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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    My favorite Democrat beat down was in the Maryland Gubernatorial race.
    My favorite was here in Illinois. Quinn bit the dust. RCP said once that maybe the state was too Blue for Rauner to win. Thank God they were wrong.
    Too bad Durbin didn't get dethroned too. That would've been icing on the cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Wrong twice now.
    Why is that?

    I predicted the GOP taking the Senate over 34 weeks ago. At that same time I also said it will be a test for Obama to see if he has any cojones.

    This is not a new position I am taking here.
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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    Perhaps now you can cease your phony attempt to spin obamacare as a positive.
    Maybe you can start to understand the law and figure out why it is.

    Again... I rarely see anyone so disingenuous to actually name himself after a law he doesnt seem to actually understand all that well.
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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Fascinating sounds like its pretty varied up there as it is here. Bad deal with the Ménière's. Thats crap, hope you have seen a specialist.
    Oh yeah.....excellent care.

    I would say we are much more varied, exasperatingly so at times. To begin with we have two official languages and a few hundred identifiable cultures and an entire sud culture known as Newfoundland spread across the world's second largest country.

    What was once a national obsession, not being American while absorbing every aspect of US media/culture, has faded as the traditional relationship with the US has fundamentally shifted. The '08 crash was as much alteration as was 911 for the US, as Canada both needed and wanted to pull out of America's economic orbit. At the beginning of 2000 US trade was 80% of Canada's GDP, today it is under 40%, trade with Asia and especially China is exploding while that with the US is declining.

    That results in a shift in focus culturally as well, and here on the West Coast, where the cultural influence was southward to the US, Seattle and San Fransisco, it has shifted eastward to Hong Kong, Bejing and Tokyo. Vancouver's skyline could pass as Hong Kong at the right angle.

    With that, I see a decided shift away from the influence of US media and politics all together. However, an item I saw some weeks ago kind of sized up Canada's relationship with Obama very well. It was about youth, between 21 and 30 who had been caught up in Obama mania and how they refuse to allow that disillusionment affect their political choices here. While that generation sorts out what is important, they continue to throw out the status quo, they identify as the Conservatives and the socialist NDP while identifying with the new, young leader of the Liberals, Justin Trudeau, an untested neophyte and son of a former and highly controversial prime minister, Pierre Trudeau.

    Interestingly, the article cited a poll that said Canadian youth lost their faith in Obama over Obamacare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Oh yeah.....excellent care.

    I would say we are much more varied, exasperatingly so at times. To begin with we have two official languages and a few hundred identifiable cultures and an entire sud culture known as Newfoundland spread across the world's second largest country.

    What was once a national obsession, not being American while absorbing every aspect of US media/culture, has faded as the traditional relationship with the US has fundamentally shifted. The '08 crash was as much alteration as was 911 for the US, as Canada both needed and wanted to pull out of America's economic orbit. At the beginning of 2000 US trade was 80% of Canada's GDP, today it is under 40%, trade with Asia and especially China is exploding while that with the US is declining.

    That results in a shift in focus culturally as well, and here on the West Coast, where the cultural influence was southward to the US, Seattle and San Fransisco, it has shifted eastward to Hong Kong, Bejing and Tokyo. Vancouver's skyline could pass as Hong Kong at the right angle.

    With that, I see a decided shift away from the influence of US media and politics all together. However, an item I saw some weeks ago kind of sized up Canada's relationship with Obama very well. It was about youth, between 21 and 30 who had been caught up in Obama mania and how they refuse to allow that disillusionment affect their political choices here. While that generation sorts out what is important, they continue to throw out the status quo, they identify as the Conservatives and the socialist NDP while identifying with the new, young leader of the Liberals, Justin Trudeau, an untested neophyte and son of a former and highly controversial prime minister, Pierre Trudeau.

    Interestingly, the article cited a poll that said Canadian youth lost their faith in Obama over Obamacare.
    Fascinating. I'd like to get up there one day, there's a lot going on. I think both the US and Canada will have stronger more resilient economies if we rely less on each other, however I think we are likely to remain strong partners and thats a good thing.

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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    The scariest thing that happened to Democrats was Tim Scott and Mia Love.

    Meanwhile, Charley Rangel rants on yesterday that Republicans want to bring back slavery.

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    You know, I was thinking about it. What have we REALLY accomplished? The republicans now have both the house and the senate. They can throw a stack of bills on the president's desk until his face turns blue and he can still veto them. It takes a 2/3 majority in the house and senate to override his veto.

    We know that ain't gonna happen. And in 2016, the democrats will get off their lazy asses and go vote, as they do during presidential elections. There are more voters who identify themselves as democrats than republicans.

    Rinse and repeat. Business as usual in Washington.

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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Its a shame you appear to think that the only two options are an overreaching statist govt, or no govt at all.
    I got the idea from a conservative, Ted Cruz....so don't blame me.

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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Fascinating. I'd like to get up there one day, there's a lot going on. I think both the US and Canada will have stronger more resilient economies if we rely less on each other, however I think we are likely to remain strong partners and thats a good thing.
    personally I agree.

    One of the most fascinating thing for me as a kid when I moved to the US and began school was to learn there is no other partnership like it in the known universe...more undefended border than most countries have borders. Along the west coast here in southern waters it would not be safe without the US coast guard, and California would have burned to the ground a decade ago if not for Canadian firefighters and water bombers. Few Americans know this but I can walk into the United States along any one of several hiking trails and no one would ever know...and yet your "illegals" cross from the south.

    And yes, better economies since we are less tied to one another, the old "when the US gets a cold, Canada gets Pneumonia" is over, so better for all...now if we could move of the resources, wheat and oil, we'd be singing in the rain
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I got the idea from a conservative, Ted Cruz....so don't blame me.
    So you get your ideas from the side you disparage constantly. Makes sense.

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