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    re: GOP seizes Senate

    Will be an interesting 2 years until the next Senate cycle map heavily favors Dems and voter turnout is a lot higher.
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    re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good morning, humbolt.

    When even the Dems were questioning why their bills - which had bipartisan support - were being tabled, that should have been a wake-up call! Maybe we can now start getting rid of some of the backlog by bringing them to the floor for a vote, and let the country see who's doing what to help or hinder the process. Everything that's proposed by someone is always not a good idea, and we all know that, but at least they'll finally get an airing, which is only fair. I hope so! :
    It will be refreshing to have some ideas actually reach the public for a change. Obama has lost the protection of Reid's Senate. How he deals with such things probably won't be pretty, I think. I expect the level of vitriol to rise, not wane. Too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    In Texas, Wendy Davis got her ass handed to her.

    Not only did she lose her Gubernatorial race she lost her former State Senate seat to a Tea Party candidate.

    Lol !
    Well it is Texas. The uber bible belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamethrower View Post
    I'm laughing at the notion that anyone believes there are still Christians left in the Democrat party.

    In fact, anyone who votes for a liberal democrat on religious grounds these days, may as well paint a pentogram on their living room floor.
    So most Catholics are satan worshipers to you since they vote mostly democrat?

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    Didn't read the whole thread, but something lost in all this euphoria is that, the GOP holding congress will force Dems to mark an X to this or that proposed legislation. "If" the GOP is smart and doesn't go for the throat on partisan things, then they will be in a great position to leverage the president on a whole host of important legislation, and maybe even garner enough dem votes to veto-proof themselves, making Obama a true lame duck. What they can't do is allow the President to get out in front of them. Judging by the last six years of Obama, he does not trend in this direction. He will, I assume, react, and not be proactive. He lives in a bubble, surrounded by yes-men, and will miss the elephant in the room until it's too late.

    The biggest thing the new congress will have to deal with is would-be GOP Presidential hopefuls grandstanding their way to gridlock, and THAT my friends would be the worst thing to happen. The GOP has top make up and play together in the cesspool that is the American congress, and actually show the American public that they have meaningful legislation that makes sense, is non-partisan, and if implemented will move America forward on the economy, immigration, healthcare, energy etc...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    It will be indeed. The political pendulum has swung once again. At least we have a pendulum that swings. Better than an Autocracy or Theocracy.
    That is if you don't believe both parties are inherently the same. What is the axiom: "The more things change the more they stay the same?"
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    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.

    IRA? The terrorists in Ireland or the savings investments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    this makes it sounds as if you knew the senate would fall in the GOP'S hands, as if its part of your steps......however this information was already known for a very long time.



    Its not information until it happens. Before it happens - its a prediction.






    haymarket you know as well as i do, any legislation which is passed by congress is going to be labeled.........."right wing"...this does not take a prognostication to be part of your steps
    Do you have any idea how many bills Congress MUST PASS in a session simply to keep the government running and are not at all controversial? They will NOT be labeled as right wing. Your comment shows a fundamental ignorance as to how a legislative body works and what their responsibilities are.






    your story of the workers.... "will of the people", is as what it looks like a rant........sorry but that's what it is.
    Perhaps to someone on the far right who does not like others telling it like it is.




    so it not going to matter who the GOP picks.....hes going to be labeled as a right wing extortionist, rich person, who wants to screw the people.
    Was Dwight Eisenhower labeled by they democratic candidate running against him as a right wing extremist? What about Nixon? Or Ford? Or George W? or Junior?

    Perhaps Reagan was because of his staunch conservatism - as well as McCain.

    In other words, the label must fit.

    So lets see when it happens. Until then, I stand by my prediction.




    again where is the attack?
    The attack is you trying to pick at me making it appear that I suddenly found this this morning and its all just sour grapes and politics against the right. The attack is you trying to make it sound like I took credit for events that I did not take credit for.

    Of course, the real question to you now is why you have to resort to crap like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    He's spinning this like a kid's toy top, just like he's paid to do.
    The only checks I get these days are from my pension, my social security and my tax shelter. I get nothing for posting here or anywhere else for that matter ......... unless of course you want to send me a check. And that is fine with me.

    And I am not "spinning " anything. I laid all this out a while ago here so spinning events which would not happen for months is not exactly an accurate description of what I am doing.

    Of course, this brings to the front why you would have to see fit to attack me for something I am not doing?

    Thats a rhetorical question as the answer is quite known to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Nice hyperbole, no true Scottsman huh? Since when do YOU dictate who is Christian or not?
    Well, ya know if yer an anti-Christian liberal-Dem if:

    You go to a pagan mating ceremony like a gay marriage.

    You support lazyness and sloth with unlimited welfare entitlements.

    You vote for those who bear false witness against others---like those who do this all the time---like Obama, Holder and Hillary.

    Does that help?
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