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2013-12-02 09:19:17 AM  
"If the GOP mounts a strong campaign, it could capitalize on the anti-Obamacare wave."

A fiction that exists almost entirely in the "left-wing" media.
 
2013-12-02 09:29:11 AM  
Campaigns instead of ideas. Well, it might work this time.
 
2013-12-02 09:33:48 AM  
"In 2012, Democrats snagged Senate seats from Republicans in states where the GOP should have prevailed with relative ease.
In 2014, Republicans want to show they can play that game, too"


All they need is for the Democrats to field a candidate who won't shut up about 'legitimate rape' or a retard who believes in witchcraft.
 
2013-12-02 09:35:08 AM  
Notably, Brown just sold his house in Massachusetts and has been spending a lot more time in New Hampshire.

i293.photobucket.com

Hope Scotty 2 Hottie didn't forget to pack his bag properly before he left.
 
2013-12-02 09:37:45 AM  
"In 2012, Democrats snagged Senate seats from Republicans in states where the GOP should have prevailed with relative ease.
In 2014, Republicans want to show they can play that game, too"


Yeah...um....no.  They can't.
 
2013-12-02 09:39:17 AM  

unlikely: "If the GOP mounts a strong campaign, it could capitalize on the anti-Obamacare wave."

A fiction that exists almost entirely in the "left-wing" media.



I'll admit I'm kinda biased, but already the "anti-Obamacare wave" seems like that thing people were whining about three weeks ago, nothing more.
 
2013-12-02 09:39:51 AM  

quatchi: Notably, Brown just sold his house in Massachusetts and has been spending a lot more time in New Hampshire.

[i293.photobucket.com image 226x216]

Hope Scotty 2 Hottie didn't forget to pack his bag properly before he left.


I'm sure the residents of New Hampshire will be thrilled about voting for a carpetbagger from Massachusetts.
 
2013-12-02 09:40:37 AM  
If Republicans can mount strong campaigns in purple and even some blue states, it could allow them to capitalize on an anti-Obamacare electoral wave if one forms

And our liberal media stands ready to engineer one because it will need a narrative that allows for avoiding stating the fact that the GOP never had a chance.
 
2013-12-02 09:40:47 AM  
No North Carolina on the list? FAIL! The GOP/TP doesn't even have a candidate yet, and I can't watch the Panthers without 15 smear job commercials against Kay Hagen.

Why yes, those ads are paid for by Americans for Prosperity. Why do you ask?
 
2013-12-02 09:41:17 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: GOP never had a chance.


And here is the hard truth...
 
2013-12-02 09:44:58 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: If Republicans can mount strong campaigns in purple and even some blue states, it could allow them to capitalize on an anti-Obamacare electoral wave if one forms

And our liberal media stands ready to engineer one because it will need a narrative that allows for avoiding stating the fact that the GOP never had a chance.


I'm pretty sure any voter who had some sense in 2012 knew Obama was going to win, especially funny when Mitt didn't have a concession speech ready thanks to his echo chamber victory. But the media won't tell you that.
 
2013-12-02 09:45:18 AM  
They're targeting Minnesota? Franken? Nah-ganna-happen.

Franken was elected against an incumbent reasonably moderate Republican, who attacked Franken effectively for his history of telling jokes.

In the next race Franken will be the incumbent with 6 years of looking like a Senator and making the Republicans look like idiots. Oh and this is his probable opponent:


On health care, McFadden repeated that ObamaCare, the oft-used moniker for the federal overhaul, may be a train wreck but added that he's not confident that his party has found the answer.

"I am as frustrated with my party as I am with the Democrats from the standpoint of not participating in this conversation. We haven't led on it," he said.

He said he would like to see "market-based solutions that aren't nationalized that are implemented on a state level" that addresses both health care costs and accessibility. But, he said didn't yet know the details of that solution.

"You've got to give me a little bit more time. I do commit to you that it will be substantive," he said.


Well that's certainly a message to sell to the voters!
 
