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(Politico)   The Republican's chances of retaking the Senate this fall are in serious jeopardy as the GOP money machine is grinding to a halt as donations dry up. It seems even fabulously wealthy plutocrats want to see some kind of ROI on their donations   (politico.com) divider line 81
    More: Interesting, Kentucky Republican, GOP, Senate, plutocrats, humans, donations, American Crossroads, Jerry Moran  
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2013-09-12 10:50:50 AM
we're seeing the party dilute itself like the democrats did post Nixon.  Interesting times ahead for the Republicans.
 
2013-09-12 10:53:28 AM
This fall? Did Obama's time machine move us to 2014?
 
2013-09-12 10:54:24 AM
Call me when Karl Rove is standing next to a freeway offramp with a hand-scrawled sign that says "will bullsh*t for food"
 
2013-09-12 11:03:47 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Call me when Karl Rove is standing next to a freeway offramp with a hand-scrawled sign that says "will bullsh*t for food"


The only thing I want Karl Rove to write is an apologetic suicide note.
 
2013-09-12 11:06:45 AM
The GOP isn't going to pass any legislation any time soon.  Why would anyone want to pay good money for nothing?
 
2013-09-12 11:14:40 AM

what_now: This fall? Did Obama's time machine move us to 2014?


Yes, this fall.  since you Yanks are constantly in an election campaign, you should know that they need to start airing ads this fall in New Hampshire and Iowa, if they want to stand a chance.
 
2013-09-12 11:16:00 AM

Flab: if they want to stand a chance in 2016.


Hit enter too soon.
 
2013-09-12 11:33:37 AM

Marcus Aurelius: The GOP isn't going to pass any legislation any time soon.  Why would anyone want to pay good money for nothing?


Also, chicks for free.
 
2013-09-12 12:17:53 PM
Personally, I think the Republicans' chances for retaking the Senate this fall being in serious jeopardy has more to do with there not being any elections. But that's just my opinion.
 
2013-09-12 12:18:01 PM
The Republican's chances of retaking the Senate this fall are in serious jeopardy as the GOP money machine is grinding to a halt as donations dry up.

and who is this shadowy republican who is attempting to take over the entire senate?
 
2013-09-12 12:22:11 PM

FlashHarry: The Republican's chances of retaking the Senate this fall are in serious jeopardy as the GOP money machine is grinding to a halt as donations dry up.

and who is this shadowy republican who is attempting to take over the entire senate?


Generic Republican. He leads in all the polls, in several states.

// I just hope he doesn't hire that ne'er-do-well Overzealous Staffer
 
2013-09-12 12:22:56 PM
Even if they don't retake the Senate, best case for Dems is holding, like, 51 seats. Hardly a great thing.
 
2013-09-12 12:24:32 PM
In case anyone was wondering, ROI is a business / accounting acronym for Return On Investment.

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2013-09-12 12:24:38 PM
It's difficult to determine at this point who may be declared a RINO in the next year.
 
2013-09-12 12:28:06 PM
What does Nate Silver say? The rest of just bullshiat.
 
2013-09-12 12:30:58 PM

DamnYankees: Even if they don't retake the Senate, best case for Dems is holding, like, 51 seats. Hardly a great thing.


But yet enough to keep the derpstorm at bay.
 
2013-09-12 12:31:40 PM
White people problems.
 
2013-09-12 12:33:14 PM

AirForceVet: In case anyone was wondering, ROI is a business / accounting acronym for Return On Investment.

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WRONG!  It's the French word for king.  Subby is slyly referencing how Republican donors are pissed that the America hating, French socialism loving King Obama, the biggest libtard fascist dictator since il douche, hasn't seen the business end of a guillotine yet.
 
2013-09-12 12:33:57 PM
metaphorically speaking, of course.
 
2013-09-12 12:37:09 PM

DamnYankees: Even if they don't retake the Senate, best case for Dems is holding, like, 51 seats. Hardly a great thing.


Even if that happens, the script will flip in 2016 and it will be the GOP (including all the 2010 Tea Partiers) who will be defending their seats.
 
2013-09-12 12:37:19 PM

James!: It's difficult to determine at this point who may be declared a RINO in the next year.


Or the next 24 hours, for that matter
 
2013-09-12 12:40:07 PM
But gerrymandering means they get to keep the House forever and ever.
 
2013-09-12 12:40:44 PM

Mentat: DamnYankees: Even if they don't retake the Senate, best case for Dems is holding, like, 51 seats. Hardly a great thing.

Even if that happens, the script will flip in 2016 and it will be the GOP (including all the 2010 Tea Partiers) who will be defending their seats.


That's true. 2016 should be a good year for the Dems assuming the economy doesn't crash.
 
2013-09-12 12:42:43 PM
This is the map in 2016:

i1282.photobucket.com

The Democratic incumbents comprise most of the Democratic Senate leadership or strong incumbents (Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Barbara Boxer, Patrick Leahy).  You have to assume the DNC will make a full-court press in the Rust Belt, and North Carolina will likely be in play as well based on all the crap their legislature is pulling right now.
 
2013-09-12 12:58:52 PM
FTFA:  Moreover, several Republicans privately criticize Moran for not spending more time fundraising.

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2013-09-12 01:00:16 PM

JerseyTim: What does Nate Silver say? The rest of just bullshiat.


Nate Silver has been MIA since transitioning over to ESPN / ABC. According to Cook Political Report http://cookpolitical.com/senate/charts/race-ratings, the GOP is fairly strongly favored to win in Montana, West Virginia, and almost certainly will turn South Dakota. If they can take Arkansas and one other, and Alaska is probably their best chance, they will control the Senate.
 
