This country is naturally republican. The democrats can't win anything, except when all the stars are alligned just so. After tomorrow the dems will be broken. The march to November 2012 will be a funeral procession for Obama. The republicans will of course pick up the Senate as a bonus that year. The election of 2008 will then be completely reversed. How the democrats ever expect to get back into power after failing so completely given the opportunity they were handed in 2008 is beyond me.%0D %0D
I told you all two years ago
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 55||11/15/2012|
"The democrats can't win anything, except when all the stars are alligned just so."
Happily, "the stars align just so" every time the Republicans get into office and Americans remember just how fucking awful they are. Obama (current favorability rating: 48%) will cruise to re-election in 2012 just as soon as Americans get an eyeful of what Congress looks and sounds like under John Boehner (current favorability rating: 32%).
And only a moron would suggest that two wars and an economy destroyed by the Republicans represents "an opportunity" that Democrats were handed.
Tomorrow's going to be a bitter pill for Democrats. However, I really look forward to three months from tomorrow, when all the dimwitted white crackers who voted Republican realize that the economy is still in the shitter and they're still unemployed.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 1||11/01/2010|
The country is just abou 50/50. Whoever get their side the most excited wins. In 2008 it was the dems and "yes we can!" Now, the dems are losing momentum and the teapartiers and repubs are gaining it. In 2012 it will turn around again for the dems.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 2||11/01/2010|
I was never a big Obama booster in the first place, but please do me the favor of naming on Republican candidate who could beat him in 2012.
The midterms elections during Clinton's first term were a fucking disaster and he was reelected.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 3||11/01/2010|
And yet two years later you're still looney toons.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 4||11/01/2010|
The only reason that the Rethugs will win tomorrow is because a bare few weeks after Obama was inaugurated they began screaming loudly that he failed to fix the messes that they had created over the course of 8 years.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 5||11/01/2010|
I tend to vote in Presidential elections. A midterm election like this is usually a big "meh" for me.
All the bad press about Democrats made me get out and vote this time.
I was mobilized.
And I voted a purely Democratic ticket.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 6||11/01/2010|
There's hope. If Palin is nominated, Obama can win.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 7||11/01/2010|
I'm the same as R6.
But I will be voting tomorrow, and voting a straight Democratic ticket.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 8||11/01/2010|
r1 Unemployment is twice the size for ethnics as whites.
So they will all still be eating shit as well.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 9||11/01/2010|
I always vote. I vote for progressives. They tend to be democrats.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 10||11/01/2010|
That Senator Thune from South Dakota would make a decent Republican candidate, but they don't seem to realize that.%0D %0D
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 11||11/01/2010|
I always vote for:
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 12||11/01/2010|
"The midterms elections during Clinton's first term were a fucking disaster and he was reelected."
As were Reagan's and both Bushes' first midterm. This always happens. A popular when elected president always has a tough first mid-term. Obama's favorable/unfavorable rating is very similar to Reagan's, and he did OK after his first mid-term if I recall.
Another factor -- the voting populace gets queasy with one party controlling the presidency and both houses of Congress. That rarely has occurred, except during WWII, and it usually doesn't last when it has occurred.
The question the media (and whoever from Free Republic posts on here) will focus on is the extent of the losses, and will say that this proves Obama went too far to the right and must come to the center and capitulate to the Republican majority (likely in the house). They'll be wrong, of course, but they're rarely right anyway. So to speak.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 13||11/01/2010|
[quote] This country is naturally republican. %0D %0D No, this country is naturally stupid.%0D %0D Well, I guess that's the same thing. Republican = Stupid.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 14||11/01/2010|
Yes, OP. You're such a paragon of political insight, I sent your name to the Swedish King for a Nobel. Thanks again.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 15||11/01/2010|
It was only a matter of time until the "I told you so" threads popped up.
Congratulations! You were right!
America is fucked!
And you knew all along.
How many hours did you spend on phone banks over the last four weeks working for OFA?
Are you driving elderly and handicapped people to the polls tomorrow?
Bully for you to do everything you can to prevent the carnage.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 16||11/01/2010|
The country is naturally moderate with a lean to the right. But, for whatever reason, far right candidates do a better job of appearing moderate, than far left candidates, which is why they do better in elections.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 17||11/01/2010|
The Republicans will nominate Thune or Romney and have a women vice presidential candidate (not Palin) in 2012.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 18||11/01/2010|
[quote] But, for whatever reason, far right candidates do a better job of appearing moderate, than far left candidates, which is why they do better in elections.%0D %0D It's called LYING. They're far better at lying, than we are.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 19||11/01/2010|
This is our destiny.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 20||11/01/2010|
The Xtians will never embrace Romney. He's Mormon.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 21||11/01/2010|
R21, listen and learn. Romney: "I'm against abortion and gay marriage." 100% Christian support.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 22||11/01/2010|
On a per-policy basis, when you ask people about specific programs (not jingoist right-wing bullshit), the country is actually liberal.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 23||11/01/2010|
Christians in the South will never support a Mormon en masse because it's considered a kooky cult in those circles. Mormons would do themselves a tremendous favor politically by putting a stop to saying they too are Christians. They are clearly not. It's bad that they believe it, but it's downright heresy when they say it out loud.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 24||11/01/2010|
Keep telling yourself that Christians won't support a Mormon, but they would, instead, vote for a black "Muslim." Come back to earth.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 25||11/01/2010|
And WE/DEMS will do NOTHING about it!
