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|by Anonymous||reply 525||11/06/2018|
Taking the House is essential. Taking the Senate would be fabulous. So much can still happen between now and the election.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/11/2018|
You know the old adage, 24 hours is a lifetime in American politics.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/11/2018|
I think the Rethuglicans are pretty freaked out. They are so desperate to claim that any idea of losing the Senate is just impossible! Can't happen! Won't happen! Ever!
Methinks they dost protest too much. They can still lose it all.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/11/2018|
Senate is impossible.
House is a toss up. The competitive races are now statistically tied.
A break one way is decisive.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/11/2018|
Losing a (D) Senate seat is more probable at this juncture.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/11/2018|
Do not give up working. A lot can happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/11/2018|
If Dems can’t take the House, we’re lost for 2 more years. Trump and the Rethugs will be emboldened and even more aggressive.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/11/2018|
Meanwhile several states are manipulating their voter rolls and rules to cut into the Dem vote.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/11/2018|
[quote]House is a toss up. The competitive races are now statistically tied.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/11/2018|
That's what has me terrified about the Senate. Virtually everyone assumes Heitkamp is a goner at this point, meaning that even if Dems pick up NV and AZ we're still only at 50 (Although even fifty ain't so bad, we may be able to sway a GOP senator here or there). But if there is even a relatively small GOP wave in red states, we could lose Heitkamp, McCaskill, Tester, Donnelly and Manchin even while winning the House by romping in Clinton states and districts. Hell, in Florida the hurricane may just give Scott that tiny little push he needs to take out Nelson.
I know that's a worst case scenario (well a worst case would be failing to pick up the House, which would be a blow-your-brains-out scenario). But still, I guess I'd like to prepare for the worst even while hoping for the best.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/11/2018|
People like Kemp went to Russia and studied voter manipulation. Remember the shit he pulled with Jones? If you can, volunteer to drive ppl to the polls, deliver water, pay someone's voter ID.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/11/2018|
Trump raised taxes on businesses and increased spending. Two things the American people don’t like. This should be a central theme of the Democrats. The angry Carrier employees who voted Trump and lost their jobs should be played on a loop in every state. Add the 24,000 Ford layoffs, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/12/2018|
Are you guys fucking crazy? Why would you listen to right wing assholes tell you that the Senate is gone? The Senate is nowhere near gone. Heitkamp is not gone. Beto is probably going to beat Cruz. Manchin and McCaskill will probably win. All this gloom and doom is just RAPEpublican bullshit, trying to keep the drunken rapist judge bounce going for a few weeks.
We took ALABAMA for fuck's sake. Call Roy Moore whatever you want, he had Trump and he had the backing of the Republican Party and it was in ALABAMA.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/12/2018|
The angry Kavanaugh bumps are already Deplorable. The polls say it’s the Democrats that are energized.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/12/2018|
[quote]Beto is probably going to beat Cruz
God love you for your enthusiasm, r13. If you turn out to be right considering that Beto hasn't led in a single poll, then you should post your lottery picks immediately. You're probably right about Manchin, and ironically enough it was likely his Kavanaugh vote that ended up saving him.
Actually several important Republicans refused to endorse Roy Moore. Even fellow scumbag Trump only gave him a very grudging endorsement (and heavily endorsed his primary rival).
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/12/2018|
Sheldon Adelson giving an additional $25 million -- and possibly more -- to shore up Republican efforts to hold the House and Senate. This is on top of the $55 million he gave earlier this year.
The news comes one day after it was revealed that Trump had personally pressured the Japanese prime minister to approve Adelson’s proposed casino project in Tokyo, a startling breach of diplomatic norms.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/12/2018|
Although this thread is about the Senate, has anybody else wasted time playing with the House election simulator? It's fun to run simulations and fantasize about Election Night really being like that, although it's still based on ratings from various pollsters and so could be completely wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/12/2018|
How is shit like this not illegal?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/12/2018|
[quote]How is shit like this not illegal?
Because we have a mob boss instead of a president
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/12/2018|
Two young Arizona Republicans tried to make a donation to a Democratic congressman as members of the Communist party in an apparent attempt to tie him to the far left.
Two men who called themselves Jose Rosales and Ahmahd Sadia walked into the campaign office of first-term Democrat Tom O’Halleran with $39.68 and an urgent desire for the Northern Arizona University Communist party to be given a receipt for the donation.
It turns out that both men work for the Arizona Republican party and were following the lead of famed dirty trickster Roger Stone, who pulled a similar stunt on behalf of Richard Nixon in 1972,
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/12/2018|
Republicans Are Disenfranchising Thousands of Minority Voters Ahead of Next Month's Midterm Elections
Indiana: Has canceled the registrations of 469,000 voters, equivalent to a little over 10% of the registered voters in Indiana’s 2014 midterms.
Georgia: Republican Brian Kemp, ,the current Georgia Secretary of State who is now running for Governor, has put 53,000 registrations "on hold." Georgia’s population is 32% black, but the list of voter registrations on hold is nearly 70% black. No doubt it is merely a coincidence that Kemp's Democratic opponent for the governorship is a black woman.
Florida: Of the 30,196 applications for voting rights restoration [Florida governor Rick Scott has] received since taking office in January 2011, he's approved only 3,005, or just under 10 percent.
North Dakota: Republicans are stripping thousands of Native Americans of the right to vote, all because of a loophole made through America’s historical abuse of these American citizens.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/12/2018|
Well we don’t have the Courts to stop it. We were warned in 2016
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/12/2018|
The hope is that the polls exclude the part of the electorate that is most energized by anti-Trump/Republican sentiment -- younger voters, people of color, etc. The science of polling favors older, Republican leaning voters. It is hard to capture infrequent or first-time voters in polling -- or to conduct a poll with cell phone users, who rarely consent to polling.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/12/2018|
At least we will have the House.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/12/2018|
R25, dont presume anything. That’s partly why we lost in 2016
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/12/2018|
Democrats could take the Senate if they ran and hard and aggressive national campaign outlining the Republican plans to trash Social Security, Medicare and ballooning deficits.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/12/2018|
I agree 100%, R26! We must continue to work hard, as if our lives depended upon the outcome, to the very last second!
[quote]Democrats could take the Senate if they ran and hard and aggressive national campaign outlining the Republican plans to trash Social Security, Medicare and ballooning deficits.
BINGO! Where are the ads? Where is Tom Perez and others? Nancy Pelosi is doing the right thing by laying low.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/12/2018|
Dems have great candidates for the Senate, but they are running in states like Texas and Tennnesse r27
This map is horrible for the Dems, there is no way around it.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/12/2018|
[quote]This map is horrible for the Dems, there is no way around it.
(sing with me)
"We shall overcome. We shall overcome..."
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/12/2018|
Beto O'Rourke smashes record, raises $38.1 million in three months. It's the most ever raised in a quarter by a US Senate campaign.
The O'Rourke campaign, which has rejected PAC money, announced that the $38.1 million haul was "powered by 802,836 individual contributions," and said that the "majority of the fundraising c[ame] from Texas."
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/12/2018|
If we manage to flip the House that itself a a huge win that will completely change the dynamic in Washington. That possible achievement shouldn't be shrugged off.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/12/2018|
I WANT THE SENATE TOO, R32!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/12/2018|
Yes, we heard you the first time dear r33. Do you have anything constructive to add to the discussion...?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/12/2018|
Taking the Senate has to be viewed like the Republican takeover of the Senate, the House and State Legislatures; as long as we make progress, it will have to be a multi election process.
We need to get rid of the Electoral College.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/12/2018|
That ain’t happening
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/12/2018|
Yes R35. How do we get rid of the EC?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/12/2018|
1. He's behind in the polls. By like 7-10 points. 2. Big fundraising for Democratic candidates in Texas does not = wins (see Wendy Davis) 3. The fundamentals in the state still favor Republicans
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/12/2018|
A Constitutional Amendment could very well happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/12/2018|
[quote]Yes, we heard you the first time dear [R33]. Do you have anything constructive to add to the discussion...?
I WANT THE SENATE TOO!!!!
Stay focused. Work harder. Believe and know that it can be done.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/12/2018|
How? Small states would never vote to decrease their power. Think
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/12/2018|
Really, we should change the numbers of Senators per state too. It is ridiculous for WY and CA to have 2 Senators each.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/12/2018|
Elect the best gentleman callers!
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/12/2018|
We need UN observers for the election.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/12/2018|
r41, if the only way to change is through Constitutional Amendment, then that is the process. 2/3 of the states needed. I think that the smaller states will fall in line if they have Democratic legislatures. Like the future DC and PR. They know getting rid of the EC will AMPLIFY their vote.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/12/2018|
[quote]We need UN observers for the election.
HA! GOOD POINT!!!!
And, that's an angle to attack Republicans!. THEY CHEAT! Lots of evidence to support that too. They want to go with this "mob" nonsense then everyone should start calling them out for exactly what they are!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/12/2018|
I have one Democratic Senator and he is getting old, he should have stepped aside but he didn't...I think his longtime service might hinder his re election.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/12/2018|
[Quote]Two young Arizona Republicans tried to make a donation to a Democratic congressman as members of the Communist party in an apparent attempt to tie him to the far left.
What do you mean with the words [Italic]far left[/Italic]?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/12/2018|
Beto pulls ahead.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/12/2018|
In Arizona, the Far Left is the Richard Nixon Wing of the Arizona Democratic Party.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/12/2018|
Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana should be one state. There are more bison than people in Wyoming.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/12/2018|
[quote]Beto pulls ahead.
You see? It's going to go back and forth like this all the way up until election day. BUT, Craig Melman (MSNBC) just reported that the right is working feverishly to stop the Democrat momentum. This isn't the Russians. These people are the REPUBLICANS! They're all over the internet disseminating rumors and false stories.
Stay strong! Remain focused! We can do this! YES WE CAN!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/12/2018|
R40 I agree. Canvass tomorrow if you can. Ignore the polls, do the work.
Btw, I checked probably a year ago about un observers for polling, at that time, Russians headed to committee (or whatever it's called, I forget). No one will magically save us. Do the work and vote.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/12/2018|
^polling= voting. UN voting observers
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/12/2018|
The NATIONAL media spotlight has to be focused , floodlights in fact on the voter suppression and corruption happening in Georgia, Florida, Indiana and North Dakota. They have to be embarrassed and pressured into doing the right thing, or at least backing away from this crap. We can make it happen, but not without national media attention. There has to be injunctive relief or lawsuits or public outrage clearly expressed all with the eyes of the nation. And you know what else? ECONOMIC SANCTIONS. Yes. The same way we impose sanctions on Russia or China or turkey or WTF ever, we need to pressure corporate investors, the business community, into stepping up. For example, there were rumors of Amazon looking at Georgia. So maybe some of this people can step forward and nisist Kemp do right. Georgia prides itself on it's economic development. But if some of the business investors started telling them to stop being so damned backward they'd listen. It's not only the masses we need to focus on, but the $$$ people.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||10/12/2018|
Everyone should get out to vote and I hope they do HOWEVER it will not matter one bit.
Our country is lost. The Supreme Court and Trump will finish the destruction.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||10/12/2018|
[quote]God love you for your enthusiasm, [R13]. If you turn out to be right considering that Beto hasn't led in a single poll
Actually, he's led in three, including a new one today. He's still long odds, of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/12/2018|
[quote]House is a toss up. The competitive races are now statistically tied.
Out of curiosity, why do you think lying so blatantly is a good tactic?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||10/12/2018|
These people are nuts...
Now the right is claiming Hurricane Michael was created by Democrats to revenge Kavanaugh
Mark Taylor @patton6966 @patton6966
I warned weeks ago that there would all kinds of attacks to disrupt the elections. No coincidence this monster storm is hitting the most conservative area of Florida. Never in history has been a Cat 4 in the month of Oct. 100 year storm. All the southeast affected. Pray! ...- 5:44 AM - 10 Oct 2018
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/12/2018|
So Democrats can create Hurricanes?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||10/12/2018|
There were some responses to that tweet or a prior one that claimed that there was some sort of top secret military project that could create such weather. I guess they're thinking this supposed Deep State is using this technology.
What I don't get is why they think this supposed Deep State is Democratic? The FBI, military organizations, and security organizations, tend to be Republican.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/12/2018|
Here in Arizona my ballot arrived today. In Maricopa County the election seems to mostly take place with early voting.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/12/2018|
In case your friends or family have questions about voting
|by Anonymous||reply 63||10/12/2018|
Marsha Blackburn, the Republican candidate, leads NYT poll by 14 %
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/12/2018|
MMPH... I just refuse to believe that, R64. She might be leading but not by 14. I see that the only one reporting that number is FOX
|by Anonymous||reply 65||10/12/2018|
The NYTimes/Siena poll surveys Tennessee and finds Republican Marsha Blackburn ahead of Democrat Phil Bredesen, 54 percent to 40 percent. You know what’s going to be epic? When Taylor Swift debuts her song about breaking up with Bredesen.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||10/12/2018|
R65. that poll is from NYT, not from FOX.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||10/12/2018|
FOX is the only one reporting the poll, R67. I couldn't care less if the poll was from St Peter. I'm not buying it.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/12/2018|
Breedsen is Kavanaugh casualty
|by Anonymous||reply 69||10/12/2018|
Add to the list of issues the Democrats can campaign on... the Republicans are trying to do away with the ban on insurance companies to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/12/2018|
Hate to be a downer, r49, but did you or anyone else actually READ that link? That poll showing Beto ahead by two is from SEPTEMBER 19TH. I don't know why that GOP woman retweeted it. Virtually every poll since Kavanaugh has shown Beto behind and losing ground. He could still win - maybe the youth will actually turn out, and maybe the polls showing Hispanic voters evenly split are wrong. I just wouldn't put any money on it.
I'm the only person in my circle who hasn't gotten my ballot yet, r62. Fuckers better not have lost it in the mail.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||10/12/2018|
[quote]MMPH... I just refuse to believe that, [R64]. She might be leading but not by 14. I see that the only one reporting that number is FOX.
You're right to be skeptical but not because the only reporting it is Fox. They had nothing to do with the poll. The NYT's polling this year, particularly in a few key Senate contests is way outside the norm. Now maybe they're right and everyone else is wrong but, right now, anyway, absent some additional confirmation from another pollster, I don't think much of their polling.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/12/2018|
Thanks, R71. I'm ashamed to say that I looked at the date on the tweet and not at the date on the link, so I got burned by this.
Yes, that was one of two polls in early to mid September that showed Beto ahead. All of the rest of them are showing Cruz leading, although the NYT is still something of an outlier here on the margin of victory.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||10/12/2018|
30 seats are really competitive. The Dems need to get at least 11 of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||10/12/2018|
The Democrats need 23 seats to take back the House. Three seats to take the Senate. That assumes they hold what they have in both houses and add to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||10/12/2018|
Something is wrong;
"Ted Cruz challenges Beto O’Rourke to CNN debate, bristles at media ‘puff pieces’" (just dropped an hour ago)
"Beto O'Rourke raised $38.1 million in last three months, smashing all records in bid to oust Ted Cruz"
"Beto O'Rourke's War Chest Bothers Some Democrats as He Struggles ..." (I SWEAR democrats can't get out of their own way! Instead of asking if they can help they're worried about the money)
|by Anonymous||reply 76||10/12/2018|
RE; Marsha Blackburn
It looks as if only the conservative entertainment media is reporting the 14 point lead. I say that someone at the NYT was bought off.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||10/12/2018|
[quote]But if there is even a relatively small GOP wave in red states, we could lose Heitkamp, McCaskill, Tester, Donnelly and Manchin even while winning the House by romping in Clinton states and districts. Hell, in Florida the hurricane may just give Scott that tiny little push he needs to take out Nelson.
Heitkamp is certainly in danger of losing, but most of the other Democratic Senators you mention are either in solid shape or still have an even shot.
Manchin has led in every poll I've seen this year -- he's never been in real danger, and forecasters give him very good odds.
After Manchin, the red state Senator with the next best chance is Tester. He has led the polls all year and hasn't been seriously threatened yet.
Donnelly's lead has possibly narrowed a bit this month, but he still is narrowly favored over his Republican challenger.
McCaskill is in a Toss Up with Hawley, but she appears to still have a shot.
As for Nelson, it's hard to say what effect the hurricane in Florida will have on the polls -- we'll have to take a look over the next week.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||10/12/2018|
Harry Enten's new analysis.
Looking bad for the Democrats in the Senate, but some positive signs for the Dems in the Midwest pointing towards 2020:
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/13/2018|
Lord only knows why you carry water for those right-wing cunts, R15, but never mind. Here, although they've tried to hide it for ages, is a partial list of the endorsements for Roy Moore. Not too many Rethuglicans are missing.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/13/2018|
Beto's fine, R76, the nattering bullshit is coming from OUTSIDE of the Democratic Party. It's coming from talking heads on cable news.
