Prediction? Pain. The Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives by adding 25 seats in the lower chamber. The Republicans will maintain control of the Senate, losing four seats to the Democrats. Make your predictions on today's elections in the comments section below.
The Republicans will maintain a majority in both houses of Congress, though they will lose seats overall.
I predict Deval will win the governorship in MA, but the polls predicting a Healey loss by 26 points will have been way off (she'll only lose by 10 points).
Bill Delahunt will lose his seat to Jeff Beatty, making for a Republican pickup in Congress that no one saw coming.
For everything else I yield to Bob Novak's predictions: "Democrats are set to gain 19 House seats, two Senate seats, and five governorships in tomorrow's elections."
GOP loses the House but keeps the Senate barely.
Had the GOP done something substantial on immigration they would have kept the House and Senate without difficulty.
Doug, or had we never gone into Iraq...
Democrats take the house with a 18 seat gain, giving them a very narrow 6 seat majority. Democrats lose no incumbant seats.
Dem+5 Rep+0 Ind+1
Republians hold the Seante thanks to white women in Tenn. swinging to Corker (after that impressive ad). Dems pickup PA, OH, RI, MT, MO, and VA.
The Senate is 50-50 and Lieberman switches sides, giving the Republicans a majority.
Democrats take NY, MA, MN, CO, NV, ID, AR, MD, and OH reversing a 28-22 Republican advantage into a 31-19 Democratic majority in the governorships.
The shockers of the night will be Pederson in AZ and Davis in FL, both of whom will lose by less than two points.
Republicans keep both the House (by 5 seats) and Senate (by 3 seats). The Democrats file lawsuits all over the country becaue the election was "stolen" by Republicans.
The R's are gonna get crucified! Real bad.
We keep both Chambers. Lose 5 seats in the House and actually pick up a seat in the Senate...overly optimistic I know...but we'll see.
Can't even think about a leftist Clintonista race hustler like Devil Patrick being elected to the Governorship of Mass. without getting ill. This would $uck on so many levels but if the polls are right (as opposed to listening to the Hungarians!), this ultra-liberal tool will be sitting in the corner office plotting with our do nothing full time Democrat Legislature on how to extract more money out of our paychecks and how to make a better life for illegal aliens on our dime.
Will just speed up my exodus from the People's Republic.
By the way, I think Ted Kennedy could be in real trouble. ;-(~
All you guys are gonna vote, right?
One of the first at the polls this morning. And, as the Dems are blocking any effort to require ids at the polls to vote, will be voting a few more times today. ;-)~
One scenario out of Boston is that in the next month John Kerry announces that he is vacating the Senate seat to seek the nomination for president. Deval would then be in the drivers seat for the Senate seat which is probably the better job at this point in his life. This scenario took a hit after Kerry's botched joke and political suicide last week but that was the original scheme.
Even in the best of times, I don't believe that Kerry would ever resign his Senatorial seat to show how serious he was about the Presidency. And now that he has to know there is absolutely no chance for him to get another shot, it definately won't happen. Plus, he needs the prestige of being a U.S. Senator to insure that his rich wife doesn't cut him loose.
You are right about Devil Patrick with regards to him getting a phony boloney job as a Senator. It would be perfect for a guy who is short on substance and long on smooth bull$hit. But, Kerry too is perfect for that job.
The GOP will have a razor thin majority (2-3 max) and the GOP will have 54 in the Senate.
Yeah adsf, black people suck.
A Mass. Repub pickup?
A MASS REPUB PICKUP???
Y'all must have some GREAT bud up on the Cape.
I'm holding tiger to that Repub Senate gain.
Hey, why don't you just call me a homophobe, a nazi and a xenophobe. You know, all of those labels that libs hang on people when they have no rebuttal for the truth?
If this guy were polka dotted, I would be completely against what he stands for. But that doesn't matter to the libs. It helps them to "feeeeeel goooood" about themselves when they can label.
Just more diversionary tactics from The Troll, ASDF. That's what troll's do: divert attention from the issues and sidetrack any intelligent debate. This guy has the IQ and communications skills of a house plant, so what can you expect?
It is frustrating that the House will take the brunt of anger against Bush when it should really be the Senate where incumbent Republicans get rocked. Thanks to the oligarchy's ability to choose there electorate incumbents in general win at a sick rate, something like 95%.
The House Republicans were the only ones who stopped Bush and the Senate's amnesty and have generally been willing to break with the President much more than the upper house. I would prefer to see the House rewarded and the Senate get upset but that is unlikely.
All in all it is really pathetic that the Dems are likely going to have such a weak gain (even if they win both houses) than usually happens in midterms, particularly with such an awful president. What a miserable party they are.
Doug, or had we never gone into Iraq...
