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“Republicans” Claim U.S. Senate

GOP PUMMELS DEMOCRATS ACROSS THE COUNTRY … BUT TO WHAT END? By FITSNEWS || Riding a wave of dissatisfaction with the policies of increasingly unpopular U.S. president Barack Obama, “Republicans” retook control of the U.S. Senate for the first time in eight years on Tuesday night.  The convincing GOP win…

GOP PUMMELS DEMOCRATS ACROSS THE COUNTRY … BUT TO WHAT END?

By FITSNEWS || Riding a wave of dissatisfaction with the policies of increasingly unpopular U.S. president Barack Obama, “Republicans” retook control of the U.S. Senate for the first time in eight years on Tuesday night.  The convincing GOP win gives the party total control of Congress … for whatever that’s worth.

The GOP won its new majority by knocking off incumbent Democrats in Arkansas (Mark Pryor), Colorado (Mark Udall) and North Carolina (Kay Hagan) – and picking up open seats that previously belonged to Democrats in Iowa, Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia.

That gave them an initial net gain of seven seats … one more than they needed to retake the Senate for the first time since 2006.

The margin could grow bigger.

In addition to the election night losses, Democrats will likely give up another seat in December when Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana faces “Republican” Bill Cassidy in a runoff election.

The victories will install U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky as the new majority leader of the chamber – a remarkable turn of fortune seeing as just a few weeks ago McConnell was in danger of losing his seat to Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.  He wound up beating Grimes by 14 points – dramatically exceeding the most optimistic public opinion polling in the Bluegrass State.

In fact Republicans across the country dramatically exceeded expectations … winning the races they were supposed to win by bigger-than-expected margins and doing far better than expected in several races they weren’t expected to win.  In New Hampshire, for example, former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown nearly knocked off incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen – while in Virginia incumbent Democrat Mark Warner was locked in an incredibly tight race with “Republican” Ed Gillespie.

Now … does “GOP control” of the Senate matter?

Not really … America’s economy remains fundamentally unsound, its foreign policy remains dangerously reckless and its government remains hopelessly bloated and corrupt.  Not to mention $18 trillion in debt.

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87 comments

Scooter November 4, 2014 at 11:26 pm

Obots getting the message

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idcydm November 4, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Thank God Harry Reid is gone.

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The Colonel November 4, 2014 at 11:31 pm

PLUS 1,000,000!

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CorruptionInColumbia November 4, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Let us hope!

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Mike at the Beach November 4, 2014 at 11:56 pm

I had no idea how slim Reid’s margins have been in his home district. If he’d been on the ballot today he would already be packing…

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The Colonel November 4, 2014 at 11:59 pm

I thought he was toast last time. He has a giant war chest but not being speaker will prevent him from passing it as much – he should be very vulnerable, in fact, you might see him step down instead of running in 2016 muttering something about family and grand children…

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FastEddy23 November 5, 2014 at 5:48 am

Reid= Las Vegas SEIU pimp, and, yes, the trade union bosses still run LV and have since they killed the Kennedy brothers.

Sympathy for Miss Lindsey November 5, 2014 at 4:39 pm

…trade union bosses… killed the Kennedy brothers.

SML thought it was “You and Me….Wooooowoooooo!!”

FastEddy23 November 6, 2014 at 11:11 am

My bad … maybe I was thinking of that old teamster boss … what was his name? Jimmy something.

Tazmaniac November 5, 2014 at 8:42 am

Do you think he will keep trying to give that Federal Land to China?

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The Colonel November 4, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Republicans got to 52 just like I predicted.

My first order of business would be the border, followed by the budget, followed by Keystone. Then I’d defund the ACA.

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lulz November 4, 2014 at 11:38 pm

“My first order of business would be the border, followed by the budget, followed by Keystone. Then I’d defund the ACA.”

I think you’re about to be severely disappointed. Let’s bookmark these suggestions and check back in two years and see if anyone of them are close to happening.

