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Obama should return Nobel Peace Prize, accept the defeat...world back to Bush-era?

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@some14some

Obama should return Nobel Peace Prize, accept the defeat...world back to Bush-era?

He-llow, you have a different mind setting. There is a basic rule of law; what's been given to you should not been taken away" and I have no problem with that.

If your partner is breaking an engagement, do you ask her or him to return the ring to you?

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The New York Times read my posts of last night and copied them. Read Frank Rich's OpEd for a somewhat more eloquent presentation of how I think the GOP, TP, and Dems will spin the election results.

Anyway, "GOP upbeat, Democrats brace for losses in election" seems about right. Anyone who thinks that the results will change the game a lot either way is delusional. The posturing will change a little.

The biggest changes will come in the GOP. If you think about it, this election's message is all about "The GOP really needed the TP in this election." Now how is the TP going to be accomodated? And remember everyone, "the Tea Party is not a branch of the GOP" as we have heard over and over. Does anyone still believe that lie?

Budget politics will be extremely dull in the months ahead. The reactions of Rush, Sarah, Boehner, Rove, etc. to the results will be the big news. The really gutsy move would be for the Tea Party to break off of the GOP and go it alone, but we see that O'Donnell foundered without funds. Will the GOP welcome Tea Partiers into the fold? Not if big money people like Koch have anything to say about it. The GOP rank and file also reject TPers. Rush and Glenn will thank the lord. Sarah will pat herself on the back. Rove will roll his eyes, and Boehner will claim he has a mandate.

Of course it is better to win elections than lose them, but the GOP might have signed a deal with the devil by letting those people (TP="those people") take over GOP ballot spaces. Let's watch, shall we?

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Obama ... had a radio interview on his Election Day morning schedule with Ryan Seacrest, the emcee of “American Idol” and host of a Top 40 radio program.

Heh, this guy continues to cheapen the office of president.

Obama ..... out!!

RR

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@klein2

The New York Times read my posts of last night and copied them. Read Frank Rich's OpEd for a somewhat more eloquent presentation of how I think the GOP, TP, and Dems will spin the election results.

I will read what you had to say. I am holding my breath for tomorrow. In my opinion, TP is just an extreme right-wing republican. I have never been fooled by them.

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I am increasingly convinced that neither party has our best interests at heart. Working people are still losing out while corporations and banks are getting all the support and attention they ask for. This is a sad reality that Obama's populist campaign has really settled into nothing more than another status quo. Though I prefer this status quo over the Bush administration.

The current election really represents frustration over this fact along with fairly unrealistic expectations that the world should have changed in just two years. But it equally represents a worrisome revelation of just how much hard right wing thinking is present in the American political fabric.

The election will ultimately prove damaging to the GOP. But more so it will damage working people with futher delays and no real change.

What America really needs is a fresh political reformation. One where demands are raised for more direct representation and considerably more accountability. And leaders who put the needs of working class people, the vast majority of Americans, before the interests of the elite and the patrons of politics.

Then an election seaon will really matter.

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Democrats have known for almost two years that this was going to be a tough election. We knew we'd lose seats. But the republicans will never get the numbers needed to reverse anything.

This next two years will be a tough two years.

Ans just a reminder. Anything that the congress passes has to get signed or vetoed. Then find the votes to surpass a veto. < :-)

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It's gonna suck being Barack Obama on Wednesday morning when he wakes up to discover he's a lame duck. He's not smart enough to be a Bill Clinton and make the best of the situation. Look for him to spend the remaining days of his single term in office running around making speeches that nobody listens to, playing golf and going on vacations.

RR

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adaydream - Democrats have known for almost two years that this was going to be a tough election. We knew we'd lose seats.

Of course they did. They must be very happy that things are going according to the master plan.

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Democrats have known for almost two years that this was going to be a tough election. We knew we'd lose seats.

Heh, the democrat's circular firing squad's in place. Ready .... Aim ..... FIRE!!!!

RR

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Wealth redistribution is not in our system.

Sorry guy, but wealth redistribution is your system, and that is the whole problem. The issue now is that the mechanisms for transferring the wealth in place over the last 30 plus years have broken down, but those at the top who have received the wealth transfers want to keep the system in place. Those who have profited from the years of fake prosperity want to keep their profits and they want them to continue. They are the people in power and control of all political parties, and they are the ones who do not want the system fixed because they will be the losers if and when that happens. Everything that happens is to protect the status quo, for example the hundreds of billions of quantitative easing that will be announced once the election is out of the way. Will that help the average American? - not a bit (in fact it will hurt him) but that is not the purpose. Same with this election.

