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Old 02-12-2015, 11:17 PM
 
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GOP does well locally, but POTUS is the big test. Plus with 24 GOP Senators up in 2016, this is likely just a 2 year deviation from a several decades long era of Democratic Senate control.

POTUS races , though, are the Super Bowl. Super Bowls have just one winner. Not many think about the SB losers much.
And with 25 Dems up in the Senate in 2018 it will probably flip again especially if a dem wins POTUS.

I wonder what will happen if on the state level the GOP has enough votes to trip a CC, not that they will ever want to, but if the electorate starts demanding it?
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:58 PM
 
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Abe Vigoda=GOP
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Old 02-13-2015, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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2009
US House of Reps: 257-178 D
US Senate: 60-40 D
Governors: 29-21 D
State Legislatures: 27-14 D

2015
US House of Reps: 247-188 R
US Senate: 54-46 R
Governors: 32-18 R
State Legislatures: 31-11 R

If I didn't know any better I'd say it's the Democrats whose numbers are at near-extinction levels.
Since I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican, the information presented is meaningless.

[and so is any practical distinction]
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Old 02-13-2015, 02:09 AM
 
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Most seniors are getting back FAR more than they paid in. Putting debt and benefit cuts onto their children and grandchildren to pay for it.

And complaining the whole time about 'entitled kids these days' who don't have a decent job in an economy where ALL wealth gains have been redistributed UP since Reagan.

Thank gawd they'll be dead in 20 years- along with the Republican Party in its current form (the name and special-interests will live on though).
We don't get to decide how much is taken (aka "taxed") from us and we certainly don't decide on how much we get back. SS is a scam. That's why the GOP has always fought against it. Now the left chime in about how "unfair" the system which they fully support is an entitlement.

What about the millions of people who paid into the system (which you cannot get out of) for decades, but died before they could see any benefit at all?

The think with lefties is that they never see the depth of an argument, they only work on emotion.
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Old 02-13-2015, 04:36 AM
 
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2009
US House of Reps: 257-178 D
US Senate: 60-40 D
Governors: 29-21 D
State Legislatures: 27-14 D

2015
US House of Reps: 247-188 R
US Senate: 54-46 R
Governors: 32-18 R
State Legislatures: 31-11 R

If I didn't know any better I'd say it's the Democrats whose numbers are at near-extinction levels.
Let them have their delusion. It'll be so much sweeter in 2016. They still think the People support their agenda!
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by BirchBarlow View Post
2009
US House of Reps: 257-178 D
US Senate: 60-40 D
Governors: 29-21 D
State Legislatures: 27-14 D

2015
US House of Reps: 247-188 R
US Senate: 54-46 R
Governors: 32-18 R
State Legislatures: 31-11 R

If I didn't know any better I'd say it's the Democrats whose numbers are at near-extinction levels.
Win some, lose some. Things change and advantages evaporate.

That's politics.

Check back in two years.

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Old 02-13-2015, 07:05 AM
 
Location: North America
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It's a common occurrence for liberals to predict the doom of the Republican party. They've been doing it for years and years. My guess would be that it has to do with their philosophy of themselves being progressive and calling conservatives backwards and behind the times. Their worldview is that they are the wave of the future, so I suppose it isn't surprising when they view any time they win an election as a sign that their ultimate victory has begun.
Republicans do the exact same thing. Both sides of the coin aren't that much different really. I remember in 2004 when Democrats were so sure an unpopular Bush would lose to John Kerry. Once he lost Republicans were chanting the same crud about Democrats losing because they needed to be more moderate, and people were generally trending more conservative...yada....yada....yada...
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