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Old 11-06-2012, 11:50 PM  
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Entrenched - Republicans make gains in the house...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...105928920.html


When all the celebrating is done, America will wake up to the fact that Obama is facing the lamest duck presidency in the history of politics. The House is deeper entrenched, and the Republicans made gains in the Senate, though didn't flip it.

America got caught like a deer in the headlights, and voted for four more years of gridlock.

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Old 11-06-2012, 11:52 PM   #2
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:03 AM   #3
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Hmmm... I hate the age of editing already published articles. The WSJ removed the text about 1938... Now it's not clear to me.

In any case, here is an AP snippet:

http://www.kusi.com/story/20022029/b...-to-keep-house

With almost two-thirds of the 435 House races called by The Associated Press, Republicans had won 209 seats and were leading in 28 more.

A party needs 218 seats to control the House. It seemed likely the party mix in the new House would resemble the current one, which Republicans control 242-193, including two GOP and three Democratic vacancies. The pickups were so evenly divided that it was unclear if either party would add to its numbers overall.

Democrats had taken 155 districts and led in 39 others.

Even before renewed GOP control was clinched, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio - re-elected to his seat without opposition - claimed victory and laid down a marker for upcoming battles against President Barack Obama, who was re-elected to a second term in the White House.

"The American people want solutions, and tonight they responded by renewing our House Republican majority," he said at a gathering of Republicans in Washington. "The American people also made clear there's no mandate for raising tax rates."

One of the top fights when Congress returns for a postelection session this month will be over the looming expiration of income tax cuts first enacted a decade ago under President George W. Bush. Republicans want to renew them all, while President Barack Obama wants the cuts to expire for the highest-earning Americans.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., refused to concede. She told Democrats rallying a few blocks away from the GOP rally where Boehner spoke that by evening's end, Democrats would end up "exceeding everyone's expectations and perhaps achieving 25," the number of added seats Democrats would need to gain House control.

Though seven GOP freshmen were defeated, 65 of them were re-elected by early Wednesday morning in the East. Six others were leading in their races, but four were trailing. An exit poll of voters showed that just 21 percent said they backed the tea party, which had fueled the big GOP House gains in 2010.

The GOP's seemingly inevitable victory in the House was a contrast to how the party was performing elsewhere on the national stage. Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney for the presidency and Democrats hold onto control of the Senate.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:06 AM   #4
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I was wondering how long it'd take before the right started calling Obama a lame duck.

I was going to give Fox N Friends a week.

I should have given Taco John a night.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:07 AM   #5
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I was wondering how long it'd take before the right started calling Obama a lame duck.

I was going to give Fox N Friends a week.

I should have given Taco John a night.
well, in all fairness, all second term presidents are lame ducks these days (especially if they don't have both house and senate on their side).
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:08 AM   #6
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I was wondering how long it'd take before the right started calling Obama a lame duck.

I was going to give Fox N Friends a week.

I should have given Taco John a night.
Well, isnt' he?
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:08 AM   #7
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Looking at the latest results and I could be wrong if the Dems win the 3 seats out west tonight they would have picked up 1 seat overall.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:09 AM   #8
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Well, isnt' he?
Why not.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:10 AM   #9
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Looking at the latest results and I could be wrong if the Dems win the 3 seats out west tonight they would have picked up 1 seat overall.
And the Democrats made gains in the Senate.

The OP, essentially, is full of shit.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:10 AM   #10
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Also I am liking that Allen West and Joe Walsh got beat, was hoping for Steve King and Bachmann is currently losing.

Honestly if Bachmann loses that will make my week god I hate that ****ing ****
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:10 AM   #11
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I was wondering how long it'd take before the right started calling Obama a lame duck.

I was going to give Fox N Friends a week.

I should have given Taco John a night.

Right? I'm a fiscal conservative, and a civil rights leftist. That's what you call a centrist in this environment, baby...

Don't blame me for being ahead of the political curve. Calling Obama a lame duck is like saying the sun is going to rise tomorrow. I'm not sure what you think he is going to accomplish that he wasn't able to accomplish when the deck was more stacked in his favor.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:30 AM   #12
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Right? I'm a fiscal conservative, and a civil rights leftist. That's what you call a centrist in this environment, baby...

Don't blame me for being ahead of the political curve. Calling Obama a lame duck is like saying the sun is going to rise tomorrow. I'm not sure what you think he is going to accomplish that he wasn't able to accomplish when the deck was more stacked in his favor.
Yup the 4 liberty candidates who ran all won tonight. Fiscal conservative left leaning on civil liberties is a winning formula.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:49 AM   #13
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When all the celebrating is done, America will wake up to the fact that Obama is facing the lamest duck presidency in the history of politics. The House is deeper entrenched, and the Republicans made gains in the Senate, though didn't flip it.

America got caught like a deer in the headlights, and voted for four more years of gridlock.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:50 AM   #14
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The dems got killed, overall, in 2010 redistricting due to the 2010 wave election. They'll have problems taking the house without a very large majority of the national vote.

2020 will be a presidential election year, if the GOP doesn't get its act together this house advantage may last for just 8 more years.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:51 AM   #15
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Founders made President the weakest branch

So let them have that branch and apply the full force of the Constitution. America likes divided govt for a reason. Nothing new to see here. They're catching on that it's better than one party rule.

Now, get a letter campaign going to defund Obamacare despite Fox news declaring that fix is in.

"This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure." - Federalist Papers, No. 58, 1788
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