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11-03-2010, 09:30 PM
I bookmarked a ton of these kinds of threads.

Anyone want more of them posted? Let me know.


book_worm (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-01-10 08:55 PM
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I'm going to be laughing my arse off when the Dems do better than "the experts" believe

tomorrow night. The Dems hold the house. Lose only 4 Senate seats (also win in Alaska) and win the big governorships in Florida, California and Ohio.

I can't wait to see the pundits and pollsters try and explain how they actually saw this coming when they have done nothing but predict doom and gloom for the Dems for a year.

JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-01-10 09:03 PM
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3. I do believe this is why the Pubbies are burning that candle at both ends...

Saying how they are going to clean up, Dems have no chance, etc. Then out of the other side of their mouths they are framing this stolen election deal.

I fully expect each and every Pubbie that loses his seat to pull a Coleman on their respective Franken ;) Oh yes, I do believe! It will make them look all the more like the whiney asshats they are.
grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Wed Oct-27-10 08:01 PM
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Poll question: What is your prediction for election day? Updated at 1:00 AM

Poll result (59 votes)
Dems retain both the Senate and the House. (35 votes, 59%) Vote
Dems retain the Senate and lose the House. (21 votes, 36%) Vote
Dems retain the House and lose the Senate. (1 votes, 2%) Vote
Republicans take over both houses. (2 votes, 3%)


book_worm (1000+ posts)
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Maybe I'm just a hopeless optimist, but...

I honestly think the Democrats will do better than expected on November 2nd. Will they lose seats, of course. But I don't think this "wave" the media is talking about will happen. My prediction is the Dems retain both the house and senate and even if they do by 1 vote given the expectations game the pundits and pollsters have been shoveling for months about the "enthusiastic" republicans who can't wait to vote (if so why are the Dems leading early voting in several states?)it will be a victory for the Dems if they retain congress.

Just saying.
nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Fri Oct-22-10 11:30 PM
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1. You are correct Updated at 11:36 AM

The polls are correct insofar the population they're reaching.

But...they're missing large swaths of the population.

Crazy Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Fri Oct-22-10 11:35 PM
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2. They'll still gain a few seats plus blue dog dems and moderates always side w/republicans

So Woohoo! We'll have the majority but still not enough votes to get anything done.

TlalocW (1000+ posts) Sat Oct-23-10 12:34 AM
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3. Agree and Disagree

I do agree that the democrats will retain both houses, but even if democrats GAINED seats, the meme from the media would be, "Republican wave keeps democratic gains to minimum."


virtualobserver (1000+ posts) Thu Oct-28-10 05:01 PM
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I can't seem to shake this positive feeling

As my thoughts simmer in this soup of polls that don't reflect

1. homes without land lines
2. an energized AA vote
3. an energized Latino vote
4. the effect of the many facets of the Democratic ground game.
5. the stench of "Scary Tea" filling the noses of independents as we close out the campaign.

Normally I would just be hoping that these items would create a better outcome.

But this time, I just can't shake a feeling of CERTAINTY that not only will this be
positive, but more positive than even the most optimistic forecasts.

I'm talking about something on the order of Grassley defeated in Iowa, Perry defeated in Texas
and even McCain going down in AZ.

I'm sorry, but I just can't shake this feeling.

ralph wiggum
11-04-2010, 08:55 AM
More please! :D

11-04-2010, 01:38 PM
Lmao! :d

Adam Wood
11-04-2010, 05:50 PM

There. That'll take care of everything.