a woman living in Texas could possibly vote Republican this year. I just don't see how it's possible. Same with women in North Dakota and...well....really just about anywhere.


And women in Texas want to know how those living in the job-hemorrhaging Meccas of NY and CA could possibly vote Democrat.
 
2013-07-15 02:01:50 PM  

Aarontology: See, the GOP has decided to take a nice long stroll down Full Retard trail. As such, the Democrats look further left.


Ah, this. Dems aren't systemically getting more liberal. Conservatives are going so batsh*t these days that anything that doesn't sound like it was crafted by Sean Hannity is considered "left wing."
 
2013-07-15 02:02:58 PM  

Mentat: /reads headline
//rereads headline
///suffers stroke


Sorry.
But I was laughing at your stroke.
 
2013-07-15 02:08:24 PM  
Not so long as teabaggers exist.
 
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