Predictions

I forgot. My predictions:

Democrats pick up 36 in the House and 3 in the Senate. Tomorrow, Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy, and Chuck Schumer come over to my house, and, at taser-point, I am forced to give all my money, have an abortion, and promise I will never ever enjoy gun violence on TV. Afterwards, they hand me the new National Anthem- in Spanish. Then we are we are all forced to attend a mandatory rally for the Democrats and Al-Qaeda, because, after all- the terrorists have won.

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Tom’s Prediction:

I say the Dem’s get 20 in the House. They’ll get 5 more in the Senate,it breaks down the middle, and we all get to watch Lieberman and Cheney decide our fate for the next two years.

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Tim’s Prediction:

I think that Dems will win enough House seats to eke out a majority but not much more, say 16-18 pickups. In the Senate I predict a Dem pickup of 4 to 5 seats. If we win 5 and Lieberman stays on then his last middle finger to the Democratic party will be to accept the Defense Secretary post and let Jodi Rell name a Republican replacement. Bush may value Rumsfeld but he values a friendly Senate even more.






135 replies
  1. 1
    Zifnab says:

    hahaha. Awesome.

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    Dave says:

    As much as I’ve been looking forward to election day, and the Dems taking control of at least one branch of Congress, I will be a little sad. Because I know that John really won’t like a lot of the policy ideas that that the Democratic party will propose, so I’m expecting more “Democratic Stupidity” posts and less of this type that really do make me laugh.

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    As much as I’ve been looking forward to election day, and the Dems taking control of at least one branch of Congress, I will be a little sad. Because I know that John really won’t like a lot of the policy ideas that that the Democratic party will propose, so I’m expecting more “Democratic Stupidity” posts and less of this type that really do make me laugh.

    It all depends on how well those robocalls work. The GOP may pick up some seats yet! When I used to say that on Scrutator, it was a spoofy joke. If it really happens, I’m going to have to cry, and then punch myself in the face a couple times.

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    ThymeZone says:

    House Dem + 25

    Senate Dem +4-5

    George Bush: Lamest.Duck.Ever.

    Not even his frigging mother is going to back him after today. James Baker is going to take the little shit out to the woodhshed behind the White House and beat the you now what out of him.

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    Tom in Texas says:

    I say the Dem’s get 20 in the House. They’ll get 5 more in the Senate,it breaks down the middle, and we all get to watch Lieberman and Cheney decide our fate for the next two years.

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    canuckistani says:

    Don’t forget being forced to gay-marry the newly transgendered Chuck Sheehan.
    House +20
    Senate +4
    Right wing coup d’etat by the weekend.

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    Mr Furious says:

    I am hopeful we take back the House, but I have no faith in the electorate of this country anymore, so I won’t be surprised if we don’t. I think we fall just short in the Senate.

    Here’s a specific scenario to ponder…

    Lieberman is the swing. Both parties will pull out all the stops to seduce him into their fold — Dems: “It was nothing personal, just procedure…come on back.” Republicans: “Screw them. They sold you out. We gave you money and endorsements. You owe us. You can have your seniority transfer over.”

    Which does he choose? I will NOT be suprised if he flips to R, but I think he will remain independant and vote with Dems on social issues and Reps on defense/war.

    OR…

    Lieberman is the swing, he caucuses with the Dems, so Bush offers him Rumsfeld’s job. He takes it. CT Gov. Rell (R) appoints a Republican replacement for Lieberman. Senate flips back.

    What do you all think?

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    Baby Jane says:

    Prediction: So many Democrats will win that it’ll be considered an imminent threat to national security, Alberto Gonzales will have the ballots nullified, and the winning Democrats will have their seat replaced by a super-secret operative at an undisclosed location.

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    What do you all think?

    I think your prediction, however plausible and indeed probable, is depressing me. I’m gonna go canvass door to door in about 20 minutes here, to try and force your vision out of my head.

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    t. jasper parnell says:

    Predlection: whoever is elected has one for screwing things up.

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    t. jasper parnell says:

    Predilection

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    Tim F. says:

    I think that Dems will win enough House seats to eke out a majority but not much more, say 16-18 pickups. In the Senate I predict a Dem pickup of 4 to 5 seats. If we win 5 and Lieberman stays on then his last middle finger to the Democratic party will be to accept the Defense Secretary post and let Jodi Rell name a Republican replacement. Bush may value Rumsfeld but he values a friendly Senate even more.

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    Jon says:

    Take the D’s but don’t give the points. And hope against hope that Art Shell isn’t running anything.

