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    re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quick question. All the bills that were not moving to the floor for a vote will now have a chance to come to the floor, or will they have to be revoted in the house? I think they can come straight up, but I am not 100%. Can anyone educate me on this?
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    re: GOP seizes Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Quick question. All the bills that were not moving to the floor for a vote will now have a chance to come to the floor, or will they have to be revoted in the house? I think they can come straight up, but I am not 100%. Can anyone educate me on this?
    I think as long as it is in the same session they can be brought up at any time. But once a new session starts those bills become null and void. But that is an assumption on my part. Call it an educational guess.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    I wonder if Reid will want his filibuster back?
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    My favorite Democrat beat down was in the Maryland Gubernatorial race.

    Obama had a " Minnie-Me " who lost in a upset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    Nobody seriously thinks things will change significantly because of this, do they?
    I think what will change is bills will actually get sent to the President. However, those bills will not change things much. We will not see smaller govt, balanced budgets, lower debt, lower taxes, or more freedom. This is because the people havent changed yet. 90% of incumbents were relected. So the congress didnt actualy change much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    A great day for the GOP, Conservatives, and those opposed to the last six years of liberal fail!
    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. . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Now that the dog has caught the car, let's see what he does with it.
    Let's see if anyone can get any of that toothpaste back into the tube.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I wonder if Reid will want his filibuster back?
    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?!

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    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.

    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.

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    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?!
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