The Party let Beto do Beto and have not funded him much, no need. Other candidates would love to get their hands on some of Beto's money but he didn't raise it for them. It's illegal to spend your campaign donations on some other candidate.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/13/2018|
I have to agree with you R81. The headlines dropping about Ted Cruz makes him sound very scared. Very scared;
"Ted Cruz warns that behind Beto O’Rourke and his cash is rash of ‘radical’ stands
MONTGOMERY -- Sen. Ted Cruz is making a virtue of necessity.Confronted with unwelcome news -- his Democratic opponent is outraising him by more..."
|by Anonymous||reply 82||10/13/2018|
It would be nice but i think the dems will have to be happy with just the congress
|by Anonymous||reply 83||10/13/2018|
I'm not going to argue with you, r80. I hope all you Beto fans are right and every single poll is wrong (hey, many of the state-level polls were wrong in 2016, so it could happen). I just don't want to see Beto lose and then all the screams of "Russia !" and "Vote Fraud !" start when many of use thought he would lose from the very beginning.
I have also said this many times before, and I'll say it again - is all that money being raised in Texas being put to its best use? We won't find out until election night, and then if I was right and you were wrong it will be too late.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||10/13/2018|
If people wanted to donate to someone else, they would, R84. What the fuck are you whining about and what is your proposed remedy?
There is nothing Beto can do about it. Literally, nothing. He can't force people to donate to a different candidate. You're bitching about nothing and you have no fucking point so just go die in a greasefire, ya cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||10/13/2018|
Beto needs more Latno votes than he currently has, but obviously, the guy is a gifted campaigner and will keep adjusting.
Jesus FC! Listen, I’m a mess over this as much as one can be. It’s all I think about (in my free time), and I’m doing all kinds of things to help us win. What’s frustrating on this thread is that some of you sound like scared little bitches — you just don’t hear or see like that from their side, they don’t go into fetal position when they’re down in the polls. It’s like you’re creating a self-fulfilling prophesy with the negative energy. Keep your eyes on the mother fucking prize bitches!!!
This doesn’t mean I’m not having all the exact same thoughts and fears. But I truly believe that “you are what you think” and so I choose to not utter these fears aloud because I don’t want to give them more power than they already have. Right actions lead to right thoughts. Put your god damned energy into ACTION. What can YOU do to help in those shakey races? Have you given them money? Are you posting on social media? Are you talking to family/friends? Have you written postcards to voters in those districts? Phone banks? Canvassing? There is a TON you can do!
My biggest goal between now and the election is to connect with one WORKER per day: gas station cashier, grocery cashier, retail workers, restaurant workers, and make small talk and ask if they’re voting. Something like, “hey, I hope you’re registered to vote! Hope you know the only party who gives a damn about your life is the Dems.” If you get a positive response, “That’s great, anything I can do to help you make it to the polls?” If it’s negative, no big deal, just wish them a good day. But TELL them in a single sentence that Dems are fighting for their healthcare and wages and education — the other party is not.
Focus your energy on how you can make a difference. A LOT can happen, keep working.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||10/13/2018|
Beto already has the Latino vote down. He now needs the white frauge.
A sexy photo op will do the trick.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||10/13/2018|
Cite your source r87, that’s not what I read. I’ve supported him monetarily for a year, I REALLY want him to win. He gives the same energy Obama did when he was an IL Senator (I’m in Chicago), I can just feel it, Beto could be a true star IF he can win this. So I’m rooting hard for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||10/13/2018|
Also, I get texts from his team to phone bank, but I don’t do it because I’m convinced they won’t like a Yankee on the phone. Call me crazy, but I lived in GA for five years, they don’t like Yankees telling them what to do, so I’m supporting “from afar.”
|by Anonymous||reply 89||10/13/2018|
I got another donation solicitation from Republican Senator Dean Heller, Nevada. I wrote access the top: I’m voting straight Democratic ticket. Trump’s a crook! And mailed it back. This is the second solicitation in two weeks.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||10/14/2018|
Please consider canvassing if you can. it's does a couple of things: 1. Connects to voters, 2. Tells the campaign who is a yes, a no, an undecided. The campaign can cull the yes and noes, and reach out to the undecided.
If canvassing not for you, you want to help someone in another state, consider phone banking for a campaign.
You can go to postcards for voters. org and get set up to write reminders to voters to vote.
Go to moveon.org and volunteer to text voters.
Volunteer to drive ppl to the polling booths, bring water if they are in line, donate money so ppl can get IDs to vote.
We can win not only congress, but state houses and governorships.
I believe we can hold the senate and pick up a seat.
Thank you for reading my long post.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||10/14/2018|
I forgot to add, if you want to donate to a candidate, you can donate directly to their campaign. You don't have to go through a middle man.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||10/14/2018|
I don't know anyone who doesn't vote and I don't associate with anyone who supports Trump. I'm peaceful. I'm working to help Mc Caskill and Heidi Heitkamp. Phone calls & money.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||10/14/2018|
Look. It's simple. Right now we have to identify our voters. Then we have to get them to the polls. And if you don't have a seriously aggressive absentee voter outreach going on you are fucked. Absentee ballots do not sit. They are usually returned within ten days or less of receiving them. So do not fuck with the AVs. This is the time of harvesting. The GOTV operation depends on the groundwork laid in the next two weeks.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||10/14/2018|
Why the Democrats have to beg their base to vote is unconscionable. Trump’s the worst most vile turd imaginable, but still the Democrats have to beg.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||10/14/2018|
I don't know what a gotv is. I do know if we are identifying voters in 2 weeks, that's too late. I've been canvassing for 9 weeks, I did 112 houses today. i will canvass until elections. The race is very close.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||10/14/2018|
Get Out The Vote, r96
|by Anonymous||reply 97||10/14/2018|
I wish Avenatti would shut up on Twitter. He’s unhinged.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||10/14/2018|
Well, the Sunday morning talk shows weren't encouraging at all. But, let's not lose focus!
|by Anonymous||reply 99||10/14/2018|
Chuck Todd is a conservative asshole, when he wishes a Republican to stay safe on the campaign trail and he dismisses the Black candidate for Georgia Governor who is fighting institutional white racism and an opponent who controls the vote in Georgia.
Todd is a silly fucker who does not think people pay attention.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||10/14/2018|
I love you, Pole Troll.
Polling has had a rough go the last 2 years, but the rolling poll method seems to be winning. If you follow a specific group of people who vote in most elections over a lifetime, you get better data.
Thanks for the inside baseball stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||10/14/2018|
I live in Illinois and our Republican Governor is about to get TROUNCED in 22 days. He has been consistently down anywhere from 9 to 23 points on the high end in the polls for over a year now and I've never seen anything like it.
It's a weird year because the GOP is of course in trouble nationwide but at the same time some deep blue states are set to re-elect their GOP governors resoundingly in Vermont, Mass and Maryland and yet Rauner is floundering in the polls after his abysmal 4 year term in office. He has alienated both Democrats, Republicans and the middle during his term and his terrible showing at the polls may very well put Sean Casten, Brendan Kelly and Lauren Underwood in office.
I don't know much about Kelly or Underwood but I've been fairly unimpressed with Casten as his opponent Peter Roskam is a strong incumbent but this may be the year that the dominoes fall. For cycle after cycle, we've become so used to the affluent IL-10 district hogging attention because its blue on the presidential level but they like to elect moderate Republicans down ballot. This year it's not even on the board and the prognosticators are rating it as safe Democrat .
It's very strange that we're now being inundated with ads from districts that have been red for decades and Dems never otherwise took seriously as competitive districts. I think we're really going to win the House.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||10/14/2018|
Polls have been pointing to a Democratic takeover in the House for months and I believe it will happen but after two years of entirely GOP control in Washington, it really does seem like I'm living in bizarro world that Dems are really on the verge of regaining control of at least one body in Washington. It feels like it's been a decade since Dems have been out of power.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||10/14/2018|
I believe that the Blue wave in the House will translate to a Blue Wave ticket.
If that is so, there is every reason to believe that the Senate is in play.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||10/14/2018|
Pundits on the Sunday talk shows keep saying things are "tightening" in the Senate races, favoring the GOP, even suggesting the Republicans may increase their majority taking down incumbent Democrats, but I don't think so. They keep referring to the "Kavanaugh bounce" but that was short lived. I'll tell you one thing, and that is that Truth Brad Parscale (remember that name.) and Bill Shine, and possibly Steven Bannon, ( who may be forgotten but is definitely not gone from the scene) know this: It's Nixon on steroids as far as campaign strategies go.
Trump keeps referring to the "angry mob unfit to govern" line about the Democrats. Well, Nixon did the same damned thing in his own way. We were having massive demonstrations against the Vietnam war. There were riots all over the country. So he and Agnew were talking about that "vast silent majority of Americans" who don't demonstrate or riot, but go to work every day, trying to raise their families," and blah, blah, blah. He shit stirred and encouraged a backlash against the demonstrations and it worked. That's what Turmp is doing right now.
What they fail to realize is that these demonstrations are different. They are not dominated by young people as in the 60's and early 70's. When I have been out marching I've seen all ages, races, sexes, etc. including families with little kids. Now the anti Kavanaugh demonstrations were mostly women. But I also know that like Nixon era, these demonstrations have been infiltrated by paid agitators and trouble makers and we will see increasingly aggressive violent behavior coming out of the demonstrations. The complicit media will focus on that violence.
I think we need to chill on the demonstrating for now, and take it to the polls. I believe Trump is just looking for an excuse to declare martial law and really take over. I think guys like Mattis have been blocking that inclination, but if Mattis leaves after the Mid Terms there will be fewer curbs on Trump. I've also noticed a slight moderation in the tone of coverage. Either it's Trump fatigue or it's some kind of resignation, or collective exhaustion, but it seems like there has been a pulling back on the negative coverage of day to day stuff. it took forever but the media attention forced Scott Pruitt out. I don't see the same level of energy. I wonder what the internal polling of their news coverage is telling the networks.
The media jumps all over a spectacle like Kanye, but on policy stuff which is equally outrageous, they seem to be quieting the criticism. If he does start separating families again maybe it will re ignite the outrage, but I sense attempts to normalize unacceptable anti American policies and pronouncements. Congress has been criminally negligent, and derelict in its duties. Maybe the strategy has been to wear us down and exhaust us all along. It helps to preserve your outrage if you cut back and ration your time.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||10/14/2018|
I want to see polls in Indiana and Montana to see whether those races have tightened like some of the other races have. Tester is likely a lock for another term because he's kind of an institution there. That's definitely not the case for Donnelly in Indiana and I'm nervous to see how he's doing.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||10/14/2018|
Thank you, R105. I needed that pick me up!
|by Anonymous||reply 107||10/15/2018|
The most important thing to tell people is vote whole party ticket. The Republican Party of today, as currently constituted is run by a gang of thugs. Period. I keep saying this: Tell people to turn off the TV set and stop worrying about who's "more qualified." Vote for the Democrat. Some of the most reliably Republican/Conservative stalwarts out here, people like George Will, etc. are saying the same thing. The only way to clean house is to vote all of them out. So it doesn't matter who is running. I don't care about smears, charges and countercharges, allegations and scandal. There is nothing anyone can tell me to stop me from voting for the Democrats.
The consequences of allowing the Republicans to run state governments state legislatures and state courts is more voter suppression, more gerrymandering, and a host of laws and regulations to strangle our voices and make our lives harder. They control education, prisons, and the courts that maintain the pipeline to prison. The consequences of them running Congress will result in them giving the wealthy ANOTHER tax cut so they can starve the government, they will reach for Medicare and Social Security, and if you think those things don't affect you remember:Someone will pay.
This is a shell game. They will shift costs to you and me. When your parents can no longer survive will you pay their medical bills or living expenses? When the Republicans abolish coverage for pre-existing conditions what happens to those people? Do they just disappear? Or, when 90% of us want some kind of reasonable gun safety regulations and mass shootings keep happening, who do we turn to when Congress continues to ignore us?
When the Republicans talk about Brett Kavanaugh as if he is a hero, remind your friends about Susan Collins. We cannot afford a Senate where we must depend on people like that to do the right thing. They won't. We cannot afford a Senate led by Mitch McConnell whose stated plan is to pack all the entire federal court system with people like Brett Kavanaugh. We have to put the Senate in play. We need both houses. We cannot depend on people of goodwill doing the right thing. We can't wait for "someone" to save us. We have to do it.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||10/15/2018|
Here. Take some comfort from this:
|by Anonymous||reply 109||10/15/2018|
Something is very, very, VERY, wrong
Donald Trump Jr. blasts Beto O’Rourke: ‘Irish guy pretending to be Hispanic’
Donald Trump Jr. slammed Beto O'Rourke on Monday, saying the Democratic challenger to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is "pretending" to be Latino.
"What’s authentic about an Irish guy pretending to be Hispanic? Asking for some friends Texas," Trump Jr. tweeted, linking to an article from ABC News that contended O'Rourke has kept the Senate race close partly because of a desire among Democratic voters to see authenticity in candidates.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||10/15/2018|
If they're attacking Beto it's because Beto has a good shot of beating Cruz. Latino voters ought to be outraged. It's shocking to me that 40% of Latino voters went for Trump. I pray that changes. One thing I saw today in my Washington Post. Great big photos with headlines about all the starving WHITE PEOPLE in Florida who have not received any help!!!! No power, no food, no water. This is the fucking Florida Panhandle. WTF is the excuse this time? The FEMA operations suck, but so does Governor Scott who is too busy running for the Seante against Nelson, to do his fucking job. We need to raise hell about that. After all those are Republican voters he is screwing over.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||10/15/2018|
[quote]If they're attacking Beto it's because Beto has a good shot of beating Cruz.
And they're employing the racist strategy. Cruz MUST be seeing numbers that we are not privy to.
[quote]Great big photos with headlines about all the starving WHITE PEOPLE in Florida who have not received any help!!!! No power, no food, no water.
I have no sympathy. However, if they need volunteers to distribute red MAGA hats I'm quite available.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||10/15/2018|
[quote]It's a weird year because the GOP is of course in trouble nationwide but at the same time some deep blue states are set to re-elect their GOP governors resoundingly in Vermont, Mass and Maryland and yet Rauner is floundering in the polls after his abysmal 4 year term in office.
The other weird race to me is Scott Walker in Wisconsin ... he was the darling of the Republican Party just two years ago. The last poll I saw had him 10 points behind the Democratic challenger. What made the people of Wisconsin wake up to Walker's con job? (And how do we reproduce the effect on a national level with Trump?)
|by Anonymous||reply 113||10/15/2018|
[quote]What made the people of Wisconsin wake up to Walker's con job? (And how do we reproduce the effect on a national level with Trump?)
The State is a mess. It's on the same road as Kansas. TRICKLE DOWN DOES NOT WORK! We've been to this rodeo more than once. Why aren't we learning this is beyond me.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||10/15/2018|
R113 also, Scott Walker and the State Republican Party were real effective with voter suppression and gerrymandering. Maybe people in Wisconsin are tired of having their voices muted.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||10/15/2018|
Why would I argue? I have no idea what will happen. I have fantasies that the whole Republican party will be run out of town.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||10/15/2018|
The thing is, Trump is a crook and he kidnaps children and puts them in camps, why don't the republicans impeach the criminal? Why are people acting as if Trump is a normal politition?
|by Anonymous||reply 117||10/15/2018|
As usual tricks are being played to keep Democrats from voting. The point is, Republicans hate Democracy.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||10/15/2018|
Of course r118, Republicans are the less popular party. They do better when fewer Americans vote.
That is why making it harder for people to vote is always a priority for them.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||10/15/2018|
Yeah, there's always a chance that this a shit outlier poll, but... Heller (R) leading by 7 points in Nevada is a really, really fucking bad sign.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||10/15/2018|
[quote] What made the people of Wisconsin wake up to Walker's con job?
Union-busting! A real world consequence that has had a negative impact on the livelihood of WI Deplorables. Followed by the realization that their Republican heroes are less concerned with preserving "white" privilege and preoccupied with preserving "elite" privilege. Deplorables will face a reckoning for voting against their own economic interests.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||10/15/2018|
Just remember the message is to vote Democratic. Period. Oh. And vote all the offices, especially your state legislatures. And your state courts, judges, etc. That non partisan judicial ballot is a fake out. Find out who is running and check out the chatter about them and who is endorsing them. By their friends ye shall know them.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||10/15/2018|
MMPH! Something is REALLY wrong! Republicans are calling on Jesus... with sincerity!
Steve King Verified account @SteveKingIA
US House candidate, IA-4--I will retweet the devil if the devil tweets, “I Love Jesus.” It’s the message, not the messenger. @DMRegister
|by Anonymous||reply 123||10/15/2018|
Yeah I saw that result r120, not good, but it is just one poll. Every other poll has shown a close race.
Plus it is Nevada, which has Harry Reid's impressive GOTV operation. I'm not optimistic about a lot of Senate races, but I have hope about that one.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||10/15/2018|
The Senate seems like its out of reach. Ugh! As always the Democrats snatch the defeat from the jaws of victory. At least the House and the Gob elections seems like its going to go their way.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||10/15/2018|
The Senate map is historically terrible r125, the Dems were always the big underdog for ever being able to flip the Senate in '18.
I don't know how many times this has to be repeated.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||10/15/2018|
Yes, but a Nevada flip should be an easy peasy thing to do. Which seats can the dems win in 2020? Only Colorado?
|by Anonymous||reply 127||10/15/2018|
R127 we will win seats with volunteers like yourself who phone bank, write postcards, text voters, donate.
