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

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  • 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%
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Thread: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    So lemme ask. You favor a permanent Democrat majority with no opposition except a few token Conservatives?? Sick indeed!!
    What makes you think that the Republicans are Conservative?

    What we have is a liberal party who isn't pretending it's liberal and a liberal party pretending it's conservative.
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    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"? Check my previous post. The historical norm since WWII has been divided government.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    "Again". Check my previous post. The historical norm since WWII has been divided government.
    Really???
    Let's see:

    1960-1963
    President: John F. Kennedy-Democrat (Assassinated)
    House of Representatives-Democrat
    Senate-Democrat

    1963-1969
    President: Lyndon Baines Johnson-Democrat
    House of Representatives-Democrat
    Senate-Democrat

    1969-1974
    President: Richard Milhouse Nixon-Republican (Resigned)
    House of Representatives-Democrat
    Senate-Democrat

    1974-1977
    President: Gerald Rudolph Ford
    House of Representatives-Democrat
    Senate-Democrat

    1977-1981
    President: James Earl Cart-Democrat
    House of Representatives-Democrat
    Senate-Democrat

    1981-1985
    President: Ronald Wilson Reagan-Republican
    House of Representatives-Democrat
    Senate-Democrat

    1985-1989
    President: Ronald Wilson Reagan-Republican
    House of Represntatives-Democrat
    Senate-Republican

    1989-1993
    President:George Herbert Walker Bush-Republican
    House of Representatives-Democrat
    Senate-Democrat

    1993-1997
    President:William Jefferson Clinton-Democrat
    House of Representatives-Democrat (to 1995) Republican (since 1995)
    Senate-Democrat (to 1995) Republican (since 1995)

    1997-2001
    President: William Jefferson Clinton-Democrat
    House of Representatives-Republican
    Senate-Republican

    2001-2005
    President: George Walker Bush
    House of Representatives-Republican
    Senate-Republican

    2005-2009
    President: George Walker bush
    House of Representatives-Republican (to 2007) Democrat (since 2007)
    Senate-Republican (to 2007) Democrat (since 2007)

    See a pattern here?? Democrats have had the advantage here!


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    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    You didn't have to say that. As a die-hard Liberal, you want to see endless Democrat rule!
    Please do not tell me what I want. Argue against what I say, not what you think I might, possibly, maybe want. I am not going to have an argument with some one who is building positions for me I have never advocated.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Uh Bassman. Check your list again. 1960-69, 1977-1981, 1993-1995 are the only Democrat only.

    So celtic is correct that divided government is the norm over time.
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    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Please do not tell me what I want. Argue against what I say, not what you think I might, possibly, maybe want. I am not going to have an argument with some one who is building positions for me I have never advocated.
    So then tell me. Since you're all giddy with the current incompetent empty skulls in DC, what is your IDEAL government in DC??


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    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    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).

    United States Congress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    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.
    Yeah, I am aware of that, though it is a nice summary. I have said that I do think checks on a single party in power are a positive. I am going to enjoy this period of democrats in pretty much total power, but I don't think that is healthy in a long run. There needs to be a strong opposition, which unfortunately, the republican are not handling well. Admittedly, we did not handle it well from 2000 to 2006 either.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Uh Bassman. Check your list again. 1960-69, 1977-1981, 1993-1995 are the only Democrat only.
    Point being is that Democrats still dominated DC!!!


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    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Yeah, I am aware of that, though it is a nice summary. I have said that I do think checks on a single party in power are a positive. I am going to enjoy this period of democrats in pretty much total power, but I don't think that is healthy in a long run.
    Yes you do!!
    There needs to be a strong opposition, which unfortunately, the republican are not handling well. Admittedly, we did not handle it well from 2000 to 2006 either.
    Face it! You want to quash all opposition!


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    Re: 2010 Midterm Election Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    So then tell me. Since you're all giddy with the current incompetent empty skulls in DC, what is your IDEAL government in DC??
    Me as benevolent dictator.

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