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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    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 going 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.
    Well, I do believe that Barack Obama is going to have a tough time with the Republicans. Because the Republicans are going to try to push the same old ideas in the past. You probably will see more gridlock in congress and less compromise. But, I do believe that no matter what may happen the President is more likely to get blamed not the GOP. The Tea Party itself is not a movement that the Republican leaders really appreciate because what it does it takes down electable candidate and elect those who are unelectable.

    In this election, I did not really see the impact of the Teat Party.

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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    no here is my proof
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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Quote Originally Posted by gottmilk View Post
    no here is my proof
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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Hey, Gottmilk you have just joined that forum and somehow you get yourself in trouble by spamming. It is a political forum what we have been discussing is about the 2010 election. Your post has nothing to do with the topic we've been discussing.

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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    How can anyone vote no lol?

    Although I'd like an other, because it was win/win either way. Still, a yes from me.

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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Nothing unusual about these mid-terms.
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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kev316 View Post
    Nothing unusual about these mid-terms.
    Apart from my slight objection above, I don't see how you can see this as anything but a decisive victory, at least in terms of partisan politics, where people don't care about outcomes, just affiliations.

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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Show me what is even remotely ideologically different between 'Neo-Conservative Republicans' and 'Tea Partiers' and maybe you'd be somewhat right.
    Since the Tea Party is largely a loose organization of libertarians and right-wing populists, the ideas Neoconservatives can embrace are loosely those of limited government, God, and country. Neoconservatives and libertarians rarely see eye-to-eye, so the idea they can embrace loosely is pulling back government in comparison to what exists now. Neoconservatives and right-wing populists can see eye-to-eye on a number of social issues. Right wing populists are going to call for limited government, but are also more likely to embrace social notions, such as God in the nation, overt embrace of American Exceptionalism (though, like I said earlier, most groups in this country embrace American Exceptionalism, even if they do not see it), and an every-man impact on public policy. Now, many neoconservatives may see populists as untamed citizens, they can also see them as materially useful for curbing the effects of technocrats in government-which many neoconservatives came to see as having severe limitations in being able to implement public policy in a moral and successful way. This is why, for instance, Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote "The Professionalization of Reform", noting the problems that began to take shape in the 1960s. Nathan Glazer took a similar approach. That is also why Thomas Sowell recently published a book heavily criticizing his own intellectual class for being able to mold society in a better way than the average citizen could. Whether or not any of these men are actually neoconservatives is not quite relevant, because the ideas that molded neoconservatism in domestic policy took great heed in those nuggets of what they saw as golden truths. Thus, Neoconservatism is largely an intellectual's movement, further, typically an intellectual already embedded in the political system (though, this does not mean they are the ones in the driver's seat). The Tea Party prides itself as an outsider's club. Neoconservatives had a similar identity, but many of them were academics who had in one form or another already contributed towards the execution and measurement of public policy implementation.
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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Decisively? I don't know. Overall? I'd say so.
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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.
    For a decisive win, the GOP would actually have to have a cohesive plan. When you are taking actions that directly hurt America purely because you don't want Obama getting political points with the voters, you are lost.
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