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Oct 27, 2010 10:57 pm

House   99

Senate  14

Bye Bye Barack.

drive safe

thanks for playing

new sheriff in town. bithc

Oct 31, 2010 12:09 am

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2010 Elections, 10/28 version – House/Senate/Governors polls

 2010 Election Predictions – How we rank individual races

 2010 Election Predictions – Senate Races

Senate Projections

October 28 projection:   52/48 Democratic , +7 Republican

October 20 projection:   55/45 Democratic , +4 Republican

October 14 projection:   53/47 Democratic, +6 Republican

2010 Election Predictions – Governor’s Race

Governor Projections

October 28 projection:   32/18 Republican, +8 Republican

October 20 projection:   31/19 Republican, +7 Republican

October 14 projection:   33/17 Republican, +9 Republican

2010 Election Predictions – Generic Congressional Vote 

October 28 projection:   49.2-42.7% Republican, +6.5% Republican

October 20 projection:   50.5-41.0% Republican, +9.5% Republican

October 14 projection:   48.8-41.2% Republican, +7.6% Republican

2010 Election Predictions – Individual House Races 

October 28 projection: 255/180 Republican, +76 Republican (30/2 Democratic “watch list”)

October 20 projection: 251/184 Republican, +72 Republican (32/2 Democratic “watch list”)

October 14 projection: 251/184 Republican, +72 Republican (32/3 Democratic “watch list”)

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Oct 31, 2010 11:11 am

I don't have a problem with repubs winning the house on this round. Their performance  doesn't change the fact that the repubilcan party is DOA. Temporarily resuscitated by the TP and a still angry voting public.

Interesting that the TP is supposed to be this independent back to sensible government movement, but instead of remaining independent it attached itself like a banacle to the rusty bottom of the republican's ship.

And, that's a shame. Because now the newly elected TP congressmen and women instead of bringing change will have to toe the old republican party line. That, or be relegated backbenchers, completely ineffective!

As for taking my medicine, I've voting for a repub congressman on Tuesday. I know that in your world that's sounds crazy. i must be confused! I assure you I'm neither. I live in a place void of Sarah Palin like stupidity. A place where voters can weigh the issues and make an intelligent choice.

I'll give the guy two years and if i don't like what i see, well, you know...

As for the rest, this should be fun to watch. How are you guys gonna spin the repubs leaving what you call the socialist aspects of the healthcare plan in place while unwinding the cost controls? i know you get a little touchy when i say you guys are uninformed, but just so you know, that's the plan.

And, i was so looking forward to having a say in my healthcare. But, you guys think it's better for an insurance company to make those calls. So that goes away. Oh, well, better stay healthy!

On that note, off to do my 30 mile Sunday bike ride. Lots of wind, no so much fun today.

Oct 31, 2010 1:40 pm

Enjoy. Nice tailwind and sunshine today here on the way to buy the champagne and cigars.

Nov 1, 2010 10:59 am

[quote=BondGuy]I live in a place void of Sarah Palin like stupidity. [/quote]

Sometimes you say stuff that is just downright hilarious.  I'm not a big Sarah Palin fan, but the times I have heard her speak, stupidity is not the word that comes to mind.  I think she's  a smart politician playing the part of not being a politician. 

Where is this Utopia where there aren't any undeducated voters?  Where is this Mecca of intelligence where everyone knows the difference between the Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, and Constitution parties?  I find it difficult to believe that there's actually a place in this country "void of Sarah Palin like stupidity."   

Nov 1, 2010 5:10 pm

[quote=Spaceman Spiff]

[quote=BondGuy]I live in a place void of Sarah Palin like stupidity. [/quote]

Sometimes you say stuff that is just downright hilarious.  I'm not a big Sarah Palin fan, but the times I have heard her speak, stupidity is not the word that comes to mind.  I think she's  a smart politician playing the part of not being a politician. 

Where is this Utopia where there aren't any undeducated voters?  Where is this Mecca of intelligence where everyone knows the difference between the Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, and Constitution parties?  I find it difficult to believe that there's actually a place in this country "void of Sarah Palin like stupidity."   

