What If Republicans Capture the Senate?

What If Republicans Capture the Senate?

There are 377 comments on the Government Executive story from Mar 27, 2014, titled What If Republicans Capture the Senate?. In it, Government Executive reports that:

Nate Silver is back, and back in the news . Silver's appearance on ABC's This Week on Sunday , where he said that if the election were held today, the Republicans would likely win the Senate, got immense attention.

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Adam 36
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#250 Apr 10, 2014
kuda wrote:
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No only have the information sources you cited been tea partier web sites who opine that Sarah Palin is as bright and talented as you seem to believe, you actually try to counter the facts I present by changing the subject to deflect attention from the issue. That's embarrassing and frankly not at all interesting for the purpose of meaningful discussion.
Fortunately for America, as it happens, President Obama has absolutely nothing to do with Sara Palin's record of abandoning elected office to run off and join the circus that is her career of reality TV and bussing to political events in the lower 48. She is solely responsible for her sometimes amusing antics.
I understand your loyalty to Sarah Palin and have no problem with it. I hope she gets a regular show on Fox.
I understand your loyalty to the Liar in Chief but I question your ethics, after all this is what he said when asked if he would run for President after elected as Senator..

MR. RUSSERT: When we talked back in November of ‘04, after your election, I said,“There’s been enormous speculation about your political future. Will you serve your full six-year term as a United States senator from Illinois?” Obama:“Absolutely.”

SEN. OBAMA: I will serve out my full six-year term. You know, Tim, if you get asked enough, sooner or later you get weary and you start looking for new ways of saying things, but my thinking has not changed.

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/15304689/ns/meet_th...

You blind spot is showing

Adam 36
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#251 Apr 10, 2014
Obama has lied from the day he was elected...

MR. RUSSERT: When we talked back in November of ‘04, after your election, I said,“There’s been enormous speculation about your political future. Will you serve your full six-year term as a United States senator from Illinois?” Obama:“Absolutely.”

SEN. OBAMA: I will serve out my full six-year term. You know, Tim, if you get asked enough, sooner or later you get weary and you start looking for new ways of saying things, but my thinking has not changed.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#252 Apr 10, 2014
Adam 36 wrote:
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I understand your loyalty to the Liar in Chief but I question your ethics, after all this is what he said when asked if he would run for President after elected as Senator..
MR. RUSSERT: When we talked back in November of ‘04, after your election, I said,“There’s been enormous speculation about your political future. Will you serve your full six-year term as a United States senator from Illinois?” Obama:“Absolutely.”
SEN. OBAMA: I will serve out my full six-year term. You know, Tim, if you get asked enough, sooner or later you get weary and you start looking for new ways of saying things, but my thinking has not changed.
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/15304689/ns/meet_th...
You blind spot is showing
No,i t's not MY blind spot that's showing. The issue is not my loyalty to President Obama, whom you embarrass yourself by calling the "Liar in Chief." The initial issue was the facts I presented concerning Sarah Palin, but then became your difficulty arguing against them. You cited biased sources of opinion in an attempt to counter them and subsequently broke debate protocol by attempting to change the subject in an effort to deflect attention. I see no reason to continue pursuing this discussion. No manner of factual presentation or logical reasoning will elicit an informed or capable response.

Adam 36
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#253 Apr 10, 2014
kuda wrote:
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No,i t's not MY blind spot that's showing. The issue is not my loyalty to President Obama, whom you embarrass yourself by calling the "Liar in Chief." The initial issue was the facts I presented concerning Sarah Palin, but then became your difficulty arguing against them. You cited biased sources of opinion in an attempt to counter them and subsequently broke debate protocol by attempting to change the subject in an effort to deflect attention. I see no reason to continue pursuing this discussion. No manner of factual presentation or logical reasoning will elicit an informed or capable response.
I pointed out to you her ability to support people and get them elected, but your blind spot is showing again since you completely ignored it.

Do you know any other Governor who put politicians of her own party in jail?

It seems even the left wing WaPo's 4 pinocchios for Obama still isn't enough to convince you of his ineptitude.

