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Offline GOP Congress

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Preliminary Congressional election analysis
« on: November 03, 2010, 01:18:22 AM »
While I'm glad we picked up what we could, I am disappointed in a few races that should have been won, in my opinion. I had opined about 8 more races in the Senate that should have been won, but we really needed the Senate conservative majority. Note I didn't say "Republican" majority, because RINO's are poison. But Sharron Angle was our biggest disappointment. Now that the casino unions saved their precious senator, I hope they enjoy their well deserved extended vacations from the layoffs that will occur before spring.

Part of the problem is the fact that our tea party guys were, by and large, political neophytes. The democrats new how to play the game, including getting the mainstream media to promote their socialist agenda while demonizing the conservative on a regular basis. In the end, this media splurge probably won the day for the democrats, and it can be positively said that the mainstream media saved the US Senate for the democrats. In a normal world, Angle, McDonnell, and Fiorina win handily.

We started out damn good, by taking Indiana with Coats, Kentucky with Paul, and Florida with Rubio. With that start, I actually was starting to feel that it was possible for the Tea Party Sweep, until the initial Coons/McDonnell result came in, which ended up not being close. Had McDonnell won, it would have been great, as it could have initiated a west coast surge, but no dice. Hence, Angle and Fiorina lost, and the fate of the Senate was officially sealed. We really needed to be close, but we fell a bit short, and the Democrats can control the agenda.

With a split Congress, the party with the President has the advantage from a political gamesmanship angle. They can control the spin far more easily, which they will now do. Expect to see the democrats and the media blame the tea party officeholders for everything from destroying the planet, stealing food from welfare mothers and children, etc, etc, in a bid to make 2012 into a referendum.  If we had controlled both houses of Congress, the game would not have been played, but now, the Obama/Reid team can spin everything. It is up to the Tea Party candidates to hold their ground. They will have to play doubly hard, because now they have to maintain their constituency while educating them at the same time.

That is my initial analysis. A bit bittersweet compared with the expectations, but let's see what we can do with it.
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Re: Preliminary Congressional election analysis
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010, 01:24:51 AM »
How much you want to bet Old Harry loses his Senate position as Dem leader?

Nobody wants to be led by a cripple.

I'll bet Schmucker or whatever his name is, from New York, does something behind the scenes to usurp the feebled old man.
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Re: Preliminary Congressional election analysis
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010, 01:33:44 AM »
My personal feeling is that Fiorina had too much public history for the Dems to draw on.  She was the CEO of a large company, and so they were able to take the business decisions of HP, its previous financial issues, outsourcing, etc. and use them to attack her.  "As CEO of HP she outsourced thousands of jobs.  Can we trust her create jobs in California when she was responsible for destroying so many previously?"  They used previous HP layoffs to smear her job creation record. 

We made the Dems job of labeling the Republican's as Corporate Whores too easy.  Also, I have found very few people who really, really liked her as a candidate.  She just didn't fire people up the way that candidates in other states did.

It is still early, and there is still a small hope of success for her, but I'm not overly hopeful.