2013-12-02 09:45:44 AM  

quatchi: Notably, Brown just sold his house in Massachusetts and has been spending a lot more time in New Hampshire.

[i293.photobucket.com image 226x216]

Hope Scotty 2 Hottie didn't forget to pack his bag properly before he left.


That's what I've been saying since he turned down a chance to run for governor. Seriously, he'd have a decent shot if he actually bothered, and he wouldn't be a carpetbagger (a charge he often made to Warren during that fight)
 
2013-12-02 09:47:58 AM  

A Cave Geek: HotWingConspiracy: GOP never had a chance.

And here is the hard truth...


I would caution against this sort of complacency.
 
2013-12-02 09:48:27 AM  
In 2014, Republicans want to show they can play that game, too"

Here's the thing. I realize there are natural cycles in politics, and public opinion can shift left or right. But politics isn't a game where you get your turn and then I get my turn. Republicans seem to think it's "their turn" and that they just have to sit back and coast to victory without doing any work or coming up with any fresh ideas or fielding any compelling candidates. You know, because it's their turn and they can play that game, too.
 
2013-12-02 09:49:06 AM  
They're targeting Minnesota? Franken? Nah-ganna-happen.

Franken was elected against an incumbent reasonably moderate Republican, who attacked Franken effectively for his history of telling jokes.

In the next race Franken will be the incumbent with 6 years of looking like a Senator and making the Republicans look like idiots.


Attacking a funny guy in Minnesota?  Yeah...they obviously haven't spent much time there, have they?  Minnesotans LOVE to laugh at themselves. Franken's gonna wipe the stage with him...
 
2013-12-02 09:56:14 AM  

unlikely: "If the GOP mounts a strong campaign, it could capitalize on the anti-Obamacare wave."

A fiction that exists almost entirely in the "left-wing" media.



Not here in NC it isn't. I see daily ads running against Senator Kay Hagan (D) on that very issue, that she supported and voted for ACA. The ads claim Hagan is 'against hard working NC families' by voting for ACA. Only lately have we begun seeing pro-Hagan ads pushing back on this issue, but they are on the TV perhaps a third of the time the anti-Hagan ads are.
 
2013-12-02 10:03:24 AM  
Oh - and are the Republicans aren't actually able to start campaigning against the Democrats yet? Nope, they've got to spend the next few months fighting off the Teahadists.

I know he's most probably going to beat both his Primary opponent and the Democrat in the full election, but I think it's going to be a really close thing for Mitch McConnell.

The Chamber of Commerce is stepping in with a $200,000 campaign to support Mitch in the Primary, which will probably piss off the Teahadist who (correctly) view it as interference from the national GOP in the choice of which candidadate which should be a State decision.

If Mitch gets past the Primary, he then he'll have a tough race against Alison Lundergan Grimes - they were tied in the only polling done but even worse than Mitch, he has a 52% disapproval rating, and that's before the renewed shiat-show of a shutdown in January. Politicians who the majority of voters disapprove of tend not to get re-elected.
 
2013-12-02 10:06:36 AM  
mentalfloss.com

Bob Ross
Mental Floss
 
2013-12-02 10:11:54 AM  

qorkfiend: I would caution against this sort of complacency.


Don't get me wrong...the Democrats have their own problems, and I have plenty of beefs with them, too.  But the Republicans have gone completely off the deep end.
 
2013-12-02 10:23:09 AM  

qorkfiend: quatchi: Notably, Brown just sold his house in Massachusetts and has been spending a lot more time in New Hampshire.

[i293.photobucket.com image 226x216]

Hope Scotty 2 Hottie didn't forget to pack his bag properly before he left.

I'm sure the residents of New Hampshire will be thrilled about voting for a carpetbagger from Massachusetts.


Kind of like Hillary in New York?
 
2013-12-02 10:25:53 AM  

Bendal: unlikely: "If the GOP mounts a strong campaign, it could capitalize on the anti-Obamacare wave."

A fiction that exists almost entirely in the "left-wing" media.


