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Wed Jun 29, 2016, 04:03 PM

Taking back the Senate predictions:

I say after November, there will be
49 Repubs
49 Dems
2 Indy that caucus with Dems....Angus/Bernie
That gives the Dems 51-49 and Schumer is Majority Leader.




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Reply Taking back the Senate predictions: (Original post)
Funtatlaguy Jun 2016 OP
frazzled Jun 2016 #1
morningfog Jun 2016 #2
LonePirate Jun 2016 #3
trueblue2007 Jun 2016 #4
metroins Jun 2016 #5
longship Jun 2016 #7
SCantiGOP Jun 2016 #8
longship Jun 2016 #9
Mojorabbit Jun 2016 #10
Funtatlaguy Jun 2016 #13
longship Jun 2016 #14
brooklynite Jun 2016 #12
longship Jun 2016 #6
edhopper Jun 2016 #11

Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 04:15 PM

1. As we've seen before

A bare majority of 51 still allows the Republicans to block any major legislation. So any demands about what the Democratic nominee must state to "earn" people's allegiance will be just that--an appeasement statement. Promises or positions don't guarantee those promises will be achieved one bit, no matter how hard the president works for them.

Still, even a slim majority means a majority--and that means judgeships can be filled, committees will be chaired by Democrats, and the agenda will be a Democratic agenda. So, yay!

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 04:16 PM

2. Bernie say he is remaining a dem.

 

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 04:41 PM

3. Can we promote someone besides Schumer to be Majority Leader?

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 04:45 PM

4. I wish Warren or Sanders could be the majority leader

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 04:49 PM

5. Oh god no

Not Sanders.

Warren, maybe, but we really need somebody who can pull a few republican votes when we need them.

A moderate would be a better choice.

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Response to metroins (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 05:17 PM

7. Well, sadly, it is likely to be Schumer. nt

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Response to longship (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 05:26 PM

8. Happily, it looks like it will be Schumer

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 05:36 PM

9. I am decidedly not a Schumer fan.

He is no Harry Reid, who I rather have liked.

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Response to longship (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 06:36 PM

10. Neither am I. I won't forget his stance on the ACA anytime soon. nt

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Response to longship (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 10:20 PM

13. I would prefer Dick Durbin.

But, Reid has already said that SCHUMER will be either majority or minority leader when Reid retires.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 01:27 AM

14. Hmmm. I love Durbin.

I did not know that leader position was selected by previous leader. I thought they had to have a vote of some kind.



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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 07:05 PM

12. What skills would Ssnders bring to the job of Majority Leader?

The job requires negotiation and cutting deals, not advocating the "right" issues.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 05:16 PM

6. And if we don't get our shit together we lose it all in 2018.

Because our numbers suck in 2018 as bad as the GOP's numbers suck this year.

That's why we should give up no US Senate seat for a VEEP, especially a senator as powerful as Elizabeth Warren. We need her there, to help backstop President Hillary Clinton.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 06:56 PM

11. I am thinking Trump will give us

53 Dems, 2 Indies and 45 Repukes.

You can't gerrymander the Senate.

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