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Old 11-02-2010, 08:51 PM
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I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I'm refreshing 538 and the NYT home page every 5 minutes or so. Anyone have any idea what's going on in PA? Are they just counting Philadelphia and its suburbs right now, or is Sestak really beating the polls?
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:53 PM
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NYT says that Alan Grayson is toast. Thank god. Now we won't have to listen to conservatives bleat about him every time someone suggests that the Republican Party is becoming more extreme.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:53 PM
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I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I'm refreshing 538 and the NYT home page every 5 minutes or so. Anyone have any idea what's going on in PA? Are they just counting Philadelphia and its suburbs right now, or is Sestak really beating the polls?
I dunno but Runyan is up by 22 in NJ against the Dem Incumbant. Man they hate Christe there...not.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:58 PM
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I dunno but Runyan is up by 22 in NJ against the Dem Incumbant. Man they hate Christe there...not.
Yay

I unfortunately can not think of a good offensive lineman joke.

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Ah finally something we can agree on. Grayson was an embarrassment.

You guys still have plenty of embarrassing people--Alcee Hastings, Hank "Islands might flip over" Johnson, probably Jim Moran etc.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:54 PM
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Looks like Tom Perriello is done too. No surprise there, but it's a shame to see him go.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:01 PM
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The NYT is calling West Virginia for Manchin. Probably the first bit of genuine good news for Democrats all night.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:02 PM
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The NYT is calling West Virginia for Manchin. Probably the first bit of genuine good news for Democrats all night.
Silver had it at only a 10% chance of a takeover so Dems shouldn't be celebrating too much. It would've been a big upset had Raese (a weak candidate by any measure) won.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:02 PM
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Blanche Lincoln...toast.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:04 PM
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This is interesting. Heath Schuler and Larry Kissell, representing North Carolina's 8th and 11th districts, are easily the most vulnerable Demcrats in the state. Schuler won narrowly in 2006 and 2008, while Kissell barely lost in 2006 and squeaked into the House in 2008. I figured they were both toast, but with 20% and 47% of precincts reporting, they're both up. And yes, I'm definitely cherry-picking the good news.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:06 PM
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This is interesting. Heath Schuler and Larry Kissell, representing North Carolina's 8th and 11th districts, are easily the most vulnerable Demcrats in the state. Schuler won narrowly in 2006 and 2008, while Kissell barely lost in 2006 and squeaked into the House in 2008. I figured they were both toast, but with 20% and 47% of precincts reporting, they're both up. And yes, I'm definitely cherry-picking the good news.
Schuler was a bit safer than you think--Geraghty pegged him to get reelected despite saying R+70 (http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/print/251741).

I still think Kissell is going down.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:35 PM
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59% reporting and Kissell is up 52-44. Unfortunately, John Spratt looks like he's in trouble on the other side of the border. 49.3-50.7 with 47% reporting. He's a Davidson alum that I was fortunate enough to meet a couple of times, and he struck me as a pretty bright and honest guy. It'll be sad to see him go if he loses.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:06 PM
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MI Gov. goes Republican (Snyder)
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:09 PM
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MI Gov. goes Republican (Snyder)
One Tough Nerd wins, yay
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:07 PM
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I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I'm refreshing 538 and the NYT home page every 5 minutes or so. Anyone have any idea what's going on in PA? Are they just counting Philadelphia and its suburbs right now, or is Sestak really beating the polls?
It's TCTC.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:07 PM
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10% reporting, and Sestak is still up. What going on?
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:09 PM
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10% reporting, and Sestak is still up. What going on?
Philly reports early, I think.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:11 PM
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Philly reports early, I think.
They also vote twice there I understand.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:12 PM
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They also vote twice there I understand.
You only get one vote if you're dead though.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:14 PM
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You only get one vote if you're dead though.
William Rehnquist is going to be so disappointed.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:15 PM
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William Rehnquist is going to be so disappointed.
Ronald Reagan, too.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:17 PM
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Ronald Reagan, too.
I dunno. Reagan didn't get to vote twice when he was alive.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:18 PM
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I dunno. Reagan didn't get to vote twice when he was alive.
All the more reason to let him vote twice now that he's dead.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:20 PM
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They also vote twice there I understand.
Don't be an asshole. I've been an election official for the past several elections in Philly - they've been routine and orderly, and a cop can be summoned easily. And - "New Black Panthers" are conspicuously rare, not to say nonexistent.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:55 PM
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Don't be an asshole. I've been an election official for the past several elections in Philly - they've been routine and orderly, and a cop can be summoned easily. And - "New Black Panthers" are conspicuously rare, not to say nonexistent.
Is you being an election official suppose to put Republicans at ease?