Not here in NC it isn't. I see daily ads running against Senator Kay Hagan (D) on that very issue, that she supported and voted for ACA. The ads claim Hagan is 'against hard working NC families' by voting for ACA. Only lately have we begun seeing pro-Hagan ads pushing back on this issue, but they are on the TV perhaps a third of the time the anti-Hagan ads are.


Political ads blow.  We have an open senate seat in Michigan with Levin retiring and fortunately, I haven't seen political ads yet.
 
2013-12-02 10:32:34 AM  

BullBearMS: qorkfiend: quatchi: Notably, Brown just sold his house in Massachusetts and has been spending a lot more time in New Hampshire.

[i293.photobucket.com image 226x216]

Hope Scotty 2 Hottie didn't forget to pack his bag properly before he left.

I'm sure the residents of New Hampshire will be thrilled about voting for a carpetbagger from Massachusetts.

Kind of like Hillary in New York?


Hillary was moving to NY from a state that NY has a long-standing and famous rivalry with, after serving as a Senator from her previous state?
 
2013-12-02 10:43:29 AM  

A Cave Geek: qorkfiend: I would caution against this sort of complacency.

Don't get me wrong...the Democrats have their own problems, and I have plenty of beefs with them, too.  But the Republicans have gone completely off the deep end.


In the mind of the true farklib they have. But each Senate race comes down to individuals, not some grand concept of what the ranting left thinks all Republicans represent. Sure, the GOP will throw you an Akin on occasion but the Democrats can't even seem to find a palatable alternative to Walker for governor in Wisconsin.

If a reasonable-sounding Republican backed by a lot of money is on the ballot the Democrats better offer up a good option.
 
2013-12-02 10:55:35 AM  

qorkfiend: BullBearMS: qorkfiend: quatchi: Notably, Brown just sold his house in Massachusetts and has been spending a lot more time in New Hampshire.

[i293.photobucket.com image 226x216]

Hope Scotty 2 Hottie didn't forget to pack his bag properly before he left.

I'm sure the residents of New Hampshire will be thrilled about voting for a carpetbagger from Massachusetts.

Kind of like Hillary in New York?

Hillary was moving to NY from a state that NY has a long-standing and famous rivalry with, after serving as a Senator from her previous state?


Moving to a state just to run for office isn't moving to a state just to run for office?
 
2013-12-02 10:59:23 AM  

Bendal: unlikely: "If the GOP mounts a strong campaign, it could capitalize on the anti-Obamacare wave."

A fiction that exists almost entirely in the "left-wing" media.


Not here in NC it isn't. I see daily ads running against Senator Kay Hagan (D) on that very issue, that she supported and voted for ACA. The ads claim Hagan is 'against hard working NC families' by voting for ACA. Only lately have we begun seeing pro-Hagan ads pushing back on this issue, but they are on the TV perhaps a third of the time the anti-Hagan ads are.


What you say may be true, and despite the fact I'll vote for her (no truly progressive alternative), this coont is nought but a rich hag thjat has managed to get a "D" by her name, and so should put her own money into the game.
 
2013-12-02 11:02:38 AM  

Gway: Bendal: unlikely: "If the GOP mounts a strong campaign, it could capitalize on the anti-Obamacare wave."

A fiction that exists almost entirely in the "left-wing" media.


Not here in NC it isn't. I see daily ads running against Senator Kay Hagan (D) on that very issue, that she supported and voted for ACA. The ads claim Hagan is 'against hard working NC families' by voting for ACA. Only lately have we begun seeing pro-Hagan ads pushing back on this issue, but they are on the TV perhaps a third of the time the anti-Hagan ads are.

What you say may be true, and despite the fact I'll vote for her (no truly progressive alternative), this coont is nought but a rich hag thjat has managed to get a "D" by her name, and so should put her own money into the game.


So, vote rich coont hag?
 
2013-12-02 11:04:29 AM  

BullBearMS: qorkfiend: quatchi: Notably, Brown just sold his house in Massachusetts and has been spending a lot more time in New Hampshire.