None of that is about left wing vs. right wing politics either. It is about the mechanics of a debt based monetary system, and no politician will ever talk about it. It is no surprise that the three recent major elections, in the UK, Australia, and the US have so much in common - PR spin, image manipulation, and disinformation, with no serious discussion of the real issues. Because the people behind the parties do not want the issues discussed, they just need a way to get the public to vote for them (see exhibit A: The Tea Party) so they can continue to not work in the public interest, just in their own private interest.

So does either US party have the best interests of the country at heart? Nope. Will a GOP win change anything in a positive way? Nope.

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None of that is about left wing vs. right wing politics either. It is about the mechanics of a debt based monetary system, and no politician will ever talk about it.

Ron Paul, and that dude on the twenty dollar bill. Talked about it. People know about it, people are fed up about it. Even a few politicians. A tipping point will likely come in the next ten or twenty years.

I hope.

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Dead on post GJDailleult!

We are but players in a game we have no chance of winning. Which makes one wonder why the T-party fans think that their votes will result in anything at all. Ok so Joe Reactionary gets put in office. A week later he is Joe Status Quo on the floor of the congress and Joe For the People on TV. Same as the people they are trying to replace. Nothing changes but the names on the doors.

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The biggest changes will come in the GOP. If you think about it, this election's message is all about "The GOP really needed the TP in this election." Now how is the TP going to be accomodated? And remember everyone, "the Tea Party is not a branch of the GOP" as we have heard over and over. Does anyone still believe that lie?

That depends on whether you are actually in touch with reality or not. The simple fact of the matter is, the Tea Party is not the GOP. If you don't believe it, perhaps you should check with Crist, Bennett, and Murkowski, among many others. They may vote in a lot of Republicans, but if they don't listen, the same people can expect to lose in the next election.

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If your partner is breaking an engagement, do you ask her or him to return the ring to you?

You might not ask, but one would hope they'd give it back anyway. Anyway, leadership in their government is not for the Democrats to take. It is for the US public to decide to let them keep it or not.

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It's ironic that Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize when his whole purpose is to divide the nation. The Nobel Peace Prize says a lot about Obama and the people who he elected to high government offices. In today world, merits play an insignificant role when getting any kind of an award.

Tuesday election will reflect why the majority of the people voted for the Republicans. Obama and the Democrats had their chance to represent the people and they choose not to listened to their constituents unless it is election time.

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Question for the soon-to-be crushed Dem faithful here, American and foreign - - Who are the Democrat Party equivalents of conservative rising stars like Marco Rubio, Mitch Daniels, John Thune, Bobby Jindal, Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor? (I won't even mention the women who are shaking up the Repub party.)

Overlooked in all the desperate attempts at valid castigation of the Tea Party is that it is the Repubs who appear to most of us to be the party with the ideas and enthusiasm at the moment.

I recall seeing quite a lot of excitement at Daily Kos a few months which centered around the thuggish Alan Grayson (Fla) but it now looks like he will also lose tomorrow.

Who do you guys like to help Obama try and get his mojo back come next January?????

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I hope the Democrats, and Obama, get throttled in this election. In 2012, when Barak leaves the White House, maybe he can get a job on the panel of American Idol. He really has lowered the Office of President of the USA by appearing like some sort of has-been movie star on all sorts of shows.

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"Democrats brace for losses"

How could the Democrats be bracing for losses? Haven't they been leading the country in the right direction?

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Loving every minute of the failure known as Obama and the democrats. Life is good!

Clinton was back at it on Monday with a dawn-to-dark itinerary through New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and Florida.

Now that they are best buds again, maybe Clinton could give The One some lessons in congressional submission.

RR

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Tim "Who are the Democrat Party equivalents of conservative rising stars..."

Answer Tim is who cares? If neither party truly have a plan to put Americans back to work, send their kids to college and provide them with health care, who cares? These so called rising stars are just more debris on the already high pile of useless leaders with no intention of helping working people out.

If you are a corporation or someone with a vested interest in the maintenance of the status quo, then sure, you can be happy about these names and we can find a few from the DEM side to add to your pile. But why bother if your priority is instead the welfare of ordinary working people?