I did notice though that you didn’t call for a balanced budget, so I suppose you are at least realistic on that one.

The ACA will never be defunded, just “tweaked”. The border will remain porous and I wouldn’t under estimate Buffet’s ability to keep the Keystone project from ever taking off even with a R congress.

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The Colonel November 4, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Damnit! Can you let me have my fantasy for a few minutes?

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GrandTango November 4, 2014 at 11:50 pm

It’s Dumb@$$#$ like you who probably hated Bush in 08, and you probably voted for Obama. You seem like such a cliche to me. If they don’t follow your very detailed instructions- like get back to the gold standard and legalize whores and dope on day one – you pitch a fit, and switch parties yet again. That is SO Stupid.

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Smirks November 5, 2014 at 9:30 am

You should hate Bush too, it’s one of the primary factors that drove voters to Democrats in 2008. If it wasn’t for his epic fuck ups the Dems might not have gotten such a stranglehold over the Senate and ACA might not have ever happened.

Thanks, Bush!

diamond jim November 4, 2014 at 11:49 pm

No disrespect meant sir HOWEVER you are a follower, NOT a leader.
You RINO”S need to get out of the way and led ‘us’ lead or the folks will just keep giving you people fits. :-)

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The Colonel November 4, 2014 at 11:51 pm

Just out of curiosity, what of the five things I’ve suggested starting off with makes me a RINO?

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Tazmaniac November 5, 2014 at 8:46 am

Shhh, Tango is busy talking to himself.

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GrandTango November 4, 2014 at 11:55 pm

His list sounds like a cut and paste to me. Not saying I don’t agree with the initiatives, but he’s the kind if it’s not done exactly like he demands, he’ll be pledging support to Hillary in ’16. I’ve seen the type over and over. Like FITS, it’s all about them, not the country.

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GrandTango November 4, 2014 at 11:53 pm

52? The countin’ ain’t over yet. It might be a bit soon to pat yourself on the back.

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The Colonel November 4, 2014 at 11:56 pm

Well then Emily/Grand Tango/Big T/whoever the Hell else you post as, I’ll have another quandary won’t I? Where’d I go wrong, how’d I miss in my prediction?

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FastEddy23 November 5, 2014 at 5:59 am

Correct, not, not, correct.

Keystone is a go, fur sure. (Markets up nicely tomorrow).

The border will be the tough one = to many oxen still to be gored, to many “life guards” in the water.

I’m holding out hope the house budget-tears can kill the IRS and get a flat tax in next year … depends on the hearings before January.

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Smirks November 5, 2014 at 9:27 am

replacing Boehner, followed by the border, followed by the budget, followed by Keystone. Then I’d defund the ACA.

Replacing Boehner? Won’t happen. No one wants to take the shit he takes, so they’ll let him keep his figurehead position.

Borders and budget won’t fucking happen. Anyone remember 2000-2006?

Keystone might happen, it’s one thing I expect Obama to fold on. A shame, because (1) Keystone XL won’t help average Americans and (2) once it inevitably spills it could ruin drinking water for thousands and thousands. But hey, Big Oil profits were always the #1 priority here, so it’s all good, right?

Defund the ACA? Won’t happen.

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GrandTango November 4, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Give it a rest FITS. YOU Lost, You got your @$$ kicked. The economy sucks, you want to tax breathing, and gas, food and healthcare are breaking people, who have no jobs because your lord-god, is a racist, America-hating B@$T@*d…

Telling him, and you, to STFU…is an end..

You Obama-butt-pumpers need to dig yourself…I told you, you are are failures years ago…Americans are slow, but they eventually GET IT…it’s only the most ignorant, like you, who can get the slapped down, and you still keep poking your jaw out there. You are a true Dumb@$$…

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diamond jim November 4, 2014 at 11:44 pm

I was wrong.The people in North Carolina just gave Tom Tillis a victory against the evil of liberalism, Planned Parenthood and perverted marriage.

