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Thursday, October 23, 2014

FEATURED QUESTION: Midterm Elections 2014

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Everybody and his brother seems to have their own sets of predictions for the November 4 National Intelligence Test, otherwise knows as Election Day.

FEATURED QUESTION: What do you predict for the outcome of Election Day 2014? Your answer may be general or specific.

[Before commenting, know that this blog will no longer accept comments about Ebola unless such comments are posted to these threads. Thank you]

83 comments:

  1. I predict too many good Americans staying home and too many losers rushing out to vote to keep their free money.

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    1. Kid,
      Maybe not. The Dems do seem worried about the turnout.

      Mr. AOW and are will physically be staying home, but our absentee ballots went out in Monday's mail. It's too big a scramble here for us to get to the polls -- because of my work hours and, most significantly, Mr. AOW's disability.

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    2. We are voting absentee ballot this time, too, as we will be out of town for our son's wedding.

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  2. I see the senate going GOP, but not enough to do anything other than freeze any new legislation for 2 long years. In 2016, Hillary will easily win, and the GOP will suffer heavy losses nationwide.

    JMJ

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    1. Sadly, Jersey ol' buddy (and I do consider you a buddy, as a fellow musician. In another time and place, we could have popped some beers and jammed instead of swimming in the poisonous sewer of partisan politics), I have to agree with you.

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    2. IMO, it's too early to predict the outcome of the 2016 National Election.

      Just my two cents.

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    3. Jersey, do you really think the American people love unemployment, soaring gas prices and the destruction of the military? Because that's what they get with Hillary.

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  3. I somewhat agree with my friend (above). There is little distinction between either of our political parties and few of our citizens (who do vote) really give much thought to this. I lament how our political parties have evolved, but more than this, I mourn our people who lack the intelligence to discern the fraud these parties perpetuate against them —that ticking you hear is not a grandfather clock; it is a time bomb.

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    1. Mustang, you agree with jersey mcjiggers? Well anyway, I agree with you. It is not the politicians, it's the brain dead voters like the libtards polluting the internet. But they're free to do so and that's a good thing because ignorance always need a light shone upon it.

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    2. In that case you must live under a Fresnel travel spot.

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    3. Mustang,
      IMO, we are seeing the worst of the two-party system the past few decades.

      Maybe it's always been a matter of "the choice of the lesser of two evils." But it does seem to me that very many Americans have lost confidence in our system of governance.

      Politicians are a plague upon the land.

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  4. Very close in the Senate. It will be 51-49 one way or the other reflecting the deep division in the country.
    The House will stay Republican despite a Democrat majority in the popular vote.

    Nothing will change and the suckers will do this all again in two years.
    Nothing will change then either and we will be no closer to understanding that the oligarchy owns us.

    Four more years and the suckers will be deeper in the hole and still watching the increase in the military budget ... LOOK - scary Muslims with Ebola.

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    1. Duck,
      Who said scary Muslims with Ebola. I certainly have not.

      It's a bit early to say that Ebola in the United States is not scary. The relief at the 21-day mark is premature. There is still a 5% chance that 21 days is not enough time.

      Also, note what is done when rooms are possibly contaminated by the Ebola Virus. Thankfully, their church is rallying donations for the family.

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    2. Ducky likes to sensationlize like most lefties do by using names like scary muslims, brown people and Mescins

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    3. Or should I say he likes to "marginalize"?

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    4. The Beantown Quacker vests much confidence in those who don't know Ebola from Shinola*

      * - Appropriated from Dr. Michael Savage

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    5. Lisa,
      Sensationalizing is one of the Left's specialties.

      But I must say that the Right can do a lot of sensationalizing too.

      It is up to WE THE PEOPLE to sort it all out.

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    6. That's true AOW ,I just don't like the left's tactics I guess I'm biased 😉

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    7. Thank God for you bias, Lisa. Too many these days are namby pamby and try to weasel out of making direct statements for fear of being disliked, etc.

      We've had enough of hypocrisy, cant and rhetoric from BOTH parties.

      Keep on telling it as you believe it is.

      ~ FreeThinke

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    8. I will not say that I'm unbiased. Everyone is biased in one manner or another! It's the human condition.

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    9. Muslims are indeed scary. They kill people, lots of people, all of the time. But if we just pretend, we can remake reality into something nice, with rainbows and unicorns.