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Space, I'll answer you in this way: As a financial advisor you've come across prospects that, lacking financial sophistication, have been ripped off by a previous advisor? You've been around long enough that i'm sure this has happened to you. The prospects, average folks going about their business are guilty of nothing more than trusting their advisor. My question to you: Do you blame the advisor for ripping them off or the prospect for not being smart enough to figure it out until it was too late?

Me, i always blame the advisor. The advisor is the guilty party. And so it goes in this election. of course most people are too busy, and some too dumb, to figure it all out for themselves. The onous is on the lying candidate, not the voter looking for straight answers. The average voter is clueless and will vote for the liars. But, that leaves you Space. You're not clueless. You know the truth. Still you will vote for the liars. And, you really expect these people who have no integrity to keep their promises to you? I wish i could say that's hilarious. But, it's not. At least the clueless have a place to hide. They can hide behind their own trusting ignorance.

As for Palin, done after this election. It will take several election cycles for the tea baggers to have any real effect. Problem is they don't have that much time. They will toe the old guard republican line or be powerless backbenchers. To do that means compromise. And, as i said, that won't play well back in small town Myopia.

Nov 1, 2010 5:47 pm

most people are too busy, and some too dumb, to figure it all out for themselves.

Consider the possibility - just consider it - that it is you who has a warped perspective. Maybe you are not as smart as you believe.

You have to admit, if this is the case, it would be difficult to figure it out.

Nov 1, 2010 9:55 pm

BG - I think you are talking about the 08 election? This election will reverse the direction the "liars" are taking the country.

I thought you were confused before but now I understand that you are just really really slow, apparently about  2 years behind everyone else.

Nov 2, 2010 12:39 pm

So, Times7, one more day here and then back to where you came from?

Nov 2, 2010 12:46 pm

In 2008, democrats were very motivated to vote, that's what happens when you're out of the WH for 8 years. Independents thought voting for Obama would be like voting for Clinton, but instead they got another Jimmy Carter. The GOP last election was burned out, unmotivated, didn't realize that Obama would be Carter, instead of Clinton.

Today, lots of people are voting because they are convinced that this country literally stands on the brink of disaster, and have ZERO confidence in Obama, or the Democrats. The GOP is the lesser of two evils in many voters minds, and is the only viable solution towards keeping the USA they know, from falling into the abyss.

We're in finance, and I'd challenge anyone to fully explain taxes, healthcare in a manner that can be easily understood or agreed with. If times are tough now, well, what about raising taxes on income, gains, dividends, purchases?? That IS coming... Also, can anyone really explain this health care thing, the costs, vs benefits, and how the US govt that does virtually everything poorly, is going to IMPROVE things?? Good grief, what a mess...

Nov 2, 2010 12:50 pm

Bond Guy, I'm going to take a wild guess. I think Times7 joined here because of you. And BG, if this is a free country, then it really isn't up to you to suggest he leave, or mind his language so that it agrees with your philosophy. You are surprising me, with your efforts to stifle debate, and civility.

Didn't your media friends recently just call a rally for civility? Or, did those noble folks really just have a rally to promote a lack of disagreement with their ideolagy? I think I know that answer...

Ok, so, one day left for this election. And I'd be all for going back to finance after this, and shelve the politics until this time two years from now. Peace everyone, the sun shall also rise tomorrow, regardless of election outcome.

Nov 2, 2010 2:44 pm

Bond Guy, I'm sorry I called you a pussy.

I'm have every intention to continue taking breaks from my work and check in with fellow professionals and validate or learn a few new ideas.

If you keep using this forum to promote your progressive philosophy, I shall be forced to consider calling you " Funny Girl" and deploy other sophomoric tactics which take away from the gravity of our work here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yrd6caXygw&feature=fvst

Ok, so, one day left for this election. And I'd be all for going back to finance after this, and shelve the politics until this time two years from now. Peace everyone, the sun shall also rise tomorrow, regardless of election outcome.

Seriously, there are few folks around here, like Big, and Bond Guy (not Funny Girl) that could help up take this thing to the next level.

Rejuvinate yourself, Beej!