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    I think that Dems will win enough House seats to eke out a majority but not much more, say 16-18 pickups. In the Senate I predict a Dem pickup of 4 to 5 seats. If we win 5 and Lieberman stays on then his last middle finger to the Democratic party will be to accept the Defense Secretary post and let Jodi Rell name a Republican replacement. Bush may value Rumsfeld but he values a friendly Senate even more.

    If Rumsfeld moves to Connecticut, can Rell appoint him? That would make it even funnier, from the perspective of someone who hates America and finds its demise thoroughly amusing.

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    Pooh says:

    Lieberman is the swing, he caucuses with the Dems, so Bush offers him Rumsfeld’s job. He takes it. CT Gov. Rell® appoints a Republican replacement for Lieberman. Senate flips back.

    That one.

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    Tsulagi says:

    My prediction is pretty close to the canuck’s numbers.

    One other prediction, before the new Congress is sworn in Gonzales prepares an executive finding that the administration is not subject to House subpoena power. You know, Bush having wartime president status and all.

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    Walker says:

    I am waiting for how long it takes for the Republicans to admit that their economic numbers are bogus so that they can blame it on the Democrats.

    My prediction: One month after taking office

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    Bombadil says:

    [The Senate}…breaks down the middle, and we all get to watch Lieberman and Cheney decide our fate for the next two years.

    You’re a sick man, Tom.

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    Zifnab says:

    My prediction: One month after taking office

    Oh please. They practically do that already whenever they begin a sentence “Clinton’s effect on the economy”.

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    Baby Jane says:

    CT Gov. Rell® appoints a Republican

    If she has any interest in continuing to be Gov, dropping a Republican in that vacant seat would be a big mistake.

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    ThymeZone says:

    I tell you what { voice of Hank Hill } if the Dems win today, before the week is out banks will be closed and there will be soldiers marching in the streets.

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    What do you all think?

    Well, maybe this is hopeful thinking, but…

    I think the race is going to be a lot closer than the polling has showed.

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    Doug says:

    I’m just going to assume the Dems won’t win enough seats to take control of either House or Senate. I’ve spent too many election days over the past 6 years hearing encouraging poll numbers only to be made very, very sad when the votes were counted or “counted” as the case may be.

    So, let’s just say House Dems +10; Senate Dems +2.

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    Katherine Harris will win in Florida!

    You heard it here first!

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    Cyrus says:

    Tom in Texas Says:
    I say the Dem’s get 20 in the House. They’ll get 5 more in the Senate,it breaks down the middle, and we all get to watch Lieberman and Cheney decide our fate for the next two years.

    People think this is depressing? Clearly, I’m the only professional-quality misanthropist here. If Lieberman were to accept the nomination of Secretary of Defense, sure, he’s be replaced by a Republican. But he’d be on Bush’s sinking ship, Connecticut voters would be royally pissed off at Rell and Lieberman’s appointee, and (the thing that he would hate the most) he’s no longer a Fox News Democrat, he’s just another Republican.

    But ponder this: in a 50/50 Senate, not only can Lieberman continue to give all the rhetorical cover to Republicans that he wants, he can do so while regaining every bit of reputation he has lost recently. The Republicans won’t need his vote, so he can refresh his liberal credentials by voting with his party, secure in the knowledge it would’nt actually matter. Within a week, we’ll be seeing “sensible liberals” and “moderate conservatives” say things like this: “The blogosphere and MoveOn.org are sooo unhinged, and it’s so uncivil of them to hold Lieberman’s speech where he called Speaker Pelosi a traitor against him, because he voted their way on the Preserve and Strengthen Free Trade with Iraq Act!”

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    Tsulagi says:

    …only to be made very, very sad when the votes were counted or “counted” as the case may be.

    Well, as Stalin said, “The person who votes in unimportant, the person who counts the votes is.”

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    Mr Furious says:

    If she has any interest in continuing to be Gov, dropping a Republican in that vacant seat would be a big mistake.

    Yeah, I considered that… If Rell was replacing a Democrat, the class move would be to replace that person with a candidate reflective (?) of the voter’s preference. A fantasy, to be sure…

    But therein lies the wrinkle — if Lieberman wins, that means the Dem (Lamont) already lost. Rell really is under less (no) obligation to tab a Dem.

    If she plans to only ever run for office in Connecticut, she could appoint a Dem. If she has higher sights, the GOP will force her hand.

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    Steve says:

    If she has any interest in continuing to be Gov, dropping a Republican in that vacant seat would be a big mistake.

    She’s a Republican, she’s clearly going to nominate a Republican. I doubt Connecticut voters would hate her for nominating someone like, say, Chris Shays.

