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2018: Never Too Soon to Point out that Mid-Term Elections Matter

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Go fucking vote!!

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....and the mid-term election thread stays silent.

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....and the mid-term election thread stays silent.

Not for long.

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....and the mid-term election thread stays silent.


There's not a whole lot to discuss until either candidates come forward or someone does the analysis to figure out which Republican seats that are up for grabs in 2018 are the most vulnerable (and which Dem seats will need the most defense).  At least beyond reposting "Go Fucking Vote" every couple of hours/days/weeks.

 

And analyzing which are vulnerable is tough given that Republicans were just pretty overwhelmingly voted back in.


Edited by Jmacq1 - 11/10/16 at 5:44am
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if trump dues what he says he going to do Republican gain seats. if he does not they lose seats, it is that simple.

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It's interesting that Trump apparently had Coatails....at least, candidates like Joe Heck here in Nevada, who disowned Trump after the Access Hollywood tape came out, lost to Catherine Cortez Masto. 

 

But will that be the case two years from now? The Party in power tends to suffer in off year elections. 

 

What I don't know is how strong a bench the Democrats have at this point, and whether Trump will energize people on both sides to get into politics. 

 

Don't forget that Obama is staying in Washington (wouldn't it be ironic if he ends up being a major Advisor to Trump?), and you've got Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders in the Senate. 

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 On November 2018 I will be voting straight Democratic ticket. Not that the Dems don't have flaws, but their figure head isn't a crooked businessman/sexual predator/racist. Someone could say, well you say that now, but how do we know you'll keep your word? If I wasn't 100% honest, do you think I'd admit I like Die Another Day?


Edited by Chaz - 11/12/16 at 6:17pm
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 If I wasn't 100% honest, do you think I'd admit I like Die Another Die?

The Another The is underrated German cinema!
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Damn my lack of proofreading.

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 On November 2018 I will be voting straight Democratic ticket. 

 

I'm voting non-Republican... probably forever. At least until every single one of their current asstastic politicians is dead.

 

Of course, that's mostly symbolic in California, where a Republican couldn't even get on the ballot for Senator. 

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Something which hasn't been widely reported is that Obama is personally working on an effort to improve Democrats' midterm game. It's not a response to Trump's win, either, he's been locked into the project well before election day. A definite cause for hope, I'd say.

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I didn't realize 2018 would crucial future gerrymandering.  Hot damn is this an important mid-term election. 

 

On another note: it is yet another black eye for a Supreme Court that has become so polarized and politicized that nominees aren't even being given a vote on the floor that in the last 300 years or so, despite MANY opportunities, there has never been a clear "NO GERRYMANDERING" decision.  Hell, it took a long time to get the "one person, one vote" concept fully articulated. 

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Not just Washington, but Statehouses. State houses and governorships are going be crucial. 

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I'll be voting straight Democrat until the GOP completely overhauls itself to be significantly more inclusive or I make a whole bunch of money and start concerning myself exclusively with keeping all of my money.
Edited by Schwartz - 11/13/16 at 3:58pm
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I'm curious to see if the Green Party has received the wake-up call and will begin making in-roads to a sound down ballot infrastructure for their platform. Probably not.
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Something which hasn't been widely reported is that Obama is personally working on an effort to improve Democrats' midterm game. 

Good. I'm glad that he's getting more involved, because the DNC is full of opportunistic idiots.

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Not a whole to say here yet without knowing (1) what will be going on politically and (2) who will be running.

 

With that said, I'll bookmark the thread now for when the wheels start spinning.

 

Dems have a lot of seats to protect in 2018, which is really the only information I have.  It's a little scary, regardless of who's about to start running the show.

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So, Calexit could be a thing in 2018, but does Putin have his hands in it?

 

https://twitter.com/cjcmichel/status/798657389247348737

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For the first time in American history, the GOP has control of every Southern state legislature:

 

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/11/26/1599930/-Republicans-now-control-every-Southern-state-legislature-for-the-first-time-in-American-history

 

If the GOP goes after the safety net, Dems could pick up a few governorships in the mid-terms, but nothing will be easy.

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So, Calexit could be a thing in 2018, but does Putin have his hands in it?

 

https://twitter.com/cjcmichel/status/798657389247348737

 

Fuck Putin but no state is leaving the union. The federal government would not allow it. Although how big of a message would it send to pass a symbolic vote to leave the US

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Hahah Calexit my ass. 

 

Re; Putin and the election. It's hard to disentangle Russian hijinks with hackers in Macedonia and elsewhere just trying to make a buck (or Drachma or whatever) by getting Interwebz hits and Trump's own campaign, which has been suddenly been revealed to have had a sophisticated online team after all. 

 

By the by, does no one remember the scandal of China's government providing funding to the Clinton campaign? Foreign participation in US elections is not new. 

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Funding and covert fuckery are two different types of unsavory.
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Here are the states where Senate seats are up for grabs in 2018:

 

 

The Democrats have a ton to defend.  From what I'm reading, the last time a single party has had to play this much defense was in 1970.

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Here are the states where Senate seats are up for grabs in 2018:

 

 

The Democrats have a ton to defend.  From what I'm reading, the last time a single party has had to play this much defense was in 1970.

 

I wouldn't worry about it.  From what I've read from the main stream media, changing demographics have pretty much ensured that we will never have a Republican President, house, or senate again.   

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