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Democrats slipping in Tuesday's Senate contests

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“Despite all the cynicism, America is making progress,” Obama said

Really? The median income has gone down since Obama took office. Obamaism is killing the middle class in America. Black Americans are getting hurt the worst by the Presidents hardheaded ideological agenda. The Democrat's could very well hang on to the Senate tomorrow but they don't deserve to. Two more years of a no-nothing Senate will not do any good for Americans struggling under the worst recovery in modern US history.

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Not to mention there are No jobs in the private sector. We are still spending and have not cut anything to slow it down. As you said, many Blacks are hurting financially and emotionally, they are suffering the most under this president and yet, they still support him by over 93% but most Blacks vote Democrat by default, so no matte how bad their financial situation is, they will always vote for the party that has given them nothing. Obama and his policies have failed and if Democrats can't see the writing on the wall, then nothing will ever save them. The people are tired, just like they were with the Republicans back in 2007, the Dems are in the same boat now. They are becoming a tainted brand.

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Really? The median income has gone down since Obama took office. Obamaism is killing the middle class in America. Black Americans are getting hurt the worst by the Presidents hardheaded ideological agenda.

It's amazing that you don't realize these are all a result of Republican efforts. "We made this mess, and now we're going to blame it on you!"

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Lets not forget the potential Executive Orders on the illegals here in the US if the Democrat senate stays. This will only further distance black America into a divide similar to 100 years ago. The Mexicans will take the jobs in a New York minute.

Also the talked about nearly double minimum wage. While that would be economic suicide, I think some of them may see that and not pass that one.

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It's amazing that you don't realize these are all a result of Republican efforts. "We made this mess, and now we're going to blame it on you!"

And Now since Obama screwed it up, BIG time, we have to clean it up. Hey, don't get mad at the GOP, talk to your president, he's the one that is responsible for (possibly) getting his party kicked out of office.

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The economy sucks! Just ask recent graduates.

The division between races and now sexes are at the greatest in my life.

The IRS, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Billions of dollars mis-spent and lost in Green energy, and the rise of radical Islam all over the world are all swept under the rug to help the Big O credibility.

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The IRS, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Billions of dollars mis-spent and lost in Green energy, and the rise of radical Islam all over the world are all swept under the rug to help the Big O credibility.

Actually, if you were to list all of the mess and failed policies of the Dems and Obama over the last 6 years, you will be writing for at least about 2 hours to list them all. But hey! He did get OBL and he did pass Obamacare. 2 accomplishments over the last 6 years.

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Actually, if you were to list all of the mess and failed policies of the Dems and Obama over the last 6 years, you will be writing for at least about 2 hours to list them all. But hey! He did get OBL and he did pass Obamacare. 2 accomplishments over the last 6 years.

Yes, it would take a couple of hours. And yes, OBL is gone! But his ideology has grown to even a bigger monster.

Obamacare.....We have to wait and see when is fully implemented. And the implementation date is suspect for political reasons. Thus far few have praise for it and many are paying more$ for less coverage. I would not chalk it up to success yet.

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Democrats took control in 2006 when they took both the house and Senate and they proceeded to kill an economy, and after 8 years of democrats driving the country down the best they can claim is getting the economy almost back to where it was when Obama stopped being a Senator and became the Messiah. And the rest of the,world, wars and invasions, we are back to heads being cut off, girls kidnapped, Crazy caliphs and all this from the Nobel peace prize winning Obama, that's what happens,when you give an award for hope and change, before you see What really happens. Really Though the Republicans should let the Senate Stay democrat. It is certain the Democrats will blame Republicans for all 8 years of democrat incompetence and the great recession, if republicans control the senate. They will proably blame,republicans for obamacare as well. A harder lie to sell if reid is still in charge

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Well said, Todd.

On point.

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Democrats are socialists. If they get in power long enough, the country will become communist (making a society of communes and everybody live on welfare of a planned economy.) But on the other hand, if the Republicans get in power too long, the country will become fascist. That's why it's necessary they should alternate in taking power. Unless we have a 3rd party, that is. But the Democrats and Republics will together make sure that a 3rd party does not take power.

