The 2010 Election: Official Thread

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by pro2A, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. pro2A

    pro2A Hell, It's about time!

    Some close senate races are in:

    CT
    IL
    NV (Reids seat)
    WA
    WV

    It surprises me that Boxer is running it within 5 points in California, also that the Republican in Connecticut is trailing barely by 4 points.

    I think Murkowski in AK is still going to loose to Miller.

    Another big one is going to be Reids seat in Nevada... that should be a good one as well.

    Best case scenario for the GOP is Reid gets knocked out, they take 51 seats and Schumer in NY is the senate minority leader.

    What do you see happening in the senate?

    I think the liberals have lost the house... it's just a matter of how much.

    Discuss...
     

  2. MenInTights

    MenInTights not a plastic bag

    I think the GOP takes the Senate by at least 1 seat. I went over this before, but if you look at the races: RealClearPolitics - 2010 Election Maps - Battle for the Senate
    Every incumbent has to have 50% by this point or else they are screwed. The decision about them has already been made and they're not going to add anymore points. The only decision now is do I vote for the challenger or do I just stay home. In several of these such as Boxer in CA, she has a lead, but she is still below the 50% mark. The NY race is another.

    The other thing that hasn't been seen before quite like this year is off the chart voter enthusiasm for Conservatives. Among Gallup’s likely voters, a predicted GOP tsunami | Jay Bookman I get to vote for the 2 best Conservative leaders in the nation: Jim DeMint and Joe Wilson. They both have a huge lead and there's no real need to show up, but I can't wait to get in there and pull the lever for them. In close races such as NV and CA, this is going to be magnified 5 times.

    Many Conservatives view this election as the most important election in their lives thus far. I tend to agree. That's going to be an unstoppable force next month.
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2010
  3. pro2A

    pro2A Hell, It's about time!

    I don't want a GOP tsunami... I want an American tsunami. We need real Americans in there that won't play games with special interests and will do what the people want. This is why I like Sharron Angle, Rand Paul and Joe Miller. If we get a majority of these people in Washington and not just a few here and there, but a real force... shit will change and we'll go back to our founding roots the way out founders intended.
     
  4. MenInTights

    MenInTights not a plastic bag

    The worst case scenario is for the TeaParty to win this election and the Bush Republican get all the leader slots. That will kill the TeaParty steam quicker than anything else. I don't really know much about the Senate leaders, but I guess Mitch McConnell will get the leadership spot. From what I've seen, he seems like a decent guy but I just don't know.
     
  5. pro2A

    pro2A Hell, It's about time!

    He has conservative principles and I do like him to an extent... but he is an insider and plays politics too much. He is no Jim DeMint, but he is no John McCain either.... It's the John McCains that are going to kill this country.

    If the GOP big government base doesn't get off their power trip and allow the true GOP Americans in there to retract government, taxes and spending, the GOP as we know it will cease to exist. Then it's down into the rabbit hole of a Socialist Democracy we go :shake:

    I'd be more worried about a 49-51 loss with Reid getting booted... then our buddy Schumer will be the Senate Majority leader... or worse yet a 50-50 tie with Biden as the tie breaker :urp:

    Best case would be a 51-49 with Reid out on his ass and McConnell taking the Senate Majority seat.

    IMO... I think the most predictable outcome will be Reid getting the boot and something like a 49-51 with Schumer taking the Senate majority seat, and possibly even a 50-50 tie.
     

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