We are not just winning for 2018, we are building for 2020.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||10/15/2018|
I WANT THE SENATE!
|by Anonymous||reply 129||10/15/2018|
No reason why Rosen shouldn’t beat Heller in Nevada. He’s a Trump disaster.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||10/15/2018|
[quote]Yeah, there's always a chance that this a shit outlier poll
It's Emerson, so yeah, it's not the best, as they're a "B" pollster. That's a pretty major outlier from all prior polling so until they're confirmation from another major pollster, you can pretty much ignore it. That said, the polling is showing a slight edge towards Heller.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||10/15/2018|
[quote]The last poll I saw had him 10 points behind the Democratic challenger. What made the people of Wisconsin wake up to Walker's con job?
That's another poll that's pretty far out there, although the polling on that race has been pretty scarce. The latest poll is a Marquette poll that came in a week later with Walker +1. There just isn't enough data there, although it's gratifying to find that Walker is in trouble.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||10/15/2018|
Nevada is becoming Los Angeles light with all the transplants. I hope Rosen beats him. Heller is an arrogant ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||10/15/2018|
Really discouraged by that Nevada poll. Emerson is a pretty good pollster.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||10/15/2018|
Here was the result from 2012 Nevada U.S. Senate:
2012 Nevada U.S. Senate: Dean Heller (R), 45.87% | Shelley Berkley (D), 44.71% | Margin: R+1.16
If 2018 Democratic nominee Jacky Rosen—in what is supposed to be a blue wave of a national midterm election year for her party—fails to erase that bare margin, and win a Democratic pickup while unseating Republican incumbent Dean Heller, then she was a horrible candidate.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||10/15/2018|
I wouldn’t consider Jacky a horrible candidate. She’s been aggressive going at Heller and has proclaimed him as “Senator Spineless” I’m every ad and it seems to have stuck. She is definitely a step up from the horrible, no good Shelley Berkeley. If Shelley was a competent candidate without a scandal last time around, she would be defending the seat as a Democrat this time around.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||10/15/2018|
Ari Melber is reporting that Republicans are starting to fight blaming whoever about why they lost the House.
BUT STAY FOCUSED!!!! GET OUT THE VOTE!!! WE CAN GET THE SENATE!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 137||10/15/2018|
SEND A MESSAGE!
|by Anonymous||reply 138||10/15/2018|
[quote] But I truly believe that “you are what you think” and so I choose to not utter these fears aloud because I don’t want to give them more power than they already have. Right actions lead to right thoughts
Ah, so you *are* an OCD idiot who believes in your own powers to sway elections by magical thinking.
You’re always screaming at people who have opinions you consider negative; calling them trolls and Russians. Because.....you’re magical! You’re not going to let people who disagree with you ruin the election with their negativity. It’s up to you to vanquish any doubts or differences so as to save the election!
|by Anonymous||reply 139||10/15/2018|
Wow, that video at R138 is something. Where the fuck were they when Trump displayed his lack of a moral compass, his lack of temperament and character issues during the campaign? I'm happy that some of his supporters are changing the way they look at him but they looked the other way when they voted for him in 2016.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||10/15/2018|
[quote]Really discouraged by that Nevada poll. Emerson is a pretty good pollster.
Emerson is a decent pollster, although sometimes it has a Republican lean.
However, more than one poll has now shown Rosen losing ground to Heller.
It's still possible that Harry Reid's strong ground operation in Nevada can pull out a win for Rosen, but it's becoming more dicey for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||10/15/2018|
Poll Troll, you have no idea how hated Heller is in Southern Nevada.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||10/15/2018|
God, if we can't take out Heller we're really fucked when it comes to the Senate. Ousting an incumbent is hard but I didn't think it would be such a challenge in an environment like 2018. Rosen has basically done everything right. I can't believe she's still behind with all the ads that have hammered Heller for his flip flop on healthcare.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||10/15/2018|
Richard Linklater has released another Beto ad.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||10/16/2018|
From a friend of mine who lives in Dallas;
"There is a big amount of support for him.. I see Beto signs everywhere.... like everywhere... He does have a good chance.... I am surprised the Dems are so quiet on showing earlier videos of Trump slamming Cruz..... And they should be. He is a piece of crap. All his adds on tv here are negative about Beto.... nothing positive about him.... just negative about Beto. Whereas, Beto's adds show a positive message.... Lets see..."
|by Anonymous||reply 145||10/16/2018|
Turnout soars on the first day of early voting in Georgia
At 69K voters, nearly 3-1/2 times the early voters of 2014 cast a ballot on the first day of early voting in GA
In-person early voting is open in all GA's counties, until Nov. 2
|by Anonymous||reply 146||10/16/2018|
For God's sake. Someone has to do something.
We've got a crazy man driving the train.
He will destroy the country
|by Anonymous||reply 147||10/16/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 148||10/16/2018|
“I’m mortified every day," Trump voters explain why they regret voting for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||10/16/2018|
^Oops. Maybe there’s still hope.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||10/16/2018|
Ad attacking Sen. Menendez brings up old, unproven allegations that he slept with underage prostitutes.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||10/17/2018|
R151, the GOP style is to make accusations and dredge up old scandals. It 's Standard Operating Procedure. People need to turn off the noise. Stop listening to the bullshit, charges counter charges, smears, lies, and negative crap. This year I don't want to hear what anyone "stands for" what anyone is against. I know what the Dems stand for. They want better healthcare, tougher environmental standards, reasonable gun safety regulations, higher minimum wage and they'll fight to preserve Medicare and Social Security. I know how they stand on Gay Rights, Voting Rights, Human Rights. I don't need to listen to the bullshit. Let the GOP spend a fortune making the TV networks fat with all their millions. Fuck them. Just go vote for the Democrat. Period. Fuck all these motherfuckers.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||10/17/2018|
Trump has wrapped his arms around the Saudis. Let's hang this barbaric murder of journalist Jamal Kasoggi around his neck. Let's throw blood soaked shirts at him and let him now we will remember this on election day. I'm carrying this message today all over DL and all over my social media accounts. I urge everyone to do likewise. Trump embraces murderers, but this time he has really fucked up. This time the man recorded his own death, hacked to pieces, butchered while he was still alive inside his own country's embassy! Embassies have historically been places of refuge and safety. Trump is truly a monster and if we lose the Midterms he will unleash the worst of it. I believe that in my bones.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||10/17/2018|
I wish we had a "truth in advertising" law for political campaigns. Ads are rife with lies, misstatements, misconstruals and outright inventions -- they should be punishable by law. Free speech doesn't mean you're free to make things up about an opponent.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||10/17/2018|
Fabulously wealthy Florida Senate candidate Rick Scott -- implicated in a mammoth Medicare fraud before he ran for the Florida governor's office - has been continuing his crooked ways in office, reports the New York Times.
"Mr. Scott, who is now running to unseat the incumbent senator Bill Nelson, created a $73.8 million investment account that he called a blind trust. But an examination of Mr. Scott’s finances shows that his trust has been blind in name only. There have been numerous ways for him to have knowledge about his holdings: Among other things, he transferred many assets to his wife and neither “blinded” nor disclosed them. And their investments have included corporations, partnerships and funds that stood to benefit from his administration’s actions."
|by Anonymous||reply 155||10/17/2018|
As if anything will happen to Scott. Power has been bought and paid for by corrupt businesses & politicians and nobody can stop it. The laws and conservative judges are on their side.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||10/17/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 157||10/17/2018|
Atlanta Journal Chronicle reporter Ben Brasch:
There’s an estimated wait of 3 hours to vote early for the midterms in Cobb, one of Georgia’s largest counties. Janine Eveler, head of Cobb elections, said some people lined up at 7 a.m. — the polls open at 8 a.m.
(Let's hope that's Democratic enthusiasm at work.)
|by Anonymous||reply 158||10/17/2018|
CNN's Andrew Kaczynski:
Eric Trump got asked on conservative talk radio about the "horseshoe face" comment: "America elected a fighter, he's a counter puncher...it's exactly what this country needs and I'm proud of him."
Imagine being proud of your father because he insulted the mistress that he raw dogged while your step-mother was nursing your half-brother. That is what it is to be Eric Trump.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||10/17/2018|
Why would someone call this Fat Fuck a "counterpuncher" when he's actually on offense and attacking other people?
Eric Trump is fucking retarded.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||10/17/2018|
Beto is going to annihilate Lying Ted.
16 million NEW voter registrations in Texas and they are not even close to falling to the Republicans.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||10/17/2018|
Texas has 28 million people.
About 20 million of them are eligible to vote.
Are you seriously stupid enough to believe that 16 million people registered to vote in Texas because of Beto?
|by Anonymous||reply 162||10/17/2018|
15.6 million registered voters in Texas, up 11% from the last midterm election.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||10/17/2018|
Unfortunately the Senate seems like a long shot, with even losing a couple of seats. On the other side of the coin the House seems pretty much certain with even picking up seats in hardcord deplorable states like Kansas. And up to 8 gobernorships seem also to go to the dems.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||10/17/2018|
The problem with reading too much into that number, r163, is that we don't know how much is enthusiasm generated by the Dems or Beto and how much is simply assholes moving into and re-registering in one of the fastest-growing shitholes in the Union. My (thankfully distant) relatives moved there last year, and bigger Trumptard deplorable fuckwits you will never see.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||10/17/2018|
That smug piece of shit, McConnell was on TV talking about the possibility of gaining seats for the GOP. That is totally unacceptable. We cannot allow this. I can see them trying to steal seats. I can see Scott in Florida especially trying to steal. And Ted Cruz will do whatever it takes to hold on. This is war. We need to look at what we have and work to hold it, and find two that are vulnerable and go after them. It's a numbers game. I want to get rid of McConnell SO bad!!! I hate him.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||10/18/2018|
Wait a minute....
Beto is still in this!
"Texas poised to elect its first two Latina congresswomen"
At a tender age, Sylvia Garcia picked cotton and hacked hay in the fields of south Texas to help her low-income family make ends meet. Veronica Escobar grew up in the border city of El Paso, waiting tables and taking fast food orders during her teenage years.
In a few months, both women could become the first Latinas to represent the Lone Star State in Congress. The two Democratic nominees are running in deep-blue, majority Latino urban districts and are poised to cruise to victory in their respective contests in the November midterms.
"This is the year of women of color," Garcia told CBS News. "This is the year of the Latina."
While Beto isn't Latino he is from El Paso and a Democrat. So????
|by Anonymous||reply 167||10/18/2018|
R161 is probably a typo, since the number of new voter registrations in Texas is 1.6M, not 16M.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||10/18/2018|
Texas Democrats have registered 16 billion new voters this year. I think Beto has a great chance at beating Cruz.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||10/18/2018|
R169, no, it's trillion. 16 Trillion.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||10/18/2018|
New TENNESSEE poll:
Bredesen (D) (44)
Blackburn (R) (43)
Bredesen leads with women, Blackburn with men
800 registered voters
Oct. 8 to Oct. 13
landlines and cell phones
|by Anonymous||reply 171||10/18/2018|
Someone is really not polling Tennessee correctly.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||10/18/2018|
I should clarify: I'm not saying this latest poll is inaccurate. But we've got a pretty extreme range of polls in Tennessee. One of these firms is way off.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||10/18/2018|
Well, most of the recent polls favor Blackburn, although the new Reuters poll a few days ago showed her lead was narrow.
Now this one has a narrow lead (basically a tie) for Bredesen.
Odds still favor Blackburn winning, but Bredesen still has an outside shot.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||10/18/2018|
These fucking state wide elections for Senate are like deja vu all over again. I remember in 2016, the polls diverging widely in some states not all. And the close races and the "narrowing gap" and then Boom. races tighten and suddenly we are fucked.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||10/18/2018|
Well, it's certainly true that the Democrats lost some ground in some of the Senate races in 2016.
The Democrats were successful in picking up 2 Senate seats in 2016 -- New Hampshire (Maggie Hassan) and Illinois (Tammy Duckworth).
But in Wisconsin, Russ Feingold's polling lead collapsed as November approached.
And the same happened to Evan Bayh in Indiana.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||10/18/2018|
Blackburn is a cunt.
And I should know.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||10/18/2018|
Beto town hall talking place on CNN right now.
He seems....animated. lol
|by Anonymous||reply 178||10/18/2018|
Wasn't Bredesen leading Blackburn in the polls at one point? He's an excellent, experienced candidate. Why wouldn't it go back his way?
Also, what about MEEEEEEEEEEE?
|by Anonymous||reply 179||10/18/2018|
[quote]Wasn't Bredesen leading Blackburn in the polls at one point? He's an excellent, experienced candidate. Why wouldn't it go back his way?
Bredesen had a stronger lead earlier in the year, much of it based on his strong name recognition as a former Governor.
But it's harder today for Democrats to win statewide in Tennessee compared to the days when he was Governor.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||10/18/2018|
Beto has finally come out swinging with some good ads. Too late? We shall see.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||10/18/2018|
[quote]I should clarify: I'm not saying this latest poll is inaccurate. But we've got a pretty extreme range of polls in Tennessee. One of these firms is way off.
They're being bought off. Who cares about accuracy? If their reputations suffer they will just close down and reopen under a new name. Perception is all that matters.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||10/18/2018|
If Bredesen wins it will be because of TSwift.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||10/18/2018|
"LOCAL TENNESSEE RESTAURANT OWNER FACING THREATS OVER RENTING VENUE TO SEN. CANDIDATE REP. BLACKBURN"
A local restaurant owner in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee has faced backlash since he rented out his event room for U.S. Senate candidate Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Saturday.
Tom Courtney of Courtney’s Restaurant and Catering rented out the space for Blackburn to host a meet-and-greet last weekend.
“People have posted they love our food, but will no longer come to the restaurant,” Courtney told The Wilson Post. “I have never in my life experienced such a thing. It’s scary.”
Ya know... I'm just not buying all of this Republican whining. I think that they are the ones doing all of this stuff...
|by Anonymous||reply 184||10/18/2018|
On Sept 30 Democrats had a 31% chance of flipping the Senate,Oct 18 it’s 21%. I think election day, Nov 6th, depends on whether minority voters are silently waiting to pull it all out like black women did for Doug Jones. Polls have a hard time reflecting the minority vote.
The polls shift downward seems to be Repubs running back to their party because of the Kavanaugh bomb in the Senate.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||10/18/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 186||10/18/2018|
The polls tightened due to dark, Russian and billionaire money pouring in for the Repugnants.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||10/18/2018|
That Veritas video of McCaskill staffers, and her claim that Hawley helped set it up, has put her on the deep defensive. Every article is hammering her response and evasive denials.
Apparently PV has several more videos of staffers saying the same things. They’re releasing another one tomorrow that allegedly refutes her most recent denial. The gun control issues are probably going to be the deciding factor.
I wonder what her next round of poll numbers will look like. She was in a dead heat before the videos.
2+ weeks in an election that is going to see the highest turnout for a midterm in 70 years is a lifetime.
Many of the voters a tenuous voters, energized now, but any missteps could be disastrous.
Bredesen vs Blackburn is a similar situation. Shady ops to discover dirt are underway all over the country.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||10/18/2018|
FWIW, I don’t vote. Neither party actually wants to fix the systemic problems.
A tax code that encourages savings and investments
Enact a foreign policy that keeps the USA secure and leaves the rest of the world alone
End the unelected, tenured, incomptent bureaucracy that makes things like drug discovery and innovation haphazard,
End to the fact that we have the largest per capita prison population due to insane drug laws
End the unsustainable deficit that is already consuming more in interest payments than education, infrastructure, and ALL (non Senior) welfare programs,
End an entrenched and incredibly powerful conglomeration of international industries, military manufacturers, and bureaucrats turned lobbyists turned more powerful bureaucrats and then into more powerful lobbyists.
Bureaucrats will protect their jobs with violence.
Unfortunately, none of these policies will ever be embraced by either side until the final collapse of Keynesian based policies destroys the credibility of the Infallible Experts.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||10/18/2018|
r189 wrong thread. You were looking for 'Let's be a Russian Troll Farm.' You're welcome.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||10/18/2018|
what videos, r188?
|by Anonymous||reply 191||10/18/2018|
Not linking to videos. You can search yourself. Here’s a video.
Apparently the DEAD perv in Nevada is now expected to win, because Republicans who didn’t feel comfortable with a brothel owner will now vote since they can pick another republican.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||10/18/2018|
So what's the "threat" the restaurant guy found so scary?
Someone posted online that they liked the food in the place but since they hate Marsha Blackburn they're not going to eat there anymore. And he's freaking out? He's scared? It's "news" for some reason?
Fucking attention-whore snowflake.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||10/18/2018|
Claire's fine. She fucking KILLED Hawley in their debate tonight. They say it's why he's going all out with the smear campaign but I'm sure he would have done it even if he hadn't lost so bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||10/18/2018|
I firmly believe that Democrats stopped participating in polling months ago.
Their rage at Trump is palpable.
We are seeing triple the number of voters in races where there are projected dead heats.
