Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
Obama has the Repubs right where he wants them.
Because when they take the house the Repubs will actually have to govern instead of just playing partisan politics and obstructionism. So if they don't create jobs and reduce the deficit within a year, which I doubt they will, their name is as good as mudd.
Pelosi, Among Others, Could Exit if Dems Lose House - TIME
Other Democrats are sure to follow Pelosi out of the Capitol. After the GOP lost the House in 2006, 27 Republicans called it quits. But in the case of Pelosi's Democratic cloakroom, the exodus could be deeper: five of the 20 current committee chairmen are her allies from California. Without their champion, some veterans such as Education and Labor Committee chairman George Miller, who has been in Congress since 1975, may be inclined to leave.
Others are older — Rules Committee chair Louise Slaughter and Judiciary Committee chairman John Conyers, both 81, know that life in the minority holds less appeal for octogenarians. And, in any case, it might be time for some fresh blood. The average age of Democratic House chairs is nearly 70, while top Republicans are, on average, a decade younger — thanks, in part, to the 2006 spate of retirements.
Two chairmen have already retired: Appropriations Committee chief David Obey of Wisconsin and Tennessee's Bart Gordon, the top Dem on the Science and Technology Committee. Both seats look likely to fall into GOP hands next week.
Another five chairmen are endangered. A recent poll showed Budget Committee chairman John Spratt trailing by 10 points in his South Carolina district. And Armed Services Committee chairman Ike Skelton, Transportation Committee chairman Jim Oberstar and Natural Resources Committee chairman Nick Rahall are all in the toughest races of their careers. All told, half or more of the top Democrats on the House's 20 committees might lose, quit or retire.
Serving in the minority in the House is vastly different from governing. For many of the old bulls who survived a dozen years in the minority to get their chance to govern, a return to second-class citizenship is unappealing. A spate of rank-and-file retirements is likely, giving Republicans an extra advantage Dems enjoyed in 2008: dozens of open seats in districts that haven't been vacant for decades. This could set the GOP up for more gains in 2012.
But this thread will look silly if the Republicans dont take both houses... we shall see.
The one difference I will give the Republicans of 2010 compared to the Democrats of 2006 however is that if they do it they are doing it by making their intentions fully known in regards to being firmly entrenched in the right. In 2006 Democrats won their majority by going into Republican strong holds and winning victories by running moderate to even conservative leaning democrats, in some cases seemingly only breaking with their Republican competition on the War and a few more minor issues. In 2010 the Republicans are actually OUSTING the republican equivilent of those type of people in primaries and running staunchly right-leaning people who are clearly articulating what they stand for.
While I don't think its going to necessarily mean a "mandate" that the country is decidingly and unquestionably all against Obama and all completely to the right, I do believe it sends a much more clear message of the views of the country with regards to political lean in general than 2006 due to the focuses of strategy found in both campaign years.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump