Skip to comments.Obama to GOP: 'Win an election' to change policies
Posted on 10/17/2013 11:35:47 AM PDT by Paul46360
President Barack Obama challenged the GOP to end political brinkmanship and said Republicans should "win an election" if they so badly wish to change his policies.
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I’m not ready to give up hope yet!
This is Dem Nate Silver’s take on the 2014 elections. I thought it was a pretty interesting take on the Republicans picking up the senate in 2014.
Montana along with West Virginia and South Dakota two other red states where an incumbent Democrat has retired and where the Democrats have not identified a strong candidate to replace them gives Republicans a running start. Republicans could then win three more seats from among red states like Louisiana and Arkansas, where vulnerable Democratic incumbents are on the ballot, or they could take aim at two purple states, Iowa and Michigan, where Democrats have retired. More opportunities could also come into play if the national environment becomes more favorable to Republicans (such as because of a further slide in Mr. Obamas approval ratings). Meanwhile, while Kentucky and Georgia are possibly vulnerable, Republicans have few seats of their own to defend; unlike in 2012, they can focus almost entirely on playing offense.
Kentucky and Georgia are possibly vulnerable, Republicans have few seats of their own to defend; unlike in 2012, they can focus almost entirely on playing offense.
A race-by-race analysis of the Senate, in fact, suggests that Republicans might now be close to even-money to win control of the chamber after next years elections. Our best guess, after assigning probabilities of the likelihood of a G.O.P. pickup in each state, is that Republicans will end up with somewhere between 50 and 51 Senate seats after 2014, putting them right on the threshold of a majority.
That's the ultimate tragedy of abandoning our Judeo-Christian heritage in exchange for the empty promises of multi-culturalism and "Separation of Church and State" secularism. What's the old phrase? "When people don't stand for something they'll fall for anything."
Sure, buzz-words like "tolerance" and "co-existence" sound, at first blush, open-minded. But they are little more than invitingly open doors to muddle-headed thinking. When a nation's individuals abandon notions of right vs. wrong and instead get caught up in discussions of what's legal vs. illegal, then that nation is on the wrong path. After all, not too long ago it was actually legal to kill Jews in Europe. Even Jewish children. Heaven help us when we set up Man (or a simple majority of a nation's men and women) as the ultimate arbiter(s) of the correctness of a thing; heaven help us when we don't look to God as the final authority of the appropriateness our actions.
I fear we have passed, or are close, to the point of no return unless the people do rise up with a mighty voice, I cant see that happening when we are fast being outnumbered as the influx of undesirables, and they are coming in masses, continues to infiltrate our nation...invited and otherwise.
C.S. Lewis noted that even during World War II there were periods of time, and some of them prolonged periods, where circumstances really did appear to be lost: where it looked as if the Nazis in Europe and the Imperial Japanese in the Pacific were, in fact, going to prevail. Sometimes the darkest point of night is just before the dawn.
I encourage you not to surrender to the temptation to abandon hope. Yes, things are bleak. In Virginia, for example, it is quite possible that in a few weeks we will elect Democrat Terry McAuliffe instead of conservative Ken Cuccinelli to be our next governor. And this, despite the fact that McAuliffe has no significant executive experience (outside of crony-capitalism ventures) and has troubling ties to several shady enterprises. Whereas Mr. Cuccinelli has an exemplary record and would make an incredibly good governor.
McAuliffe may very well be Virginia's next governor despite the fact he will likely use the Governor's Mansion as a springboard for Hillary Clinton's 2016 bid to the White House. (Just as Democrat Tim Kaine, our governor prior to our current one, Republican Bob McDonald, brazenly used Virginia resources to bolster Barack's bid in 2008. Then-Governor Kaine was, you see, also the chairman of the DNC. Thus, nary a peep was spoken by the news media about his abuse of his gubernatorial power because it was all for a good cause, don't you know.)
So again, things appear bleak. Distressingly bleak. But I for one refuse to toss in the towel. I encourage--no, I implore--you and everyone else: continue to stand firm. Hold. The. Line. Sure, the collectivists would no doubt kill us conservatives and individualists just as soon as look at us. After all, they know that in the arena of ideas they'd lose; they know that the only way they can win is to eliminate the competition rather than meeting it head-on.
And if that day comes where a collectivist toady points a gun to my skull because I refuse to knuckle under, I will look him in the eye and glaringly declare that though he can kill me, he can not make me yield.
I was at a conference a year ago and a republican strategist threw out the info that if you re-ran the 1980 election using today’s demographics Reagan still wins but it is very very close. People want the GOP of 1980 but the country is radically different.
People need to pay attention to Silver. “Dem” or not the guy is the best in the world when it comes to analysis of data and drawing conclusions.
That being said no way Georgia elects a Dem senator. Not gonna happen.
Well, either that, or simply make his head explode on national TV.
Whichever is easier.
Well I really did try to find an appropriate way to say thank you for your post......some things leave an impact for which there are no words for.... This is one of them.
He’s such a narcissist he thinks he won the House as well.
Your kind words there are thanks enough. Besides, whatever thanks I may be due is only due me by proxy: whatever encouragement I have to pass along comes from a higher power. I am, at best, a conduit.
Grace and peace.
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