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    Baby Jane says:

    Katherine Harris will win in Florida!

    And if she doesn’t, you’ll find her exploited lush life spread out in a Hustler centerfold within a year.

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    Wow, the Markets are really rallying with predictions of a Democratic sweep.

    Bonds are up, the DOW is up 67 points.

    Interesting article

    Treasury bonds rallied Tuesdays as investors bet that a change in control in Congress after the midterm elections could lead to greater fiscal discipline in Washington.

    If the Democrats take control of the House, as expected, and possibly the Senate, which is less of a sure bet, that could make it harder for Republicans to cut taxes and Democrats to raise spending – the so-called gridlock that some experts say leads to less upward pressure on the federal budget deficit.

    The bond market typically reacts well to more fiscal discipline since a lower budget deficit means the government has to sell fewer bonds to finance the deficit, which in turn helps support bond prices.

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    Buck says:

    we all get to watch Lieberman and Cheney decide our fate for the next two years.

    Holy friggin’ shit!

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    Mr Furious says:

    If the Democrats take control of the House, as expected, and possibly the Senate, which is less of a sure bet, that could make it harder for Republicans to cut taxes and Democrats to raise spending – the so-called gridlock that some experts say leads to less upward pressure on the federal budget deficit.

    Jesus, STFU. After the last five years why do we still have to put up with that fucking bullshit.

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    Baby Jane says:

    She’s a Republican

    who holds office in a very blue state at the request of blue voters. Voters who threw 95% of their votes at the two blue candidates [I know, I know. I’m giggling a little too] currently vying for the seat in question.

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    Mr Furious says:

    Oh, and on Rell? What Steve said.

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    gariemer says:

    Katherine Harris will win in Florida!

    And if she doesn’t, you’ll find her exploited lush life spread out in a Hustler centerfold within a year.

    now THAT’s a mental image that will haunt me all day!

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    t. jasper parnell says:

    Joemo and Dick the Shooter already run the country, haven’t you heard? I mean run the country for Rove

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    Mr Furious says:

    The fact that Bush just gave Rumsfeld the old “Steinbrenner vote of confidence” means he is ripe for the replacin’.

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    LLeo says:

    My predictions are all wishfull thinking:
    Senate: +6 Dems
    House: +30 Dems

    Voting-wise I am the contrarian here. I voted (in MD) for Erlich(R.) governor; the Dems for senate and house (I don’t even remember their names); then Republican for State offices like clerks, comptroller, whatever; and Dems in my county. I consider it a straight line vote for the Divided Government Party(tm). Actually, I voted for Erlich cuz he’s been a strong advocate for voter verified electronic voting.

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    zzyzx says:

    I expect an increase in “Democratic Stupidity” posts in the next few years, but I also expect that I’ll agree with many of them.

    Here’s hoping.

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    Punchy says:

    One other prediction, before the new Congress is sworn in Gonzales prepares an executive finding that the administration is not subject to House subpoena power. You know, Bush having wartime president status and all.

    While you may written this in jest, I FULLY expect this to happen. I fully and completely expect for Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld to simply ignore subpoenas from a Democratic House.

    They WILL push a constitutional crisis, probably b/c they think they have the votes in the SC. How an SC could, in good conscience, allow for the executive to ignore the legislative is beyond me, but it’s clear that Alito and Scalia don’t really judge in a non-partisan fashion.

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    zzyzx says:

    I like this line of reasoning from Mickey Kaus:

    Just asking: What does it tell you about a political party if in a year of epic disaster for their opponents the best they can hope for is a 51-49 majority in the Senate? … 8:21 A.M.

    Does he understand that only 15 Republican seats are even up for election this year? A 6 seat pick up would mean that 40% of all eligible seats would have flipped. That’s a pretty impressive pickup.

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    Steve says:

    What was the Republican margin in the Senate following the 1994 election? Just wondering.

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    Perry Como says:

    Just asking: What does it tell you about a political party if in a year of epic disaster for their opponents the best they can hope for is a 51-49 majority in the Senate?

    The Dems need to pick 2^32 seats in the Senate. Otherwise they are a total failure.

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    Tom says:

    Oops! Sorry, Dems. Looks like someone thought of the Stay Puf Marshmallow Man and used up his one wish:

    Britney Spears Files for Divorce

    Britney Spears has filed a petition for divorce from Kevin Federline.

    Spears filed legal papers today in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing “irreconcilable differences.” In her petition, Spears asks for both legal and physical custody of the couple’s two children, one-year old Sean Preston and two-month old Jayden James, with Federline getting reasonable visitation rights.

