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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    Tell me what does Elizabeth Warren say that bugs you so much? Cruz is another Daryll Idea!
    Dam I hate this spell check thingy....that would be Issa.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    Well maybe the Democratic candidates should not have distanced themselves so much from President Obama. They should have embraced the policies that they voted and agreed on. They only hurt themselves IMO..
    Obama, himself, finds it hard to embrace the policies he and his Democrat buddies inflicted upon America. How do you expect those others...especially the ones who voted along with him...to embrace them?
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Many reasons but amongst them, it strengthens the party.


    A rift in the party strengthens it?

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    She's a statist worm. That's enough for me to hate her.


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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    Tell me what does Elizabeth Warren say that bugs you so much? Cruz is another Daryll Idea!
    Maybe its her high cheekbones or her discredited neo-marxist fail? And btw, Issa is my congressional rep and I enjoy voting for him.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    Well maybe the Democratic candidates should not have distanced themselves so much from President Obama.
    They should have embraced the policies that they voted and agreed on. They only hurt themselves IMO..
    Absolutely on Dems running from their own President--just as GOPs did with Bush in 2006.

    You didn't hear all the losing Senate and Governor candidates comparing the economies of 2014 and 2008.

    And DuNCe chief Wasserman-Schultz was worse than VA Sen. Kaine was as chief for the 2010 disaster, if that's possible.

    There doesn't appear to be any clean way to rid ourselves of Pelosi and Reid.
    We may as well have our own civil war.

    Even if Landrieu loses her run-off in Louisiana, she'll teach DEMs how to fight again .
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    She's a statist worm. That's enough for me to hate her.
    Agreed.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    As far as their influence in politics, again the reason they have this much money is generally speaking they've made a lot of smart decisions. I mean if it was easy to be a billionaire, You have some exceptions of course like with everything, but overall, these are business leaders who know their stuff. Lastly on this point, the money raised on both sides is pretty even without favoring one party or the other. Hell if the Right has the Kochs, the Left has Soros and Buffet... that evens things out a lot wouldn't you say?

    My solution to all of this is term limits. In my experience, the only politician with a spine is one that isn't running for re-election. And it has the side effect of also solving your special interest thing because well, no money to be gained eh?
    While much of what you're saying has some merit, it's not really on point (at least in response to what I was saying). My point isn't that billionaires are the problem. My point is that our congress has devolved into a group of people who are working for bureaucrats, billionaires, and special interest groups. Not people. While you might not think that funneling millions of dollars into a congressional campaign has much influence in the outcome, the congressmen themselves disagree. That's why they vote the way their donors want them to vote.

    That's the problem right there. Term limits would help to some degree, but you'd still have entire parties owned in part by certain unions, or corporations, or members of the executive branch. Campaign finance reform is what fixes some of that. Then there's no reward for voting against a bill that would fine the Koch Brothers for emitting 7 million tonnes of poison directly into the ozone (that's not a real example in case you were preparing to argue that point).

    I'm also not saying that the Koch Brothers won the senate for the GOP. While that may be somewhat true, all I'm saying that whoever has control is doomed to be despised because they don't actually try to work for average Americans. The only support they get is from the "lesser of two evils" crowd and the thoroughly brainwashed. It would be nice to see a real effort to break the chains, but nobody wants to spoil a good thing. A good thing for members of congress, that is, and one of the worst things in the history of this country for you and me.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Obama, himself, finds it hard to embrace the policies he and his Democrat buddies inflicted upon America. How do you expect those others...especially the ones who voted along with him...to embrace them?


    Sorry, but that makes no sense!

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    Dam I hate this spell check thingy....that would be Issa.
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