[i293.photobucket.com image 226x216]

Hope Scotty 2 Hottie didn't forget to pack his bag properly before he left.

I'm sure the residents of New Hampshire will be thrilled about voting for a carpetbagger from Massachusetts.

Kind of like Hillary in New York?


Jeezum Crow- how big CAN you miss?
 
2013-12-02 11:11:01 AM  

Cletus C.: Gway: Bendal: unlikely: "If the GOP mounts a strong campaign, it could capitalize on the anti-Obamacare wave."

A fiction that exists almost entirely in the "left-wing" media.


Not here in NC it isn't. I see daily ads running against Senator Kay Hagan (D) on that very issue, that she supported and voted for ACA. The ads claim Hagan is 'against hard working NC families' by voting for ACA. Only lately have we begun seeing pro-Hagan ads pushing back on this issue, but they are on the TV perhaps a third of the time the anti-Hagan ads are.

What you say may be true, and despite the fact I'll vote for her (no truly progressive alternative), this coont is nought but a rich hag thjat has managed to get a "D" by her name, and so should put her own money into the game.

So, vote rich coont hag?


Certainly, if the only alternative is some tea-tarded eejit.
 
2013-12-02 11:14:16 AM  
One loss, two loss, Red loss, Blue loss, Koloss

// because Meshuggah don't cotton to no standard meter, son...
 
2013-12-02 11:18:32 AM  

BullBearMS: qorkfiend: BullBearMS: qorkfiend: quatchi: Notably, Brown just sold his house in Massachusetts and has been spending a lot more time in New Hampshire.

[i293.photobucket.com image 226x216]

Hope Scotty 2 Hottie didn't forget to pack his bag properly before he left.

I'm sure the residents of New Hampshire will be thrilled about voting for a carpetbagger from Massachusetts.

Kind of like Hillary in New York?

Hillary was moving to NY from a state that NY has a long-standing and famous rivalry with, after serving as a Senator from her previous state?

Moving to a state just to run for office isn't moving to a state just to run for office?


www.bilerico.com

STOP HELPING

 
2013-12-02 11:19:57 AM  

Bendal: unlikely: "If the GOP mounts a strong campaign, it could capitalize on the anti-Obamacare wave."

A fiction that exists almost entirely in the "left-wing" media.


Not here in NC it isn't. I see daily ads running against Senator Kay Hagan (D) on that very issue, that she supported and voted for ACA. The ads claim Hagan is 'against hard working NC families' by voting for ACA. Only lately have we begun seeing pro-Hagan ads pushing back on this issue, but they are on the TV perhaps a third of the time the anti-Hagan ads are.


Is NC sitting on a Hellmouth or something? I swear, I haven't seen a Conservative gold-rush like that in my lifetime, with them working so hard to take a moderate state and yank it hard to the Right. Is there something about NC that Conservative have a wicked hard-on for?

I mean, it's a beautiful state, with vast resources of whatever, but it feels like there's a lot of push to drag it kicking and screaming to the Right.
 
2013-12-02 11:33:18 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: STOP HELPING


Exactly. Another perfectly good example of pretending to be a resident of the state where you want to run.
 
2013-12-02 11:38:13 AM  

Gway: Cletus C.: Gway: Bendal: unlikely: "If the GOP mounts a strong campaign, it could capitalize on the anti-Obamacare wave."

A fiction that exists almost entirely in the "left-wing" media.


Not here in NC it isn't. I see daily ads running against Senator Kay Hagan (D) on that very issue, that she supported and voted for ACA. The ads claim Hagan is 'against hard working NC families' by voting for ACA. Only lately have we begun seeing pro-Hagan ads pushing back on this issue, but they are on the TV perhaps a third of the time the anti-Hagan ads are.

What you say may be true, and despite the fact I'll vote for her (no truly progressive alternative), this coont is nought but a rich hag thjat has managed to get a "D" by her name, and so should put her own money into the game.

So, vote rich coont hag?

Certainly, if the only alternative is some tea-tarded eejit.


