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2014-03-06 11:06:40 AM
What our country needs right now is Republicans to run things.

Nope. Still can't say that with a straight face.
 
2014-03-06 11:18:53 AM
Ha!  I got this comic (not sure what else to call it...gay fanfic maybe) at the bottom of TFA.  Those guys really, really have a very serious boner for Putin.
 
2014-03-06 11:21:21 AM

Doctor Funkenstein: Ha!  I got this comic (not sure what else to call it...gay fanfic maybe) at the bottom of TFA.  Those guys really, really have a very serious boner for Putin.


Let me try that again with the actual pic linked.

i595.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-06 11:25:46 AM
I hope not. I really can't imagine how bad living in the US will become. Personally, I'm barely keeping my head above water as is. Are we that short sighted and forgetful?

/depressed
 
2014-03-06 11:27:38 AM
Guess we'll see soon enough...

It's quite possible I'm wrong, but I think the GOP might be in for a shock come November.
 
2014-03-06 11:28:06 AM

raerae1980: Are we that short sighted and forgetful?


Sadly, yes.
 
2014-03-06 11:29:30 AM

Hagbardr: raerae1980: Are we that short sighted and forgetful?

Sadly, yes.


And really farking stupid.  We have a huge swath of people who are creationist for god's sake.  Stupidity is endemic.
 
2014-03-06 11:29:50 AM
Why would they show Obama approval ratings for an election in 2014?
 
2014-03-06 11:29:50 AM
The only thing whinier than Newsbusters articles are the people who submit Newsbusters articles.

Guess what? You saw the ABC poll because ABC published the results. ABC is also aware that more people care about dancing with the stars than politics, especially those who watch terrible morning shows where everything has to be light news.

Get off your cross, assholes.
 
2014-03-06 11:30:08 AM

keylock71: Guess we'll see soon enough...

It's quite possible I'm wrong, but I think the GOP might be in for a shock come November.


I sure do hope so, they were pretty shocked in '12 when Romney lost, so let's hope this happens again.

Hagbardr: raerae1980: Are we that short sighted and forgetful?

Sadly, yes.


This.
 
2014-03-06 11:30:09 AM
What does the liebral lamestream media conspiracy get out of keeping people from knowing this? If anything they should be telling people to get out the vote.
 
2014-03-06 11:30:36 AM
Well gosh, if a major network won't break into reality TV coverage to broadcast wall-to-wall breathless blondes expressing such GENUINE CONCERN Y'ALL about polls showing the Democrats' chances in an election still 8 months away - a MIDTERM election, even; where the only people who care are partisans, silverhairs, and about 6 people who genuinely care - clearly that means they're in the tank for Obama because Michelle threatened to "break" them.
 
2014-03-06 11:30:43 AM
Maybe instead of wishing things away, the DNC could try some party consistency.
 
2014-03-06 11:30:55 AM

Lando Lincoln: What our country needs right now is Republicans to run things.

Nope. Still can't say that with a straight face.


Why would it be Republican, there are plenty of other parties out there that are good contenders.  Why shill to the two parties that have done nothing but damage this country and its standing in the world?
 
2014-03-06 11:31:33 AM
But the polling was done by calling Karl Rove 1000 times, so make of that what you will.
 
2014-03-06 11:31:46 AM

Headso: What does the liebral Corporatist lamestream media conspiracy get out of keeping people from knowing this? If anything they should be telling people to get out the vote.



Make sense now?
 
2014-03-06 11:32:21 AM

Tomahawk513: I sure do hope so, they were pretty shocked in '12 when Romney lost


Don't make me break out the "Sad Romney Supporters" Tumblr... That always brings a smile to my face. : )
 
2014-03-06 11:32:31 AM

raerae1980: I hope not. I really can't imagine how bad living in the US will become. Personally, I'm barely keeping my head above water as is. Are we that short sighted and forgetful?

/depressed


I can't see it becoming that bad, even if the R's take the Senate and keep the House - they won't do so with enough of a margin to override a presidential veto. The Tea Party is likely to lose a few seats, so you'll get a bunch of R's that are willing to work on getting some things done instead of shutting down the government, as long as they get the credit for it and can somehow make the D's look bad.

Of course, things would get better (for a while) if we had a 'D' majority for Obama's last two years, but that's not likely.
 
2014-03-06 11:33:15 AM

s2s2s2: Maybe instead of wishing things away, the DNC could try some party consistency.