These races will not be dead heats.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||10/18/2018|
The Republicans are out here boldly lying, smearing, falsifying their own record in Congress and offering nothing. Their entire campaign is attacking the opponent, not proposing anything. Now I will say this. Since I have worked on many campaigns, national and local: Negative campaigning doesn't change minds. Negative campaigning discourages voters. It suppresses the vote. The Republicans benefit from that. They get their "grievance voters" out and the Dems and Indies get discouraged and stay home. So turn off the TV sets. Tell your friends to ignore everything. Tell them to remember what the Republicans have done. How they went after Obamacare, what? 57 times and they're still talking about it? Remember when they went through all that nonsense and then had no plan of their own to replace it with? Look at Mitch McConnell. "My job is to see him fail." That is what he said the day after Obama got elected. They cut taxes for the wealthy and they have nothing to offer voters. Nothing. It's all smoke and mirrors to them. They have a plan. Starve government and privatize everything. No accountability. And let the masses fight one another.Give them red meat, scare them. We have to remind people of this. Don't overwhelm sometime voters with policy stuff keep it simple. But mainly tell them to judge people by their actions and the GOP cannot withstand that scrutiny. So turn off the TV ads and just vote for the Democrats. All the way.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||10/19/2018|
At this point I'm not even confident the House will flip. The Trumptards will never change. They're mentally deficient and will follow that fat fuck and the Republicans in Congress to their deaths if need be. They're brain dead cretins.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||10/19/2018|
McConnell’s lies about SS and Medicare should be in every ad for the Democrats.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||10/19/2018|
Exactly, R198! Democrats should be running those ads right now!. Also, they should run a split screen showing Republicans promising to destroy ObamaCare versus what they are trying to say now.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||10/19/2018|
Yep, Democrats lack a cohesive message
|by Anonymous||reply 200||10/19/2018|
Hopefully that's happening. The window for new ads is closing. If you're working with a political consultant and he convinces you to spend another $20,000 you don't have to shoot "just one more" TV ad, fire him. It takes a minimum of twelve exposures for an ad to have the desired effect and penetrate a voter's psyche to remember it and be affected by it.
Right now every effort should go to GOTV. keep identifying your support keep reaching out, knock on doors, go where voters are and say hello, please let's work together to make sure we have decent healthcare good educational opportunities and that we can work to have stronger environmental laws. keep it simple. Talk about job insecurity, and make sure they know that if Mitch McConnell cuts Social Security and Medicare we will all pay for it. Cutting social programs and cutting taxes doesn't solve anything. It just shifts the costs onto the state or the city, and most assuredly to us the voters.
Focus on your absentee ballots, your early voters, and get people moving. Push them. If some jerk smiles and says, I don't vote, it doesn't do any good, anyway. Look at them as if they are an alien from outer space. Peer pressure them into feeling remorseful. ...and hopefully the Trump supporters will stay home. Whether they do or not, remember, there are a lot more of us than there are of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||10/19/2018|
Sorry r189, but I didn't read beyond "FWIW, I don't vote"
|by Anonymous||reply 202||10/19/2018|
I’m mailing my absentee ballot today.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||10/19/2018|
"Think You’re Having a Hard Time? I’ve Got $5M Worth of Negative Ads Coming at Me."
Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA), commiserating with an inmate in the Chesterfield County Jail’s addiction support group.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||10/19/2018|
Dave Brat's opponent, Abigail Spanberger, gave him one hell of a smackdown, R204 (copying a twitter video that was posted on another thread here). The race there is considered a tossup.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||10/19/2018|
I actually told several people "if you don't vote, you can't bitch" when I was out canvassing for Clinton.
They were "too busy" or "she's gonna win anyway". This was in a swing state that Clinton lost. I'm still fucking pissed at those idiots.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||10/19/2018|
And, this is why Republicans win. They KNOW how stupid the American people are. This is NYC?
|by Anonymous||reply 207||10/19/2018|
Do straight guys wear tight t-shirts like this? Do they spend this much time on their hair and appearance?
|by Anonymous||reply 208||10/19/2018|
[quote]Unfortunately, none of these policies will ever be embraced by either side until the final collapse of Keynesian based policies destroys the credibility of the Infallible Experts.
Considering that Keynesian economic theories have pretty much been vindicated over the past decade (unlike, say, Austrian economics, which got everything badly wrong), I think you'll have a long wait.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||10/19/2018|
[quote]That Veritas video of McCaskill staffers, and her claim that Hawley helped set it up, has put her on the deep defensive.
Not at all. She actually (and quite publicly) [italic]voted[/italic] in 2-13 for what they caught her saying in that supposed sting. So apparently she says in private what she does publicly in the Senate. Wow! That's awful! Clearly, she needs to be strung up and we need to bow down to O'Keefe!
[quote]Every article is hammering her response and evasive denials.
Really? Because I'm reading the articles now and I can't find a single one that is "hammering her response."
[quote]Apparently PV has several more videos of staffers saying the same things.
That's probably because she voted, quite publicly, for it in the Senate. This isn't exactly a secret. And she's hammering Hawley for refusing to open an investigation into the potentially illegal activities.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||10/19/2018|
I loved this headline: "Claire McCaskill Revealed to Be a Democrat in James O'Keefe's Boring 'Expose'"
[quote]In a bombshell of Totally Journalistic Proportions, James O'Keefe this week revealed that politician Claire McCaskill, a sitting U.S. senator, is actually a Democrat. In Missouri.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||10/19/2018|
Oh... figures that the guy falsely trashing McCaskill is the same idiot who says he doesn't vote and wrote that silly rant about Keynesian policies.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||10/19/2018|
[quote]That Veritas video of McCaskill staffers, and her claim that Hawley helped set it up, has put her on the deep defensive.
Oh, please... Your comment is proof positive that you are simply nothing more than a troll. You're really going to try and post and/or mention James O'Keefe's mess here? On this board? Among this audience?
You have also proven yourself to be a dumb ass...
|by Anonymous||reply 213||10/19/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 214||10/20/2018|
Donald J. Trump Verified account @realDonaldTrump
All levels of government and Law Enforcement are watching carefully for VOTER FRAUD, including during EARLY VOTING. Cheat at your own peril. Violators will be subject to maximum penalties, both civil and criminal!
Your Fuhrer has spoken!
|by Anonymous||reply 215||10/20/2018|
Oh! They're just throwing anything out there now;
Trump says GOP working on tax plan for middle class (Congress isn't in session, by the way)
Trump: All Republicans will support people with pre-existing conditions 'after I speak to them'
Republicans Are Now Running as the Defenders of Healthcare—While Simultaneously Trying to Gut It This is a shameless gaslighting extravaganza, featuring President Trump and a host of 2018 candidates.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||10/20/2018|
Just a reference for everyone
|by Anonymous||reply 217||10/22/2018|
I'm sad to say, but I've consciously decided to go with the probability that the Dems will not take either the House or the Senate in the mid terms and as soon as the election is over the GOP will go wild trying to destroy the US as most know it. Soup lines at churches, gays rounded up and arrested in bars, gay marriage revoked, abortion repealed, and I don't even want to think what else they'll come up with. This is my only defense mechanism against the ultimate disaster that will happen if the Dems don't at least take the House. As far as I'm concerned if the GOP keeps both houses of Congress then the US is not worth saving. At my age it'll just be a waiting game until I die. I'm too old to try for anything better somewhere else. If I assume the worst will happen then maybe the disappointment won't be so earth shattering to my emotions if the Dems don't win. If they do then the win will be that much more fantastic.
This is completely opposite from the way I usually think. I usually expect the best, and prepare for the worst. But the situation now is so dire that I have to come up with a different strategy for my personal mental well being.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||10/22/2018|
To this day I still can't fathom how a country who could elect Barack Obama not once, but 2 times, could turn around the put the absolute vile corrupt scum in charge that we have now. I just pray enough of those people who turned completely around during the last election have by now realized the stupidity of their actions so that we can get back on track.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||10/22/2018|
What really irritates me about the way the Democrats operate is that they just sit back and let Trump and the Republicans in Congress and in every state sling all these obvious lies and rarely do we see any Democrat call them out on their lies. They just sit back and take it. We're not going to win if the Democrats all over the country don't strap on a pair and start fighting fire with fire. Too many voters see the Dems as weaklings with no fire in their guts. And sadly for the most part they may be right. We can't win on hope, or turning the other cheek, or trying to be better people than the Republicans. Democrats need to start showing some real anger.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||10/22/2018|
2 weeks is an eternity in politics. Polls will go up and down between now and then. Also, keepi in mind polls focus on "likely voters" Many people who never vote are primed to vote this time around. On both sidses. The key to the game is turnout. Get off the internet and make calls or volunteer to bring someone to the polls. This is all about turnout, not likely voters. Talk positively to people on the fence, help get them to where they need to go. Don't sit back and bitch
|by Anonymous||reply 221||10/22/2018|
Dems a ren't sitting back. At all. You can't be a spectator. Get involved. I got e-mail from Indivisible telling me about who to phone bank. They targetted about eight races. Those candidates need help. So connect with Indivisible, or your local Democratic party and help. All you need is a phone. YOu can make calls from your house, on your schedule. Work on GOTV. Volunteer to drive people, etc. There's a lot of work to do, a short time in which to do it. We have two more weekends. Two. Get moving.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||10/22/2018|
STAY FOCUSED!!! VOTE! GET OUT THE VOTE!
Ted Cruz Is a Desperate Man--If he beats challenger Beto O'Rourke to stay in the Senate, it'll be thanks to the Texan's ugly, fearmongering campaign.
Smash cut to 2018, and Cruz’s slide down the politics shit-tube has only accelerated. He is fighting for his political life against Beto O’Rourke, a charismatic and energetic young challenger who could actually turn a statewide Texas election for the Democrats. (Cruz has been leading in the polls, but not by an insurmountable amount.) And Cruz seems to have decided that there is only one real route to victory for him, especially in a GOP landscape that was bulldozed and redeveloped by the man who had humiliated him in 2016—a man who’s approval he now needs. This has resulted in some pretty wild-swing attacks on O’Rourke, many of them coming from Cruz-associated social media accounts, pro-Cruz PAC television spots, and even Cruz himself.
Cruz is likely embracing the negative because he can’t get a positive news cycle to save his life. He has no friends in the Senate purely because of his personality. He can’t stop getting trolled by young people. He gets run out of restaurants. He needs to kiss up to Trump to win the election. The headlines you see about poor, soggy Ted do not paint the picture of a man on the rise, or even a man who is keeping it together. If you’re familiar with how momentum works in sports, you probably get the idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||10/22/2018|
New *FLORIDA* poll
BILL NELSON (D) 49 percent
RICK SCOTT (R) 41 percent
An 8-point lead for Nelson seems like a bit of an outlier, but it shows a big turnaround for Nelson compared to the previous SurveyUSA poll which had Scott ahead.
The online poll, conducted by SurveyUSA, included 665 likely and actual voters across Florida (voters who either already mailed in a ballot or were likely to vote on or before Nov. 6).
|by Anonymous||reply 224||10/22/2018|
[quote]An 8-point lead for Nelson seems like a bit of an outlier
Not that much, perhaps, considering that Quinnipiac has Nelson at +6 and CNN has him at +5. I hope that holds, as Scott is one of the most vile men in politics and I really would like him both gone and humiliated. I'll settle for gone, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||10/22/2018|
KISSES, POLL TROLL!!!! KISSES!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 226||10/22/2018|
How are we feeling about Tennesse? Please do not give up hope on turning it blue .
|by Anonymous||reply 227||10/22/2018|
Two weeks left, Scott is still within striking distance. 5 point lead is not enough. Nelson needs help. We have to get people out to vote. I can't stand Rick Scott. He's a despicable human being, and we can finally be rid of him. Finally! Kick that motherfucker's ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||10/22/2018|
If DeSantis (hopefully) loses this bid for Governor, does he still have his House seat? Or did he give it up in order to run for Governor?
|by Anonymous||reply 229||10/22/2018|
He quit his House seat, r229.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||10/22/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 231||10/22/2018|
R227, Tennessee is not looking very good. We have dueling polls there, with the Siena/NY Times poll insisting that Blackburn is up by 14 points while SSRS has Bredesen up by 1. Both of these polls are big outliers, though, with the average going to Blackburn by 4 to 5 points.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||10/22/2018|
GET OUT THE VOTE!!!!
for Democrats of course....
|by Anonymous||reply 233||10/22/2018|
Fuck. Blackburn is such a cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||10/22/2018|
[quote]Both of these polls are big outliers, though, with the average going to Blackburn by 4 to 5 points.
It's time to bring out the voodoo dolls.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||10/22/2018|
Cheers [R232] I am still not giving up hope as despondency is a massive demotivator and should be resisted but thanks for replying .
|by Anonymous||reply 236||10/22/2018|
Completely agree, R236. And the fact that there is such wide variation in Tennessee is actually something of a good sign, as it's possible that nobody really does know what's going on there, which means that there is still a possibility. I want to see what the next poll shows, as that might show just which of the two most recent polls is more likely to be correct.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||10/22/2018|
[quote]Not that much, perhaps, considering that Quinnipiac has Nelson at +6 and CNN has him at +5.
And in theory, Nelson should be ahead in Florida by about 7 points, according to an analysis by 538 on the fundamentals of the race.
But because Rick Scott is a 2-term Governor, he's making the race more competitive for Nelson than it normally would be for such a long-term Senator.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||10/22/2018|
Not to mention the millions of his own fortune that Scott is spending on this, Poll Troll. Although Scott's spending advantage has been wiped out by third party spending, with one estimate that this race is costing over $125 million, overall, the most expensive Senate race of 2018. The governor's race is consuming the same amount, so over a quarter billion dollars for these two races in this one state, which is absolutely insane.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||10/22/2018|
Scott has used nearly $40 million of his own money on this race, which is a few million short of what he spent on each of his races for governor.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||10/22/2018|
IOW, if Scott couldn't self fund, he would have been yesterday's news several years ago.
Ugly skeletal scumbag!
|by Anonymous||reply 241||10/22/2018|
Poor Baby Dump cannot get above 47% (an outlier) his entire term with "winning" and all. The majority of the US citizens despise our "president". He has to be one of the most disapproved president as far as longevity in history.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||10/22/2018|
Huge Trump rally in Texas. I think Betto is gone
|by Anonymous||reply 243||10/22/2018|
Yeah, we get it, R243; you're here to troll. Just move on and stop being so pathetic about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||10/22/2018|
I’d prefer the Texas Deplorables are at the Klan rally while the Democrats are voting early.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||10/22/2018|
Hey, put down the Vodka, Alexei. It is BETO. GEEZUS, isn't it like morning in Moscow? You Russians are pathetic drunks.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||10/22/2018|
'Delusional fools like r246 still think that their "betto" is going to win
These are same people who will behave like a headless chicken on election night. Then they will blame Putin for "betto's loss
|by Anonymous||reply 247||10/22/2018|
Few people here think that Beto is going to win, R247, particularly with the polling the way it is. But your trolling is really just pathetic.
This is what you're going with? "Huge Trump rally in Texas. I think Betto is gone"? Seriously? Clearly, you're not bringing your A game. Or any game at all. That's just sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||10/22/2018|
umm R248, even DNC Chair Perez: is saying "We always knew that this election was going to be close."
So tell me what happened to the big BlueWave ?
|by Anonymous||reply 249||10/22/2018|
I can't believe FL is on the verge of electing Andrew Gillium as FL governor. I was in panic during the primary in August and thought he would get steamrolled and take Nelson down with him but not it appears he and Nelson are helping each other and working as a team.
Dude is going to be president one day. His performance at the debate on Sunday was nothing short of masterful.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||10/23/2018|
Gillum has a backbone to fight back and expose GOP lies as they’re being said. Democrats, take note.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||10/23/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 252||10/23/2018|
Gillum winning would be an amazing plus for Democrats since 2020 census would be under his watch. I'm praying there is a blue wave for Governors.
I'm predicting a Republican pick up of 2 or 3 seats in the Senate and hopefully a Dem pickup in the House of 35 to 40 seats. I can live with that.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||10/23/2018|
Trump's rally in Texas was not well attended. He got a stadium for 18,000 people and it was less than half full.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||10/23/2018|
[quote]Trump's rally in Texas was not well attended. He got a stadium for 18,000 people and it was less than half full.
Any sources to back that up, R254? That DEFINITELY IS NOT how the right is portraying it.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||10/23/2018|
Nor how the media is portraying it
|by Anonymous||reply 256||10/23/2018|
r255, and as we know, the right always tells the truth.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||10/23/2018|
Okay, let's not be ugly this morning, R257. Most of know that the right barely tells the truth but here's the thing... unfortunately, their propaganda is resonating among the people. We are in very dangerous times when people are not accepting facts.
R254, made a statement. I hope it's true. But, can it be supported with facts?
|by Anonymous||reply 258||10/23/2018|
Here's one article. I'll try to find the piece I saw about the Texas rally, complete with a photo of the empty seats, on Twitter, taken by a news outlet.
|by Anonymous||reply 259||10/23/2018|
Tommy Christopher who's part of the White House Press Corp on twitter. Had video, @tommyxtopher and remarked on the rally. He works for Share Blue now.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||10/23/2018|
[quote]umm R248, even DNC Chair Perez: is saying "We always knew that this election was going to be close."
Nice non sequitur, since that has nothing at all to do with R248's post.
[quote]So tell me what happened to the big BlueWave ?
You really are a special kind of stupid, aren't you?
|by Anonymous||reply 261||10/23/2018|
[quote]I can't believe FL is on the verge of electing Andrew Gillium as FL governor. I was in panic during the primary in August and thought he would get steamrolled and take Nelson down with him but not it appears he and Nelson are helping each other and working as a team.
Gillum does still have the edge in the FL Governor's race.
His numbers have held up pretty well since the primaries, although some recent polls have shown that his lead may have narrowed post-Kavanaugh.
