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Tue Oct 23, 2018, 09:59 PM

How is everyone feeling about the midterms?

I'm in a big, blue city of a fairly blue state, and most of my friends are on the left, so I feel like I live in a bubble. Naturally, I check the respected election ratings websites daily, and keep my eyes on the polls, but I'm interested in hearing about folks' gut feeling. Are people in your community talking about the election? Do they seem excited to vote? Think the House is guaranteed or are there doubts? Etc, etc...

Not gonna lie, I'm nervous.

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Reply How is everyone feeling about the midterms? (Original post)
welivetotreadonkings Oct 2018 OP
AlexSFCA Oct 2018 #1
Stuart G Oct 2018 #2
scheming daemons Oct 2018 #3
Quixote1818 Oct 2018 #4
AlexSFCA Oct 2018 #7
Demsrule86 Oct 2018 #22
Texasgal Oct 2018 #5
Fullduplexxx Oct 2018 #6
LBM20 Oct 2018 #13
cwydro Oct 2018 #36
Demsrule86 Oct 2018 #20
Fullduplexxx Oct 2018 #32
Demsrule86 Oct 2018 #35
Fullduplexxx Oct 2018 #37
Dawson Leery Oct 2018 #8
LBM20 Oct 2018 #12
qwlauren35 Oct 2018 #9
LBM20 Oct 2018 #11
Demsrule86 Oct 2018 #19
gulliver Oct 2018 #10
Funtatlaguy Oct 2018 #14
Demsrule86 Oct 2018 #18
violetpastille Oct 2018 #15
Funtatlaguy Oct 2018 #21
LBM20 Oct 2018 #16
Demsrule86 Oct 2018 #17
Jamaal510 Oct 2018 #23
Squinch Oct 2018 #24
Hoyt Oct 2018 #25
lancelyons Oct 2018 #26
Solly Mack Oct 2018 #27
YessirAtsaFact Oct 2018 #28
lunamagica Oct 2018 #29
wryter2000 Oct 2018 #30
enid602 Oct 2018 #31
beachbum bob Oct 2018 #33
Vinca Oct 2018 #34
tavernier Oct 2018 #38

Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:02 PM

1. nothing is guranteed

It will not surprise me for a moment if we donít take either. We just have to focus on the vote right now not results. I donít feel optimistic at all but I just try not to think about it and let myself dwell in hope.

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:02 PM

2. Hopeful...but cautious.

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:03 PM

3. Very confident about my state (PA).... not so confident about the rest of the country.

 

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:05 PM

4. MOST important thing is to get the majority in the house by just 1

If that happens I will be disappointed but also extremely relieved. I feel pretty sure that is going to happen.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:13 PM

7. but it's the senate that confirms judges

by 2020 SC (thomas, god forbid rgb), appeals and federal courts will be reshaped with rw federalists for decades. Enough to overturn every little legislation we put forward especially voting rights. Itís good to feel hopeful but we must also prepare for the worst.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:42 PM

22. It is the house that will stop Trump tax cuts and getting rid of social security.

The house is ours I think...the Senate was always a heavy lift...I begged those who couldn't stand the 'emails' to reconsider during the 2016 election...the courts the court and the courts. Now we have to hope for some GOP retirements or perhaps add some judges when we get back in power... send a message with a vote as happened in 2000 and 2016, and the other guy wins.

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:11 PM

5. In Texas.

Feel good about Beto...but I am still guarded.

Our states other elections will go repuke, Beto is our only hope! I'm in Austin, so I am surrounded by like minded people....but it's still heartbreaking and nail biting!

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:12 PM

6. Nervousbthat dems wont turn out in large enough numbers

Either through purging or apathy. Seems like dems never miss an opportunity to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:28 PM

13. For Christ sake, seriously? Must the rest of us have to listen to this Debbie Downer crap? Please.

 

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Response to LBM20 (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 07:52 AM

36. You're all over this thread.

Why not hit ignore?

Stop telling people what to discuss on a discussion board.

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:38 PM

20. If Dems don't turn out to stop Trump then we are finished but I don't believe that will happen...you

want to save the country from evil Republicans than vote in every election.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 06:03 AM

32. I do problem is the people in my party have let me down more often than not

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #32)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 07:43 AM

35. No party is perfect, but I triple guarantee...the Republicans will let you down way worse...social

security is on the table...you have to stop looking at it that way. We have two options in every election most of the time. A Democrat or a Republican. And I would say that many (not saying you) have ridiculous expectations of the party. The GOP has the courts because of they show up even if they don't like the candidate ...we do that or we lose...and the consequences are dire...look at the current state of the courts. And with the margins who voted for Stein, it can be said that some progressives helped elect Trump.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #35)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 07:59 AM

37. Yes . I vote in every election for that reason

But for some reason people in this party seem to think withholding their vote somehow benefits them . So they withheld their vote now look at the work everyone has to do just catch up . Some just never seem to learn

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:17 PM

8. Concerned about the Senate.

AZ/NV could be pick ups for us as could TN.
ND is gone, IN and MO are close.

