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  1. duxrule

    It looks like McConnell is going to hang on in KY, and Scott Brown is trailing in NH. Charlie Christ also has a lead in FL. We're off and running people.

    Posted on November 4, 2014 - 05:11 PM #
  2. Deane Johnson

    More like a "landslide" for McConnell rather than "hanging on", wouldn't you say.

    Posted on November 4, 2014 - 05:24 PM #
  3. Andrew

    I think Grimes was going to lose almost no matter what, but the day she weaseled out of answering the question about whether she voted for Obama the election was over. Even I half wanted her to lose after that, much as I despise McConnell...

    I'd be surprised if the voters of New Hampshire are dumb enough to elect Scott Brown.

    Posted on November 4, 2014 - 05:30 PM #
  4. missing_kskd

    Yes, she should have answered that one, agreed Andrew.

    IMHO, we have some weasels, who run away from the core party platform, or Obama, and they won't do well.

    Posted on November 4, 2014 - 05:36 PM #
  5. duxrule

    ABC projects Shaheen winning over Scott Brown.

    Posted on November 4, 2014 - 06:29 PM #
  6. kennewickman

    Obama Burnout !

    Posted on November 4, 2014 - 06:36 PM #
  7. paulwalker

    Any predictions on the Oregon pot measure? Why not include Alaska just for fun. My prediction is Oregon will pass and Alaska will fail.

    This will not be popular, but OR tends to mirror WA on major issues, including going back to the state lottery, which Oregon adopted about a year after Washington. Oregon is also organizing a privatization of liqour sales initiative, shot down for 2014, but probably will pass in coming years.

    The one exception is the income vs. sales tax. Oregon will not back down on that one, and I respect that. But I've always said that Oregon could gain so much from a sales tax as so many travel through the state (namely, CA to WA).

    Breaking news: The GOP number is now down to 3. It appears that the GOP will take control of the senate at this hour. Things could change, but as we go west, this almost seems to be a certainty. Good luck for the dems during the next two years, it is going to be tougher, but the dems still have Obama. Of course, he is now the only obstructionist.

    More breaking: House remains Republican. This was expected.

    The question now becomes who will the GOP run in 2016? My gawd, I have never seen a party with so much power with no strong candidate.

    Management 101...pick a leader.

    Posted on November 4, 2014 - 06:40 PM #
  8. duxrule

    Obama won't be the only "obstructionist," but he will be leading the charge. Watch for the Dems to utilize the filibuster in the same way that the GOP has for the past six years.

    Posted on November 4, 2014 - 07:10 PM #
  9. paulwalker

    That's fair, but IT IS politics. So what you are saying is both parties basically use the same tools to advance their principles. Isn't that the way it is supposed to work?

    Posted on November 4, 2014 - 07:16 PM #
  10. Chris_taylor

    Paul, I suspect it depends on what is being advanced? Obstruction or progress?

    Posted on November 4, 2014 - 07:22 PM #