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In the richest country in the world, country that is controlling and milking the labors of the entire humanity one would expect to see enough money to at least have a health care program for all of its citizens. But this was only implemented in couple of European countries and in Eastern European socialist lands before the socialism and all of its benefits got abolished under direct efforts and pressure of the USA. The decadent, egocentric society where most of its population is uncivilized proud itself by the principles of the survival of the fittest and finds it normal to have 30 percent of its population living below the poverty line. If Obama was elected in the sixties he would not have to go as far as Dallas to get assassinated, the Reps would do it right in the white house. Obama inherited Bushshit not only in USA but the shit they and their banker oligarch monsters created world wide and he can't anything about ti. Getting the Reps in power will only make it little easier on a small part of middle class while doubling the number of the miserables.

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Obama's image worshipers are so blind as those that refuse to see. The deficit is highest ever, Americans who depend on welfare and food stamp are at highest number, income dropping except the upper 1%, jobless rate doesn't include those who have given up looking for jobs, very divided country, and fiasco on all front of foreign affairs. These are reasons Obama's approval rate is dipping as many wonder of Obama's substance, including independent voters and millenniums. The world needs America to charter a new course before it will be too late. Obama himself said that this midterm is a referendum on his policy, and he will get what he is asking for. Obama's narcissist show will come to an end.

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Boys, the election for Obama was two years ago. He will not run again. Why are you still struggling with that fact. This is not a black or white issue, is it?

The congress, due to republican obstruction, has done absolutely nothing to help the country.

Obama is President for two more years, this coming election will not change that. If republicans take control of the Senate they will just screw things up worse than the last six years as they have shown over and over again when they are in power. For six years the US has not done anything as stupid as invading a country based on make believe WMD. The economy is roaring back from the dark days of the bush collapse in 2007. You have it as good as its going to get unless democrats take over all of the US government. Just like in California which is booming now under sane management, that is total Democratic control. Republicans only create failure. They have done nothing right for the USA since Ford. Look at Kansas, total failure bordering on economic collapse, if you want to see what republicans achieve when in total power. Facts. All the rest above are nonsense based on living in bubble of untruths.

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No surprise. It's what happens when Obama and the Democrats did such a lousy job.

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Ah, that grand majesty of democracy, the Senate, where an American living in California has a vote equal to 0.015% of an American living in Wyoming! Things become a bit more democratic with North Dakota, with a California vote equaling 0.017%, Alaska at 0.018%, and North Dakota, at 0.02%. These four states - all rather reliably Republican - total a population of 2.85 million, which, combined is 0.07% that of California's, yet their Senate presence is four times that of California.

To put this in perspective, in 2011, the Japanese Supreme Court ruled that the maximum discrepancy of 2.30 in voting weight between the Kōchi 3 and Chiba 4 constituencies in the 2009 election was in violation of the constitutionally guaranteed equality of all voters. The discrepancy between California and the four above-mentioned states is 13.3. Remember that the next time you complain of how "undemocratic" Japan is compared with America.

(Yeah, yeah, I know all about American federalism and how people in Wyoming would not want Angelenos to dictate how they live; the reality, though, is Wyomingites and their small-state brethren dictate to Angelenos and to other blue staters.)

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Boys, the election for Obama was two years ago. He will not run again. Why are you still struggling with that fact. This is not a black or white issue, is it?

The congress, due to republican obstruction, has done absolutely nothing to help the country.

Why on Earth would the Republicans do anything for this president when for the last 6 years, he basically flipped them off. I don't blame them for not wanting to work with him. No one wants the country to suffer, but sometimes you have to dig in your heels and draw attention, it might be negative, but at least Obama is aware that if he really is truly worried about his legacy, he needs to be like Clinton and Bush Sr. and go down the middle, if he's smart.

Obama is President for two more years, this coming election will not change that. If republicans take control of the Senate they will just screw things up worse than the last six years as they have shown over and over again when they are in power.

