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Old 04-28-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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No it doesn't. He has already said for the democrats not to automatically assume he will be the 60th vote. Sounds like you're assuming.
The democratic leadership would never assume that all democrats will vote the party line, but Mitch McConnell is having a much worse day than Harry Reid.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:56 PM
 
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The Republican tent is getting smaller and smaller. Too much Glenn Beck/Rush Limbaugh and not enough sense.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:57 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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On the contrary SNL, the fact that they "got their man" may well have energized them for several election cycles. If there were voters out there who felt that their vote didn't matter, this watershed event may well have changed their minds.
Yeah, but "off-year" elections pretty much always have a low turnout - and I doubt 2010 will be much different. The fact is, few people really get all that excited about voting for a member of Congress. It's the Presidential races that draw the "large" crowds. 2012 will have a big turnout, but 2010 - not so much. I suspect the turnout will be much like past mid-term elections have been.

Ken
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:58 PM
 
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The few remaing GOP members could get a clue from this, that is, if they could put their egos aside for a moment.
According to Specter that isnt why he's switching, he's switching because he's TOO moderate to win re-election anymore as a Republican, and that he can ONLY win by becoming a registered Democrat.

Some might look at this as a fact that GOP members are moving more to the right and unwilling to vote for a Republican left of center.

Jees, I wonder if that has anything to do with Obama, pushing those not like him away..

What "clue" are we supposed to get from this? That your supposed to compromise your values for the ultimate prize, winning an election? Only a liberal would think thats good..
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Ouch! You've got a rep coming Ovcatto +1
Rep this...

Rasmussen Reports™: The Most Comprehensive Public Opinion Data Anywhere (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/congressional_ballot/generic_congressional_ballot - broken link)

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics2/53_say_next_president_likely_to_be_a_republican (broken link)
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:01 PM
 
Location: in my imagination
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Abolish the Constitution? Bush/Cheney already had...
When the reporter asked the looter coming out of the store "why are you stealing,don't you know it is wrong?".The looter replied "well the guy behind me did to so that makes it alright for me to also".
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:02 PM
 
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The Democratic Party is big enough to welcome moderates. Susan and Olympia, the party is open for you to join. Make the leap together!
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Harrisonville
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Snowe: GOP Has Abandoned Principles; Specter Switch "Devastating"

Chuck Hagel, how about it? We got room for one more...

There's no doubt about it. The R's are going to have to face what they have allowed to happen to the Party of Lincoln and clean the trash from their house or they won't be able to elect a dogcatcher in 5 years' time.
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:05 PM
 
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Rep this...

Rasmussen Reports™: The Most Comprehensive Public Opinion Data Anywhere (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/congressional_ballot/generic_congressional_ballot - broken link)

Rasmussen Reports™: The Most Comprehensive Public Opinion Data Anywhere (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics2/53_say_next_president_likely_to_be_a_republican - broken link)

LOL, you seem extremely bitter.

RIP GOP.
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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One of the weirdest things about people today, is how they point to a man who voted for the single most socialist program ever presented to the U.S. Senate, and who claims the current big-spending, entitlement-creating Republican party as "to the right of where it was in 1980"... and they then refer to him as a "Moderate".

Try to imagine for a moment, just how much careful forgetful mental distortion, how much blinders-wearing doublethink, is required for that.
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