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    re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Now that the dog has caught the car, let's see what he does with it.
    I'm hoping they will pass bills abolishing the EPA and the IRA. Obama will veto them, of course, but it would set the stage for 2016.

    Immigration reform: Give them all work visas and let them get in line behind everyone else for naturalization - no increase in numbers. Dare Obama to veto that.

    And about a billion bills that cut taxes and regulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    And what exactly will they deliver. . .? Please do tell. We're waiting. . .

    Everyone, grab your popcorn
    You and exactly who else? There's over 300 bills sitting tabled. You can start there, and maybe you'll get an idea or two.

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    re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Now that the dog has caught the car, let's see what he does with it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Good job GOP and " eff " off Ried you useless POS.

    I guess this means the lefties on the sight are going to be even more sour than they usual..
    Not really because if you think that harry reid or Obama will pass 1 republican bill then you are crazy.
    Reid will either filibuster it or Obama will veto it.

    they will become the party of No that they accuse republicans of being.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    And what exactly will they deliver. . .? Please do tell. We're waiting. . .

    Everyone, grab your popcorn
    LOL.

    Given the fact that the GOP cant pass anything in the House except for 'repeal Obamacare' bills that they only pass because they KNOW they will go nowhere, I'd be stunned if the rational portion of the House GOP can align with the teabag nuts and come up with any reasonable legistlation on anything significant that can get thru the Senate.

    I expect the Senate will do a bang up job blocking every administration appointment for the next two years, talk a lot about how immigration reform is really, really important (but not actually do anything), and rip into Obama's EPA reforms, with occasional pauses to shut down government over budgets and the debt ceiling again.
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    re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I'm hoping they will pass bills abolishing the EPA and the IRA. Obama will veto them, of course, but it would set the stage for 2016.

    Immigration reform: Give them all work visas and let them get in line behind everyone else for naturalization - no increase in numbers. Dare Obama to veto that.

    And about a billion bills that cut taxes and regulations.
    Just like they did from 1996 to 2006? Hahahahahah. Sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    by the numbers

    As I have been saying for quite a while now, the best thing that could have happened to the Democratic Party last night was for the GOP to take back control of the Senate by a few vote margin. And thankfully, that is exactly what we got. That was Step #1.

    Step #2 depends on the GOP in Congress. I predict they will go all out with all sorts of right wing pieces of legislation and many will actually get passed by both houses and be sent to the desk of the President.

    Step #3 depends on President Obama. If he can grow a pair between now and then, he can stand up strong and forcefully and VETO those bills that are too far to the right for the American people. And if he has the guts to do that, he should do so very loudly and very publicly and with all the the righteous condemnation of an Old Testament prophet berating the sinners that he can muster. The American people must know that he will not allow the right wing to take over the nation and pass a political and ideological that destroys 120 years of progress by turning back the clock to the Gilded Age. Of course, Obama has never been a street fighting man - and that is one of the biggest let downs to people like me who voted and worked to get him elected in 2008. But he will need to adopt that rule to save the country from the right wing hordes.

    Step #4 is for the GOP and their supporters to get angry and mad and irate and see this as a betrayal of the will of the people to turn to the right (and of course it is not given the nature of these mid term election with a lower dem turnout than in presidential years) and accuse Obama of obstruction. This will only inspire them to stay hard right and not give an inch or modify their views and bills.

    Step #5 is for the GOP to embrace a strong right wing candidate in 2016 to bear their standard for President setting up an election reminiscent of 1964 when the GOP turned to the far right and came up with Barry Goldwater. My personal pick would be Rand Paul or Ted Cruz.

    Step #6 is election night when we see a rerun of 64 with the GOP going down to defeat all over the nation with a few pockets of exception and the Democratic party sweeps to victory taking back Congress, winning the White House and taking back some parts of state legislatures and governor ships in the landslide.

    There you go EB - by the numbers steps 1 through 6.
    Assumptions and hyperbole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    LOL.

    Given the fact that the GOP cant pass anything in the House except for 'repeal Obamacare' bills that they only pass because they KNOW they will go nowhere, I'd be stunned if the rational portion of the House GOP can align with the teabag nuts and come up with any reasonable legistlation on anything significant that can get thru the Senate.

    I expect the Senate will do a bang up job blocking every administration appointment for the next two years, talk a lot about how immigration reform is really, really important (but not actually do anything), and rip into Obama's EPA reforms, with occasional pauses to shut down government over budgets and the debt ceiling again.
    Plenty of Dems out there tired of Obama badmouthing coal. The EPA will likely get their just desserts.
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    re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I'm hoping they will pass bills abolishing the EPA and the IRA. Obama will veto them, of course, but it would set the stage for 2016.

    Immigration reform: Give them all work visas and let them get in line behind everyone else for naturalization - no increase in numbers. Dare Obama to veto that.

    And about a billion bills that cut taxes and regulations.
    *Shudder*. Sentiment like this is why I'm a firm establishment Republican.

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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Plenty of Dems out there tired of Obama badmouthing coal. The EPA will likely get their just desserts.
    Just last year I was hearing how the GOP was dead. Hmmmm, maybe not so much.

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