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  •  Let me be the first to say (8+ / 0-)

    Democrats will PICK UP SEATS in both the Senate and the House.

    My Limbaugh loving oil burner service guy was here this morning arguing FOR THE PUBLIC OPTION!!

    http://dumpjoe.com/

    by ctkeith on Mon Sep 28, 2009 at 08:48:57 AM PDT

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    •  We do not vote for Obama in 2010. (2+ / 0-)
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      ryan81, annominous

      Do not intend to be snarky. I think the progressives who drove Obama to the WH will either be emboldened by a PO or angered by a defeat of a PO. In either case I think there will be a strong push to elect progressives and reject bluedogs and neocons. I would call for a small gain or small loss.

      Thanks for swimming against the tide.

      OK, we are equal parterners and I trust you, but I get first count of the money.

      by Dungaree on Mon Sep 28, 2009 at 08:58:45 AM PDT

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    •  I'm tempted to make the same prediction (2+ / 0-)
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      Van Buren, 57andFemale

      if for no other reason than the sentiments of the mainstream press have been so wrong over the last 10 years that it's a good bet to go with the opposite of what they say.

      Also, it will be fun to say, "See, I told you so" when it happens.

    •  My guess? (1+ / 0-)
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      cybersaur

      Holds claw to the wind

      Consults tea leaves

      Pick up one in the Senate, lose a dozen in the House.

      In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference.

      by blue aardvark on Mon Sep 28, 2009 at 09:18:55 AM PDT

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    •  It's about the crazy far right and its failures, (6+ / 0-)

      Republicans are frantically trying to cover their failed trickle down economics that started with Reagan.  They've also proven that their base is crazy and stupid.

      What's happening is not about Obama.  It's about the major shift from Reaganomics and conservatism, to a much more progressive electorate.  We have to help our young people turn this nation around.  After all, they were very instrumental in getting many of our people elected, and that includes President Obama.

      •  Instrumental is an understatement.. (0+ / 0-)

        they basically handpicked him!

        We have to help our young people turn this nation around.  After all, they were very instrumental in getting many of our people elected, and that includes President Obama.

        If you think that hyperbole, consider that Obama won those under 30 by 33 points and those over age 30 by 1 point! Almost all of his margin came from the 18-29 demographic!

        Further, if it weren't for that generation I think there is little chance he would have been on the ballot. Right from the first caucus in Iowa they were the deciding factor in state after state. Further, adult leaders in the party (Kennedy, McCaskill) reported their views were swayed to Obama by young members of their own families. If that was the case among politically involved people, consider the effect among those less politically involved!

    •  Perhaps not on the House (0+ / 0-)

      Though I think it'll end up close to even, whichever way it goes.

      Grab all the joy you can. (exmearden, 8/30/09)

      by Land of Enchantment on Mon Sep 28, 2009 at 09:54:15 AM PDT

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