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  5. We will fail the test miserably...but the test is rigged so the outcome should be of no surprise. I believe that the GOP will win enough seats to gain the Senate, except Orman will win in Kansas and the Georgia runoff results won't be known until January. I believe that the GOP will complain about Libertarian votes while ignoring the low turnout from their base. And I believe that the Democrats will experience equally low turnout while ignoring that the problem is POTUS.

    Finally, as Mustang deftly alluded to above, I predict that the pundit class will fail to realize that they cannot play the "OMG, it's the most important election of our time!!!" card repeatedly, and expect to get results that ever change the paradigm of perfidious duopoly.

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    1. CI,
      I am sick to death of "OMG, it's the most important election of our time!!!"

      That said, I do think that November is important. It's the National Intelligence Test!

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  6. COMMENTERS, TAKE NOTE OF THIS BLOG POST, WHICH UPDATES COMMENTING POLICY HERE AT ALWAYS ON WATCH.

    Thank you.

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  7. From Americans’ Gloom Marches Into Second Decade:

    he only time the public has felt worse was in October 2008, during the first, deep spasms of the recession. Then, 78% said the nation was on the wrong track, and only 12% felt good about the country’s direction. The last time “right direction” beat out “wrong track” was in January 2004 — and the last election cycle where that was the case was 2002.

    “Why are people so gloomy? Well, it might just be everything,” says pollster Micah Roberts...Mr. Roberts is vice president of Public Opinion Strategies, which along with Hart Research Associates conducted the poll. “We haven’t had a plurality saying ‘right track’ in over ten years so that’s pretty amazing. After 10 years it’s just part of the collective consciousness of Americans,” to think the nation’s gone off the rails, he added....


    More at the above link.

    How the above affects the National Intelligence Test remains to be seen, of course.

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  8. Please take a few moments to watch this video:

    Crowd Leaves Event During Obama's Speech: 'President Pariah?'.

    A stunner -- if you know a few details about Prince George's County, Maryland.

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    1. I wonder if it's because that corporate pimp he had as an AG has not been able to return an indictment in Ferguson.
      Seems to be blacks who were walking out.

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    2. Yeah, damn the facts, let's fry the guy. Anything to settle down the hottentots and get them off the warpath.

      Nothing like fighting for peace and justice by burning down gas stations and looting liquor stores. Having white liberals write fawning articles praising your artistic mayhem is sweeter than a pack of stolen stogies.

      On the bright side, this should motivate the democrap base. I guess they've never see Waiting for Godot.

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    3. FT, your vulgar white supremacy is showing again.

      I've seen Waiting for Godot twice.

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    4. Duck,
      I'm not sure that "Hoot" is FT.

      I could find out via my site meter, of course. But I'm not into tracking down commenters. I have more important things to do.

      BTW, if you have a dispute with FT, don't bring it here. Thanks.

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    5. Ducky,
      I'm not FreeThinke,

      And I know you have seen every pretentious, deconstructionist film what ever plagued the planet.

      I was laughing at the fact that those poor benighted souls still stupid enough to blindly pull the D lever do not realize that salvation does not issue from a ballot box, even when you pull the lever for rich progressives who humorously mouth class-based platitudes.

      Hee hee hee

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    6. MS AOW,
      You should ban that racist Ducky, calling a black man so distinguished as General Eric Holder a pimp.

      How dare you, Here's Ducky. What a despicable racist you are.

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    7. Hoot, tune in to the Gathering Storm on Halloween.

      The topic is the horror genre. Should be a good time.

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    8. ... but if deconstruction is your interest, how about Olivier Assayas's, Irma Vep?

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    9. Duck,
      Looking forward to a non-political edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show.

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  9. As the Hope & Change world crumbles, the Woman's Vote will return to the Republican Party

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  10. It will be a Republican landslide and nothing meaningful will change.

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    1. Jim,
      I don't know about there being a Republican landslide, but ti do think that nothing meaningful will change.

      I've become a pessimist about politics -- more pessimistic than I've ever previously been, that is.

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  11. We will find out in January which party will control the Senate after LA Senate runoff takes place. Maybe December if NC tips the scale. This will totally consume the news as thousands of illegals receive the benefits of Obama's magic wand - his Pen and Phone.

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    1. Bunkerville,
      We will find out in January which party will control the Senate after LA Senate runoff takes place. Maybe December if NC tips the scale.

      Thank you for bringing up those points. I think you're correct -- unless, of course, there is a GOP landslide. I doubt that there will be a GOP landslide. But, hey, I don't have a good record of predicting election outcomes.