    Both Congress and Senate remain Repub.

  47. 47

    Interesting… Apparently the GOP is bussing homeless people up from Pennsylvania to Maryland and telling them to tell voters that Ehrlich and Steel are really a Democrats?

    per multiple sources, but link to tpm

    I don’t understand many of these tactics. Are political parties so bereft of ideas that they have to resort to trickery?

  48. 48
    Andrew says:

    Are political parties so bereft of ideas that they have to resort to trickery?

    The Republicans are full of ideas, but they all involved fucking the country over.

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    Andrew says:

    Also, I am pledging to boycott Connecticut if they re-elect Lieberman.

    I’ll take my valuable vacation dollars elsewhere, thanks. Take that, Hartford and Waterbury!

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    ThymeZone says:

    The Republicans are full of ideas, but they all involved fucking the country over.

    Spit ramen into adjoining cubicle here.

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    Zifnab says:

    Interesting… Apparently the GOP is bussing homeless people up from Pennsylvania to Maryland and telling them to tell voters that Ehrlich and Steel are really a Democrats?

    But those homeless people need to be voting for Santorum, or we’ll all be forced to mate with box turtles!

    Furthermore, you know the times are tough for a Republican when they literally have to tell you to “Vote Democrat” to win a Senate race.

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    jcricket says:

    I don’t understand many of these tactics. Are political parties Republicans so bereft of ideas that they have to resort to trickery?

    Fixed.

    Seriously Steve, I know you’re a Republican (although you voted for mostly Dems this time), but look around. Something like 90-99% of the “trickery” is being committed by Republicans, and a lot of that organized by the NRCC.

    Please point me to the similar Democratic chicanery, especially at an organized/national level. The best Democrats can muster are a few misleading attack ads (you know the typical out-of-context vote misrepresentations).

    I will give you the credit that the Republican party is clearly best at political dirty work (esp. if it’s illegal). They’ve chalked up all the fines and convictions as merely “the cost of doing business”, and figured that winning is more important than winning even remotely honestly.

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    Seriously Steve, I know you’re a Republican (although you voted for mostly Dems this time), but look around. Something like 90-99% of the “trickery” is being committed by Republicans, and a lot of that organized by the NRCC.

    Oh come on, everybody knows they’re both the same. It’s a Known Fact(tm).

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    Steve says:

    Here’s a link to the fake voting guide being passed out by the Republicans in Maryland. None of the gentlemen pictured on the front of the guide has endorsed Erlich. Only one of the three has endorsed Steele.

    And it’s disgusting to watch the Republicans pretend like there’s no such thing as a low-information voter, like no one could ever conceivably be misled by this tactic. This is not some wacko activist slashing tires. This is the First Lady of the State of Maryland personally taking part in these tactics!

    They have nothing to lose, because the Republicans who are honest enough to denounce these tactics, like John Cole, have already turned their back on the Republican Party. The rest of the dead-enders cheer these tactics on.

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    Baby Jane says:

    Just asking: What does it tell you about a political party if in a year of epic disaster for their opponents the best they can hope for is a 51-49 majority in the Senate?

    Curing Stockholm Syndrome is a bitch.

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    jcricket says:

    Furthermore, you know the times are tough for a Republican when they literally have to tell you to “Vote Democrat” to win a Senate race.

    I understand how the “a message about democratic candidate x” annoying robo-call scam is supposed to work, but doesn’t the “vote steele he’s a democrat” thing potentially not work? When people go in, isn’t there a good chance they’ll look for the “D” and vote for that person?

    I get it, they’re trying hail mary passes at this point and flinging around all the mud they have left to see what’ll stick, but I don’t think of this particular tactic as the most effective. Must be really worried.

    When Democrats take over the House and anywhere Democrats control the state legislatures, they need to up the fines and penalties for this misrepresentation, voter suppression, etc. Can’t fix everything, but we can bleed them dry a little bit with fines and convictions or they can stop acting illegally, their choice.

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    Punchy says:

    NEW PREDICTION:

    BRITTNAY SPEARS TO DIVORCE KEVIN FEDERLINE BY…oh….TODAY. Now, vote Spears in as Secretary of Double-D-fence.

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    Punchy says:

    Sorry, TnT, you scooped me. Damn you.

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    Steve says:

    I understand how the “a message about democratic candidate x” annoying robo-call scam is supposed to work, but doesn’t the “vote steele he’s a democrat” thing potentially not work? When people go in, isn’t there a good chance they’ll look for the “D” and vote for that person?

