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  • Mad to the Marrow (615 posts)
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    The Senate Races: What’s Really Happening– A Guest Post From Alan Grayson

    From DownWithTyranny 11/6/16 http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/ (sorry, you need to scroll down to find)

    Here is your own personal briefing on what’s really going on in the Democrats’ attempt to win back the U.S. Senate. Regarding the individual races, a lot of this is information that you won’t find elsewhere.

    The Democrats hold 46 of the 100 seats in the Senate. They need to pick up 4 Republican seats if Clinton wins the White House (because VP Kaine will then cast the deciding vote when the Senate ties 50-50), and they need to pick up 5 Republican seats if the Apocalypse arrives. (I’m looking at you, Trump.)

    Grayson continues w/ state to state breakdown.

    While I think Feingold would be a relief for the folks in WI; if Her wins, I’d prefer a GOP senate to block Her at every juncture. Many of the “Dems” running are as right wing as Her is.


    Dont call me Shirley, bbgrunt, formercia like this

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  • Cleita (2769 posts)
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    1. What makes you think a progressive Senate wouldn't block her?

    I think they would if she starts saber rattling for more war and toxic trade agreements or social programs. The thing is to stop voting for third way Democrats, not Democrats at large.

    • Mad to the Marrow (615 posts)
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      2. A progressive senate would block Her

      but where do we get one? At least this cycle.

      • Cleita (2769 posts)
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        4. There are progressive Democrats, Greens and other third party

        candidates running. Vote for them or write them in when you can.

    • Rozinante (3874 posts)
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      6. A progressive Senate isn't happening this election.

      There aren’t enough competitive seats up for election, and the progressive candidates lost primaries. Also, remember that out of 100 Senators, Bernie Sanders is the only one who belongs to the House Progressive Caucus…none of the Democratic Senators are progressive.

    • Billy (1978 posts)
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      We don’t have a progressive senate. Feingold and Bernie alone can’t block much.

  • Rozinante (3874 posts)
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    3. I read (sorry, can't recall where) that WI has tightened up considerably.

    Feingold would be a big improvement over Johnson. He did have a substantial lead, which has evaporated congruently with Clinton’s…evidence of the drag she puts on down ticket races.

    • Betty Karlson (4325 posts)
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      5. We warned them… eom

      "Someone hacks the DNC allowing all of America to see how the DNC operates as one of the most corrupt political machines in national history. Ergo, Hillary Clinton should be installed as President by judicial fiat. And if you do not agree to this scheme you deserve to be brought up on charges of treason because fascism." - NUGrrl, december 2016 “Once a person has been determined to be an UNTRUSTWORTHY LIAR, their pretend stances on important issues are simply not relevant to rational discussion.” – Ida Briggs, September 2016
    • Mad to the Marrow (615 posts)
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      7. Yes, it's in the article.

      WI, once a proud progressive state, has been captured by a-hole GOP-ers trying to make it their own.

      At this point, the Her-effect is poisoning down-ticket races. What will happen in 2 years?

  • bbgrunt (275 posts)
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    8. scroll down to find the Grayson bit

    “Except for Russ Feingold, who has run a principled progressive campaign from Day One. And there is no way– absolutely no way– that the Democrats can take back the Senate if Russ Feingold loses. Therefore I ask you, one more time, to contribute to Russ Feingold’s Senate campaign.

    When you look around the country, and you see how thoroughly DC party bosses have purged liberal candidates, you realize that a progressive is a terrible thing to waste.”