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Fri Oct 5, 2018, 07:57 PM

What will happen in the country if the repubs retain the House and Senate?

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Reply What will happen in the country if the repubs retain the House and Senate? (Original post)
slater71 Oct 2018 OP
ProudLib72 Oct 2018 #1
samir.g Oct 2018 #5
sarisataka Oct 2018 #11
ProudLib72 Oct 2018 #13
DetroitLegalBeagle Oct 2018 #14
ProudLib72 Oct 2018 #15
DetroitLegalBeagle Oct 2018 #17
guillaumeb Oct 2018 #2
Meadowoak Oct 2018 #6
guillaumeb Oct 2018 #7
Meadowoak Oct 2018 #9
stonecutter357 Oct 2018 #3
inwiththenew Oct 2018 #4
OneGrassRoot Oct 2018 #8
musicblind Oct 2018 #10
Awsi Dooger Oct 2018 #18
roamer65 Oct 2018 #12
customerserviceguy Oct 2018 #19
roamer65 Oct 2018 #20
customerserviceguy Oct 2018 #22
roamer65 Oct 2018 #23
eleny Oct 2018 #16
LuckyCharms Oct 2018 #21
Sherman A1 Oct 2018 #24

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:09 PM

5. Yes

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:18 PM

11. Who is going to lead this war?

And how will it be fought?

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:24 PM

13. It will be fought online and in every courtroom in the country

It will use "dirty" tactics. It will be mean and vicious. It will be led by anyone who is tired of seeing the Rs trod all over our democracy.

One thing is for sure, it will not take "civility" under consideration.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:34 PM

14. how?

Hopefully not with open violence as that would end poorly for us.

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Response to DetroitLegalBeagle (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:36 PM

15. I've deleted that post

Too easy to misconstrue my meaning. Really, it's just about take no prisoners and don't behave politely politics.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:39 PM

17. That I can get fully behind

Taking the high road doesn't work.

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Response to slater71 (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 07:59 PM

2. The more relevant question is, what will have happened?

Massive vote fraud and cheating.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:13 PM

6. Democrats just didn't bother to vote again.

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Response to Meadowoak (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:14 PM

7. My hope is that there will indeed be a blue wave.

And that the blue wave will wash away the orange stain.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:17 PM

9. Mine too, but we've been disappointed, how many times?

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Response to slater71 (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:00 PM

3. fuck trump !

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Response to slater71 (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:02 PM

4. We aboslutely 100% have to win the Senate

If we don't we're totally fucked. The House would be great but without the Senate Trump will probably ram through 1-2 more Supreme Court justices.

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Response to slater71 (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:16 PM

8. Republic of Gilead. n/t

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Response to slater71 (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:17 PM

10. There is no chance they retain the house.

They will probably keep the Senate, but not even that is a guarantee. Nate Silver gives us about a 1 in 4 chance of winning the Senate, too.

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Response to musicblind (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:39 PM

18. I have no idea where you are getting the idea Repubicans have no chance in the House

 

538 has our chances at 74.2% and other mathematical models have always been lower, in the mid to high 60s.

We need to gain two dozen seats in the House, while Republicans merely need to stay where they are to hold the senate. The models have Republicans at anywhere from 77.7% on 538 to as high as 86% elsewhere to retain the senate.

In other words, they are more likely to retain the senate than we are to take the House. IMO, that has always been the case, although 538 had it the other way for a few weeks.

Independent voters own our fate

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Response to slater71 (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:21 PM

12. The formation of large scale secession movements.

CA, OR, WA, NY and New England.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 09:02 PM

19. If those movements succeed

then we will never have a Democratic President again. And you can probably kiss the House and the Senate goodbye forever as well.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #19)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 09:24 PM

20. Other states will probably go as well in this scenario.

I would expect MI, NJ, MN to leave as well.

In all honesty, we have more in common with Canada than we do with the southern states, such as yours...South Carolina. That gap will widen even further after November 6th.

https://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/is-it-time-for-canada-to-annex-blue-america/

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #20)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 09:37 PM

22. I'm a recent transplant here

from New York. My whole neighborhood is filled with other people who wanted to escape the cold winters of the Northeastern states north of the Mason-Dixon line.

Another Democratic vote in NY was not a big deal. It may be a game changer for Southern states that are seeing an influx of Northeastern voters.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #22)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 09:40 PM

23. Hopefully it makes a difference.

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Response to slater71 (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:37 PM

16. What do you think will happen?

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Response to slater71 (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 09:26 PM

21. Football bat.

It's fucked up now, but if they retain control, this country will be even more fucked up. Like a football bat.

A football bat is seriously fucked up. Even more fucked up than a hockey ball, or a soccer puck.

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Response to slater71 (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 09:46 PM

24. We will see

I would like to believe I am wrong, but we will see.

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