I think that's next to impossible, after what Obama has done, it would take virtually a miracle to even screw up 1/3 as bad as he did.

For six years the US has not done anything as stupid as invading a country based on make believe WMD.

But NOW we are back in, so actually, we are invading, though NOT in the way we should, but nevertheless we are back in Iraq even after Obama said, "Al Qaida is defeated" (a mission accomplished moment for Obama) now if he would have taken his advice from his senior Generals, he would have known and made first priority to properly train Iraqi soldiers and to establish a SOFA agreement, which he still hasn't don. ISIS flourished under Obama's reign and what did he do? Nothing

The economy is roaring back from the dark days of the bush collapse in 2007. You have it as good as its going to get unless democrats take over all of the US government.

So why are we at 2.0 %? In ANY vibrant economy you want at least 2.5% or 3% now you have a very strong economy, No jobs in the private sector, many people took themselves out of the job market, more and more kids are moving back home, welfare and unemployment benefits are through the roof, Black unemployment is the highest it's ever been in a very, very long time.

Just like in California which is booming now under sane management, that is total Democratic control. Republicans only create failure.

California is not booming and that little bit of stretching it's doing. California has more debt then all the other states combined.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasdelbeccaro/2014/08/19/calfiornias-economic-collision-course-immigration-and-water/

Just in case you missed out.

They have done nothing right for the USA since Ford. Look at Kansas, total failure bordering on economic collapse, if you want to see what republicans achieve when in total power. Facts. All the rest above are nonsense based on living in bubble of untruths.

Nonsense, where I come from, we call it denial, splash water on your face and wake up to reality. So really? That's why Democrats are going to lose from the looks of it, it's because of failure, those are your words, that's why the people want the GOP to get in and clean everything up and put some brakes on this president.

@Zurc, I know you are a partisan, I get it, just don't exaggerate lies about the economy or Calif. I'm from Long Beach and I know the state like the back of my hand. Generally speaking, the people that are doing well in California are people with money (like me) and if you don't have money (like most people) it can be a very crappy place to grow up, unless you want to live near Hawthrone or in Inglewood.

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The reptile party lost its tail and have been on the run for years. Under President Bush my parents lost more than 50% of their pension trust funds forcing them to sell their assets to make up their short fall and they are still part of the lucky ones with a paid for home and enough to feed themselves and pay their monthly bills. They had always been voters for the reptile party but after Bush "never again!"

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Why on Earth would the Republicans do anything for this president when for the last 6 years, he basically flipped them off.

Ridiculous. He spent his whole first term pandering to the republican party, and they refused to work with him that entire time (which is why Obamacare is watered down and isn't a single-payer system). Democrats spent his entire first term wondering why he was trying to be bipartisan with a group who had no interest in working with him. Then people say 'why didn't he get anything done when the democrats held both houses?'. The answer is because he was foolishly trying to be bipartisan. Unfortunately America is at that point - it's impossible to find bipartisan solutions, because the Republicans have no interest in working with the Democrats whatsoever. All they want to do is try to make the Democrats look bad, in the hopes that they can get control of the whitehouse again when Obama leaves in two years.

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We should have voted for the guy who vowed to write off the bottom 47%.

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@Laguna

Ah, that grand majesty of democracy, the Senate, where an American living in California has a vote equal to 0.015% of an American living in Wyoming!

That's the grand majesty of a Republic, not democracy in general. I'm the first one to admit that the US is still trying to find its behind when it comes to democracy, as are many countries. Don't make it worse by criticizing the idea as a whole, though.

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The reptile party lost its tail and have been on the run for years. Under President Bush my parents lost more than 50% of their pension trust funds forcing them to sell their assets to make up their short fall and they are still part of the lucky ones with a paid for home and enough to feed themselves and pay their monthly bills. They had always been voters for the reptile party but after Bush "never again!"

Sorry to hear that, did they invest wisely? But the president can't make everyone happy Everyone has different stories to tell. My aunt can't even afford health insurance because it costs too much, she'd rather pay the fine.

