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    “Not sure what to think about Ted. The socialism thing isn’t working in Florida but it’s clearly working in Texas.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    “Not sure what to think about Ted. The socialism thing isn’t working in Florida but it’s clearly working in Texas.”
    Is babs quoting babs now?
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Is babs quoting babs now?
    Lindsey Graham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    Lindsey Graham.
    That is useful info.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Election night. The most important election of our time and this thread is dead.

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    Lots of people working, voting, and getting kids to bed, wapiti!
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    It was just reported on the local news that Ted Cruz kept his Senate seat and defeated Beto O'Rourke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paperback Writer View Post
    It was just reported on the local news that Ted Cruz kept his Senate seat and defeated Beto O'Rourke.
    This was reported an hour ago locally. What they’re not mentioning nationally is the Beto effect on down-ballot incumbents. There’s been speculation for almost a decade that Texas will turn blue sometime in the next thirty years. This suggests it may be sooner than anticipated.

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    CNN says Democrats have taken the House.

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    The Republicans always seem to do better than the polls predict they will do.

    My theory is that people who vote Republican are more likely to be working and thus not answering their phones.

    My wife’s theory is that Republican voters are more likely to be assholes who won’t talk to pollsters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    The Republicans always seem to do better than the polls predict they will do.

    My theory is that people who vote Republican are more likely to be working and thus not answering their phones.

    My wife’s theory is that Republican voters are more likely to be assholes who won’t talk to pollsters.
    I think you’re both right!
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    I cannot wait to see the MLM's after Prop 2 in Utah. THC goji berry juice! Essential oils and CBD! Edible noni! If any of you want in please drop me a PM.

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    That crazy socialist Democrat woman in NY won.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    That crazy socialist Democrat woman in NY won.
    .

    Not news. She won when she came out ahead in the primary. A lot of her district is in the Bronx. She has 78 percent of the vote
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    That crazy socialist Democrat woman in NY won.
    Lol. It's the Bronx. There are barely any republicans there. She won this in a very low turnout primary because the established mainstream democrat took a win for granted and did a really crappy job of getting the vote out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    This was reported an hour ago locally. What they’re not mentioning nationally is the Beto effect on down-ballot incumbents. There’s been speculation for almost a decade that Texas will turn blue sometime in the next thirty years. This suggests it may be sooner than anticipated.
    Maybe but I am always skeptical of those kinds of predictions. Supposedly Florida turned dark blue in 2008 but now that Obama is done how is that going? Trump may hasten a long term realignment in some states but I'll believe it when I see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    That crazy socialist Democrat woman in NY won.
    It would be awesome if she could somehow become speaker of the house instead of that other crazy woman from California.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wapiti View Post
    Election night. The most important election of our time and this thread is dead.
    A dead brothel owner won in Nevada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paperback Writer View Post
    It was just reported on the local news that Ted Cruz kept his Senate seat and defeated Beto O'Rourke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    A dead brothel owner won in Nevada.
    And this badass navy seal won in Texas...

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    All the judges at the court of appeals lost due to the Beto effect. This is why the lege eliminated straight-party voting effective 2020.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    A dead brothel owner won in Nevada.
    By a lot.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    All the judges at the court of appeals lost due to the Beto effect. This is why the lege eliminated straight-party voting effective 2020.
    That's good. I always vote no on all the judges anyway.

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    So no real blue wave but Trump claiming victory is a little ridiculous. Losing the house is obviously a big deal for him as the chance of getting any big legislation through before next election is gone. I am actually pretty pleased with the way things went. A dem house will happily check the worst of trump's impulses, but he can protect the actual policy changes he has made with the Republican Senate. Maybe we can finally get done with the Russia investigations now as well. Selfishly speaking, maybe Pelosi and Trump can strike a big infrastructure deal

    I hope Sparticus and Boxer are happy. With the mood of the country and how disgusting trump is to large swaths of the electorate, the dems should have taken the Senate and many more state houses than they did. The only thing that derailed that was the Kavenaugh circus. If they hadn't done that, they would have the Senate as well as control of Florida, Ohio, and Iowa. Now Trump has a leg up in the most key states in 2020 and will probably get at least one more very conservative justice on the supreme court. Good job, Sparticus!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    So no real blue wave but Trump claiming victory is a little ridiculous. Losing the house is obviously a big deal for him as the chance of getting any big legislation through before next election is gone. I am actually pretty pleased with the way things went. A dem house will happily check the worst of trump's impulses, but he can protect the actual policy changes he has made with the Republican Senate. Maybe we can finally get done with the Russia investigations now as well. Selfishly speaking, maybe Pelosi and Trump can strike a big infrastructure deal

    I hope Sparticus and Boxer are happy. With the mood of the country and how disgusting trump is to large swaths of the electorate, the dems should have taken the Senate and many more state houses than they did. The only thing that derailed that was the Kavenaugh circus. If they hadn't done that, they would have the Senate as well as control of Florida, Ohio, and Iowa. Now Trump has a leg up in the most key states in 2020 and will probably get at least one more very conservative justice on the supreme court. Good job, Sparticus!
    Agreed. Some gridlock is good.
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    What you guys said. It takes awfully good legislation to beat no new legislation at all. Doesn't matter which party is in control.

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    McKay Coppins tweet:
    My wife and I got back from voting and found our 5yo in tears that she didn't get to come. So I took her to the polling place and gave her a little patriotic talk about America and democracy.

    On the way back she told me she thought mom had said we went "boating."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    So no real blue wave but Trump claiming victory is a little ridiculous. Losing the house is obviously a big deal for him as the chance of getting any big legislation through before next election is gone. I am actually pretty pleased with the way things went. A dem house will happily check the worst of trump's impulses, but he can protect the actual policy changes he has made with the Republican Senate. Maybe we can finally get done with the Russia investigations now as well. Selfishly speaking, maybe Pelosi and Trump can strike a big infrastructure deal

    I hope Sparticus and Boxer are happy. With the mood of the country and how disgusting trump is to large swaths of the electorate, the dems should have taken the Senate and many more state houses than they did. The only thing that derailed that was the Kavenaugh circus. If they hadn't done that, they would have the Senate as well as control of Florida, Ohio, and Iowa. Now Trump has a leg up in the most key states in 2020 and will probably get at least one more very conservative justice on the supreme court. Good job, Sparticus!
    The senate was never in the cards. Democrats were defending 18 seats and the GOP only 8. The dems also picked up several Governorships, including Wisoncisn’s. It was not a blue tsunami but it was a blue wave.
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    Trump just said that Mia Love lost because she didn’t accept Trump’s help in the campaign. Trump threw in a weird reference to Josh Holt being held hostage in Venezuela.

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