You are at a pep rally for a team that doesn't consider you important, so why cheer?

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Romeo: "Loving every minute of the failure known as Obama and the democrats. Life is good!"

So what exactly are you celebrating? Let's reality check the outcome of the election.

T-party and GOP candidates win widely. So what happens next? Nothing.

Why nothing? Because they will not have the majority to achieve their goals, even the regular GOP are not on the same page so where will the support for their agenda come from? Answer? Nowhere.

A few months down the line these newbies will be blended into the status quo. Why? Because otherwise they will not be able to achieve anything. Just watch how quickly they conform.

The impatient masses realize that nothing has changed when no new jobs appear, no solutions to their problems and as they watch these T-party people join the rank of file.

That realization results in yet another backlash that puts the other party in power again.

Then more of the same. The people don't win in any case.
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Interesting how the media has gotten involved in politics, so much so that in 10 years, the concept of parties will be just a front for the media. Murdoch helped Tories get free interviews and coverage, so much so that it helped them swing the election in their favor. Now, PAYBACK time. So, what does business hate most? Competition. So BBC budget is now cut, and will be cut again and again. Pretty soon, Murdoch will sponsor all politicians who will do whatever he says. Get it! Same with Fox.

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So BBC budget is now cut, and will be cut again and again. Pretty soon, Murdoch will sponsor all politicians who will do whatever he says. Get it! Same with Fox.

I'm sorry, but that is just bizarre, Kucinich-bizarre.

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Just ordered a copy of "40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation" for 1 cent at Amazon.com. Heh, this book wasn't even published two years ago.

Too funny.

RR

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So young, and so early to be a lame duck president. Ain't gridlock democracy just fine.

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2010 is all about the TP renegades, even Karl ROVE is critical of it.... Check ROVE's take on Sarah PALIN's 2012 White House bid (UK Telegraph)... I'm guessing senior Republican strategist ROVE is rooting for Louisiana Bobby JINDAL-- or anyone but Sarah :(

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Overlooked in all the desperate attempts at valid castigation of the Tea Party is that it is the Repubs who appear to most of us to be the party with the ideas and enthusiasm at the moment.

The Repubs? LoL Aren't they now finding ways and means to crush Sarah PALIN's White House bid, and the people haven't even voted yet! Talk about bad-manner:

“There is a determined, focused establishment effort ... to find a candidate we can coalesce around who can beat Sarah Palin."

“We believe she could get the nomination, but Barack Obama would crush her.”

(Source: UK Telegraph, 2.11.2010)

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Overlooked in all the desperate attempts at valid castigation of the Tea Party is that it is the Repubs who appear to most of us to be the party with the ideas and enthusiasm at the moment.

Party of ideas? HAHAHAHA! I needed a good laugh!

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So BBC budget is now cut, and will be cut again and again. Pretty soon, Murdoch will sponsor all politicians who will do whatever he says. Get it! Same with Fox. I'm sorry, but that is just bizarre, Kucinich-bizarre.

I guess in republican land there is nothing like PAY BACK. And....let's see...all of those former republican candidates like Palin, Rove, etc etc etc are not FOX contributors...getting money from FOX, and haven't the republican candidates had nothing but softball nice interviews with lots and lots and lots of free publicity. YOU think this does not come with a price. Only in republican land. LOL.

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President Barack Obama was home from the campaign trail at the White House after a weekend rush through four states. He had a radio interview on his Election Day morning schedule with Ryan Seacrest, the emcee of “American Idol” and host of a Top 40 radio program.

I have said this before many times on this site, and it seems it is more relevant than ever. American politics have turned into a cross between Jerry Springer and American Idol.

One thing I have observed about Americans in the past couple decades or so is that they tend to be very sore losers. They are very "win" driven. A lot of them can not fathom the idea that their beliefs could be wrong/in the minority. Will be interesting to see how the Obama handles his loss.

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Seriously the world is not going to change overnight. It's the same old stuff every single election cycle, it's nothing new. Republicans come in, people don't like em so the Democracts come in, then it's the same old cycle over again. Clinton lost the congress in 1994 and he still gets higher approval ratings today more then Bush.

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Who are the Democrat Party equivalents of conservative rising stars like Marco Rubio, Mitch Daniels, John Thune, Bobby Jindal, Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor?

Verne Troyer -- although I'm not sure he's a Democrat.