Party consistency is what is wrong with this country. We need individuals who have good ideas and could give a fark less about their party.
 
2014-03-06 11:33:50 AM
Yea when campaigning starts in full and republicans start blaming women for getting raped, we'll see how these poll numbers hold up.
 
2014-03-06 11:34:56 AM
Oh, look, Newsbusters has sand in its vagina again.  Must be a day that ends in "y".

I don't care what the polls say now - the Republicans are not taking back the Senate.  There is entirely too much time between now and November for the teabaggers to screw it up.
 
2014-03-06 11:35:12 AM
Double derp whammy there.

Actually looking at the poll, it seems reasonably good for Democrats. Newsbusters has to spin it the other way, naturally.

Point in case from the poll results:

In Touch with People's Concerns?

Obama
48% in touch
49% out of touch

Democrats
48% in touch
48% out of touch

Republicans
28% in touch
68% out of touch

They are so out of touch they can't see it and won't admit it.
/because it is a MSM conspiracy
 
2014-03-06 11:36:10 AM

mistrmind: Lando Lincoln: What our country needs right now is Republicans to run things.

Nope. Still can't say that with a straight face.

Why would it be Republican, there are plenty of other parties out there that are good contenders.  Why shill to the two parties that have done nothing but damage this country and its standing in the world?


Yeah, no, there aren't. The Green Party has good ideas but they aren't a party capable of federal election wins. Libertarians are worse than the Tea Party. Other than them, who ya got? The farking Constitution Party?
 
2014-03-06 11:36:14 AM

mistrmind: Why would it be Republican, there are plenty of other parties out there that are good contenders.


No there aren't, its a two party system by it's nature and until we have structural changes it will remain a two party system, regardless of what the two parties are.
 
2014-03-06 11:36:16 AM
Well if that's true lets just kill the R's and the TP's. I don't know if it will help but it might make me feel better for a little bit.
 
2014-03-06 11:37:03 AM

BMFPitt: Party consistency is what is wrong with this country. We need individuals who have good ideas and could give a fark less about their party.


Sounds good. Won't work.
 
2014-03-06 11:37:24 AM
Do we expect ABC to preempt its prime-time programming to discuss midterm polling numbers?
 
2014-03-06 11:37:36 AM

Doctor Funkenstein: Doctor Funkenstein: Ha!  I got this comic (not sure what else to call it...gay fanfic maybe) at the bottom of TFA.  Those guys really, really have a very serious boner for Putin.

Let me try that again with the actual pic linked.

[i595.photobucket.com image 336x225]


That cartoon is by Steve Kelley, a nationally syndicated political cartoonist who used to be with the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He was once a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Also, it's kind of funny.
 
2014-03-06 11:37:45 AM
that was a great show, come on folks
images.sodahead.com
 
2014-03-06 11:38:13 AM

ox45tallboy: raerae1980: I hope not. I really can't imagine how bad living in the US will become. Personally, I'm barely keeping my head above water as is. Are we that short sighted and forgetful?

/depressed

I can't see it becoming that bad, even if the R's take the Senate and keep the House - they won't do so with enough of a margin to override a presidential veto. The Tea Party is likely to lose a few seats, so you'll get a bunch of R's that are willing to work on getting some things done instead of shutting down the government, as long as they get the credit for it and can somehow make the D's look bad.

Of course, things would get better (for a while) if we had a 'D' majority for Obama's last two years, but that's not likely.


What I see happening is, assuming the (R)s gain control of the Senate, they will then send every asinine bill to the President that they can all but ensuring he vetoes the hell out of him.  They then run in 2016 against a do-nothing Democratic party which "didn't accomplish much" (because of intransigence and whitewashing the administration's actual accomplishments), refuses to work across the aisle and rubber-stamp vetoes legislation presented by the other party.  Etc etc.  And the people will eat it up because they love the story of the embattled minority party regaining its former glory and almost refuse to do any research on the party, its stances or history, and will conveniently forget the atrocities committed the last time we had total (R) control of Congress & White House because god guns deficits and abortion.
 
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2014-03-06 11:38:20 AM
politics.mediapundit.net
Deal with it, fartb0ngo.
 
2014-03-06 11:38:57 AM
Sigh. It's the midterms.  Incumbent party usually loses some ground.

mistrmind: there are plenty of other parties out there that are good contenders


You're going to have to convince me of that--specifically with a definition of good contender.
 
