View Poll Results: What do you think the results are going to be in 2010

Voters
1829. You may not vote on this poll
  • Democrats gain in house and senate

    127 6.94%
  • Democrats gain in house, senate relatively unchanged

    51 2.79%
  • Republicans gain in house but not a majority, senate relatively unchanged

    512 27.99%
  • Republicans gain a majority in house, senate relatively unchanged

    1,060 57.96%
  • Status quo, no significant changes in house or senate

    79 4.32%
Page 3 of 10 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 94

Thread: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

  1. #21
    It's Just Boris.
    Bassman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    West end of the Erie Canal (That's Buffalo, NY for those of you in Rio Linda)
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 02:42 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    1,699

    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Hate to burst your bubble, but unless someone steps up in the Newt Gingrich role, the Republicans have a long way to go.

    Eric Cantor could quite easily fill those shoes. He's not quite the idea machine that Gingrich is, but he's smart and articulate. What he has not done (yet) is put out that succinct statement of principles that people can gravitate towards the way Gingrich did with the Contract with America.

    You can argue the extent to which the Republicans were sincere with the Contract overall, but what you cannot argue is that the Contract framed the 1994 elections more than any other issue. After seemingly endless gridlock in the Congress during George H.W. Bush's term of office, and the seeming persistence of gridlock during the early Clinton years, the Contract was a pledge to bring legislation to the floor, come hell or high water.

    The party that can frame 2010 in similar terms is going to make huge gains at the polls. This is where the Anti-Republicans are doing themselves serious damage as a governing party. They have made great sport of talking up how marginalized and irrelevant the Republican Party is, only to fall back on blaming them for not being able to pass health care reform on Dear Leader's timetable--John Kerry Syndrome apparently is contagious, with the Anti-Republicans firmly entrenched on both sides of the question of how relevant the Republican Party is in Congress. They have the votes, presumably, to govern as they desire, yet for all of the hoopla surrounding Dear Leader and a supposed feverish pace of legislation, they have moved exactly one major piece of legislation all the way through the system--American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (PL 111-5). Total number of laws enacted by Congress to date--47.

    Search Results - THOMAS (Library of Congress))

    Doing an advanced search on THOMAS for all public laws in the 110th Congress introduced in Congress through 8/11/2007 results in a count of 214.

    Congress, with an Anti-Republican Majority (same as in the 110th Congress) and an Anti-Republican President, is passing less than one fourth the legislation the last Congress worked on. With more of their own to work with, they are accomplishing less, and blaming the minority party for their ineptitude.

    Thus, the stage is set for a Republican resurgence, but only if the Republicans can make a case as a party that will move legislation through the system, as a party with the discipline and the vision to actually govern and attend the nation's business. If they can make that case, they will own the midterm elections, because the Anti-Republicans have made a stellar case already that they are not such a party.

    However, there is no indication the Republicans are setting the stage to make such a case, and, until they do, their midterm gains will be modest.
    Celtic, you just taught this old dawg


    11/8/16: A day of great relief for America

  2. #22
    Liberal Fascist For Life!


    Redress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:27 PM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    93,361
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    The problem as I see it, is that the Libs were the ones who started this catterwalling when they lost in 1994, but especially in the 2000 election. since then, all we heard were unrelenting attacks on President GW Bush 24/7. So I think, as guilty of it as I am, we do need to take a breather and reassess our priorites.
    You need to go back and look at your history. 1994 was hardly the beginning of anything.

  3. #23
    It's Just Boris.
    Bassman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    West end of the Erie Canal (That's Buffalo, NY for those of you in Rio Linda)
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 02:42 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    1,699

    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You need to go back and look at your history. 1994 was hardly the beginning of anything.
    So the Libs have been bitter even before then?? How?? I did not see as much bitterness and outright hatred until 2000. But I do believe that the Libs have been pissed since 1994. JMHO


    11/8/16: A day of great relief for America

  4. #24
    Liberal Fascist For Life!


    Redress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:27 PM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    93,361
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    So the Libs have been bitter even before then?? How?? I did not see as much bitterness and outright hatred until 2000. But I do believe that the Libs have been pissed since 1994. JMHO
    No moreso than any other party out of power. I think most of us where not even that pissed until 2000. But it goes back and forth, with every shift in power. There just have not been that many shifts in congress, so it made it more noticeable in 94.

  5. #25
    It's Just Boris.
    Bassman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    West end of the Erie Canal (That's Buffalo, NY for those of you in Rio Linda)
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 02:42 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    1,699

    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No moreso than any other party out of power. I think most of us where not even that pissed until 2000. But it goes back and forth, with every shift in power. There just have not been that many shifts in congress, so it made it more noticeable in 94.
    Considering the Democrats had a nonstop stranglehold on Congress for forty years before that!!!


