Numbers Favor Republicans But Path To...

Numbers Favor Republicans But Path To Senate Majority Is Still Iffy

There are 79 comments on the National Public Radio story from Sep 17, 2012, titled Numbers Favor Republicans But Path To Senate Majority Is Still Iffy. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

Two years ago, I asked Texas Sen. John Cornyn , then the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee , if the GOP was going to win enough seats to take back the majority it lost in 2006.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Sep 17, 2012
In a year the GOPasaurs should absolutely SWEEP the House, Senate, & White House, they are managing to find ways to screw it up.

Romney, Ryan, Akin, Eastwood, etc, etc.

I swear, the Republicans could f-up a wet dream!

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#2 Sep 17, 2012
NPR...what a biased dung heap.

Yes indeed America has fallen in love with the communist manifesto of b. h. obama and the voice-vote democRat Party. Why according to them b. h. obama is for the average man while Mitt Romney wants to keep the average man down on the ground. The fact is it is just the opposite, b. h. obama is to jobs, prosperity, opportunity, security and America what a drunk farting gasbag is to fine dining...He needs to go.
Gravediggers

United States

#3 Sep 17, 2012
Time to REbalance America

Elect Republican senators

Elect Republican president

and

keep the House Republican

These 4 years of Obama has tilted our judicial system and our country radically left.

To REbalance that, we must vote in republican, so that Romney can appoint 2 Lifetime Supreme Court nominees, Lifetime Federal judges and readjust Obama and the democrats programs and policies.

You want $7-$8 a GALLON GAS - Vote for Obama
You want more FOOD RESTRICTIONS - Vote Obama
You want more regulations - Vote Obama
You want more extremists - Vote Obama
You want more presidential bowing - Vote Obama
You want more Freedoms taken away - Vote Obama
(already there are people trying to censor activities and calling for restrictions on OUR freedoms!

We can't allow Muslim beliefs to alter OUR freedoms because they are insulted.

WE ARE INSULTED HOW THEY TREAT WOMEN!
WE ARE INSULTED HOW THEY STONE PEOPLE TO DEATH

and we have people in the USA advocating that OUR freedoms be restricted so Muslims won't be offended.

NO to Obama/Biden!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Jacksonville, FL

#4 Sep 17, 2012


Hairy Reid as Senate leader has been a Disaster for this country. When these dirty Democrats took over in January 2007, the economy was doing fine. The Democrat put on a full court press to sink it and blame it all on Bush in order to position themselves for the next election. That bitter hatred of our country in favor of their political party has led to the most divisive policies and the Most Divisive President of All-Time.

The Country must purge the excrement that is the Democrat Hairy Reid and the Complete Fraud, Obama.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Jacksonville, FL

#5 Sep 17, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
In a year the GOPasaurs should absolutely SWEEP the House, Senate, & White House, they are managing to find ways to screw it up.
Romney, Ryan, Akin, Eastwood, etc, etc.
I swear, the Republicans could f-up a wet dream!





(D) Chuck Schumer's Still a Wall Street Lapdog

Noam Scheiber,
The New Republic
June 20, 2012

http://www.realclearpolicy.com/2012/06/20/chu...



“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Jacksonville, FL

#6 Sep 17, 2012

The Ballad of Schmuck Schumer

Noam Scheiber
June 19, 2012


In the ongoing melodrama between Democrats and Wall Street, few characters are more compelling than Chuck Schumer. New York’s senior senator has a well-cultivated reputation as the financial world’s top wing man in Washington, at least among Democrats. But since he also hopes to lead his august chamber one day, he’s charted a more ecumenical path of late. That, of course, hasn’t exactly endeared him to the lords of finance, and so much pathos has ensued.

The latest example comes from a Politico piece on Schumer’s efforts to make nice with his patrons now that all that ugly “reform” business is behind us. As one such oligarch summed up Schumer’s recent goodwill tour:“He’s always been active in his outreach, but I would say he’s on much more of a listening — not talking — tour at the moment as he tries to mend fences.” Can’t wait to see what all that listenin’ means for the future of financial regulation!

