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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    If you ask me, the Republicans intended to throw this last Presidential election. Are you kidding?! They didn't want their names on the effed up mess left behind by the last eight years of the worst president in history to date. Oh yea, and I do mean they threw this past election with choosing the crypt keeper and then his choosing Sarah Palin. How convinent to let the Dems "hold it" for at least 4 years to maximize an assault on them. It fits right into their chickenhawk mentality. Of course they will take credit for any gains!

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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Of course not but I wasn't referring to that. I was referring to an apparent resurgence of commerce on the highway in front of my house. When the economy seemed to be at its lowest point you possibly would not see a car or truck for several minutes or longer. Now it's nonstop. That's got to mean something.

    My business has also picked up and the odd thing is this is not supposed to be the busiest time of year for me.
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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    If you want predictions heres one.

    When the republicans become the majority this election season they will not gain enough seats to stop a fillibuster. The Dems will use that to their advantage and will become the party which "stalls" without saying "No" like the republicans have had to do since loosing their seats this last elections. Because of this not much that the republicans want to get done, will get done. So much of their "promises" will be unkept. This will of course hurt them for the next election. To be honest it is because of this that I have doubts as to weather Obamas HCR will actually get repealed.

    Of course if the republicans do happen to gain a filibuster proof majority then the Dems will become the party of "No" and the last couple of years of calling the republicans the party of "no" will have been conviently "forgotten" by them.

    I'm not necessarly putting down the Dems for any of this, it's just how politics work now adays. Both parties will do the exact same "bad things" that they previously called the other group out on the moment that it is convient for them to do so.

    This is what happens when you vote for the "lesser of two evils" which is so common now adays.
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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    If you want predictions heres one.

    When the republicans become the majority this election season they will not gain enough seats to stop a fillibuster. The Dems will use that to their advantage and will become the party which "stalls" without saying "No" like the republicans have had to do since loosing their seats this last elections. Because of this not much that the republicans want to get done, will get done. So much of their "promises" will be unkept. This will of course hurt them for the next election. To be honest it is because of this that I have doubts as to weather Obamas HCR will actually get repealed.

    Of course if the republicans do happen to gain a filibuster proof majority then the Dems will become the party of "No" and the last couple of years of calling the republicans the party of "no" will have been conviently "forgotten" by them.

    I'm not necessarly putting down the Dems for any of this, it's just how politics work now adays. Both parties will do the exact same "bad things" that they previously called the other group out on the moment that it is convient for them to do so.

    This is what happens when you vote for the "lesser of two evils" which is so common now adays.
    Except that now that the Democrats have busted a filibuster using the Reconciliation Rule, back during the healthcare bill debate, the Republicans are free to bypass any filibusters themselves. Payback is a bitch.

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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    If the republicans regain the house and the economy improved dramatically in the short run --due to policies enacted by the democrats and the president -- will the republicans be as shallow as to take credit for it?

    I think so.
    This is a joke right? The Trifecta of Doom, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and Cadre of Radicals dumb asses, freaks and weirdos who no occupy almost every inch of D.C. today have yet to do anything worth saving leaving in place to cause more damage to the economy.

    Obama's only success has been letting the Black Panthers off the hook, calling Police Stupid for doing their jobs, and Oh yes he and his wife have spent record amounts of our tax money running around the world taking large numbers of people on our dime.

    I think anyone is entitled to little time off, but shouldn't be required that id come after you actually accomplished something more that flying some Pizza cook out from Texas at the cost to tax payers tens of thousands of dollars so Obama can brag about over Pizza ans beer for lunch.

    He acts like he hit the welfare lottery.

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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    I would suspect that they will, and I am not even certain they will be entirely wrong. Just the fact that democrats will have a harder time getting their legislation pushed through and less will get done due to split government, will help the economy. I would definetly expect a nice uptick in the stock market if the republicans take the house.

    I believe that if the situation were reversed, and the republicans risked losing complete control of congress, the same thing would happen. So i'm not just saying this because it's democrats that will be losing their nearly unlimited power.

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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    Quote Originally Posted by sokpupet View Post
    If you ask me, the Republicans intended to throw this last Presidential election. Are you kidding?! They didn't want their names on the effed up mess left behind by the last eight years of the worst president in history to date. Oh yea, and I do mean they threw this past election with choosing the crypt keeper and then his choosing Sarah Palin. How convinent to let the Dems "hold it" for at least 4 years to maximize an assault on them. It fits right into their chickenhawk mentality. Of course they will take credit for any gains!


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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    Much of our economy is not based on reality as much as it is perception and even wishful thinking in speculation.

    Get rid of Democrat tax and overspend and replace it with lower taxes, spending within budgets and people will feel better and be less tight fisted in spending.


    The only thing we have to fear is Liberal over spending on things we don't need with money we don't have and constantly being told that down is up black ia white and Obama is anything more the a lying amateur with no practical experience at anything of any use and it shows up every time he tries and fails to talk without a speech to read off the idiot teleprompter.

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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    If the republicans regain the house and the economy improved dramatically in the short run --due to policies enacted by the democrats and the president -- will the republicans be as shallow as to take credit for it?

    I think so.
    If the republicans regain control of the house ... the economy is not going to get any better.

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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    If the republicans regain the house and the economy improved dramatically in the short run --due to policies enacted by the democrats and the president -- will the republicans be as shallow as to take credit for it?

    I think so.
    They certainly could if there was enough time to pass to where it wouldn't necessarily be obvious to anyone else. The thing is that taking credit for the economy is something that will always be in dispute.
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