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    Re: ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I think he may become the most effective Repub leader in the Senate since Everett Dirksen.
    I hadn't thought about it prior but that may be a reasonable possibility.

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    Re: ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    I hadn't thought about it prior but that may be a reasonable possibility.

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    Re: ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    The republicants had better actually do something with their congressional majority in both the House and Senate. If they do not, at a minimum, stop the growth of the federal government and reduce the federal deficit to zero then I will not vote for any national republicant candidates. If the republiucants want to govern like demorats then I will vote for Libertarians instead.

    I am getting tired of spending millions to hold investigations/hearings that result in no change at all and rarely even a single firing (the VA policy actually leading to deaths is a prime example) of those that should be held accountable. Typically the reverse (a funding increase) results when things get screwed up badly by a federal program, agency or department. Step one for the republicants must be to (at least partially) defund any federal program, agency or department that has been found to be mismanaged (i.e. is no longer even under executive and/or legislative control). That includes ICE which has been ordered to not enforce the law - why spend more to get less done?
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    Re: ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I think he may become the most effective Repub leader in the Senate since Everett Dirksen.
    So long as no goofy "ten-year" plans, like Ryan seems prone to cook up, get passed which have spending increases now and mere promises of future spending cuts "down the road" (follow that kicked can?) or miraculous revenue growth or "savings" projections.
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    Re: ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    So long as no goofy "ten-year" plans, like Ryan seems prone to cook up, get passed which have spending increases now and mere promises of future spending cuts "down the road" (follow that kicked can?) or miraculous revenue growth or "savings" projections.
    We shall see.
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    Re: ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

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    We shall see.
    Indeed, we shall see, and just in time for the 2016 national election cycle.
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    Re: ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    My personal opinion is that public attitudes are evolving more rapidly and deeply than most observers had expected.
    Faster than I expected. But how long can it last? The party affiliation gap since 2000 has been close with the Democrats usually having anywhere from a 2-5 point gap in their favor. Really kind of consistent. Party favorability though at times was hugely in the Democrats favor.

    Now for the last couple of month I have been talking about Obama fatigue beginning to set in much like Bush fatigue did back in early 2006. This just might be another sign of that. But it is too early to tell.
    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: ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Faster than I expected. But how long can it last? The party affiliation gap since 2000 has been close with the Democrats usually having anywhere from a 2-5 point gap in their favor. Really kind of consistent. Party favorability though at times was hugely in the Democrats favor.

    Now for the last couple of month I have been talking about Obama fatigue beginning to set in much like Bush fatigue did back in early 2006. This just might be another sign of that. But it is too early to tell.
    The Dems had their chance to turn Bush fatigue into a durable majority 2006-2008, but their terrible decisions in 2009 led to their defeat in 2010. Since then they have continued to stumble and now the Repubs have an opportunity. If they make wise choices they could turn this into a multi-cycle period in power. If not, well . . .
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    Re: ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The Dems had their chance to turn Bush fatigue into a durable majority 2006-2008, but their terrible decisions in 2009 led to their defeat in 2010. Since then they have continued to stumble and now the Repubs have an opportunity. If they make wise choices they could turn this into a multi-cycle period in power. If not, well . . .
    I agree, the Democrats blew it with the ACA. The people elected them to fix the economy, not to give them healthcare. Then the people saw them spending all their time on healthcare instead of the economy, well, 2010 happened. Ignore the voters wishes, 58% of them said no to healthcare, they can bite back. Not often, but when they do it is glorious.

    If McConnell/Boehner and company follow the publics wishes in the legislation they propose, they just might be a political realignment. I said might.
    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: ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The Dems had their chance to turn Bush fatigue into a durable majority 2006-2008, but their terrible decisions in 2009 led to their defeat in 2010. Since then they have continued to stumble and now the Repubs have an opportunity. If they make wise choices they could turn this into a multi-cycle period in power. If not, well . . .
    In fact, I think it is fair to say that they have created an “Obama fatigue” that massively dwarfs the “Bush fatigue” on which they rode into power in 2008.
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