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« on: November 06, 2014, 05:40:37 pm »

Well, the dust has settled and the Republicans will take over the US Senate and we also have some GOP Governor-elects in several blue states.  Now we'll finally see the congressional gridlock end and begin to see bills come out of the Senate that Harry Reid has been holding up to make conservatives look bad.  It's time for some kick-*** legislation.

We need to create a business climate that will create good paying jobs. Let's get rid of the obamacare millstone that's holding us back. We can start the Keystone Pipeline project that will kickstart our economy and finally achieve energy independence.  That means we can stop sending $500 billion to OPEC and keep those dollars here where they can do "us" some good.

It's been six years, but I'm finally feeling good about our country's future.
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2014, 07:13:48 pm »

Very low voter turnout, people are sick of all of the politicians. Republicans got a win with conditions, at least in Illinois (for as long as it lasts before Rauner finishes what Ryan, Blago, and Quinn started). Really, nationwide, the vast majority of the issues that people could vote on went liberal. Republicans were told, hey, you can have this, but just don't hold us back.

As a whole, this is actually going to be good for Democrats in the long run. The economy that the Obama administration has fixed from the failure of the Bush years won't be able to be destroyed, but in 2 years the country will be sick of the Republicans again, and a Democrat will remain as president, as well as Democrats will take back a number of seats, that's how it goes all too often unless the president in office really messes up (see 2006 to 2008 as an exception).

The Keystone Pipeline is a hilariously bad idea though. It's more pointless government spending from Republicans. Just like the entire Bush administration. Pipeline leaks happen much more often than anyone realizes, and when you put one right by an aquifer, it then pollutes the water of millions of people as well. With the oil spills over the last several years, I don't buy it from anyone who thinks pipeline spills will just suddenly disappear with this one, what's so special to make it spill-proof? Anyway, it will wind up being a waste anyway, because it will be all that money spent for an energy source that will slowly start to become more and more obsolete over the next few decades as alternative energy sources continue to gain power, as the electric car starts to become more and more practical. It's really just a silly idea when you look at the big picture.
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2014, 04:22:28 pm »

As a whole, this is actually going to be good for Democrats in the long run. The economy that the Obama administration has fixed from the failure of the Bush years won't be able to be destroyed, but in 2 years the country will be sick of the Republicans again, and a Democrat will remain as president, as well as Democrats will take back a number of seats, that's how it goes all too often unless the president in office really messes up (see 2006 to 2008 as an exception).

That seems to make no difference.
The republicans rig elections by redistricting in ways that they even admit is just so they can win house seats. Because when we look at districts the way they were before or are supposed to be, they would not even hold 25% of the seats, let alone a majority.  Which is just another one of their voter suppression tactics. If we were actually going by citizens who vote one or the other, they would never be in control of anything.

Not that any of it really matters in the long haul as they are roughly the same party. Democrats are slightly better but not by much. At the end of the day they are still helping corporations more then people. If they really wanted to then they could simply harp on what the republicans are doing non-stop, but for the most part they agree.
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