Election Thread 2006

  1. Just thought I'd start a place to discuss the election.

    Still in blackout mode, trying to read the tea-leaves.

    I will say that Schumer looked positively upset on Cavuto. That could just be bad news about capturing the Senate, which was such a long up-hill fight that it says nothing about a 'wave'.

    I also note that everyone is saying that voting is way up for an offterm, I've heard quotes of 65% as compared to the normal 40%

    I will buy the GOP party line that exit polls mean nothing, as the last 3 were spectacularly wrong. I noted the Wolf Blitzer dismissed that by saying, "yeah, but we fixed it this time. . ."

    Unfortunately, I have to work tonight, so I won't be around for the party.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Nov 7, '06
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  2. 186 Comments

  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    Don't break out the champagne TOO soon, Tim...........
  4. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from mjlrn97
    Don't break out the champagne TOO soon, Tim...........
    Not drinking tonight, I have to be at work in 2 hrs.

    Besides, they are doing a very good job at hiding the data at the moment.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  5. by   cardiacRN2006
    I haven't voted yet. I had to turn the house upside down to find my voter ID card so that I could vote! (We need 2 forms of ID to vote here) Thank God I recently changed my political party, otherwise I would have never had a new card to find. The only other card I had was the original one issued in 92.
  6. by   rninme
    Had to go back to townhall and register my new ride tonight....one of the poll workers came in and said there was around 85% turnout for our little town... that was at 4pm!!! Pretty darned good I thought! Olympia will coast to a win...I like her eventho she has the dreaded R by her name . Big issues here are TABOR and the Gov's race...getting the coffee pot on....popping the popcorn...lol. I'll watch the returns....and drive DH nuts .
  7. by   VeryPlainJane
    NBC has projected the Democrats will win the house.
  8. by   VeryPlainJane
    [banana]Dems Won The House![/banana]
  9. by   VeryPlainJane
    So far...Dems have 201 seats.... Repubs have 159....I hope those are really nice drapes!
  10. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from VeryPlainJane
    So far...Dems have 201 seats.... Repubs have 159....I hope those are really nice drapes!
    I am neither for the Democrats nor the Republicans; however, I think it is great to balance the power every few years. Republicans have controlled the House and Senate for the better part of the last 12 years, so it would be invigorating for the power to finally shift to the Democrats.

    After all, the line between Democrats and Republicans is becoming more fuzzy and blurred with each passing day. Instead of elephants and donkeys, we should refer to these undifferentiated politicians as "Donkephants".
  11. by   VeryPlainJane
    Dems at 220...bush Is Hiding Under His Bed, Telling Lumpy Laura, Please Mommy, Dont Let The Bad Men Take Me To Jail!


    Last edit by VeryPlainJane on Nov 8, '06
  12. by   VeryPlainJane
    Dems just need one more seat to win the senate!
  13. by   bethin
    Quote from VeryPlainJane
    Dems at 220...bush Is Hiding Under His Bed, Telling Lumpy Laura, Please Mommy, Dont Let The Bad Men Take Me To Jail!


    I think you and I will get along just fine.

    I didn't get to vote Just got out of the hospital today. First election I've ever missed. Yes, I cried. As a woman, who had women fight for my right to vote, I feel it is my obligation to them to vote in every election. Presidential or not, every election will affect us.
  14. by   VeryPlainJane
    The Senate is tied now 49-49

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