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MinneapolisMatt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:07 AM
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I *still* think we are going to keep both the House and Senate.
With all of this non-cell phone polling, gigantic Obama rallies, Stewart/Colbert this weekend, and the faux enthusiasm gap -vs- the complete and utter over-exposure of the tea baggers (as opposed to reality), I think we're in for a pleasant surprise.

The media and pollsters - not so much! GOTV! WE WILL DO THIS!
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:09 AM
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1. From your keyboard to God's eyes. nt
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:11 AM
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3. +1000
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:11 AM
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2. No Doubt!
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AndrewP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:14 AM
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4. I feel good about the Senate
Not so good about the House.

Hope I'm wrong there.
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EnlightenedOne Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:16 AM
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5. Me Too.
I think all this tea bag party crap is all just media contrived. The usual 20% looneys will vote that way, the same 20% that still loved Bush and thought God placed him in the White House, and the same 20% that believe Sarah Palin could be president.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:17 AM
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6. Me too...
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:19 AM
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7. Everybody vote as EARLY as you can, especially on the East coast...
Edited on Fri Oct-29-10 09:19 AM by cascadiance
There is a such thing as herd mentality, which the corporate media is trying to plant in to us with these polls, etc.

But if the numbers start coming out on election day for the pre-election votes (absentee ballots, etc.) out east and they show a heavy Democratic swing (because we're well represented in those votes compared to the past where we haven't been), it might persuade the herd west of these states to vote Dem...
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:19 AM
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8. I do too.
I think the big shocker of the election will be ALASKA having TWO DEMOCRATIC senators!

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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:23 AM
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9. I hope you are right, all evidence points otherwise /nt
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EnlightenedOne Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:24 AM
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10. Excellent article
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20101027/EDIT02/1028...

Snip:

The bad news is that it is less an independent voice for political reform than an appendage of the Republican Party, to which it has attached itself like barnacles to the bottom of a rusting ship. The tea party is the GOP's life raft.

Don't be fooled by the political gains Republicans are expected to make in the midterm elections. The GOP is on the critical list. The wins it will score, possibly enough to give it control of the House of Representatives, will be short-lived. They are the dying gasp of a political party that has become too intolerant and too white in a nation whose population soon will be dominated by Hispanics, blacks and Asians.

Today's Republican Party looks - and sometimes acts - more like the National Party that foisted apartheid on South Africa back in 1948, than the GOP that won 32 percent of the black vote in the 1960 presidential election.

It is the nation's deep-seated economic problems that have given life to the tea party movement, which in turn has removed the "do not resuscitate" sign from the Republican Party.

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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:28 AM
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11. The MSM and the republicans are trying their damnedest to
stampede people into staying home. And who believes that, since the polling companies are ALL republican corporate owned that they would give us a correct sampling of the country anyway.

And I don't believe that these polling companies with all their spewing can predict by calling, or so they say, 700 people who the rest of the state or county will vote.

The are not saying the republicans will sweep up to 75 or more seats. Do any of you believe that there are that many people in this country that don't know what the republicans have done, will do if they are voted in? Yes they do and they won't let them.
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RiverStone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:29 AM
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12. The best thing we can do now is get out the vote!
I like the way you think and I'd be thrilled if we were even a little bit surprised Tuesday. The bummer is there are quite a few Dems and Indies that are choosing to sit this one out --- it's those lazy, angry, or disengaged undecideds that we need to track down and politely convince to get their ass into the voting booth (or mail in ballot).
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:30 AM
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13. It's the media dammit.
We know this! The current M$M has never told the whole story when it comes to politics, the Reich learned early on that the pen and sword combined are mightier that goodwill, truth and justice. Some are saying, the media and polls are biased so when the repugs rig/steal the election, no one will be surprised or suspicious. CNBC repeatedly reassured investors, not in so many words mind you, that a republican win was already priced into the stock market. This was repeated by the usual suspects, Cramer, Kudlow, Erin and guests. With that they emphasized certain sectors which will do well, blatantly, then Erin gave a short and small addendum of which companies would benefit if the Democrats held the house, but it was tiny and easily glossed over.
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Cognitive_Resonance Donating Member (733 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:31 AM
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14. Agree. GOTV! nt
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AC_Mem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:47 AM
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15. I've been saying that all along
I think we are going to keep both House and Senate.

And if we do, I will sit back and watch the GOP heads explode with a little smile on my face...

:)
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TwentyFive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:49 AM
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16. My family voted. EARLY VOTED! All Democratic here in FL.
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catbyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:54 AM
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17. Yeah, but didn't you all vote Repubican?!?
That's what Mrs. Greenspan suggested on MSNBC this morning. Corporate stooge.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:58 AM
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18. Me too.
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:59 AM
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19. K&R.....We will do it...
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 10:01 AM
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20. I think we'll be the legitimate winners, but their massive wurlitzer op makes me think
they've got their same old shenanigans in process, with new lessons learned from their past efforts.
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 10:19 AM
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21. I don't know you, MinneapolisMatt, but I love your optimism
I'm doing the old "planning for the worse, hoping for the best".
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daa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 02:10 PM
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22. I am with you nt
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