You and logic are an oxymoron
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#254 Apr 10, 2014
Adam 36 wrote:
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I pointed out to you her ability to support people and get them elected, but your blind spot is showing again since you completely ignored it.
Do you know any other Governor who put politicians of her own party in jail?
It seems even the left wing WaPo's 4 pinocchios for Obama still isn't enough to convince you of his ineptitude.
You and logic are an oxymoron
Despite my promise to myself that I'd not engage in further discussion with you on this thread for the reasons I've clearly and specifically enumerated, I find myself seduced, not by your repeating the same flawed tactics, but by your contrived construct, "you and logic" which you then declare "an oxymoron."

OK, I'm out, unless of course you manage to further seduce me by continuing to top your previous efforts in this discussion.
Shepard

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#255 Apr 10, 2014
Look at the mess that has been made of our country by the majority rule of democrats. It is WHEN republicans have the majority not IF. I am so glad the democrats approved the nuclear option in the Senate - it will be a useful tool in repairing some of the damage and bring further Obama damage to the country to a snail's pace. At least until Obama is out cashing in on the speaker's circuit. Hopefully the worst president in history is about to become a completely blocked lame duck that can do no further damage to the country he hates.

“MAKE AMERICAN GREAT AGAIN!!”

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#256 Apr 10, 2014
Shepard wrote:
Look at the mess that has been made of our country by the majority rule of democrats. It is WHEN republicans have the majority not IF. I am so glad the democrats approved the nuclear option in the Senate - it will be a useful tool in repairing some of the damage and bring further Obama damage to the country to a snail's pace. At least until Obama is out cashing in on the speaker's circuit. Hopefully the worst president in history is about to become a completely blocked lame duck that can do no further damage to the country he hates.
Don't think for a minute the" nuclear option in the Senate" won't be changed before the new Senate is sworn in!

“Sombrero Galaxy”

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#257 Apr 10, 2014
Retired SOF wrote:
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They why are you b*cthing about Palin?
Because she proved herself unfit for high office.

“Sombrero Galaxy”

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#258 Apr 10, 2014
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The "Butcher of Benghazi"!! Replacing a second generation radical with a first generation radical ISN'T an improvement for the nation! She has a lot of explaining to do, from Whitewater to Benghazi!
Benghazi-a made up republican controversy.

“Sombrero Galaxy”

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#259 Apr 10, 2014
Adam 36 wrote:
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Put this up against your Community Organizer...
Governor Sarah Palin’s Executive Accomplishments
http://conservatives4palin.com/2012/06/govern...
Her greatest accomplishments was resigning from office.

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#260 Apr 10, 2014
wild child wrote:
<quoted text>ok , then you are just a crazy anti american
I am neither.

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#261 Apr 10, 2014
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
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Democrat means never having to say "I'm sorry".
Just like republicans when dealing with 911 or the economic meltdown.

“Sombrero Galaxy”

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#262 Apr 10, 2014
Adam 36 wrote:
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I understand your loyalty to the Liar in Chief but I question your ethics, after all this is what he said when asked if he would run for President after elected as Senator..
MR. RUSSERT: When we talked back in November of ‘04, after your election, I said,“There’s been enormous speculation about your political future. Will you serve your full six-year term as a United States senator from Illinois?” Obama:“Absolutely.”
SEN. OBAMA: I will serve out my full six-year term. You know, Tim, if you get asked enough, sooner or later you get weary and you start looking for new ways of saying things, but my thinking has not changed.
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/15304689/ns/meet_th...
You blind spot is showing
You cannot compare resigning the senate for a higher office to resigning a job in order to become a pundit and show host.
Face it, Sista Sarah sold y'all out for a higher pay check.

“Sombrero Galaxy”

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#263 Apr 10, 2014
Shepard wrote:
Look at the mess that has been made of our country by the majority rule of democrats. It is WHEN republicans have the majority not IF. I am so glad the democrats approved the nuclear option in the Senate - it will be a useful tool in repairing some of the damage and bring further Obama damage to the country to a snail's pace. At least until Obama is out cashing in on the speaker's circuit. Hopefully the worst president in history is about to become a completely blocked lame duck that can do no further damage to the country he hates.
The mess we are in was created when the republicans were in power genius.
Shepard

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#264 Apr 10, 2014
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Benghazi-a made up republican controversy.
There are 4 Americans who were left to die horrible deaths that would disagree with the emperor.