    And how would such a person vote if they didn’t try the trick? The whole idea is to target people who plan to vote Dem regardless, and try to fool them into thinking Steele is the Dem. If they’re going to walk in and vote for whoever appears on the Dem line, it won’t work, but if they look for the name instead, then you’ve got them.

    was also on scene. A volunteer supporting O’Malley, she was convinced the pamphlets could have an impact. “People don’t know necessarily who the candidates are. I’d hand them the O’Malley literature, and they’d say, ‘Oh, is he the Democrat?’ And when I say yes, they say, ‘Oh, OK, I’ll vote for him.’ But if someone hands them literature that says Ehrlich’s the Democrat, then who knows?”

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    Steve says:

    Sorry, somehow my link got eaten. I wish preview worked better.

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    carpeicthus says:

    House+25 Senate+7 … REPUBLICAN pick-ups. Welcome to Diebold nation.

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    jcricket says:

    I know the Republicans will spin anything less than a 100-seat switch in the Senate as a Democratic loss and a mandate for more Dobson-style Republicanism, but us Democrats should chew on this:

    There is about a 0 percent chance of any seat currently held by a Democrat falling into the hands of a Republican.

    There is about a 0 percent chance of any governorship currently held by a Democrat falling into the hands of a Republican.

    There is about a 0 percent chance of any state legislature that is currently Democratic, turning Republican.

    We will never pick up every Republican open seat, or even a majority of them, but holding all of our own seats, picking up a number of governorships, state legislatures, taking the House and several seats in the Senate is a massive rout.

    No matter what the talking heads say, these results mandate the Democrats to fight the Republicans even harder for the next 2 years. If we do, we’ll see “more of the same” (bigger majorities in the House, re-taking the Senate, more governorships, more state legislatures and hopefully the presidency).

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    skip says:

    Dems gain 28 in the House, 5-6 in the Senate.

    Whatever the actual numbers, the word subpoena will be ringing in some GOP ears in coming days.

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    jcricket says:

    Steve, I get how it’s supposed to work, and you’re right that it will work some percentage of the time. But compared to the other dirty tricks and racist ads, this one at least feels more like it could backfire… Dunno.

    It’s odious, of course, and it shows how little faith Republicans have. Republicans keep saying “Democrats don’t have a plan”, but apparently their only plan is “Pretend to be a Democrat”.

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    jcricket says:

    Whatever the actual numbers, the word subpoena will be ringing in some GOP ears in coming days.

    Starting with the NRCC and followed by Laura Ingraham.

    Can’t wait. Will make the $6 million the Republicans losing the New Hampshire phone jamming case in 2002 seem like pennies.

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    brendan says:

    John, you forgot to mention the part where nancy and chuck inject you with teh deadly gay. In the ass of course.

    And Baby Jane, the image of a naked Katherine Harris (or worse, naked Kathy in action as is typical for Hustler) is now burned into my brain. It hurts.

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    Baby Jane says:

    I know the Republicans will spin anything less than a 100-seat switch in the Senate as a Democratic loss and a mandate for more Dobson-style Republicanism

    Fields Medalist Ann Coulter has already said as much:

    This means that for Democrats simply to match the historical average gain for the party out of the White House during the first and second midterm, they would have to pick up 67 seats in the House and 11 seats in the Senate. They’re about 30 Mark Foleys short of having that happen.

    It at least seems clear that Democrat gains this year are going to fall far short of the historical average. No poll has the Democrats winning even half of their rightful midterm gains.

    I won’t link to it. Sorry. Find your own drugs.

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    jcricket says:

    I won’t link to it. Sorry. Find your own drugs.

    Can…feel…righteous…anger…slipping…away…

    I like how the average includes all midterms back to beginning of time (or whatever). Despite that for the last 30 years the “average” is much, much smaller.

    I’m not a fan of completely ignoring history, but I think we can fairly say that if a political trend or statistic is much different for the last 30 years than the previous 70, you can no longer use the previous 70 as political history.

    But we all know Coulter doesn’t care. Our only hope is that she becomes a felon, in Florida, for voting in the wrong precinct. Then she won’t be able to vote again :-)

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    Andrew says:

    I hope Pelosi puts up a stage like a KISS set with fireworks and flames and shit and comes on with a massive guitar riff and starts screaming “It’s subpoena time, BITCHES! Subpoena in your earhole!”

    P.s. Firefox 2.0 spell check rocks.

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    Face says:

    How about a Hustler spread of BOTH Harris and Coulter, together? Between the top junk on Katie and the stems on Coulter, that could be worth the $7 and 10 minutes with the shades down and door locked.

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    TenguPhule says:

    29 house

    6 seats senate

    Let the busing of Freepers to the workcamps begin….