      Meanwhile. Obama will phone in amnesty. I will confidently predict that one.

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  12. If an auditorium full of Democrats can't stand to listen to the Boy King and walk out, what makes anyone think they'll vote for his policies. I think middle America and like minded Americans will carry the day.

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    1. Carry the day where?

      As much as both parties blow steam out of their butts you still have to deal
      with the structural problems of the economy and the fact that the structure of the Senate (a bad idea) as constituted facilitates oligarchic rule.

      Sit tight, you ain't going nowhere.

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    2. Odie,
      PG County voted for Obama in 2012 to the tune of 90%. Obviously, many PG residents (voters) are now disenchanged with "The One."

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  13. No matter what happens we are still stuck with the Fraud-in-Chief for two more years but if we can defrock Harry Reid that will, obviously, be a big plus. Let's hope that the morons that put these clowns if office stay home!

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    1. FT,
      True enough. But be sure to vote!

      Yesterday, Mr. AOW and I mailed in our absentee ballots. We never miss a chance to vote.

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  15. When will the women in this country wake up?

    The GOP War on Women baloney is just the Democrat party MEN telling the nation's women, "here honey, let me tell you who to vote for."

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  16. GOP takes the senate and increases their numbers in the house.

    Nothing changes.

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  17. I wonder if voters will care about this: ISIS Takes Over Two Towns On Mount Sinjar, Yazidis Plead For US Coalition To Save Them.

    Back in August, Obama bragged about securing Mount Sinjar.

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    1. Is Obama responsible for ridding the region of evil?

      Let's be rational.

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    2. Let's be rational. AOW never said he's responsible for that. He lied. That's her point.

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    3. Z,
      Thanks.

      BHO has the penchant for making proclamations, some of which may turn out to be true, but only temporarily. The media then trumpets the victory as the lead story. When things reverse, the reversal is certainly not mentioned by BHO (to be fair, few political leaders announce reversals) or as the media's lead story. It's Orwellian!

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    4. Verifiable facts make excellent Ducky Repellant!

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    5. It IS Orwellian, AOW...and SO VERY SAD.
      Yup....3" headlines damning anything Obama doesn't like, but if it reverses, there's a story on page 92 of the NY Times.

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    6. Well AOW, he's a politician. Politicians make proclamations (Mission Accomplished). It's their nature.

      In fact many were rescued when they were first trapped on the mountain. Many.

      Did that mean ISIL would not return.
      Does it mean effective action won't be taken again?

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    7. Duck,
      Well AOW, he's a politician.

      In other words, a snake not to be trusted.

      My second law of history: "Never trust any politician because all that a politician is interested in is getting votes."

      Statesmen are few and far between in my lifetime.

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  18. I'm overdue to address this topic at Mike's America. Polling indicates the GOP will make moderate gains (under 10 seats) in the House. I believe the GOP will take the Senate but it could tie and that would leave Democrats in control. One problem that I have been warning about again and again is the investment of resources Dems have put into field operations for getting out the vote. Once again, I see close races that would otherwise go GOP going to the Dems because of this and the GOP still doesn't seem to be willing to match Dem efforts.

    Best case scenario for the Senate would be an 8 seat gain but six or seven is more likely.

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  19. Good News! GOOD NEWS! GOOD NEWS!

    BEN bRADLEE is DEAD.

    Hallelujah! Sound the Trumpets. Hell hath another inhabitant who richly deserves eternal damnation.

    Cascara Segrada de la Mirda

    HALLLUJAH!

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    1. To rejoice over the possibility of someone going to hell is really pretty awful.

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    2. Why?

      We'd do well with a few more like Bradlee who were devoted to good reportage. I remember when he published a revelation of COINTELPRO. Now look at how large the press has allowed the surveillance state to grow.

      R.I.P. Ben, we could use some honest editors these days.

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    3. what kind of person are you? This is something we rarely see on Conservative sites........nobody deserves this.

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    4. Z,
      There is political rabies going around, I think.

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    5. Oh, GAD! AOW! I forgot! I'm so much happier on WordPress that it didn't even occur to me to remember what we all know:
      Just before elections, the leftwing nuts will be posing as conservatives...thanks. I'd forgotten.
      What cracks me up every election period is the lefties who call in talk shows and start with "You know, I used to vote Republican but I just CAN'T anymore because..."
      I've heard talk show hosts saying "We recognize you....don't try that here anymore."
      This is the last two weeks...we'll be getting a LOT of this stuff.
      Thanks! It's kind of funny, really. Desperation

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    6. Z,
      There are many imposters floating around. Some are just having harmless fun. I don't mind that as long as it doesn't hijack a thread.

