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What's the Senate outlook?
Vanity | 11/2/2012 | TheRhinelander

Posted on 11/02/2012 6:14:20 PM PDT by TheRhinelander

The House is safe and it appears Romney is more likely to win than not. The important thing is the Senate? Anyone know the outlook over all? any links or comments?


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1 posted on 11/02/2012 6:14:20 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: TheRhinelander

Very good question!

Hopefully Obama will lose.

The Senate is critical. Without the Senate ObamaCare is here to stay and the jobs will remain away.

If Romney and we lose the Senate, nothing will get passed. Harry Reid reminded the American people about that just today.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 6:19:08 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: TheRhinelander

If Romney wins and we lose the Senate, nothing will get passed. Harry Reid reminded the American people about that just today.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 6:19:35 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: TheRhinelander

I’m quite optimistic about Romney but I’d say the chances of Republican control of the Senate (even 50-50) is about zero.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 6:23:38 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: TheRhinelander

I was watching Larry Kudlow tonite, and he agreed with his guest that Republican chances for the Senate have dimmed somewhat.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 6:25:16 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: TheRhinelander

Things are not looking good for Brown here in MA, if the polls are to be believed. There are a lot of Warren stickers around, although I see plenty of Brown stickers as well.


6 posted on 11/02/2012 6:29:40 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Last poll i Saw here in MA had Brown up by 2 points. Indies will break for Brown and a lot of Dems are too. I think he will win.

I also think Akin will win.


7 posted on 11/02/2012 6:33:39 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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Even if the GOP gets a slim majority in the Senate (I don't know if this is likely), there's no getting around the fact that this was a disastrous year for the Republicans in these Senate races. The Democrats had to defend something like 23 seats this year, while the GOP only had to defend 10 and stand a good chance of losing at least two of them (Mass. and Indiana).

Having said that ... I don't think control of the Senate is as important as it's being made out to be. The GOP can effectively control the agenda in Washington by simply leaving out any objectionable items out of the Federal budgets drafted by a Romney administration and introduced in Congress by the GOP House.

8 posted on 11/02/2012 6:39:39 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: TheRhinelander

No news is bad news.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 6:41:12 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Alberta's Child
Without the Senate we will have Obamacare forever, we will have automated tax hikes, we won't get spending cuts anywhere... the list goes on and on.

by simply leaving out any objectionable items out of the Federal budgets

is that a joke? The Senate hasn't passed a budget in 3 years and you think they would pass a Romney budget?

10 posted on 11/02/2012 6:42:27 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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I hate to break this to you, but the GOP is fully on board with most of the things you describe there. The whole purpose of ObamaCare was to inflate the pools of policy holders for major U.S. insurance companies by adding millions of new “insureds” who would have minimal claims while they pay exorbitant premiums. Trust me — the Republican Party is very comfortable with that despite all the political posturing in 2010.


11 posted on 11/02/2012 6:52:06 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: TheRhinelander

Murdock and Akin kinda hurt. If we do NOT want Obamacare, Indiana must elect Murdock, Missouri MUST elect Akin!!!


12 posted on 11/02/2012 6:52:30 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/archive/2012_senate_balance_of_power

Rasmussen has it in a virtual tie. He thinks the GOP will lose MA and ME but will pick up ND and NE. Then there are three more Democrat leaners and two GOP leaners. That leaves seven seats that are rated toss-ups of which six are Democrat seats going in. IN is the lone GOP seat left at risk. Dems are trying to protect FL, MT, OH, PA, VA and WI. Of these, I have the highest hopes for MT and VA. The rest may depend on turnout.


13 posted on 11/02/2012 6:53:20 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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’ Bammycare goes nowhere unless We the People ripit out by the roots....


14 posted on 11/02/2012 6:55:12 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Harry Reid can only play Gingrich and get blamed for shutting the down the government- that’s all he can do on budget and legislation.
Yes, even though the press will ardently try to protect him he’ll still be blamed.

He can cause problems for appointments as majority leader though.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 6:59:02 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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I have never met anyone that plans on voting for Warren. Of course I don't hang around Cambridge either. Everyone I speak with feels she is an absolute joke. I am mystified by the polls and am very suspicious of them. I saw today's poll showing Brown up 2 and although I am not familiar with the polling group I am hopeful there is a chance.
16 posted on 11/02/2012 7:05:19 PM PDT by JIM O
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To: OrangeHoof; randita; InterceptPoint

Randita don’t you have a spredsheet for this?


17 posted on 11/02/2012 7:12:46 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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>>The Democrats had to defend something like 23 seats this year, while the GOP only had to defend 10 and stand a good chance of losing at least two of them (Mass. and Indiana).

Astonishing, isn't it? In other words, the GOP had a 3 in 4 chance of winning the Senate and they blew it. Whatever the outcome, the people running this year's Senate GOP team need to be fired.

18 posted on 11/02/2012 7:19:07 PM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: tsowellfan

What about “coattails”? If Barone, Newt and Morris are even close to right, Mitt is going to ‘slide this thing, with 300+ E-Votes.

Most here on FR can read politics fairly well and nobama’s base and his indies are not looking anything like 2008. Not even close.

Now of course we could be seeing a world-class case of someone blowing smoke, but if they are they are the best.

Combine Mitt’s coattails with nobam’s anti-coattails can deliver the Senate.


19 posted on 11/02/2012 7:20:25 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Usagi_yo

When the “news” is the MSM, no news is actually good news for us. Watch for a surprise Senator from PA.


20 posted on 11/02/2012 7:37:00 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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