God Bless America.

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GrandTango November 4, 2014 at 11:46 pm

I thought you called it (or said it looked good) for Tillis?

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 12:01 am

Had him losing by a about 1,000 votes based on turn-out in Meck County and Wake County….’souls to the polls’ elected Mr.Tillis

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TyroneMamaCollards November 5, 2014 at 9:27 am

the stock market has been doing remarkable well under Obama, and gas prices are coming down under Obama.

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Beartrkkr November 4, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Wonder how long it takes them to get all worked up and distracted on social issues (gay marriage, etc) instead of meaningful work.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 4, 2014 at 11:39 pm

Oh well, the buzz was nice while it lasted.
Thanks for the buzz kill, man (albeit a well-grounded one).

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Yep! November 4, 2014 at 11:39 pm

+10 on this

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idcydm November 4, 2014 at 11:45 pm

I guess we’ll find out because Harry Reid won’t be able to block bills coming over from the House any more.

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diamond jim November 4, 2014 at 11:51 pm

Fuck you RINO. Conservative Republicans WON tonight despite closet dems like you.

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idcydm November 4, 2014 at 11:53 pm

This fucking troll isn’t worth the powder to blow to hell.

I see you took your profile off private, dumbass.

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GrandTango November 4, 2014 at 11:57 pm

I don’t think he’s a closet dem. He does not know what he is. He just says what he hears the media say…if the wind blows, so does he.

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Beartrkkr November 5, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Sounds like a politician…

FastEddy23 November 5, 2014 at 5:40 am

Correct …DJ.

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Smirks November 5, 2014 at 9:23 am

Don’t you have an unemployment line to wait in?

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 10:02 am

LMAO!! America clearly rejected you perverts and socialists last night and I told you and Buz not to plug in your curling irons and blow dryers at the same time-Fits crashed.

Rocky November 5, 2014 at 11:01 am

By re-electing a gay Senator from South Carolina, nearly electing an openly gay candidate in Virginia, re-electing a moderate in Wisconsin, and again, Diamond Jim, just how may Tea Party candidates were there again. How about the guy winning re-election in Kansas – voted for every big-government program ever around and always votes to increase the debt limit. Oh yeah, the “conservatives” were really well represented last night. Expect the RINO’s to bow to Obama for two years. Hope you like Amnesty – because buddy – it’s a coming from the GOP.

LeeBrightsDrugDealer November 5, 2014 at 6:38 am

Wait, isn’t that what they campaigned on? Let the distractions begin.

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Native Ink November 5, 2014 at 7:52 am

They also ran without a Contract for America or any other kind of unified agenda. Cue the infighting and circular firing squad.

It would be fun to watch if I trusted Obama to have any kind of backbone. I can see him acting like a moderate Republican in the name of bipartisanship. That would free up Congress to posture on social issues while still making the laws that their corporate sponsors really want.

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Smirks November 5, 2014 at 9:21 am

Immediately after Obama vetoes their token “repeal the ACA” bill.

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Joe Smith November 4, 2014 at 11:39 pm

YYYEEEEESSSS!!!!!!!

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Mike at the Beach November 4, 2014 at 11:57 pm

…and Arkansas will go red after the runoff.

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GrandTango November 4, 2014 at 11:57 pm

WHAT?

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 12:05 am

Did you mean Louisiana or Russia?

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Mike at the Beach November 5, 2014 at 12:20 am

Holy shit…it’s been a busy night. I meant LA, obviously…

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idcydm November 5, 2014 at 12:28 am

Damn, I’d hoped you were just funnin em. ;)

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Mike at the Beach November 5, 2014 at 12:33 am

It is fun to get the natives fired up once in a while, but this was just a late-forties brain trying to do three things at once at 11:00 PM…doesn’t usually end well. ;-)

TontoBubbaGoldstein November 5, 2014 at 5:50 am

*Gasps*
THREE things at ONCE??
From another (late)40 something:
“That’s just crazy!

shifty henry November 5, 2014 at 9:32 am

When he used *wanders” was when I became concerned for his welfare —

‘to move or go about aimlessly, without plan or fixed destination; ramble; roam’

a face in the crowd November 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

As long as Barry has ink in his pen, it should all be fine.

