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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Just like Obama and Democrats compromised during the last two years? I am all for that same kind of compromise.
    lol..every effort was made to bring repubs in, they chose not to particiapate.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

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    Just like Obama and Democrats compromised during the last two years? I am all for that same kind of compromise.
    I dont like compromise that just results in me being ****ed over at a slower pace.
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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Having a red/Teabag majority in the house is going to accomplish what, exactly? Writing and passing a bunch of bills that will never make it through the senate?

    Great. Well done, Teabaggers.
    It will put an abrupt stop to the two years liberals spent dreaming of castles and unicorns while holding hands and prancing 'round the money tree.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    That wasn't their job. The onus was on demo's to reach out in real ways, not lip service, and not steam rolling like they did. And they paid the price last night didn't they?

    But you guy's keep going, and the Progressive, Union, far left machine will continue to do so much damage to itself with its authoritarian style, that they may destroy the demo party forever.

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    Do you seriously believe that the GOPers have ever tried to "reach out in real ways" when they controlled Congress (and the White House)? Really, that's part of the problem, as I see it. Neither of the two major parties shows much effort to collaborate in a bipartisan fashion. One party gets control, then gets arrogant with its power, then gets kicked out by the voters. Then the other party repeats the same behavior, with the same results. The GOPers and the tea partiers have shown a strong authoritarian streak in them as well.

    That's why I voted for third party candidates yesterday.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Probably the west that is looking for the taxpayer bailout that Obama promised. Hope the "party of no" actually says "HELL NO!"
    Yep, we need to defund that, too.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    lol..every effort was made to bring repubs in, they chose not to particiapate.
    That is a plain, out and out lie.


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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    lol..every effort was made to bring repubs in, they chose not to particiapate.
    Sure they did... They told them they could sit at the table every once in a while, as long as they kept their mouths shut and their ideas to themselves.

    I guess you forgot how many times they were completely shut out by the democrats.
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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Last night was the worst-case scenario for Democrats. Here's why:

    1. Dems maintained the Senate and Harry Reid. The House can now run the people's wishes up the flagpole again and again, and Reid and Obama will have to now be the "Party of No", which is the only political position Dems have taken recently against Republicans. As much as we'd love to see Reid gone in shame (his son got throttled), he is still the face of why last night went so horribly wrong for his party. Republicans have a firm hold on the filibuster, and need merely wait on another election cycle to take over the Senate completely.

    2. Governors's can begin the process of re-districing key swing states back to the way it was during the Reagan years. Did you see what happened in Pennsylvania? The Governor, five House seats, and a senator's spot all go Republican? Absolutely unfathomable, given the Democrat-friendly districting lines there. That was really the story of the night because Dems will have huge problems for years to come now that their years of gerrymandering can be undone.

    3. The industrial belt - Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, etc - all went red last night. That critical portion of the country just gave the finger to Obama bigtime.

    4. All that remains of the Democrats is the far, far left, much like most of what remains of Republicans are ultra conservatives. In that ideological battle, the Republicans will win. The one exception was in West Virginia, where Dems retained a Senate seat, but the guy will vote against Obama on virtually everything. Democrat in name only.

    5. Even in liberal strongholds, people like Murray in Washington had difficult times retaining seats that used to be an afterthought.

    The message was loud and clear last night, and now it's up to Obama to either be pragmatic like Clinton and admit defeat - "the era of big government is over" - or go even harder and more divisively to the left than he already is.
    Yes this is so new! Never before has the pendelum swung the other way when the economy is not doing so well. Never!

    I'll bet you believe it when a veteran politican from D.C. tells you it's time to reduce the big government he or she helped create!

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Look, Joe. Obama when he was elected touted that he would usher in an era lacking the partisan rancor that permeated during the Bush years. That was not only an obvious lie, but one that Obama himself ignored visibly during the past two years of his reign. That you can't even be honest that Obama and the demo's have been bitterly partisan in their approach, and one sided governing is a testament to one of the reasons that Pelosi will have to mount her broom and vacate the Speakers chair. j-mac
    Just thought of something pertinent. Why does Nancy Pelosi not wear underpants when flying? Ans: It makes it easier to hold onto the broom.
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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I continue to be amazed at how little people understand about civics and government.

    You do realized she won her seat?

    Having a red/Teabag majority in the house is going to accomplish what, exactly? Writing and passing a bunch of bills that will never make it through the senate?
    Great. Well done, Teabaggers.
    Yep, your worst nightmare. The House continues to put forth bills that are hugely popular, only to see Reid and Obama say no, no, no, no, no.

    Then we get to have another election!!! Let the slaughter ensue.

    And I'd bet Pelosi retires soon. The country just told her to shove it up her backside.

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