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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    Quote Originally Posted by ~Dr.Who~ View Post
    it has to.

    in the scheme of things the dems need to have their chance at bat.

    the world is watching and is ticked off and they believe the republicans are some bad guy thwarting every move of Obama the Saviour of America.

    i think the economy will have righted itself by the end of obama's term.

    it will be a democratic congress..

    in reality at this point and time the republican party is totally bereft of sanity...some still think McCain and Palin would have been great in the white house.

    so the dems will get another 8 years after obama and then through natural selection and survival the Republican party should produce viable politicians that will no longer be insane.
    The Dems had their chance at bat the first 2 years of Pres Obama's first term. Obviously the American people didn't like what they saw and decided not to give that a second chance. Plus, that would mean we have to look at Pelosi's face all the time
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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Rural whites are scared to death of urban multiculturalism. No amount of money in the world will change that.
    You take multiculturalism out of that statement and put in crime, this would be an accurate statement.
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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    I voted No. I believe they'll gain a few seats further cementing their house majority. They may even pick up enough to take the senate if they get their message in order. They used to be very good at that, message management.

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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    The Dems had their chance at bat the first 2 years of Pres Obama's first term. Obviously the American people didn't like what they saw and decided not to give that a second chance. Plus, that would mean we have to look at Pelosi's face all the time
    yeah and they will learn by their mistakes and do what they want like drunken sailors on shore leave...

    mark my words...they will get the congress they want and run free.....


    personally i think it will be cool to watch...for the republican public will demand saner more informed republican politicians...

    it's good for everyone...

    the state of the republican mess is a horror...like i said people still think Mccain and Palin were good choices.

    then you have the tea party....my god man....there is a thread on sterilization you should read...

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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    Since I tend to look at politicians through a a lens which places fiscal policy first, and given my own views on the subject....

    In general I tend to consider the democrats bad, the republicans only slightly better (very slight), and then the various 3rd parties and independents on a more individual basis.


    Social policy is really a low-importance issue for me...But even so, some of the stances that politicians (on BOTH sides) take on such issues are off-putting to me.
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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    I don't think so. The House closer represents the people. So unlike say in IL where Cook county and Peoria alone can sway Senatorial and Presidential outcomes for almost exclusively Democratic candidates, the House allows individual districts to get their GOP'er candidates in office.

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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    You take multiculturalism out of that statement and put in crime, this would be an accurate statement.
    That per capita crime is higher in urban areas is kind of true, but misleading.

    Here's a detailed study.
    Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) - Urban, Suburban, and Rural Victimization, 1993-98
    Highlights:

    From 1993 to 1998 the trends in violent and property crime for urban and suburban areas were similar. For both urban and suburban areas, violent and property crime trends during this period decreased at a greater rate than in rural areas.

    The average annual 1993-98 violent crime rate in urban areas was about 74% higher than the rural rate and 37% higher than the suburban rate.

    Urban males experienced violent victimizations at rates 64% higher than the average combined suburban and rural male rate and 47% higher than urban females.

    Although most violent crimes in urban (60%), suburban (68%), and rural (70%) areas were committed without a weapon, firearm usage in the commission of a violent crime was higher in urban areas when compared to suburban or rural areas (12% urban versus 9% suburban and 8% rural).

    Between 1993 and 1998, 19 in 20 suburban and rural households owned motor vehicles; however, in suburban households the theft of motor vehicles (13 per 1,000 households) was twice the rural rate (6 per 1,000 households) during this period.

    Property crimes were generally completed at higher rates against urban households than against suburban or rural households.

    Urban violent crime victims were more likely than suburban or rural crime victims to be victimized by a stranger (respectively, 53%, 47%, and 34% of violent crime victims).

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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I voted No. I believe they'll gain a few seats further cementing their house majority. They may even pick up enough to take the senate if they get their message in order. They used to be very good at that, message management.
    I actually agree with you on that. The Dems tax hike talk is going to hurt them, I believe. This is just my opinion, but I don't believe American people in general are listening to the "it's the Republican's fault" mantra anymore. The Senate doesn't pass a budget for 4 years and then when they do it proposes $1 trillion in tax hikes over 10 years lol. That kind of stuff doesn't fly when people are already hurting. And it definitley doesn't fly when the American people see us sending millions to Egypt in foreign aid the very day the sequestration hits. Or when Sen Coburn (R) in OK comes out with his annual "Wastebook" and they see mechanical squirrels and Moroccan pottery being funded.
    http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/...5-8522c7e1a40e
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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I actually agree with you on that. The Dems tax hike talk is going to hurt them, I believe. This is just my opinion, but I don't believe American people in general are listening to the "it's the Republican's fault" mantra anymore. The Senate doesn't pass a budget for 4 years and then when they do it proposes $1 trillion in tax hikes over 10 years lol. That kind of stuff doesn't fly when people are already hurting. And it definitley doesn't fly when the American people see us sending millions to Egypt in foreign aid the very day the sequestration hits. Or when Sen Coburn (R) in OK comes out with his annual "Wastebook" and they see mechanical squirrels and Moroccan pottery being funded.
    http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/...5-8522c7e1a40e
    Congress spends the money and levies the taxes. So they, at the very least deserve half the blame.
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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Since I tend to look at politicians through a a lens which places fiscal policy first, and given my own views on the subject....

    In general I tend to consider the democrats bad, the republicans only slightly better (very slight), and then the various 3rd parties and independents on a more individual basis.


    Social policy is really a low-importance issue for me...But even so, some of the stances that politicians (on BOTH sides) take on such issues are off-putting to me.
    i find this post interesting.

    i agree with you and feel your honesty towards social policy frightening though.

    If the government is not active in social policy so many people will continue to fall through the cracks in our way life and find them selves in a plethora of various horrid conditions....

    who should make social policy then...

    which would actually affect people's lives..

    i realize wealth neutralizes the needs for social safety nets...but then again do you really want all this near zombie filth people wandering around

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