538 ranks the FL Governor's race as "Likely D" with a 78% chance of a win.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||10/23/2018|
A Gillum win in Florida would be huge. Remember Florida governors have recently been all hardcore Republican assholes.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||10/23/2018|
There hasn't been a Democratic governor elected in Florida this entire century!!
|by Anonymous||reply 264||10/23/2018|
The Democrats should be blaming Trump and the Republicans for the Caravan. They control all branches of gov’t.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||10/23/2018|
I want Andrew Gillum to fuck me hard. Hot daddy.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||10/23/2018|
he is pretty sexy, r266
|by Anonymous||reply 267||10/23/2018|
11/2—Day of the Dead
11/4—Set your clocks back
11/6—Take your country back
|by Anonymous||reply 268||10/23/2018|
Dem senators in danger of losing in order: Heitkamp (most likely), Mccaskill, Donelly, Tester, Nelson and Manchin (the last two IMO are pretty much out of the danger zone).
|by Anonymous||reply 269||10/23/2018|
I think that's right, R269. I think Heitkamp is toast unfortunately. ND has moved far right in the past 6 years. I'd give better than 50-50 odds for McCaskill and Donnelly.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||10/23/2018|
We can make up for Heitkamp by electing Sinema and Rosen in AZ and NV. Both are pure toss-ups IMO.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||10/23/2018|
Manchin is basically guaranteed to win. I don't think there's been a single poll all year showing him behind. Forecasters give him overwhelming odds of victory.
The next safest on that list is probably actually Tester. Whereas Nelson is somewhat vulnerable (although stronger now than he was), Tester hasn't really been seriously threatened all year, and forecasters give him almost as good odds as Manchin.
Donnelly has a smaller advantage, but he is still favored to win.
And even McCaskill is slightly favored to win right now, although Missouri is tight.
R271 is correct that Sinema and Rosen are Tossups. Sinema was favored until recently (and still is in some forecasts) but Nate Cohn thinks that Sinema has lost ground to McSally in recent polls.
Rosen trails Heller in the polls, but could pull out a win if Harry Reid's ground operation remains strong.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||10/23/2018|
The early numbers look decent for Dems in Nevada whereas they're not so good for Dems in Arizona.
Heller and McSally are running towards Trump because he is overwhelmingly popular with the base. Catherine Cortez Masto was arguably elected in 2016 because her GOP opponent Joe Heck ran away from Trump. He calculated that Trump would lose badly and it cost him at the polls from outraged Trump supporters. The same could be said for Kelly Ayotte in NH and Mark Kirk to a lesser extent in IL.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||10/23/2018|
R273, the lackluster early numbers for the Dems in Arizona could be a sign of what Nate Cohn was saying about Sinema's declining chances in AZ.
In 2016, Heck probably also lost because a) Hillary beat Trump in NV and b) Harry Reid's ground operation helped Cortez Masto.
It's hard to know what determined the New Hampshire race because it was so close between Ayotte and Hassan. As was the NH race between Hillary & Trump, which Hillary only narrowly won.
As for Mark Kirk, the fundamentals of the race in Illinois were always against him, so he probably would have lost to Duckworth regardless of what he did.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||10/23/2018|
I agree, R274. I'm not saying that Cortez Masto (who's fantastic BTW!) won because Heck distancing himself some from Trump, but that certainly played a roll. I live in Illinois and there were signs at my polling station from Trump supporters that said not to vote for Kirk because all the bad stuff he said about Trump. Kirk was always going to lose (some of which because of the disgusting racist garbage he directed at Duckworth), but it certainly diminished his standing from some vocal Trump supporters at the ballot box.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||10/23/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 276||10/23/2018|
I cant' stand McConnell. The thought of that fucker holding on to the Senate or even possibly gaining another seat or two makes me physically ill.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||10/23/2018|
I really hope that the Democrats can take back the House and the Senate. I can't stand this Putin/Reagan/Nixon combo in the White House. We have been and are in dire straits. Every so-called Christian Trumpster that I know wants to have a conversation about Trump, but I refuse to engage. I wonder if they even have a heart when they try to justify this 'being's' behavior.
Is Trump succeeding at blaming the Democrats for the 'caravan of immigrants'? A Trumpster told me that the Democrats are paying people to be in this caravan. This is causing me a lot of concern.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||10/23/2018|
I'm watching a replay of the Georgia debate. How does an alarm go off 5 minutes into the debate??? And no, it's not a fire alarm.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||10/23/2018|
There are more Dems than Reps and more Inds are going to vote Dem. It’s all about who actually votes (and how the votes get counted). The numbers are out there. I still don’t think most Trump supporters are even really excited to vote for him now. Fingers crossed for the Blue Wave.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||10/23/2018|
Cortez Masto won because Nevada is getting bluer by the minute. Rosen should beat Heller if she attacks him in taxes, spending, and ACA.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||10/23/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 282||10/23/2018|
New Reuters Senate polls
Texas - 49-44% Cruz Nevada - 47-41%
Both were online polls conducted in English. Yet another lead for Cruz and Heller but it's hard to believe that the Texas race is tighter than the NV race.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||10/24/2018|
Texas - 49-44% Cruz
Nevada - 47-41% Heller**
|by Anonymous||reply 284||10/24/2018|
Jon Ralston, an expert in Nevada politics, pointed out recently that Heller has never lost an election. He was a member of the House of Representatives and was Nevada Secretary of State. He has a long & successful career at winning elections.
He has turned out to be a tougher opponent for Rosen than she expected.
However, it's still possible that Rosen can score a narrow win over Heller if Harry Reid's ground operation is able to outperform the polling deficit. It's happened before.
|by Anonymous||reply 285||10/24/2018|
[quote]Jon Ralston, an expert in Nevada politics, pointed out recently that Heller has never lost an election.
There's a first time for everything....
|by Anonymous||reply 286||10/24/2018|
And when I had a brief conversation with Jon Ralston a couple weeks ago, I talked about the possibility that Harry Reid's ground operation could deliver for Rosen in the way it did for Reid over Sharron Angle in 2010 and for Cortez Masto & Hillary Clinton in 2016.
He's basically just trying to remind people that it's still a competitive race and that people wrote off Heller too soon earlier this year.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||10/24/2018|
Rosen has to hope there will be a massive Dem surge and these pollsters are underestimating Latino turnout.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||10/24/2018|
It's all smoke & mirrors....
|by Anonymous||reply 289||10/25/2018|
Heller’s an asshole. Obama was just campaigning in Nevada. Hopefully, it’ll help Rosen.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||10/25/2018|
that is awesome, r289! LMAO
|by Anonymous||reply 291||10/25/2018|
Voted straight Democrat today bitches!
|by Anonymous||reply 292||10/25/2018|
[quote]Rosen has to hope there will be a massive Dem surge and these pollsters are underestimating Latino turnout.
Some of the Nevada polls have shown Heller doing better with Latinos than expected.
Another issue is that some stats show that about half of Latinos in Nevada aren't registered to vote.
So it's hard to predict what the Latino turnout will be until November 6.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||10/25/2018|
WOW.... (just dropped)
"New anti-Ted Cruz super PAC, Texas Forever, launches $1.2 million TV ad blitz in Dallas"
People are going to get Beto fatigue!
|by Anonymous||reply 294||10/25/2018|
Nate Cohn reports that early polling numbers tonight from NYT/Siena in Forida are showing good numbers for Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum.
Too soon to reach any conclusions until the final polling numbers are completed, but it's a positive sign for Dems in Florida so far.
|by Anonymous||reply 295||10/25/2018|
The right-leaning Dallas Morning News has endorsed Beto.
|by Anonymous||reply 296||10/26/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 297||10/26/2018|
Cook moves New Jersey Senate race (aka @SenatorMenendez reelection) from Lean Dem to "toss-up."
Menendez should have resigned and let a scandal-free Dem run.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||10/26/2018|
I don't think the data justify that decision, given that Menendez has never been behind in any poll and that he's got a fairly comfortable lead right now. This is all they've got, which strikes me as an inadequate rationale for that decision.
[quote]The biggest threat to Menendez’s re-election is not so much Hugin than it is the voter who goes to the polls and decides to send Menendez a message, much the way many did in the primary when 38 percent voted for his unknown primary opponent. There is certainly a thumb on the scale for Menendez, who is said to have a lead of between four and six points, in this very blue state, but the race is close enough to warrant a move to Toss Up.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||10/26/2018|
R299. Agreed, Dems in NJ are prepared to hold their noses and vote for Menendez.
|by Anonymous||reply 300||10/26/2018|
After the Brett K fiasco, Dems have every right to vote for whatever has as D by their name. FUCK the Repugs. They put that POS on the SC for life.
Jason Voohees (D)- yep Michael Myers (D)- yep Leatherface (D)- yep
|by Anonymous||reply 301||10/26/2018|
Something is VERY wrong....
The latest from Ted Cruz;
Ted Cruz Verified account @tedcruz US Senate candidate, TX
Tens of millions flooding into Texas from liberals all over the country.... It’s a good thing Hollywood leftists can’t vote in Texas! #DontCaliforniaMyTexas
Ted Cruz Verified account @tedcruz US Senate candidate, TX
On the way to Galveston! Register below if you haven't done so already ⬇️ www(dot)eventbrite(dot)com/o/ted-cruz-for-senate-8321610348 …
To still be begging for people to attend your rally at this late date?
|by Anonymous||reply 302||10/26/2018|
He's been spooked for months, R302. Nobody expected this to be anything less than an easy walk to victory once he made it past the primary, even for someone who is the most thoroughly disliked member of the Senate. Even with his polling numbers, he's still not 100% confident of his victory, so he's going all out on the attack and on tactics like this.
|by Anonymous||reply 303||10/26/2018|
NYT/Siena is almost finished their Florida polling, and it looks like the leads for Bill Nelson & Andrew Gillum have shrunk to about 4-5 points.
Still, that's not bad considering the strong challenge Nelson has faced from Scott or considering that Gillum is trying to become Florida's first Black Governor.
|by Anonymous||reply 304||10/27/2018|
Mr. Poll Troll, please don't set me up for heartbreak....
Andrew... Ahem... Mayor Gillum is STILL getting A LOT of traction from his last debate performance!
|by Anonymous||reply 305||10/27/2018|
Yes, Gillum is still favored to win (as is Nelson).
These polls are just a reminder that Gillum & Nelson can't take anything for granted. Florida has a large Republican base.
It's not a state like Massachusetts where Elizabeth Warren currently has a 30-point lead on her challenger.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||10/27/2018|
R289 Hillary 2016 2.0. I wouldn't be surprised if Beto pulls out the win. Those types of upsets are rarely ever captured in polling.
|by Anonymous||reply 307||10/27/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 308||10/28/2018|
I don't want to get too optimistic. I'm phone banking and doing what I can. I keep remembering the trauma of Black Tuesday 2016. When we were winning ...until we weren't. Don't worry about polls. Just do your best and lets turn out the vote. We need to do penance for 2010, when people didn't show up, and the Democrats held a majority in both houses. We gave it away and now we have this shit show.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||10/28/2018|
I don't think polling is accurately capturing the number of moderate Repugs (are there any?) voters who are voting Dem in some races.
|by Anonymous||reply 310||10/28/2018|
I agree, R310. I do feel like it's pretty massive out here, though. And one thing we do know. There a re way more of us than there are of them. Even if they turn out more than they usually do, we still have the numbers on our side. The hate crimes, bombs, shootings etc. don't help him at all especially the way he is reacting.
|by Anonymous||reply 311||10/28/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 312||10/28/2018|
I just answered a phone survey about how I already voted in Nevada. I replied straight Democratic ticket.
|by Anonymous||reply 313||10/28/2018|
Please volunteer your time people! Next weekend will be a massive Last Weekend GOTV effort. Get involved please.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||10/28/2018|
The new and stepped up Republican strategy?
"Blackburn says 'angry mob' interrupted rally in Tennessee with Lindsey Graham"
And, guess who is going back to Tennessee? Trump.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||10/29/2018|
If you want to support the phone bankers and door knockers that are trying to get out the vote, but you can’t do it yourself, here’s a few things you can do:
Buy cases of water and bring them to your local Democratic political organizations. Buy food that is individually packaged but not sugar, like cheese, peanut butter crackers, protein or breakfast bars, microwave popcorn, individual packages of nuts or fruit that can be peeled, like bananas or oranges, or individually packaged sliced apples. Costco or Sams is great for individually packaged foods. Another great gift is packages of pens, phone chargers or highlighters.
Pizza or any kind of main dish is great too. Working indoors twelve to fifteen hour days, or walking miles door to door with nothing but sugary food when you can’t leave, is pretty impossible. I’m keeping a local Democratic campaign office fed and it’s costing a fortune.
|by Anonymous||reply 316||10/29/2018|
Another great loan or gift is a shredder, although I’d call about that first. Organizers have heard stories about republicans going through the trash trying to get info.
|by Anonymous||reply 317||10/29/2018|
Some of these so-called "protesters" who show up at Republican events are paid actors there to perpetuate fiction. The best way to deal with voter suppression is overwhelming turn out. Hopefully most state's voters will have the support of monitors and a legal team.
Local media ought to be on highest alert for any irregular nonsense, too. For instance, polls that are re located at the last minute with insufficient notice, polls that open later than scheduled, polls that "run out" of ballots or that face computer "glitches."
If people can avoid election day I hope they will. I hope people vote early. As for absentee ballots, even now they ought to be tracked by monitors. Where are they counted, how are they transported? Are COunty election commissioners "losing " absentee ballots from heavily Democratic districts?
Make sure people know what they need to have to vote on election day. If a picture ID is a requirement than bring one. There has been a hotline established for voters who run into problems. You can demand a provisional ballot, for example if you are denied the right to vote.
Find out what the various 800 numbers are and have them with you. My very Liberal pastor urged everyone on Sunday to "vote early and often!"
|by Anonymous||reply 318||10/29/2018|
Does your apparently rather stupid pastor realize such statements have been used to strip churches of tax exempt status?
|by Anonymous||reply 319||10/29/2018|
Urging people to vote doesn't violate any laws or regulations, so long as it's couched in those innocuous terms.
|by Anonymous||reply 320||10/29/2018|
R320 is correct. My very Liberal pastor said "make sure you vote, early & often! " he was joking. The congregation knew he was joking and laughed heartily. But he made no endorsements unlike the fucking Evangelical pastors. He didn't direct us to any party or candidate.
|by Anonymous||reply 321||10/29/2018|
r316 - that is an excellent idea!
Someone at the local Ohio office sent out a link to meal train and it has filled up with volunteers donating meals.
|by Anonymous||reply 322||10/29/2018|
Wish they would do something like that here.
There are certain things people will eat and others they won’t. We had a volunteer bring handmade food, which was great, but it was unlabeled sandwiches which people didn’t want to open, because they didn’t know what they were, a super spicy dish no one could eat, and some other things a lot of people can’t eat. They went to a lot of work, but people just don’t want to eat something that’s going to upset their stomach if they’re locked in a room for hours.
What we really needed was a hot meal, ideally vegetarian so everybody could eat it. I have no idea what the religious and dietary restrictions of these people are. I know some belonged to religions that require restricted diets. It’s hard to eat pizza every day for weeks too.
|by Anonymous||reply 323||10/29/2018|
Morning music! But, stay focused!
"Rep. Martha McSally: 'I'm getting my ass kicked' on vote to repeal 'Obamacare'"
|by Anonymous||reply 324||10/30/2018|
Sinema leads by 6 points in a new NBC Marist poll our today. NBC has repeatedly shown rosy results for Dems so I hope they’re right!
|by Anonymous||reply 325||10/30/2018|
OMG Please!!! Tell people if the vote for the Democrat, they will get rid of Mitch McConnell. He will no longer lead the Senate. The best way to get even for Kavanaugh is to flip the Senate!
|by Anonymous||reply 326||10/30/2018|
The Senate flip stops the Trump train.
|by Anonymous||reply 327||10/30/2018|
[quote]The Senate flip stops the Trump train.
Dead in its tracks!
|by Anonymous||reply 328||10/30/2018|
Turn off the TV sets. Don't listen to smears and fears. The Republicans have nothing to offer, but they love to attack the Dems. Just tell people to vote for the Democrats .
|by Anonymous||reply 329||10/30/2018|
Remind all the middle of the road Republican voters: they want to take your health care, and they want to take your paid benefits. They said so.
|by Anonymous||reply 330||10/30/2018|
High enough numbers of Dem voters will overcome any efforts to suppress and tamper with votes. That’s why it’s important to have more than we should really need.
|by Anonymous||reply 331||10/30/2018|
Just remember. No matter what happens on election day, win or lose we have to keep fighting, keep organizing and keep raising hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 332||10/30/2018|
r323, there is actually a place on the site where people can put in allergy info, dietary restrictions, etc, which is helpful.
I was in the office over the weekend after canvassing so I asked everyone about allergies and dietary restrictions and what I was thinking of cooking.
They were all glad and now I know what to cook. Hopefully I can leave a note in the site so others know.
|by Anonymous||reply 333||10/30/2018|
What is this shit about the progressive Gov from Oregon being in trouble? Her race is rated a toss-up now per Huffpo.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||10/30/2018|
[quote]Sinema leads by 6 points in a new NBC Marist poll our today. NBC has repeatedly shown rosy results for Dems so I hope they’re right!
