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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Chris Cillizza: The number is 14. That's the percentage point difference between those who say they favor a Republican-controlled Congress (51 percent) and those who want Democratic-controlled one, among people who say they are strongly interested in politics. (Among the broader electorate, the Republican lead is far less consequential on this so-called "generic ballot" question with 37 percent choosing a GOP-controlled Congress while 36 percent opt for a Democratic one.) ... Guess who votes in midterms -- and particularly the second midterm of a president's tenure? Yup -- people who are "strongly interested" in politics. And therein lies the Democrats' problem.

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Sorry BOAZ, but remember:

Never underestimate Republicans' ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

#1 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-28 08:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

True that Pan..

#2 | Posted by boaz at 2014-06-28 11:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

That's hilarious considering all of the infighting with the GOP.

#3 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-06-28 11:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

#3 | POSTED BY LARRYMOHR

I'm curious Larry, why is having a difference of opinion a bad thing? Do you agree with ALL of your parties platforms.

#4 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-29 07:04 AM | Reply | Flag:

I'm curious Larry, why is having a difference of opinion a bad thing?

#4 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-29

We've been asking that of the Republican Party for years that I am aware of.

When you come to some conclusion, let us know. Meanwhile, happy lawsuits over Misssissippi.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-29 08:58 AM | Reply | Flag:

This thread brings up an interesting question:

1) IF the Republicans stop gutting each other long enough to win control of Congress, and that's a big IF

2) And IF the American people actually like Republicans well enough to let them control Congress, yet another big IF

3) WILL the Tea Party push for some sort of impeachment proceeedings against Obama? As I'm pretty sure they will

4) OR will they see such a step as being a disaster for Republicans generally, as the Hated Republican Establishment, and any sane person, does?

5) Um, you guys do understand that you loathe one another quite a bit more than you hate any Democrat?

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-29 09:11 AM | Reply | Flag:

Obama will still have a pen and a phone.

#7 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2014-06-29 09:12 AM | Reply | Flag:

I know: Let's ask the misunderstood Neo-Confederate from Mississippi who is the real enemy. He'd have to say Establishment GOP, as we all know that the Black folk can't think for themselves.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-29 09:12 AM | Reply | Flag:

"Obama will still have a pen and a phone."

And the Residence, AF1, the motorcade, and everything else he has now.

Hence the relative lack of interest in mid-terms.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-06-29 10:32 AM | Reply | Flag:

Sell it gop, sell it!

#10 | Posted by fresno500 at 2014-06-29 02:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

why is having a difference of opinion a bad thing?

#4 | POSTED BY PANEOCON AT 2014-06-29 07:04 AM | FLAG:

Just mosey on down to any thread where cons are bashing libs and see what the RW thinks about different opinions. In fact, go ahead and read many of your own comments. See how disrespectful and insulting they are. Then come back and preach about respecting other people's opinions.

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-06-29 03:30 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner

LOL

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2014-06-29 05:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

Never underestimate Republicans' ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
#1 | POSTED BY PANEOCON

They did it in reverse according to a lot of Republicans I speak to. A lot of moderates beat out Tea Party folk and are not viewed as Republicans by these so-called "motivated Voters." They'll still vote for them in large part, but they kind of feel like they lost ahead of the election. That said, a Republican Senate would still make them cheer.

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2014-06-29 05:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

The Democratic party is looking to run Hillary this cycle... a woman they UTTERLY SAVAGED last cycle just to "make history" with an incompetent child.

How did they THINK that was gonna work out?

#14 | Posted by soheifox at 2014-06-29 05:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

incompetent child.

#14 | Posted by soheifox at 2014-06-29 05:28 PMFlag: (Choose)
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2000 and 2004.

FTFY. Furthermore, you know I'm right.

#15 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-29 06:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

How did they THINK that was gonna work out?

#14 | Posted by soheifox at 2014-06-29 05:28

They probably think she's gonna win.

#16 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-29 06:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

National pools don't matter for state and local elections, especially the local elections for House of Representatives (gerrymandering).

#17 | Posted by lamplighter at 2014-06-29 08:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

Politics, like the sea is seldom at rest. No one in politics is assured of an office. The primary reason the Republicans will increase their majority in the House and more than likely take control of the Senate is the Democrats have been in control for ten years. All politics is local and most localities are not doing very well. Those in office are going to pay for all short comings, whether they are at fault or not. Will Obama be impeached? Look for proceedings to start in February 2015. Berry has some explaining to do.

#18 | Posted by docnjo at 2014-06-30 07:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

Will Obama be impeached? Look for proceedings to start in February 2015.

#18 | Posted by docnjo at 2014-06-30 07:59 AMFlag: (Choose)
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The prime result of this will be to make scores of millions bitterly regret that they didn't impeach George W. Bush when they had the chance.

#19 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-30 08:05 AM | Reply | Flag:

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner

You mean they arn't just drone followers like the dems are? Have you ever looked at who's beating the drum you are rowing the boat to? Take a closer look at your chained wrists bru. You have become slaves to DC.

#20 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-06-30 10:00 AM | Reply | Flag:

Berry has some explaining to do.

Even if they focus on his un-constitutional moves, it will still be seen as racist. The whole point of the racist accusations, is to cover up incompetence.

It is my summation, a black man wont be elected president for many years because of Obama...

#21 | Posted by boaz at 2014-06-30 10:22 AM | Reply | Flag:

It is my summation, a black man wont be elected president for many years because of Obama...

#21 | Posted by boaz

The Black Man will be keepin you down?

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-06-30 05:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

Boaz, what you are really saying in #21 is that many (most?) voters rely heavily on a candidate's race when it comes to choosing a candidate. Hence, because in your opinion Obama is a bad president, that means future black candidates for the office will fare less well.

Obviously, to put it mildly, this in itself is a very racist way of viewing the typical voters decision matrix. Whether you realize or not, you are revealing a deep reliance on issues of race when it comes to how you make decisions and how you think others make them.

Are you able to receognize your own racism that appears to be so inherent to you that you assume others think and vote using those same priorities?

#23 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-06-30 05:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

Just mosey on down to any thread where cons are bashing libs and see what the RW thinks about different opinions.
#11 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

No Banner we just want you to back up your rhetoric with facts and historical precedent. And for the most part we are still waiting.

#24 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-30 05:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

#23 | POSTED BY MODER8

I like most conservatives would pull the lever for a conservative black, red or yellow candidate but you would have to be blind not to see the importance of race among most minorities.

Ninety-three percent of black voters supported President Obama in 2012, exit poll data show.
www.washingtonpost.com

#25 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-30 06:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

Paneo, even before Obama came along the Dems were getting @ 90% of the black vote in POTUS elections. It is a reflections of how decisively the GOP has driven away black voters, not the color of the skin of the candidate.

#26 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-06-30 06:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

There will be a whole lot more "motivated" Democrats after today's SCOTUS cluster---k.

#27 | Posted by morris at 2014-06-30 09:19 PM | Reply | Flag:

I want a true conservative that systematically move towards the constitution.

I'm pretty sure that at best I'll get a 'moderate' conservative.

Tempting as it is, I won't say 'RINO' as ANY conservative would have a hard time not being a huge improvement.

#28 | Posted by USAF242 at 2014-06-30 09:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

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