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  •  mind read much? (1+ / 0-)
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    wsexson

    this is a nice fantasy, but there's so much that could have gone terribly wrong (for example a big Republican win)

    This reasoning is pretty much nonsense.

    Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

    by Mindful Nature on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 09:07:51 AM PST

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    •  A big Republican win? (6+ / 0-)

      Now there's a fantasy for ya.

      •  Well, for the reality based (2+ / 0-)
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        Sue B, wsexson

        we recognized that persistent high unemployment and marginal approval ratings meant the Republicans had a decided shot at the White House, and since the bulk of Senate seats up for relection were Democratic provided Republicans with a wide range of pick off targets.  Yes, we came out extremely well, but anyone who pretends that this was a given at the end of 2011 was just out in unreality land.

        Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

        by Mindful Nature on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 12:39:23 PM PST

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    •  A big republican win? (5+ / 0-)

      Meaning a supermajority in the senate?

      I don't think so in this world.

      •  For those who actually paid attention (1+ / 0-)
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        mightymouse

        Obama was at best a mild favorite heading into 2012, and Democrats were defending 23 of 33 seats in the Senate and had initially been expecting to face a very difficult climb to gain seats.

        So, in the reality based world, the prospect of a rout in the face of persistent high unemployment.  PRetending that was not a possibility when this was arranged is just pure fantasy land.

        Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

        by Mindful Nature on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 12:37:21 PM PST

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        •  In the reality based world (1+ / 0-)
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          The President had the advantage of incumbency, an electorate that still blamed George W. Bush for the state of the economy, 36 months of jobs growth, rising consumer confidence, a resilient lead in the Electoral College Votes and a stubbornly high favorability rating vs. a candidate that nobody in the known universe trusted or liked regardless of party.

          The choice of our lifetime: Mitt Romney, It Takes A Pillage or President Barack Obama, Forward Together.

          by FiredUpInCA on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 08:20:13 PM PST

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