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  1. Seymour93

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    Every single house seat of the New England states (not counting CT) are now held by Democrats.

    Dems gain 1 NE Senate seat.

    Kennedy wins by 40 points.

    Deval Patrick wins by 20.

    In other news Quigon has slit his wrists.
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    You wish... I said it before, and I'll say it again... Republicans are breathing a huge sigh of relief after tonight's results. Yeah it sucks to have Pelosi as speaker of the house, but tonight isn't anywhere near as resounding a victory as dems were hoping it would be.
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    Yeah a huge sigh... you're only going to lose 30 seats instead of 40.
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    No, we are breathing a "huge sigh" because we are holding onto the Senate, which is a very big (and somewhat historic) victory in and of itself. This is, like, the first time ever a party grabbed the house without taking the Senate too (in an off-year election by the party that doesn't hold the White House).
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    Nobody's gonna control the Senate. You need to have 60 to block a fillibuster and that isn't going to happen. Even though Byrd is like a million years old, he could start talking right now and not stop until the next election. So even if the pubbies do squeak one out, there's no agenda control to go along with it. As opposed to the near absolute control over everything that Pelosi and the committee chairs in the house are now gleefully anticipating.
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    Joe Lieberman is going to control the Senate. Everyone, especially the Dems are going to have to cowtow to good old Joe.

    btw just for the record......CT is part of NE so you just can't exempt it out of your premise Seymour93
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    LOL -- winning the House, and quite possibly winning the Senate is about as good a victory as the Dems could have hoped for. Conservatives were predicting the Republicans would lose between 12 (Rove) and 19 (Novak) seats in the House, but they've lost at least 25. You continue to hold onto your illusions. It's time you faced the truth.
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    The thing that disgusts me about politics is that my own state's libbers proved without question that they are party first, country second.

    They vote out Lincoln Chafee (R) who was a Republican in name only as he voted consistently against the GOP and stood on his own principles. Sheldon Whitehouse comes in as a Dem talking point moonbat and gets elected. Why? Because he has a D after his name.

    Party first!!!
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    You'd be amazed at what loosing the party apparatus can do to a pol over the long haul. Don't think for a second that the grass-roots activists that elevated him to the national level in the first place have fogotten that he abandoned them and aren't already preping to knock him out in 2010. In the mean time as Bush continues to fall so will his influence. Bush is now a rock that's permanently tied around Joe's neck.
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    they already tried to knock him out this year, that is what the primary was all about and it didn't work. Dems = 35% of the voters in CT, Joe has too large of a following of IND's and Repubs to lose. The only way he has the potential to lose is if the Repubs run Jodi Rell and he doesn't get the Dem nomination.

    Bush is only around for 2 more years, Joe will be around for 4 more after that, with the attention span of the common voter = to about 6 months. The taint of W will be long off Joe come 2012 when he is up for re-election. Remember a Senate term is 6 yrs not 4 so its 2012 before he is up for re-election again not 2010.
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    He's cut himself off from his base. It'll take time for that to have an effect; but it will. Before he relied on a rock-solid bunch of Democratic activists to to provide him with a foundation to build on. Now his foundation relies on independents who by definition are fickle and quick to change sides. If he can't find a way to make it up to the people who's election he ignored (the Dem primary) they'll never get behind him again and its inevitable that his power will dry up and he'll fade away.

    The regular people who only care about politics immediately before an election may forget just how willingly Joe attached himself to Bush; but the party zealots won't. Its the party zealots who do the canvassing and make the calls and fill the arenas and pester all of their non-committed friends throughout the election cycle and Joe ain't got any of them on his side anymore. It'll take time but it won't be long before he's reduced to hanging out with that wack-job Socialist from Vermont who nobody pays attention to unless its time to decide who gets the gavel. Political parties aren't just there because they've always been there. They exist because they do crucial stuff.
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    Lieberman washed the floor with Lamont. Lieberman won because he stuck to his principles, had done a very good job in his time in office, and people knew him as a Dem as opposed to an independent. The DNC blew it hardcore here. Not only did they stab Lieberman in the back, but they piissed in his face to boot. I think the Senate will be 49-49-2. We all know the Vermont Senator is a Dem vote, which would leave Lieberman the deciding vote since a tie would go to Dick Cheney.

    Again, Lieberman was elected because the people liked him. His moderate base, and the republicans who feared Lamont carried him. The only people that voted against him were the moonbats. I think the overall message yesterday by the people was that they don't want extremists from either side in office.

    For those of you who think Lieberman won't hold a grudge, wouldn't you?

    Most Democratic politicians have voiced support for their nominee, but Lieberman still has plenty of friends on Capitol Hill. A few big-name Democrats have come to Connecticut to campaign for Lamont. John Edwards and Wesley Clark have lent their support; Howard Dean, hardly a Lieberman pal after the 2004 Democratic presidential campaign, will campaign with Lamont on Friday.

    Among senators, Lieberman's Connecticut colleague, Christopher Dodd, made an appearance with Lamont and John Kerry plans one next week. Other shows of support have been behind closed doors.


    http://www.boston.com/news/local/co...lamont_scrambles_to_broaden_his_pitch/?page=2
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    How do you figure? Should they have ignored their own election? Lieberman decided on his own to carry Bush's water. The DNC warned him repeatedly about screwing his base over and he decided to ignore the risk. Just who is the DNC beholden to? Lieberman or the voters? What would you be saying right now if a bunch of national Dems showed up in support of Lieberman? I'd guess you'd be complaining about how the Dems didn't stick by their principles in sweeping their own election under the rug when the results became inconvenient. Lieberman used the party faithful to boost himself to national prominence and then dismissed them. He's the only one who did any pissing here.

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