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    Re: Election night 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    I know the thread title doesn't match but it's two seperate elections that I wanted to address...

    NBC News projects Chris Christie will win New Jersey Governor's race

    BREAKING: NBC News projects Democrat Terry McAuliffe to win Virginia governor’s race

    Second story isn't linked because its so new that the headline is all there is. No story yet.
    Hey guy, I was listening to Larry Sabato of the Univeristy of Virginia and politico analyst awhile ago. It seems the voters of Virginia went for a Democrat for Governor and then elected 67 republicans out of a 100 to their house of delegates. That definatelly sends mix signals as to what the election of McAuliffe means. McAuliffe will have to work with a legislature that is 2-1 republican. That maybe a real hard task or maybe he will develope into another Christie and learn to work with the oppisite party. If McAuliffe doesn't work with them, the republican house of delegates he will be for a very rough time.

    The Virginia senate wasn't for election this year and is tied at 20-20. Should be interesting times for McAuliffe.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Election night 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    You need to find better talking points sources. Since 1977, Virginia elected as Governor Doug Wilder, Chuck Robb, Mark Warner, and Tim Kaine all democrats that I can recall just off the top of my head.
    My bad, was quoting ABC news online, said first time a governor from the president's party was elected in Virginia since 1977.

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    Re: Election night 2013

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    McAuliffe didn't get 50% of the vote thus more people voted against him than voted for him. It took a third party candidate to assure his election and the fact remains the Republican was outspent 3 to 1 and still he wins by 2%. Keep re-writing history, Pb
    Per Larry Sabato, University of Virginia the people of Virginia elected McAuliffe and turn around and elected 67 republican state legislatures to their house of delegates which total 100. The democrats will be outnumbered their by 2-1. I think this election for governor speaks more of the dislike of Cuccinelli than the like of McAullife.

    But in two pre election polls, both showed Sarvis taking more votes from McAullife than Cuccinelli. Virginia is in for some interesting times. Either he leans to work with the other party like Christie has or he accomplishes nothing.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Election night 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    I know the thread title doesn't match but it's two seperate elections that I wanted to address...

    NBC News projects Chris Christie will win New Jersey Governor's race

    BREAKING: NBC News projects Democrat Terry McAuliffe to win Virginia governor’s race

    Second story isn't linked because its so new that the headline is all there is. No story yet.
    This says a lot about today's small r party when someone/McAuliffe who rented out the Lincoln bedroom during the Clinton administration for fundraising can win over their, candidate/Cuccinelli.
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    Re: Election night 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    That is your opinion but I doubt that anyone who served our country would classify themselves as a "progressive" but if you did, thank you for your service. I know a lot of military men and women turning over in their graves with your attitude now. The economy didn't fall apart. How were you hurt by this recession? You bought the media spin and the Obama rhetoric and the question is why? Those that bought homes they couldn't afford on interest rates that were variable and then were forced to sell were indeed hurt. over 22 million unemployed/under employed/discouraged workers TODAY are still in a recession due to poor economic policies of Obama. I forgot nothing TARP was pushed by Bush and supported by Obama. TARP was a loan most of which was paid back, TARP was used by Obama to take over GM/Chrysler and still hasn't been paid back. TARP repayments were recycled by Obama into other feel good liberal social programs and we have the worst recovery on record due to liberal economic policies as the results show. You see you measure success by results, something you and others want to ignore. My stats do indeed tell all the facts, you want to ignore them. Suggest you learn how to research and to think. Tell me what facts today don't tell all the facts? tell me what Obama economic policy was a success? Tell me why we still have so many unemployed/under employed/discouraged workers 5 years after Obama took office? Tell me why the labor force hasn't kept up with population growth? Tell me how Obamacare benefits job creation? You served our country, but what country did you serve, the entitlement country or the freedom of choice country?
    That you don't think a veteran with scars from service can be anything but radical right is on you... I can't control that. Vets are always spinning in their graves according to some...

    Oh the CON game continues... IF ONLY the hit was taken by those who over-extended themselves buying a home... No Sir, the True CON game was those mortgages were bundled up and sold around the world as grade AAA bonds when they were crap sandwiches. The fallout shook the financial world and collapsed the stock market. The implosion in the financial world threw many Americans out of work as secondary businesses lost businesses.

    TARP I was PASSED by BushII, you seem to be CONvoluting history. The collapsed economy worldwide put millions out of work... no 'policy' of Obama's did so... name them if you can! No credit was available for building, business, homes, etc. There was no way to know just what the assets of the bonds was really worth so no one was extending credit as they needed every dime to cover the ongoing losses.

    It is stunning that some can sit there and claim the economy was just peachy until Obama took office....

    When i served i didn't ask which 'country' I was serving. Seems those who didn't serve try and make that point. I served MY country, that was enough. Now I am all for free choice, but that doesn't mean the 'every man for himself' mantra.

    The labor force has had a very tough time keeping up with population growth- BushII didn't produce high paying jobs but rather good paying jobs were being lost and low paying jobs substituted. Our economy is changing, no internal policy affects China and India rising in manufacturing and Information services. Your CON 'logic' would lament the loss of buggy whip makers as the nation shifted from man and horse power rural economies to machines and cities.

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    Re: Election night 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Donc View Post
    This says a lot about today's small r party when someone/McAuliffe who rented out the Lincoln bedroom during the Clinton administration for fundraising can win over their, candidate/Cuccinelli.
    Both parties have become smaller over the years. There was a time between 1932-1960 when more than half of the Americans identified/associated themselves with the Democratic Party and the Republican Party stuck at around 26%. But party affiliation is dynamic and ever in flux. By 1980, the year Reagan was elected 42% of Americans identified with the Democrats and 28% with Republicans. When 2000 rolled around those numbers were 32% identifying with the Democrats and the same 28% with the GOP. Almost even.