2013-09-12 01:04:30 PM

James!: It's difficult to determine at this point who may be declared a RINO in the next year.


I think McConnell is on the chopping block.
 
2013-09-12 01:29:33 PM
I'm assuming ROI means "Rectally Open Intern"
 
2013-09-12 01:38:44 PM
But Republicans are fear full idiots who give money easy when you scare them.... Well according to the RNC

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2013-09-12 01:40:55 PM
Not really surprising, subs. At least we can be can be thankful for some things.
 
2013-09-12 01:43:49 PM

Via Infinito: Not really surprising, subs. At least we can be can be thankful for some things.


I'm 90% sure the founders always intended the House to be an inane rabble and the Senate to actually get sh*t done.
 
2013-09-12 01:46:29 PM
TL;DNR
 
2013-09-12 01:47:06 PM
Guessing this is Politico's rally-the-troops effort to prime more money to flow to their side.
 
2013-09-12 01:49:29 PM

DamnYankees: Even if they don't retake the Senate, best case for Dems is holding, like, 51 seats. Hardly a great thing.


There is something very very wrong here that after all the fark ups by the right that they still seem to have good chances to win.
 
2013-09-12 01:51:53 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I'm assuming ROI means "Rectally Open Intern"


Raving old imbecile?
Ruthless oligarchy imp?
Retarded obstinacy incarnate?
Repugnant Orwellian incubus?
 
2013-09-12 01:52:15 PM

FeFiFoFark: TL;DNR


Do not resuscitate?
 
2013-09-12 01:52:20 PM
Now that would be funny.
 
2013-09-12 01:52:58 PM

AirForceVet: In case anyone was wondering, ROI is a business / accounting acronym for Return On Investment.

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You just wanted an excuse to use that gif.

/NTTAWWT
 
2013-09-12 01:53:04 PM
This news is just further proof that the Republican party must purge itself of RINOs and shift itself to the right, to better represent true Americans. Once the party realigns itself with this ideology, donations will once more pour forth.
 
2013-09-12 01:53:18 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Call me when Karl Rove is standing next to a freeway offramp with a hand-scrawled sign that says "will bullsh*t for food"


i.imgur.com

Ooooooh...a bullshiat artist!
 
2013-09-12 01:54:07 PM

UrukHaiGuyz: Via Infinito: Not really surprising, subs. At least we can be can be thankful for some things.

I'm 90% sure the founders always intended the House to be an inane rabble and the Senate to actually get sh*t done.


This is exactly right. But I'm sure even the founding fathers would look at the current crop of waterheads in the Republican party and figure they never thought it would be THIS bad.
 
2013-09-12 01:56:30 PM

spman: JerseyTim: What does Nate Silver say? The rest of just bullshiat.

Nate Silver has been MIA since transitioning over to ESPN / ABC. According to Cook Political Report http://cookpolitical.com/senate/charts/race-ratings, the GOP is fairly strongly favored to win in Montana, West Virginia, and almost certainly will turn South Dakota.

If they can take Arkansas and one other, and Alaska is probably their best chance, they will control the Senate.
 
2013-09-12 01:56:31 PM
Hamstringing the government and occasionally threatening to implode the world economy turns out to be bad for business?

You don't say!
 
2013-09-12 01:57:13 PM

Mentat: This is the map in 2016:

[i1282.photobucket.com image 800x495]

The Democratic incumbents comprise most of the Democratic Senate leadership or strong incumbents (Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Barbara Boxer, Patrick Leahy).  You have to assume the DNC will make a full-court press in the Rust Belt, and North Carolina will likely be in play as well based on all the crap their legislature is pulling right now.


I'm sorry, are you suggesting that Braley (D) is going to lose in Iowa for Harkin's (retiring) senate seat?
 
2013-09-12 01:57:26 PM

Dimensio: This news is just further proof that the Republican party must purge itself of RINOs and shift itself to the right, to better represent true Americans. Once the party realigns itself with this ideology, donations will once more pour forth.


fim.413chan.net
 
2013-09-12 02:02:07 PM
ROI? They obviously wanted more coconuts.
 
2013-09-12 02:03:14 PM
Another Republican who was named an NRSC vice chairman, Ted Cruz of Texas, has spent more time creating tea party problems for the Senate GOP than helping with his designated task of grass-roots outreach, Republicans complain.

Who the hell thought this would be a good idea?
 
2013-09-12 02:08:16 PM
I'm wondering if there's a single millionaire/billionaire Republican out there stupid enough to give millions of Carl Rove again.

(and I'm betting yes)
(how hasn't that guy not been killed as a warning to others)
 
2013-09-12 02:12:24 PM

Satanic_Hamster: I'm wondering if there's a single millionaire/billionaire Republican out there stupid enough to give millions of Carl Rove again.

(and I'm betting yes)
(how hasn't that guy not been killed as a warning to others)


They will donate again, but demand that he do the MC Rove dance on command.
 
2013-09-12 02:15:21 PM

zetar: Mentat: This is the map in 2016:

[i1282.photobucket.com image 800x495]

The Democratic incumbents comprise most of the Democratic Senate leadership or strong incumbents (Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Barbara Boxer, Patrick Leahy).  You have to assume the DNC will make a full-court press in the Rust Belt, and North Carolina will likely be in play as well based on all the crap their legislature is pulling right now.

I'm sorry, are you suggesting that Braley (D) is going to lose in Iowa for Harkin's (retiring) senate seat?


That's 2016, not 2014.  Harkin is retiring in 2014.  2016 is Grassley (R) who has not yet announced intentions.
 
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