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    Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Did the Republicans win the midterms... "decisively"?

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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    In terms of numbers, yes, I think so.

    In terms of ideology?

    It depends on what ideology you are thinking of.

    I think there are some competing ideologies in the Republican Party at the moment. Which one or ones win out will have an as yet unknown effect on the next election.
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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    without being cute it depends on how you define win

    short term yes but by not winning the senate they might have won more for 2012.



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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    without being cute it depends on how you define win

    short term yes but by not winning the senate they might have won more for 2012.
    It was a huge win when measured from the asskicking setback they got in 08. You have to look at governorships and state houses, which many ignore.
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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It was a huge win when measured from the asskicking setback they got in 08. You have to look at governorships and state houses, which many ignore.
    the most important gain was the reapportionment power following the census. Here in ohio two house seats migrate to Texas etc

    suspect close GOP seats will be made safer.



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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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    To be honest, and without being cute, I think the reason why the Republicans won the House in '10 is the same reason why the Democrats won the House in '08 - the economy.

    I think Americans are wanting a better economy. Have Democrats provided it? No. Will the Republicans be able to? We'll see.

    On one hand, I have to hand it to those like Rand Paul for suggesting they may cut military spending. If we're going to cut government spending, it should also be for the pork that Republicans subsidize as well as the pork Democrats subsidize.

    But time will tell if they'll put their money where their mouth is, and the decisions they make will determine the outcome in '12.

    So to answer your question, no, I don't think they won decisively, not any more than the Democrats did in '08.
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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    without being cute it depends on how you define win

    short term yes but by not winning the senate they might have won more for 2012.
    I think there is a better than even chance Harry Reid lost the election and only won the count.

    He was down in the polls by 4 points prior to the voting yet won by 5 points, and the exit polling showed him losing.

    I think if his son were not in charge of the process he would have lost and I can't understand why there is not a major scandal over this along with SEIU possibly rigging the voting machines.

    There has been trouble in every election in Nevada since they went with the first Diebold machines about 10 years ago. Elections have been fixed or rigged call it what you will since that first one, but this time there is nothing even being said about it.

    The republicans didn't win big the American people did and largely because of the efforts of the Tea Party in spite of the Liberal name calling and lies.

    If you're a liberal you get a pass for lies and name calling even here.
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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Please note...... the Tea Party IS the Republican Party. People say the Tea Party won but I feel they are one in the same. Either way, YES of course they won.
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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Please note...... the Tea Party IS the Republican Party. People say the Tea Party won but I feel they are one in the same. Either way, YES of course they won.
    Hmmm...

    I was under the impression that the "Tea Party" (which in my understanding is not actually a political party as of yet, but rather a collection of more localized groups) was not directly part of the Republican Party - although it might be indirectly.

    But then, I never looked into the "Tea Party" in any great detail.
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    Re: Did the Republicans win the midterms...

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post

    The republicans didn't win big the American people did and largely because of the efforts of the Tea Party in spite of the Liberal name calling and lies.

    If you're a liberal you get a pass for lies and name calling even here.
    What a pathetic statement. You arent objective at ALL.
    OK.... now withOUT Googling anything what are these Lies?
    Do YOU feel that the conservatives didnt lie? You YOU feel the conservatives DIDNT name-call?
    I cant wait to hear what your response is.
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