Yes, NBC/Marist sometimes can have a Democratic lean, so one has to be cautious, but it looks like Sinema has recovered from her polling slump earlier this month.
538 rates the Arizona Senate race as "Leans Dem" so it's a good sign for Sinema so far.
|by Anonymous||reply 335||10/30/2018|
Chris Matthews is giving Beto O'Rourke a WHOLE hour town hall and so far Beto is rockin' the house!
|by Anonymous||reply 336||10/30/2018|
46 year old Beto has the energy of a man half his age.
|by Anonymous||reply 337||10/30/2018|
She’s made serious missteps and alienated the majority of moderates of her own party.
An alternative newspaper in Oregon- yes, you read that right- actually endorsed Knute. Unless the Portland Police forces young people to vote for her at gunpoint then she might lose.
|by Anonymous||reply 338||10/30/2018|
New CNN Polls
Kyrsten Sinema (D) 51%
Martha McSally (R) 47%
Jacky Rosen (D) 48%
Dean Heller (R) 45%
|by Anonymous||reply 339||10/31/2018|
Arizona's polls are all over the place. Some showing Sinema +5, some -5 and some in dead heat.
|by Anonymous||reply 340||11/01/2018|
[quote] 46 year old Beto has the energy of a man half his age.
Yeah his whole campaign has been him trying to emulate the Kennedy mystique..
|by Anonymous||reply 341||11/01/2018|
She causes me to tear...
[quote]Oprah Winfrey: "For anybody here who has an ancestor who didn't have the right to vote and you are choosing not to vote...you are dishonoring your family, you are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy, their suffering and their dreams. I'm here today because of the men and because of the women who were lynched, who were humiliated ... for the right, for the equality at the polls. And I want you to know that their blood has seeped into my DNA and I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain."
|by Anonymous||reply 342||11/01/2018|
[quote]Arizona's polls are all over the place. Some showing Sinema +5, some -5 and some in dead heat.
Yes, there's been some fluctuation in the Arizona polls, but overall, the race tilts slightly towards Sinema.
But it's also basically a Toss Up.
|by Anonymous||reply 343||11/01/2018|
Well, this is good news for the Arizona Senate race. The Green Party candidate is dropping out and endorsing Sinema.
|by Anonymous||reply 344||11/01/2018|
WOW, R344. Huge news.
|by Anonymous||reply 345||11/01/2018|
Miss Lindzey has gone to a bunch of states trying to get Republicans elected. She talks Kavanaugh and caravan. Deplorables apparently adore sashaying and hissy-fits from the ole queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 346||11/01/2018|
Every little bit helps, r344. Unfortunately the majority of Arizona voters have already voted, so this isn't nearly as much of a game-changer as it could have been...
|by Anonymous||reply 347||11/01/2018|
Beto is done too. His campaign got caught on camera bragging about illegally using campaign money to help an underground migrant caravan.
|by Anonymous||reply 348||11/01/2018|
That's O'Keefe, R348. Nobody gives a shit about his "exposes."
|by Anonymous||reply 349||11/02/2018|
Wouldn't you flip if the Senate flipped?
|by Anonymous||reply 350||11/02/2018|
Trump is determined to focus on the Senate. The Republicans have a good shot at holding the Senate and even gain a seat or two. If he can be identified with the GOP holding the Senate he will point the finger at the newly retired Paul Ryan and others who fucked up and gave away the House. Trump likes winners. He will never accept Responsibility for losing so he is traveling around campaigning for senate seats and governors like Florida and Georgia. He'll be campaigning in Indiana tonight. I also believe that if the elections a re tampered with it has to be the ones that are statewide. IT is the statewide totals that get fucked with. So watch t hose Senate ad governor races closely. And we have to get out the vote. Big time. Obama is in Georgia and Florida today.
|by Anonymous||reply 351||11/02/2018|
I wouldn't be surprised if the Senate numbers are in flux for weeks.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||11/02/2018|
Something is wrong. What an odd headline to see 3-4 days before election day. This was running on CNN front page;
"Democrats' chances are fading to take the Senate"
|by Anonymous||reply 353||11/02/2018|
R353 the Dems were always going to have a difficult time with the Senate. I'm hoping that instead of feeling discouraged, which the GOP loves to do, mess with our heads, we ought to be more determined to GOTV. It's that simple. If we show up and vote, we win. There are way more of us than there are of them. And the Independents have to feel disgusted with his recent behavior.
|by Anonymous||reply 354||11/03/2018|
r353, I think CNN's Harry Enten is cute as fuck but I don't necessarily trust his projections. Give me MSNBC's Steve Kornacki any day when it comes to projections, especially on election night. Steve keeps it real and his energy is so hot.
So what's the story with Harry Enten. Is he one of us?
|by Anonymous||reply 355||11/03/2018|
MSNBC reported on a new poll that has Beto ahead by 2 points.
|by Anonymous||reply 356||11/03/2018|
[quote] Beto is done too. His campaign got caught on camera bragging about illegally using campaign money to help an underground migrant caravan.
Such utter nonsense. Let's look at what really happened. It was $300 in prepaid cards used to buy food and supplies for a shelter for women and children. The donation was suggested by his staff members and volunteers. The money will be reported appropriately to the FEC.
Good ole Lyin Ted.
|by Anonymous||reply 357||11/03/2018|
I wonder if Lyin' Ted can do this....
|by Anonymous||reply 358||11/03/2018|
Ole booger-eating Lyin' Ted. As John Boehner said, 'Lucifer in the Flesh'.
|by Anonymous||reply 359||11/03/2018|
And, wait a minute....
Where the HELL is Tom Cotton ????
|by Anonymous||reply 360||11/03/2018|
Miss Nancy and Miss Joy are talking about the Democrat agenda on "AM JOY" once the Democrats are back in charge!
|by Anonymous||reply 361||11/03/2018|
I don't expect the Senate to flip blue, because the map this cycle is skewed against Dems. If two of the following things happen, I will be happy:
1. The great Claire McCaskill holds her seat
2. Bill Nelson holds FL Senate seat over outgoing governor dumbass freak Deliverance character Rick Scott in Florida
3. At least two current repub seats flip to blue, and I will dance in the streets if one of them is Beto over the truly vile Ted Cruz
|by Anonymous||reply 362||11/03/2018|
STAY FOCUSED AND WORK!!!!
This bitch MUST go down! And, not in the good way either...
[quote]Tennessee alarm bell rings for GOP: Marsha Blackburn's lead wiped ...
I BELIEVE IT'S ALL GOING TO BREAK HARD FOR BETO!!!!
I WANT THE SENATE TOO!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 363||11/03/2018|
I want the Senate to flip for no other reason than to depower Senator Mason Verger from Kentucky, ugly ass sum'bitch. I despise him more than 45. What a ugly nasty piece of crap. Him and Mrs. Dragon Lady need to kick rocks.
|by Anonymous||reply 364||11/03/2018|
I cannot stand Taylor Swift, but if she is what it takes to get Millenials to vote then she has my undying gratitude and respect. Deliver Tennessee to the Senate Democratic column and you are golden, Taylor!
|by Anonymous||reply 365||11/03/2018|
I want the senate but at this point Heidi Heitcamp looks like a certain loser and I hope I'm wrong. She has great support from Native Americans but they are being blocked from voting by all kinds of bullshit tactics. I'm very worried about McCaskill and Nelson, and Beto. I don't think the GOP will give them up without a huge fight. I'm talking about going into post election obstruction too. I'm watching Wisconsin because I hate Scott Walker SO MUCH. Lose, motherfucker!
|by Anonymous||reply 366||11/03/2018|
I want the Senate flipped because of the federal judiciary. McCaskill and Nelson are doing okay. Beto is doing better in the early voting than the polls suggested he would.
Personally, I doubt the Senate will flip, even though I'd rather have the Senate than the House. That said, I don't think it will swing more than one vote in either direction. Given that this was the most brutal Senate map in over 100 years, holding it to that much is actually a huge victory and it sets the Senate up for Democratic control in 2020. Keep in mind that it wasn't that long ago that Republicans were thinking they might have a filibuster-proof 60-vote lead in the Senate.
|by Anonymous||reply 367||11/03/2018|
Okay.... I don't like this....
MSNBC is already talking about what Democrat is going to lead what committee and what will be expected, etc.
DON'T STOP WORKING! STAY FOCUSED!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 368||11/03/2018|
HARRY ENTEN! WHAT'S THE STORY? GAY/STRAIGHT? TOP/BOTTOM/VERSATILE?
|by Anonymous||reply 369||11/03/2018|
It's possible. Most people recognize that tRump is a childish, deranged lunatic who spews hate and division. The Rethuglicans have been nothing but enablers. Yes, it has been a rough map, but it would appear that the momentum is breaking -- even if ever so slightly -- in the Dems favor.
|by Anonymous||reply 370||11/03/2018|
The big news of the night will be Republicans who vote for Democrats.
Will it be enough to flip the Senate?
We will see.
|by Anonymous||reply 371||11/03/2018|
how many of these white women are lying and saying they are voting for Dems when they will vote for repugs anyway?
I don't trust polls. Let's work like we are 3 points behind.
|by Anonymous||reply 372||11/03/2018|
I agree r371. That's not being discussed enough. Also, a lot of young people are voting this midterm. Remember, Alabama prevented a republican pedophile from being elected a Senator. Miracles can happen.
I'll say this for Texas. If they elect Slimy Cruz over the fabulous Beto O'Rourke, then they will be considered the most pathetic state of all time. The late great Ann Richards won 2 terms as governor if I'm not mistaken. Beto can win this but on the other hand, Texas is sooo fucking red.
|by Anonymous||reply 373||11/03/2018|
R373, Texas is getting more purple by the week, but yes it is a hard slog for dems to win statewide. If Beto pulls it off (as a former Texan, I know my friends are working hard) he is the superhero of the party; if he doesn't, he is still a supernova of a rising star in the party.
Over at Trump TV they are predicting repubs may pick off Menendez's Senate seat. Please don't let that happen, NJ Dataloungers
|by Anonymous||reply 374||11/03/2018|
Not a chance in New Jersey. We're back to a double digit Menendez lead.
|by Anonymous||reply 375||11/03/2018|
The early vote in Nevada looks very good for Rosen. I think the Dems are going to flip that seat.
|by Anonymous||reply 376||11/03/2018|
[quote] I cannot stand Taylor Swift, but if she is what it takes to get Millenials to vote then she has my undying gratitude and respect. Deliver Tennessee to the Senate Democratic column and you are golden, Taylor!I cannot stand Taylor Swift, but if she is what it takes to get Millenials to vote then she has my undying gratitude and respect. Deliver Tennessee to the Senate Democratic column and you are golden, Taylor!
|by Anonymous||reply 377||11/03/2018|
With AZ and NV likely going Dem, how in the world does anyone think the Repubs are going to pick up an extra seat or two? That means they'd have to flip three or four current Dem seats and I don't see that happening. I think the Senate is going to end up 50/50.
|by Anonymous||reply 378||11/03/2018|
The chances look good for Jacky Rosen to win, and if she does, then Nevada will have two Democratic women in the U.S. Senate.
The other is Catherine Cortez Mastro (on the right in the photo below), who visited the famously haunted Goldfield Hotel yesterday. She is the first Latina to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
|by Anonymous||reply 379||11/03/2018|
[quote]I think the Senate is going to end up 50/50.
A 50/50 senate is the GOP keeping control, because Pence is the tiebreaker.
For the Dems to take control they have to get to 51, and that looks tough. Heidi needs to keep her seat but polls don't look good for that.
|by Anonymous||reply 380||11/03/2018|
Yeah, I know, R380. I wish another seat would go blue but don't think ND is going to stick.
|by Anonymous||reply 381||11/03/2018|
R378, most of these races are still too close to call and we still don't know for sure what the "likely voter" model really is. So there are legitimately half a dozen seats that could go in either direction. North Dakota, I regret to say, seems to be lost, particularly with the obstacles to the Indian tribes voting. That leaves Indiana, Missouri, Arizona, Nevada, Florida, and Montana. The problem for the Democrats is that they basically have to "run the table."
Personally, now that we've seen some of these early voting numbers, I'm happier than I've been in a while, but I still see a real possibility of Republicans picking up a seat. In most of the close states, the early voting seems to be favoring Democrats, particularly in Arizona, Nevada, and even Texas. In Florida, though, some of the numbers I'm seeing there indicate a closer race than the polling would indicate, so even though Nelson is looking good in the polls, that may well be a tighter race than forecast.
That said, with polls showing some of these races tightening, like Texas and Tennessee, a true blue wave really could flip the Senate. While it's a low probability, it's not at all impossible.
|by Anonymous||reply 382||11/03/2018|
[quote]In Florida, though, some of the numbers I'm seeing there indicate a closer race than the polling would indicate, so even though Nelson is looking good in the polls, that may well be a tighter race than forecast.
Correct. The early vote numbers for Florida indicates a much closer race than polling has forecast unfortunately.
|by Anonymous||reply 383||11/03/2018|
Beto-Cruz is tied in latest poll. Likely an outlier, but those first-time voter stats have to be encouraging for Beto.
It would sure suck if Nelson lost at this point, after having a slight edge for most of the fall...
|by Anonymous||reply 384||11/03/2018|
If both the House and Senate become Democratic-controlled is there a chance of impeachment of Trump and Pence?
|by Anonymous||reply 385||11/03/2018|
[quote]If both the House and Senate become Democratic-controlled is there a chance of impeachment of Trump and Pence?
|by Anonymous||reply 386||11/03/2018|
I must have typed this 100x on this board but I will do it again.
The House impeaches (brings charges), the Senate removes from office. It takes 2/3rds of the Senate to remove someone from office. Even if the Dems flip the senate they will not have 2/3rds of the chamber.
|by Anonymous||reply 387||11/03/2018|
Not much, R385. The House could impeach but the Senate would not vote to convict because Republicans would not support it. Basically, nothing is going to change there until there are signs that Trump is losing his base and I don't see that happening anytime soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 388||11/03/2018|
[quote] It takes 2/3rds of the Senate to remove someone from office. Even if the Dems flip the senate they will not have 2/3rds of the chamber.
It'll be enough to scare the SHIT out of Trump and the Republicans....
|by Anonymous||reply 389||11/03/2018|
Which is why the Mueller report and the indictments will have to be OVERWHELMING for the remaining Republican Senators that Trump RESIGNS.
Nixon resigned when he calculated he lost the Senate.
Nixon was never impeached.
Trump will get to this level.
We will see in middle 2020.
|by Anonymous||reply 390||11/03/2018|
I'm focused on winning at the ballot r390. First on Tuesday, then in 2020. Don't expect someone else to save us, we need to vote.
|by Anonymous||reply 391||11/03/2018|
If a Dem house votes articles of impeachment, there will be a Trial in the Senate presided over by Chief Justice Roberts (who, though a repub, is no fan of DJT, be assured).
While it would take a 2/3 vote in the Senate to convict and remove (never has, probably never will happen), all the evidence will come in and that could have a huge impact on 2020, legacy, credibility of specific senators and House members, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 392||11/03/2018|
The impeachment of Clinton concluded with him getting more popular, the politics of this issue is tricky. I'm not sure an impeachment proceedings that will ultimately lead nowhere is the best use of the Dems time getting ready for 2020. Mueller releasing a damning report on Trump would change my mind there, and probably Pelosi's as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 393||11/03/2018|
[quote]I'm focused on winning at the ballot [R390]. First on Tuesday, then in 2020. Don't expect someone else to save us, we need to vote.
Right on! DON'T GET DISTRACTED!!! WORK!!! GET OUT THE VOTE!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 394||11/03/2018|
Wow.... he's cut throat...
Donald J. Trump Verified account @realDonaldTrump
In all the time I’ve been President, almost two years, never once did Senator Bill Nelson call me to ask for help for the Great State of Florida. I never see him until election time....
....Lake Okeechobee and all of the hurricane money were a passion for Rick Scott, who called endlessly on behalf of the People of Florida. Vote @ScottforFlorida!
|by Anonymous||reply 395||11/03/2018|
. A Nancy Pelosi led House wouldn't even impeach Trump if the ENTIRE Congress and Senate were Democrat.
That's just how the Dems are. Spineless and cowardly. They had the chance to investigate Bush/Cheney for their illegal war and chickened out. You expect something different now with Trump/Pence?
|by Anonymous||reply 396||11/03/2018|
R396. We have health care because of pelosi. Btw, Bernie voted 2x for "regime change" in Iraq. So unless you have been canvassing, donating, texting voters, you're the problem, asshole.
Not having the trolling shit today
|by Anonymous||reply 397||11/03/2018|
LOL! This guy....
Donald J. Trump Verified account @realDonaldTrump
Landing in Montana now - at least everybody admits that my lines and crowds are far bigger than Barack Obama’s...
|by Anonymous||reply 398||11/03/2018|
R396, we have Republican health care because of Pelosi.
Ted Kennedy made Obama promise to pass universal health care. Obama vowed to the people that universal health care would be one of his goals once President. The DINOS in the party rolled over and took the public option off the table early in negotiations betraying the party in order to compromise and appease Republicans who excoriated Obamacare and called it socialism anyway. Ted would be rolling in his grave if he knew how the Democrat party betrayed the public.
|by Anonymous||reply 399||11/03/2018|
So, who is this R399 gurl who is trying to change and control this conversation?