2014-03-06 11:39:07 AM

Lando Lincoln: mistrmind: Lando Lincoln: What our country needs right now is Republicans to run things.

Nope. Still can't say that with a straight face.

Why would it be Republican, there are plenty of other parties out there that are good contenders.  Why shill to the two parties that have done nothing but damage this country and its standing in the world?

Yeah, no, there aren't. The Green Party has good ideas but they aren't a party capable of federal election wins. Libertarians are worse than the Tea Party. Other than them, who ya got? The farking Constitution Party?


So what have you done to support the green party on a National Scale? Have you donated money? Volunteered? Block walked?

biatching and moaning does nothing.
 
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2014-03-06 11:40:28 AM
Lets just wait until after CPAC before we rush to judgement...
 
2014-03-06 11:41:53 AM
The report says that the Republicans have an 8% lead overall in the 34 states where Senate seats are up for grabs. However, that doesn't factor in the Tea Party farking things up for them, which is going to happen. It also doesn't factor in the other thing the report shows, which is that people are as tired of their incumbents as they've been since the question started being asked.

Also, the people polled were 30% Democrat, 22% Republican, and 40% "Independent." And the last such survey I saw that trumpeted le triomphe Republican skewed overwhelmingly old, male, and white. For those in GOP land just joining us here in reality, that would be the same mistake that cost you 2012. And 2008.
 
2014-03-06 11:41:58 AM

mistrmind: Why would it be Republican, there are plenty of other parties out there that are good contenders. Why shill to the two parties that have done nothing but damage this country and its standing in the world?


Because they're just as, if not more, disorganized.

In order for a viable 3rd party to arise, it would have to be able to attract members from the other two. The Tea Party just splits the Republicans in half. Or it did... I have no idea what its purpose is now...
 
2014-03-06 11:42:18 AM

max_pooper: Lando Lincoln: mistrmind: Lando Lincoln: What our country needs right now is Republicans to run things.

Nope. Still can't say that with a straight face.

Why would it be Republican, there are plenty of other parties out there that are good contenders.  Why shill to the two parties that have done nothing but damage this country and its standing in the world?

Yeah, no, there aren't. The Green Party has good ideas but they aren't a party capable of federal election wins. Libertarians are worse than the Tea Party. Other than them, who ya got? The farking Constitution Party?

So what have you done to support the green party on a National Scale? Have you donated money? Volunteered? Block walked?

biatching and moaning does nothing.


I don't think that they should be on the national stage. I think that they should focus on local and state elections and then once they've won a bunch of seats there and people can see what good they can go, then they go on to the federal seats.
 
2014-03-06 11:42:59 AM
Not only did I click that link for some reason, but this thread is coated in gray. Well I guess I found the hot topic today, didn't I?

Looks like, based on those approval ratings, Obama won't be re-elected in 2014. Shame.
 
2014-03-06 11:43:01 AM
You mean a new poll that reflects very similar results as previous polls is not seen as newsworthy 8+ months before the elections? OMG!
 
2014-03-06 11:43:17 AM

keylock71: Guess we'll see soon enough...

It's quite possible I'm wrong, but I think the GOP might be in for a shock come November.


I don't see it. The Republicans is fired up over Obama and the possibility of taking the Senate. The Democrat base isn't. Independents will likely take a plague on both your houses attitude.

Expect the House Republicans to keep their heads down to avoid any controversies.

Unless we see some grade A stupidity out of the Republican candidates that makes the 2012 stuff look tame, it will be a bad year for Democrats.
 
2014-03-06 11:43:26 AM

s2s2s2: Maybe instead of wishing things away, the DNC could try some party consistency.


Oh please. The "D" in DNC stands for Democrat and you're complaining about consistency?

/ Democrat
 
2014-03-06 11:43:46 AM

s2s2s2: BMFPitt: Party consistency is what is wrong with this country. We need individuals who have good ideas and could give a fark less about their party.

Sounds good. Won't work.


Won't happen is different than won't work.
 
2014-03-06 11:43:58 AM

Lando Lincoln: mistrmind: Lando Lincoln: What our country needs right now is Republicans to run things.

Nope. Still can't say that with a straight face.

Why would it be Republican, there are plenty of other parties out there that are good contenders.  Why shill to the two parties that have done nothing but damage this country and its standing in the world?