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@medievaltimes, you beat me to it LoL Shame the First Prez that inspired newmedia and bloggers-- this time around-- had to be carried by Seacrest to apparently 'grab' the Tweeter votes. What happened? Or a simple case of the apple that fell off far from the tree. WTH!

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The end of the day the Democrats will still control the Senate by a slight polarity and lose the house. What this means? Nothing. Same ole Washington business controlled by corporations and special interests.

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Badge - This means nothing? No, it means the Democrats' agenda, which is not good for the country is severely hampered, which is good.

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"I'm not a witch, I am you", that is O'Donnell's message! And the Publicans support this idiocy? Don't give them the keys, they rode us into the ditch and can NOT drive!

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"That depends on whether you are actually in touch with reality or not. The simple fact of the matter is, the Tea Party is not the GOP."

You are right. One of us is not in touch with reality. What I can see is that the TP and GOP are one and the same when it suits their purposes. And I think that there is quite a bit of disagreement about this, which you can look forward to.

I know for a fact that GOP machinery has been rapidly switched to support of TP candidates in many races. It has never worked that way with Dems. I wonder why. The Alaska race is the exception that proves the rule. In most cases, the TP candidate has taken the GOP slot and is either supported by GOP or not, and is sometimes hung out to dry, pretty well depending on whether Rove likes you or not. And if there is no TP candidate to vote for on those long ballots, you can bet that TP will be checking the GOP candidate box.

That is fact. Your statement is a fiction.

And we will see how separate they are. The news is counting TP victories as GOP victories, even FOX. Care to rebut that?

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What I can see is that the Democrats are a disaster.

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How massively tall will that Republican wave be tomorrow?

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"I'm not a witch, I am you", that is O'Donnell's message! And the Publicans (sp) support this idiocy?

You need to stop reading Daily Kos talking points. They'll make you suicidal.

RR

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How massively tall will that Republican wave be tomorrow?

No matter. The first president from Hawaii will ride it like the pro he is.

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The TP might be a subset of the GOP just as the "religious right" was but to say that the TP represents the whole GOP isn't any more true than saying that NOW or Greenpeace or Soros represent the Dems. What happens is that the Gerrymandering of districts makes many "safe" districts for the dems or the gop. That means that the primary to be on the ballot for either party ends up being the "election." Since primaries draw very few of the voters from the party of the "safe" district any highly motivated group can push their candidate to victory in the primary. This is what happened with Paladino, the TP favorite who ended up being the GOP candidate for governor of NY and, subsequently, pretty much ripped to shreds as his faults were brought to light. Thus the GOP scrambles to find somebody who can beat Palin before the next presidential race looks like the NY governor's race.....I still can't understand why anybody would think Palin is presidential material. But that's a different topic.

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It will be interesting to see how the GOP legislates. The only thing they have is hatred and "No." They don't really translate into legislation well.

Taka

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Obama misjudged the American voters. America is right of center, not a far leftist liberal/socialist mindset.

An odd statement, given that Obama was elected by a majority of American Voters. I would hope and suspect that most America's are close to the center of the political spectrum but are too busy working to vocalize their politcal wants. If America keeps swinging from one fringe to the other, I doubt things will be fixed and instead of dealing with the problems that were created in a pragmatic and logical way, the fringe left and right will either blame Bush or Obama for the short fallings of their nation.

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It will be interesting to see how the GOP legislates. The only thing they have is hatred and "No."

Taka poses an excellent question. After 2006, the Republicans became a minority party in the House and were further discredited after 2008. Most of those who were elected in 2008 were from really hard-core conservative districts. (Like mine here in Georgia, where, this year, my congressman ran unopposed.) Their only option was to try to obstruct the most productive legislative session since the LBJ years.

People aren't considering that what we are seeing is the peak of a fairly small Republican wave -- with the trough soon and certain to follow.

What the hard core conservatives don't seem to realize is that a great many of the new GOPers are closer to what they would call "RINOs," and are more likely to vote with Democrats on key issues as they are to join the hard-liners to obstruct. You've got a lot of folks with the legislative temperment of the two Republican senators from Maine.

I believe that more Republicans would have crossed the aisle to vote with Dems on issues if there were more moderates like them to cover their backs. For some examples of who is likely to take office, see the following.