You certainly could be right.
Altough I think eliminating Iraq changes everything, for the 2002, 2004, and 2006 elections. Who knows what Congress, or even the White House, would look like without Iraq.
asdf you called a black man a "race hustler".
Only racists people say sh*t like that.
Save it for the clan meeting buddy.
Oh. And we just got the House : )
The people have spoken.
The Republicans are the minority party.
What do you call a guy who works with Jesse Jackson to file discrimination lawsuits against big corporations and as a result of those lawsuits, lands two phony baloney no show jobs that pay him millions? Is that not hustling race? Wake up jacka$$.
So again, telling the truth and stating facts elicits racism? Can't speak of truth if it involves race? Oh, I see, we're supposed to be afraid to bring such things up because some lib might use a Klan (not "clan", moron) reference. So predictable.
The only racist in this site is you, troll boy.
Massachusetts citizens wonder why businesses (and residents) are fleeing in droves. The Deval Patrick win encompasses everything that is now wrong with my former home-state. Long gone are the "JFK" Democrats, replaced by the Cambridge Dinks (Dual Income No Kids), who have now infected the surrounding areas with their elitist attitudes and ideas.
I've been gone for 3 years now (I've moved to the Tampa/St. Pete area), and I can honestly say that I would never move back. When I was growing up we would laugh at people with the "No Nukes" bumber stickers on their Volvos (they were the weirdos). Unfortunately, the weirdos have taken over.
Mass. is more of a mess today than it was yesterday. We're already one of three states who lose population every year, this year to the tune of around 4K. The continued Blueing of the Republic will just keep pushing the normal taxpayer out to other places. The exodus continues and what will be left will be the trust fund babies, union flunkies and illegal aliens with shiny new drivers licences and welfare cards in hand.
FTW - You're not the first ex-Mass taxpayer that's sighed relieve on leaving the state and won't be the last. And neither will I.
I "hate" white people because I voted for a black man.
I'm so racist!!
Do you grasp the hypocrisy of that comment? I agree voting for a black man does not make you racist. And criticizing a black man doesn't make ASDF racist (how do you know what race he is anyway). You're making race a factor here, not everyone else. If you throw it out you better be ready to spoon it back in. Maybe in your world the only people who can criticize a black person is another black person. That seems to be the point you were getting at in your response to ASDF.
I set the trap, you fell right in and showed your colors. The depths of your ignorance and hypocrisy are endless. In other words you’re a typical left-winger.
p.s. How would I know how you voted anyway?
He called a black man a "race hustler".
How else am I supposed to take that comment?
Christ. If you have to spend so much energy defending him, he's probably guilty.
I'm not defending him (he can do that for himself), I'm taking you to task for you constantly trying to sidetrack these discussions by assigning names and labels to anyone who says something you disagree with. In his post ASDF is referring to Patrick’s association with the likes of Jesse Jackson, etc. who have a known history of using the “racist” tag to extort employers. A person involved in that kind of activity could correctly be called a “race hustler”, don’t you think? Then again that kind of shakedown is something you probably support, you racist bastard.
So when I tell the truth that Ted Kennedy worked with the former Soviet Union to help defeat Ronald Reagan or that he was complicit in the homicide of a young woman or that he was the architect back in 65’ of the breakdown of our immigration laws and could be considered the father of our illegal alien crisis, am I being a racist? Or is there another label?
Black, white, red, brown, purple: the truth is the truth. Why is it any different when one is a person of color? For a group of people who espouse not using race as a benchmark, libs are real quick to pull the card when it suits them and when they want to bury the truth about somebody. Ignorantly hypocritical.
I'd be willing to bet that I see color much less than you do HeHe. At least I am not dishonest about it.
Oh ok I see.
So you're a racist, but hey at least you're honest?
Move back to the "Bible Belt" where you're welcome.
I'm honest enough to site the truth without being all that concerned that some lib who is obsessed with race and religion would hang labels on me for it.
You are truly nuts. First off, everything comes down to religion for you. F the issues. Don't matter what they are, it ultimately comes down to religion and how Christianity affects everything. Well, don't go to my church! I don't care. I'm not going to cuff you and drag you in. And, if people's religious believes impact you that much, then you are a very weak minded individual.
A few posts back, you even made a totally irrelevant observation that Mitt Romney was a Mormon. What up with dat?
Haha is obviously not used to people he can't manipulate with his little tags and labels, ASDF. His last post proves he has nothing in the form of a clear thought or response. Is that all you got, troll boy? You are truly an illiterate, racist ignoramus.
Einstein once said something to the effect of “The more you know, the more you realize you don’t know”. I wonder if the opposite is true: The less you know the more you think you know. I think that certainly would apply to a pontificating, self-righteous know it all like our resident troll.