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Old 11-03-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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I think the interesting part will be watching where Ayotte, Kirk, Toomey, Rubio and Bennett start coming down on issues- and even where the start. Each is facing reelection in a swing (Ayotte/Bennet/Rubio) or possibly hostile (Kirk, Toomey) state during a presidential year. Johnson faces the same but I doubt he cares & I suspect he is a goner from the jump. So that is an R caucus 5 members on political high alert from the start.

Although if truth be told half the problems come down to Reid and McConnell being equally **** poor leaders. As much as everyone craps on Pelosi- out of Obama, McConnell, Reid, Boehner and her- she is really the only one who could accomplish a darned thing. The other four basically represent a dumpster fire of leadership failure.
Pelosi passes bills without knowing what's in them not my idea of leadership
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Old 11-03-2014, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I don't think if Republicans won 60 seats the Dems or the liberal MSM would admit it was a victory for the GOP. They will find some way to spin it. What is a Tidal wave anyway? Is it taking over the senate and picking up a few house seas, is it winning in what some love to call: all blue states, of does it have to be an over the top, unbelievable take over?
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Riding the light...
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I don't think if Republicans won 60 seats the Dems or the liberal MSM would admit it was a victory for the GOP. They will find some way to spin it. What is a Tidal wave anyway? Is it taking over the senate and picking up a few house seas, is it winning in what some love to call: all blue states, of does it have to be an over the top, unbelievable take over?
Considering until two weeks ago the Donks believed they'd be gaining seats in the House and losing nothing in the Senate, the Repos gaining 1 seat anywhere is a tidal wave. That's what they get for blinding following the lady with the stretched face and the guy that can't think about anything but koch.
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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A Republican sweep in 2014 will most likely mean a Democratic sweep in 2016. The Republicans will most likely just be shooting themselves in there collective feet with their obstructionism, in-fighting, and extremism in the next two years turning off the electorate. Republicans tend to think only in the very short term. They may win Tuesday, but I don't see it as a long term gain given their recent history.
Yeah, that's what I figure. Go ahead and roll Ted Cruz out and let him flap his nutty pie hole for a couple years and do his damage. He'll be spending his days trying to take away marriage rights from gay people while the majority of the country has moved on.
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Old 11-03-2014, 04:31 PM
 
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The country went too far left now the over-correction to the right is going to be shocking to people.

The country is like a big ship, it doesn't turn on a dime. It's going way right until it returns to more center.

If we are lucky.
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Old 11-03-2014, 04:32 PM
 
Location: MI
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Don't you worry, there will be tax cutting , budget cutting measures and hopefully a plan to cut the deficit. The only Obstacle will be the power of the Veto from Obama.
Did you know the deficit is now lower than it was in 2008. What's to cut?

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Old 11-03-2014, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Almost everything will be filibustered. Not much will reach his desk - certainly none of the ones certain to draw a veto. The dems have little to gain by working with the republicans as they will have the senate back in 2016 in all likelihood along with the White House. I do think, though, that the major issue will not be senate dems, but republicans on the right. McConnell will have the same problems from his right flank as Boehner did. More government shutdowns are in the cards. There may be some compromise on bills that benefit the corporations and the wealthly as both parties work for them, but beyond that it will be gridlock still.
But filibuster=obstructionism, does it not? LOL. For the next two years, it could turn out that the Dems are the party of obstructionism, the ones blocking bills and standing in the way of 'getting something done.'
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Old 11-03-2014, 04:36 PM
 
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Did you know the deficit is now lower than it was in 2008. What's to cut?

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You call 18 trillion indebt a improvement?

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Old 11-03-2014, 04:45 PM
 
Location: FL
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I think new RW Congress people should be given the same amount of time as Obama was given after being sworn in to get something done or be vilified for not doing so. About 27 minutes oughta do it.
That long?
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:15 PM
 
Location: it depends
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There will be some hilarity after the Republicans take the Senate. The kinds of bipartisan legislation that Harry Reid has bottled up will get passed and sent to Obama. The Keystone Pipeline, redefining "full time employment" to 40 hours for purposes of Obamacare, sensible limitations on job-killing EPA expansions...what will Obama do when these things hit his desk?
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