But I digress. Because it turns out people have long memories on the Upper East Side, and all is most certainly not forgotten, much less forgiven. The nub of the matter? Well, take it away, Politico:

“He pushed, bullied people really, into giving him money for so long telling us,‘I’m in the rooms you want me to be in, I can help,’” said a Wall Street executive and one-time Schumer donor who refuses to give any more cash to the senator.“We understand that he wants to be [Democratic] leader and as he’s moved up the ranks, he can’t publicly be too much of a cheerleader for Wall Street. But he wasn’t even cheerleading behind closed doors, which is what he promised he would do.”

Which made me wonder: What, exactly, was all this non-cheerleading Schumer is supposedly guilty of?

The Politico piece offers three specific data points: 1. He favors higher taxes on millionaires. 2. He supports closing the so-called carried interest loophole that taxes private-equity honchos at the bargain-basement capital gains rate. 3. His low-key role in the fight over the Durbin amendment, which capped the fees banks charge retailers for swiping debit cards.

Alas, if this is the extent of Schumer’s anti-Wall Street rap sheet, then count me as extremely skeptical. In case anyone hasn’t noticed, the millionaires tax and the plugging of the carried interest loophole haven’t, you know, become law. They're not even remotely close. Meanwhile, Schumer was basically on the banks’ side during the Durbin fight, he just didn’t advertise it. As Politico explains,“Schumer didn’t make a speech on the Senate floor on behalf of the financial community, even though he backed their effort to delay the rules.”

Unless I’m missing something, this is precisely what Schumer was promising his Wall Street backers.


http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/104142/the-ball...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Jacksonville, FL

#7 Sep 17, 2012


Schmucky Schumer Screws America


On derivatives, the Times reports, he “called on regulators to tread lightly while planning an overhaul of the derivatives industry.”(His own former aide—a woman named Kate Childress—headed up the industry’s derivatives counteroffensive from her perch at JP Morgan.) On the Volcker Rule, meanwhile, Matt Taibbi has the goods:

In the final hours of negotiations, a congressional delegation from New York, led by Sen. Chuck Schumer, decided to take one last run at gutting the Volcker rule.…[T]he Schumer coalition suddenly decided that the de minimis exemption for banks simply wasn't big enough.… In real terms, banks could now put up to 40 percent more into high-risk investments. "It was almost double what Geithner was talking about the night before," says [Senator Jeff] Merkley.… Schumer himself entered the change in the Senate version of the bill – and then asked the House to sign off on it 15 minutes later.

If this isn’t cheerleading behind closed doors, I’m at a loss to say what would qualify. Was Schumer literally supposed to wear bloomers?

http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/104142/the-ball... #

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Sep 17, 2012
The biggest problem we have is that the MSM is totally in the tank for Obama. Gas at $4.22 a gallon and what do we hear from the media? Crickets. Our botched foreign policy leading to the death of 4 Americans, so far, the attacks on ALL our embassies in the Middle East and a few other countries, and what do we hear from MSM? Crickets or AN ATTACK ON ROMNEY for condemning America for apologizing first for our freedom of speech!

Under Bush, with gas APPROACHING $2.00 a gallon the MSM, on every level, was screaming that Bush was killing the economy, that Bush cared more about the oil companies than Americans, one lady was overjoyed when Obama got elected, as she said, with gas at $1.89 on average, that she wasn't going to have to worry anymore about putting gas in her car, Obama was going to take care of that for her. Well, he sure did, it now costs me around $60 to fill up my car, around $200 a month, and WE can afford it, how many of Obama's base can?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#9 Sep 17, 2012
I'd say the Dems pick up Maine, but lose ND, NE, WI, & one other tossup (VA or MT or HI).

