Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 01, 2014, 05:25:27 am
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Atlas Hardware Upgrade complete October 13, 2013.

  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 435 436 437 438 439 [440] 441 442 443 444 445 ... 505
10976  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: SurveyUSA (MA-05): Tsongas (D) 51%; Ogonowski (R) 41%. on: September 30, 2007, 01:17:50 am
When does the GOP ever have a positive approval rating in Massachusetts?

If Ogonowski's showing can tack more closely to Romney's 2002 showing, or even "somewhat outpace" K. Murph's 2006 showing, he's in pretty good shape.  I mean, Lowell is pretty damn Democratic, but there are towns in this district that went around 3:1 for Mitt.
10977  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Attorney General Confirmation Hearing: Hashemite on: September 30, 2007, 01:00:07 am
Aye.
10978  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Morning-After Pill Bill on: September 30, 2007, 12:56:42 am
I motion for an amendment to strike Clause 3 of this legislation.

You need to strike Clause 4 at the same time, since it exists only to clarify Clause 3.
10979  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Extradition Bill on: September 30, 2007, 12:50:26 am
I motion to for an amendment to change the wording to "...where he or she may receive cruel and unusual punishment for that crime."

After all, we should be consistent with the Constitution.

I'd support that.

Does Atlasia currently have the death penalty?  Or, at least, regions therein?
10980  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Larry Craig: The Gift that Keeps on Giving on: September 30, 2007, 12:45:31 am
This seat is Republican, and will stay Republican. I mean, c'mon this is Idaho for crying out loud.

In a logical race, a Republican should win this seat easily but after the Craig incident, I wouldn't be surprised to see the Constitution Party nominating someone who will talk about morals. And with this incident, I wouldn't be surprised to see the CP get a very high % of votes (if they use the issue well enough and convince any voters that voted for him in the past) and come in a strong 2nd.

Idaho may be crazy but it ain't koo-koo krazy with a "k."
10981  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: TX-Senate-Research2000: Cornyn (R) leads Noriega (D) by 16 on: September 29, 2007, 12:40:56 am
Holy hell, I just noticed this poll was sponsored and paid for by Daily Kos.
10982  Election Archive / 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Campaign / Re: Clinton: $5,000 for every U.S. baby on: September 28, 2007, 11:12:11 pm
The only problem with this plan is that it doesn't include babies born overseas to at least one U.S. resident.

And the massive spike in inflation that will occur 18 years following the plan's implementation.  That could be a problem too.
10983  Election Archive / 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Campaign / Re: Clinton: $5,000 for every U.S. baby on: September 28, 2007, 10:17:18 pm
This equals about $2 billion a year. Seems like a lot, but the US is blowing a lot more on dumber things (the Iraq War comes to mind...)

You're missing a power of ten.  It's $20 billion.

Quote from: Associated Press Article
"I think it's a wonderful idea," said Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, an Ohio Democrat who attended the event and has already endorsed Clinton. "Every child born in the United States today owes $27,000 on the national debt, why not let them come get $5,000 to grow until they're 18?"

"I think it's a wonderful idea," said Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, an Ohio Democrat who attended the event and has already endorsed Clinton. "Every child born in the United States today owes $27,000 on the national debt, why not ^make it $32,000 so they can buy a car when they turn 18? let them come get $5,000 to grow until they're 18?"
10984  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What makes you Dem/Repub/Indep? on: September 28, 2007, 10:07:49 pm
Massive incompetence, partisanship, and the domination of both parties by the most insanely out-of-touch ideological extremists.
10985  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Here's another reason to deport illegals - they're suing for getting arrested on: September 28, 2007, 10:06:01 pm
because now that it's publically known that they're illegal - why shouldn't we.

Then undocumented immigrants who have genuine lawsuits that will not otherwise get placed will be deterred from placing them.

And yes a human can be illegal - it's an abbreviation for illegal immigrant.

I know the slang when it comes to this issue, pal, and it doesn't change what I said.  It is morally repugnant to label human beings as "illegal" solely because they have not gone through immigration offices--they are workers and families, not hard-bitten criminal scum.

Hard-bitten scum, no, but they're most certainly in violation of U.S. law.
10986  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: OK-SurveyUSA: Gov. Henry with sky-high approval ratings, Bush at a record lo on: September 28, 2007, 10:01:46 pm
Henry would win a 2010 senate race. Bill Weld isn't comparable.

Just out of curiosity, what does Henry have going for him that Weld did not?
You have the burden to prove your point. I do not.

In other words, you have absolutely no ability to back up your own opinion?
10987  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MN-06: Tinklenberg set to enter race on: September 28, 2007, 08:42:52 pm
Uh, the Democrats have no chance in this district.  Sorry.

You missed the memo.  Any district that is less Republican than Tom DeLay's old district is totally on the table for 2008 (and a likely D pickup), while any open seat with a Republican advantage of 10 or less is a toss-up at best for the GOP candidate.
10988  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Region Progressive Primary on: September 28, 2007, 08:28:12 pm
[X]  Colin Wixted
10989  Election Archive / 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Campaign / Re: Clinton: $5,000 for every U.S. baby on: September 28, 2007, 08:20:02 pm
Dis-f**king-asterous.  There is no way in hell I will ever vote for Hillary unless she takes this proposal off the table.

She clearly has no concept of inflation, little grasp on how people actually behave—a gigantic, government-funded savings account would be a DISincentive to save on your own, and little respect for the voters if she really thinks we're dumb enough to swallow this garbage as a legit proposal.
10990  Election Archive / 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Campaign / Clinton: $5,000 for every U.S. baby on: September 28, 2007, 08:16:23 pm
Quote from: Associated Press
Clinton: $5,000 for every U.S. baby

WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that every child born in the United States should get a $5,000 "baby bond" from the government to help pay for future costs of college or buying a home.
 
