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Sabato’s Update: More Republican Seats in Play

Here’s our friend Larry’s update on the election. It includes nothing we didn’t already know. Republican momentum has been reversed by Foley and and the perception of drift in and denial about the situation in Iraq. (Let me add again that the mainstream media is relentless and really good at highlighting these concerns.) Amazingly, the House still isn’t lost for sure, although the potential for a Democratic version of 1994 is growing. And though I tend to think that this is a bad year for Repubicans in OH and RI, the news from TN and MO may just be good enough for the Republicans to hold on to the Senate. All this speculation about Rove’s magic-to-come is silly. I don’t see the Republicans having a turnout advantage this year. Reasons for hope: Republicans will use their money efffectively to focus voters on the real issues in the key races. A minor Foley backlash might come from the shameless effort to turn a minor scandal into a national crisis.

Discussions - 4 Comments

"the mainstream media is relentless and really good at highlighting these concerns."

Selective concerns about M-S-M right on schedule.

"Amazingly, the House still isn’t lost for sure"

Correct -see if you or the other lunatics on this site can figure out why this is obvious.

"Reasons for hope: Republicans will use their money efffectively to focus voters on the real issues in the key races." That’s it, Peter -the "real issues." Tax cuts, stay the course, liberals are traitors, be afraid so we can be safe, mission accomplished, 911-911-jihadi-jihadi-911-911-jihadi-jihadi. Almost forgot the most important "real issue" of all -fiscal responsibility.

Tom Pain:

Since you and the Democrats are very concerned about fiscal responsibility I suppose voters should expect you to start cutting government spending, right? Fiscal responsibility has two sides, revenues and spending. Democrats only want to talk about revenues, but that is silly. Record revenues are coming in, so if fiscal responsibility is the issue, then spending is the issue. Democrats have nothing to say about spending, therefore they have nothing to say about fiscal responsibility.

Democrats absolutely have something to say about spending. Stop wasteful spending. Stop creating a pay to play atomosphere to give huge profits to campaign donors with tax payer money.
Run Government more efficiently and quit wasting tax payers’ money.

All 3 of the above donks have valid points. Too bad we had Bob Taft as our leader. Blackwell should do more ripping on Taft’s sorry "a" double-crooked-letter. (Don’t want to swear for fear of arousing God’s wrath). Blackwell should swear oaths against Bob Taft- a lot more than he ever has in the past- the big dumb Christian.(A lot of Republicans don’t believe in Christ but still support Blackwell’s ideas).

The Republicans in Ohio are a sorry lot but the dems are worse. Flip ding it! (I wanted to use foul language there). I’m a Republican but I aint’s got’s no money that I can donate to AU, damnit. Sorry Jesus.

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