Skip to comments.Polls shows likely GOP senate takeover in 2014
Posted on 09/10/2013 5:32:57 PM PDT by barmag25
A new Landmark/Rosetta Stone poll of the upcoming South Carolina senate primary, released last night, shows incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham to be facing a strong primary challenge in his bid for reelection next year. While Graham polls at 42 percent, that is well below the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff. Should a runoff take place, he would run against the second place candidate, and if most of that other 58 percent unified behind the challenger, Graham could find himself being fired by Republican primary voters in his bid for another six-year term as South Carolina's Senior Senator.
Aside from that seat, there are 33 other senate seats in contention during this election cycle. With the Democrats finding themselves defending many of these seats, including some in so-called red Republican-leaning states, the GOP has an excellent opportunity to regain majority control of the U. S. Senate after the 2014 elections.
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Not that it much matters with such luminairies like mitch mcconnell running the vichy gop caucus.
don’t tell the GOP,,they will screw it up!
Old Mitch might not be the majority leader if the Republicans retake the Senate. New blood, new members and a new program might be in place.
Ted Cruz for majority leader anyone?
He’d get a budget passed at the very least
you’re g-d right we will...
With or WITHOUT the help of the GOP party.
I think we need a TEA party march on GOP headquarters
Never underestimate the power of the stupid voting majority.
Never underestimate the power of the Democrats to steal an election.
Never underestimate the Reps ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
I’ll believe it when I see it.
I have absolutely NO faith in our electoral process. None. The current government sponsors voter fraud at every turn, and that’s not about to stop.
And just what difference will it make?
The repubs will take over the Senate but their majority will not be enough to get much accomplished. The repubs really don’t deserve it either. Anyhow, this will be a slightly better situation than we have right now — slightly.
It’ll make a hell of a difference if they’re TEApublicans.
Yeah. The stupid Party will find a way to blow it.
Press: “And what do think about abortion and rape?”
And they better learn and parrot canned response and then STFU
However, Obama's last 2 years will be even more gridlock where he feels he will be empowered to do more EO's. And the Dem nominee for President will run against an "obstructionist Senate". Ugh, ugh, ugh.
We the People deserve it!
Unfortunately no poll can limn the results of the Democrat control of the electronic voting machine vote count.
and this will make a difference how? The government is the bureaucracy now. Congress and the courts have little influence. Republicans will still vigorously pursue the Security State and will do nothing that results in the loss of jobs of any bureaucrats. The difference will be only that Our Guys rather than Their Guys will be doing it to us.
My thoughts- what difference does it make if both parties produce the same results?
TEApublicans mostly become REpublicans upon taking their legislative seats. The NSA blackmail and the bribery start immediately.
We would be better off with the purple finger the Iraqis used. And at this point I think only taxpayers should be able to vote..otherwise it’s just “legal” stealing.
“Conservative” Ron Paul Jr. endorsed RINO McConnel.
How accurate were they in 2012?
Might as well just kill ourselves then.
Just one thing, win the Senate by voting in Senators who will BRING BACK AMERICAN JOBS.
The day after a GOP Senate majority is sworn in, the House should start passing impeachment bills - and do nothing else - until Obama is out of office.
On the surface it sounds great to be able to stick it to Harry Reid, but if the new additions are like McLame and Lindsey, then we’re not much better off.
If the GOPe passes amnesty I think they might become a very very small minority in the 2014 elections.
Ditto. Seems we heard this before in both 2010 and 2012.
If the GOP gets a senate majority, they can slow down, delay and kill a lot of Obama appointments to the federal bench.
That’s not unimportant.
Rand Pauls immigration speech
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.
Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Lets start that conversation by acknowledging we arent going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[but hes not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
Here's the passage at issue:In the 1980s, the war caucus in Congress armed bin Laden and the mujaheddin in their fight with the Soviet Union. In fact, it was the official position of the State Department to support radical jihad against the Soviets. We all know how well that worked out.Let's leave aside for now the insulting, utterly asinine, sickening, inexcusable use of the phrase "war caucus" to describe those (including Reagan!) who supported the mujaheddin against the Soviets. That word choice alone is almost entirely disqualifying for its purveyor to ever be president.
Instead, let's just look at a little history here -- because the ignorance evident in this paragraph is truly astonishing. One would be hard pressed to find even a single historian, whether right, left, or center, who would argue anything other than that the Soviet failure in Afghanistan was not just a huge factor, but probably an essential one, in the Soviets' ultimate loss of the Cold War. [Rand Pauls Really Ignorant Paragraph | 7 Feb 2013]
Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.
[by “anti-government activists” is meant church-burning jihadists]
Sen. Cruz Statement on Egypt (Suspend aid over anti-Muslim Brotherhood coup)
Ted Cruz blames Egyptian violence on Obamas disregard for foreign aid law
Graham is the worst of the backstabbers - worse than even Susan Collins or Olympia Snowe - they just are what they are, while Graham is just a turncoat who does it to get attention, not due to mere ideological differences - and he’s from a conservative state to boot. Of all the incumbents, removing him and replacing him with a conservative Senator would make a huge difference in the attitude of the caucus.
The leader doesn’t matter if people like Graham are holding the caucus hostage.
Didn’t we convince ourselves of that for the 2012 elections too? We thought that it couldn’t stay this bad and that the American public would wake up.
To each his own. The government will provide that service in a couple of years.
Your Post #38 is spot on.
Last year, I wrote a check to Richard Mourdock’s primary effort against Dick Lugar in Indiana. As soon as I can identify which GOP candidate is the most electable in South Carolina, I will write a check to them.
But if nothing else gets achieved in 2014, the defeat of Lindsay Graham must be Free Republic’s #1 priority!
Can’t believe the rest of the negative nancy’s on the first 30 comments. When there’s good news, they act like their mothers died.
Bunch of a defeatist puss***
Why do we keep pretending that the GOP will make a difference? Just how delusional are we?
GOP Senate takeover in 2014?
I seriously doubt that.
Republicans forget that our success in 2010 was based largely on Black and Hispanic voters staying home.
If the Democrats can get those two groups to the polls in 2014, forget the Senate, and we will be lucky to hold on to the House.
Yes. Any Republican candidate needs to prepare themselves die questions about abortion, rape, women’s rights, etc., to make sure their answers don’t invite unnecessary follow up questions.
We don’t need a GOP takeover of anything.
What we need is a takeover by principled patriots.
People like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are aberrations for Republicans and not the norm.
Sad day in America.
That would be interesting...A longshot at best...
If it were to succeed, I would imagine a lot of racial unrest across the country at the impeachement procedings...
One quick and honest question...What High Crimes and Misdemeanors has Obama been associated with???
I would think that his shield and chief protector Holder has committed some acts worthy of investigation and ultimate impeachment, thus removal from ofice and imprisonment...
Obama will be a different story...
Don’t get me wrong, I’d like to see the house of cards fall as much as anyone else...
Just keep in mind the potential “sociatal” (sp?) after effects of such a political move...
I remember all that surety about the GOP taking over the Senate in 2012, too.
Remember, we’re talking about Republicans... they have an unmatched ability to turn certain victory into stunning defeat.