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(Huffington Post)   Big Trouble for a Big Gavel: New poll indicates the Democrats actually have a shot at taking back the House   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 31
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2013-10-21 09:41:37 AM  
Too bad the people will forget about it by the end of the month after some celebrity does something wacky (and takes up the media's time) and the next faux-poutrage happens over something Obama did or did not do.
 
2013-10-21 10:06:38 AM  

Aar1012: Too bad the people will forget about it by the end of the month after some celebrity does something wacky (and takes up the media's time) and the next faux-poutrage happens over something Obama did or did not do.


Exactly.  I expect that for every teabagger voted out, two incumbent democrats will also be lost because "TROW TEH BUMZ OUT!".

/We would have also accepted "BSABSVR"
 
2013-10-21 10:06:51 AM  
oh, don't worry. I'm sure the DNC will do something to fark it up
 
2013-10-21 10:07:21 AM  
If the election were tomorrow, I'd be buoyed by that news.  Since it's not, I'm not.  Voter apathy is a problem.  Some people just don't give a shiat, no matter how much they should.
 
2013-10-21 10:07:49 AM  

Aar1012: Too bad the people will forget about it by the end of the month after some celebrity does something wacky


Pretty much.  It will be like in 3-4 years when the ACA-apocalypse never manifests - you will not be able to find *anyone* who said/suggested Obamacare would cause problems from trouble receiving care to getting over-taxed  to spontaneous decapitation.
 
2013-10-21 10:09:36 AM  
Yeah, Dems will still need to get about 6 million more votes than republicans in order to take back the House.

Thanks Gerry-mandering.
 
2013-10-21 10:10:13 AM  
If you want to succeed in politics change your first name to Generic.
 
2013-10-21 10:10:34 AM  
Frds "Public Policy Polling indicated several caveats to the results. The surveys were conducted during a high-profile budget crisis debate, a year before the elections will take place. And incumbent Republican candidates were compared to "generic Democrats," who may not represent the actual candidates each district will see."

Nothing to see here.
 
2013-10-21 10:10:57 AM  

UberDave: Aar1012: Too bad the people will forget about it by the end of the month after some celebrity does something wacky

Pretty much.  It will be like in 3-4 years when the ACA-apocalypse never manifests - you will not be able to find *anyone* who said/suggested Obamacare would cause problems from trouble receiving care to getting over-taxed  to spontaneous decapitation.


Thankfully we have recorded audio/video of those idiots, as well as the creepy-uncle-sam ads. If their opponents are any good, they will force these guys to run on their record.
 
2013-10-21 10:15:08 AM  

Coco LaFemme: If the election were tomorrow, I'd be buoyed by that news.  Since it's not, I'm not.  Voter apathy is a problem.  Some people just don't give a shiat, no matter how much they should.


Thankfully, Republicans will keep opening their yap to reinforce what morons they are between now and 2014.
 
2013-10-21 10:16:15 AM  
D- I'd like to improve ACA.

R- If you are newly insured I'd like to get rid of that or you. If your cost went own I'd like to raise it for you. If your coverage got better, I'd like to make it worse again.
 
2013-10-21 10:18:30 AM  
I fear this is probably just wishful thinking.
 
2013-10-21 10:19:29 AM  
I sincerely doubt it. The base supports the GOP even MORE now because of the shut down, and the "both sides bad" types who agree with almost every single Democratic Party position but just doesn't feel right voting for a liberal will have completely forgotten about it in a year.
 
2013-10-21 10:20:16 AM  

kidgenius: UberDave: Aar1012: Too bad the people will forget about it by the end of the month after some celebrity does something wacky

Pretty much.  It will be like in 3-4 years when the ACA-apocalypse never manifests - you will not be able to find *anyone* who said/suggested Obamacare would cause problems from trouble receiving care to getting over-taxed  to spontaneous decapitation.

Thankfully we have recorded audio/video of those idiots, as well as the creepy-uncle-sam ads. If their opponents are any good, they will force these guys to run on their record.


Now we know why they want to do away with Net Neutrality... so they can erase their own history.
 
2013-10-21 10:24:59 AM  
kidgenius:

Thankfully we have recorded audio/video of those idiots, as well as the creepy-uncle-sam ads. If their opponents are any good, they will force these guys to run on their record.

That means nothing. We have George Bush on national television, at a White House press conference no less, telling us he doesn't know where Osama Bin Laden is, and doesn't really care.

When Obama whacked him, they tied themselves in knots trying to credit Bush for it.