It seems the Republican alternative hasn't been established yet, so we have no idea if it it will be a "tea-tarded eejit" or not. But you didn't wait anyway. You have proclaimed you'll vote for the rich coont hag.
 
2013-12-02 11:43:41 AM  

BullBearMS: HotWingConspiracy: STOP HELPING

Exactly. Another perfectly good example of pretending to be a resident of the state where you want to run.


Meh. If you clear whatever residency requirements the state has, I don't see what the big deal is.
 
2013-12-02 11:59:00 AM  

ExcedrinHeadache: Bendal: unlikely: "If the GOP mounts a strong campaign, it could capitalize on the anti-Obamacare wave."

A fiction that exists almost entirely in the "left-wing" media.


Not here in NC it isn't. I see daily ads running against Senator Kay Hagan (D) on that very issue, that she supported and voted for ACA. The ads claim Hagan is 'against hard working NC families' by voting for ACA. Only lately have we begun seeing pro-Hagan ads pushing back on this issue, but they are on the TV perhaps a third of the time the anti-Hagan ads are.

Is NC sitting on a Hellmouth or something? I swear, I haven't seen a Conservative gold-rush like that in my lifetime, with them working so hard to take a moderate state and yank it hard to the Right. Is there something about NC that Conservative have a wicked hard-on for?

I mean, it's a beautiful state, with vast resources of whatever, but it feels like there's a lot of push to drag it kicking and screaming to the Right.


The cities are growing while the impoverished rural areas are shrinking. Republicans are supressing votes and gerrymandering as hard as they can to keep NC red.
 
2013-12-02 12:05:11 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: ExcedrinHeadache: Bendal: unlikely: "If the GOP mounts a strong campaign, it could capitalize on the anti-Obamacare wave."

A fiction that exists almost entirely in the "left-wing" media.


Not here in NC it isn't. I see daily ads running against Senator Kay Hagan (D) on that very issue, that she supported and voted for ACA. The ads claim Hagan is 'against hard working NC families' by voting for ACA. Only lately have we begun seeing pro-Hagan ads pushing back on this issue, but they are on the TV perhaps a third of the time the anti-Hagan ads are.

Is NC sitting on a Hellmouth or something? I swear, I haven't seen a Conservative gold-rush like that in my lifetime, with them working so hard to take a moderate state and yank it hard to the Right. Is there something about NC that Conservative have a wicked hard-on for?

I mean, it's a beautiful state, with vast resources of whatever, but it feels like there's a lot of push to drag it kicking and screaming to the Right.

The cities are growing while the impoverished rural areas are shrinking. Republicans are supressing votes and gerrymandering as hard as they can to keep NC red.


So basically, they're looking at the increasingly purple middle-Atlantic (NC, VA) and picking the one out of the two that is most likely "salvageable" and forcing it as hard-Right as possible to try and make it look like it was derptastic all along?
 
2013-12-02 12:23:17 PM  
So let me get this right... you think you're going to run a "strong" campaign based on taking healthcare options away from millions of people who have already paid for that insurance? fark it, I'm liberal... so... good luck with that, conservatives.
 
2013-12-02 12:53:04 PM  

Target Builder: GOP should have prevailed with relative ease


if their candidates didn't keep talking about "Rape"

Really, how many "rape" candidates lost in 2012?  Was it 8 or 12 seats?
 
2013-12-02 12:54:23 PM  
Senate Incumbant Re-election Rates...

2000 Election: 79%
2002 Election :  86%
2004 Election: 94%
2006 Electoin: 79%
2008 Election: 83%
2010 Election: 84%
2012 Election: 91%

Any reporter who goes on and on about a potential "wave" of Senate seats flipping in one election, particularly in strong demographic footholds for the incumbant, has a very loose grasp of how hard it is to unseat incumbent senators.
 
2013-12-02 01:13:02 PM  
The Republicans plan on winning seats the same way the Democrats did the last two elections?

As a liberal, that means it's my turn to blather on about the subtle nuances of rape.
 
