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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Considering this has been going on for about 150 years, I wouldnt count on seeing a change anytime soon.
    It's different now. Politics hasn't been a multi billion dollar a year industry for 150 years. It hasn't ever been more clear than in the last 10 years who our politicians truly serve.
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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    It's different now. Politics hasn't been a multi billion dollar a year industry for 150 years. It hasn't ever been more clear than in the last 10 years who our politicians truly serve.



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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Im sure there are plenty of other moderates that dont want to be treaded on by the democrat ideology. The exit polls show a confusing picture at best, they show the electorate that voted was split on gay marriage indicating a more conservative group than the national opinion yet they also show the electorate favoring abortion indicating a more liberal view than the national opinion. How many people are anti-gay marriage and pro-abortion? That is the type of mixed message you can get during a mid term
    You can include me as another moderate that doesn't want to be treaded on by the democrats either. Throwing money at problems, all the while ignoring the root causes, doesn't accomplish anything.

    The polls report that, whereas, the opinion on gay marriage is split, those who oppose are in the minority, albeit slightly. I was surprised how many voters, liberals and conservatives alike, favor legalizing marijuana. I wasn't expecting that. I guess money talks. I was blown away that Alaska, land of Sarah Palin, voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana. I didn't see that coming.

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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    What say me? Well, the exit polls indicate that 76% of the voters are dissatisfied with our republican led congress. So, what do we do? We elect MORE of them. I say we get what we deserve.
    Well, BO and his policies weren't providing much of an answer. Plus we already had the poll up where the Demos have never been this disliked by many. Then BO and his team was underwater basically on every issue they brought up.



    AP Poll: GOP Seizes Significant Lead, Obama Disapproval Spikes to 60 Percent.....

    (1) President Obama's approval rating among likely voters is (41/60), marking his worst disapproval number in the series. As the president has reminded voters in recent days, "every single one" of his policies are on the ballot in November, and vulnerable Democrats have been stalwart allies on behalf of his agenda in Washington. On issues, the president's numbers are egregious. (42/58) on the economy, healthcare and ISIS, (34/65) on immigration, and (38/62) on managing the federal government. The only issue on which Obama is above water is same-sex marriage, at (50/49). Obama's personal favorability is 10 points underwater (44/54) among likely voters.

    (2) The generic ballot (GOP +8 among likely voters):



    (3) "Which party would you rather see win control of Congress?" Likely voters: Republicans 47, Democrats 39. Which party do you trust more on

    - The economy (GOP +8)
    - Immigration (GOP +5)
    - Healthcare (Dem +4; far lower than their traditional lead)
    - Managing the federal government (GOP +6)
    - Protecting the country (GOP +22)
    - Handling US image abroad (GOP +6)
    - Same-sex marriage (Dem +15)
    - Handling international crises (GOP +10)
    - Handling health issues like Ebola (GOP +3) .....snip~


    AP Poll: GOP Seizes Significant Lead, Obama Disapproval Spikes to 60 Percent - Guy Benson

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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledged on Wednesday that "Republicans had a good night" with sweeping election victories in Congress and said he got a clear message from voters that it was his responsibility to break a Washington gridlock.

    "As president, I have a unique responsibility to try and make this town work," the Democratic president said at a White House news conference. "So, to everyone who voted, I want you to know that I hear you." .....snip~

    Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'


    Did someone else hear that bit on BO agreeing with anyone? Cuz I have known many that would say that they hear ya? Or heard you. But that doesn't mean they listened. Sometimes it requires more than just talking to get ones full and undivided attention. Repubs can't just talk. What say ye?

    WHAT LANDSLIDE? Obama threatens vetoes and executive orders including immigration reform THIS YEAR after Americans reject him by giving Republicans historic gains in Congress
    'Congress will pass some bills I cannot sign,' the president warned
    He has only vetoed two minor bills since his inauguration in 2009
    And 'I'll take some actions that some in Congress will not like,' Obama added, referring to threatened executive orders including a move on immigration
    President sounded more like a winner than a loser despite his policies being repudiated on a national scale
    Never articulated a single policy where he would shift his position to align with GOP majorities in both halves of Congress


    Read more: WHAT LANDSLIDE? Obama threatens vetoes and executive orders -- including immigration reform THIS YEAR -- after Americans reject him by giving Republicans historic gains in Congress* | Daily Mail Online
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    I dont think he's heard much.

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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    It's different now. Politics hasn't been a multi billion dollar a year industry for 150 years. It hasn't ever been more clear than in the last 10 years who our politicians truly serve.
    You should look at history. While the honorable George Washington took no salary as general he made the tax payer pay for his personal expenses where his extravagant lifestyle racked up a 4.2 million dollar(adjusted for inflation) tab. He tried the same scam again as president but congress said no giving him a $25,000 salary or a little under $650,000 in todays dollars.

    Being a politician has ALWAYS been about money

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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I dont think he's heard much.
    Yeah.....and that's why the Repubs can't just talk. They do have another thing going for them. That's 33 governorships. With 2 pending.....that's would be 2/3rds majority of States and populace with a full Congress. Something the Demos and BO would have to think about.

    Did Boehner have anything to say about his call from BO?

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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledged on Wednesday that "Republicans had a good night" with sweeping election victories in Congress and said he got a clear message from voters that it was his responsibility to break a Washington gridlock.

    "As president, I have a unique responsibility to try and make this town work," the Democratic president said at a White House news conference. "So, to everyone who voted, I want you to know that I hear you." .....snip~

    Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'


    Did someone else hear that bit on BO agreeing with anyone? Cuz I have known many that would say that they hear ya? Or heard you. But that doesn't mean they listened. Sometimes it requires more than just talking to get ones full and undivided attention. Repubs can't just talk. What say ye?
    The part that bothered me the most was where he was getting provocative about going ahead with EO before the year was out. So much for wanting to work with the other side...

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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I stand corrected. I was thinking Senate.

    These senior moments are starting to come more frequently these days.

    But, my point remains. People are very unhappy with republicans, (as well as with democrats, IMO) and the voters, by majority, do not want the GOP ideology treading on them. So, what do they do? Elect more republicans. That makes real good sense. Not.
    Actually that last is wrong too. In fact last night they elected so many republicans to the People's House that it would take ten years before the democrats even have a chance to take the house back. Same with governorships.

    We've been treated to the leftist squeaky wheels in the media, that's where you get that inaccurate picture.

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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Buck. McConnell has already warned BO don't try that it would be a big mistake. Plus he told BO Repubs want to work on Immigration.

    But we have heard this all before from BO......call in leadership of the Repubs. Do a lil talking chucking and jiving and then walk Right out and blame them, talk about how their ideas don't work but never trying them. Always doing what he can to make them look bad. Make it appear like he negotiated on something and then never compromise with them unless it favors where he comes out looking good. He will work with anyone. Rinse and repeat.
    Welcome to politics. I think the question of will the Republicans now decide to work with Obama or not. McConnell has given up on repeal of Obamacare, which is probably a good start.


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