Look honey, first we have to get back in and control it all. What was once off the table can be placed back on it. It's clear the country WANTS healthcare! If Democrats are successful, they should hit the ground fixing and making healthcare much better.
As far as impeachment, just give Miss Maxine 1-2 floors of some building and a staff. Then leave her alone! She'll come for us when she is ready and when we are needed.
|by Anonymous||reply 400||11/03/2018|
[quote] It's clear the country WANTS healthcare! If Democrats are successful, they should hit the ground fixing and making healthcare much better.
Yup, and a good part of that change in the conversation came about because of the ACA. For the first time, Congress officially said that Americans had a right to health care. And the majority of Americans agree.
|by Anonymous||reply 401||11/03/2018|
[quote]HARRY ENTEN! WHAT'S THE STORY? GAY/STRAIGHT? TOP/BOTTOM/VERSATILE?
Not sure if he's gay.
I chatted with Harry Enten briefly last year, but all I can tell you is he is a nice Jewish boy.
|by Anonymous||reply 402||11/03/2018|
Latest Tennessee Senate polls show a dead heat between Bredesen and Blackburn.
But caution has to be used since most polls have Blackburn ahead.
|by Anonymous||reply 403||11/03/2018|
Interesting how that TN race seems to be tightening after comfortable leads for Blackburn over the past month, Poll Troll/R403. It looks like there is a clear move back to Dems in the past week. Bredesen still has an uphill climb given TN's ruby red status but I'm glad he is closing the race on even footing.
|by Anonymous||reply 404||11/03/2018|
R400, I wouldn't hold my breath.
If the Democrats are successful at impeaching Trump, I will cut my tongue.
Unfortunately I think an insurrection would happen from his crazy base if Trump is kicked out of office. I think Americans are really in denial over just how many deplorables there really are in this country
|by Anonymous||reply 405||11/03/2018|
So we shouldn't even try because his "crazy base" may go ape shit if he's kicked out of office?
If we can remove him, we need to do just that, and if his base even tries to start an insurrection they will be put down like the dogs that they are.
I've had enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 406||11/03/2018|
Don't assume that all the younger voters are anti Trump. I was surprised to discover that the Republicans have done a decent job of recruiting younger people on campuses, and the Alt Right has a surprising number of young people in their 20's on board. It makes me angry and I worry about the future of our country if these little fuckers are so stupid and easily led. They spew talking points right out of the GOP playbook.
|by Anonymous||reply 407||11/03/2018|
Nobody is assuming they all are, R407, but all of the available data suggest that Democrats are favored by that cohort and that an increase in their voting percentage benefits Democrats more than it does Republicans.
|by Anonymous||reply 408||11/03/2018|
If Republicans lost the Senate, Trump would be of no use to them. It would mean the base has eroded.
|by Anonymous||reply 409||11/03/2018|
Yes, TN is tightening.
Harry Enten is straight. But very hairy and Jewish and sexy.
|by Anonymous||reply 410||11/03/2018|
If Republicans lose the Senate, Republicans will be looking to replace Trump on the 2020 ballot.
He will have been proven to be weak.
|by Anonymous||reply 411||11/03/2018|
“They spew talking points right out of the GOP playbook.“
You mean they don’t believe government propaganda?
|by Anonymous||reply 412||11/03/2018|
Exactly r408. No one assumes "all" young people vote blue, not even all black people vote blue and they are the most solid blue voting block. But more young people vote blue than vote red. Increased youth turn out benefits Democrats.
|by Anonymous||reply 413||11/04/2018|
Democrats will have 51
Reptilians will have 49 plus the gay Vice President so that means DEMOCRATS WIN!
|by Anonymous||reply 414||11/04/2018|
According to The Hill, early voting in Texas this year has exceeded the vote total for the 2014 mid-term election.
That's a hopeful sign.
|by Anonymous||reply 415||11/04/2018|
Texas, Missouri, North Dakota, Florida. Dangerous places for Dems. You just know those fuckers will crow about their "huge victory" if they get rid of McCaskill and Heitkamp. It pisses me off. And Nelson is another wild card. He looks OK right now but I don't trust Rick Scott. He's as dirty as they come. I hope Beto makes it, but I'm not counting on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 416||11/04/2018|
[quote]but I'm not counting on it.
No one should. Beto always was a long shot, I wish him the best but it is silly to pretend it isn't a long shot. This is Texas.
|by Anonymous||reply 417||11/04/2018|
OK. But maybe we will get Beto. A lot of Republicans hate Ted Cruz. I don't know how hard they're working. I'm not talking about voters but about the party people who run elections and raise money, both in Texas and nationally. So if we get Beto that's a gain off set by what is very likely the loss of Heitkamp, if the Native Americans don't turn out or denied the right to vote. Hopefully, McCaskill and Nelson will hang on, as will Manchin and Donnelly. Then we have to look to the West Arizona, and Nevada. I just don't want to see McConnell on TV Wednesday celebrating the fact that the GOP gained more Senate seats. I hate him SO MUCH. How does it look for Arizona and Nevada? What is the latest?
|by Anonymous||reply 418||11/04/2018|
If Beto is elected, he should take on Schumer.
|by Anonymous||reply 419||11/04/2018|
r418, it is shaping up to be a vast Blue High Tide that lifts all boats in Nevada. All Democrats winning (except for rat fuck Amodei in Red Hot Norther Nevada) by a few hundred/thousand votes.
Not a Blue Wave where everyone is in double digit wins but EVERYONE going over PLURALITY.
A Blue High Tide
This is because Nevada has the PISSY option of None of the Above.
|by Anonymous||reply 420||11/04/2018|
I think Dems get Nevada and Arizona. They lose Missouri and North Dakota. I really think they have a shot a Texas! Montana is worrisome. Trump wants it so bad cause he's pissed that his doctor who lied for him got canned by Tester. I wouldn't doubt there will be some kind of hacking or some kinds of shenanigans being involved in counting the Montana vote. It needs to be watched very carefully.
|by Anonymous||reply 421||11/04/2018|
Tester looks very strong in Montana r421, he has lead in every single poll coming out of that state.
|by Anonymous||reply 422||11/04/2018|
I think that Tester is safe. The only poll that his challenger has led in thus far was sponsored by the National Republican Senatorial Committee -- hardly unbiased. Plus, there is a Democratic governor who can keep the shenanigans with voting to a minimum.
|by Anonymous||reply 423||11/04/2018|
STAY FOCUSED! KEEP WORKING!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 424||11/04/2018|
Just made my last donation. $1,000 to the Dems. Let’s go blue!
|by Anonymous||reply 425||11/04/2018|
Unless there's an upset, Tester is heavily favored to win on Tuesday.
Same for Manchin.
Donnelly is also expected to win.
And even McCaskill is slightly favored.
Nelson is also favored, although it's not a guarantee.
And Arizona & Nevada are Toss Ups.
|by Anonymous||reply 426||11/04/2018|
Cantwell is facing a real challenge in trumper Hutchinson here in Washington. I'm sure Cantwell will win, but things don't always turn out like we want.
|by Anonymous||reply 427||11/04/2018|
Oh, please, R427. Hutchinson isn't even remotely a "real challenge." She has never stood a chance and has never been close in the polls.
|by Anonymous||reply 428||11/04/2018|
Yeah, not even Hutchinson honestly thinks can win, but apparently r427 does! I think you can relax on that one.
|by Anonymous||reply 429||11/04/2018|
James Carville : “If the Democrats lose the Florida Senate, that’s going to be bad, really bad. If Nelson loses Florida and you are a Democrat, throw up and go to bed because the night is over.”
|by Anonymous||reply 430||11/04/2018|
Carville normally has good political insights, R430.
But I'm not sure if he's correct about the Florida Senate race.
I don't think the Nelson-Scott race is predictive of what will happen in the country overall.
|by Anonymous||reply 431||11/04/2018|
That's the way I read it, as well. There are local dynamics that set that race apart from much of what's going on everywhere else.
|by Anonymous||reply 432||11/04/2018|
Nelson will win Florida. Unless there's a Florida glitch though. Who knows how their ballots are read?
|by Anonymous||reply 433||11/04/2018|
OH MY GOD!!!!
CHADS! CHADS CHADS!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 434||11/04/2018|
r431, Carville's not predicting that the Dems will lose Florida. He's only stating how we should feel IF the Dems do lose Florida. Hell, if the Blue Wave doesn't happen for either House, we all need to say goodbye to the country as we know it.
|by Anonymous||reply 435||11/04/2018|
538 still gives Gillum a 75% chance of winning Florida.
Nelson is at a 66% chance. That means Scott has 1 in 3 odds of still winning, so it's still close for Nelson.
But a loss in one or both of these races in Florida wouldn't necessarily be predictive of the national races -- the Dems can still win the House even if they fall short in the Florida Senate & Governorship.
|by Anonymous||reply 436||11/04/2018|
I WANT THE SENATE TOO!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 437||11/04/2018|
I TOO WANT THE SENATE. THE WHOLE ENCHILADA!
|by Anonymous||reply 438||11/04/2018|
Who are all these fucks still supporting Cruz? That guy is the worst of the worst. Even my Republican extended family members hate him.
|by Anonymous||reply 439||11/04/2018|
It's not about liking Cruz, it is about voting for whoever has an R next to their name.
|by Anonymous||reply 440||11/04/2018|
Are we still keeping an eye on Mississippi? Could Espy pull off an upset?
|by Anonymous||reply 441||11/04/2018|
I don't want incumbent Dems to lose. I know Heitkamp is a real longshot at this point, but I hate McConnell. Hate him. I want the Senate, but most of all I don't want incumbent Dems to get beaten.
|by Anonymous||reply 442||11/04/2018|
What happens if the Senate ends at 50/50. Who gets to be the McConell then? I thought that the Vice President only gets the tie breaking vote on issues not on who leads the Senate.
|by Anonymous||reply 443||11/04/2018|
Having the VP still keeps the Repubs in the leadership/majority positions.
Also, there is no way that the Mississippi race will be solved on Tuesday night. Like Georgia governor, you have to win with 50%+ so there will almost certainly be run-offs later. (It's so stupid.)
|by Anonymous||reply 444||11/04/2018|
I got my Jill Stein voting friend to vote straight Dem. He voted early. My liberal Dump voting friend voted straight Dem as well. I convinced some people from work to go vote early with me. One of them brought her liberal daughter to vote with us. My parents voted my mail.
Come on Mueller!
|by Anonymous||reply 445||11/04/2018|
The next 48 hours will be interesting.
I’m guessing +4 in Senate and a 1 member House majority for Republicans, mostly due to early voting.
I’ll check Tuesday night. The Blue Wave might give way to a Red Tide.
|by Anonymous||reply 446||11/04/2018|
MMPH! They're bringing ELVIS out now!!!!
Priscilla Presley Verified account @Cilla_Presley
Attention Tennesseans: @MarshaBlackburn has perpetuated the cruelty of soring TN Walking Horses by doing the bidding of violators of the Horse Protection Act. Please vote for @PhilBredesen for Senate, to help save the breed Elvis so dearly loved from this abuse. @AWAction_News
|by Anonymous||reply 447||11/04/2018|
r446 why do the likes of you even bother posting? There will not be a + anything in the House this years. It's going blue, use your brain. The Senate is a toss up but won't be +4 Repub. This is NOT the year of a red wave ffs.
Shit they're bringing out the big guns in TN. Elvis's widow, invoking his name no less. That plus Taylor Swift coming out for Bredesen- yes this celeb shit matters to people in TN.
|by Anonymous||reply 448||11/04/2018|
R428 I live in the 46th. I spent last year canvassing for Manka in the 45th and have been canvassing for 5 months in the 8th to flip for schrier. I never worried about Cantwell, but Hutchison is an actual threat. But, thank you for your input. I hope you have also been spending your Saturdays and Sundays canvassing for Democrats in Washington state.
|by Anonymous||reply 449||11/04/2018|
R449 I don’t know much about this race but I do know Cantwell is disliked, much like Melendez of NJ. Democrats will hold their noses and vote for Cantwell.
|by Anonymous||reply 450||11/04/2018|
Why is Cantwell disliked?
|by Anonymous||reply 451||11/04/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 452||11/04/2018|
The Senate has an infinitesimal chance of flipping, but the chances of Reps retaining control of the House are much higher than pollster predictions.
Wait until Tuesday night to accuse me of being a Russian troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 453||11/04/2018|
If red state Dems can/will win on rough terrain, Cantwell will win convincingly in one of the bluest states in the nation. I'm not sure why we're even having this ridiculous conversation. Your concern is noted.
[quote]What happens if the Senate ends at 50/50.
During the Bush years when there was a 50/50 split, both parties split chairmanships. But Republicans play dirtier now than almost 20 years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 454||11/04/2018|
I'm feeling GREAT about Sinema and Rosen. If we flip those two and keep our red state loses to a minimum of one, two or even (none), we're looking at no net changes in the Senate, or +1/+2 gain.
A lot of people look at the horse race in the Senate (will Dems win it against all odds?!) but I'm more interested in their margin. They need to stay at 48 at minimum or gain one or two to have a chance of flipping in 2020. If Sinema, Rosen and a few red state Dems go down and we're left with 46/47, that isn't great for the next cycle even if the map looks MUCH more favorable for Dems than this horrendous map.
|by Anonymous||reply 455||11/04/2018|
OK, a bit of hope on the horizon.
Thing about this election like the fucking evil Republicans saw midterms in the 90s.
The field for the Senate is better for Democrats in 2020.
It is possible we could have a Democratic House, Senate and President in 2020.
Do not give up hope.
And if it had not happened by then, we get Trump's tax returns and subsequent investigations.
He will be going to jail.
|by Anonymous||reply 456||11/04/2018|
If you love Jesus you will vote GOP.
|by Anonymous||reply 457||11/04/2018|
R454 we are not having a conversation. I mentioned a concern. You said, bs Cantwells an easy in.
I said, yup. For 18 months I've been canvassing and so have had the conversations about Cantwell. Issaquah and Seattle will elect her. But, look, Washington wasn't a blue state until Manka in 2017.
King county is solid blue. Not the state.
So again, assume nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 458||11/04/2018|
Vote Democratic Party down ballot, both for candidates and public policies!
Go to r/CaliforniaAction for voting resources and our endorsements. We have national resources and endorsements too, in addition to information for California State.
ALL AMERICAN HANDS ON DECK!
VOTE THIS TIME! IT IS THAT IMPORTANT! Your Fellow Americans need you to vote too.
|by Anonymous||reply 459||11/04/2018|
New FLORIDA poll this morning:
Nelson (D) 50%
Scott (R) 46%
"Both Democratic candidates also enjoy net-positive favorability ratings, while both Republicans are more disliked than liked."
"Asked which party they want in control of Congress after November’s elections, 49 percent of likely voters choose Democrats, while 45 percent choose Republicans."
Nelson leads with Independents.
Trump approval in Florida: 44%
Trump disapproval in Florida: 51%
Poll conducted Oct 30-Nov 2
|by Anonymous||reply 460||11/05/2018|
Claire McCaskill (D) 50
Josh Hawley (R) 47
"McCaskill holds a 20-point advantage among likely independent voters (56 percent to 36 percent), as well as leads among women (55 percent to 42 percent), non-white voters (78 percent to 20 percent) and those under 45 (58 percent to 39 percent)."
"In September’s NBC/Marist poll of the state, McCaskill and Hawley were tied at 47 percent each."
|by Anonymous||reply 461||11/05/2018|
Republicans just dump a ton more money to keep control of the senate. How many attack ads and mailers can you get?
|by Anonymous||reply 462||11/05/2018|
I know, everywhere I look
|by Anonymous||reply 463||11/05/2018|
538 has now increased Bill Nelson's chances of winning tomorrow from 66% to 70%.
|by Anonymous||reply 464||11/05/2018|
Dear Lord, please help Bill Nelson defeat the evil Rick Scott. And please help the valiant Claire McCaskill keep her seat in Missouri. And Lord, please SMITE OUR ENEMIES!!!! Smite 'em! Send Ted Cruz packing. Help us defeat the Evil Scott Walker in Wisconsin. And please Lord, give the victory to Andrew Gillum in Florida who is battling the Evil De Santis!!! Help Andrew smite him, Lord.
|by Anonymous||reply 465||11/05/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 466||11/05/2018|
Nelson's odds of winning have definitely improved.
And Gillum is still favored.
Evers is favored to beat Walker in Wisconsin, although it's still a close race.
538 downgraded McCaskill's chances of winning today, although she still has a small edge.
|by Anonymous||reply 467||11/05/2018|
Trump is going to Missouri tonight.
|by Anonymous||reply 468||11/05/2018|
I still think Beto will win. And it will be college kids who put him over. I don't think anyone even bothers to poll them. But they are coming out for him. The lines for early voting in college towns are long. Keeping fingers crossed.
|by Anonymous||reply 469||11/05/2018|
[quote]I don’t know much about this race but I do know Cantwell is disliked, much like Melendez of NJ. Democrats will hold their noses and vote for Cantwell.
I live in Washington and I can tell you that you're full of shit. The one thing you got right is that Cantwell will coast to an easy win.
|by Anonymous||reply 470||11/05/2018|
We tend to dislike stupidity here on DL.
[quote]The Senate has an infinitesimal chance of flipping, but the chances of Reps retaining control of the House are much higher than pollster predictions.
