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Polls shows likely GOP senate takeover in 2014
The examiner ^ | 9/9/13 | Dean Chambers

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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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2014midterms; 2014polls; 2016election; bho44; election2014; election2016; lindseygraham; nancymace; randsconcerntrolls; senate; southcarolina
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To each his own. The government will provide that service in a couple of years.

41 posted on 09/10/2013 10:03:15 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE
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To: Republican Wildcat

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!

42 posted on 09/10/2013 10:30:05 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: barmag25

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***

43 posted on 09/11/2013 12:22:49 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: barmag25

Who cares?

Why do we keep pretending that the GOP will make a difference? Just how delusional are we?

44 posted on 09/11/2013 1:00:36 AM PDT by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: barmag25

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.

45 posted on 09/11/2013 1:06:03 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: qam1

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.

46 posted on 09/11/2013 5:12:04 AM PDT by paudio (Liberals teach Whites about guilt and shame better than Christian churches do...)
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To: barmag25

We don’t need a GOP takeover of anything.

What we need is a takeover by principled patriots.

47 posted on 09/11/2013 5:15:45 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Trust but verify. If you can't verify, trust no one but God.)
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To: arthurus
You are right of course. I consider it pointless at this time to vote for a Democrat or a Republican. I once believed there was a difference, not anymore.

People like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are aberrations for Republicans and not the norm.

Sad day in America.

48 posted on 09/11/2013 6:09:16 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: thoughtomator 2.0; All

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...

49 posted on 09/11/2013 7:24:04 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends's how thin it is.)
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To: barmag25

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.

50 posted on 09/11/2013 7:45:05 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: stevie_d_64

The list of Obama’s high crimes is breathtaking, if you try to take it all in at once.

If I had to put one thing on top of the pile, it would be the clear intent to destroy the 2nd Amendment, combined with illegal actions to that end. Fast & Furious, attempting to destroy the ammo market via massive government buy-ups, a number of illegal executive orders, and all these false-flag programmed-assassin incidents (Sandy Hook, Aurora, Loughner/Giffords), promoting international treaties as an end-run around Constitutional restrictions on his power, all with the single, unambiguous aim of ending the right to bear arms.

But that would be just the start. The political persecution of the IRS which now traces directly to his office is impeachable in and of itself. So are his actions to promote NSA spying programs in clear violation of the 4th Amendment. So is his abdication of duties in Benghazi. His current proposed US military alliance with the only entity with whom we are technically at war all these years (”Al-Qaida”) - that’s treason by the strictest definition. I could go on quite a while here but I think you get the point, there’s no lack of extremely serious grounds on which to put this President to impeachment.

With regards to racial unrest, his clear deliberate efforts to provoke it are another impeachable offense. So are his efforts to form a private army of brownshirts. Should we fear racial violence? To that I answer: how much more racial violence could there be, at this point? You already have Obama’s zombies randomly killing people in the street all over the country. They can only get so much worse before it becomes quite legal to solve the problem by self-defense... which leads us back to WHY Obama and company want to destroy the Second Amendment. When the President and his men are openly encouraging racial attacks, and when his devotees are already carrying them out nationwide, and when there is no indication that the problem is going to get any better at all, the threat is gone. It is no longer a threat. It is an “already-happening”. The question now is what do we do about it, and impeachment is the lawful answer to that question.

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism...”

51 posted on 09/11/2013 7:49:05 AM PDT by thoughtomator 2.0
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To: barmag25

Please God.

52 posted on 09/11/2013 7:54:25 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: barmag25

Realistically, barring an outbreak of Akin-Mourdock Disease, the GOP might pick up three seats in the Senate.

53 posted on 09/11/2013 8:08:25 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

“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.”

Very good point. Here’s why I’m highly skeptical about the rosy outlook in this article; the GOP is on a suicide mission to pass some kind of amnesty. AND, they are engineering this dog and pony show where the House GOP members can vote to defund Obamacare, but the Senate will not have to pass it.

The end result would be Obamacare fully funded and the GOP reps claiming they “did everything they could” to defund it.

If this happens and they allow an amnesty bill to pass, they are going to face an unprecedented revolt from the grassroots. But unfortunately, when you have a civil war like this, there will be casualties — meaning we will not get all our candidates through the primaries, and any RINO running in one of these Senate races will have ZERO enthusiasm from those of us that do all the heavy lifting come election time.

So as for the GOP prospects of taking over the Senate, I’d say 50/50 at best. But the more likely result is gaining just a couple Senate seats (mostly because of built-in advantages in the 2014 election cycle) and lose several seats in the House, perhaps even losing the majority.

The sad thing is that at this point, I don’t even care if these worst case scenarios take place, because the current GOP leadership already gives me zero confidence and/or inspiration.

54 posted on 09/11/2013 9:36:15 AM PDT by lquist1
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To: Fai Mao

Wouldn’t passing a budget somehow be racist?

55 posted on 09/11/2013 9:48:38 AM PDT by matt04
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To: barmag25; All

Consider the following information posted in related threads.

Note that if patriots and former Obama supporters can elect 2/3 conservative control of both Houses of Congress in 2014, and I don’t know if that’s possible in this election cycle, then note the following.

A Congress controlled by a conservative supermajority will have the power, under the Constitution’s Clause 2 of Section 7 of Article I, to override presidential vetoes. For practical purposes this would mean that the Obama presidency is over after 2014 elections. Congress would be able to repeal Obamacare without Obama’s signature for example.

And if patriots cannot elect a conservative supermajority in 2014, at least they can put a major dent in doing so for the 2016 elections.

56 posted on 09/11/2013 1:57:26 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Amendment10

Well, we can dream, can’t we?

57 posted on 09/11/2013 2:13:03 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th; All
Well, we can dream, can’t we?

Patriots could do a whole lot of things if they got off their couches.

58 posted on 09/11/2013 2:15:41 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; LdSentinal; Sun; Viennacon; ...

It’s still early but I am cheered by this. I’ll be watching the races very, very closely.

Steve Daines in Montana doesn’t want to seem overly ambitious, so he’s waiting to make an announcement.

59 posted on 09/11/2013 2:42:47 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

60 posted on 09/11/2013 3:51:21 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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