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#265 Apr 10, 2014
Shepard wrote:
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There are 4 Americans who were left to die horrible deaths that would disagree with the emperor.
5 Biggest Republican Lies About Benghazi

Hillary Clinton Personally Signed Cables Denying Security
During Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s testimony before the House Foreign Relations Committee in January, she vowed to have no knowledge of a request for added security at the American compound in Benghazi. Fox News fueled Republican hysteria with an allegation that a cable denying additional security, which has yet to be seen, was in fact signed by the former Secretary.

Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) asked the three witnesses during Wednesday’s hearing if this was standard protocol–all three agreed that Secretary Clinton’s signature appears at the bottom of all cables regardless if they reach her desk or not.

Obama and Clinton Watched The Attacks In Real Time
Fox News host Sean Hannity claimed in at least eight different circumstances that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama watched the Benghazi attacks in real time from the situation room.“And if the State Department is now saying they never believed that this attack on the 11th of September against the U.S. consulate was a film protest gone awry, think about it — then, it’s nearly impossible to believe that President Obama didn’t know.” Hannity said.“Oh, and did I mention the State Department was watching this unfold in real time?”

In a response to a question from Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) about this fictitious viewing party, the former Secretary stated,“There was no monitor, there was no real time.”

What seems to have caused confusion for conservatives is the difference between Clinton and Obama receiving real-time updates from Benghazi, which was in fact the case, and watching real-time video.

Teams Were Prepared To Deploy But Given Orders To Stand Down
Republicans were up in arms upon learning that a Special Forces team stationed in Tripoli was ready to deploy to Benghazi during the attacks and was instead given orders to stand down.

The former Deputy Chief of Mission in Libya, Gregory Hicks, who was one of the witnesses at the hearing on Wednesday, confirmed that the team told to stand down was never meant to deploy to the site of the attack. Instead, they were intended “to secure the airport for the withdrawal of our personnel from Benghazi after the mortar attack.” Hicks also stated that another team was deployed before this specific one was told to stand down — the first did in fact report to Benghazi and all officials were taken to Tripoli with 18 hours of the attack.
Shepard

United States

#266 Apr 10, 2014
That is a lot of cut & paste fluff you have there emperor - cheers for that. The fact remains 4 Americans who needed help and could have been helped were left toe die horrible deaths. No matter what your politics are that is wrong. All the fluff in the world won't change that. We had the ability and we chose not to help them - that's wrong.
Billy Ringo

Forest Hills, NY

#267 Apr 10, 2014
Shepard wrote:
Look at the mess that has been made of our country by the majority rule of democrats. It is WHEN republicans have the majority not IF. I am so glad the democrats approved the nuclear option in the Senate - it will be a useful tool in repairing some of the damage and bring further Obama damage to the country to a snail's pace. At least until Obama is out cashing in on the speaker's circuit. Hopefully the worst president in history is about to become a completely blocked lame duck that can do no further damage to the country he hates.
What mess are you referring to?

By the way, you boys find all those WMD's yet? You know the reason 3,000 americans had to die in Iraq?

That right there is one biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig clusterf*ck of a mess.
wild child

Brooklyn, NY

#268 Apr 10, 2014
Shepard wrote:
Look at the mess that has been made of our country by the majority rule of democrats. It is WHEN republicans have the majority not IF. I am so glad the democrats approved the nuclear option in the Senate - it will be a useful tool in repairing some of the damage and bring further Obama damage to the country to a snail's pace. At least until Obama is out cashing in on the speaker's circuit. Hopefully the worst president in history is about to become a completely blocked lame duck that can do no further damage to the country he hates.
AMEN !!!!!

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#269 Apr 10, 2014
Retired SOF wrote:
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I am talking about welfare, food stamps and fee phones!
Yes, but ted states need those for their population more than the blue ones..Southern white females make up the highest total #

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