That leaves us a 50-50 Senate and guaranteed gridlock for another 4 years.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#10 Sep 17, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
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WE ARE INSULTED HOW THEY TREAT WOMEN!
WE ARE INSULTED HOW THEY STONE PEOPLE TO DEATH
and we have people in the USA advocating that OUR freedoms be restricted so Muslims won't be offended.
NO to Obama/Biden!
And yet the GOPasaurs want to dictate to WOMEN what they can do with their own bodies! Sounds like the republicans want sharia law in America.

NO to Ryan-Romney!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Sep 17, 2012
Ballybunion wrote:
The biggest problem we have is that the MSM is totally in the tank for Obama. Gas at $4.22 a gallon and what do we hear from the media? Crickets. Our botched foreign policy leading to the death of 4 Americans, so far, the attacks on ALL our embassies in the Middle East and a few other countries, and what do we hear from MSM? Crickets or AN ATTACK ON ROMNEY for condemning America for apologizing first for our freedom of speech!
Under Bush, with gas APPROACHING $2.00 a gallon the MSM, on every level, was screaming that Bush was killing the economy, that Bush cared more about the oil companies than Americans, one lady was overjoyed when Obama got elected, as she said, with gas at $1.89 on average, that she wasn't going to have to worry anymore about putting gas in her car, Obama was going to take care of that for her. Well, he sure did, it now costs me around $60 to fill up my car, around $200 a month, and WE can afford it, how many of Obama's base can?
Ooooh,the great "media bias" excuse.....

Yeah, THAT'S why Romney is losing....(eyes rolling).....

Btw, if you drove at all this summer you'd know $4 gas hasn't stopped anyone from driving. The difference between $2 gas & $4 gas is a cup of Starbucks coffee (or a pack of cigarettes or a 6-pack of beer) per day.
serfs up

Melbourne, FL

#12 Sep 17, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
And yet the GOPasaurs want to dictate to WOMEN what they can do with their own bodies! Sounds like the republicans want sharia law in America.
NO to Ryan-Romney!
Just don't charge me a cent for anything. that includes welfare for babies and all the schooling and everything else. Then we have an agreement. Do what your bodies to hell freezes over.
Gravediggers

United States

#13 Sep 17, 2012
HIGH COST OF FOOD
HIGH COST OF GAS
DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN ENERGY-UNstable countries
HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT
HIGH TAXATION
RESTRICTIONS ON FREEDOMS

LYING TO PUBLIC regarding REASON for attacks
NO it was NOT the film, which caused the rioting-it was Obama's foreign policy. The crowds were NOT burning a film they were burning an Obama effigy. They weren't chanting:'film, film, film', they were chanting:'more Bin Ladens' and 'death to America'
http://www.startribune.com/world/169599806.ht...

NO to Obama in 2012

WE can't afford to alter OUR WAY OF LIFE and OUR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION to appease Arabs.

There are already people calling for CENSORSHIP in America!

http://twitchy.com/2012/09/15/jenna-jameson-t...

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#14 Sep 17, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
HIGH COST OF FOOD
HIGH COST OF GAS
DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN ENERGY-UNstable countries
HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT
HIGH TAXATION
RESTRICTIONS ON FREEDOMS
LYING TO PUBLIC regarding REASON for attacks
NO it was NOT the film, which caused the rioting-it was Obama's foreign policy. The crowds were NOT burning a film they were burning an Obama effigy. They weren't chanting:'film, film, film', they were chanting:'more Bin Ladens' and 'death to America'
http://www.startribune.com/world/169599806.ht...
NO to Obama in 2012
WE can't afford to alter OUR WAY OF LIFE and OUR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION to appease Arabs.
There are already people calling for CENSORSHIP in America!
http://twitchy.com/2012/09/15/jenna-jameson-t...
Just the bullet points, what was the WH Security Brief about this morning.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#15 Sep 17, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
In a year the GOPasaurs should absolutely SWEEP the House, Senate, & White House, they are managing to find ways to screw it up.
Romney, Ryan, Akin, Eastwood, etc, etc.
I swear, the Republicans could f-up a wet dream!
Attention youthenitwit!!! You shouldn’t swear peewee. The facts show you allow biased media slugs to influence your thinking and in turn you regurgitate their butt spew on this forum...useful idiot.
i.e. The obama media used what Romney said about Libya to overshadow the incompetence of b. h. obama and hilliary clinton…The fact is what Romney said was ahead of the curve all while obama and hilliary were asleep at the wheel thus 4 Americans are dead and the media is silent…Capice?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#16 Sep 17, 2012
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> Just don't charge me a cent for anything. that includes welfare for babies and all the schooling and everything else. Then we have an agreement. Do what your bodies to hell freezes over.
Pssst, access to affordable birth control & safe legal abortions actually PREVENTS more welfare babies and related schooling costs.

