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The U.S. National Elections For President, The Senate And The House Of Representatives.

 
 
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 20 Aug, 2012 05:37 pm
@realjohnboy,
What many people are missing of the Akin issue is that Ryan also belongs in that school on rape and incest. At least when it results in pregnancy.

Conservatives are scary people! Their rhetoric is "less government intrusion into private lives," but they continue to advocate for the control of women's bodies and vagina.
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Tue 21 Aug, 2012 01:02 am
@realjohnboy,
The news casters claimed he was still in the lead according to a poll taken today.
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Tue 21 Aug, 2012 01:45 pm
@RABEL222,
That's true...but barely. His unfavorable ratings amongst Dems and Indeps are very low and are only marginally positive with Repubs.
The establishment Repub party - which didn't support him in the primary - is pledging to not spend any money for his campaign. A big PAC, Crossroads GPS, also promises no support for Akin.
The 1st deadline for him to do something is about two hours away.
I half expected him to withdraw as the Repub and then to file as an Independent candidate if the rules allow that...just to rile the GOP.


cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 21 Aug, 2012 01:47 pm
@realjohnboy,
This case goes to prove that power corrupts absolutely.
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parados
 
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Reply Tue 21 Aug, 2012 04:14 pm
@realjohnboy,
I doubt he would do that. He was a US Congressman. He gave up the ability to retain that seat when he became the candidate for Senate.

Hubris.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Tue 21 Aug, 2012 06:46 pm
"I Am Not A Member Of Any Organized Party - I Am A Democrat"

Todd Akin remains in Missouri's senate race despite pleas and threats from the Republican leadership regarding withdrawal. Romney has had to
spend time off-topic from where he should be: the economy.
It gets worse as the party hashes out a platform which espouses ideas regarding abortion similar to Akin's.
Party platforms don't matter much anymore. Candidates get to stray from them a little or a lot. I remember the good old days when conventions weren't heavily scripted.

Some polls show a couple of swing states tightening in Romney's favor.
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JPB
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 07:11 am
Is Ryan still on the WI ballot for his House seat? If Romney/Ryan lose to Obama/Biden can Ryan still be elected to the House?
parados
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 09:53 am
@JPB,
It looks like he is still running for his Congressional seat. As to how much campaigning he will do, that is another question.
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 01:59 pm
@parados,
Good catch, Parados, regarding Ryan being able to run for VP and for the House at the same time. Many states allow an incumbent to do that. If he wins both races there would be a special election for his House seat.
His Dem opponent in WI puts on a brave face about the chances of winning but he has won his seat convincingly every two years since 1998.
Obama is coming to Cville next Wednesday. I don't know why. His itinerary hasn't been released yet but rumor is that he will be at UVA (3 blocks west of me). In 2010 he was downtown (5 blocks east).
JPB
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 02:10 pm
@realjohnboy,
He's apparently making a push around campuses in swing states trying to "excite" young voters.
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 04:39 pm
@JPB,
I see that the Repubs will arrive in Tampa for their convention on Tuesday about the same time - potentially - as hurricane Issac.
You have the NHC maps, JPB. Please post one of them here. Thanks.
JPB
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 04:51 pm
@realjohnboy,
Isaac is the one looking to clip Tampa. This should auto-update so long as there is an Isaac to track.

http://icons-ak.wunderground.com/data/images/at201209_5day.gif
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 04:57 pm
@JPB,
It looks like it's going to hit south-east Cuba. I hope they'll be okay.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 05:06 pm
Tampa, on JPB's map, is just above the 2 in 2pm Monday.
parados
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 05:30 pm
@realjohnboy,
When is Pat Robertson going to tell us it's God trying to send a message to the GOP?
JPB
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 05:31 pm
@parados,
Didn't they have a hurricane event in 2008 as well?
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JPB
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 06:49 pm
@realjohnboy,
Rush weighs in...

Quote:
LIMBAUGH: So we got a hurricane coming. The National Hurricane Center, which is a government agency, is very hopeful that the hurricane gets near Tampa. The National Hurricane Center is Obama. It’s the National Weather Service, part of the commerce department. It’s Obama. The media, it’s all about the hurricane hitting next week, and they’re not talking about Biden, they’re talking about this Hurricane Isaac thing. Well, you know, we who live in south Florida become experts. We don’t need the National Hurricane Center, and we don’t need all these weather dolts analyzing this for us. Well, we need the center, we can look at their charts and graphs, we know what to do, we can read the stuff. I’ve been tracking the charted forecast track of the storm, and they’re moving it sometimes to the east. The latest, 11 o’clock, they moved it to the west as a cat 1 impact in Naples, Fort Myers area.

This morning at five a.m., the impact was Miami. We’re still not talking about ’til next Tuesday, so it’s gonna be all over the ballpark between now and then. We don’t know where this thing is gonna hit. The models are moving it more and more out into the Gulf. I wouldn’t be surprised if this thing hits in Louisiana someplace when it’s all said and done. Just kidding. Nobody knows, but they’re desperately hoping, they’re so desperately hoping for Tampa. The media, you know, I can see Obama sending FEMA in in advance of the hurricane hitting Tampa so that the Republican convention is nothing but a bunch of tents in Tampa, a bunch of RVs and stuff. (laughing) Make it look like a disaster area before the hurricane even hits there.
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Fri 24 Aug, 2012 05:44 pm
OOPS.
Obama was supposed to be at UVA on Wednesday. It turns out no one bothered to clear that with UVA. That is the 1st day of classes and the proposed on-campus venues would be "disruptive" according to a university spokesperson.
Dems are left scrambling for an alternative site.
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parados
 
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Reply Sun 26 Aug, 2012 10:27 am
@JPB,
I think the RNC could well be a Federal disaster.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 2 Sep, 2012 11:58 am
Weirdest Political Ad Ever? Obama As Slave Ship Captain


Is 'Turn This Ship Around', an attack ad from Republican Congressional candidate Mark Oxner, the craziest political ad of all time? Will it help him defeat Democratic opponent Alan Grayson in the 2012 Florida elections? Why is Obama captain of the ship? The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down. Read more here from Billy Hallowell in The Blaze: www.theblaze.com
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