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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Simply put, Democrats failed to distance themselves from Obama. Politically, he is toxic.
    It actually has become traditional for two term presidents to serve the last two years of their office with the opposing party controlling both houses. It happened to Reagan, Bush, and Clinton.

    Just review history and the voters do this swing from one side to the other only to find out that it doesn't change their personal lives.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    I want to give kudos and congrats to Americans on the right for coming out and being counted last night. The full repudiation of the Obama era is now complete. Any attempts now by Obama to govern by fiat will simply be the last gasps of a tired despot who will go down in history as an unmitigated disaster.

    It should also be noted that many people on the right also came out in "red" states and supported some "progressive" initiatives, such as raising the minimum wage. This reflects on a general public that is more bipartisan than many of the politicians who govern them.

    Finally, I'm personally looking forward to the next couple of years to see what happens. Republicans now have a very valuable opportunity to work in a more bipartisan way to get some things done. Americans have already repudiated Obama - if congress can get some initiatives passed and even if Obama doesn't support them, the public will be on the side of congress and not Obama. How Republicans act in the next two years will go a long way to determining who wins the White House in 2016.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I want to give kudos and congrats to Americans on the right for coming out and being counted last night. The full repudiation of the Obama era is now complete. Any attempts now by Obama to govern by fiat will simply be the last gasps of a tired despot who will go down in history as an unmitigated disaster.

    It should also be noted that many people on the right also came out in "red" states and supported some "progressive" initiatives, such as raising the minimum wage. This reflects on a general public that is more bipartisan than many of the politicians who govern them.

    Finally, I'm personally looking forward to the next couple of years to see what happens. Republicans now have a very valuable opportunity to work in a more bipartisan way to get some things done. Americans have already repudiated Obama - if congress can get some initiatives passed and even if Obama doesn't support them, the public will be on the side of congress and not Obama. How Republicans act in the next two years will go a long way to determining who wins the White House in 2016.
    While the Republicans have to be careful how they act...say, if they come out all gangbusters against Obamacare, that would be a bad thing...a lot also depends on how the Congressional Democrats end up reacting to whatever the Republicans try to send to Obama. That's the big question in my mind right now.

    Will the Democrats...and Obama...try to work with the Republicans? Or will they be obstructionists?
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    How Republicans act in the next two years will go a long way to determining who wins the White House in 2016.
    And how do you think the Republicans should act?

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    They would have had to start after the 2008 election, once it was obvious what an insane ideologue he is. They should have thrown Reid out of the Senate long ago for running interference for Obama.
    If the Republicans hadn't nominated a crazy person to run against Reid, he would have been toast in 2010.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    And how do you think the Republicans should act?
    Reince Priebus's "11 GOP Principles for America" might be a place to start.
    https://www.gop.com/rnc-chairman-rei...rican-renewal/

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    And now the run for the 2016 Election start! The no do Congress will continue.. why? Because the person who signs the laws is Obama, and as we have seen from the last 6 years, the GOP dont want to give Obama a victory no matter what.. even if that means they have to do a 180 on policies. And already from just skimming this mornings relative lax coverage here in Europe (than usual), the divisions between the radical Tea Party Evangelical morons and the more traditional GOPers (that are still around) are showing...
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    No third party candidate aside from Lucas Overby got more than 5% of the vote this year, despite promising polls.

    Amendment 2 failed in Florida, despite it's rabid popularity in the area.

    Republicans gained the senate and retained the house, despite their low approval ratings.

    WTF happened out there? I don't think I've ever been more disappointed in the American electorate...

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    If the Republicans hadn't nominated a crazy person to run against Reid, he would have been toast in 2010.
    Kobie, tell us what political party you support. Cause it sounds like the dems.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 29A View Post
    Reince Priebus's "11 GOP Principles for America" might be a place to start.
    https://www.gop.com/rnc-chairman-rei...rican-renewal/
    Are ou answering for CJ, as it pertains to Americans? I will ask him, and if you have something to add, please do homeslice.

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