That's why I fully support and in fact ENCOURGE a woman to use birth control, the morning after pill, and if all else fails then an abortion.

Less people on the planet, less costs to the taxpayer.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#17 Sep 17, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
And yet the GOPasaurs want to dictate to WOMEN what they can do with their own bodies! Sounds like the republicans want sharia law in America.
NO to Ryan-Romney!
Attention youthenitwit!!! What a pathetic libelous excuse and reason to support a deranged self-serving slug who launched his political career from the home of "kill your parents" bill ayers...you poor whiner. Furthermore, just give the fetus a decent burial instead of throwing it in a dumpster...Is that too much to ask?
News for you, b. h. obama could gives a rat's behind about women, the unborn, the born, the sick and dying or any of the other things that you assume he cares about...b. h. obama is to The United States Constitution what a drunk farting gasbag is to fine dining.
No one and I mean no one who reaches the level to launch his political career from the home of the communist/terrorist bill ayers could possibly ever have America's well being at heart...Capice?
Dane Thorsen

Long Beach, CA

#18 Sep 17, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
In a year the GOPasaurs should absolutely SWEEP the House, Senate, & White House, they are managing to find ways to screw it up.
Romney, Ryan, Akin, Eastwood, etc, etc.
I swear, the Republicans could f-up a wet dream!
The resurgence of the Occupy Movement in NY today should serve as a warning to every American. If Voters don't support Obama/Pelosi/Reid the Mob will tear this Country to shreds.

Surrender Submit Obey THE Obama.

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Sep 17, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Ooooh,the great "media bias" excuse.....
Yeah, THAT'S why Romney is losing....(eyes rolling).....
Btw, if you drove at all this summer you'd know $4 gas hasn't stopped anyone from driving. The difference between $2 gas & $4 gas is a cup of Starbucks coffee (or a pack of cigarettes or a 6-pack of beer) per day.
Did YOU hear or see ANY of his great speeches outlining what he's planning to do to get us out of this mess? F0X carried it, the big 3 didn't. And don't be a hypocrite, I'll bet you were screaming just as loud and the MSM was when gas prices under Bush even got close to $2.00! The Press blamed that squarely on Bush, here we are 4 years later and gas costs twice as much, and BTW, maybe YOU can afford to pay TWICE as much for gas now and give the ever so elitist advice that it's the cost of a Latte a day, to someone living from paycheck to paycheck, said paycheck being on average $5,000. LESS with higher food and gas costs BTW, it's the difference between meat for dinner, fresh food for the kids and a gallon of milk each week. How very callous of you to just Poo Poo the very real cost of up to $30 or more extra gas costs a week to a family just making ends meet. I'm sure they appreciate your telling them it's nothing, no big deal. Idiot!

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#20 Sep 17, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
In a year the GOPasaurs should absolutely SWEEP the House, Senate, & White House, they are managing to find ways to screw it up.
Romney, Ryan, Akin, Eastwood, etc, etc.
I swear, the Republicans could f-up a wet dream!
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