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    Re: Big review set by Democrats after election losses

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    The margin of percentage that many Republicans won by was small, but the amount of wins in the senate and governors was a political shellacking. I hope you don't work for Dem campaigns, because those who refuse to see anything wrong, will get it again.
    Again....you are trying to extropolate something that isn't there. Extensive exit polling clearly demonstrates that this was not a rejection of Democratic policies or an embracement of Republicans. What you had was a number of Democrats in red states losing their seats to Republicans. Hardly something that was out of the ordinary, especially in a mid-term election. I suspect that in 2016 when Republicans have a lot more seats in play to defend, with the election of our next Democratic President, there will likely be a shift in the other direction.
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    Re: Big review set by Democrats after election losses

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Again....you are trying to extropolate something that isn't there. Extensive exit polling clearly demonstrates that this was not a rejection of Democratic policies or an embracement of Republicans. What you had was a number of Democrats in red states losing their seats to Republicans. Hardly something that was out of the ordinary, especially in a mid-term election. I suspect that in 2016 when Republicans have a lot more seats in play to defend, with the election of our next Democratic President, there will likely be a shift in the other direction.
    Tell that to this article.. News from The Associated Press

    Judging by the exit polls, people who vote for Democrats and those who back Republicans seem to be living in different countries. Those on either side of the aisle express sharply divergent views on top issues, making it difficult for lawmakers to discern a clear mandate for governing. A look at some of the differences exit polls revealed between those voting for Democrats and those who back Republicans on the issues and in their day-to-day lives:

    ON THE ISSUES:

    -Fifty-four percent of those who voted for Democrats said the country is headed in the right direction, while 88 percent of Republican voters think it's on the wrong track.

    -Nearly 9 in 10 of those who voted for Republicans think the economy is in bad shape, compared with just over half of Democratic voters.

    -Two-thirds of Democratic voters think the economy is either improving or in good shape and staying that way. Eight in 10 Republican voters think the economy is bad and stagnant or getting worse.

    -Sixty-four percent of Republican voters, but only 30 percent of Democratic voters, think life for the next generation of Americans will be worse than life today.

    -On climate change, 86 percent of those who backed Democrats called it a serious problem; two-thirds of Republican voters said it's not a serious issue.

    -More than 8 in 10 Republican voters, but only 6 in 10 Democratic voters, are worried about the threat of terrorism.

    -Nearly two-thirds of those backing the GOP say marijuana use should be illegal, most Democratic voters disagree.
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    Re: Big review set by Democrats after election losses

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I wouldn't say that necessarily,

    1) It's that they implemented many policies people believe haven't worked. can't blame them for that.

    2) Their base generally doesn't vote during mid terms

    3) thats just how the American Political Pendulum swings.

    I wouldn't say with the gridlock in congress that the Liberal Agenda has been pushed very hard, America is still the same old Fast Food consuming, gas guzzling, corporate oligarchy it's always been.

    There's alot of self congratulatory triumphalism among conservatives at the moment but I would remind them this now means they actually have to... you know... govern and it wasn't too long ago they were the ones being kicked out of congress on their ass. It will one day go the other way again.

    My advice is stop congratulating yourselves and start getting down to work, if you've got the chops to run this country better than the democrats, you better start quick.
    What gridlock ?

    Obama's policies have caused a significant amount of damage. Its WHY the Democrats got stomped.

    The gridlock started and stopped with the Democrats and Obama.

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    Re: Big review set by Democrats after election losses

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Again....you are trying to extropolate something that isn't there. Extensive exit polling clearly demonstrates that this was not a rejection of Democratic policies or an embracement of Republicans. What you had was a number of Democrats in red states losing their seats to Republicans. Hardly something that was out of the ordinary, especially in a mid-term election. I suspect that in 2016 when Republicans have a lot more seats in play to defend, with the election of our next Democratic President, there will likely be a shift in the other direction.

    LOL !!

    Some people are more loyal to their partisan ideology than the truth.

    Voters who had NO problems with Democrat policies chose Republicans ?

    This was indeed a repudiation of Democrat policies.