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    chopper says:

    How about a Hustler spread of BOTH Harris and Coulter, together? Between the top junk on Katie and the stems on Coulter, that could be worth the $7 and 10 minutes with the shades down and door locked.

    you, sir, are on my list. the bad list.

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    Tsulagi says:

    Watching CNN now and they’re just starting their exit polling results. They say the #1 issue among voters was corruption. Hmmmm

    They say voters cited national issues affected their vote two to one over local issues.

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    Baby Jane says:

    How about a Hustler spread of BOTH Harris and Coulter, together?

    What did I start?
    Now I’m grossed out.

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    DougJ says:

    23 in the House
    4 in the Senate

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    jcricket says:

    What did I start?
    Now I’m grossed out.

    I dunno. They’ve both got boobies and va-jay-jays (well, one does. It might be described in the catalog as “she-male on mature female”. Plus I think most men subscribe to the “lettuce leaf” [1] theory of porn.

    [1] It could be a lettuce leaf up there, as long as it’s porn, men will jerk off to it.

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    jcricket says:

    DougJ Says:

    23 spoofers in the RedState House
    4 spoofers in the Powerline Senate

    Isn’t that what you meant? Maybe Lieberman’s a spoof?

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    Tsulagi says:

    How about a Hustler spread of BOTH Harris and Coulter, together?

    Don’t forget Ingraham!

    However, Angelina Jolie wipes out all three with just a wicked smile.

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    Andrew says:

    J.C. Watts is a bad person.

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    Watching CNN now and they’re just starting their exit polling results. They say the #1 issue among voters was corruption. Hmmmm

    They say voters cited national issues affected their vote two to one over local issues.

    Republicans are also completely unmotivated.

    My Rush Limbaugh listening boss the last two cycles has always sent out a “Go out and vote” message via email, even giving us some bullshit article from the WSJ last election which was slanted towards Bush. This year… nothing.

    I also spoke to the nice young woman who voted for Bush last two times that makes no sense to me, and she was like “election? Why I wasn’t even paying attention.”

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    Punchy says:

    I just dont see it. I’m pessimistic that we get 10 in the House.

    I need to start drinking and hope I wake up hungover with new leaders in Congress. Shots, anyone?

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    Baby Jane says:

    Ok. It’s all my fault. I take full responsibility and must now put an end to this madness.

    This spread of political losers will also feature Mark Foley, Rick Santorum, and a three-legged daschund.

    Take that, Boys!

    And, if that doesn’t do the trick I’m gonna bring in the heavy artillery: Hastert.

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    edmund dantes says:

    Nothing quite as satisfying as hearing the Ka-chunk of the machine as you throw the red lever in the voting booths in NY.

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    Peter ve says:

    How about a Hustler spread of BOTH Harris and Coulter, together?

    Throw in Pam of Atlas Juggs, and I might even buy the issue!

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    Fledermaus says:

    Not much left to say, except

    ITMFA

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    gil says:

    Home page.

    Since the Democrats are going to be running the Government and making desicions in Iraq…. You are just going to take their plan, give them 4 + years for it to work, accept a Rummy like Dem (Kerry will do fine) making mistake, after mistake and if you dare to complain….. We will call you a Cut and Run Republican coward… How is that?

    Or call you a traitor because you are giving comfort to the enemy in times of war.

    If there are more Terrorists at the end of the 4 years, the Democrats will still call you soft on terrorism and will tell you that any republican victory will be a win for Osama.

    And that takes me to my next point;

    Just a remainder of your lie about the terrorist wining if Democrats win. The latest NIE report from Bush’s administration (That’s why it was clasiffied) shows terrorism going up under Bush exponentially.

    Pall, you and your crowd are probably in Osama’s payroll, and Christmas Gift list!!

    See terrorism going down???

    And please don’t start with “There has not been any attack in the U.S. since 9-11″….. If you know how to count (I doubt it) you would understand that since the first terrorist attack in New York World Trade Center’s towers in 1993 the next attack was in 2001… How many years WITH NO TERRORIST ATTACK IN AMERICA? 8 years!!!

    8 years with not one terrorist attack in America under Democrats!! And no hysterics, invasions, and name calling the Republicans. The terrorists were all cought, and put in jail. No invasion of a country with phantom WMD’s, no hysterics, no dividing the nation. You think you are great with 5 years …. Maybe when you grow up and stop taking money from Osama you will call it as it is.

    One final observation. If you or your crowd of Right Wing Neo Cons think that the war in Iraq can be won with no Democratic support, or no Centrist Support at all….. You are even more stupid that I tought.

