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  1. Patters

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    Specter loses to someone outside the beltway, perhaps increasing Democratic chances of holding on to the PA Senate seat in an anti-incumbent year

    Democrats easily hold onto PA-12, in a district that actually voted for John McCain.

    Rand Paul, who holds a number of nutty views, won in Kentucky against a Democrat Jack Conway. Conway won against Mongiardo, who probably would have been a weaker candidate because he has some corruption charges surrounding him.

    Blanche Lincoln was forced into a runoff by a more liberal candidate, which may if she holds onto her seat push her to be a little more progressive. (That said, it will be hard for the Dems to hold onto this seat; early polls show Lincoln down by 15% or more.)

    Also, in both Arkansas and Kentucky Democrats voted in larger numbers than Republicans.
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    Mid term elections are usually reactionary.. expect the Dems to loose a few, and gain a couple..
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    #75 Jersey

    Look Patters, I'm thrilled that Sestak beat Senator Comcast also, but try to be a LITTLE accurate.

    Sestak is a two term Congressman. He ain't exactly the country store clerk.
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    The pre-emptive spin by the left would be hilarious if it wasn't so pathetic. They know they are going to lose big time in November so they are doing everything they can to set as incredibly low expectations as possible, so they can claim victory when they "only lose" 30 seats or something like that.

    Mark my words: The Democrats are going to lose a lot of seats this November and all of this forum's liberals are going to claim how wonderful the November results were because they managed to hold onto Congress by their fingernails.
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    #75 Jersey


    Historically, the party holding the White House almost always loses mid-term elections.

    Are you next going to use two paragraphs to proclaim that 2 + 2 = 4?
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    Bush didn't in 2002, did he? And there are an awful lot of signs that Obama's losses will be greater than what is historically considered average.
    No, because I doubt you would be able to understand it.
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    Politicians:
    Clyde (r) & Vinnie (d) run for president:

    Results:
    Clyde gets 72 Billion Votes and wins.
    Vinnie says (grinning) "we'll all in all we held our own, we did better than I expected, I picked up 5 votes, 3 in San Francisco and 2 in Massachusetts, god bless you all and thank you" (still grinning)

    Later that evening Vinnie's wife has sex with Vinnie's Limo Driver, Vinnie is in the bathroom looking in the mirror practicing his Left Wing Loon Grin.
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    ROFLMAO And Clyde celebrates his victory by cruising airport bathroom stalls and finalizing his pre-made deals with 4 oil companies and 2 pharmacutical giants.
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    This is truly stunning logic.

    Apparently, according to Wolfpack, since he believes the Democrats will be taken to the woodshed in November, last night could not have possibly been a good night for Democrats.

    I mean, who can dare refute this ironclad argument!
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    That doesn't refute the broader historical trend. It's called an outlier.
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    2002 was still riding the coattails of 9-11, no one knew the full scope of George's lies at that time.. you need to put things in a historical context.
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    See you in November, Jack! See you in November!
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    What lies were there in 2002?
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    Well you can expect this year to be an outlier too - only, unlike Bush 2002, it will be an outlier in the sense that it is more damaging to the party in power than average.
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    Thanks, Nostradamus.
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    Upon seeing his argument torn asunder, the elusive Wolfpack is forced to fall back on (or, more aptly, tap dance his way toward) his failsafe rejoinder.
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    My prediction is on record and come November, I will be demonstrated either right or wrong. I can't help but notice that you're happy to sit back and criticize those of us who have made predictions while being too chicken to man up with one of your own.
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    JackBauer = [​IMG]
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    Once again, your tenuous grasp of the English language manifests itself.

    I am not criticizing your prediction. Ambivalence is not the same as criticism. You are certainly welcome to share your thoughts. Just as I am welcome to not care what your thoughts happen to be on this issue.

    Moreover, I'm not "too chicken" to issue a prediction. I just find it a useless exercise, as your time would be better served starting a poll to predict the World Series winner in 2012. It's also a prediction that ATPIT isn't informed by any general knowledge of the political landscape, but rather a "ballpark" figure that falls safely within the confines of the predictions already being bandied about by various political prognosticators.
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