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For examples, take a look at Scott Brown -- now the third most liberal Republican after Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins. A dozen or more Scott Brown types in the House will end up watering down Republican "opposition" into what hard-core conservatives will call "RINO-ism."

For a model of what the future holds, take a look at one Republican who is losing his seat this year to a Democrat: Joseph Cao of Louisiana's 2nd district. Cao was the only Republican who voted for the health care bill, but even that wasn't liberal enough for his constituents. (Cao was elected mainly as a protest against the scandal-tainted Democratic predecessor.)

Charles Djou of Hawaii's 1st district is about as liberal as they come. (He won by special election over two Dems who split the vote.) He'll be a one-termer like Cao if he tries to follow the hard-liners.

If Jeff Perry beats Dem Bill Keating for the MA district that includes Cape Cod, he'll prove true to those who compare him to Arlen Specter.

Charlie Bass in NH-2. Sam Caligiuri in CT-5. Mike Fitzpatrick in PA-08. (A voting record as a state rep that is more liberal than Cao's.) Scott Bruun in OR-5. Randy Hultgren in IL-14.

In a district where I really want the Democrat to lose: PA-11 where Lou Barletta should easily defeat the corrupt Paul Kanjorski.

These and about a half-dozen more are going to respond when moderate Democrats offer compromise positions rather than outright gridlock.

And so I say to the hard-line conservatives: Enjoy your new RINOs!

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Good_Jorb - An odd statement, given that Obama was elected by a majority of American Voters. I would hope and suspect that most America's are close to the center of the political spectrum but are too busy working to vocalize their politcal wants. If America keeps swinging from one fringe to the other, I doubt things will be fixed and instead of dealing with the problems that were created in a pragmatic and logical way, the fringe left and right will either blame Bush or Obama for the short fallings of their nation.

Obama was elected for what he promised he would do. It's two years later and voters aren't happy with Obama's policies and Congress in general. Very few Democrats want Obama to campaign for them. The few who have had his support in earlier races have lost. Only two or three Democrats are running on their voting record of supporting Obama's policies and they're behind in the polls and probably won't be reelected.

The best chance the US has to pull itself out of the recession is if elected representatives from BOTH parties begin to legistate by compromising on the issues and actually listening to the voters.

Or there will be another mass exodis of incumbents in the next election.

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Yabits,

Unless you kick puppies and spit on Mexicans, you are pretty much so a RINO in today's GOP. They have truly jumped the shark.

Taka

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Liberal despair is so cool.

RR

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What I can see is that the Democrats are a disaster. Sarge--I am demoting you! You are now a private, second class. What has been the disaster? Was it the GM bailout. But--OH! BBC said this morning that they are now making a nice profit and selling shares again, and about to pay off that debt from two years ago. And so on, so on. What you people seem to miss is that the ditch that the republicans drove us into, as Obama said, was not a DITCH, it was a huge ravine. But now, Americans want instant answers and instant economic miracles. And even if he did, Obama that is, you would still complain.

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Well I did my part and voted for every Democrat that I could on the ticket. I know it won't help much but at least I tried to keep the idiot GOP and idiots from the Tea Party out of office. We have already pulled out of the recession and jobs are sure to follow. But the conservatives will "F" up everything they can possibly get their "F"ing hands on.

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Well I did my part and voted for every Democrat that I could on the ticket.

I did too. And it appears that Georgia will get a Democratic governor to replace the lackluster Republican.

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Their only option was to try to obstruct the most productive legislative session since the LBJ years.

You forgot to mention that it was also the most destructive anti-American, anti-business agenda in history as well. So yeah, Dumbs were productively engaged in destroying America. Thats why today I have to say...

A bad Republican is better then a Dumb anyday.

Liberal despair is so cool.

Reading some of the posts here on this board, as the leftist loonies cry about how badly their party is losing. Yeah, I have to admit I'm really enjoying this. Particularly since many of these same people were just 2 years ago, saying that the Republicans were done. That they were now and forever a regional party, that couldn't win nationally. And certainly would never again regain a majority in congress. How pathetically wrong they were.

With Republicans taking at least the house, I'm expecting to hear much more of the Dems typical hate agenda. Thats all they have after all. Hate America, Hate Conservatives, Hate the Religious, hate the rich, hate the patriotic. The Dems are all about the Hate. And of course, if you dare to disagree with them, you are a hater. Because if you don't think and talk the way they do, you''re either a racist, or a bigot.

