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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.



    So sorry to hear that Nimby

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    The very people who demand the Dems do their bidding but refuse to turn out.
    I thought it was about Dems supporting equal rights and not about Dems being in the pocket of minority interests. Are you claiming that equal rights is not the issue and Dems merely fake interest in such because groups demand their bidding be done?


    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.
    Why bother with politics in such a state? I say hit the NFL threads.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    As you well know, mid-term % for voting for Dems is between 3 to 5 % lower than in Presidential years.
    I don't see any numbers that the GOP had any more votes this time than in 2010 but you may have.

    Dem constituencies simply didn't vote.
    However, I'm past this election cycle am now praying for the success of Sen. McConnell as I know you are.

    On the most very sad note, our young man who died had wonderful older sisters who I taught.
    Another one will live but is paralyzed.
    A third is in deep trouble with fluid on the brain and is in an induced coma.

    Last night in IL, we had very cold November rain--black ice sort of--rain on dry, gas-slicked roads that caused the accident.
    There's no comprehending a reason for this sort of thing happening time after time in my life with our kids for the last 38 years.
    We must now just move slowly forward one day at a time, rebuilding their confidence and preparing the kids for life after high school .


    So sorry to hear the sad news NIMBY!

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    All those professional politicians, and not a single one thought that was a good idea.


    Apparently, they were wrong! Huh?

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    The chemical name is Naloxone.
    It's a miracle drug that is booted into the muscle of the thigh for heroin overdose victims.
    If you get them within 30 minutes of the overdose, it completely reverses the effect of heroin.

    We also have a new law in Illinois called the "good Samaritan" law,
    where you don't get in trouble with the law for delivering overdosed victims to an emergency room.

    We now have a HERO program in Illinois begun by a 40-year Chicago policeman.
    He lost his last son to Heroin and has now dedicated his life to this most dangerous epidemic.

    The problem of course is the higher potency of today's H,
    the different drugs such as speed that H is now cut with creating the speed-ball effect,
    and the original culprit opiate oxycodone pharmaceutical .
    Couldn't find where you put the OP, but wanted to wish you the best of luck.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Electioneering versus legislation---Dems lost on both counts the last two years as per public perception.

    GOP pundits are now admitting they're amazed Dems didn't brag about the economy.
    Though you must have noticed how many conservatives still debated the economy in a negative way--that's politics and they won.

    GOPs started running anti-ACA ads last November and Dems allowed themselves to be defined for several months with no answer.
    Just like Hillary right now--the GOP is already off to a running start for 2016.

    IMHO, Dems are now reduced to trivial pursuit.
    Disorganized, Despondent and completely Defeated with no idea what to do.

    Just two short years after reelecting their own President with very short coattails.
    Even winning Dems ran selfish campaigns with an every man for himself attitude .


    Yes, I agree with you. I hope you are feeling a bit better... Such sad news.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Couldn't find where you put the OP, but wanted to wish you the best of luck.
    I wish God's speed to the new Majority Leader for the sake of our nation.
    I was very impressed with his news conference and watched it all intently.
    Mitch showed a great grasp of all the issues and I believe this is his dream job.

    I've been saying whoa to any Republican in DC who crosses the ML.
    He is also blessed with a wonderful partner in life who brings much to the table with her own expertise.
    I hope to be talking issues with you in the future for the betterment of our Nation.

    Tonight it has become very clear to me there is a complete separation between electioneering and legislative issues .
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    No OP--just needed to talk with people who I have posted with in the past with my sadness.

    Tried to include talk of McConnell in every post to at least speak to the thread.
    I have a gut feeling he will do a great job and will squash anyone who gets in his way, either party .

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Couldn't find where you put the OP, but wanted to wish you the best of luck.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Electioneering versus legislation---Dems lost on both counts the last two years as per public perception.

    GOP pundits are now admitting they're amazed Dems didn't brag about the economy.
    Though you must have noticed how many conservatives still debated the economy in a negative way--that's politics and they won.

    GOPs started running anti-ACA ads last November and Dems allowed themselves to be defined for several months with no answer.
    Just like Hillary right now--the GOP is already off to a running start for 2016.

    IMHO, Dems are now reduced to trivial pursuit.
    Disorganized, Despondent and completely Defeated with no idea what to do.

    Just two short years after reelecting their own President with very short coattails.
    Even winning Dems ran selfish campaigns with an every man for himself attitude .


    Yes, I agree with you. I hope you are feeling a bit better... Such sad news.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Hell look at races like North Carolina, Iowa, and Colorado, where Superpacs spent more money (2014 Outside Spending, by Super PAC) bashing Republicans but they still lost. What money does is bring exposure to a candidate, and in that case it can sway an election most assuredly. Lastly though, as that link I sent you illustrates, despite all the hand wringing Democrats do, money at this point is pretty even, with both sides having their big money. Put it to you another way, if me and you both have enough money to support our candidates by and put out equal number of TV ads, then it's not so much about the ads but their effectiveness isn't it?

    Bottom line, this election came down to how you feel Obama is doing, plain and simple. In 2016, it'll be about how the Republicans are doing.
    Well, in Iowa, millions more was spent on the GOP effort, but obviously that isn't really the point.

    Again, much of what you say is all well and good, but you have to remember that sometimes inaction is what is beneficial to the big donors. Increased federal oversight in certain areas (for example, the bills that went after for-profit colleges and were killed in committee) is bad for business, and a lot of it is guys like the Koch Bros trying to make sure that there aren't any new laws or regulations that will slow down their profits. How do you think health insurance went unchanged for decades, even as it became the most expensive and one of the least efficient health care systems in the world? People tend to get addicted to pork.

    I never said that money ensures that you'll win an election. I also never said that anti-Obama sentiment played no part in the election results. I just said that it's partly a big joke and the men and women in congress aren't working for us at all.
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