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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I don't know if your 2010 analogy is correct. One should give it time to settle in. In 2010 the vote was against Pelosi and Reid more than the president. Against the ACA and the time spent on health care that was taken away from the economy and jobs. At least that was how I seen it.

    This election was against the president and his policies. On most issues he is above 50% in the negative. On the Economy 55% disapprove, Terrorism 55%,Ebola 51% disapprove, Health Care 57% disapprove, Foreign Policy 57%, ISIS 58%, Immigration 61% and so it goes.

    Back in 2010 the president was on the plus side of those that applied back then except health care.
    As you well know, mid-term % for voting for Dems is between 3 to 5 % lower than in Presidential years.
    I don't see any numbers that the GOP had any more votes this time than in 2010 but you may have.

    Dem constituencies simply didn't vote.
    However, I'm past this election cycle am now praying for the success of Sen. McConnell as I know you are.

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    Last night in IL, we had very cold November rain--black ice sort of--rain on dry, gas-slicked roads that caused the accident.
    There's no comprehending a reason for this sort of thing happening time after time in my life with our kids for the last 38 years.
    We must now just move slowly forward one day at a time, rebuilding their confidence and preparing the kids for life after high school .
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    As you well know, mid-term % for voting for Dems is between 3 to 5 % lower than in Presidential years.
    I don't see any numbers that the GOP had any more votes this time than in 2010 but you may have.

    Dem constituencies simply didn't vote.
    However, I'm past this election cycle am now praying for the success of Sen. McConnell as I know you are.

    On the most very sad note, our young man who died had wonderful older sisters who I taught.
    Another one will live but is paralyzed.
    A third is in deep trouble with fluid on the brain and is in an induced coma.

    Last night in IL, we had very cold November rain--black ice sort of--rain on dry, gas-slicked roads that caused the accident.
    There's no comprehending a reason for this sort of thing happening time after time in my life with our kids for the last 38 years.
    We must now just move slowly forward one day at a time, rebuilding their confidence and preparing the kids for life after high school .
    I haven't seen any numbers outside of what CNN posted. I suppose it will be awhile before the total votes are complied. Apparently you have a lot more faith in McConnell than I do. McConnell probably will have 6 months to accomplish what can be accomplished and then the Presidential election season will be in full bloom. But that is life.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    Was that any different than with Bush's ending of two terms? Bush didn't even get invited to the Republican convention at the end of his two terms.

    You people act as this is something new but it happens almost every time.

    Mark Twain said it best In due time we will all be sick of seeing McConnell's face.
    At no time did I act as if this is something new. You are correct about GWB. Lose the defensiveness.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    I'd have to agree.

    McConnell is a back room, out of the limelight, tactical statesman able to broker deals that matter. In times like these, especially like these, these are skills and abilities worth their weight in gold, perhaps even so much so as to make up for Obama's lack of skills and abilities in these areas.

    We'll see. The future is not yet written.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    Yes, they did. Perhaps if they had defended Obama's policies and the progressive agenda and been true to their beliefs and voting records, they would have fared better than they did with the phoney crap. Just saying!!
    All those professional politicians, and not a single one thought that was a good idea.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Strangely enough, the words of one of our most die hard liberals that was here in 2006...and is still here now...does a wonderful job of responding to this election if you change a few words

    Sour grapes?

    Look....America stood up and said "Enough is Enough". The American people soundly rejected your transformative progressive ideas. I agree with the poster who said that this is not a rejection of the Democratic party per se. What it is a rejection of Obama and transformative progressive philosophy.

    As Obama and Democrats moved away from the center, they alienated moderate voters.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Another excellent post from 2006 from Kori in a thread that asked "Do you believe the democrats have a mandate". It's a reasonable way to view this election as well. Party words changed.

    Not at all. Can you name a single Republican policy, or a single plank of the republican platform, that people have suddenly embraced? Have the people changed?

    No.

    This election delivered a sound rebuke to the inept and immoral behavior of Obama and Democrats -- but nothing more. If Obama and the Democrats cleans up, or the Republicans prove little better, we will see a similar performance in 2010 or 2012.
    Also, I know Moot was posting in this thread. Not sure how she was reacting, but if she wasn't reacting too impressed by Republicans you can't blame here...she's consistent. This was from 2006 in the same thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot
    I voted NO. The Democrats did not recieve a mandate. Many of the congressional elections were won by a such narrow margines that it shows there is still a great divided across the land. Mainly, I think people used this election to vote against Bush, the Iraq War, corruption and the recent scandles that have been plaguing the GOP, more than they voted for Democrats per se. Also, many of the rightwing religous base didn't even show up at the polls.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I agree 100%.

    And what is worse, IMO, is when these same people - who know they are voting for rotten politicians - justify it with that old 'it is your duty to vote' nonsense...like voting for someone horrible is better then not voting at all.

    To me, you are doing a disservice to your country if you knowingly vote for a person who you believe will make a poor politician JUST BECAUSE they are running for the political party you like.
    This is why I said to friends and co-workers that the GOP made political gains not so much because the Democrats they were running against were bad (although it could be argued they didn't have had much of a conscience or a backbone), there just weren't many Democrat opponents on some state ballots. So, when you're the only candidate on the ticket it makes it tough to say "this guy is better or worse than that guy" because there's no other guy to compare him to.

    Next political cycle may be different; we may even see a reversal since there will be more Democrats up for re-election in 2016 then Republicans. But at this stage Congress is the Republican Party's chamber to lose.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread [W:517]

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Update: The Demos are writing off Landrieu of Louisiana for the Run off. So add this Senate seat to the Repubs total.


    It's Over: DSCC Pulls Ads For Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Run-Off.....

    After Republicans easily clinched a Senate majority on Tuesday night, we knew the run-off election in Louisiana wouldn't go well for Democrat Mary Landrieu against her Republican opponent Bill Cassidy and now, it just got a lot worse. POLITICO is reporting the DSCC has pulled funding for television advertising in the state......snip~

    It's Over: DSCC Pulls Ads For Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Run-Off - Katie Pavlich




    Doesn't that mean if the Republicans can convince just a few Democrats to come along they can, with 60 votes, veto any Executive Orders Obama attempts? I doubt many Democrats would side with Obama, given what we've seen so far.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    On the most very sad note, our young man who died had wonderful older sisters who I taught.
    Another one will live but is paralyzed.
    A third is in deep trouble with fluid on the brain and is in an induced coma.

    Last night in IL, we had very cold November rain--black ice sort of--rain on dry, gas-slicked roads that caused the accident.
    There's no comprehending a reason for this sort of thing happening time after time in my life with our kids for the last 38 years.
    We must now just move slowly forward one day at a time, rebuilding their confidence and preparing the kids for life after high school .
    I am so sorry to hear that Nimby, and my sincere condolences. We may have deeply held opinions here and harangue each other regularly but this is a trivial hobby and time filler for most. It is not the real world you and your family have recently suffered through. Heartfelt best wishes to all of you. Grant

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