      Other imposters are malicious to the point of vileness. A few of these malicious imposters are conservatives.

      To be honest, sock puppets don't upset me unless they descent to the point of vileness.

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      BTW, I do know better than to comment at any Leftist site. Every time that I have, I get trolled mercilessly by the Left and the Right.

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  20. NOTICE TO COMMENTERS:

    DURING THIS PRE-ELECTION SEASON OF SCREECHING AND PERSONAL DIATRIBES, COMMENT MODERATION WILL BE INTERMITTENTLY IN EFFECT AT THIS BLOG.

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  21. Thanks for reminding me I needed to post on the Senate elections. I did it today:

    http://mikesamerica.blogspot.com/

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    1. Mike,
      Will check out your post at my first opportunity.

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  22. After a long evening of grading papers, I'm finally catching up on the today's news. It now appears that more and more evidence is appearing to exonerate the police officer who shot Michael Brown in Ferguson:

    FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) – A report by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch this morning shows the official autopsy supports Ferguson officer Darren Wilson’s claim that Michael Brown struggled with him in his patrol vehicle, and that Brown did not have his hands up when he was shot Aug. 9.

    [...]

    A forensic pathologist from San Francisco, Dr. Judy Melinek, says based on a bullet wound to Brown’s arm, Brown’s palms could not have been facing Wilson in the standard surrender position – with hands up and palms out – when he was shot, and Brown was falling forward or lunging when he was hit by the fatal shot to the top of his head....


    Will this information impact the Democratic Party at the polls in November? After all, we all know that Obama and Holder have basically given support to Michael Brown before the facts were in.

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    1. Oh, that is BEAUTIFUL.
      But I quote Beamish every time I think of Wasserman Schultz....he called her WasserPERSON Schultz so he was as politically correct as SHE was :-)
      She refuses to say this? HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA~!!!!!!!

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    2. This is even better

      I've been saying it for some time and the facts are certainly there but right wingers just turtle when it comes up.

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    3. Z,
      WasserPERSON Schultz really didn't want to utter support for Obama in that video clip. Hilarious!

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    4. Ducky's link made me shout "Look! a pig on stilts!"

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    5. Ya, Ducky...a president wants to destroy free will so we're all crowded into this ridiculous health care scam (I won't share my recent experience because it's none of anybody's business but it's BAD.'keep your doctor'? What a JOKE).
      And this guy wants to threaten our country by closing Gitmo, that's Conservative?
      This guy thinks all people aren't smart enough to have guns...that's not conservative...
      etc etc etc.

      "I've been saying this for some time... and "right wingers just turtle up?" :-) Ducky, if somebody's not a Stalinist, you think they're Republicans. Get a grip

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  24. Sick and Tired of Leftist IdiotsOctober 23, 2014 at 9:25:00 AM EDT

    We want Ducky Banned, we don't need to be harassed by this Animal any longer

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    1. 1. My blog, not yours. My property, my rules. Ban him at your blog -- that's fine.

      2. If you don't like a particular commenter's opinions, ignore them or go hang out at other blogs.

      Those are your choices.

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    2. Sick and Tired of being Sick and TiredOctober 23, 2014 at 9:43:00 AM EDT

      I think that I will

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  25. From this recent article:

    A spreadsheet ICE officials prepared listing the detainees includes one person in Texas charged with aggravated kidnapping and sexually assaulting a child, as well as others charged with armed assaults or assaulting police officers. Another immigrant released from Miami had been charged with conspiracy to commit homicide. Two detainees from Boston had been charged with aggravated assault using a weapon. One in Denver had a sexual assault charge. The agency released the spreadsheet to USA TODAY under the Freedom of Information Act.

    The title of the article is "U.S. misinformed Congress, public on immigrant release."

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    1. I saw that. Good on USA Today for doing some real reporting; quite rare in today's "news" media.

      And on this heels of the NY Times giving us a handy recap of Islamist attacks in the west:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/world/americas/in-the-west-a-growing-list-of-attacks-linked-to-extremism.html?_r=0

      Are the leftwing ding dongs in the press finally waking up to the dangers we face?

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