View Poll Results: Will the GOP Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

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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
    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
    It's not that I consider social policies completely unimportant.

    Rather, I consider fiscal issues MORE important. And in fact, I'd say that social policies should be tailored to fit in the limitations of fiscal issues.


    In my perfect (and probably completely impossible) world, there would be no significant social policy, because in my perfect world, social policy is more or less formed by Libertarians.

    Basically, in my perfect world, social policy is "do whatever the **** you want so long as it doesn't hurt someone else....but then you can start into a discussion of what precisely "hurt someone else" is defined as.

    The problem is that when you have programs which involve providing monitary suppot and such to people for various things, some of their activities could in theory be considered as harming someone else.
    For example you could in theory consider the poor eating habits of a person on government provided health care to be harming the person who pays for their care (assuming they are also unemployed here).

    As with most issues, their is never a simple answer, and IMO most of the "fixes" that politicians propose and implement probably cause more harm than good.


    I sometimes have the thought that leaving things the **** alone would be a better solution...only it's too late for that now, since they've been ****ing **** up for decades.
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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    Never say never, but I don't see how this may happen. "Will the Dems lose their majority in the Senate?" would be a better question.

    (One possible scenario could be: moderates and libertarians in the GOP get into a real fight with the "socially conservative" and anti-immigration factions, and whoever loses refuses to vote for the winners. But for that to happen, Democrats need to appear non-threatening, centrist and overall acceptable as an alternative - and they had been moving to the left fast and deep in the recent years).

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

    only time will tell.
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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    Possible, but if I had to lay money one way or another it'd be on them keeping the majority.

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

    Considering the districts these people come from...not a chance. They are fully bright red and the people within those districts would vote anyone with a big "R" next to their names.
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    Re: Do You Think the GOP Will Lose Their Majority in the House in 2014?

    Castles may stand but they don't last forever. There are plenty of republican congressmen who could lose their seats. Consider How close the democrats were in their attempt to unseat Michelle Bachman last year.

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