Don't be a thin-skinned, humorless, nincompoop.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:11 PM
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Is you being an election official suppose to put Republicans at ease?

Don't be a thin-skinned, humorless, nincompoop.
Do you think I care about your ease? I have no sense of humor about lies regarding the conduct of politics in my home-town; I'm an eyewitness and a participant in the process. I take it personally. I also don't like crypto-racist bullshit like mandacious New Black Panther fairy-stories cooked up by the mouth breathers at Fox and in the Right-o-Sphere and repeated as Gospel by morons in the tea Party.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:12 PM
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Do you think I care about your ease? I have no sense of humor about lies regarding the conduct of politics in my home-town; I'm an eyewitness and a participant in the process. I take it personally. I also don't like crypto-racist bullshit like mandacious New Black Panther fairy-stories cooked up by the mouth breathers at Fox and in the Right-o-Sphere and repeated as Gospel by morons in the tea Party.
Right because a NBP guy didn't show up with a club and shout at white voters. That's all make believe.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:15 PM
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Do you think I care about your ease? I have no sense of humor about lies regarding the conduct of politics in my home-town; I'm an eyewitness and a participant in the process. I take it personally. I also don't like crypto-racist bullshit like mandacious New Black Panther fairy-stories cooked up by the mouth breathers at Fox and in the Right-o-Sphere and repeated as Gospel by morons in the tea Party.
Jeff, come on, are you serious?

Oh and by the way Corbett is your Governor. I think your precinct put him over the top. Thanks for your stellar conduct in making that happen. You can be proud.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:16 PM
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Speaking of crypto-racist stuff, Sestak is still leading. His campaign was no better than Jesse Helms' last run for the Senate and the Dems should be ashamed of themselves if he wins.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:56 PM
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They also vote twice there I understand.
Wingnuts just love telling themselves the same lies over and over again, until they start to believe them.

This is a perfect example of why AM radio is so successful, but only for conservative programming.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:09 PM
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NBC just predicted R's take over House by W I D E margin.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:14 PM
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Rubio not only wins big but wins better than 50% of the Latino vote. There may be bigger things waiting for this guy.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:16 PM
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Rubio not only wins big but wins better than 50% of the Latino vote. There may be bigger things waiting for this guy.
If Obama manages to win reelection in 2012 (big if), I imagine 2016 would be his to lose, barring some sort of unexpected scandal etc.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:17 PM
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I think I am going to go pour myself a couple fingers of Four Rose's and celebrate the farewell of Speaker Pelosi.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:03 PM
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Humorless, h8ers out in full force.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:19 PM
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Humorless, h8ers out in full force.
Yep. It's always "just joking" for guys like you, isn't it? And your heroes, like Rush? Always a bunch of big yuks. But that doesn't change the reality of my point -- that the audience for AM hate radio laps this stuff up and repeats it like it's gospel truth.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:18 PM
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Side Note: Bristol Palin survived on Dancing with the Stars.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:21 PM
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Guy Benson Tweet:

"Bachmann being interviewed on MSNBC. Sign in background: "How's the tingle, Chris?" Even Olby is laughing."
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:31 PM
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TX Gov. Rick "Better than Barry" Perry

Friend for Life, Stupak GONE!
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:36 PM
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Toomey is now slightly ahead. This is the one senate race that I genuinely care about. Sestak ran such a dishonorable campaign and he is utterly undeserving of victory.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:43 PM
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Early results, I understand, were urban areas. Toomey should be fine.
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