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Midterm Elections

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,248 ✭✭✭✭BoJack Horseman


    hill16bhoy wrote: »
    Even if Beto can win Texas

    Impressive if an Irish man can win in Texas, even with the vast amount of money behind him.

    That's an absolutely sickening result given the gutter campaign run by De Santis.

    Gillum is a black version of Jeremy Corbyn.

    His loss is not surprising in a state with a sizeable jewish population.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,091 ✭✭✭✭Rjd2


    So, about this "blue wave"?

    When does it start?

    Dems still fav to hold the house tbf:o

    I have Sinema and O Rourke (big prices) to ensure the night is not a financial disaster. You backed Scott didn't you?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,248 ✭✭✭✭BoJack Horseman


    Rjd2 wrote: »
    Dems still fav to hold the house tbf:o

    I have Sinema and O Rourke (big prices) to ensure the night is not a financial disaster. You backed Scott didn't you?

    Sort of.... I backed the GoP to end up with 54 Senators..... as I figured Scott would take the seat, despite the CNN dodgy polling (+7% for the democrats f*cking lol at that)

    So, I can afford to lose Arizona and still come in on target.


  • Posts: 17,378 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Rjd2 wrote: »
    Dems still fav to hold the house tbf:o

    I have Sinema and O Rourke (big prices) to ensure the night is not a financial disaster. You backed Scott didn't you?

    Not asking for figures but did you actually bet a decent amount on this?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,091 ✭✭✭✭Rjd2


    Sort of.... I backed the GoP to end up with 54 Senators..... as I figured Scott would take the seat, despite the CNN dodgy polling (+7% f*cking lol at that)

    So, I can afford to lose Arizona and still come in on target.

    Fair play. You have the evil right wing war monger backed I assume?:p


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,248 ✭✭✭✭BoJack Horseman


    Not asking for figures but did you actually bet a decent amount on this?

    All of €20

    Makin it rain baby!


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,263 ✭✭✭✭manual_man


    Impressive if an Irish man can win in Texas, even with the vast amount of money behind him.

    Texas has changed massively demographically in recent years. A LOT have moved from California to Texas, so it wouldn't be entirely unexpected. I still expect Cruz to win, but part of why the Dems pumped so much money in is as much strategically focused on the longer term.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,248 ✭✭✭✭BoJack Horseman


    Rjd2 wrote: »
    You have the evil right wing war monger backed I assume?:p

    Which one specifically?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,091 ✭✭✭✭Rjd2


    Not asking for figures but did you actually bet a decent amount on this?

    I can afford to lose it. Its not pennies , but not exactly high rolling either. :p

    Political betting is really good fun as you can get plenty of value as its so hard to call. You can also look like an idiot when you get it wrong.:o


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,248 ✭✭✭✭BoJack Horseman


    manual_man wrote: »
    Texas has changed massively demographically in recent years. A LOT have moved from California to Texas, so it wouldn't be entirely unexpected.

    I had heard that ....

    And it is amusing in a way.

    Democrat run state, turned into a literal sh*t-hole with all the homelessness, public defecation and rampant TB.... so the whites pack up and move out, forgetting that it was their poor voting choices that made Cali what it is in the first place!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,048 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    Impressive if an Irish man can win in Texas, even with the vast amount of money behind him.


    Gillum is a black version of Jeremy Corbyn.

    His loss is not surprising in a state with a sizeable jewish population.

    Gwen Graham would've beaten DeSantis out the gate. But no, in a typical failure to pick their battles, the Dems pushed too progressive too early.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,263 ✭✭✭✭manual_man


    I had heard that ....

    And it is amusing in a way.

    Democrat run state, turned into a literal sh*t-hole with all the homelessness, public defecation and rampant TB.... so the whites pack up and move out, forgetting that it was their poor voting choices that made Cali what it is in the first place!

    It's frankly bizarre. Conversely some predict California could eventually turn red. LOL


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,091 ✭✭✭✭Rjd2


    Fox have called the house for the Dems supposedly.

    https://twitter.com/henryolsenEPPC/status/1059997377296195584


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,355 ✭✭✭✭rossie1977


    manual_man wrote: »
    Texas has changed massively demographically in recent years. A LOT have moved from California to Texas, so it wouldn't be entirely unexpected.

