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Old 11-01-2010, 09:23 PM   #46
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I've been checking in with Fox News today.

Brit Hume said GOP will pick up 60+ seats in the House

Dick Morris just said GOP will set a record with 60 - 80 seats
and more than likely beat the record of the 74 seat gain set in 1922.
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:35 PM   #47
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In Texas, I'm sure Rick Perry will win. Go figure.
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Agreeing with deep here.

When Republicans and Democrats have legislated out third party candidates' chances, there really is such a thing as a wasted vote.

I wonder if we'll ever see decent campaign finance reform in the States. Probably not, considering Washington runs on special interests.
agreed. i really think a country as large and diverse as america could benefit from mmp, but that's for another thread.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:50 AM   #49
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We've got 5 districts set up in our state. Generally it seems we're split down the middle-the eastern half tends to be the more liberal part of the state, and the western half is more conservative. Those smack dab in the center kinda bend one way or the other (my town generally being more left-leaning. Same with Des Moines). And as I understand it, that's typically how it goes most of the time. (I remember learning about the redistricting of states like California in school. Yikes. Thankful I'm not a politician who has to mess with that setup).

It sounds like I'm hearing more and more that a lot of Iowans want to vote out the three judges up for retention, which is rather depressing . But our Democratic candidates seem to be getting a good deal of support, so it could be a strange mix tomorrow.

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I've been checking in with Fox News today.

Brit Hume said GOP will pick up 60+ seats in the House

Dick Morris just said GOP will set a record with 60 - 80 seats
and more than likely beat the record of the 74 seat gain set in 1922.
Not even close to being likely to happen, but I've been wondering on occasion just what it would be like if all the confidence and predictions about a GOP sweep tomorrow turned out to be wrong. At the very least I'm really looking forward to seeing just how well the Tea Party candidates do, and how their winning or losing will affect the Republican Party's choice to embrace or distance themselves from the group.

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I now am prepared to heartily and enthusiastically endorse

Dick Strong

for Minneapolis Soil and Water Conservation District 4 Supervisor

He will be a Strong, Dick in our dirt and water.



(-real candidate though. Not everything has to be serious today.)
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What is it with people whose names refer to genitalia getting into politics, seriously?

Interesting article from Yahoo! News, with something for Republicans to consider:

2010: a campaign year driven by conflicted emotions | The Upshot Yahoo! News

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Republicans are sure to benefit from this widespread voter dissatisfaction -- but the party shouldn't take much comfort from tonight's election results. Unlike previous "wave" elections, polls show voters aren't any happier with Republicans than they are with Democrats. Just 34 percent of likely voters have a "favorable" view of the GOP, compared with 39 percent for Democrats, according to the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.
Just got back from voting, by the way . Yay!

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Old 11-02-2010, 07:13 PM   #52
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Bow down to Aqua Buddha ( or get your haid stomped!)



its official, we have our first tea party Senator - Paul Rand


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39962482...010/?GT1=43001
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Oh, goody... That's not very comforting news.

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Old 11-02-2010, 07:20 PM   #54
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Your pro human rights Judges could be in trouble


An older, more conservative electorate
Exit poll data shows big changes from 2008
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I don't understand people. Two years ago, they wanted the government to do more, now they've done too much? How does that work?

And if that many people think we're on "the wrong track", please, enlighten me, what do we have to do to get on the right track? I keep hearing we're on the wrong path, but I never really hear WHY, or how to fix it. So I'm curious.

Boo to young people not showing up much, either . But then again, there hasn't been a hell of a lot of attention paid to the issues that concerned them this year like there was in '08, so that's probably why. Still, though, that's sad to hear.

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honestly, how can we not have this in washington?

come on connecticut... do the right thing!
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tea party Senator no 2




Florida Senator Rubio wins easily.
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Begin rooting for the coming Republican Party cataclysm when the Tea Party realizes the big boys' party will not be pursuing their values doggedly with their majority in power.
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CNN has declared that the GOP has won control of the House of Representatives, that means they will pick up 39 + seats


Fox News has projected the GOP will pick up 60 seats.

The polls have not even closed on the West Coast
we have over 2 1/2 hours to go.
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The Tea Party will be co-opted by the establishment.
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