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Harry Reid: Minority Leader?

December 3rd, 2013 - 10:45 am

John Nolte:

Back in July, Five Thirty Eight’s election guru Nate Silver believed that control of the Senate was a tossup. That has all changed now that voters got their first real look at the brutal consequences of ObamaCare.

Starting with the generic ballot that simply pits Republican lawmakers against their Democrat counterparts, the movement towards the GOP has been striking. In the Real Clear Politics average of these polls, going back as far as the beginning of the year, Democrats have consistently led by 3 to 4 points. During the government shutdown, Democrats leaped to 6 and 7 point leads. Since the disastrous rollout of ObamaCare, though, Republicans are not only in the lead by 2.5 points, they have led in every poll but one since November 10.

It’s heartening to me that the battlefield has widened enough to include Colorado’s own Mark Udall, who was considered one of the Democrats’ safe seats until recently. “Recently” in this case is defined as “since the ObamaCare rollout.”

But I’ll reiterate that for the GOP to win control, it all comes down to the candidates. This isn’t the House, where rinkydink districts can be won be rinkydink candidates. These are statewide races garnering national attention by a hostile(ish) media. So say it with me now just one more time: Fewer Todd Akins, more Rand Pauls.

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All they will need is another photo-op, hurricane super sandy* and some idiot republican, Chris Chrissy holding hands in soft focus to swing the pendulum back to hopey changey.

* Super storm? Barely a Cat 1. I live in the gulf and we don't even batten down unless it is above a Cat. 2.
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Too hell with the predictions. It is a long way to Nov 2014 and the fascist party has plenty of time to fix the narrative.
And yes, the Republican side of the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party will need to run attractive (whatever that means) candidates.
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Repeat after me: "My opponent supports Obamacare, prevented the repeal of this disastrous bill and lied about any attempts to reform, and benefits from the waivers granted from the Senate"

And then STFU!
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How about fewer open primaries where Democrats can sabotage the GOP nominee?

Republican quality has been in the crapper since people who hate everything the GOP ever stood for have been able to help select its candidates.
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