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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    I have said from the beginning, that in the end, Obama will be judged and a somewhat less than mediocre president in the day to day running of the White House, his choices for cabinet etc., that he will be seen in the retrospective of time as exactly what he is, a rock star personality out of his league and too immature to work as a team player.

    He's the modern Carter, a fresh new face, with great words and a killer smile who, in the end, was more comfortable making up the White House tennis schedule than dealing with the hostage crisis.
    The only difference between Carter and Obama is that Obama is a hopeless narcissist. Carter was merely incompetent. Clinton was able to accept the message of the 1994 midterms as repudiation of his policies. Obama has no intention whatsoever of accepting last night's results were the same for his policies. Unfortunately for the democrats, they followed him in his first two years as if he was the pied piper. Last night, they paid dearly for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    so are claiming you made a predication then?..
    This thread is about events which could occur based on the results of last night. Stop making it about me or your view of me.
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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    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.
    It's not the same. In 94 Clinton had to deal with Republican majorities in both houses. In 2010 the Democrats still maintained the Senate.



    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    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.
    By partisan endeavors I mean passing bills with zero Democratic support that everyone knows will never get signed into law... like another bill to repeal Obamacare. They should be focusing on job creation and the economy. These are issues that people care about the most and issues that Democrats will look bad standing in the way of. 2 years goes by very quickly. They can either demonstrate that they can get something accomplished or they can spin their wheels in the partisan muck and get stomped in 2016. That's the way I see it.

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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    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.
    Opportunities will present themselves to both parties and their presidential candidates.
    "Smart enough" is the key phrase in your post.
    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. . .

    Or they just got tired of the 6 years of liberal fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    This thread is about events which could occur based on the results of last night. Stop making it about me or your view of me.
    but it is about you, you predicted the steps for a 2016 landslide for democrats, and i wanted to know how you draw that conclusion..

    you posted how it would come about, ....i stated some of the steps are already known to us.... and that you are in essence hoping for a "landslide"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Haha that guy was a "mini-me"!

    That was also one of the most shocking results of the night. Who saw that coming in the very blue Maryland?
    A few weeks back I started a thread about that guy in MD. Both him and Obama were heckled by black voters and they actually started leaving some campaign event.

    Kobie seemed to believe it meant nothing. Apparently it did.

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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".
    I hate to be the one to break this to you, however Obama had his chance to act as the adult in the room in his first term. Instead, he spent his first 5 years blaming his predecessor for everything that went south, rammed a massively unpopular healthcare bill down the throats of the American people, and in affect told the republicans: "My way or the highway". Obama in his last two years can blame anyone he wants to...however the majority of Americans are no longer buying it. They have Obama fatigue.

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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    Opportunities will present themselves to both parties and their presidential candidates.
    "Smart enough" is the key phrase in your post.
    True. Obama is also now primed to become the "President of No".
    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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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    BWHAAAAA! That's comedy gold right there...Spoken from a progressive that lists "Moderate" as their political lean...."Denying their Brand"....hahhahahahahahahaha!
    Thats one thing very evident on this forum, lots of libs who hide behind the moderate/independent/libertarian label.

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