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Ridiculous. He spent his whole first term pandering to the republican party, and they refused to work with him that entire time (which is why Obamacare is watered down and isn't a single-payer system).

What? Come again, Obama did what? Seriously, you are joking right?!

Democrats spent his entire first term wondering why he was trying to be bipartisan with a group who had no interest in working with him.

It's kind of like saying, Slavery never happened, it was all a figment of the imagination.

Then people say 'why didn't he get anything done when the democrats held both houses?'. The answer is because he was foolishly trying to be bipartisan.

I guess we've all been sleeping at the wheel. Obama was bipartisan, is that correct? Lol

Unfortunately America is at that point - it's impossible to find bipartisan solutions, because the Republicans have no interest in working with the Democrats whatsoever. All they want to do is try to make the Democrats look bad, in the hopes that they can get control of the whitehouse again when Obama leaves in two years

Wow, Stranger, just that's all I can say is, the kool aid you are drinking needs to be taste adjusted.

@super

Yup!

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... because the Republicans have no interest in working with the Democrats whatsoever.

Truer words never spoken. From an article atop JT now titled "Republican gains could aid Obama on TPP":

Many Republicans would hesitate to see a Democratic president make progress on his agenda.

Yes. Many, many Republicans would. If they voted even for the TPP with Obama in office - something their business backers desperately want - they might find themselves primaried. Anyone who denies this is either foolish or hasn't been paying attention.

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Obama was bipartisan, is that correct?

For his first term, yes. I can understand how you would not know that though - you're a fox news watcher. Maybe if you came out of the bubble from time to time, you would know the truth.

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Sorry, I was wrong mentioning the other day that Democratic House candidates in 2012 received 500,000 more votes than Republicans. The actual number is 1.1 million.

Instead, Republicans enjoy a 33-seat margin in the U.S. House seated yesterday in the 113th Congress, having endured Democratic successes atop the ticket and over one million more votes cast for Democratic House candidates than Republicans.

http://www.rslc.gop/redmap_2012_summary_report

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Sad to say but voting in the US just isn't about voting anymore. Especially since 2010 and the passing of Citizens United granting power where now its corporations with the most money as occurs in socialism, determines who wins and gets to play puppet masters. The banks will still be in control, the corporations will call the shots, and the rest of the working people will be poor. There is a caste system in the US today, much like the rest of the world. In the US case the nobles are the people who make up the Democrats or Republican Senators/Members of House, the ministers are the Chief Justices, the super rich or elites are the royalty and dynasty families like the gates, buffet, soros, etc.

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For his first term, yes. I can understand how you would not know that though - you're a fox news watcher. Maybe if you came out of the bubble from time to time, you would know the truth.

I'm just befuddled as to where your animosity comes from. Almost every liberal I know when they get frustrated, they tend to lose their vernacular and have to resort to name calling or personal insults. Relax, dude. It's all good.

For one, you don't know me, second Obama has never been forthcoming, the problem with Obama and please, for once leave the partisan side out of the debate. Why would the Republicans go with Obama on issues they oppose him on? That's why we have an opposition party. Obama's out of control record spending escalated to unmanageable proportions before the Republicans took back the house in 2010 they had their chance, they blew it. Obama asked for more $$$ to pay for his massive socialist overhaul undertaking and the agreement was to cut spending, cut it somewhere and the Republicans agreed to increase increase the debt ceiling. The Dems didn't want to cut anything. Strangely, Dems really think that money grows on trees and that we have an inexhaustible supply of secret cash, which is why we had the government shutdown. Both parties are to blame for the shutdown, but the president was acting quite presidential in diffusing the situation, he dug in his heels and demanded to raise the debt ceiling. In other words, screw the Republicans, hardly bipartisan. There are 100 more examples, but that would take too long to list all the presidents accolades. This guy is THE MOST partisan politician, I have ever witnessed.

Sorry, I was wrong mentioning the other day that Democratic House candidates in 2012 received 500,000 more votes than Republicans. The actual number is 1.1 million.

And you think that's going to save them tomorrow?? That was 2012, the year now is 2014.

