View Poll Results: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats in the Midterm Election?

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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You can show the exit polling to support that claim?
    The actual polls pretty much told the story.

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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Perhaps a bit, but I think it's more acceptable that the perception of the President did the most damage.
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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    The actual polls pretty much told the story.
    No, they only show who people voted for.
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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Um, governing?
    Governments that never solve any problems collapse.
    I fight against the ignorant, irresponsible, and/or closed-minded.
    This group is the worst enemy of America and its freedoms. It includes, but is not limited to, all Trump supporters.

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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Governments that never solve any problems collapse.
    Our government was specifically designed to make it difficult to "solve problems," and it's probably the oldest on the planet.

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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Our government was specifically designed to make it difficult to "solve problems," and it's probably the oldest on the planet.
    And yet it has solved hundreds, if not thousands, over the course of its history.
    I fight against the ignorant, irresponsible, and/or closed-minded.
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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?
    Gunking up the works. You have to understand the sheer size of the government. Ask ten different groups how much the US has spent this year and you'll get nine different answers. When you have that level of confusion and inconsistency, despite the fact that I think the government has good intentions, it blows up. It's like trying to turn on a dime in a Battleship. I mean look at the whole Obamacare website. I very much doubt anyone in the government wanted that to be the flop out of the gate that it ended up being. And it took what, 100 million dollars to fix? That **** happens in the Private Sector... that never happen, someone come up saying that's the plan, their fired. And who's bright idea was it to contract it out to like twenty different companies?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Well why don't you list some specifics? What should the government get out of?
    The real question is what shouldn't the government get out of? I don't mean to be coy but really, when you talk to someone like me who is what I refer to as a "moderate libertarian". What I mean is that, I'll make no bones of it, the private sector would do whatever government does, but better and more efficient. We've seen this many times now with services like highway management, sewage, water treatment, and all these basic functions handled beautifully. There's many cases of neighborhoods that can't rely on police having to higher private security to handle to job. The reason is very simple after all, if an outfit doesn't perform up to snuff, then fire them. You can't really fire the government, specifically the bureaucracy.

    However, I do believe there are some things that while the government wouldn't do it as efficiently, I'm fine with government doing it. For instance, I'm not for privatizing social security, not because I don't think it can't be done (money wise it's the best move) but because I accept that is something people just can't accept. But more importantly, and I think similarly with the Military, there are somethings that ultimately we want full control as the people, and by extension the government. Though I will say with the Military, we need to rethink our role in the world, at least so far as our military budget which is greater than the next I think eight or nine nations combined depending on when the number is counted.

    A lot of what I would get rid of is the extraneous fat around the government and refocus. I'd phase out the Education department since it's clear it's not helping, I'd re focus the EPA to handling clean water and clear air and get them off of this Green crap being two that I can think of off the top of my head.

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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    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
    You honestly think the way the polls were showing that even if they showed up, it of made a difference?

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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    And yet it has solved hundreds, if not thousands, over the course of its history.
    And created even more. Hell just look at the VA Scandal. be better off just breaking up the VA, splitting the money into vouchers that the vets could use at real hospitals. He is right though.

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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    To add to the ever expanding list of threads about yesterday's elections, I was watching MSNBC last night (what can I say? It's fun watching Chris Matthews on a night like that) and one of the commentators said that Harry Reid's leadership in the Senate actually hurt Dems running for office by not even letting legislation he didn't like come to a vote, no Democrat could really show their independence from Obama and/or the Democrat party. I thought that made some sense.

    Do you agree that Reid did more damage to his party than good.

    Give me a sec to attach the poll.
    Yes. His refusal to compromise on the PPACA when Obama wanted to do so crippled Obama's ability to lead and polarized the legislature so badly that there was not much Obama could do to save his Presidency from being a trivial pursuit question 50 years from now.

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