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fritolay November 5, 2014 at 12:30 am

Impeach.

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FastEddy23 November 5, 2014 at 6:26 am

… If only!

But it will be much better to leave Him there, twisting slowly in the wind, … While each republicrat in turn takes a baseball bat to that pinyata … Just like They did to Bush for more than ten years (and still counting).

Impeachment would mean republicrats would have to start all over again with President What’s His Name. … And take an outside chance of yet another “progressive” Fascist elite might win in 2016.

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9" November 5, 2014 at 2:46 am

By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
R. Buckminster Fuller
He was right.It doesn’t matter,anymore.:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYdiFm5hcEM

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 6:59 am

It never matters to liberals after they are rejected by the voters.

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Rocky November 5, 2014 at 7:10 am

Thank God. Now we’ll see things get done. Obamacare will be repealed and we’ll keep the bi-partisan Affordable Care Act. We’ll stop surrendering and begin taking action against ISIL in Syria and Iraq. And we’ll get this economy going, and with any luck at all by the end of next year we’ll get unemployment below 6 percent. And we’ll start deporting all these illegal aliens. Finally.

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Smirks November 5, 2014 at 9:32 am

Obamacare will be repealed and we’ll keep the bi-partisan Affordable Care Act.

lol…

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SCPSD November 5, 2014 at 9:32 am

LMAO…You SWORE the economy was EXECEELENT…Are you admitting you are a liar?
I knew you idiots would climb out of the woodwork denouncing what you have been claiming for ever. Liberal = LIAR….

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Rocky November 5, 2014 at 9:52 am

Oddly, 10 million jobs in 6 years and 5.8% unemployment a recession does not make. Just because a wave of Fox watchers went running to the polls saying the economy is an issue – doesn’t mean it is. Go to a Mall and find a parking space close to the entrance. Gas prices are now below $3. Property values are coming back up. The Dow is heading to 14K. So I don’t see where I am a liar. But whaterver.

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 10:14 am

The American people know the only jobs being created are part-time service industry jobs, REAL unemployment is 12%, people go to the mall but don’t buy anything (they will spend money at Christmas as they have been saving all year and not spending), if you want to talk gas prices they averaged $1,88 a gallon when Obama was elected, property values are flat or still down in most of the country and the Dow? People are borrowing from their 401-k to eat, pay the outrageous Obama healthcare deductibles and pay off their kids student loans-middle America is losing money in their portfolio’s.

Obama is a muslim with a marxist world-view.He hates America and surrounds himself with those that believe the same.The people in this country are mad as hell and ain’t gonna take it anymore.

American’s told him that last night.

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Rocky November 5, 2014 at 11:05 am

Fox much? For a guy who hates America he’s greeted a lot of dead servicemen at Dover. How many have you greated – oh great one?

Jack Meoff November 5, 2014 at 8:04 am

My wife (“Michelle”) is really pi ssed of! Good old “Lard-Butt” is threatening to sit on my face!

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mamatiger92 November 5, 2014 at 8:18 am

and, nothing will change.

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 10:17 am

Sure it will.Better chance of Obama being arrested for treason if he continues to support radical Islam and Iran or impeached if he opens the border and gives amnesty to illegals.

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Rocky November 5, 2014 at 11:06 am

Better watch your posts there Jimmy – might end up getting thrown in a van and whisked off to a cell in Cuba.

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 11:13 am

I guess that was a little harsh. Impeachment is okay. :-)

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35TWW November 5, 2014 at 8:58 am

Your scare quotes grow very tiresome.