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Clearly some Democrats do harbor immense animosity. This is their divide and conquer tool I suppose. Only make me oppose their party even more. Obama, Holder, Pelosi and a much longer list have done more damage to women and minorities than they realize. Time to stop! I for one am tired of being generally labeled simply because my political beliefs, and nobody knows what they are here.

I don't hate women. Alway did and always will.

I am not racist. Always curious to meet all types of people.

I am not a Democrat. And likely never will be with what I see.

And most other Americans are not racist or sexist either no matter what political affiliations they may have. It's childish really to label and name call. If you can open your eyes and see it clearly.

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For his first term, yes. I can understand how you would not know that though

Several Democratic leaders have expressed their fears about how Obama will govern should the Republicans gain a working majoring in the Senate. Yes, it is Obama's sense of bipartisanship they are concerned about. For example, they fear Obama will accede and approve the Keystone pipeline. That, among other things.

The people who claim Obama is the most partisan politician reveal themselves to be complete imbeciles.

Should the Republicans regain the Senate, it will be very interesting to see how they view filibustering -- since they were the ones who used more, by far, than any party in the history of the country. And it's Obama that's partisan -- riiiight.

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Several Democratic leaders have expressed their fears about how Obama will govern should the Republicans gain a working majoring in the Senate. Yes, it is Obama's sense of bipartisanship they are concerned about. For example, they fear Obama will accede and approve the Keystone pipeline. That, among other things.

Or like granting amnesty to over a million Hispanics or blocking coal production. Bipartisan

The people who claim Obama is the most partisan politician reveal themselves to be complete imbeciles.

Wow, then that would mean 2/3 of Americans are imbeciles. Looks like I learned something new again.

Should the Republicans regain the Senate, it will be very interesting to see how they view filibustering -- since they were the ones who used more, by far, than any party in the history of the country.

And with good reason.

And it's Obama that's partisan -- riiiight.

Yes, because he refuses to sit with any Republicans and debate many of the social issues that are important to Americans. I hated the shutdown, but that was the only way to get these so called bipartisan Democrats to respond. Lol

More like trying to get the partisan and often HARD OF HEARING Democrats to listen.

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Or like granting amnesty to over a million Hispanics or blocking coal production. Bipartisan

So, it appears that "bipartisan" to some means "a Democrat doing everything the conservatives want." Riiiight. A compromise on an item like Keystone (or TPP) doesn't count.

Obama, Holder, Pelosi and a much longer list have done more damage to women and minorities than they realize

Oh, but you realize it. How? Because it causes people like you to think less of women and minorities? (As if that was possible.)

I for one am tired of being generally labeled simply because my political beliefs, and nobody knows what they are here.

I do hope you're including yourself in the term "nobody."

I don't hate women. Alway did and always will.

You always will not hate women? Wow, how nice. But can we trust a person who won't reveal his real political beliefs to anyone? Since, after all your posts on these politics issues, nobody knows them?

I am not racist. Always curious to meet all types of people.

What? Before you find out they old different political beliefs from yours (whatever they are) and then condemn them they way you do here?

I am not a Democrat.

Well, that's a relief. And we've gotten a bit closer to your beliefs. I suppose you will always not hate the opponents of Democrats.

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For his first term, yes. I can understand how you would not know that though - you're a fox news watcher. Maybe if you came out of the bubble from time to time, you would know the truth.

I'm just befuddled as to where your animosity comes from. Almost every liberal I know when they get frustrated, they tend to lose their vernacular and have to resort to name calling or personal insults. Relax, dude. It's all good.

I didn't call you any names, nor did I express any animosity. I pointed out a simple fact - that you are not able to see that Obama was bipartisan in his first term, because you only watched Fox News, which would never report anything that made Obama look anything but bad (even if they have to make it up).

This guy is THE MOST partisan politician, I have ever witnessed.

If that were true, then Obamacare would be a single-payer system, with no clauses regarding birth control or anything else vagina-related. The democrats held both houses, and could have pushed through the exact health care system that they/he wanted. He tried to be bi-partisan in the matter, but all it did was dilute the health care act, and won zero credit from Republicans (as seen by the hatred expressed by republicans like you).

