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Marc Baptiste
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Posted: 06 November 2018 at 8:42pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

No less than FOX NEWS (and NBC) has projected that DEMOCRATS WILL TAKE CONTROL of the House of Representatives - it's just a matter of by how much at this point!

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Posted: 06 November 2018 at 9:08pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Not in Tennessee! We went pure red. Dammit. 
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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 06 November 2018 at 9:14pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Could be that Fox News is trying to suppress votes on the West Coast.

Still, NBC is just now stating that the Dems have a 95% chance of taking the House. This is the nail-biting hours for sure.

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Posted: 06 November 2018 at 9:19pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

*sigh*.... Republicans will retain control of the Senate as Ted Cruz has won re-election. Beto put up a heck of a fight tho'.

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Posted: 06 November 2018 at 10:23pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Dems definitely have complete control of the House now.  They needed a net gain of 23, which, at this typing, they have!
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*sigh*.... Republicans will retain control of the Senate as Ted Cruz has won re-election. Beto put up a heck of a fight tho'.

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I don't understand. He's the Zodiac Killer. Why can't we just put him in prison??
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Posted: 07 November 2018 at 7:03am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

The media is making a big deal out of West Virginia (where I live) as some sort of "Red State Chooses Blue" narrative with the re-election of Joe Manchin. He is a two-time governor and and has been elected senator twice. Manchin was never in that much danger. Trump's popularity in the state was the only reason that it was even close and he still beat Patrick Morrisey. It's not like the state has a Republican stranglehold. It's pretty tiring that people in the media decide to proclaim things for a narrative when they've never actually been to the place that they are talking about.
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Posted: 07 November 2018 at 7:35am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Shawn, when the Army is deployed to the boarder to shore up a political narrative propagated by the White House then I think you have little hope of the media shooting straight about West Virginia, but I understand where you are coming from.
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I say it a lot but if a news program is concerned about ratings, that means that actual news is a secondary concern. Two minutes of news, then eight minutes of news analysis usually with people arguing over each other.

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Posted: 07 November 2018 at 8:31am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Not sure why media is downplaying the Democratic victory last night. The odds of a Senate takeover were basically nil and Abrams, Beto and Gillum were always underdogs.

Looking forward to seeing Trump's taxes.

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Posted: 07 November 2018 at 8:53am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

The media is downplaying the victory because as ever they let the GOP set terms of the conversation in a pointless effort to blunt criticism of liberal bias. 
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Listening to Trump's marathon Q&A thing... her's what it sounded like to me in terms of 'highlights'.

I was only focusing on the Senate so it was a huge victory for me last night, believe me.

The people are smart and know what a huge disaster Obama was, that I can tell you.

People wouldn't even understand my tax returns so there's no reason for them to be released.

I don't know why the newsmedia doesn't applaud me like Putin's and Jung-Un's do, so unfair.
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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 07 November 2018 at 1:05pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

It's worth mentioning that Trump campaigned for Rosedale, Heller, Laxalt, Walker, Rennaci, Barletta, and Leah Vukmir.

All LOST. Trump is pretending he "pitched a no-hitter". He did NOTHING to expand his base. In fact, his base eroded last night, in the Midwest and the suburbs.... but Dems have to do better going toward 2020.

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Posted: 07 November 2018 at 1:42pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Even though I lean more to the right than a lot of my fellow posters, I like the idea of Democrats taking the House while the Republicans keep the Senate. I may be overly optimistic but a lot of excuses are gone right now for both sides not to work together.
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Posted: 07 November 2018 at 2:25pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

And there goes Sessions...
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I expect all of you to vote Libertarian, Green Party, etc. in 2020.

Republicans and Democrats have had their chance for many, many decades. They failed.

You know what to do. ;-)
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Ed Aycock
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Posted: 07 November 2018 at 2:35pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Not with the candidates the US Green Party and Libertarians are putting out... 
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Posted: 07 November 2018 at 2:37pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Okay, in that case, EVERYONE get out and vote independent. I'll start the hashtag for you! 
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 Robbie Parry wrote:
I expect all of you to vote Libertarian, Green Party, etc. in 2020.

Republicans and Democrats have had their chance for many, many decades. They failed.

In the American system, voting for a third party in a national election is tantamount to not voting at all.
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Posted: 07 November 2018 at 2:54pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Now that the mid-terms are over, Trump fires Jeff Sessions and the new interim Attorney General Matt Whitaker, someone who has openly opposed the Mueller investigation and said there are ways to end it (like withholding funding) without openly shutting it down.  The Saturday Night massacre just became the Wednsday Morning massacre.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 07 November 2018 at 2:56pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Guys, is my humour really not that clear? ;-) 

DON'T take anything seriously from me IF there is an emoji at the end of a sentence. Page 1, Chapter 1 of the Robbie Parry Manual.
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I could tell you were joking, Robbie, but the Green and Libertarian parties will never get my vote for anything.

I lost any respect I had for the Green when Ralph Nader ran for President and said both Gore and Bush were equally as bad for the environment. 

The Libertarians are in some ways worse than the Republicans. The candidate they ran for President when Trump won wanted to privatize Social Security (AW HELL NO!) and raise the retirement age to 70.

Meanwhile, I'm still seething with anger over Tennessee sending Marsha Blackburn to the Senate instead of Phil Bredesen. Blackburn is so corrupt that 60 MINUTES went after her, and she ran a dirty campaign. Bredesen, on the other hand, was one of the best governors we ever had, and didn't believe in bi-partisan bs.
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Posted: 07 November 2018 at 9:39pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

In the American system, voting for a third party in a national election is tantamount to not voting at all.

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What happens when Americans vote third party?  We get Trump as President.
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Posted: 07 November 2018 at 10:37pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Googling Marsha Blackburn, she seems wonderful*.





*Not.
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"Even though I lean more to the right than a lot of my fellow posters, I like the idea of Democrats taking the House while the Republicans keep the Senate. I may be overly optimistic but a lot of excuses are gone right now for both sides not to work together."

Shawn I hope they can work together too but I get the feeling they're just going to go at each other for the next two years.  Politicians have been talking about rebuilding the infrastructure for decades, with hardly any rebuilding having gone on.  The same with health care; both of my kids have policies with huge deductibles which makes the insurance nearly useless.
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