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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    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.
    Doubtful. The Senate works on a different dynamic than the House. They will be positioning themselves to get back the WH, not polarizing the public with redherrings. What will likely happen is that they will push more centrist legislation with twists that draw the veto or the filabuster so they can claim the highground as trying bipartisanship for 2016.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    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.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Based on voting record and overall popularity/notoriety. The national contest will be popularity contest that they would fail.
    The national contest is one for electoral votes. the ability to put Wisconsin in play and Ohio in the bag is huge.


    To be fair, I don't think Kasich can win the nomination.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Thing is Rob, I'm not gloating. Not in the least.

    If the Republicans can't get their **** together, it may very well wok out like what you are describing.

    Sure, I'm hoping not, for the sake of the country, but I don't deny that it isn't a possibility.

    If anything, there's far more work ahead given this positive result. A small win, as you've said, but it's one to build on. Let's see if they can do it.
    If they do win over the senate I don't think it will be all clown car. They will be expected to get stuff done so I think compromise will be bigger then than it is now just to get anything done. Right now the GOP can blame the senate for not getting things done. Won't be the case if they gain control.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    I'm watching Chris Matthews, it's awesome. In response to the IL governors race he literally said, disgustedly, "unbelievable".
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Turtleman (no relation) gave a classy speech saying Alison Losergrun Grimes ran a great race and she earned his respect. She had a rather bitter "concession" speech where she never mentioned Mitch McConnell nor did she wish him well

    she proved again she was a lightweight twit and even the usually Dem Cheerleaders on CBS noted she got thrashed in a surprising bit of ass whipping in a race that was supposed to be a nail biter
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    GOPs have seven Senators from Blue states up for reelection in 2016.
    They'll be lucky to get 50 votes on Cruz-type legislation.
    Wait until Scalise from the House gives Mitch fits .

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    Of course a very low voter turnout midterm election sounds like mandate to you.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Of course a very low voter turnout midterm election sounds like mandate to you.
    Pelosi was sure in 06, so it must be, no.

    One can only guess where she put her gavel.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I hope Ernst pulls it off somehow - I like her feisty attitude!
    She has closed to within 5,000 with 47% reporting. I want to see who wins in North Carolina before I hit the hay. I forecast Hagan. Tillis is up with 96% reporting. So far the only thing I missed was Georgia going to a runoff, but I had Perdue winning in January.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I'm watching Chris Matthews, it's awesome. In response to the IL governors race he literally said, disgustedly, "unbelievable".
    what happened there-looking at local races now
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