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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't disagree it was a factor, but not a negative factor with Democrats. It may have energized more on the right and got out more Republican voters, but that doesn't necessarily mean Democrats didn't support Reid both in the Senate and in the general left leaning public. I'd say that Obama and his administration were far more the deciding factor and Reid actually helped protect both Obama and Senate Democrats with the false narrative about Republican obstructionists.
    The democrats on the hard left did continue to support Harry Reid. The moderates did not as the majority of those bills that Reid tabled had bipartisan support. In the long run, Reid's actions devastated the democrat party.

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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    The democrats on the hard left did continue to support Harry Reid. The moderates did not as the majority of those bills that Reid tabled had bipartisan support. In the long run, Reid's actions devastated the democrat party.
    You can show the exit polling to support that claim?
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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Very much. Bottom line I would bet that you think the government can be more help than the private sector to the economy. Exit polls show this divide clearly where only 20% of Dems think "Government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals" whereas 20% of Reps believe "Government should do more to solve problems".
    That last question is just bizarre. If government isn't solving problems, what the hell good is it?
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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    The question in this OP is first-grade politics.
    I expected at least a high school level of political science when I joined DP.

    McConnell is giving an excellent news conference right now and he is very intelligent.
    I expect him to try and whip EVERY Senator and Congressperson in line .

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Short answer - yes.

    Long answer - hell yes.

    However, we have our version of Reid, in the form of Ted Cruz, who is rumored to be eying a leadership position. That scares me.
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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    That last question is just bizarre. If government isn't solving problems, what the hell good is it?
    Um, governing?

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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Harry Reid is Obama's yes man.

    The Senate has been a reflection of the Obama White House for almost seven years now, incompetent.

    Nothing more needs to be said.

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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    No more than republican senators not allowing anything to pass hurt their party. Sooner or later, the total combined uselessness of the senate will have to cost every incumbent. Only then will they work together.

    From here on though i expect the dems will shift their focus to the clintons and mention obama sparingly.

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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    yep, yep.. voters want something besides permanent gridlock..
    so why would they vote for republicans then, who can't even agree to allow educational debt refinancing?

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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Which both sides do. What I find interesting is how often Republican voters and conservatives are told we cannot win unless we put up our more "moderate" or less conservative candidates, yet, even after last night, nobody really calls on Democrats to be more "moderate" or less liberal. That's not any kind of criticism, it's just something I noticed.
    It's because few dems are liberal to begin with. It's very much a centrist/populist party and has been since at least the start of bill clinton (i'm not familiar with before that).

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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Not enough to make a difference. Too much voter apathy this year.

    Like most midterms, this was the time for cranky old white Americans to show that they don't like that uppity Obama or the taste of their Metamucil.
    Yeah probably like 10% voter turnout, and the repubs taking a majority (not super majority so who cares) is supposed to reflect on harry reid? Only to the extent he (and every other politician) didn't galvanize the other 90% of voters to show up

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