    The only thing your “My way or the highway” attitude got you, is a kick in the ass by the American voters. It took you 12 years to loose what the Democrats kept for 40. It happened because of Iraq, and it Goes to show who the real idiots are here.

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    Perry Como says:

    Zifnab Says:

    IT HAS BEGUN!

    Get ready for a world of pain, moonbat.

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    t. jasper parnell says:

    There can, you know, be only one.

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    Baby Jane says:

    To Gil,

    All I have to say to you is this:

    The only thing your “My way or the highway” attitude got you, is a kick in the ass by the American voters. It took you 12 years to loose what the Democrats kept for 40. It happened because of Iraq, and it Goes to show who the real idiots are here.

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    Pooh says:

    Some senatorial exit polling, commentary mine:

    Dem leads:
    VA: 52-47 Suck it, George
    RI: 53-46 Bye Linc
    PA: 57-42 Beware the Boxturtles
    OH: 57-43 Some cheese with that DeWine
    NJ: 52-45 Holding my nose sense Menendez is no prize
    MT: 53-46 As the other Burns might say, “excellllent”
    MO: 50-48 Suck it Rush, and Jeff Suppan, and Kurt Warner…
    MD: 53-46 Shocked by the margin here

    GOPer leads:
    TN: 51-48 Come on Tennessee, do the right thing…
    AZ: 50-46 Never even knew this was in play so whatevs

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    Baby Jane says:

    I’ve been inside-out upside-down reversed-speed spoofed.

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    matt says:

    Pooh, do you mind keeping the updates coming? Thanks!

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    Proud Liberal says:

    oh….my prediction, not that anyone gives a shit, is that the Dems win 6 in Senate and take the majority. In the house 30+

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    Pooh says:

    Damnit Matt, I’m still at work…

    But to tide you over, goodies via Drezner:

    Fifty-seven percent of late deciders, the Fox exit polls show, are breaking for the Democrats, and 39 percent for Republicans. This is a very important harbinger.

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    matt says:

    Thanks, Pooh, for pulling double duty! :p

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    Dustbin Of History says:

    Latest news from Ohio: Not even God could save Ken Blackwell’s campaign, Ted Strickland wins in a laugher.

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    matt says:

    John, Tim, Tom, can we get another open thread?

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    Baby Jane says:

    TPM has a good election scorecard.

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    Throw in Pam of Atlas Juggs, and I might even buy the issue!

    The chick that runs townhall.com is kinda cute. But I think she’s a spoof.

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    delf says:

    ok John,
    that was pretty funny, thanks for the chuckle;
    not only does this “lefty” read your blog..think I’m now a FAN of it.

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    Aaron says:

    Bad News:
    You already cant enjoy gun violence on tv.
    I was watching robo-cop on regular cable at 2am. Robo enters the drug wherehouse and the scene is evicerated. every shot where someone is actually being hit or stabbed or killed has been removed. And If you havent seen if before, you have no idea of whats going on.
    And its every movie.
    I blame those PC schmucks on the right who were saving us from the horrors of Janet Jackson’s nipple.

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    t. jasper parnell says:

    Predict what you want, so long as Santorum goes bye bye I awaken a joyous human being, asumming I am one.

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    Pooh says:

    Kos has them calling it for Casey already.

    Worse news is TPM has Allen up a couple.

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    t. jasper parnell says:

    ONe last point, should either side gain a or maintain its majority and claim on that basis a mandate, like the impersonator in chief, we are in serious serious trouble.

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    Perry Como says:

    NEW OPEN THREAD!

    That said, I have beer and popcorn. This is my Superbowl.

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    ThymeZone says:

    so long as Santorum goes bye bye

    The race has been called (NBC) for Casey.

    Sleep happy.

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    demimondian says:

    Allen/Webb is going back and forth. We won’t know it until late tonight, East Coast time.

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    Perry Como says:

    Sleep happy.

    With Lassie.

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    t. jasper parnell says:

    Huzzah the good folks of PA, that man was is disgrace to the human race.

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    t. jasper parnell says:

    With Lassie

    or laddie

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    Baby Jane says:

    TPM currently shows Harris with 41%.
    Florida has a serious problem.

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    Proud Liberal says:

    Worse news is TPM has Allen up a couple.

    Schumer was just on tv saying that Webb’s strong areas in Northern Virgina haven’t reported yet so these numbers look pretty good at this point.

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    Dustbin Of History says:

    CNN calls for Sherrod Brown. Our long state-wide nightmare is over, Ohio is once again a very dark – dare we say bluish – purple once again. I’d crack open a brew if I wasn’t at work.