You have zero data to back up that claim.
[quote]Wait until Tuesday night to accuse me of being a Russian troll.
I'll settle for stupid troll right now. I don't need to wait for Tuesday night.
|by Anonymous||reply 471||11/05/2018|
[quote]I never worried about Cantwell, but Hutchison is an actual threat.
The data do not match that statement.
|by Anonymous||reply 472||11/05/2018|
[quote]I’m guessing +4 in Senate and a 1 member House majority for Republicans, mostly due to early voting.
Most of the early voting numbers favor Democrats, not Republicans. You have no data to back up your claims about the House.
[quote]I’ll check Tuesday night. The Blue Wave might give way to a Red Tide.
You really are a special kind of stupid, aren't you?
|by Anonymous||reply 473||11/05/2018|
I doubt there will be a blue wave, people are still too angry after the last election.
|by Anonymous||reply 474||11/05/2018|
R469 I just don't see how. I don't think Beto has won a single poll
|by Anonymous||reply 475||11/05/2018|
That is kind of a silly comment to make, R474. That anger is motivating Democrats to turn out in record numbers this year.
|by Anonymous||reply 476||11/05/2018|
He was ahead in one poll, R475, but that was an outlier that hasn't been repeated. The early voting numbers are suggesting that O'Rourke will do better than the polling suggests but it's still a long shot.
|by Anonymous||reply 477||11/05/2018|
R476 is right, it gets down to turnout.
|by Anonymous||reply 478||11/05/2018|
LOL! Pulling out everything from the hat
Texas contractor wins $145 million contract to build border wall in Rio Grande Valley
MCALLEN, Texas -- Federal authorities have awarded a $145 million contract to a Texas company to build 6 miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said Friday that SLSCO will begin construction of an 18-foot reinforced concrete levee wall in February in the agency's McAllen Station region. The company will also increase the height of existing fences.
It will be the first section of President Donald Trump's border barriers in the Rio Grande Valley, the busiest corridor for illegal crossings.
The government recently completed construction of a 2-mile, 30-foot tall section of fencing along the border in California.
Mr. Trump has been ramping up anti-immigration rhetoric heading into Tuesday's midterm elections and has ordered troops to the border to meet a caravan of Central American migrants slowly traveling through Mexico.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended Mr. Trump's plan to send troops to the southern border, dismissing criticism that the move is motivated by politics ahead of the midterm elections.
"We've made clear to them they need to undertake every effort they can to stop this illegal migration from entering the United States, and the president's made very clear they will not be permitted to enter our country unlawfully," Pompeo said on "Face the Nation" Sunday.
He disputed that Mr. Trump's emphasis on hardening his immigration policies in recent weeks was aimed at rallying his base.
"I've been involved in scores of conversations about stopping illegal immigration from Mexico and never once has there been a discussion of the political impact in U.S. domestic politics," Pompeo said. "It has always been about securing the safety of the American people and securing our southern border."
|by Anonymous||reply 479||11/05/2018|
Those troops will spend a couple of months building up their location. Then a couple of months taking it all back down again. And they will have accomplished exactly nothing.
As for Pompeo, just one word: bullshit.
|by Anonymous||reply 480||11/05/2018|
[quote]The Senate has an infinitesimal chance of flipping, but the chances of Reps retaining control of the House are much higher than pollster predictions.
Good grief. No they are not higher than predicted. They may waver around the current numbers, but there is nearly zero chance of the Repubs retaining the House. Zero.
Unless massive electronic voter fraud on a widespread scale occurs. But we'll be having a different conversation re that, if it comes to pass.
|by Anonymous||reply 481||11/05/2018|
Garden-variety troll, and a rather stupid one at that.
|by Anonymous||reply 482||11/05/2018|
Even Nate Silver says that there is a one and six chance that the Republicans will retain control of the House. That is not nonzero.
Far too many of the races are tossups for any meaningful overall prediction. Aggregating them and then not giving numbers for all 50+ competitive House seats is misleading.
There is little doubt that Democrats will cast nearly 10% more votes than Republicans. That does not mean that they will win simply because individual races are the only real factor. If 100 safe Dem HoRep candidates get 90% of the vote, but marginal candidates lose, it casts doubt on the accuracy of REPORTING on polling data.
|by Anonymous||reply 483||11/05/2018|
Oh, give it up, moron. You've been spewing that bullshit all thread and none of it is based on anything but wishful thinking on your part.
Tell us again how the "House is a toss up. The competitive races are now statistically tied."
Or how "every article is hammering [McCaskill's] response and evasive denials" for that "Project Veritas" silliness that immediately disappeared.
Or how "Beto is done too" because "His campaign got caught on camera bragging about illegally using campaign money to help an underground migrant caravan," another supposed "scandal" that disappeared immediately.
Or how you're guessing a "1 member House majority for Republicans, mostly due to early voting," even though most of the early voting has favored Democratic candidates.
Or how "the Blue Wave might give way to a Red Tide."
In short, you're an ignorant buffoon who knows absolutely nothing about politics, statistical analysis, polling, or economics. You have to be the Idiot Libertarian Troll, given that you you stated "the final collapse of Keynesian based policies destroys the credibility of the Infallible Experts."
|by Anonymous||reply 484||11/05/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 485||11/05/2018|
Even worse for the moron:
[quote]FWIW, I don’t vote.
Then move the fuck along and let the grownups talk, moron.
|by Anonymous||reply 486||11/05/2018|
Nate Silver said that there was no pathway for Trump to win the Presidency. Fuck Nate Silver.
I am telling you the polling models are wrong. I think they are weighting the rejecters as non-voters and this is false. There are high numbers of people who are called by polls and just hang-up and reject.
Bottom Line: We do not know what is going to happen. Intention to vote surveys (the polls) are not reliable.
You have to VOTE.
Vote DEMOCRATIC party down ballot.
*Wake up early and go to the polls.
*Take you voting research with you. Go here r/CaliforniaAction for voting resources and our endorsements. They have some national level voting resources for you too. Do this NOW. Start printing out their endorsements by state and by your address.
*Find your polling place too.
VOTE DEMOCRATIC Party down ballot, both candidates and public policy.!
|by Anonymous||reply 487||11/05/2018|
r/CaliforniaAction to be a highly informed voter!
|by Anonymous||reply 488||11/05/2018|
May I just remind everyone that a “10% chance of winning” does not mean it’s impossible. Would you take a ski lift that has a 10% chance of collapsing over a 1000 ft gorge? Drink spoiled milk with a 10% chance of giving you botulism? Of course not. It tells you something, but its not rulling anything out. And a long-shot winner does not invalidate the analysis.
|by Anonymous||reply 489||11/05/2018|
[quote]Nate Silver said that there was no pathway for Trump to win the Presidency. Fuck Nate Silver.
oh please, he said nothing of the kind. He was basically the only poll guru who was warning right up until the last minute that Trump could win.
|by Anonymous||reply 490||11/05/2018|
I’m excited, but then I remember that no matter what happen, we will still have that orange stain in the White House.
|by Anonymous||reply 491||11/05/2018|
amen to the Great Smiting!
Verily I say unto you, let no man partake of the bubbly libations until every last rethug has been smitten by the almighty hand of democracy tomorrow night.
If any man, woman or chile shall prematurely praise Cher before the majority of the votes are counted, let the previous poster's gypsy curses rain down upon them like the wrath of Joan Crawford.
|by Anonymous||reply 492||11/05/2018|
[quote]Nate Silver said that there was no pathway for Trump to win the Presidency. Fuck Nate Silver.
*sigh* No, he didn't.
[quote]I am telling you the polling models are wrong.
The polling models have been reasonably accurate in the off-cycle elections, aside from tending to underestimate Democratic turnout. The polling numbers are also mostly supported by the early voting numbers.
|by Anonymous||reply 493||11/05/2018|
BETO please win. Come on Texas, you can have the medicaid expansion (lower cost health insurance) and health care.
BETO is amazing and cruz is appalling. EASY!
|by Anonymous||reply 494||11/05/2018|
He’s a Canadian for Christ’s sake. How are people buying him as Mr. Texas.
|by Anonymous||reply 495||11/05/2018|
The AZ Dem party texting group I'm in to GOTV texted 300,000 people in Arizona today!!
|by Anonymous||reply 496||11/05/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 497||11/05/2018|
I think democrats and younger voters are taking this election more seriously than the polling is picking up. Polling is normally accurate but we have been in the midst of an electoral shift over the past couple of years.
The only seats I see dems losing tomorrow (out of the ones they are contesting) are ND snd possibly TN. I know TX is deep red but I'd be shocked if Beto didn't pull off the upset at this point.
|by Anonymous||reply 498||11/05/2018|
Larry Sabato is out with his final Senate predictions and he thinks AZ + NV will flip blue and MO + ND + IN will flip red. That would be a net -1 loss.
|by Anonymous||reply 499||11/05/2018|
I don't think IN and MO both flip.
Claire may be doing better than we are seeing.
|by Anonymous||reply 500||11/05/2018|
Any particular reason this Red Tide Troll is still posting? If we all FF this troll's post at R446 "it" won't be able to post for 24 hrs.
[quote]Senate is impossible. House is a toss up. The competitive races are now statistically tied. A break one way is decisive.
[quote]Losing a (D) Senate seat is more probable at this juncture.
[quote]FWIW, I don’t vote. Neither party actually wants to fix the systemic problems.
[quote]Beto is done too. His campaign got caught on camera bragging about illegally using campaign money to help an underground migrant caravan.
[quote]I’m guessing +4 in Senate and a 1 member House majority for Republicans, mostly due to early voting. I’ll check Tuesday night. The Blue Wave might give way to a Red Tide.
[quote]The Senate has an infinitesimal chance of flipping, but the chances of Reps retaining control of the House are much higher than pollster predictions. Wait until Tuesday night to accuse me of being a Russian troll.
[quote]Far too many of the races are tossups for any meaningful overall prediction.
|by Anonymous||reply 501||11/05/2018|
[quote]I know TX is deep red but I'd be shocked if Beto didn't pull off the upset at this point.
|by Anonymous||reply 502||11/05/2018|
R499 & R500, McCaskill is vulnerable, and the latest 538 forecast has downgraded her chances of winning slightly. She still is narrowly favored, but it's a Toss Up.
But I'm surprised that Sabato is predicting the Republicans will win Indiana because 538 gives Donnelly a 72% chance of winning, and he's ahead in the most recent polls.
|by Anonymous||reply 503||11/05/2018|
[quote] *sigh* No, he didn't.
Yes, he did. He even admitted it. Go shove a rusty broom handle up your ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 504||11/05/2018|
[quote] oh please, he said nothing of the kind. He was basically the only poll guru who was warning right up until the last minute that Trump could win.
OMFG, now you’re lying like Trump. Go blow your fucking brains out, you liar. Nate said trepeatedky Trump had no chance of winning, even writing a mea culpa essay on how wrong he was. He waited until two days before the election to give both candidates a 50/50 shot. Get fucked. He said this election that he had no idea how it would could per 2016 on Twitter joking about it. Fuck off!
|by Anonymous||reply 505||11/05/2018|
Other pollsters are saying the models are off. Two variables are: how they are weighting rejectors and predictive modelling on new registered voters.
|by Anonymous||reply 506||11/05/2018|
Sabato is a Republican.
|by Anonymous||reply 507||11/05/2018|
LOL, no he's not R507. If you watch his commentary on MSNBC as I do regularly, he's clearly a liberal or moderate at best.
|by Anonymous||reply 508||11/05/2018|
I think Sabato actually worked for Democrats as a younger man before becoming a Professor.
He's usually considered non-partisan in his analysis.
|by Anonymous||reply 509||11/05/2018|
I'm not saying Sabato is totally wrong in predicting Donnelly will lose in Indiana. He could be right.
Donnelly's lead does appear to have narrowed in some polls after he voted against Kavanaugh.
But the odds still appear to favor Donnelly by a narrow margin.
|by Anonymous||reply 510||11/05/2018|
I agree, R510. You don't have to look to far back in the past to look at how Senate races in Indiana have played out. Just look at two years ago. Evan Bayh. He led in all the early polls and all the SuperPacs came in to relentlessly attack him. I believe the RCP average was about even on election day but he lost by almost double digits.
Now Donnelly is certainly no carpetbagger or a bad candidate like Bayh was but it's certainly something to consider.
|by Anonymous||reply 511||11/05/2018|
Yes, the Evan Bayh campaign was hit by several problems.
Bayh started out with a lead early in 2016 because of his name recognition as a former Senator.
1) He was hit for living outside of Indiana for several years after he left the Senate in 2010.
2) The effect of Trump performing well in Indiana and having an Indiana VP like Pence took him down even more by voting day.
|by Anonymous||reply 512||11/05/2018|
I would say that Phil Bredesen's situation in Tennessee this year reminds me of Evan Bayh in 2016.
Like Bayh, Bredesen started out ahead in the polls at the start of this year because of his big name recognition.
However, as the months have gone by, Bredesen has been slammed by huge amounts of attack ads.
Plus, Tennessee is redder than Indiana now, and redder than when Bredesen was Governor.
So although Bredesen has pulled even in a couple of recent TN polls, Blackburn is still heavily favored.
|by Anonymous||reply 513||11/05/2018|
Sorry for the FOX link, and we ALL know that he didn't write this, but can anyone else sense the guilty conscience of the piece, and the begging for another chance?
President Trump's closing argument: Vote Republican and continue the jobs boom
For many Americans, the Great Recession brought dark days we will never forget – and never want to repeat. It wasn’t long ago that economists told us sluggish growth and flat wages were here to stay.
Pundits talked about a “jobless recovery.” And politicians promised hope and change but never delivered.
But now, thanks to Republican leadership, the United States has the best economy in the history of our country – and hope has finally returned to cities and towns across America.
Since I was elected, we have created 4.5 million new jobs. In the last month alone, we added another 250,000 jobs, and nearly a half-million Americans returned to the workforce. We have added nearly 500,000 manufacturing jobs to our economy – jobs that many self-proclaimed experts said would never return.
The unemployment rate just fell to the lowest level in nearly 50 years. More Americans are working today than ever before. And wages are now rising at the fastest rate in a decade.
Today, if you want a job, you can get a job. If you want a better job, you can get a better job. African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Asian-Americans have the best job prospects in history. The employment outlook for women is the best in more than 65 years.
Students graduating from high school and college are entering the workforce with an abundance of opportunities.
These things didn’t happen by accident. They happened because Republicans are putting American workers and families first.
|by Anonymous||reply 514||11/06/2018|
@R513; Poll Troll, have you gotten any sleep? You must rest! We will need your expertise and valuable opinions this evening. Don't worry about this idle chit-chat. GO REST!
|by Anonymous||reply 515||11/06/2018|
I'm prepared for the worst but I feel really good about;
Basically, I do feel that there will be a sweep. I have nothing to base that upon except just my gut feelings.
|by Anonymous||reply 516||11/06/2018|
Donnelly has been running to the right in IN, which could backfire in blue areas like Indianapolis, NW corner of the state, and the college towns. I assume that could be playing into Sabato's comments.
|by Anonymous||reply 517||11/06/2018|
I'm not saying it WILL backfire, just thinking that could be a reason for Sabato's opinion. It will be close for Donnelly.
|by Anonymous||reply 518||11/06/2018|
I was polled by e-mail. I got a questionaire from the Republicans. It was from Michigan for their Senate race. Does that count? I mean we assume polls are conducted over the phone, and they often are, but I am seeing more and more polls coming in through e-mail.
|by Anonymous||reply 519||11/06/2018|
You don't seem to understand the difference between a primary and the general election r505. Yes, Silver dismissed Trump during the GOP primary, as everyone did assuming he was a flash in the pan. He was wrong, as he admitted, t wasn't even based on data it was just his assumption of how things would play out.
He never dismissed Trump chances of winning the general election, (the model also did not give it 50/50 as your posts, the post Comey-letter polls bumped Trump up to 30%). You seem a bit dim if I am being honest, should probably leave the election analysis to other posters.
|by Anonymous||reply 520||11/06/2018|
[quote]I think Sabato actually worked for Democrats as a younger man before becoming a Professor. He's usually considered non-partisan in his analysis.
He appears constantly on Fox.
|by Anonymous||reply 521||11/06/2018|
Silver got the 2016 General election right. We can't blame him for failing to factor in the Russians stealing the election.
|by Anonymous||reply 522||11/06/2018|
[quote] Donnelly has been running to the right in IN, which could backfire in blue areas like Indianapolis, NW corner of the state, and the college towns.
Let's just hope that at this point most Democratic and independent voters realize that the perfect is the enemy of the good. Everyone should get the message: VOTE BLUE NO MATTER WHO.
|by Anonymous||reply 523||11/06/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 524||11/06/2018|
[quote]OMFG, now you’re lying like Trump. Go blow your fucking brains out, you liar. Nate said trepeatedky Trump had no chance of winning, even writing a mea culpa essay on how wrong he was. He waited until two days before the election to give both candidates a 50/50 shot. Get fucked. He said this election that he had no idea how it would could per 2016 on Twitter joking about it. Fuck off!
Just stop. You're embarrassing yourself with this bullshit. No, he did not say that "Trump had no chance of winning." And no, he never gave the candidates a 50/50 shot. And no, he didn't say what you claim he said about this election. You're simply making shit up and it's stupid.
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