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    Predictions for control of Senate

    Ok Guys and Gals....

    After Tuesdays election, Who will control the U.S. Senate, and by what count??


    My prediction.....Republicans with 52 seats.
    Let's Make the Spin Great Again!!

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    I agree... 52

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    fifty one
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    Harper Valley PTA

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    Remember how confident Carl Rove was that Rmoney was going to win?
    Ne obliviscaris

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    No one really controls the Senate with less than 60. I just hope Dirty Harry Reid has to step down. Maybe then the Senate will at least vote on a budget. I'll go with 52.
    Murphy was an optimist!

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    I have a feeling that if (R)'s win control of the senate, maybe some (D)'s will see the writing on the wall and vote with the (R)'s and we will actually get stuff voted on in the senate, as opposed to the "Do Nothing" senate we have had the last few years. More importantly, Harry Reid will have to sit the #%@& down and shut the hell up!!!

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    I just hope and pray that we get America back on track. People will be elected who really care about America and her people. We have had enough of the liberal and socialist agenda.

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    It will only happen if folks get out and vote, we cannot let the media lull into feeling like anything is a sure bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salty45 View Post
    Remember how confident Carl Rove was that Rmoney was going to win?
    Remember how confident you were that Al Gore would win in 2000?

    "...democracy must be more than what the majority insists upon."
    Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope

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    Quote Originally Posted by olivia View Post
    I just hope and pray that we get America back on track. People will be elected who really care about America and her people. We have had enough of the liberal and socialist agenda.
    I wouldn't hold my breath livvy. Early voting is at an all time high. Every minority under the shining sun is going down to make sure we don't fall into the conservative cesspool.

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    Political forecasters have busied themselves for months trying to figure out how the Washington agenda will change if Republicans win the Senate in Tuesday’s midterms and control both houses of Congress for the next two years. The best news for businesses, however, isn’t what will happen during the 114th Congress, but what won’t happen.

    No matter how convincing a Republican sweep may be, the GOP still won’t have a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, which means the next two years will entail the same sort of do-little divided government we’ve had for the last four. President Obama will pursue the same set of policies, with the same lackluster results.

    “Obama’s legislative priorities will continue to be ignored or defeated in Congress as they have since 2011,” writes Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution. “The underlying reality of presidential-congressional relations will remain the same.”


    One thing will be very different, however. If Republicans are fully in control of Congress, they’ll need to show voters they can be trusted with the nation’s business—if they have any hope of regaining the White House in 2016, that is. Destructive stunts such as shutting down the government (Republican playbook, c. 2013) or threatening another default on U.S. debt (c. 2011, 1995) would give Hillary Clinton or whoever the Democratic presidential contender is in 2016 an enormous campaign gift. Voters deeply distrust both parties and are motivated these days largely by an impulse to punish whichever one seems to screw up the most. Just ask Obama.

    Winning the Senate, in fact, could cause more trouble for Republicans than playing the familiar role of sideline heckler. Voters expect the party in power to do something tangible that improves their own prospects, which might be irrational, but nonetheless dominates elections. One reason Democrats are on their heels in this year’s midterms is a failure to fix a sluggish economy. If Republicans have to answer the same frustrations in 2016 (when the election map favors Dems much as it favors the GOP this year), all of this year’s gains could be reversed.


    That would make it extremely foolish for Republicans to do anything that threatens the economy. When the government shut down last year for 16 days because Congress wouldn’t pass spending legislation, Americans blamed Republicans over Democrats by a margin of nearly 2 to 1, and the GOP’s favorability ratings sank to record lows. Republicans also got the blame when Congress waited until the last second to approve a new federal borrowing limit in 2011, risking default on U.S. debt and sending the stock market into a six-month tailspin. If such antics occur while Republicans control both houses of Congress, it could be political suicide for the party.

    Republicans show signs of getting the message, with new House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy saying the GOP goal in 2015 will be “restoring competence in government.”

    Even Sen. Ted Cruz, the Republican bomb-thrower and de facto envoy to the Tea Party, has proposed a serious legislative agenda that focuses more on accomplishing Republican goals than thwarting Democratic ones.


    Business leaders have complained bitterly about Washington infighting that harms growth, leaves urgent problems unresolved and makes the United States a global laughingstock. In particular, CEOs cite the uncertainty that comes from not knowing what the government’s tax and spending policy will be more than a few months ahead of time, along with a lack of interest in funding infrastructure and other things that typically enhance the nation’s competitiveness.


    If the Republicans do control Congress next year, the first test of their newfound interest in competent government will come around March, when the federal borrowing limit will need to be raised again. Each extension of the borrowing limit has become a ritualized battle between small-government conservatives who believe the economic pain of budget ultimatums are worth it, and just about everybody else.


    There will still be a determined band of hard-core House Republicans next year who want to repeal Obamacare, repeal it some more, and after that, repeal any remnant of Obamacare that hasn't already been repealed. They're likely to make -- all together now: repealing Obamacare -- a condition of passing a debt-ceiling extension, as they have in the past. The outcome of those negotiations will demonstrate whether the GOP's most conservative bloc is wagging the whole Republican party or just the tail.


    Businesses have other priorities beyond Congress doing no harm, including tax reform that would lower and simplify corporate rates, immigration reform that would make it easier to hire foreigners and trade liberalization. There will be a lot of jabbering over those issues, but major moves on any of them are unlikely given that both parties will be thinking more about winning in 2016 than taking care of business in 2015. If the do-nothing government simply does nothing destructive, it will be a sign of progress.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/one-wa...165140151.html

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    Predictions for control of Senate

    MM, you don't know that... Harry Reid was keeping things from ever getting to the floor. Maybe they can be productive without the obstruction.

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    This is just one of many different articles guessing about what lay ahead in our future.
    They all look for the Republicans to gain control, but not a single mention of spending cuts, or paying down the national debt, only raising the debt ceiling.

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    Maybe the left wing stuff you read has that opinion. My right wing news says different.

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    I don't read left or right wing stuff. That's why I can reason with logic and you can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiraculousMutha View Post
    I don't read left or right wing stuff. That's why I can reason with logic and you can't.
    This is why you remind me of peanut brittle,
    full of nuts.

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    I'm thinking when the dust settles, the politicians will still control the senate. And they will spend all their time positioning themselves for the next election. It's a no win situation.

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    An older couple meet and soon get married. The woman tells her new husband on the wedding night "I'm still a virgin". That can't be he argues, "you been married twice before".
    She tells him her first husband married her to hide the fact he was gay, and her second husband was a Republican who would only sit on the edge of the bed and tell her how good it was going to be.

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    LOL

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    laughing my ass off!

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    Me too!

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    In his opening remarks, Obama began by following the usual script, telling the voters in Tuesday's elections that he heard their message. But then he strayed a bit: "To the two-thirds of voters who chose not to participate in the process yesterday, I hear you, too," he said.

    In other words, Obama STILL doesn't get the message! He sees Senators as someone only "elected by the States", and He is elected by "all the people", therefore, he has a mandate to continue with his destruction of America. What a blooming moron!

    Just to be fair, Nixon and Carter were morons too, but the difference is that the damage they did to this country was not intentional.
    Last edited by Cecil; 11-09-2014 at 05:33 AM.

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    Mitt is a Mormon too.

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    LOL.

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    Why, yes! He is! LOL

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    The new Congress is going to ban gay marriage.
    The new governor is going to sign a bill to allow us to wear six shooters on our hips once again Praise God! Gonna get me a double rig. 45 long colt on one side for the badasses and a 22 on the other for mice and rats.
    The only mention of the national debt was some incoherent muttering from Mitch or Boehner couldn't tell which about not shutting down the government when it comes time to raise the debt ceiling again. No mention of spending cuts.
    And those who cried the loudest about spending cuts went down and voted to waste a fortune on Texas highways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiraculousMutha View Post
    The new Congress is going to ban gay marriage.
    The new governor is going to sign a bill to allow us to wear six shooters on our hips once again Praise God! Gonna get me a double rig. 45 long colt on one side for the badasses and a 22 on the other for mice and rats.
    The only mention of the national debt was some incoherent muttering from Mitch or Boehner couldn't tell which about not shutting down the government when it comes time to raise the debt ceiling again. No mention of spending cuts.
    And those who cried the loudest about spending cuts went down and voted to waste a fortune on Texas highways.
    We are overstocked with insanity go peddle it elsewhere.

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