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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    I am off to a VERY pleasant nights sleep.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Colorado is super tight now.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    No chance in hell of any meaningful attempts at compromise from either side. Pipe dream. Next presidential race starts in a just a few months.
    it started with this election....let the games begin!!

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    There she blows.... Fox calls it for Reid in Nevada
    belay my last, he has won, no doubt.

    But i still want to know what happened with the polling though.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Two democratic chairmans have bit the dust tonight. The chairman of Armed Services and the budget committees.

    Currently the republicans are up to 212 seats in the House... Only 4 to go then it's bed time.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Can we still drop that idiot as Majority Leader in favor of Schumer?
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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    There are issues where Obama has signaled his willingness to work with Republicans on issues that they have traditionally cared about. Free trade, education reform, tax cuts for the middle class, etc. Boehner's speech made me skeptical if they'll actually work with him though...or if they'll either A) move the goal posts a bridge too far to get Democratic support, or B) disavow their previously-held positions since they're now being proposed by a Democratic president.

    As for the issues that you mentioned: I think it's important that Republicans recognize how much leverage they actually have. Repealing health care reform and/or extending all of the Bush tax cuts is flat-out not going to happen. Obama doesn't NEED to compromise at all; he already got his way, and if Congress takes no action, the status quo is the Democratic position. At most, the Republicans might be able to work with the Democrats to change the laws in ways that are mutually agreeable to all of them.

    As for the other two issues you mentioned. Cap-and-trade was already dead on arrival, so I doubt it's on the agenda at all. For that matter, neither is immigration reform...at least not as a serious policy change (although the Dems might introduce it as a wedge issue knowing that it will lose).
    We'll have to see I guess.

    I think people realize that its unlikely that you'll have health care reform removed this go round, or the Bush Tax cuts extended as a whole. However, I think people want these republicans to push for that and fight for that rather than go in and immediately give up and "compromise" on those things. Those are some fundamental things that were pushed by Republicans in this election and I can sure as hell tell you that most people voting for them weren't voting for them to go in and immediately compromise on those things and lose a spine with it. I'd rather see them try to repeal the health care law, and fail because of Obama vetoing it or the Senate stopping it, then I would to see them "compromise" and keep it in place with a few minor tweaks. If they don't push this issue then they're likely not getting my support in 2012 like they did in 2010, and I dare say there are many people who voted for them that feel that way. If they "compromise" on the things that were the MAIN reason they were voted in then they're no better than those we voted out.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    There she blows.... Fox calls it for Reid in Nevada
    Would have loved to see him fall, but this is probably good news for pubs... rather than a fresh face and fresh start, the dems get this failure to serve as a figurehead for two more years.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Well, it's been fun but I've got to work early tomorrow.

    Hang in there, Reid! (I can't believe I just said that)
    He is the one Democrat that I hope will lose. 1) He is an exceptionally weak leader. The dems would be better served with new leadership in the senate 2) Engle is such a mental lightweight (joke), she would be a great poster child for 2012 to remind people of the consequences of not looking before they vote ( I cannot believe she got away with not answering questions)...

    Oh well, called for Reid.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    House:

    Republicans - 217
    Democrats - 146

    Good night everyone... See you in the trenches tomorrow.

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