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 26||11/01/2010|
"This country is naturally republican"%0D %0D %0D %0D %0D Actually, there are more registered democrats than registered republicans in the US
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 27||11/02/2010|
You're going to die alone, r28.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 29||11/02/2010|
Aren't you a fag too, R28? Yet you embrace people who hate you. You've got issues.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 30||11/02/2010|
The talk radio shows in my area (rural deep South) act like Romney is a pariah of sorts because of his religion. He'll play well with a lot of the GOP, because he's handsome and rich, but the Morman connection won't be overlooked.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 31||11/02/2010|
Bill Clinton was re-elected because white people in general did not leave him. He kept the blue collar people and white women.
Obama is LOSING these people. They won't be here in 2012 for the Dems the way they were for Bubba Clinton.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 32||11/02/2010|
I hope there are more voters out there like R6 and R8
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 33||11/02/2010|
Are you dense, R30?%0D %0D R28 is a nasty freeper infiltrator cunt! There's no way that shitstain is one of us.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 34||11/02/2010|
I never understood why the Democrats wanted the office anyway - they should've handed it to the Republicans and made them feel the heat of all the fucked up mess they created. Who knows? Maybe the Dems genuinely wanted to help the country or didn't want the Republicans to make it worse.%0D %0D I'm not quite an Obama supporter but I wouldn't count them out yet. A lot can happen in two years. Plus, the media ALWAYS magnifies the conservative element to make it seem like the ruling ideology - it's not necessarily how the country will vote in 2012.%0D %0D The funny thing is - you can bet if the Republicans take office in 2012, the whole Tea Party thing will just disappear, suddenly saited with a Republican president, regardless of how much money he spends or how many wars he starts.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 35||11/02/2010|
[italic]but please do me the favor of naming on Republican candidate who could beat him in 2012.[/italic]
Like 2008, anyone the Right puts up against Obama, could easily win in 2012. After Bush, anyone who ran against the Right would win the election. It's going to be the same thing, just reversed. 2012 is going to be: "Anyone But Obama".
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 36||11/02/2010|
[italic]The Xtians will never embrace Romney. He's Mormon.[/italic]
They will embrace a Mormon before they let a Marxist Terrorist-Loving Black Panther Muslim win another term in the White House. Trust me. They will come out in droves just to get rid of darkie!
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 37||11/02/2010|
[italic]Actually, there are more registered democrats than registered republicans in the US[/italic]
Wrong. You have it backwards. There are less registered Dems, than registered Repukes.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 38||11/02/2010|
And for the record, America is naturally Fascist. It's always been that way.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 39||11/02/2010|
OP, you make it sound as if there were a Republican party and a Democratic party when the Constitution was ratified, which is certainly not the case.%0D %0D You need to take a history class, sweetie.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 40||11/02/2010|
R25 & R38 are somehow under the impression that Obama carried the South in the last election.%0D %0D I don't think that's true.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 41||11/02/2010|
Even if you are/were correct, what is your point? What is anyone supposed to do with your "insight"?
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 42||11/02/2010|
I think the OP's point is that we should have been more prepared for the resurrection of the Republicans.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 43||11/02/2010|
If we can't do anything to change it, does it matter if we are more prepared?
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 44||11/02/2010|
so prescient, op.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 46||11/13/2012|
I hope the Democrats don't make the mistake they made in 2010 and not show up at the polls for the mid-term elections. They're just as important.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 47||11/13/2012|
I am loving all these old threads. So much fun to see how things worked out.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 48||11/14/2012|
Huh? OP are you off your medication?
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 49||11/14/2012|
Accurate Assessment, OP!
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 50||11/14/2012|
A bump for the ages.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 51||11/14/2012|
The country is liberal. Except in the craziest deep red areas, if you ask people about specific issues, their attitudes are liberal. They've just been trained by right wing media to hate the world liberal and to think Republicans are better at managing things. But those days are largely over now.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 52||11/14/2012|
Has OP killed himself, yet? Please let me know if he does.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 53||11/14/2012|
And Rebublicans wonder why they lost.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 54||11/15/2012|
2010 will happen again in 2014 unless the Democratic party -- at the local level -- gets its act together. The Obama campaign was incredibly well organized, well run, and well financed. There will be no such unifying force in 2014, and big money can really tilt local and congressional races.
If the effects of the Citizen's United case are not undone, the Democrats will be in big trouble in 2014.
Congressional districts already have been gerrymandered to death by Republican state legislatures, and it will be extremely hard to dislodge the incumbents. More people voted for Democrats in congressional races in 2012, yet the Republicans maintained their House majority.
|by G.O Paidwell||reply 55||11/15/2012|