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Old 10-12-2010, 11:03 AM
 
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It seems to me that since the 'I dabbled in witchcraft' and the MTV anti-masturbation campaign have gotten more attention, people have started to move away from the TEA party, nervous of it's intentions and ideals. Could this be true or has the Tea only gotten stronger? (Ha!)
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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Oh yeah, I'm sure that's what's happening out there as the GOP expands the political battlefield and once "safe" dem seats come into play.

Yeah sure.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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It seems to me that since the 'I dabbled in witchcraft' and the MTV anti-masturbation campaign have gotten more attention, people have started to move away from the TEA party, nervous of it's intentions and ideals. Could this be true or has the Tea only gotten stronger? (Ha!)
Sounds like a lot of wishful and delusional thinking to me.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:17 AM
 
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Oh yeah, I'm sure that's what's happening out there as the GOP expands the political battlefield and once "safe" dem seats come into play.

Yeah sure.
Is the GOP the same exact thing as the TEA party then? Hahaha, the truth finally comes out.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:19 AM
 
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Is the GOP the same as TEA party then? Hahaha, the truth finally comes out.
Is O'Donnell the only Tea Party member?

I guess the $14 million raised by Angle, a TP member, doesn't count.

Epic fail...and so early too.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:23 AM
 
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Actually, the latest polling data put out by Charlie Cook shows the republicans picking up at least 40 seats (they were predicting 80). They only need 39 to take control of the House.

In the Senate, Cook thinks they'll pick up 7-9 seats, bringing the numbers close to 50/50. The truth is, that leaves both the house and Senate pretty much equally divided by party, and within one or two votes of each other.

Do you think that's a mandate?

The Cook Political Report | The insider's choice for election analysis
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:23 AM
 
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Is the GOP the same exact thing as the TEA party then? Hahaha, the truth finally comes out.
No it's not. Not at all. The Tea Parties are a genuine movement that represents the average voter, while the GOP (the establishment. The Boehners, Roves, and McConnells of the world) just uses religion to get the vote out, and then never act on their promises because they want to be able to keep their ammunition in stock for the next elections. If they solve the cultural issues of the U.S., then they won't have much to play on, and will ACTUALLY have to rule our way, not the corporation's way. The same goes to the Democrats
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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Actually, the latest polling data put out by Charlie Cook shows the republicans picking up at least 40 seats (they were predicting 80). They only need 39 to take control of the House.

In the Senate, Cook thinks they'll pick up 7-9 seats, bringing the numbers close to 50/50. The truth is, that leaves both the house and Senate pretty much equally divided by party, and within one or two votes of each other.

Do you think that's a mandate?

The Cook Political Report | The insider's choice for election analysis
RCP right now is predicting a 50/50 Senate and an average GOP gain of 51 seats in the House with the range being as little as 32 to as much as 71 seats
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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Actually, the latest polling data put out by Charlie Cook shows the republicans picking up at least 40 seats (they were predicting 80). They only need 39 to take control of the House.

In the Senate, Cook thinks they'll pick up 7-9 seats, bringing the numbers close to 50/50. The truth is, that leaves both the house and Senate pretty much equally divided by party, and within one or two votes of each other.

Do you think that's a mandate?

The Cook Political Report | The insider's choice for election analysis
Have you looked at the OTHER political analysts, Like 538, RCP, Rothenburg? Funny you choose the one that has the least number of turnovers.......but not surprising.

Besides, not all GOP candidates running for election are TP members.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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Have you looked at the OTHER political analysts, Like 538, RCP, Rothenburg? Funny you choose the one that has the least number of turnovers.......but not surprising.

Besides, not all GOP candidates running for election are TP members.
You might actually get people who disagree with you to listen to what you say, if you just weren't so rude. It isn't an attractive quality--if you believe that your points are rational and logical, then you shouldn't have to insult people who might disagree with you. No need to be nasty.

If you don't like my choice of polling--just ignore it. The original predictions were (by many pollsters) that the R's would pick up more seats than they're proposing now. Do you think those numbers might go down because of more public attention to some of the more "colorful" tea party candidates, and IF the makeup of the House and Senate wind up being fairly evenly split, do you think it's a mandate for the R's?
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