    The latest party identification per Gallup was 3-5 October of 2013 which showed 30% identifying themselves with the Democrats and 20% with the Republicans. Just some history here. What is really interesting was the years between 1932-1960 only 18% of the electorate identified themselves as independent. Today that number is up to 47% as per Gallup in its 3-5 October poll.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Election night 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Per Larry Sabato, University of Virginia the people of Virginia elected McAuliffe and turn around and elected 67 republican state legislatures to their house of delegates which total 100. The democrats will be outnumbered their by 2-1. I think this election for governor speaks more of the dislike of Cuccinelli than the like of McAullife.

    But in two pre election polls, both showed Sarvis taking more votes from McAullife than Cuccinelli. Virginia is in for some interesting times. Either he leans to work with the other party like Christie has or he accomplishes nothing.
    Since McAullife is a long-time Clinton devotee, we can expect him to follow their guidebook.

    It is noteworthy that the voters overwhelmingly chose Republican legislators by a 2-to-1 margin, though. Is this an attempt to have balance in their elected officialdom, or do they trust the Repubs to be more responsible with their tax dollars? Interesting...

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    Re: Election night 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Both parties have become smaller over the years. There was a time between 1932-1960 when more than half of the Americans identified/associated themselves with the Democratic Party and the Republican Party stuck at around 26%. But party affiliation is dynamic and ever in flux. By 1980, the year Reagan was elected 42% of Americans identified with the Democrats and 28% with Republicans. When 2000 rolled around those numbers were 32% identifying with the Democrats and the same 28% with the GOP. Almost even.

    The latest party identification per Gallup was 3-5 October of 2013 which showed 30% identifying themselves with the Democrats and 20% with the Republicans. Just some history here. What is really interesting was the years between 1932-1960 only 18% of the electorate identified themselves as independent. Today that number is up to 47% as per Gallup in its 3-5 October poll.
    Thas' alright.....we have history and all those civilizations that Progressed to Extinction.....as a Road Map of what not to do. ....

    Afternoon Pero. Hey we have a thread up on Georgia's SYG Law. Like to get your take on it.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/law-an...itutional.html

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    Re: Election night 2013

    notquiteright;1062513264]That you don't think a veteran with scars from service can be anything but radical right is on you... I can't control that. Vets are always spinning in their graves according to some...
    No, but the military personnel seem to understand freedom a lot more than you do apparently and that includes freedom to fail. The military personnel I know also understand that results matter. That is a concept you seem to not understand.

    Oh the CON game continues... IF ONLY the hit was taken by those who over-extended themselves buying a home... No Sir, the True CON game was those mortgages were bundled up and sold around the world as grade AAA bonds when they were crap sandwiches. The fallout shook the financial world and collapsed the stock market. The implosion in the financial world threw many Americans out of work as secondary businesses lost businesses.
    The military personnel I know understand personal responsibility as well. You don't seem to grasp the concept. Still waiting for you to tell me how this recession hurt you and your family?

    TARP I was PASSED by BushII, you seem to be CONvoluting history. The collapsed economy worldwide put millions out of work... no 'policy' of Obama's did so... name them if you can! No credit was available for building, business, homes, etc. There was no way to know just what the assets of the bonds was really worth so no one was extending credit as they needed every dime to cover the ongoing losses.
    I see, so never in history have been people lost their jobs during a recession. How old were you during the 81-82 recession? The difference between the two is leadership or in this one the lack of it. What TARP did and Obama promoted was the continuation of rewarding bad behavior. Were it not for the Fed pumping 85 billion dollars a month into the economy this economy would really be tanking and will soon. What economic policy did Obama implement that improved banking behavior?

    It is stunning that some can sit there and claim the economy was just peachy until Obama took office....
    Please post where I said that? The problem is the recovery or lack of recovery that you want to ignore. I keep asking the question and you keep dodging it, name for me a successful Obama economic policy that helps the private sector?

    When i served i didn't ask which 'country' I was serving. Seems those who didn't serve try and make that point. I served MY country, that was enough. Now I am all for free choice, but that doesn't mean the 'every man for himself' mantra.
    You served our country and now want to destroy it by promoting the entitlement society. I found most military people fought for our freedom to choose and that includes choosing the fail.

    The labor force has had a very tough time keeping up with population growth- BushII didn't produce high paying jobs but rather good paying jobs were being lost and low paying jobs substituted. Our economy is changing, no internal policy affects China and India rising in manufacturing and Information services. Your CON 'logic' would lament the loss of buggy whip makers as the nation shifted from man and horse power rural economies to machines and cities.
    So here we are 5 years after Bush left office and it is still Bush's fault that Obama hasn't done anything to improve the economy or the labor force? I don't think Bush had a thing to do with all the part time jobs being created under Obama and the fact that there are 7.9 million long term part time jobs now held by people who want full time jobs according to the BLS.

    your continued support of the entitlement society and victim mentality is quite telling. Helping people that truly need help is America, but promoting a bigger, massive central govt. never was and will never succeed.

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    Re: Election night 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You know Macaulliffe is anti-coal don't you? Just wait and see.
    Feelings aside of the Cooch (inelli), I think McCauliffe is crooked man. He reeks of it. I don't have any evidence for that or anything. I just feel it for some reason. We'll see though. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt until he proves it.
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