Clinton, her party's front-runner in the 2008 race, made the suggestion during a forum hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus.

"I like the idea of giving every baby born in America a $5,000 account that will grow over time, so that when that young person turns 18 if they have finished high school they will be able to access it to go to college or maybe they will be able to make that downpayment on their first home," she said.

The New York senator did not offer any estimate of the total cost of such a program or how she would pay for it. Approximately 4 million babies are born each year in the United States."

[MORE]
10991  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Cook Political Report: MA-05 moved from "solid" to "leans" Democratic on: September 28, 2007, 07:40:26 pm
Not worth starting a new thread over, but in the Boston Globe today:

Quote from: Boston Globe
With the Oct. 16 special election less than three weeks away, the race to fill the seat, held by a Democrat for 33 years, looks unexpectedly close. Party members on both sides in Washington are paying attention to the race, which the independent Cook Political Report yesterday rated as "leans" Democratic, a change from its previous prediction that the outcome was "solid" Democratic.
10992  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MN-06: Tinklenberg set to enter race on: September 28, 2007, 07:33:40 pm
Number of MN GOP Congressional seats in 2006: 5
Number of GOP Congressional seats in 2009 if MN-03, MN-06, and Coleman's seat shift parties: 1

5 – 3 = 1?
10993  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: TX-Senate-Research2000: Cornyn (R) leads Noriega (D) by 16 on: September 28, 2007, 05:28:39 pm
I really hope Noriega or Watts make the race competitive. Cornyn is an atrocious Senator, and I'd like to see a Democrat actually have a chance (however slim it may be) at winning state-wide again.

I doubt the winning formula for a Democrat to win in Texas right now includes having a Hispanic surname.
10994  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: OK-SurveyUSA: Gov. Henry with sky-high approval ratings, Bush at a record lo on: September 28, 2007, 05:14:32 pm
Henry would win a 2010 senate race. Bill Weld isn't comparable.

Just out of curiosity, what does Henry have going for him that Weld did not?
10995  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The Hill: NRCC expects surge in recruits on: September 28, 2007, 05:12:50 pm
If Giuliani wins PA-08, he almost certainly wins the whole state. 

Well, polling shows Hilldog/Rudy pretty much tied in the state.
10996  Election Archive / 2008 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: SUSA 09/2007 General Election Polls on: September 28, 2007, 04:40:57 pm
Romney's name recognition still stinks outside the early primary states.

In the states where he's got strong name recognition and has actually been advertising (New Hampshire), he's doing far better than these other polls suggest.
10997  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: OK-SurveyUSA: Gov. Henry with sky-high approval ratings, Bush at a record lo on: September 28, 2007, 03:46:11 pm
Listen, I know MUCH more about Oklahoma than you do.

Damn, I guess there's no possible response to that sharp and biting retort.

He got me good.  Sad Sad Sad

Lean Hilldog.  Sad
10998  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NJ-3: Adler Announces Against Saxton on: September 28, 2007, 03:38:41 pm
According to PoliticsNJ,
Adler will be at a Rangel Sponsored "meet and greet" this wednesday along with 6 other House Candidates.

That is correct. Let the fundraising begin!

It had better—Saxton started his fundraising years ago!

Saxton has yet to say that he is definitely even running for reelection. He could decide a very hard campaign isn't worth being in the minority for and getting passed up yet AGAIN for another good committee post. In that case I would tip the scale to tossup for an Adler v. Allen race. However, I think Saxton will run.

Saxton ran for and won his seat just to serve in the minority.  I'd be very surprised if Saxton retired out of fear of a "hard" campaign, especially considering that Adler is not especially favored to win by any measure.

And I'd say that Diane Allen would have a definite advantage in a Adler v. Allen race.  After all, her legislative district is the equivalent of, what, D+10?  D+15?  It's the result of highly favorable name recognition from her time as a Philly anchorwoman—she just waltzed into the State Assembly in a heavily Democratic District in a not-so-friendly year for NJ Republicans (1995), and then easily picked up the State Senate seat two years later.

Not to mention that Diane Allen runs just as well in her heavily Democratic State Senate district (+20.6%) as Adler does in his own heavily Democratic State Senate district (+22.0%).



In this case, "Top Priority" means "Second Priority."  Notice the absence of the real top tier congressional challengers like Linda Stender.  John Unger?  Gary Trauner?  Christine Jennings?  Pffft, good luck.
10999  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: OK-SurveyUSA: Gov. Henry with sky-high approval ratings, Bush at a record lo on: September 28, 2007, 02:09:31 pm
That gives me proof that the Republicans, though they will probably win Oklahoma, they can't take it for granted.  It will be closer than 2004, probably no more than a 55-43 margin. 

Hahahaha.  Adorable!  Oklahoma is just the kind of state to go wild over Hillary cause she's just like Henry fo-sho.

This also gives two things for the Democrats.  It means if Henry decided to run for the Senate against Tom Coburn in 2010, he would have a very decent shot of knocking off the incumbent and it would also mean that the Democrats have a 65% chance of retaining the Govenor's Mansion in 2010.

Henry is popular because he's not running for federal office.  Again, see Bill Weld, 1996.
11000  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The Hill: State By State on: September 28, 2007, 01:29:42 pm
Looks like the way is being cleared for Eric Eidsness.  If he's able to retain his support from 2006 and add it to Paccione's he should be able to trounce Musgrave.  It will be interesting to see how much support he gets from his new party and how much flack he takes for switching parties again so soon.

Oh, you must not have heard about his good will blog tour!  DailyKos, MyDD, and the rest love him so much he's only been troll-rated just a little bit.
Pages: 1 ... 435 436 437 438 439 [440] 441 442 443 444 445 ... 505


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines