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Reid looses his job

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  1. itsvern
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  2. Langston
    Member

    "Looses"? Was it ever that tight?

    Posted on November 5, 2014 - 08:53 AM #
  3. stevethedj
    Member

    So now Obama and the Dems will be the party of NO???Reid gave Obama cover. Now its gone. I'm starting to hear a quacking sound from 1600 Penn. Ave.The voters have spoken and voted,.

    Posted on November 5, 2014 - 09:00 AM #
  4. duxrule
    Member

    Of course they'll be the Party of NO. Someone has to stand in front of those ridiculous Tea Baggers. Remeber where we were in '08? Why are you so eager to return there?

    Posted on November 5, 2014 - 09:06 AM #
  5. Andrew
    Member

    Sure, the voters "spoke" - just like they "spoke" on election night 2012, right Steve? Were you saying then that Republicans in the Congress were "quacking?" Will you say "the voters spoke" the next time Democrats win?

    Posted on November 5, 2014 - 10:21 AM #
  6. Andrew
    Member

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/national-exit-poll-reveals-major-voter-discontent-midterm/story?id=26688877

    Voters across the nation expressed significant discontent with the government in preliminary national exit poll data.

    In fact, 34 percent of voters expressed that they were voting in opposition of President Obama today and 61 percent expressed that they were dissatisfied or even angry with the Republican leaders in Congress.

    Yeah - "61% dissatisfied or even angry" with Republicans. Sounds like America really loves the Republicans now.

    Posted on November 5, 2014 - 10:26 AM #
  7. kennewickman
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    More than party affiliations this time...

    I think people just wanted to ' shake it up some "...and most voters ' got that "..I think..

    Shake it up...turn things over ...look under a new rock for a change...

    I don't think its really about the Republican party or even the Democrats...more about ' CHANGE "...to see what happens because whats going on now isn't " hacking the load "

    Posted on November 5, 2014 - 11:30 AM #
  8. duxrule
    Member

    "Shake it up"? Look at the number of incumbents that are being sent back to DC. There's no "shake-up." It's more business as usual, only with even more effigy-burning in the upcoming Congressional session.

    Posted on November 5, 2014 - 01:31 PM #
  9. Andy_brown
    Member

    It's a mid term, KW. Most voters tune out and many don't even vote.

    The GOP will have less than about 16 months to produce results, after that they will be caught up in a national election cycle where more voters pay attention and many of those have excellent recall about the overall lack of performance of the GOP over the last 20 years.

    Not only that, but this recent "wave" of GOP elections should (if you are keeping track at all) occurred in an election cycle where the GOP had very few seats to defend. Next time a lot more Republicans will be defending their seats in The House and The Senate then there were this time, and after another 16 months of no results are going to find a different situation in the attitude of the voters.

    Posted on November 5, 2014 - 01:59 PM #
  10. jerry1949
    Member

    The Republicans had to defend more governorships than did the Democrats, and were predicted to have a net loss of two, but lost only one while winning four, for a net gain of three. They won in the very Democratic states of Maryland, Massachusetts, and Illinois. Republicans governor candidates won big in spite of not having the favorable terrain the Republican Senate candidates did.

    Republicans had many more House seats to defend than did the Democrats, yet made substantial gains there as well.

    Posted on November 5, 2014 - 02:17 PM #