    11/8/16: A day of great relief for America

  6. #26
    Liberal Fascist For Life!


    Redress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:27 PM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    93,361
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    Considering the Democrats had a nonstop stranglehold on Congress for forty years before that!!!
    That was the point, yes.

  7. #27
    It's Just Boris.
    Bassman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    West end of the Erie Canal (That's Buffalo, NY for those of you in Rio Linda)
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 02:42 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    1,699

    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That was the point, yes.
    And yet this is exactly what you want to see again?? Nonstop Democrats with control of all three branches of government for decades??? I see that crap here in the People's Republic of New York and it is not good. Zero private sector growth and a whole slew of brand new taxes and fees in a vain attempt to close a 2 billion dollar shortfall.


    11/8/16: A day of great relief for America

  8. #28
    Liberal Fascist For Life!


    Redress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:27 PM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    93,361
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    And yet this is exactly what you want to see again?? Nonstop Democrats with control of all three branches of government for decades??? I see that crap here in the People's Republic of New York and it is not good. Zero private sector growth and a whole slew of brand new taxes and fees in a vain attempt to close a 2 billion dollar shortfall.
    Again, where have I said that? Step one to having a sane, enjoyable conversations is to not go on these random, off the wall rants.
    Last edited by Redress; 08-12-09 at 11:42 PM. Reason: grammer > me

  9. #29
    It's Just Boris.
    Bassman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    West end of the Erie Canal (That's Buffalo, NY for those of you in Rio Linda)
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 02:42 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    1,699

    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Again, where have I said that? Step one to having a sane, enjoyable conversations is to not go on these random, off the wall rants.
    You didn't have to say that. As a die-hard Liberal, you want to see endless Democrat rule!


    11/8/16: A day of great relief for America

  10. #30
    Sage
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Seen
    08-27-09 @ 08:41 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    6,344

    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No moreso than any other party out of power. I think most of us where not even that pissed until 2000. But it goes back and forth, with every shift in power. There just have not been that many shifts in congress, so it made it more noticeable in 94.
    One thing that has to be remembered is that, historically speaking, 2001-2006 was exceptional as a period of "unified" government (both houses of Congress and the Presidency under a single party).

    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress"]United States Congress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
    Year Congress President Senate (100) House (435)
    2009 111th D D - 58*** D - 256
    2007 110th R D - 51** D - 233
    2005 109th R R - 55 R - 232
    2003 108th R R - 51 R - 229
    2001 107th R D* R - 221
    1999 106th D R - 55 R - 223
    1997 105th D R - 55 R - 228
    1995 104th D R - 52 R - 230
    1993 103rd D D - 57 D - 258
    1991 102nd R D - 56 D - 267
    1989 101st R D - 55 D - 260
    1987 100th R D - 55 D - 258
    1985 99th R R - 53 D - 253
    1983 98th R R - 54 D - 269
    1981 97th R R - 53 D - 242
    1979 96th D D - 58 D - 277
    1977 95th D D - 61 D - 292

    1975 94th R D - 60 D -291
    1973 93rd R D - 56 D - 242
    1971 92nd R D - 54 D - 255
    1969 91st R D - 57 D - 243
    1967 90th D D - 64 D - 247
    1965 89th D D - 68 D - 295
    1963 88th D D - 66 D - 259
    1961 87th D D - 64 D - 263

    1959 86th R D - 65 D -283
    1957 85th R D - 49 D - 232
    1955 84th R D - 48 D - 232
    1953 83rd R R - 48 D - 221
    1951 82nd D D - 49 D - 235
    1949 81st D D - 54 D - 263

    1947 80th D R - 51 R - 246
    1945 79th D D - 57 D - 242
    Since WWII, only one other time--the 1960s--has one party dominated the national government for more than a single Presidential cycle (although 2001 was an odd session for the Senate because of starting out with an exact 50-50 split).

    The pattern of American government--the long term historical trend--is very much one of divided government. For whatever particular mix of political forces that come into play, the natural political balance of this country has been that a party can have the White House, or the Congress, but not both.

    The times where it has occurred have, interestingly enough, been fairly controversial times: Truman's second term was punctuated by the Soviet Union becoming a nuclear power, the Korean War, the 1952 steel strike, McCarthyism, just to name a few; Kennedy's abbreviated Presidency began with the Bay of Pigs and reached a crescendo during the Cuban Missile Crisis, with Civil Rights throughout; Johnson's term not only had the Great Society legislation, but the Gulf of Tonkin incident (now known to be a manufactured incident) and the escalation of Vietnam; Carter's administration had stagflation, malaise, and the humiliation of the hostages in Iran; Bush's term had 9/11, Iraq, and the associated controversies from the Patriot Act and the Gitmo detainees.

    Unified government does not seem to bring much in the way of domestic tranquility.

Page 3 of 10 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •