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Thread: How important are the elections?

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    How important are the elections?

    It seems republicans might take the majority, will things change if they do?

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    Re: How important are the elections?

    Ummmm......no
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    Re: How important are the elections?

    Meh. Not that much change, but some.
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    Re: How important are the elections?

    Not very. We still have legal bribery in the form of gigantic campaign contributions. This basically causes politicians to serve interests that are in many cases harmful to the electing body, regardless of declared party.

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    Re: How important are the elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Libertie76 View Post
    It seems republicans might take the majority, will things change if they do?
    In what way are you anticipating change? Will they try to reverse some previous decision? I am not sure if they can. Will they be more productive? I highly doubt it. If the GOP takes the majority in the Senate, the cycle will just begin anew.

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    Re: How important are the elections?

    The only thing which would change is that the "party of no" will switch sides.

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    Re: How important are the elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Libertie76 View Post
    It seems republicans might take the majority, will things change if they do?
    There may actually be votes on bills in the Senate now. And we won't have to listen to the new Senate Majority leader pontificate on the Koch Brothers and the name of a certain NFL football team.
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    Re: How important are the elections?

    Let's put it this way...the establishment Repubs will rejoice holding off Tea party challengers more than beating the Libs. (least according to some at Politico.com.)

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    Re: How important are the elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    The only thing which would change is that the "party of no" will switch sides.
    Yep. Change ends of the field.
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    How important are the elections?

    Keeping in mind that a great deal of continuity is inevitable in the aftermath of elections, this will nevertheless constitute a big change.

    If the Republicans take the Senate and maintain the House in 2014, they are more likely to keep that influence in 2016. 2016 will be important because given the tendency for Americans to not elect an incumbent Party 3 terms in a row, you're looking at Republican control of both the legislative and executive branch. Taken together with an existing conservative majority in the Supreme Court (and the likelihood of a conservative appointment to the Court after 2016 if a Republican is elected to President), you have a "conservative" majority in all three branches of the Federal government.

    In terms of legislation, you're looking at building up toward a Republican version of 2009, and in terms of overall direction, you're looking at a more conservative orientation toward governance and society in general. However you view the consequences of that is at your discretion, but it is nevertheless incredibly significant. The only consolation liberals would have would be taking the House in 2016 or 2018.
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