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Oh, but you realize it. How? Because it causes people like you to think less of women and minorities? (As if that was possible.)

Yabits, how on God's green Earth would you know how Mark or any of us hink about women and minorities? You're grasping again.

@stranger

I didn't call you any names, nor did I express any animosity. I pointed out a simple fact - that you are not able to see that Obama was bipartisan in his first term, because you only watched Fox News, which would never report anything that made Obama look anything but bad (even if they have to make it up).

No, you just don't realize the tone you were taking, it was a bit hostile. I see, I really do and I see that Obama has almost NEVER sat down and tried to negotiate anything with Republicans and if you take off those rose-colored partisan glasses, you would know that. Besides, you don't know what I watch, when I watch something. Need another shovel? Oh, by the way...FOX doesn't have to make Obama look bad, he 's doing that all on his own and a bang up of a job as well.

If that were true, then Obamacare would be a single-payer system, with no clauses regarding birth control or anything else vagina-related. The democrats held both houses, and could have pushed through the exact health care system that they/he wanted.

They did without a single Republican vote. The Republicans wanted to take out and streamline many of those divisions and unnecessary parts of the healthcare.

He tried to be bi-partisan in the matter, but all it did was dilute the health care act, and won zero credit from Republicans (as seen by the hatred expressed by republicans like you).

Hold up! Why would the Republicans put their seal of approval on something that they absolutely don't believe in? They offered to cut out the unimportant parts, It goes against their very principles, like Liberals becoming God-fearing Christians going on a Sunday mass.

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how on God's green Earth would you know how Mark or any of us hink about women and minorities?

I am not sure that some of you folks actually and truly think about anything. Take a line further in your own post: "It goes against their very principles, like Liberals becoming God-fearing Christians..."

Among minorities and women are tremendous numbers of "God-fearing Christians" who are also liberal in their political beliefs. Your statement has just disparaged them of being otherwise.

They did without a single Republican vote.

Yet again, a failure to think properly caused you to completely miss the point. A majority of Democrats wanted a single-payer system. The Republicans were strongly opposed to that. President Obama took single-payer off the table. That alone disqualifies him as being the most partisan -- and further supports the fact that only people who can't think properly would hold that baseless opinion.

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No, you just don't realize the tone you were taking, it was a bit hostile.

How? I didn't insult you, I just pointed out the facts.

I see, I really do and I see that Obama has almost NEVER sat down and tried to negotiate anything with Republicans and if you take off those rose-colored partisan glasses, you would know that.

Again, the democrats wanted a single-payer system. The republicans didn't. Obama took it off the table. That by definition is bipartisan.

FOX doesn't have to make Obama look bad, he 's doing that all on his own and a bang up of a job as well.

That's odd, because he looks good in the rest of the media in the rest of the world. So you'd have us believe that a network that has been outed for straight-out lies on multiple occasions has some special info that the rest of news networks don't have? Yeah, right.

Why would the Republicans put their seal of approval on something that they absolutely don't believe in?

Because that's what being bipartisan is all about. It's about doing something that one doesn't necessarily agree with, for the greater good, for the furthering of the country. That's how things used to work in the US until the president was black.

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I am not sure that some of you folks actually and truly think about anything. Take a line further in your own post: "It goes against their very principles, like Liberals becoming God-fearing Christians..."

And why would that be?

Among minorities and women are tremendous numbers of "God-fearing Christians" who are also liberal in their political beliefs. Your statement has just disparaged them of being otherwise.

But most are socially conservative, particularly Blacks and Hispanics.

Yet again, a failure to think properly caused you to completely miss the point. A majority of Democrats wanted a single-payer system. The Republicans were strongly opposed to that.

As they should.

President Obama took single-payer off the table. That alone disqualifies him as being the most partisan -- and further supports the fact that only people who can't think properly would hold that baseless opinion.