Yeah, no, there aren't. The Green Party has good ideas but they aren't a party capable of federal election wins. Libertarians are worse than the Tea Party. Other than them, who ya got? The farking Constitution Party?


Back then no federal election wins.  Today may be a different story.  Look at the Tea Party.   They're gaining momentum.
 
2014-03-06 11:45:50 AM

Triple Oak: Not only did I click that link for some reason, but this thread is coated in gray. Well I guess I found the hot topic today, didn't I?

Looks like, based on those approval ratings, Obama won't be re-elected in 2014. Shame.


Oh, I get it. Obama can't run again, much less in a non-presidential election year. Copyright that precious bit of witticism.

You might want to try the Tea Party thread, probably not much offensive gray there to sting your sensitive eyes.
 
2014-03-06 11:46:06 AM

keylock71: Guess we'll see soon enough...

It's quite possible I'm wrong, but I think the GOP might be in for a shock come November.


I think you are being rather optimistic. Dems are going to get clobbered and will be lucky to retain the senate. In a practical/legislative sense, it won't really matter though. The landscape, especially in the Senate, is much more favorable for the Dems in 2016 and, being a presidential election, that will be the year the GOP will really take it on the chin. I expect the Dems to retake the House in 2016 and possibly a 60-seat super-majority in the Senate.

/It's quite possible I'm wrong as well.
 
2014-03-06 11:46:25 AM

ikanreed: Hagbardr: raerae1980: Are we that short sighted and forgetful?

Sadly, yes.

And really farking stupid.  We have a huge swath of people who are creationist for god's sake.  Stupidity is endemic.


I'm starting to believe that the only reason they are is because "liberals" are not creationists and they don't want to risk being considered godless liberals.

Stupid politicization of science.
 
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2014-03-06 11:46:28 AM

Incontinental_Drift: s2s2s2: Maybe instead of wishing things away, the DNC could try some party consistency.

Oh please. The "D" in DNC stands for Democrat and you're complaining about consistency?

/ Democrat


"Democratic", actually.
Republicans often refer to the "democrat party".
It is an intentional slur.
 
2014-03-06 11:47:02 AM

mistrmind: Back then no federal election wins.  Today may be a different story.  Look at the Tea Party.   They're gaining momentum.


Are you implying you think the "Tea Party" will officially split from the GOP and form a seperate political party? If you think that, I got a bridge I'd like to sell you.
 
2014-03-06 11:48:16 AM

ox45tallboy: raerae1980: I hope not. I really can't imagine how bad living in the US will become. Personally, I'm barely keeping my head above water as is. Are we that short sighted and forgetful?

/depressed

I can't see it becoming that bad, even if the R's take the Senate and keep the House - they won't do so with enough of a margin to override a presidential veto. The Tea Party is likely to lose a few seats, so you'll get a bunch of R's that are willing to work on getting some things done instead of shutting down the government, as long as they get the credit for it and can somehow make the D's look bad.

Of course, things would get better (for a while) if we had a 'D' majority for Obama's last two years, but that's not likely.


The problem isn't a Republican Congress from 2014-2016. The problem is that, should the GOP win the White House in 2016 (and at this point, there's a 50/50 chance this'll happen), they'll almost certainly maintain that Senate majority. You want a frightening picture? Think of what a fully Republican Congress with a Republican White House will do if they got the chance. Entirely aside from the monstrously regressive legislative agenda ALEC will craft for them, there is an excellent chance the next President will get to replace two or three of the non-conservative Supreme Court justices (Kennedy, Breyer, and Ginsburg are all over 70); the replacement of any one of those three moves the court from a 4-4-1 split to 5-4 conservative, with the potential to swing it all the way to 7-2 and lock in a majority conservative Supreme Court for the next 25-30 years.

Democrats absolutely cannot afford to get complacent about a possible GOP takeover of the Senate in 2014 or the 2016 presidential election. The stakes are far too high.
 
2014-03-06 11:48:18 AM

Lando Lincoln: What our country needs right now is Republicans to run things.

Nope. Still can't say that with a straight face.


Imma gonna get mah nephew, mah two nieces, mah two sons, and mah younger brother to go and fight in the next 10 year Republican oil war!!1!

Me? Imma gonna buy Halliburton, British Petroleum, Colt Industries and Pizza Hut stocks. And Imma shortin' anything French!
 
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