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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Great victory for Conservatives.
    Um hold the

    What "victory" would that be--which policies favored by the right wing would be implemented by the Senate GOPers? Explain.

    We're waiting. . .

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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    These righties keep posting about how things are gonna get better for them yet whenever anyone asks them for specifics, they clam up.

    Now why is that? ?

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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Win the exchange? What on Earth are you babbling about?

    Go ahead and cheer on the post. I am reading the posts in this thread and that was the only thing that interested me in all the "tea partiers are bigots", "deport the Mexicans", "ban religions except Christianity", "gun grabbers" nonsense in that post was the mention of Vermont being an "economic powerhouse" (because it's a Liberal state).

    So I'm interested in knowing when Vermont became an "economic powerhouse".

    Does it upset you that I asked a question?
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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    These righties keep posting about how things are gonna get better for them yet whenever anyone asks them for specifics, they clam up.

    Now why is that? ?
    Maybe it's because you are not familiar with the over 300 bills sitting on Reid's desk that have never seen the light of day.

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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Upset?

    I'm amused.
    That's awesome.
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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Maybe it's because you are not familiar with the over 300 bills sitting on Reid's desk that have never seen the light of day.
    Oh please do tell what's in those bills that the right so desperately wants and how it will get passed now. We're still waiting for specifics. . .

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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Oh please do tell what's in those bills that the right so desperately wants and how it will get passed now. We're still waiting for specifics. . .

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    You're the one who's in the dark. Read the bills and quit carping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    The sad truth here is the blame is on the American people. We vote for 8 years of GWB then swing far away for 8 years of Obama. Now we swing for the Reps to dominate. So the question is what good is putting a band aid on an wound that has been open sine the days of Tip O'Neal and Reagan talking face to face. What have we solved? This is like constantly searching for athletes to form a winning team but we still wind up out of the playoffs years after year. Does any single person here actually believe the slime balls in Washington will suddenly work together? The ONLY thing this proves is the current two party system is the noose around America's neck. It simply is not and will not ever work again.
    This is a good post. Really, Republicans were on the edge for decades in Congress. They used that to their advantage. I expect possibly the same for Democrats.

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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    You're the one who's in the dark. Read the bills and quit carping.
    LOL.
    Looks like your answer is 'I dunno'.

    I think 50 bills are to repeal the ACA, and even McConnell has publicly said its a non starter!

    Most of those bills were passed knowing they would never be law- and MCConnell won't embarrass the GOP by actually bringing any to the floor.
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    Re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Everyone w/noodle knows that GOP voters are mentally challenged--the fact that all GOP-run states (AL, MS, AR, LA) are crumbling ****holes w/poverty and corruption all over the place while the top liberal states (MA, MN, VT, WA) are economic powerhouses itself tells the story, even if it's not large enough to hit the right wing nail on the head.
    The empirical evidence for such a line of thought is far from conclusive. If it were, people were reasonably rational and reasonably informed, there would be no political divide. A broad and deep consensus would exist that the Democratic Party's approach is qualitatively superior when it comes to outcomes and the Republican Party would be little more than a marginal group.

    In contrast, one could ask whether the development of affluence over time allowed states such as Massachusetts and New York (to plug my home state since you forgot to mention it ) opportunity to invest more in human development (e.g., education), infrastructure, and social programs than states such as Alabama and Mississippi that are far less affluent. There's no argument that investment in human development, etc., has a positive economic and social impact. How to overcome the resources barrier that impedes such investment is an issue, especially for less affluent states with resource constraints that compel them to take a narrower fiscal approach.

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