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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    1.)What is NOT the norm is a president who has shown such hostility toward his fellow lawmakers.
    2.)Recall please that one mister William Clinton ended up in a similar situation and, it seems, he did well, retiring from office one of the most popular presidents of the modern era. There were others, in both parties, Ronald Reagan, Johnson, Eisenhower too, and FDR, well he spent nearly 15 years assuaging egos....
    3.)But here we have a petty little king/rock star, who got little done when he had a majority, spent the first two years whining about "I inherited this mess" and the next four blathering "they won't let me."
    4.)That is an historic new low and it is only right that the American people now turn their hopes and dreams to the only available alternative, a GOP who hopefully, for them, will not once again circle their wagons and start shooting inward.

    5.) But, seriously folks, anyone who thinks anything is going to get accomplished in the next two years is dreaming in technicolor
    1.) i dont see the hostility above average
    2.) would depend on who you ask, some people hate those guys too and say the same thing you are saying about them, not agreeing of disagree just saying
    but that was my point both bush, Clinton and Reagan had the same thing happen(houses flip). its the norm
    3.) again dont see that any more than other presidents, must be the independent in me
    4.) again this is nothing new by the sheep. and also thats not what america should do at all. More and more people need to vote issues and voting records and not pay one bit of attention to party.

    but on a side note i do partially agree, it would be AWESOME for the GOP to listen to the people, be more moderate and do things based on wants and needs and not biased stereotypical ideology (like both parties do)

    5.) agreed
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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    We can only hope for the best.
    Since the GOP will have solid majorities in both the House and Senate they should be able to implement their wondrous agenda.
    Can't blame the gridlock on Harry Reid anymore.
    We shall soon see.
    No...however they can blame still blame it on Barack Hussein Obola.

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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.
    Perhaps now you can cease your phony attempt to spin obamacare as a positive.

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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    No...however they can blame still blame it on Barack Hussein Obola.
    Which of course they will.
    I would also say that the Prez will have an opportunity to blame Congress.
    He can veto bills he considers "draconian", "ill-conceived", "harmful", etc.
    If Obama plays his cards right, he can appear to be the wise leader preventing--to borrow a GOP phrase--"the destruction of America".
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    BZZZT. Same 'ol day for right wingers.

    Yes, as hard as it is to believe, GOP voters were actually dumb enough to think that voting these clowns into the Senate will actually lead to

    1) Repeal of Obamacare
    2) Deportation of ALL non-White undocumented immigrants
    3) Fuel prices down to $1 w/the opening of the Keystone pipeline
    4) More jobs for the uneducated (i. e. right wing-voting blue collar workers)

    Only one logical response to such a belief. . .

    You are ofcourse making it up as you go along.

    1. Conservatives do not expect that Obamacare will be repealed as long as "Hussein" Obama is still in office...however the republicans can start chopping it up in bits and push alternatives.

    2. No...we do not expect illegals will be deported, however we can hopefully slow down and stop Obama from instantly increasing their numbers in the millions.

    3. Opening the Keystone Pipeline would exert downward pressure on gasoline prices, however more needs to be done. We need to completely wean ourselves off of middle eastern oil. That would at least result in the price of a gallon of gas incrementally falling below the $2.00. mark.

    4. What do you think is going to happen to the blue collar job market if "Hussein" Obola instantly adds a few million illegals?

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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Konservatives never seem unable to surpass our estimates of their stupidity Apparently, rush hasn't told the right wingers that a party needs 60 seats to stomp filibusters from the opposing party. Hello?!
    Perhaps nobody has informed you that the republicans can work around filibusters in the same manner the democrats did with obamacare. They can use the reconciliation method that needs a simple majority vote.

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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    It will be interesting to see if Obama takes a page from Bill Clinton and actually works in good faith with congress to get things done. It worked out very well for the country in the 90s and the opportunity is there for the same setup to work again now.
    Obama had that chance after the 2010 midterms and was too much of a narcissist to admit that his policies were the biggest single reason the democrats were drubbed.

    The Republicans better be careful, though. If they take their majority and use it to peruse partisan endeavors instead of focusing on real problems they're going to pay dearly in 2016. I HOPE that they go about their business in a professional manner and pass bills that the American people actually want passed. If they do this then they can put it all on the President to sign them into law or not.
    It depends on what you mean by partisan endeavors. What they need to do is start listening to the mainstream conservative base and start honoring the republican platform they keep renewing at convention time rather then just giving it lip service. They need to stand for something. The voters who just returned them to majority status are not looking for leftwing-lite.
    If the establishment republicans again go to war with the tea party, they will likely lost majority status either in 2016 or 2018.

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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Liberals have arrogantly declared countless times here that Republicans are done as a legitimate party.

    Midterms are when the adults vote. Democrats better find a dynamic personality somewhere if they expect the kids to show up in '16 like they did for Obama.
    Yes...I remember. They declared that the republicans would never win the white house again or regain control of congress.

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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Unfortunately for Hillary, she doesn't play basketball and nobody cares what's on her iPod. How does she expect younger voters to turn out in droves?
    She can promise not to wear a bathing suit in public again.

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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    Which of course they will.
    I would also say that the Prez will have an opportunity to blame Congress.
    He can veto bills he considers "draconian", "ill-conceived", "harmful", etc.
    If Obama plays his cards right, he can appear to be the wise leader preventing--to borrow a GOP phrase--"the destruction of America".
    This actually gives the GOP a pretty solid strategy for 2016 if they are smart enough to use it.

    With every bill that is passed by congress and vetoed by the president they can make sure that someone asks for Hilary's opinion on Obama's veto. Over the next two years test Hilary's willingness to be connected to Obama's legacy.
    Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.

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