No, he's partisan, after the Repubs said NO WAY to the single-payer system, plus it was still costing too much money and the Republicans wanted to gut out more of the unnecessary junk that didn't need to be included in the package. It was the anointed ones job to sit down, lock themselves in the room and don't come out until they reach a fair deal that both parties can feel good, the people feel good, but No, Obama's pride got the best of him as usual. This is what being partisan does, it gets nothing done and the president wasn't serious then and now to work with his fellow Republicans.

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Bla bla bla bla bla.

The only thing that matters if our people turn out. We Dems got the numbers. If we turn out, we win.

And it's sunny today....

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Obama won't sit and talk and compromise? With whom, exactly?

The "no compromise" stance of the Republicans means they can't even reach deals within their own party. Obama and Boehner had a deal hammered out during the first round of budget talks only to have Boehner back out of it when the Tea Party said they would go after him.

And look at Ted Cruz. He's hated by more Republican senators than democrats. And it's not because he's willing to compromise.

Want to know why Republicans have no immigration policy? It's because they can't agree on one. Right after talking about suing the President for acting on his own, Boehner holds a press conference and tells the President to act on his own during the Texas border crisis because his party can't agree on their own plan.

Go down the list. A budget? Good luck with that. As if Ted Cruz would ever agree to a Paul Ryan budget.

Republican leaders have had insane interactions where Republicans in the Senate are telling the House not to pass legislation or else they'll vote against it. Republican lawmakers have pulled their own votes on their own bills since they didn't realize until after that other Republicans wouldn't go along with it.

There's a reason why their entire platform is anti-Obama. That's all the leadership they have. I'm still waiting to hear about Republican accomplishments over the past 6 years but the word "Obama" is the only thing you're allowed to start your sentences with.

Should we expect big changes with the GOP controls Congress? Sure, if they start to agree with each other. But I can't imagine Republicans will be able to do that. More fractures, no leadership.

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Here are my predictions:

Senate

Democrats lose Arkansas, Montana, South Dakota, and West Virginia. And eventually Louisianna, but not today. It will go to a run off in December, when Landrieu will lose (no third candidate, low turnout favors Republicans). That means Team Dem loses five, Team Republican gains five.

Result: A 50-50 split. Hello Biden Senate.

House

No wave. The slight Republican advantage (Overall R +2) is countered by the disadvantage of defending more seats. Depending on Dem GOTV, very little movement

Govenors

Many very close races. Walker will hold in WI, which is a shame, 'cause he's a true Republican jerk. But I won't complain. Dems have the numbers. If they would just turn out to vote in midterms, we'd win.

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It appears likely that, indeed, Republicans will gain a simple majority in the Senate and pick up additional seats in the House.

If this happens, I predict that the biggest beneficiary of this down the road will be Senator Elizabeth Warren. Why? Because the Republicans' top agenda item will not be Obamacare, but going after Dodd-Frank and the Volker Rule for their buddies in the financial industry.

The GOP will reconstitute their incompetence and culture of corruption which propelled the first African-American to the White House. In 2016, the electoral base in American will be fired up and ready to mobilize the first woman president -- and (again) it will not be Hillary.

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Bla bla bla bla bla.

WT?.....how childish!

The only thing that matters if our people turn out. We Dems got the numbers. If we turn out, we win.

And it's sunny today....

We shall see

@super

Obama won't sit and talk and compromise? With whom, exactly?

Boehner and the other Republicans.

The "no compromise" stance of the Republicans means they can't even reach deals within their own party. Obama and Boehner had a deal hammered out during the first round of budget talks only to have Boehner back out of it when the Tea Party said they would go after him.

Exactly, when the constituents felt that it wasn't in their best interest to be sold down the river in order to make the president happy, NOT the voters, the president, it's always about him and the voters, put their foot and warned Boehner and he, unlike the president DOES listen to the people and his party. But I do thank Obama in a way, if Obama wouldn't have been such a radical, we wouldn't have the Tea Party. I give the anointed one credit for doing at least something right.

And look at Ted Cruz. He's hated by more Republican senators than democrats. And it's not because he's willing to compromise.