2013-12-02 01:15:37 PM  

InmanRoshi: Any reporter who goes on and on about a potential "wave" of Senate seats flipping in one election, particularly in strong demographic footholds for the incumbant, has a very loose grasp of how hard it is to unseat incumbent senators.


You can still get one out of every five flipped in a good year. On top of that, that statistic doesn't take into account seats that flip when the incumbent retires - which he or she will often do if there's no chance he or she will hold the seat.

Democrats retook the House and Senate in 2006 because they showed up - Howard Dean demanded a 50-state strategy, and it paid off. Republicans may be excessively optimistic about their chances, but if they want to not be in the wilderness they have to do this. Granted, it would make me happiest if they all just stayed home and masturbated so the rest of the country could move on, but that's not what they're doing.
 
2013-12-02 01:37:25 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: The Republicans plan on winning seats the same way the Democrats did the last two elections?

As a liberal, that means it's my turn to blather on about the subtle nuances of rape.


There is also the part where seven of the Senate seats Democrats currently hold are in states where Romney won.
 
2013-12-02 01:50:07 PM  
First page: Oh yeah, if Scott Brown runs he has a very good shot at winning the seat, and he is considering running.

Second page:  If Brown doesn't run, and most local operatives don't believe he will, Shaheen will probably coast to reelection.

Also, if you think Hawaii might elect a Republican senator, you are insane.

Cletus C.: A Cave Geek: qorkfiend: I would caution against this sort of complacency.

Don't get me wrong...the Democrats have their own problems, and I have plenty of beefs with them, too.  But the Republicans have gone completely off the deep end.

In the mind of the true farklib they have. But each Senate race comes down to individuals, not some grand concept of what the ranting left thinks all Republicans represent. Sure, the GOP will throw you an Akin on occasion but the Democrats can't even seem to find a palatable alternative to Walker for governor in Wisconsin.

If a reasonable-sounding Republican backed by a lot of money is on the ballot the Democrats better offer up a good option.


That's true, but there is still a lot of ground to make up to take the Senate and winning a primary as a moderate can be hard.  As for Wisconsin, yeah he's going to win re-election and the Democrats in this state are a party in disarray.  It would really help if they didn't keep nominating chucklefarks from Milwaukee though.  A far-left lesbian from Madison was able to beat a beloved former governor for the senate seat last year, but no one from Milwaukee seems to be able to win a statewide race anymore.

Speaking of Tammy Baldwin, a reasonable-sounding Republican backed by a lot of money still isn't a guaranteed victory even against someone who is far to the left of most people in the state.
 
2013-12-02 01:58:57 PM  

llortcM_yllort: reasonable-sounding Republican


There you go....talking about fairy tales again.
 
2013-12-02 02:18:42 PM  

Cletus C.: A Cave Geek: qorkfiend: I would caution against this sort of complacency.

Don't get me wrong...the Democrats have their own problems, and I have plenty of beefs with them, too.  But the Republicans have gone completely off the deep end.

In the mind of the true farklib they have. But each Senate race comes down to individuals, not some grand concept of what the ranting left thinks all Republicans represent. Sure, the GOP will throw you an Akin on occasion but the Democrats can't even seem to find a palatable alternative to Walker for governor in Wisconsin.

If a reasonable-sounding Republican backed by a lot of money is on the ballot the Democrats better offer up a good option.



Well gosh golly... There I was last year thinking I had non-reconcilable differences with how hard-right the GOP as a whole has swung so I ended 20 years of party membership a few months before the election. Guess that means I'm a "lib" and the deep dysfunction in the GOP agenda was all in my mind.

