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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread [W:517]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Doesn't that mean if the Republicans can convince just a few Democrats to come along they can, with 60 votes, veto any Executive Orders Obama attempts? I doubt many Democrats would side with Obama, given what we've seen so far.
    Heya Grant. We can Override BO's Veto with 2/3rds Majority of the States, and the House and Senate. We have 33 states and 2 pending. We also have 66 state legislatures out of 99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Grant. We can Override BO's Veto with 2/3rds Majority of the States, and the House and Senate. We have 33 states and 2 pending. We also have 66 state legislatures out of 99.
    No need for the states to override a veto. Two-thirds in House & Senate does the trick.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread [W:517]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Hi MMC. Thanks for that info because I wasn't sure. But even 2/3, given the distance Democrats removed themselves from Obama during the campaign, and that he is also a 'lame duck', may not be out of reach.


    Yeah, and with what the WSJ put out today over Iran. Looks like he will be starting off with some trouble.

    (4) If the GOP takes Louisiana as expected, and if Maine independent Angus King decides to caucus with Republicans -- which he's reportedly open to doing -- the party will control 55 seats in January. Republicans were at a 60-40 disadvantage in the upper chamber as recently as early 2010. That's a breathtaking turnaround, mirroring Democrats' Senate gains from 2004 to 2008. Question: Might Sen. Joe Manchin be thinking about pulling a Jim Jeffords and switching parties, given what just happened in his state? That would be 56.....snip~


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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread [W:517]

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Grant. We can Override BO's Veto with 2/3rds Majority of the States, and the House and Senate. We have 33 states and 2 pending. We also have 66 state legislatures out of 99.
    Thanks for that MMC! I was obviously unclear on the system. I do feel that most Democrats will continue to distance themselves from Obama, given his 'lame duck' status. It's going to be tough to avoid investigating the accumulated scandals as well.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread [W:517]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    You mean 06 right? In 08 he was leaving... or were you talking about the same guy?
    Yes, '06, but they had the same advantage in '08.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I haven't seen any numbers outside of what CNN posted. I suppose it will be awhile before the total votes are complied. Apparently you have a lot more faith in McConnell than I do. McConnell probably will have 6 months to accomplish what can be accomplished and then the Presidential election season will be in full bloom. But that is life.
    The Linc you liked from Politico would defend the ability of the Majority Leader to be successful in moving our Nation off of obstruction.
    The theatrics of Boehner being bad cop today and McConnell being good cop yesterday are irrelevant.

    I find it ironic that Congress/Senate reconvenes the day after Veteran's day.
    I look for Mitch to have a fast-moving agenda--forcing Reid to take half a loaf on areas of compromise during the lame-duck.
    Certainly the omnibus--sounds like a new Iraqi forces agreement--one day at a time .
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    I am so sorry to hear that Nimby, and my sincere condolences. We may have deeply held opinions here and harangue each other regularly but this is a trivial hobby and time filler for most. It is not the real world you and your family have recently suffered through. Heartfelt best wishes to all of you. Grant
    After reacting angrily election night, mostly due to my own Democrats not voting, it's time to get about the business of the Nation.
    My nature is to be too gullible and believe in the goodness of our Leaders, in this case McConnell.

    I believe him to be the right man at the right time to be a great Majority Leader.
    He will marginalize the House, which will rubber-stamp the agreements he gets with his buddy Biden along with Obama.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    I am so sorry to hear that Nimby, and my sincere condolences. We may have deeply held opinions here and harangue each other regularly but this is a trivial hobby and time filler for most. It is not the real world you and your family have recently suffered through. Heartfelt best wishes to all of you. Grant
    Since I don't have my own children, losing our high school kids in all the ways we lose them may affect me more.
    Being a type A personality doesn't help--but the kids still give my life purpose with tutoring and coaching even being retired.

    Trust me when I tell you that I am affected in real life in a positive way by what happens on DP when it is good.
    As you can tell, I am also affected in internet life in a positive way wen I am hurting from real life.

    I so want the gridlock and hate in this Nation to go away.
    Chalk that up to being an Air Force brat born in England.

    The segment by Megyn Kelly questioning Sen. Sessions just now was pretty good on immigration.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    The Linc you liked from Politico would defend the ability of the Majority Leader to be successful in moving our Nation off of obstruction.
    The theatrics of Boehner being bad cop today and McConnell being good cop yesterday are irrelevant.

    I find it ironic that Congress/Senate reconvenes the day after Veteran's day.
    I look for Mitch to have a fast-moving agenda--forcing Reid to take half a loaf on areas of compromise during the lame-duck.
    Certainly the omnibus--sounds like a new Iraqi forces agreement--one day at a time .
    Taking it one day at a time is the only way to go. I have a grand daughter who was born on Veteran's Day. The only birthday of the grand kids I remember.
    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: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    My quick takeaway on elections is that 2014 was 2010 on steroids--minorities, young people and women didn't vote.
    The very people who demand the Dems do their bidding but refuse to turn out.

    Why should Obama give away the rest of the party for people who won't vote?
    Again, I believe this is legacy time for Majority Leader McConnell.

    I finish with tears in my eyes as we just lost a student last night driving and two more are in critical condition according to my wife who just called me.
    My most sincere condolences NIMBY



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