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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Not sure, surprising. now with 31% it is Braley 193,000 Ernst 171,000. But North Carolina is still out in the east, Warner has taken the lead in Virginia with 92% in. Georgia, my home state didn't go to a runoff as I expected. Republican Perdue wins. GOP has 5 net pick up. Iowa and Alaska yet to come. Kansas, Roberts leads with 55% of the vote in. With Louisiana runoff in December which will go Republican I think it is fairly safe to say the GOP will control the senate.
    I hope Ernst pulls it off somehow - I like her feisty attitude!

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Dems opened the door to the nuclear option. Repubs will now make them regret that. In addition, all those Repub House bills will now be brought forward in the Senate. Dems could not filibuster them all even if they were inclined to do so.
    Dems did not open that door. Repubs started that "nuclear option" talk under Gingrich. TBH... I hope they do blow up the filibuster. Let it die and let it stay dead.
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Dems opened the door to the nuclear option. Repubs will now make them regret that. In addition, all those Repub House bills will now be brought forward in the Senate. Dems could not filibuster them all even if they were inclined to do so.
    Sounds like its mandate time.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    prolly...

    And then they'll prolly get a huge dose of their own medicine with nonstop filibustering of everything they wish to do and nothing will ever leave the senate which would then be vetoed anyway.

    Gridlock before... gridlock after.
    Probably, but if the GOP prevails, those 300 plus passed House bills will be brought to the floor and debated. Not necessarily passed. It will be the Democrats turn to filibuster and of course the presidents veto.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Dems opened the door to the nuclear option. Repubs will now make them regret that. In addition, all those Repub House bills will now be brought forward in the Senate. Dems could not filibuster them all even if they were inclined to do so.
    Even so, I really, really hope that the Senate Republicans don't use the nuclear option, or at least don't over use it.

    I don't see the gain in doing so. The Senate Democrats lost much of the electorate support, such as we are seeing the result of here, by doing so, IMHO.

    Better to leave your opponent a chance to save face, and him knowing that you've allowed him to do so. Next time around, he'll do the same for you, or at least may be in a more negotiating mood for it. It's better for the process of governing.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I can smell the vinegar from here. It stinks.
    uhhh... no. What you smell is your own gloating. Had you read any of my posts on this election earlier you'd know I was hoping the GOP take over the senate. It will provide a scenario where the GOP blows up in 2016 all while getting nothing done for two years for not being able to surpass a filibuster or a veto if they did.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Enjoy your "smaller than it should have been" victory.
    The next two Senate terms will be disasters for the GOP.
    Not to mention the clown car in the 2016 GOP Presidential Primary .

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    Kansas and Colorado were both surprises to me!
    Kansas was a bit of a nail-biter, but as a Coloradan here on the ground, Gardner's victory was expected.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Dems did not open that door. Repubs started that "nuclear option" talk under Gingrich. TBH... I hope they do blow up the filibuster. Let it die and let it stay dead.
    Repubs never enacted a nuclear option. Harry Reid did. Repubs will probably hold it in reserve as a threat. They will be able to repeatedly confront the Dems with legislation and compel negotiations. As well, Harry Reid will no longer be able to protect the WH by shutting down the Senate.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Wow. It looks solid, too.
    Yeah, it seems just a matter of whether it is 51 or 52 or 53.
    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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