The Senate will hold.
The Senate will hold.
I think it will too. Even if the House does go it won't be the end of the world, some of the best things Clinton did was with a Republican congress.
Times were less polarized then as Clinton "received" his Republican congress before the Lewinsky nonsense.
Unfortunately due to the nature of politics as of late this could easily be two years of no legislation with a Democratic Senate and a Republican House. I am always in favor of a divided government though, because if something actually does pass it is generally favored by most Americans.
For clarification, I mean divided evenly numbers-wise... or in this case, a majority Republican House and a majority Democratic Senate. Even numbers is a good thing in democracy.
Some pundits say it might be a good thing if the repubs control the house then other pundits can’t say, “See he never got anything done and the dems controlled both houses and the president.” Not sure if I totally buy that reasoning though.
Have Another Hit Of Colorado Sunshine
What I just don't get, and I'm sure i'm not saying anything really new here, is this:
a) Conservatives don't like Obama because he's not "focused on the economy".
b) Conservatives don't like when Obama tried to fix the economy with stimulus, because "you can't spend your way out of debt" (it sounds like a truism, as long as you don't think about it too hard).
c) The best way to fix the debt, say conservatives, is to cut taxes for the rich, causing the debt to skyrocket. Then they'll systematically dismantle all government services. That's apparently how a government "focuses on the economy" - by crippling its ability to do anything about it.
d) Then the economy will just fix itself, or something. This part is a bit foggy.
Last edited by JebusLives; 11-02-2010 at 02:39 PM.
Speaking of Reps, Dems, and economics; this is an interesting piece on personal income growth under republican and democratic administrations from 1948-2005. Specifically table 2.1 on page 32.
Total family income grew more for every percentile--especially the poor, surprise, surprise--during democratic administrations over their republican counterparts.
Conservatives don't like Obama because he's not conservative enough.
Liberals are mad at Obama because he's not liberal enough though they still support him.
I'm curious as to how things would be different had Obama ignored Health Care the first two years and focused on job creation. We already know if the Republicans had power they would still be insisiting that cutting taxes for corporatins and the rich would create more jobs but the problem with that theory is we have evidence that it doesn't in fact work so they simply haven't figured out a plan for the economy.
What will be fun is once the right takes control tonight, they will finally find themselves in the biggest hole they have ever been in. Those middle of the road folks aren't going to be any happier in 2 years when they find out the Republicans not only didn't have a plan for the economy but with control of congress they didn't accomplish a god damn thing they had hoped to.
In fact they will waste a shit ton of time pretending that they are close to having the number of votes to repeal the healthcare bill all the while wasting our tax dollars and time spinning their wheels.
Meanwhile... the citizens will continue to be ashamed of their leadership on both sides of the aisle.
and we have our first Tea Party winnar!
Republican Rand Paul wins U.S. Senate race in Kentucky
None of this shit makes any sense, and I'm getting frustrated. And please don't say "what do you care, you're Canadian". We are directly affected by your collective inability to vote properly, yet completely powerless to do anything about it.
Last edited by JebusLives; 11-02-2010 at 03:09 PM.
"We dont care. You're Canadian"
don't make me post a picture of clubbed bloodied baby seals again.
"Really, all Americans want is cold beer, warm pussy, and someplace to take a shit with a door on it. I mean you don't want the dog looking at you."
It's funny how you never find anyone who is economically liberal and socially conservative.
I can't wait for Rand Paul to try to actually enact some of his half-assed policy proposals.
He'll be a United States Senator, not a Kentucky Senator.
Lick an orange, it tastes like an orange. Lick a pineapple, it tastes like a pineapple. Go ahead, try it. Try some more. The strawberries taste like strawberries. The snozzberries taste like snozzberries! We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams. Come along, come along.
its absurd that convicted felons can't vote? sure, ok.