View Poll Results: If the government is shutdown, will the GOP get their demands?

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  • Yes, the budget will pass as is and the dems will look bad

    4 14.81%
  • No, the shutdown will backfire and they will have to negotiate

    10 37.04%
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    11 40.74%
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Thread: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    There were enough Senate seats up for the GOP to also take over the Senate... but the GOP candidates didn't win. Somebody even beat a Tea Partier with a write in campaign. A write in campaign! That says a lot...
    umm... that was by a multi-term incumbant...

    And the GOP DID clean up in the election, even in the Senate... and wait until next year, when the Dems who won in maginal districts in 2006 come up for re-election. The Senate will flip too, guaranteed...
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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    it's going to be very, very difficult for the party still in power to hold the senate in 2012

    Tougher road ahead for Senate Dems - Shira Toeplitz - POLITICO.com

    reds are also looking at a rather easy pickup of another half dozen or so gubs

    The top 10 governors' races - David Catanese - POLITICO.com

    we already own 29

    spin, anyone?

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault


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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    That's what the Democrats said after the 2008 election... They thought they were right and it was a referendum on Republican politics, and that's what they said in the news all the time too.

    Were the election results a referendum on Republican principles?

    Neither party has changed, and neither party is good... Look at the shape America is in right now, and it's the work of both parties. The voters go one way to the next, because it's all there is to vote for... not because one party is suddenly right. That's hysterical. Neither party has really changed, if anything both sides have gotten more extreme and stubborn in their ways.
    But, now we have the Tea Party, giving us fresh faces to choose from.
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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    and unlike the party still in power we push policies that are actually popular

    we don't sue the people of arizona, insult americans who disagree about mosques at ground zero, attempt to try ksm in manhattan, bow to foreign dictators, ask americans to rat out their neighbors for expressing fishy thoughts, try to tax energy production and consumption in the midst of recession, cram a radical reform of 1/6 of our economy via senate reconciliation...

    we're professionals, we know what we're doing, and we actually LIKE the american people

    we don't disparage em behind their backs for clinging to stuff we find beneath us

    seeya at the polls, progressives
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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    umm... that was by a multi-term incumbant...

    And the GOP DID clean up in the election, even in the Senate... and wait until next year, when the Dems who won in maginal districts in 2006 come up for re-election. The Senate will flip too, guaranteed...
    It might flip, but it's matter of time until it flips again... it happens all the time, it doesn't mean one party knows best or is suddenly right on everything. It just means that that party was in power long enough to prove how awful they are at governing, and both parties are awful. It's just a matter of time until people see it about the GOP again... But of course, when the GOP gets thrown out again... and were thrown out in 2008, I know a partisan like you didn't argue the dems were suddenly right on everything.

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    It might flip, but it's matter of time until it flips again... it happens all the time, it doesn't mean one party knows best or is suddenly right on everything. It just means that that party was in power long enough to prove how awful they are at governing, and both parties are awful. It's just a matter of time until people see it about the GOP again... But of course, when the GOP gets thrown out again... and were thrown out in 2008, I know a partisan like you didn't argue the dems were suddenly right on everything.
    I know Libbos love polls, so I'll post this one for just for you.

    58% Favor Government Shutdown Until Spending Cuts Are Agreed Upon - Rasmussen Reports™
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Why do people view a potential shut down as a bad thing? The cesspool of scum that is Washington DC wont operate for awhile I say ****ing great! It means that the scum cant **** up things more than they already are, in theory. All the doom and gloom speak I hear when I read potential government shut down articles are amusing, talking about that there will be riots and anarchy. What a joke and besides theres nothing wrong with alittle chaos to liven things up.
    I want to see riots and anarchy... is that a bad thing? Really... if people had their eyes open to wtf is going on, they would be angry and rioting, and not supporting either party.

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I know Libbos love polls, so I'll post this one for just for you.

    58% Favor Government Shutdown Until Spending Cuts Are Agreed Upon - Rasmussen Reports™
    Libbos love polls but not Rasmussen:

    Neither Party Has Edge on Federal Budget Dealings

    I'd say most people want both: they want spending cuts but would like to avoid a government shutdown.

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    and unlike the party still in power we push policies that are actually popular

    we don't sue the people of arizona, insult americans who disagree about mosques at ground zero, attempt to try ksm in manhattan, bow to foreign dictators, ask americans to rat out their neighbors for expressing fishy thoughts, try to tax energy production and consumption in the midst of recession, cram a radical reform of 1/6 of our economy via senate reconciliation...

    we're professionals, we know what we're doing, and we actually LIKE the american people

    we don't disparage em behind their backs for clinging to stuff we find beneath us

    seeya at the polls, progressives
    You LIKE the American people... except the one's who want to build and worship in Mosques it seems...

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