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(Politico)   The Democrats failing to win a special election in Florida, for a seat that they haven't held in 21 years, is absolute, unabashed, unbiased proof that they are totally and irrevocably screwed in 2014. Book it. Done   (politico.com) divider line 31
    More: Dumbass, Democrats, florida, special election, obamacare, seats, House Republican Conference, political climate  
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2014-03-13 08:23:10 AM
...according to the unskewed statisticals.
 
2014-03-13 08:24:43 AM
Subby studied it out I see.
 
2014-03-13 08:26:03 AM
I generally agree with the sarcasm, but then I really didn't think America was stupid enough to do what they did in 2010 either.
 
2014-03-13 08:26:45 AM
Blaming Obamacare for Sink's loss is like blaming cowardice for Kerry's loss.

The "big lie" technique has been proven effective; news media should be working to counteract that instead of reinforcing it.
 
2014-03-13 08:28:09 AM
It took two clowns to write this crap?
 
2014-03-13 08:30:03 AM

Wooly Bully: Blaming Obamacare for Sink's loss is like blaming cowardice for Kerry's loss.

The "big lie" technique has been proven effective; news media should be working to counteract that instead of reinforcing it.


The "big lie" technique is keeping US national elections competitive, and thus the news media are happy to help it any chance they can to get those cheap and easy hours of political horse race stories in for months at a time.
 
2014-03-13 08:32:03 AM
Isn't this a repeat?

Isn't this a repeat?
 
2014-03-13 08:33:47 AM

xria: The "big lie" technique is keeping US national elections competitive, and thus the news media are happy to help it any chance they can to get those cheap and easy hours of political horse race stories in for months at a time.


Exactly. Those whores.

/ actually I owe whores an apology, some whores are nice people
 
2014-03-13 08:38:23 AM
FTFA: ...the Democratic Party is heading into an already tough election year divided - instead of united - on the very issue Republicans plan to make central to their campaigns.

Romney tried winning against Obama using the ACA as the central issue of his campaign, and that was before anyone had even signed up for it. Even if enrollment slows down (which is certainly possible after the March 31 penalty deadline), we're still looking at going into November telling the same story to more and more people who are experiencing the not world ending effect and might be less inclined to support the people screaming about repealing it. It could get very bad for Republican candidates if word gets out that the world hasn't come to an end because of Obamacare.
 
2014-03-13 08:39:14 AM
Is it just me, or does Politico get derpier with each day?
 
2014-03-13 08:39:33 AM

Lackofname: Isn't this a repeat?

Isn't this a repeat?


 Not just a  repeat, but also a very similliar douchey headline:

"The Florida special election results are in, and it looks like Obamacare is doomed. Book it, done "
 
2014-03-13 08:41:05 AM

xria: The "big lie" technique is keeping US national elections competitive, and thus the news media are happy to help it any chance they can to get those cheap and easy hours of political horse race stories in for months at a time.


AND THEY'RE OFF!

/Pretty soon I expect Politico to start covering comptroller races and utilities board elections.
 
2014-03-13 08:41:23 AM

grumpfuff: Is it just me, or does Politico get derpier with each day?


Politico has always been a rag.
 
2014-03-13 08:42:03 AM

grumpfuff: Is it just me, or does Politico get derpier with each day?


Politico shifted into full concern trolling back in 2012.
 
2014-03-13 08:43:40 AM

verbaltoxin: grumpfuff: Is it just me, or does Politico get derpier with each day?

Politico shifted into full concern trolling back in 201207.

 
2014-03-13 08:44:09 AM
God! Politico has become  such a piece of Right Wing garbage.  The comments are about as rabid/clueless right wing frothy rich santorum as anything out there. Congrats Politico and your masters, the GOP. You pretty much screwed yourself out of all credibility.

Try stop hitting yourself in the head so hard, so often.
 
2014-03-13 08:54:54 AM
The talking heads on MSNBC were having a cow this morning talking about how this was an omen that the democrats were going to lies the senate.
 
2014-03-13 09:03:21 AM
Exactly subs.

But you forgot to mention the the pro Obamacare candidate had her ass handed to her in a traditionally Republican district by almost 3500 votes! And that was by a nobody whose only notoriety is being a protege of the guy who held that seat for 40 years!

Clearly a devastating blow, a harbinger of doom, a beacon of defeat, a deathpanel for the future of Obamacare.

/I think I just ran out of sarcasm. Now I have to be serious all day. Dammit!
 
