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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

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    Even ole Eddy thinks this puts Walker up in Presidential contention.
    Ed looks so happy!

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

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    I thought that the Personhood Bill would drag him down, but apparently it didn't.
    Gardner succeeded in deflecting that issue by recanting his position, by coming out for over-the-counter birth control and Udall went too far with the war on women.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    I thought that the Personhood Bill would drag him down, but apparently it didn't.
    Yeah, the War on Women seems to have jumped the shark / fallen flat a bit this go-round.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

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    Thank you for the good news. Its hammer time.
    Republican Rauner will be the next Governor from Michigan! Michigan! WOW!

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Control of the Senate is important and all, but I think everyone's missing the possibly even more important follow up.

    The governorships.

    The governorships are where presidents, good presidents, good leaders come from.

    Not from the house. Not from the Senate. No the cabinet. The governorships.

    Senate and House offices are legislative positions with legislative experience to be had. Important yes, but not the experience and skills it takes to be a good president. A leader.

    This comes from being a The Governor. A good Governor. And multiple states in dire straights have been turned around by Republican Governors in recent years, each potentially poised to run, a good run, in 2016 or 2020.
    Disinformation campaign? The Russian collusion meme pushed by the 'news' media, behaving as a political propaganda organ, hell bent to destroy a legitimately elected president to implement his agenda per the votes of the same electorate. Reference The Big Lie Reference Goebbels

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    I'd like to see the filibuster blown up. I don't care if the GOP or the Dems do it. The people vote for a party to lead. Let them lead. If the people don't like the direction, that is what the next election is for. just my opinion but I'd rather see direction rather than the directionless which is what the filibuster provides.
    I am headed for bed, I will explain why I think the filibuster should be kept tomorrow.
    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 Perotista View Post
    Yeah, ABC just announced Tillis as the winner. I missed that one. Time for bed, this was all I was waiting on.
    It was fun!

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I'm glad to see you hanging in there and not running like GOPs did from their brand since 2006.
    The election map could have been won blind-folded--we'll see how smart they are in 2016.

    Of course Mitch will ask for straight-up-and-down votes as he did last decade--or threaten the nuclear option on legislation.
    The GOP invented the nuclear option but some posters keep lying about it .
    Let the filibuster die. Then 1 of two things will happen...

    1) they front a bunch of hullabaloo nutjob policies that make them look bad then get shot down with a veto, OR
    2) They do some compromising with dems to get anything done that would be good enough not to get vetoed.

    **** the filibuster. Let the people decide.
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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

    I've discussed this in other threads but a Republican majority goes a couple of possible ways...

    The Republicans refuse to seek to gain any democratic support and pass full on 100% conservative legislation, that gets filibustered by the Democrats and nothing ever really happens for two years.
    -----> Results: Republicans possibly take a hit at being too ideological and the country once again gets fed up with the party in control of congress

    The Republicans seek to gain some democratic support in the senate, but small numbers, while still pushing primarily core conservative ideas. They still largely get filibustered by Democrats, or vetoed the few times they get enough to hit 60, and nothing ever really happens for two years.
    -----> Results: The Republicans shed the "party of no" label with it applying to Democrats more due to the "recency effect" of things. Nothing really happens, but this allows a lot of the things (like Obamacare) that were issues this year to still be issues 2 years later because the filibustering Democratic senate kept them from doing anything despite garnering some democratic support.

    The Republicans completely go jelly spend and massively compromise, largely pushing Democratic desired legislation but trying to do it in a "conservative" way. Some things gain democratic support and pass, other stuff gets filibustered by not going "center" enough.
    -----> Results: The republican base gets disgusted at the republicans in congress, causing low turnout from the base during the 2016 elections. Meanwhile democrats are invigorated to go out and get try to take things back because congress isn't going "Far enough" and they see it as feasible to get control back

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Control of the Senate is important and all, but I think everyone's missing the possibly even more important follow up.

    The governorships.

    The governorships are where presidents, good presidents, good leaders come from.

    Not from the house. Not from the Senate. No the cabinet. The governorships.

    Senate and House offices are legislative positions with legislative experience to be had. Important yes, but not the experience and skills it takes to be a good president. A leader.

    This comes from being a The Governor. A good Governor. And multiple states in dire straights have been turned around by Republican Governors in recent years, each potentially poised to run, a good run, in 2016 or 2020.
    Agreed, a strong executive has historically made the best candidates and POTUS. Lest we get another Kerry or Obama.

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