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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Well, there is no doubt about it the Republican crushed the democrat even though they come short when it comes down winning the senate.

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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    I don't think the Republicans won so much as the Democrats lost. Most people didn't vote Republican because they loved what the Republicans were promising, but because they hated what the Democrats were doing. They were trying to vote out a political party they didn't like, they were not trying to vote in a party that they did.

    That's how most elections are these days. People vote for the lesser of two evils, not because they support them, but because they hate them less than the other guys.
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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Well, that's something I used to think about. I do know people voted Republican not because they think they have a solution for what is going right now. This mess was caused by Republican in the first place, but the problem was the democrat came and made the problem even much worse.
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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I don't think the Republicans won so much as the Democrats lost. Most people didn't vote Republican because they loved what the Republicans were promising, but because they hated what the Democrats were doing. They were trying to vote out a political party they didn't like, they were not trying to vote in a party that they did.

    That's how most elections are these days. People vote for the lesser of two evils, not because they support them, but because they hate them less than the other guys.
    Probably quite accurate, this...

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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Quote Originally Posted by greatar4 View Post
    Well, there is no doubt about it the Republican crushed the democrat even though they come short when it comes down winning the senate.
    Ahhh no. For a decisive win, the GOP would have had to take back Congress, both houses, not just the HR. They can basically do the same thing they could do before the election: they can block cloture, and make sure the federal government does nothing. The only difference now is they control half of Congress and are going to get blamed for whatever government does/doesn't do.
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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    No. As polls show, the American public has the same contemptuous view of the Republicans as they have of the Democrats. Furthermore, the public has made it explicitly clear they want compromise, not the Republicans to enforce their agenda alone. Not to mention that the largest bloc of voters want more jobs, not deficit cutting.

    The Republicans did not "win" this election, the Democrats gave it to them. The Republicans did not provide actual solutions as their Pledge is incredibly fuzzy math that when calculated is impossible to meet their goals. Furthermore, the Republicans don't even have a cohesive overall strategy, claiming Obamcare will cut Medicare and then turning around to want to cut medicare themselves.

    In terms of numbers, yes the Republicans won. But in terms of ideology, public support and actual plans, they are just as lost, hopeless and flailing around without direction as the Democrats aside from blocking any bill that may help Obama despite the damage to America. Case in Point: Russian nuclear agreement.
    This is essentially true. Republicans won in numbers, but not necessarily in any sort of battle ideology.

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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Ahhh no. For a decisive win, the GOP would have had to take back Congress, both houses, not just the HR. They can basically do the same thing they could do before the election: they can block cloture, and make sure the federal government does nothing. The only difference now is they control half of Congress and are going to get blamed for whatever government does/doesn't do.
    Well, as you know that as long Barack Obama is president of the United States of America the Republican can't get blamed. Even-though things get worse and worse the president represents a shield for the president. If things get better the Republican are going to get credit for that. But, on the other hand if things get worse the president and his party are going to pay the price in 2012. Just think about when the Democrats took over congress back in 2006, things did get worse. My question is did they get blamed for that? Instead what happened it made things worse and worse for the Republicans and the ended up losing more seat in both houses.

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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Quote Originally Posted by greatar4 View Post
    Well, as you know that as long Barack Obama is president of the United States of America the Republican can't get blamed. Even-though things get worse and worse the president represents a shield for the president. If things get better the Republican are going to get credit for that. But, on the other hand if things get worse the president and his party are going to pay the price in 2012. Just think about when the Democrats took over congress back in 2006, things did get worse. My question is did they get blamed for that? Instead what happened it made things worse and worse for the Republicans and the ended up losing more seat in both houses.
    No. America is pissed at government in general. The moment they got a majority in the HR, the GOP painted a target on its back for the media and public to take aim at. They were really better off not holding a majority in anything because they really couldn't get blamed. Now, they destroyed the supermajority the Dem's had, and we can't blame the Dem's for not having balls enough to get what we wanted done. Now we can legitimately say the Republicans are stopping everything from happening.

    You're also not taking into effect the Tea Party. I'd say in the next 6 years, we're going to see the Tea Party become an official political party, running third party candidates. When that happens, they're going to split the GOP's vote, and the Democrats are already goign to be weak so we're going to end up with a hung Congress. That will radically change the political environment, and I don't want to say how, because I'm not entirely sure.
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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Yes and no..

    Yes they won more seats, so guess that is winning.. but they did not win enough seats to take power.
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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Did the Republicans win the midterms... "decisively"?

    Yes.
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    The republicans didnt 'win' decisively, the democrats 'lost' decisively. There was absolutely no steam, no impetus, no motivation for democrats to be enthused about or excited about. They lost the middle ground...the independent voters, and they have lost the productive working democrats. If there is not effective, decisive and positive impact on unemployment and the economy they will lose in 2012 as well.

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