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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Could be as much as 80 seats, hasn't happened since FDR..........
    Wishful thinking even for a Republican like you Navy.....the number will be closer to 40-45....smaller than in 94 but enough to give your Republican party the house. The Senate will remain Democrat.
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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    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.

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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Obama has the Repubs right where he wants them.
    LOL!

    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.

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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    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.
    Oh so the democrats will have to go back to being the party of NO like they were for the 14 years Republicans controlled both houses? You seem to have forgotten that part.

    Oh how I love exposing liberalism hypocrisy.

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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy Duty View Post
    Oh so the democrats will have to go back to being the party of NO like they were for the 14 years Republicans controlled both houses? You seem to have forgotten that part.

    Oh how I love exposing liberalism hypocrisy.
    Of course they will. After all winning no matter what, is more important than actually governing the US and getting it out of the mess it is in. The republicans are experts at that.

    But this thread will look silly if the Republicans dont take both houses... we shall see.
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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Of course they will. After all winning no matter what, is more important than actually governing the US and getting it out of the mess it is in. The republicans are experts at that.

    But this thread will look silly if the Republicans dont take both houses... we shall see.
    Well most political pugs whom are bi partisan are saying that the senate isnt out of reach and could very well be taken. The only reason it would stay in the dems hands is because this is an off election year for most senate seats.

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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Whats funny is that if, and probably when, this election tomorrow the Republicans gain a slight majority in the House its going to be hailed as a total American rejection of Democrats. I guess it takes true denial to look at a 51%-60% majority and call it a total sweep.
    This is one of those things of recent years that both parties do that just will not stop anytime soon I fear. I honestly thinik that the 2000 election and the reactions to such a tight race had a LOT to do with it. Then you have 2004 with Bush having the most votes for a candidate in history at that point claiming a "mandate" with a small margin to win. Then you had Democrats in 2006 claiming a "mandate" for taking the congress during a year of low approval by either side for republicans and a ton of scandals, by using a bunch of blue dog Democrat candidates. You have the large Obama win made to look like a landslide, and an individual running as a moderate taking it as a mandate to push very left leaning ideas and policy. And now you'll have the Republicans doing it again.

    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.

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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Wishful thinking even for a Republican like you Navy.....the number will be closer to 40-45....smaller than in 94 but enough to give your Republican party the house. The Senate will remain Democrat.
    One thing for sure if they get the house they can stop the socialist government of Hussein Obama....Thank God for that........
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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    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.
    you people are really bad at reading the mood of this country.

    Republicans are being elected precisely to be the party of "no".

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    Re: Gallup poll points to GOP rout

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Obama has the Repubs right where he wants them.
    I didn't know he was into that sort of thing. And all this time we thought he was bowing!

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