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If the new House majority can come up with anything constructive instead of stamping their feet and saying, "NO!" like a bunch of spoiled two-year-olds.
OH! Tax breaks under Reagan did not create jobs. They didn't under Bush the 1st and they didn't under GW. What makes anyone think that it will now? Are we a nation of terminal attention deficit disorder?
The new house majority. They are not a united group opposing the minority house group.
The new members of the Republican House are there because they opposed much of what the "government" is doing. The government is the Democrats AND the old Republican house members.
The new young Republicans have their own ideas of how things should go. Do you think the old timer Republican house members are going to let them have much of a say. These new youngins are junior members and should be seen and not heard from out of respect for a year or a few months, at the least.
Nancy will probably retire. But wait ------ oh that quiet lil feller over in the Senate, wutzizname ------- Harry Reed ------ he is still there, eh? Oh yes, he didn't get a lot accomplished [pffffffft some people would like to believe ]
I do no think that in this election, the "majority" won. It could almost be called even/steven. Each side gave up some and won some. Look around and see what the Democrats won!! Hint: California for two
Sara Palin endorsed around XX candidates. About half of them won. So much for her influence. [I forgot the number.]
I do not feel as down in the mouth or heart as I thought I would after this election. And I'm sorry, but during his speech John Baener crying [again] almost had me laughing. I've heard his sad story so many times.
Well, folks, good night Mrs. Callabash, wherever you are. . .
But now as the dust clears, Democrats have the White House and the Senate, The GOP/Teaparty has the House. Policy still is controlled by the dems.
I thought that might be a good thing but then you factor in that the GOP/Teaparty has Citizens United and the most popular cable "news" network giving their candidates 100% free and biased media access. The Governorships has a total GOP control. The 2012 campaign begins tomorrow and the GOP/Teaparty has the clear advantage (again).
(and then Rand Paul single-handedly shuts down the government by filibustering raising the debt ceiling, as he has promised to do, ... and Obama will be blamed )
I just checked in, Kate. And I sure do agree with you, especially about how dicey it is that these newly elected Conservatives, especially those of the Tea Bagger persuasion, will have an iota of influence. (I have to admit, when I saw the number of new posts, I had to make sure I was in the right place.)
I also agree, on occasion, with Joe Scarborough and this AM, I did. Paraphrasing ~ When the Dems took it all a couple of years ago, the Republicans collectively set their hair on fire. Same thing the Dems are doing this morning.
Made me LOL. Sure explains the smoke in here this morning.
_________________________ I always deserve it. Really.
Well 2 3 things, (1) they could try to shut the govt down like they did in 1994 under Gingrich - that backfired ! I hope they try again ! In the Federal Times there was some discussions about Govt furloughs like happening in many states and in some European countries. I do expect a Hiring freeze next year.... and possibly a pay freeze to pay for the tax cuts for the top 2% !
(2) With the House, I heard they can begin endless investigations and even Impeachment proceedings against Obama to tie him up in knots. Course it won't go anywhere in the Senate, but then Fox and the GOTP can claim the last 2 Dem Presidents were Impeached and all the " Joe the Plumbers" out there will believe them.
(3) With Bonehead's mentality, they'll cut services for the unemployed, and in 2012 you can bet they'll be voting for Ds again !! And if they defund the new Healthcare law, there'll be 45 million uninsured voters to join them ! Go for it JohnB !!
I was disagreeing with your word of "majority". In my own opinion, I do not think the majority spoke. "Some" -- "a lot" of people spoke in favor of your side's thinking.
As an example of my side's thinking, I meant to give one LARGE example of a "win" for our side:
I do no think that in this election, the "majority" won. It could almost be called even/steven. Each side gave up some and won some. Look around and see what the Democrats won!! Hint: California for two.
California is a loud voice in the U.S. and a Dem Senator and Governor makes a large chorus. Nevada was another amazing win for our side. There are others.
Lately I think of these large elections as a pair of scales. The scales are evenly balance, except for a last final "ounce" that tips it in either the direction of the Dems or Repbs. Sometimes it is more than one or a couple ounces, but most of the time our country seems about equally balanced 50/50. Every now and then someone else gets a term at the "helm".
Segue just a tad:
I do not think Repbs will repeal the health insurance we now have. I've always believed that what we passed was a "START" and that we'd work on improving and making it better now and forever, if necessary.
The "Party of No" may think that they are going to get the Dems to work with them by giving, giving in, buying whatever the Repbs demand -- I believe they are going to be very upset! It means they are going to have to give up "No" and cooperate and give just as much as they want the Dems to cooperate and give.
There is no way they can continue to be the Party of No. The shameful way the Republicans would not even get together and discuss things with the President is almost unbelievable! They might as well have placed duck tape over their mouths when in his presence. Couldn't have been more of a slap in the face than the behavior of many Repbs was these past two years.
I'd love to see the Republicans work earnestly on Energy in the U.S. But wait -- have I heard that some of them want to abolish the Department of Energy? Not what I had in mind.
Education. Wipe out the Department of Education and return that to the states. Egads! Guess for large states with lots of money that would be great. The other states can just pull themselves up by their bootstraps, cut out welfare, food stamps, etc. and use whatever money they save on trying to educate their children and maintaining schools. -*-*-*-*-
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