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President Obama will be repudiated by the American people in this election. He has been proven to be the left wing socialist that many suspected him to be. He has run huge budget deficits with no paralell in human history. He is divisive using his Justice Department to intervene to protect racist Black Panthers threatening whites at the polls. He calls his political opponents "enemies" as if other Americans that don't think the way he does are traitors. If his policies were right the American people wouldn't be threatening his massive majorities in the Congress. They are likely to throw his fellow Lefty Representative Pelosi out of her House Speakership and possibly even throwing Senator Reid - the Majority leader of the Senate out of office altogether.

This isn't going to be an endorsement of Republicans either - both parties are on notice. After tonight, it will be up to President Obama to get off the Left fringe and offer some common sense solutions to America's problems other than more massive spending and job killing tax increases. America cannot have any more $1 trillion deficits. It's time to promote growth in the private sector - the only way to have any chance of getting out of debt.

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You forgot to mention that it was also the most destructive anti-American, anti-business agenda in history as well.

As the owner/operator of a growing small business, nothing about the agenda has been anti-business. On the contrary, I'll be able to offer health care benefits and get some nice tax credits for it.

Offering health care to employees may be "destructive" to Republicans but I don't believe it is to most Americans.

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Thats all they have after all. Hate America, Hate Conservatives, Hate the Religious, hate the rich, hate the patriotic. The Dems are all about the Hate.

Sounds like you're really enjoying your little wave.

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As the owner/operator of a growing small business, nothing about the agenda has been anti-business. On the contrary, I'll be able to offer health care benefits and get some nice tax credits for it.

Sounds like someone has been drinking the kool-aid. Guess you haven't heard about the new regulations they passed. Looking forward to filling out all that additional paperwork? Or maybe you'll hire someone to do it for you?

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Obama is gonna slam ya! Dunk ya and de-funk ya, he will be President for 6, read it, weep it, 6 more years. No majority is gonna go tea bagging, no say, no day, WAY. @RR 'I'm not a witch, I am you' was the now BEATEN O'dennell's commercial, you need to watch what your candidates are doing!

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Obama is gonna slam ya! Dunk ya and de-funk ya

A lot of Americans - even those of us who don't support Obama - find crap like that racist and insulting . The president is not a basketball player. He is not a funk musician or a rapper. Got anything other than stereotypes of America and its politicians?

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Yeah, I have to admit I'm really enjoying this.

I bet you were enjoying those four nightmare years of GW too, weren't you? Sure did. It doesn't matter if a repub is truly f-ing up America. But as the Wall Street Journal said, a few days, ago...it is going to get real interesting. Forget your flipping pipe dream of growing out of this mess...Reagan tried it, Bush I tried it, Bush II tried it, and it doesn't work as they repubs can not help but to give all of the money to their corporate owners. So...the game plan is to inflate our way out of this debt. Dollar DIVES and DIVES again. Inflation hits, and so it is time to raise, seriously raise those interest rates. So, if you are delusional and you think everything is going to go just fine, you are one fool! And if they get those cuts that they want, it will be even more laughable. Pass those Bush tax cuts, and let's watch the fun. THREE TRILLION MORE to the debt. I hope those Chinese commies will underwrite it!!! That is all a repub is---a Chinese commie lover as they are the only ones with the credit and money as they have the most slaves. Wow! You could not write this up as fiction and expect to sell it, you know.

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And it appears that Georgia will get a Democratic governor to replace the lackluster Republican

I stand corrected. We'll get a corrupt Repubilcan to replace the lackluster one.

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Per the above, Republican Joseph Cao was ousted from his seat in Congress. A one-termer, Cao was replaced by a liberal Democrat.

William Keating (D) defeated Jeff Perry, who was heavily endorsed by Mitt Romney. RINO Charlie Bass was victorious in NH, but RINO Sam Caligiuri was defeated by a liberal Dem in CT.

"Moderate" Mike Fitzpatrick won in PA -- with a record that's more liberal than Cao's. It appears that Oregon voters have replaced moderate Republican Scott Bruun with a more liberal Democrat. But Randy Hultgren won in Illinois.

If there's a "message" in this election, it's definitely a mixed one.

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The bush tax cuts will expire before the new republicans come into power. I'm glad that they will still expire.

I'm not worried about the increase in republican congressmen. They can't change what has been passed and now the party of "NO" will be begging the democrats for compromise. < :-)

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