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Special election in Massachusetts sending democratic congressman Ed Markey did the US senate so -- -- Mark Sanford winning any.
Congressional seat in South Carolina one of these special rates is really mean.
For the upcoming mid term elections next year -- was for them back on the bluntly hey Ed Rollins Doug Schoen are political insiders.
So Doug armed.
It's a wash essentially between these two races does it portend any -- I think it portends a status quo election so far there's no -- there was no movement to that Democrats in South Carolina despite the fact that.
Mark Sanford is a flawed candidate.
-- -- Scott Brown phenomenon which we saw in 2010.
Did not reoccur in Massachusetts.
Ed Markey want a comfortable victory.
Tonight -- your take on I pretty much the same in the bottom line is -- -- last time because of the inferior candidate running -- them right mark Martha -- market Barkley was the establishment candidate and Massachusetts and he if you would have run it and I think it's the status collection I think the big issue here.
Is is a 40% drop off in midterm elections.
That -- and I thought wanna hit a couple of Supreme Court decisions.
One on -- -- the other on the voting rights act of 1965.
Spring court Johnson you know what the conditions are not the same today that they were in 1965 -- he view listen to President Obama.
He seems to think otherwise.
While the left has com and clung to these rulings for forty years or fifty years almost.
And they the idea of them being changed now and changing the rules of how politics are going to be run and monitor -- upset them.
Evelyn -- too bad the world has changed.
You know what's interesting -- music and black voter turnout in the south is now greater than white voter turnout.
Which would utterly belied -- president's argument that yes we still need.
The voting right.
But there are undeniably.
Some problems not only in the south throughout the country yes I'm all for opening up making it easier to vote.
To register in light but you're absolutely right.
We live in a different world I was in Mississippi in 1970 working for voting rights for a black candidate it's a different world now we're better for.
All four you know -- that is Freeport.
Down or do you know they turned down.
Don't mind the defense of marriage act which.
-- is fairly complicated with prop eight.
But the point here is that the Supreme Court made a ruling that now is going to be a political football.
No question it will.
Re energize the Christian right.
Who -- believe in traditional marriage.
Hated me it may rev up the in the gay community also the -- defended.
But I think what you -- do is see a lot of activists the combination of the Tea Party that we talked about earlier.
I think young voters basically.
Care about the voting right may get revved up an African American community.
But I would say -- a reenergize for two important is to do is these Republicans Tea Party and and -- Christian right.
I was gonna say about these two special races they're very early and wait before November 2014.
And I usually look at the passion differential in -- race which side is more ticked off.
Going into Tony fourteen -- protect.
My -- the right will be more ticked off these scandals happened ticked off the economy all that Obama I don't -- it.
Immigration definitely no matter what they're more -- especially with the president's approval just days that are the low forties -- -- lower.
That will energize the right and make it tougher.
For the Democrats to get their vote in Democrats have a candidate Hillary Clinton's we have -- in -- -- you take a look at do Republicans really have a viable candidate that -- challenger.
This point there isn't a candidate we got a long time to go.
And we will see campaign about and she won't be less viable by 26 to and then today she will be she's already going yeah well maybe if they actually do investigate and -- Latency.
Gentlemen thank you very much our political insiders John absolutely Ed Rollins filling in for packet -- Doug -- gentlemen thanks so much our political insiders every Monday 10:30 AM eastern.
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