 

Nov 2, 2010 3:31 pm

[quote=BigFirepower]

Bond Guy, I'm going to take a wild guess. I think Times7 joined here because of you. And BG, if this is a free country, then it really isn't up to you to suggest he leave, or mind his language so that it agrees with your philosophy. You are surprising me, with your efforts to stifle debate, and civility.

Didn't your media friends recently just call a rally for civility? Or, did those noble folks really just have a rally to promote a lack of disagreement with their ideolagy? I think I know that answer...

Ok, so, one day left for this election. And I'd be all for going back to finance after this, and shelve the politics until this time two years from now. Peace everyone, the sun shall also rise tomorrow, regardless of election outcome.

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Just commenting on the muli- personalities of the poster now known as T7. He is our own version of Prince. Nxt week the t7 name gets retired for some new yet to be determined personality disorder name.

Nov 2, 2010 3:52 pm

I refuse to defend my anonymous ego. But you have not made any meaningful connections - better stop, this could be a reading comprehension test - every writer speaks in a unique voice.

Do you get it? When you defend your ego, you lose your reason. Now back to serious business.

Nov 2, 2010 3:57 pm

Ok, well, I'm fairly new here, not aware of all the historical this and that...

I have noticed, that this place has had many more members in the past. Something has driven folks away...

Probably many newbie reps, that are now doin something else. And then, folks that maybe found the website problematic, or found other uses of their time. But, I'm also thinking that the polish firing squad stuff eventually takes its toll too. 

Nov 2, 2010 4:18 pm

At least it's a circle. When you have almost 2000 posts, you'll understand.

And, it has been a very, very difficult run here, since the meltdown.

But I'm sure a lot of us are feeling a LOT better today!

Nov 10, 2010 5:00 pm

Bond.

I watched your hero post election and then on 60 minutes.   I was very interested to see if there is more there to this guy.

Maybe he just acted like a shallow, narrow minded, arrogant simpleton right up until the election was over......

There was about 60 seconds of scripted humble pie and then it was RIGHT BACK TO

MR. CLUELESS...................................................

Dude.   Seriously.   We are friends here......is this MF that stupid?  

harvard, senate and then president of the Freakin united states of america.  blows me away.

You dems know he is a cancer.    Zero chance he is the nominee in 2012-none. 

84 drank his koolaid on Commie care and they no longer have jobs.    he is as lame a duck as I have ever seen.

the chances of him pulling a bubba or ronnie=ZERO

too retarded

(ps: re: different screen names in here.  

i am shania, jennifer,ryan and counting crows.   each move was from being  forum message board challenged (mental). 

this time I was getting emails on my iphone everytime someone posted something. 9or something?)

  Tried to stop it.   Tried to change email address then go back...........it ended badly. )

Nov 12, 2010 10:58 am

The dems are definitely in a delima... do they nominate a candidate for 2010 that has no global respect (i.e. olympics and now the G20 laughin at his request for Chinese currency mods) or do they nominate someone else (i.e. Hillary that is gaining global respect daily thanks to Obama's nomination) and potentially face a "racist" or "discrimination" backlash?

I think the dems are in a real difficult position. The lack of experience (not enough time to be corrupted) that helped promote hope and change that got Obama elected is the same lack of experience causing him to be ignored while the grown ups make the decisions i.e. current G20 summit, tax rates extended, health care coming down.

Decisions, decisions, what will the dems do???

Nov 12, 2010 12:44 pm

I'm neither Republican nor Democrat, but I think all of the chest thumping Republicans are going to find themselves right in the same situation they were in during the New Gingrich Contract with America days.  Lots of talk.  Lots of photo ops.  ZERO solutions for the real problems that face this country.  If their performance in the last two years or so (i.e. being labeled the party of "No" and putting their proposals together with nice shiny covers and no data inside) is any indication for what is in store, then we are in for a, let's shall we say, interesting ride. 

Also, do you really think Republicans have the "magic bullet" that turns this country around and that the reason they haven't done so thus far is because they have been stifled by the big bad democrats?!  Seriously?! 

Nov 12, 2010 12:57 pm

Magic Bullet??? How about just extended the tax cuts? That is one thing that the dems would not even consider and just the thought it would be extended has rallied the market 17% in the most recent run.

The great thing about this country is it will turn itself around if washington will just get out of the dayum way!