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    What’s the craic? Why is Obama so unpopular? How bad is a lame duck president?
    “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” ― Oscar Wilde
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  • #2
    Originally posted by firstfloor View Post
    What’s the craic?
    Word on the street is that Republicans will gain control of the senate -- only question seems to be is "by how much".

    Why is Obama so unpopular?
    Because he's completely incompetent.

    How bad is a lame duck president?
    Some are worse than others, voter discretion advised.
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    • #3
      I will hasten to add - NOTHING will surprise me tonight.... the Republicans have an uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. I am INCLINED to believe they will win the majority in the Senate, but I'm not holding my breath. On the other hand, it's all about "turn out" --- it's possible that the Democrats may stay home in larger numbers due to lack of excitement, OR it's possible that overconfidence will cause Republicans to stay home thinking "we have this in the bag".

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      • #4
        What is craic? Is this some newfangled slang I'm not hip to?
        "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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        • #5
          Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
          What is craic? Is this some newfangled slang I'm not hip to?
          Scuttlebutt, gossip, the talk....
          "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
            I will hasten to add - NOTHING will surprise me tonight.... the Republicans have an uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

            Exactly! And if we can't win the Senate in this political climate I fear for the country.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
              Word on the street is that Republicans will gain control of the senate -- only question seems to be is "by how much".
              Seems likely but there are so many close races that it really is still up in the air. The Republicans could well win those they were hoping to take but lose a couple that they weren't expecting to lose like in Kansas and here in Georgia.

              I'm always still in trouble again

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              • #8
                I'm really paying attention to my state's governor race (Kansas). Sam Brownback's deep tax cuts have proven to be politically unpopular to the point that Republican politicians in other states are taking it as a lesson not to cut to that extent. This race may be seen as something of a broader referendum. (Of course, since this is Kansas, his opponent is a very moderate Democrat.)

                The Senate race here is very strange too. The Democrat dropped out because his campaign was going nowhere but poll numbers showed that the Independent running would at least have a shot if his name didn't appear on the ballot.

                However, the Democrat still has a massive billboard on I-35 heading into Kansas City. I find that amusing.
                Last edited by KingsGambit; 11-04-2014, 11:38 AM.
                "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                • #9
                  Anything is possible - but it is very likely the Republicans will take the Senate and it is possible they will take it by a decent margin. Failing to take it is in the same category as getting a super majority - possible but really not likely.

                  Lame duck means the other side doesn't really have to deal with you - they can wait you out. It limits a president's power - especially when he doesn't have a Congress of the same party. In this case, if you are a Dem, it's really bad. If you are a Repub, it's really good.

                  "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot


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                  • #10
                    (Also, I'm hoping there's an interesting in having an open thread tonight as returns come in. I hate politics but I'm fascinated by it at the same time and watching returns come in is like Christmas.)
                    "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                    • #11
                      I can't be online tonight - no home computer...

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                      • #12
                        If Republicans take the Senate they will push amnesty and Obama will sign it.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                          I can't be online tonight - no home computer...
                          If I inherit $3 million from a distant relative I've never met, I promise to buy you a computer.
                          "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                          • #14
                            Aww, thanks...

                            "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
                              I hate politics but I'm fascinated by it at the same time
                              I agree.
                              I DENOUNCE DONALD J. TRUMP AND ALL HIS IMMORAL ACTS.

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