    I had heard that ....

    And it is amusing in a way.

    Democrat run state, turned into a literal sh*t-hole with all the homelessness, public defecation and rampant TB.... so the whites pack up and move out, forgetting that it was their poor voting choices that made Cali what it is in the first place!
    When Republicans governed Cali they created a giant debt crisis.

    Homeless problems is a national issue in the US not just California. You can live on the streets year round in California and not worry about freezing to death six months of the year or getting killed by a hurricane...that's why it's enticing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,263 ✭✭✭✭manual_man




  • Registered Users Posts: 24,048 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    manual_man wrote: »

    No need for the cap letters, its hardly a surprise outcome. Putting a check on Trump is job one.

    The news cycle will be all Mueller within the next couple of weeks. Its pretty clear Bob had no desire to be accused of doing a Comey anywhere near a polling day so in fairness to him he has run silent, run deep for the last 6 weeks or so.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,029 ✭✭✭hill16bhoy


    The maths are impossible now for Nelson in Florida.

    Stacey Abrams is a long way behind in Georgia.

    Democrats' Laura Kelly has taken the Kansas governorship. Kris Kobach is the highest profile Republican casualty so far tonight.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,029 ✭✭✭hill16bhoy


    MSNBC projects Texas for Cruz.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,962 ✭✭✭✭dark crystal


    hill16bhoy wrote: »
    MSNBC projects Texas for Cruz.


    F**k.


    I'm off to bed.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,231 ✭✭✭Jim Bob Scratcher


    Lyin Ted wins


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,048 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    I could never understand the optimism for some blue hipster taking a Senate seat in Texas.

    Apart from Austin and the Western border, the Lone Star state is as red as a Fire Engine crashing into a London Bus.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,029 ✭✭✭hill16bhoy


    10 days after 11 people were slaughtered by a white supremacist at a synagogue a few hundred miles down the road, actual Nazi and Holocaust denier Arthur Jones will get around 55,000 votes in his House race in Chicago, or around 26% of the vote.

    Republicans, eh?

    I'm sure his voters have "legitimate grivances", or something something.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,029 ✭✭✭hill16bhoy


    Larbre34 wrote: »
    I could never understand the optimism for some blue hipster taking a Senate seat in Texas.

    Apart from Austin and the Western border, the Lone Star state is as red as a Fire Engine crashing into a London Bus.

    Texas is the new North Belfast. It's always about 10 to 15 years away from flipping, and that'll still be the case in 10 to 15 years.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 ✭✭✭gar32


    2 horse race where very little difference no matter who wins.

    A new system needed where people vote on issue using the same tech as e voting in Estonia.

    Then people will have real democracy.


  • Posts: 17,378 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    So everything going as expected, but with less of a majority in the House?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,545 ✭✭✭Stacksofwacks


    Kind of disappointed with that. I had hoped there would be an outright rejection of all the craziness we have witnessed in the last 2 years. Even the last two weeks alone. Sure democrats have made some gains but nothing groundbreaking. The Trumpsters will see this as a win and take it into 2020.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,025 ✭✭✭vetinari


    Still a good night for the Democrats tbf. The Senate was always a big long shot.
    Winning the house is impressive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,545 ✭✭✭Stacksofwacks


    yeah but it could have been alot better, it depresses me to think how so many people could vote for a party led by this pyschotic buffoon


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,025 ✭✭✭vetinari


    True, but Trump had shown in 2016 that there's plenty of people in America like his xenophobia and racism.
    His base is very real. No matter what he does in the next 2 years, he'll still get at least 48% of the popular vote in 2020.


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  • Posts: 17,378 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Jesus, I almost feel bad for non-Americans who forget party allegiance. The spin that this was a vote for or against Trump was created to get out a contingent of lazy voters. It isn't real and the vast majority of Americans know that, because they understand that voters just go with party.


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