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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 10
    More: Interesting, Kentucky Republican, GOP, Senate, plutocrats, humans, donations, American Crossroads, Jerry Moran  
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2013-09-12 11:03:47 AM
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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 10:53:28 AM
2 votes:
This fall? Did Obama's time machine move us to 2014?
2013-09-12 10:28:25 PM
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Gosling: DamnYankees: Even if they don't retake the Senate, best case for Dems is holding, like, 51 seats. Hardly a great thing.

Wasn't the best case for the Dems "lose the Senate" in 2012? The past two cycles, the GOP has taken seats they by all rights should have won and just handed them over to the Dems because they put up candidates who were completely, totally unacceptable. They had Harry Reid dead to rights and then they put up Sharron Angle. They had Chris Coons dead to rights and then they put up Christine O'Donnell instead of Michael Castle. They had Claire McCaskill dead to rights and then Todd Akin happened. It's clearly primed to happen again this cycle no matter what the map tells you at first glance. The big question is where is it going to happen and what races are they going to flush down the toilet.


Let's not forget my proud window-licking state.

Richard Lugar is #2 on the list of favorite Hoosiers (Peyton Manning is #1) in the state, and he was knocked out by Mr RapeIsAGift. Senator Donnelly is a blue dog, and he stands a good chance of holding that seat because Indiana loves their Diet Republicans.
2013-09-12 03:19:17 PM
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HotWingConspiracy: 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.


Rove is the stalking horse, the guy everyone loves to hate, but I'd bet you never heard of the second biggest player in last november's election, a conservative PAC that spent a qurter of a BILLION dollars on the elections but whose donors beyond the infamous Koch brothers are a closely guarded secret
2013-09-12 03:07:03 PM
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Mercutio74: TuteTibiImperes: If the Democrats can keep the Senate and somehow pull off a takeover of the house, we could have two solid years of freaking awesome progress unimpeded by the GOP.

The Dems need 60 Senate seats for that.  Or they need to re-institute the actual filibuster.


I think the only reason Reid hasn't used the nuclear option is because it's not worth it while the GOP still controls the House.  Sure, he could use it for appointments, but he knows it will cause major backlash in the House and keep them from approving anything under any terms.  With control over the Presidency, Senate, and House, there's no reason not to go for it.  At that point the GOP can biatch and moan all they like, they won't be able to do anything about it.
2013-09-12 02:27:14 PM
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obenchainr: urbangirl: 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.

This is assuming they don't lose other places like Kentucky, which is rapidly becoming a possibility.

Never underestimate the power of the Tea Party to screw over the GOP.

/not saying Dems should be complacent
//it's entirely possible the GOP House will get TP'd as well


If the GOP takes the Senate it will be a disaster, the next two years will just be an endless cycle of pants-on-head-retarded bills getting pushed, vetoed, and failing the override.  No appointees will be able to be confirmed, and things will fall even more into gridlock.

If the Democrats can keep the Senate and somehow pull off a takeover of the house, we could have two solid years of freaking awesome progress unimpeded by the GOP.
2013-09-12 01:47:06 PM
1 votes:
Guessing this is Politico's rally-the-troops effort to prime more money to flow to their side.
2013-09-12 12:40:07 PM
1 votes:
But gerrymandering means they get to keep the House forever and ever.
2013-09-12 12:22:11 PM
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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 10:54:24 AM
1 votes:
Call me when Karl Rove is standing next to a freeway offramp with a hand-scrawled sign that says "will bullsh*t for food"
 
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