2014-03-13 09:26:25 AM
". . . the real fight in November is in the Senate races, and you know what's less Democrat-friendly territory than this R+1 swing district? The states of West Virginia (R+13), North Carolina (R+3), Louisiana (R+12), South Dakota (R+10), Alaska (R+12). Arkansas (R+14) and Montana (R+7)."

"Those are all currently Democrat-held seats. And there are seven of them."


Meh, It might be interesting.
 
2014-03-13 09:41:58 AM
I go back and forth on what kind of derp to expect from the GOP.  I really don't expect them to put up any kind of intelligent debate.  I really DO expect full-bore derp.  The "47%/deathpanels/legitimaterape/bindersofwomen" kind of derp that the GOP has so lovingly crafted for the idiots of society.

What I'm not sure of is how the D's will respond.  If they "play it cool" like Obama largely did, I expect a reasonably wide D margin. If they fight back and go on the offensive, the far left will be more satisfied, and happier with them, but I think the margin of win would be narrower.

I'm not sure.  Being the adults in the room has worked at least reasonably well for them lately...
 
2014-03-13 09:49:03 AM

A Cave Geek: I go back and forth on what kind of derp to expect from the GOP.  I really don't expect them to put up any kind of intelligent debate.  I really DO expect full-bore derp.  The "47%/deathpanels/legitimaterape/bindersofwomen" kind of derp that the GOP has so lovingly crafted for the idiots of society.

What I'm not sure of is how the D's will respond.  If they "play it cool" like Obama largely did, I expect a reasonably wide D margin. If they fight back and go on the offensive, the far left will be more satisfied, and happier with them, but I think the margin of win would be narrower.

I'm not sure.  Being the adults in the room has worked at least reasonably well for them lately...


It's the turnout thing. Republican voters are fired up and see this as an opportunity to put one in the Democrats' eye. Democratic voters aren't fired up, and while being the adults in the room is good governance, it doesn't really energize anyone.

The general inability of Democratic voters to support their candidates and policies through more than one election is extraordinarily frustrating.
 
2014-03-13 09:56:09 AM
I am blessed to have a few frothing hard right wingers on my FB friends list, so I get a rather amusing look into the mindset present over there.

They are of the belief that their ace cards for 2014 are Obamacare, the IRS scandal and Benghazi.

Seriously...
 
2014-03-13 10:00:50 AM
Didn't some guy named Pete win that election?
 
2014-03-13 10:01:44 AM
Kind of like the snow here in Boston means there's no such thing as global warming, or the rain "here" proving there's no drought "there."

/Wildfires?
//I've NEVER seen a tree catch fire.
///slashies
 
2014-03-13 10:09:56 AM
1-media-cdn.foolz.us
 
2014-03-13 10:49:23 AM
Isn't that district like 55-60% R, and they only won by 2% and didn't even get 50%?

And that is bad for Democrats?
 
2014-03-13 11:04:50 AM

Witty_Retort: Isn't that district like 55-60% R, and they only won by 2% and didn't even get 50%?

And that is bad for Democrats?


When you are in your fifth year of sniveling, whining, petulant butt hurt because your team lost TWICE to a Kenyan, Alinsky loving, Marxist, Socialist, Nazi, "word-that-starts-with-N-and-rhymes-with-bigger" you cling desperately to any crumb of hope you can get your psychotic, deranged little hands on.
 
2014-03-13 11:21:18 AM
Well, when you consider Alex Sink couldn't run a decent campaign against Rick Scott of all people, and furthermore didn't even live in the district she was running for, there you have it.

/Didn't live in the district until 2013, at any rate... she lived in Thonotosassa. Jolly on the other hand was born in Dunedin and lives in Indian Shores
 
2014-03-13 12:03:19 PM

Witty_Retort: Isn't that district like 55-60% R, and they only won by 2% and didn't even get 50%?

And that is bad for Democrats?


And the Democrats ran the same candidate that couldn't beat the horribly unpopular Medicare-fraudster who's currently governor.

/Though I suppose that could be bad for the Dems. Don't run stupid candidates, Democrats.
 
2014-03-13 02:14:40 PM
Are we greenlighting repeats for pageviews now? sweet... I'm gonna submit some stuff showing how against the war in Iraq I am.
 
2014-03-13 04:26:40 PM
As someone pointed out in the other thread:
Not only has the Republicans held this seat for decades, in the last four elections they won by by 14-19 point margins.

This election, they one with less than 49 percent of the vote.  Around one point higher them the Democrat.

And THIS is what people are trying to spin into a massive Republican victory?
 
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