Mid-Term Election Thread

If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you want to vote for…but there are certain to be ones you want to vote against. In case of doubt, vote against. By this rule you will rarely go wrong. If this is too blind for your taste, consult some well-meaning fool (there is always one around) and ask his advice. Then vote the other way. This enables you to be a good citizen (if such is your wish) without spending the enormous amount of time on it that truly intelligent exercise of franchise requires. — Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long.

Post your predictions, complaints and so forth here. I’m predicting that the Republicans will take the Senate with 51 or 52 seats, increase their margin in the House and, with the exception of Pennsylvania, hold serve in the Governor’s races. I’d like to say this is based on a deep scientific analysis of the polls and the economy. But it’s actually based on the whining coming from the Democrats and their supporters, including no less than two pundits arguing that we should ditch midterms all together. If they’re already that distraught, this must be about to go badly.

A couple of years ago, Obama had a bad presidential debate and started collapsing at the polls. Saturday Night Live did a comedy skit where MSNBC was covering the debate. It ended with Rachel Maddow saying something like, “Coming up: elections are a lot less important than you think!”. Expect a lot of that from the Democrats tonight, except they’ll mean it this time.

For the purposes of entertainment, I’d like everyone to predict how badly Wendy Davis is going to lose in Texas. I have Abbott by 19 points.

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  1. AlexInCT

    My vote has already been canceled, a few times over, by numerous repeat voters, illegal aliens voting, or your usual dead person voting, and that’s in a deep blue state where the takers far outnumber the producers. It seems the blue tide is worried about legal turnout considering how disappointed the usual takers are with their part of the share these crooks have been stealing and the depressed economic conditions in this styte.

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  2. Starving Writer

    I live in Maryland, and this year is a pretty boring election year, with all of the results pretty much already determined. Still, I’ll be casting my ballot. I plan on voting against all the incumbents on my ballot (even though all of them are certain to win).

    I’m keeping an eye on the NC Senate race. My family is from NC, and it’s been a barn burner down there. Hagan has the lead, but there are all sorts of nasty rumors swirling around her office and conflicts of interest regarding the stimulus money that she voted in favor of going towards her family members. The media down there is busy squashing all mentions of that news and covering up for Hagan, but parts are leaking out. Will that be enough to turn the election? I don’t know (I doubt it, I think Hagan still wins), but it’s certainly interesting to see.

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  3. Section8

    Well I’m a happy camper. Nice to see the bat shit crazy leftist movement has finally been neutralized by the voters tonight. That’s what this was about seeing that there is no real Republican figure that stands out at the moment as a rallying force. I just hope the left keep playing their usual cards as they are now shown to all be jokers.

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  4. Hal_10000 *

    So it looks like the GOP will have 52 seats, with three undecided. Coakley lost, which is awesome. Corbett got tossed out on his ear and was Quinn. Stunned to see Maryland go red. Florida Man the Early Years is back as governor. Davis looks like she will lose by 20 points.

    OK, Republicans. Don’t fuck it up.

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  5. grady

    “OK, Republicans. Don’t fuck it up.”

    This seems to be the theme this year. Not so much Republicans win, but more that the Democrats lost. It will be interesting to see what the Republicans attempt to accomplish these next 2 years. Their performance will likely pick the next president.

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  6. Biggie G

    How soon before we start reading stories about how the filibuster is a grand and time honored tradition that needs to be used often to protect the rights of the American people?

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  7. AlexInCT

    How soon before we start reading stories about how the filibuster is a grand and time honored tradition that needs to be used often to protect the rights of the American people?

    How about since early today when the democrats basically told everyone that the election result was not a repudiation of Obama and their bullshit, but a call for people to work together, which in donkey speak is do what democrats want even though they got trounced for doing the same before.

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  8. Hal_10000 *

    How soon before we start reading stories about how the filibuster is a grand and time honored tradition that needs to be used often to protect the rights of the American people?

    Immediately. Common Cause had a lawsuit pending before SCOTUS challenging the filibuster. SCOTUS rejected it, quite properly. Seeing as Common Cause was, a few years ago, arguing for the filibuster, I expect they will turn around and sue again to restore it.

    Also, I mentioned a few weeks ago that the Democrats were complaining that the Republicans might use reconciliation to unpass Obamacare.

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