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democrats: the supermajority

A Liberal Supermajority: Get ready for 'change' we haven't seen since 1965, or 1933.

charlie
Thu, 23 Oct 2008 22:34:32 +0000

so what do you guys think if this happens?

Chieh Cheng
Fri, 24 Oct 2008 07:29:32 +0000

don't worry about it...polls too close among registered voters for that to happen. youth voters may not show so Obama might still lose the electoral college race. obama has an average lead in national polls but battle state numbers have tightened. obama should still win but McCain has made gains since last week's debate separating himself from Bush (two weeks out, that might not matter...300+ drop today isn't helping mccain)

But looking at congressional races, take Maine's race. Obama is up by 14 points but the GOP incumbent is up by 15% himself. And I'd be very surprise of Dole doesn't close the gap to make the NC race close by Nov 4th. Whether you're worried or giddy about this, Dems to gain 6-7 seats at most in the upper chamber.

back to WSJ, even if the Dem House gains another 20-25 seats and Dems have 60 seats in the Senate, Obama would be stupid to and govern too far left of center. We're still a very conservative nation...God, guns, country...and something-something. If he tries to do that, he'll go down in history as the first black President having served only one term.

And here's the thing. Even if obama wins big in the electoral college, Congress doesn't belong to President Obama. Biden will help given his years and good-will there but Pelosi kowtows to no one. Reid will still be majority leader in name only because there are 18 million reasons why anything that happens in the Senate will have to go through Clinton's office.

She can probably take the title away from Reid but she's looking 8 years down the road. If things go bad in an Obama Administration, she doesn't want the blame.

The wave of new Representatives and Senators coming in next year is part of the "anything but Bush" party, not necessarily the Democratic Party. They've always been fractious at best.

The country, when it's all said and done, is still 40-20-40. The dems from traditionally red states will still have to watch their sixes. Think back to the first vote on the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act.

Ninety-four Democrats voted against it. how much you want to bet they're in hotly contested races in the Rust and Bible Belt states?

Here are things I like to see: green economy, voter registration day (sure, why not? If the GOP are against it, then they're stupid), obama's plan to get rid of bad teachers.

What I don't want to see: unions getting stronger- that's my worry. on that note, it's good for my biz but bad for the country.

Paul
Fri, 24 Oct 2008 08:07:57 +0000

This WSJ piece reads like right wing propaganda. I am sure Rupert had no problem with this editorial when it passed by his desk.

The following were "saved" by the Filibuster from passing:
- bar funding for iraq war
- windfall profits tax on oil companies

"Google and MoveOn.org would get "net neutrality" rules, subjecting the Internet to intrusive regulation for the first time."
Not having net neutrality is as bad as being the Great Firewall...

David
Fri, 24 Oct 2008 08:30:03 +0000

WSJ is generally fair on stories but they are a conservative paper.

A Venti-Sized Recession?

Paul
Fri, 24 Oct 2008 09:23:09 +0000

looks like it's going to happen. hang on tight. the ride's about to start. no safety lap bar. darwinism. (dave! =P)

charlie
Wed, 05 Nov 2008 08:24:27 +0000

Alrighty then. We will know which party to blame when the sh!t hits the fan or when nothing gets done.

Sp Chess
Wed, 05 Nov 2008 08:50:32 +0000

Read Kennedy's speech...I think Caroline had a touch in it...very Kennedy-sque...

Well, I'm ready for 2012...not to put too fine a point on this I wonder what kind of recruitment hate groups will get out of this...or if they will weather away...

Huckabee, Romney, Palin, and even Guiliani...if things don't go well for President Obama, Romney will. Be in a good shape...but after fingerings stop in the GOP.

Alright, let's enjoy this a bit...I got goose bumps during the President-Elect's speech...for parallels, read or listen to the Inaugural addess of 1961...you know who I'm talking about...and with a dash of Bobby and King (the dream speech - "yes, we can").

Paul
Wed, 05 Nov 2008 08:51:55 +0000

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