Most on the left are not celebrating as 2016 is not being forgotten.

We have all hands on deck in CT. Ned Lamont must win. Bob Stefanowski is going to raid the state's rainy day fund to give the rich more tax cuts.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:27 PM

12. WE HAVE THE TOUGHEST SENATE MAP IN GENERATIONS!! IT'S BEEN IN A FEW PAPERS. JUST GO VOTE.

 

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:17 PM

9. "Feeling"?

Terrified. The thought of 2 more years of Republican rule makes me ill.

I want to flip the Senate so badly, I could spit.

But my energy level is low, I'm not campaigning, and I'm scared that there are not enough people on the ground fighting voter suppression, which is very, very powerful.

Yup, terrified.

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Response to qwlauren35 (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:26 PM

11. You need to STOP the wasteful worry worting and GO VOTE AND GOTV. BUCK UP!

 

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Response to qwlauren35 (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:37 PM

19. Low energy and not campaigning?

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:25 PM

10. I think Trump taunting us and lying about us will help us get our dander up.

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:28 PM

14. My prediction: We net 30 House Seats & Senate stays 51-49 gop.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:36 PM

18. I think we still have chance to win the Senate but even holding it is a victory when

we are defending 28 states, 10 in GOP land...

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:33 PM

15. I'm very optimistic

Very excited.

And I'm also giving some time and thought to what I should do if I'm wrong.

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Response to violetpastille (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:41 PM

21. If you leave the country, take me too. I don't eat much.

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:34 PM

16. Worry is a total WASTE. Just go VOTE and GOTV.

 

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:35 PM

17. Tell your friends we will beat the crap out of Republicans.

No worries.

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 10:44 PM

23. Good and bad.

I'm optimistic about picking up a handful of House seats, but I can also see us possibly losing one or a few Senate seats (including Heidi Heidkamp's seat), and I see the Senate as perhaps even more important for stalling Hamburglar-in-Chief's agenda, judicially speaking. Also the reports about the Brett Kavanaugh (aka. the "Beer Warrior" hearing boosting GOP enthusiasm are alarming. I donated some money to ActBlue.

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 11:12 PM

24. Hopeful but nervous. Everything hinges on this and we

haven't done anything about the election systems that have been breached by hackers.

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 11:58 PM

25. As of February, live in a county where only 23% went for Clinton. Lot of grumpy old

hateful looking people in line last week. Hoping to increase Democratic vote here just enough to push some Democrats through with help of bigger city Vote.

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 12:06 AM

26. Good

 

Dems are running in individual areas with messages that are resonating like healthcare and specifically pre existing conditions.

GOP running on fear while trump has signaled the end of pre existing conditions

We where out performing on all elections in last 2 years and nothing has changed that

Hate and lies i.e. Immigration not as appealing as good healthcare.

Dems with take the house by wide margin.

Media is painting more competitive races to make dems get out and vote. No way lies and hate have run trumps numbers up to 47. Media playing to out advantage scaring our voters to gotv.

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 12:08 AM

27. My house voted already and now we wait. No matter what - the fight continues.

One election won't change the ignorance we are up against. I do hope it is a start though.

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 12:13 AM

28. Nervous

Trumpís hate mongering scares me.

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 12:18 AM

29. Scared. I don't trust polls anymore so I can only hope

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 01:22 AM

30. I'm also in a blue bubble

So I can't tell much from what I hear around here. I'm optimistic but also really scared about what we'll face if I'm wrong.

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 03:15 AM

31. swing states

I've heard that the largest victories for Dems will be in the Great Lakes swing states that Putin won for Trump in '16.

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 07:01 AM

33. early voting is setting records around america....always factor in the last 2 years of special

 

elections and democratic voters then.

WE ARE PISSED ANS WE ARE VOTING instead od sitting on our asses

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 07:37 AM

34. I think the GOP is going to be surprised . . . in a bad way.

I'm suspicious of polls that give a high number for GOP support. We all know the current nightmare has caused many, many people to leave the Republican Party and go Indie. I suspect many of those who remain will be rabid, non-thinking, cult members. And just because Republican turnout is high, it just might be a chunk of them are voting for someone to reign in Tiny the Nut King.

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Response to welivetotreadonkings (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 08:06 AM

38. Great!

Iím vacationing in Indiana, way out in the country. The one and only sign Iíve seen is for Donnelly. The only talk I hear about Trump is sarcastic and negative. Townsters seem to be onto his BS and pretty much make fun of him. The farmers are not happy with him at all. I keep quiet but my ears are open and once in a while I catch conversations, and so far Iíve been encouraged.

My daughter went to early vote yesterday and she was the only one there. I donít know if that bodes well or not.

Iím very excited about how my home state of Florida is so far shaping up. Nelson and Gillum are in the lead. And in the Keys one of the republican incumbents has been very disappointing and is rumored to be replaced in November.

Of course all this speculation isnít even worth the price of one vote, so make certain yours is heard, loudly and clearly.

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