While happy with the election returns of course, I also admit to some serious apprehension. The GOP is dealing with an ideologically extreme, narcissistic, incompetent in the White House. Newt Gingrich and the GOP reformers put into power in 1994 had six years to turn it around and were dealing with Bill Clinton who did have some intelligence and leadership/management skills and who desperately needed a legacy after the Monica fiasco. So after several vetoes, he saw the wisdom of building a legacy by agreeing to the GOP's concept of tax reform, welfare reform, and a balanced budget. And it saved his presidency.
The current GOP newly in power has only two years to accomplish the same thing and have to do it with Obama in the White House and a much more incompetent and ideologically focused media reporting to the public. And if they don't accomplish some major improvement in those two years they will be punished.
Hillary Clinton has not one single thing on her resume that she can point to as a qualification to be President. But neither did Obama.
"I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776
You're the only one of the posters on my notifications I am responding to at this moment.
None of them has a clue why.
I'm watching Larry Sabato with Wolf Blizter on CNN right now plus others.
I hope gloating from people like Rand Paul on all of the "Clinton losers" is the first shot of the 2016 election.
I noticed a few days ago when you were secure in McConnell taking over--that you began to bash him.
Your feelings on the filibuster play into that--always have the minority have their "rights"
I hurt today but I won't walk away from my Democratic party like
Republicans have done for the last eight years until they rediscovered who they were last night.
I'm out to the great outdoors right now and the Sun to help my local committeeman pick up signs.
With comments as I just saw from RNC chief Priebus gloating and bashing Obama,
the bad part of me hopes Obama and the DEMs stymie the GOP every step of the way just as they did to us.
Talk to you later and let's break the new records set by McConnell the last 6 years using the filibuster.
We got beat on a local level here in Illinois as well as on a County, State and Federal level.
People who think Illinois is a Blue state are nonsensical know-nothings.
I've lived through the politics of this state for 48 years .
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Chemists Have Solutions .
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
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Chemists Have Solutions .
This electoral defeat may be just what the Democratic Party needed to wake the hell up, but not at all in the way you want us to. #seeyouin2016