I guess the GOP hasn't been using anti-gay bigotry to help win elections for years, aren't letting religious regressives run roughshod over the party and policy, wasn't totally fiscally irresponsible when they held both the executive and legislature a few years ago, isn't irrationally opposed to tax increases after decades of getting them lowered, didn't start two wars without budgeting for them, hasn't been waging 40 years of class warfare against the middle class and poor, didn't just put up a POTUS nominee who was the poster-boy for silver-spoon new-age robber baron corporate raiders who sell off jobs and secrets to China, has no plan for addressing our swiftly growing wealth disparity, isn't bloodthirsty in regard to waging war, isn't committed to the failed and harmful war on drugs, isn't using fear of terrorism and Islam to justify the curtailing of civil liberties and used it to justify creating a massive new agency (the biggest), and etc. etc. etc....

That was all in my head, because apparently I haven't been a conservative Republican since Bob Dole ran for POTUS, I've actually been a liberal democrat this whole time. Gee, I'm so glad you could clear that up for me. Your political insight and analysis is truly astounding. Do you think I might be a communist too? I need to know these things.
 
2013-12-02 02:46:04 PM  

Target Builder: "In 2012, Democrats snagged Senate seats from Republicans in states where the GOP should have prevailed with relative ease.
In 2014, Republicans want to show they can play that game, too"

All they need is for the Democrats to field a candidate who won't shut up about 'legitimate rape' or a retard who believes in witchcraft.


Bad Democrats are corrupt dreamers.
Bad Republicans are literally crazy.

The first shows up in their actual governance.
The second shows up in elections.

Have fun with that, Republicans.
 
2013-12-02 04:14:06 PM  
Reality: Until the GOP unveils a plan that actually insures more Americans and keeps costs down as well as does away with preconditions, they won't win anything no matter how many slick ads the American Enterprise Institute and the Koch Brothers wheel out on their dim sum cart of failure.
 
2013-12-02 04:19:03 PM  

mongbiohazard: Cletus C.: A Cave Geek: qorkfiend: I would caution against this sort of complacency.

Don't get me wrong...the Democrats have their own problems, and I have plenty of beefs with them, too.  But the Republicans have gone completely off the deep end.

In the mind of the true farklib they have. But each Senate race comes down to individuals, not some grand concept of what the ranting left thinks all Republicans represent. Sure, the GOP will throw you an Akin on occasion but the Democrats can't even seem to find a palatable alternative to Walker for governor in Wisconsin.

If a reasonable-sounding Republican backed by a lot of money is on the ballot the Democrats better offer up a good option.


Well gosh golly... There I was last year thinking I had non-reconcilable differences with how hard-right the GOP as a whole has swung so I ended 20 years of party membership a few months before the election. Guess that means I'm a "lib" and the deep dysfunction in the GOP agenda was all in my mind.

I guess the GOP hasn't been using anti-gay bigotry to help win elections for years, aren't letting religious regressives run roughshod over the party and policy, wasn't totally fiscally irresponsible when they held both the executive and legislature a few years ago, isn't irrationally opposed to tax increases after decades of getting them lowered, didn't start two wars without budgeting for them, hasn't been waging 40 years of class warfare against the middle class and poor, didn't just put up a POTUS nominee who was the poster-boy for silver-spoon new-age robber baron corporate raiders who sell off jobs and secrets to China, has no plan for addressing our swiftly growing wealth disparity, isn't bloodthirsty in regard to waging war, isn't committed to the failed and harmful war on drugs, isn't using fear of terrorism and Islam to justify the curtailing of civil liberties and used it to justify creating a massive new agency (the biggest), and etc. etc. etc....

That was all in my head, because apparently I haven't been a conservative Republican since Bob Dole ran for POTUS, I've actually been a liberal democrat this whole time. Gee, I'm so glad you could clear that up for me. Your political insight and analysis is truly astounding. Do you think I might be a communist too? I need to know these things.


If a Republican is standing before you supporting gay rights, speaking intelligently to you about the issues that most concern you in a state where the Democrats refuse to infuse any money, you'll need to choose that lamppost sacrificial Democrat with nothing but outrage over ungraspable concepts.

Good luck with that.
 
2013-12-02 05:56:58 PM  

Cletus C.: If a Republican is standing before you supporting gay rights, speaking intelligently to you about the issues that most concern you in a state where the Democrats refuse to infuse any money...


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