As is Hilary hated by the younger and more radical Progressive liberals, opposites of the spectrum. Hilary represents a lot of the older well established Democrats, Hilary has that in the bag, but the newer upcoming Progressive liberals that don't know anything or are unfamiliar with her scandals or lack of accomplishments as a Senator will probably NOT vote for her. Cruz is the flip-side to the the older established Republicans, he speaks his mind and goes against the grain and that is very appealing to many conservatives and libertarians of this generation, personally, he's one of my more favorite politician and I see him doing well and I am glad he's NOT afraid to go in head first to do what's right.

Want to know why Republicans have no immigration policy? It's because they can't agree on one. Right after talking about suing the President for acting on his own, Boehner holds a press conference and tells the President to act on his own during the Texas border crisis because his party can't agree on their own plan.

Please, so then why is it so damn hard for the president to CLOSE THE BORDER FIRST? It is unbelievable to have a president that thinks open borders, open everything is ok, we are a free for all society. We are THE most No border country around. If you have NO border, you essentially have NO country.

Go down the list. A budget? Good luck with that. As if Ted Cruz would ever agree to a Paul Ryan budget.

The Dems don't even have a budget, but they have accumulated more than enough debt and they're not done yet.

Republican leaders have had insane interactions where Republicans in the Senate are telling the House not to pass legislation or else they'll vote against it. Republican lawmakers have pulled their own votes on their own bills since they didn't realize until after that other Republicans wouldn't go along with it.

Unlike Democrats that shove every legislation through as though it's being shoved into a giant sausage and feeding it to the masses. At least they are thinking what will or what will not work or is acceptable. Like Pelosi said, we shouldn't worry about Obamacare, just take it and see later what's in it, literally.

There's a reason why their entire platform is anti-Obama. That's all the leadership they have. I'm still waiting to hear about Republican accomplishments over the past 6 years but the word "Obama" is the only thing you're allowed to start your sentences with.

Everyone and from the look at the polls, the people are anti-Obama because of his radical policies, that's it. And over the last 6 years with a Democratic majority and a stubborn, hateful one and the most divisive one ever. How could they and why would they even want to try with these hard-headed bunch. If they were even a little bit flexible, fine. But these Dems, nothing but hate and the Republicans will reciprocate that animosity. I don't blame them. The Dems started it. The whole, we want to be the most transparent party ever. BS!

Should we expect big changes with the GOP controls Congress? Sure, if they start to agree with each other.

No, if the President will get off his butt and physically sit down with the Republicans and negotiate with them.

But I can't imagine Republicans will be able to do that. More fractures, no leadership.

Really, 6 years of failed policies under a president that is spineless and who hasn't been a leader on anything, let alone ANYTHING that doesn't involve taking more takes, implementing his Obamacare and that's just about it. Maybe the last 800 days of his presidency he will finally learn how to be a president and not a political pimp.

@yabits

If this happens, I predict that the biggest beneficiary of this down the road will be Senator Elizabeth Warren. Why?

Keep dreaming.

Because the Republicans' top agenda item will not be Obamacare, but going after Dodd-Frank and the Volker Rule for their buddies in the financial industry.

Did you hear, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are back?!

The GOP will reconstitute their incompetence and culture of corruption which propelled the first African-American to the White House.

It's amazing that you even have the cahones to talk about incompetence and corruption, the last 6 years that's the ONLY thing we had from this admin. THE ONLY THING!

In 2016, the electoral base in American will be fired up and ready to mobilize the first woman president -- and (again) it will not be Hillary.

Thank God.

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Bye bye to the Lefts control of the U.S.....

Next the UK and then France!

The ball has just begun to roll!

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@Joe

You think Cameron and Clegg are on the left??

That's one skewed view of the UK you've got there....

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FarmboyNOV. 05, 2014 - 02:26PM JST strong leadership will wash away the Leftist infection That sounds more like a dictatorship...

No I think that the Liberal Democrats are and that is who is going to feel the people's anger along with the Labour Party.

I expect UKIP to pick a good number of seats, but the Tories will win the majority.

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