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Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:22 PM

Senate supermajority for Republicans in 2019?

This year was suppose to be the year in which democrats took back the senate. We needed to have a good year this year because in 2018 democrats are defending a lot of seats. Seats in red states and swing states where democratic voter turnout is low in mid term elections. I looked at the map and I can see where the republicans have 61-63 seats after the 2018 election. That, a President Trump, a republican house, and a 6-3 conservative court (Ginsberg retirement) scares the CRAP out of me.

Edit: now of course because of the damage they would do the Dems have a great chance to win in 2020, but the damage would have already been done (especially on the Supreme Court).

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Reply Senate supermajority for Republicans in 2019? (Original post)
Proud liberal 80 Sep 2016 OP
FBaggins Sep 2016 #1
napkinz Sep 2016 #2
Proud liberal 80 Sep 2016 #4
yeoman6987 Sep 2016 #11
edhopper Sep 2016 #9
Kingofalldems Sep 2016 #3
Renew Deal Sep 2016 #7
Proud liberal 80 Sep 2016 #8
sharp_stick Sep 2016 #5
Renew Deal Sep 2016 #6
tonyt53 Sep 2016 #10
Bucky Sep 2016 #12

Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:24 PM

1. This was supposed to be the year in which Democrats took back the Senate?

Did I fall asleep and miss a couple months?

Note - Republicans will have a much harder time picking up seats in 2018 if Trump is president.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:26 PM

2. Rachel just reported that the NYT and Washington Post now predict GOP will keep senate



Let's prove them wrong!

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Response to napkinz (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:28 PM

4. That is what made me look up 2018

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 10:59 PM

11. In 2012, the press was predicting changing of senate leadership every two years for

 

about 10 years. Hard to get things done that way but it is what it is.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 10:26 PM

9. If Trump wins

the country won't survive until 2018.

If Trump wins, maybe the country doesn't deserve to.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:27 PM

3. Interesting post.

Against the rules for me to tell you what I really think.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:40 PM

7. You think what we all know

Just a matter of time

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 10:01 PM

8. OMG

Not this again. I must be a troll because of my low post count and the fact that I posted something like this. If you want to know why I posted this it is because I was watching Rachel Maddow and she discussed the Democrats fading hopes for the Senate. That made me think about 2018 and when I looked at that map it didn't look good.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:35 PM

5. Relax

the fucking pre-concern around here is pathetic.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:39 PM

6. I've noticed a pattern

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 10:44 PM

10. HRC wins, Ginsburg retires right after the one open spot on the SCOTUS is filled.

 

That would make two spots HRC gets to fill next year. Kennedy is very close to retiring too, so maybe she will get three within the next two years.

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Response to tonyt53 (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 07:25 AM

12. what a beautiful story

meanwhile Trump has closed the polling gap

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