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    You already cant enjoy gun violence on tv.
    I was watching robo-cop on regular cable at 2am. Robo enters the drug wherehouse and the scene is evicerated. every shot where someone is actually being hit or stabbed or killed has been removed. And If you havent seen if before, you have no idea of whats going on.
    And its every movie.
    I blame those PC schmucks on the right who were saving us from the horrors of Janet Jackson’s nipple.

    It was all downhill when they started censoring Bugs Bunny cartoons in the 1990s.

    For you youngins… back in my day when Yosemite Sam entered into a room full of gun powder with a lit match, the whole place exploded. Now, nothing happens and somehow in the next seen Yosemite is all charred and burnt.

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    Proud Liberal says:

    Does anyone think its funny that on election night, during one of the most important elections we have had in a long time, that the three bloggers on this political blog are not posting? John? Tim? Tom? is there a football game on or perhaps a beer tasting party?

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    TPM currently shows Harris with 41%.
    Florida has a serious problem.

    Harris is going to win! I’m telling ya!

    Mark Foley is also doing well! He’s just coming in a little behind right now, but he’ll be up on top in no time!

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    Pooh says:

    Funniest thing I’ve seen so far, from TPM’s election site

    PA-SEN Casey: 83% Santorum: 17% 0.03% 08:44 pm EST

    With 3/100 % reporting, Casey leads by 66, good freakin times…

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    Baby Jane says:

    Sullivan has a great photo of Santorum.

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    Baby Jane says:

    Mark Foley is also doing well! He’s just coming in a little behind right now

    LOL!

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    t. jasper parnell says:

    Bill Frist: world’s second biggest asshole.

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    t. jasper parnell says:

    Liberman world’s third bigges asshole

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    Can we go back to paper ballots? They worked fine.

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    Krista says:

    Sullivan has a great photo of Santorum.

    That photo was absolutely delightful. An overwhelming bitch-slapping like that could not have happened to a nicer guy.

    Dan Savage, wherever you are tonight, I salute you.

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    KC says:

    “Democrats pick up 36 in the House and 3 in the Senate. Tomorrow, Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy, and Chuck Schumer come over to my house, and, at taser-point, I am forced to give all my money, have an abortion, and promise I will never ever enjoy gun violence on TV. Afterwards, they hand me the new National Anthem- in Spanish. Then we are we are all forced to attend a mandatory rally for the Democrats and Al-Qaeda, because, after all- the terrorists have won.”

    Hahaha. Hahahaha. You’re right, kool aid drinking bitch. Now where’s your tinfoil hat?

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    BG says:

    Tomorrow, Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy, and Chuck Schumer come over to my house, and, at taser-point, I am forced to give all my money, have an abortion, and promise I will never ever enjoy gun violence on TV.

    We’re prepared to be merciful. If you promise to have only 1.7 kids, raise one as an atheist and the other as a lesbian, you can skip the abortion. Oh, and you have to vote for Hillary.

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    catcall says:

    When I read blogs such as yours, I have to question a lot of things. But the first one that comes to mind is, “Who do you think is a bigger enemy of the US, the democrats or the terrorists? Everytime I ask myself that question, the Repubs on sites like these seem to answer that the Dems are the enemy. Need an example, just read the posts above. How are we to actually beat a true enemy, like the terrorists who are out for all of us, when you have your sights set on the wrong target (Other political parties)? Just guessing, but if our Gov’t doesn’t get their “stuff” together and start working together, we will lose the WOT. We will not lose the WOT because the Dems won and it is about time you start recognizing this so that we can come together and win this thing.

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    legaleagle says:

    Whenever you think of The Republican Party, just think of Ned Beatty in Deliverance: SQUEEEAAALLLLL

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    Ben says:

    ter·ror·ist (trr-st)
    n.
    One that engages in the unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.

    Re·pub·li·can [ri-puhb-li-kuhn]
    n.
    One that uses the threat of terrorists with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies, often for ideological or political reasons.

    SUMMARY:
    Terrorists threaten suicide attacks like Republicans threaten terrorism.

    The Republicans lost because they found one note that worked after 9/11 and played it over and over and over again to cover their incompetence, cronyism and corruption. Unfortunately for them some of the electorate managed to tune it out. One hit wonders don’t last. If I’m going to pay high taxes (or my kids will be paying high taxes for a deficit) I’d rather that money was spent on me NOT on Exxon, Halliburton, BP, drug manufacturers, etc…

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    TenguPhule says:

    Looks like I was right.

    John and Tim owe me a beer. ^_^

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