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  •  I know, I know it's a mid-term at the end of (11+ / 0-)

    a lame-duck second presidential term and historically speaking AND last I saw of Nate Silverman's newish FiveThirtyEight.com predictions, we are STILL looking at a real chance the Republicans are going to keep the House and take the Senate, or at least acquire a tied Senate.

    But you know, the more news that comes out about the Republican primaries, and the Republican candidate campaigns and what lengths they are going to to attempt to stave off a Tea Party effective coup d'état of the Congressional Republican caucus?

    The more I think that there's a sleeping tiger in the hinterlands of the American Electorate which has been getting jolted ferociously since the economy tanked in the fall the 2008, and I think that it might be coming fully awake this year.

    The Republican's number 2 guy in the US House, Eric Cantor, lost his job just a few days ago, and he's already publicly had to step down and away from the power which that position imbued him with. Cantor wasn't just some guy with an (R) behind his name. He was one of the Republican establishment leadership, a bigwig in the Party hierarchy.

    And, not to be forgotten, because it matters, Cantor spent $5 million and lost to a guy who spent less on his campaign (about $123,000, iirc)  than Cantor's spent on steak dinners. Bill Maher made quite the big deal about this on a recent installment of HBO's "Real Time" show.  

    Senator Mitch McConnell, the Minority Leader in the US Senate, is either neck-and-neck or behind now, in polling, to brash, female Democratic challenger Alison L. Grimes (@AlisonForKY on Twitter). I think she's gonna send him home on Nov 4th. A Democrat and a woman. In Kentucky. Not really a bastion of women's issues and Democrats, my apologies to any actual Kentuckians here today, but isn't that true?

    Before you say, "yeah, yeah, we heard all of that same shit the year John Kerry was supposed to send War-monger-Liar George W packing in 2004. Didn't damn happen, now did it?"

    Think a bit. Today news broke that Thad Cochran of the Republikkkan Party of Mississippi was asking black voters to support him to save him from the Tea Party lunatics which the Republican Party created to scare the Left with. Seriously. And it doesn't look like the media thinks his hail mary is going to do him one bit of good, either.

    I've been tweeting, since last fall, this idea which I believe the signs of the early harvest are showing a disastrous November for the Republicans:

    You reap what you sow.
    The Republicans sowed the Tea Party.
    It's harvest time.
    It's a fact, and Gallop Polling said it:
    PRINCETON, NJ -- The percentage of Americans identifying as political independents increased in 2011, as is common in a non-election year, although the 40% who did so is the highest Gallup has measured, by one percentage point.

    More Americans continue to identify as Democrats than as Republicans, 31% to 27%.

    Everyone knows, and it's common sense, as presidential years bring out those who otherwise don't give a flying frack about politics - those independent voters won't be voting this year, at least not significant numbers of them. There's simply nothing (like a debt ceiling scare) to bring them out of their homes and to the polls this November.

    So if we turn out the Democratic Base - we CAN beat the shit out of the Republicans and turn what should be a rout into a victory of historic proportions.

    It's not likely, but considering the way this year is going, it's certainly among the possible outcomes on November 4th.

    So please people - I beg of you - if you've never done it before, get the hell out of your houses the 2nd week of July, August and September and knock on the doors of some of your neighbors and remind people to VOTE this fall. Prove that The People are still more powerful that the money of the wealthy in our America.

    I believe this with all of my heart:

    #GOTV #GOTV #GOTV #GOTV #GOTV #GOTV #GOTV


    "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization"

    by Angie in WA State on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 01:42:23 PM PDT

    •  I wonder why they use (0+ / 0-)

      "Democrat" instead of "Democratic" . . .

      "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

      by bryduck on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 04:45:43 PM PDT

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