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    Re: Big review set by Democrats after election losses

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Again....you are trying to extropolate something that isn't there. Extensive exit polling clearly demonstrates that this was not a rejection of Democratic policies or an embracement of Republicans. What you had was a number of Democrats in red states losing their seats to Republicans. Hardly something that was out of the ordinary, especially in a mid-term election. I suspect that in 2016 when Republicans have a lot more seats in play to defend, with the election of our next Democratic President, there will likely be a shift in the other direction.
    I think last Tuesday to be sure was a lot of red states returning to their roots. But there was also loses in Iowa and Colorado in the senate plus governorship in Maryland, Massachusetts and Illinois. If I was a Democrat up for re-election in 2016 I would be worried about Obama Fatigue much like voters had Bush fatigue back in 2008. Some interesting stats from exit polls, some partisan, some not:
    65% of voters say the country is headed on the wrong track
    34% of voters said they were voting against Obama, 20% said they voted for Obama
    44% of voters view the Democratic Party favorably, 53% unfavorably
    40% of voters view the Republican Party favorably, 55% unfavorably
    No love there for either party
    59% of voters said they were dissatisfied with President Obama to include 23% who said they were angry.
    78% of voters are worried about the economy in the years ahead.

    There’s more, just read here.

    National Exit Poll Reveals Major Voter Discontent in Midterm Elections - ABC News
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    Re: Big review set by Democrats after election losses

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I think last Tuesday to be sure was a lot of red states returning to their roots. But there was also loses in Iowa and Colorado in the senate plus governorship in Maryland, Massachusetts and Illinois. If I was a Democrat up for re-election in 2016 I would be worried about Obama Fatigue much like voters had Bush fatigue back in 2008. Some interesting stats from exit polls, some partisan, some not:
    65% of voters say the country is headed on the wrong track
    34% of voters said they were voting against Obama, 20% said they voted for Obama
    44% of voters view the Democratic Party favorably, 53% unfavorably
    40% of voters view the Republican Party favorably, 55% unfavorably
    No love there for either party
    59% of voters said they were dissatisfied with President Obama to include 23% who said they were angry.
    78% of voters are worried about the economy in the years ahead.

    There’s more, just read here.

    National Exit Poll Reveals Major Voter Discontent in Midterm Elections - ABC News
    It seems to me that the average person feels some uncertainty with who is governing them, and therefore some lost control of their own future..

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    Re: Big review set by Democrats after election losses

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It seems to me that the average person feels some uncertainty with who is governing them, and therefore some lost control of their own future..
    That is one way to put it, a good one. A couple of exit polls: 78% of voters are worried about the economy in the years ahead. Talk about the future, 78% is a huge number of voters to be worried about their economic conditions. While the Democrats were talking about the war on women, the voters were worried about their pocket books.

    To go along with that: 65% of voters say the country is headed on the wrong track. In other words a majority of Americans do not think the president has the country headed in the right direction.
    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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    Re: Big review set by Democrats after election losses

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    Yup...if it was about healthcare, the feds could have had a safety net in place for the 10% without up heaving the other 90% of the population to acquire it.
    But that would have only allowed the federal government to intrude more deeply into the lives and affairs of 10% of the population. The Democrats would never have settled for that, if they thought they could get more.
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    Re: Big review set by Democrats after election losses

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    The guy on the losing end in an unquestionably historic defeat is giving advice to the victors.

    That, I suggest, is what's wrong with the Democratic party, they need to stop being better than everyone else.
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    Re: Big review set by Democrats after election losses

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I think it's their candidates that changed, as I haven't noticed anything about their platform that changed. In the past the GOP ran some pretty shocking candidates - Sharron Angle, Todd the "Legitimate Rape" guy, Richard Mourdock, that bimbo Christine something or other who challenged Chris Coons, etc. and those idiots not only shot themselves in the foot, but the entire GOP as well.
    The GOP would have already HAD the Senate if they hadn't run the Whackadoodle Brigade in 2010.

    Angle, O'Donnell, Joe Miller in Alaska and Ken Buck in Colorado all were Tea Party nutters who lost extremely winnable races in 2010 due to the fact that they were loony tunes. Add those four seats and it would have been a 51-47 Republican advantage.

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