These people are irrational.  You can not rationalize with them.
 
2013-10-21 10:26:45 AM  

kidgenius: Yeah, Dems will still need to get about 6 million more votes than republicans in order to take back the House.

Thanks Gerry-mandering.


Came in here to say that. Don't forget tightening "vote security".
 
2013-10-21 10:29:43 AM  

Rent Party: When Obama whacked him, they tied themselves in knots trying to credit Bush for it.

These people are irrational. You can not rationalize with them.


I had a Facebook "friend" that complained that he couldn't stand people who supported for Obama because he couldn't stand ignorance.

Of course, he never once spelled out "Obama", but used insulting names instead, and he's also the type to post pictures of photoshopped watermelons growing on the White House lawn.

So yeah, these people can't be reasoned with.
 
2013-10-21 10:33:58 AM  
Eh, show me that poll next October, maybe you'll have a story then.
 
2013-10-21 10:34:59 AM  

dumbobruni: oh, don't worry. I'm sure the DNC will do something to fark it up


Yeah.  Like passing progressive legislation.

They'll get to choose to implement one major policy item, like the ACA in 2009.  They'll then get punished in the counter-derpstorm two years later but by then there will be one more major progressive agenda item fait acompli.
 
2013-10-21 10:41:21 AM  
The more resources the GOP spends trying to topple its own incumbents over ideology, the better the chances of Democratic candidates winning elections.
 
2013-10-21 10:49:44 AM  
My current Congressman will still have his job in 2015, and Nebraska will be sending a brand new derper to the Senate that year too.
 
2013-10-21 11:02:58 AM  

kidgenius: UberDave: Aar1012: Too bad the people will forget about it by the end of the month after some celebrity does something wacky

Pretty much.  It will be like in 3-4 years when the ACA-apocalypse never manifests - you will not be able to find *anyone* who said/suggested Obamacare would cause problems from trouble receiving care to getting over-taxed  to spontaneous decapitation.

Thankfully we have recorded audio/video of those idiots, as well as the creepy-uncle-sam ads. If their opponents are any good, they will force these guys to run on their record.


We've had video of politicians saying stupid and hypocritical things for decades.

And pretty much the only ones who actually dig into those archives and call them out on the things the said, is the Daily Show.
 
2013-10-21 11:35:00 AM  
I think we just need to develop a means of generating electricity from outrage and schadenfreude.
I suppose 'Turn this crank if you don't like Obama!' would work.
 
2013-10-21 12:02:09 PM  
There will be a slide back toward the Republicans before the election, sadly. Even sadder, although the Democrats will almost certainly have a generic ballot lead nationwide, gerrymandering means they have to be way out ahead to win back the House. Seeing these district polls rather than generic surveys is encouraging, but I doubt it will hold up unless Republican derp keeps compounding between now and the election.
 
2013-10-21 12:40:25 PM  
Want to win back the House? Volunteer at organizations that hold voter registration drives, that coordinate rides to and from polling locations, and start hosting local Democratic chapters/meetings to organize.
 
2013-10-21 12:52:36 PM  

kidgenius: UberDave: Aar1012: Too bad the people will forget about it by the end of the month after some celebrity does something wacky

Pretty much.  It will be like in 3-4 years when the ACA-apocalypse never manifests - you will not be able to find *anyone* who said/suggested Obamacare would cause problems from trouble receiving care to getting over-taxed  to spontaneous decapitation.

Thankfully we have recorded audio/video of those idiots, as well as the creepy-uncle-sam ads. If their opponents are any good, they will force these guys to run on their record.


I wondered why the Democrats didn't do more of this in the 2012 election.
 
2013-10-21 01:03:57 PM  

Aar1012: Too bad the people will forget about it by the end of the month after some celebrity does something wacky (and takes up the media's time) and the next faux-poutrage happens over something Obama did or did not do.


Unless Ted Cruz tries to shut it all down again in three months.
 
2013-10-21 01:06:27 PM  
So one poll said there was a chance. Just like one guy knew that Mitty Kitty was totally going to wipe the floor with Obama.

Voter ignorance and apathy are HUGE issues to deal with.
 
2013-10-21 01:32:57 PM  
Not until Nate Silver says so.
 
2013-10-21 02:32:21 PM  

dababler: Not until Nate Silver says so.


No sense not trying, at least. Unless they demonstrate that they really have learned their lesson, I'd rather not give them another two years of maliciously farking up everything.
 
2013-10-21 03:11:17 PM  
 
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