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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Clearly, as a Canadian, I don't have any say in the matter, but personally I think McConnell will be a fine Majority Leader. Unlike Harry Reid, McConnell does actually attempt to get agreement on matters and get things done and he is far more likely to pick off some Democrat support, particularly after what happened yesterday, and he's likely to get some forward movement on policy that the country sorely needs.

    Making someone like Cruz Majority Leader would be like winning the Powerball lottery and flushing your ticket down the toilet. Cruz needs to be marginalized and made even more irrelevant than he already is. He's only "known" because the MSM likes to parade Republican imbeciles before the cameras to push their liberal agenda.
    While I'd agree that Cruz wouldn't be a good choice for majority leader, I can't agree that he should be marginalized. What really needs to be done is that his voice be added to the chorus, but moderated to some extent, as he does speak for some of the electorate. Marginalizing him is only going to make him speak louder and in more extreme terms. incorporating that strong voice, and moderating the message a bit, if possible, would be a better outcome, IMHO. After all, the Republican party is a big tent of many voices.
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    Mornin Grim. Well Debbie Wassermann Schultz won her Seat......did anyone run against her? We should have had a woman Repub take her on.

    Alan Grayson won his seat again too.
    Eeww. Can't stand Grayson. You think Crist is slimy? Grayson is just worse than that by 10 times.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I just wanted to add that one of the very best results last evening was watching Charlie Crist go down in flames. There is no greater example of a slime-bucket POS worm of a politician than Charlie Crist and although it may seem hateful, I hope the slug slithers under a rock and disappears for good.
    Agreed, but that slime bucket, Grayson won too. Well, Waters keep winning her seat. I guess there are some parts of the electoral map that'll vote for just about anyone. Must be that they fail to apply critical thinking.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Until you see the McConnell press conference in full, you haven't got a clue as to how good he can be.
    He will squash any of the little GOP bugs like Paul, Cruz or Rubio.

    McConnell will work out deals within his own caucus with normals like Cornyn, Thune, Alexander, Collins, Portman and the rest of the GOOD Republicans.
    They will then simply hand the deal to Boehner and tell him to sign off.
    Too bad you're stuck in this ridiculous mindset that the two parties won't work together.

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    my now dead Father would expect no less of me than to support Majority Leader McConnell at this very important time in our Nation's history .

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    About the only politician in Washington I trusted less than Reid was McConnell. I heard some of his press conference picking up the grandkids from school. I told you a long time ago that I hope the first thing he does is to revoke the Nuclear Option Reid put in place and return 200 years or there about the tradition of the senate.

    If both parties are willing to work together filibusters can be eliminated for the most part. The filibuster use to be a tool to stop the majority party from going too far in one direction or the other. To prevent wild swings. Dole and Mitchell knew this, Lott and Daschle too. You could go back further if you like.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You're right. Democrats running for the Senate or for Governor were scrambling with each other trying to get Obama to visit their State and get his endorsement. Again, the despicable right wing media failed to mention this.



    You completely missed my point, which I mentioned elsewhere. The Dems hurt themselves by distancing themselves from President Obama.. Had they embraced the policies that they voted for and remained true to their liberal beliefs, they might not have been as rejected as they were.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Meister View Post
    That's an outlier POV.


    It is my POV to which I am entitled.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    You completely missed my point, which I mentioned elsewhere. The Dems hurt themselves by distancing themselves from President Obama.. Had they embraced the policies that they voted for and remained true to their liberal beliefs, they might not have been as rejected as they were.
    really? so embracing Obama's hatred of gun owners, and the coal industry would have helped Alison Lightweight Grimes in Kentucky?



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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    You completely missed my point, which I mentioned elsewhere. The Dems hurt themselves by distancing themselves from President Obama.. Had they embraced the policies that they voted for and remained true to their liberal beliefs, they might not have been as rejected as they were.
    That's a highly debatable point. You could be right in that they could potentially shore up more of the base who did not turn out (African Americans, Hispanic/Latino, and young people). The problem with this statement is that your core constituency for the Democratic Party is completely unreliable for midterm elections and that's been a long-term trend.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Yep, still arrogant too but let's see what he says today. The Obama agenda was soundly defeated last night, wonder if his arrogance will give way to common sense and reality
    Seriously? There's not a single indication in Obama's track record that would lead anyone to believe that.
    Sure, you can be hopeful that he'd be able to perform a Clintonesque type tactical shift in attitude and position, but I'm not really seeing that he's able to do that. I hope I'm wrong, but I kinda doubt it. I think the gridlock just moved from Dingy Harry Reid's desk to the oval office.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    Here I go again. Issism=McCarthyism!
    It does not. False equivalence fail.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    That's a highly debatable point.
    I think in many states where Dems got their asses handed to them, its completely wrong



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