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Rocky November 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

With this over, we’ll get a little nibble at ACA, then a hidden spending bill and Texas, Florida, SC, GA and WI will run to expand Medicaid.

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Bible Thumper November 5, 2014 at 9:24 am

CAN YOU IMAGINE A PRESIDENT LINDSEY GRAHAM?

American Spectator – “South Carolinians may reelect him grudgingly to the U.S. Senate in 2014,” says South Carolina political blogger Will Folks, “but he’s toast in six years—assuming he hasn’t destroyed the Republic by then.”
http://spectator.org/articles/60860/can-you-imagine-president-lindsey-graham

Hahaha hahaha…. hahahahah….I can’t breath.. hahahahah…help!

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TyroneMamaCollards November 5, 2014 at 9:26 am

Congrats to the GOP. The Dems needed a good spanking. Having a more conservative Congress is not the end of the world. Maybe this was what the doctor ordered so that movement could begin to happen and legislation could be pounded out. The Prez could have done more. He could have been in favor of the pipeline. He could have reduced the capital gains taxes to 5% on American businesses and people who, for example, buy and sell homes and stocks, and allow businesses and their owners to keep more of their own money. The Dems needs to pay more attention to the white middle class and its needs and aspirations instead of thugs and criminals and people gaming the system. Every time you turn on the TV it’s another black male breaking the law on the news.
The Dems need to get more fiscally conscientious and the GOP needs more compassion.

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SCPSD November 5, 2014 at 9:40 am

SCPSD has a GREAT analysis of what happened on Election day 2014. It REALLY hits the nail on the head. (Warning: liberals better have THICK Skin, and ability to face reality before reading.)

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 10:23 am

Oh my!!!!On my way over to read it and comment.
Have you noticed that the same RINO suspects are bragging about voting for DEmocrats yesterday- The Col.’Flagg’, corruption in columbias ‘mind’, idiotcym etc…???? The morons just don’t get it. They probably just sent the DNC a check for 2016.

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Jack November 5, 2014 at 10:51 am

I could not tell in the past if Sandi’s and GT were have wild conservative sex on a church bench, or if GT was just engaged in masterbation, but now its starting to sound like a gay thing. To each his own.

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Rocky November 5, 2014 at 9:56 am

Why The GOP Should Be Happy –
It’s not that “conservative” values won the day. It’s that the moderate Establishment finally kicked the Tea Party to the side. And where they did – they did well. Consider this – an openly gay GOP candidate came within a few thousand votes of unseating a popular Dem SEnator in VA (and in fact – he may still win). An openly known gay Senator was re-elected in SC. A moderate Senator from Kansas (who doesn’t even live there) defeated Tea Party challangers and then an independent. The message of this election is that where GOP candidates were moderate and – this is big – modern, they did surprisingly well. If the GOP can shake off the Don’t Tread On Me crowd, pass immigration reform and get something done with Obama in the next 18 months, they could actually increase the size of their tent. So long as they keep tracking to the center.

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SCBlues November 5, 2014 at 9:57 am

Impeachment. Outlaw abortion. Benghazi. Whitewater. DOMA 2. Destroy every national park, lake, stream, river, in the country. Require anyone who identifies as a Democrat to present five different photo ID’s to vote. Close down every Planned Parenthood in the country. Repeal Obamacare.

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Rocky November 5, 2014 at 9:58 am

You forgot Round Up and Deport.

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 10:19 am

Not bad Rocky. I have hope for you.

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GrandTango November 5, 2014 at 10:07 am

Too bad you waited until AFTER election day to offer something that shows you are not a TOTAL Dumb@$$. I LOVE your agenda. I’d vote for you multiple times…Good work…and you may not have lost, if you would have spoken up sooner. Kinda stupid to show up w/ this now. LMAO…

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 10:18 am

Sounds like a plan dumbass-except I like to fish. I like clean water.

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Nölff November 5, 2014 at 10:01 am

Let’s fight about things beyond our control like weather and politics. Come at me bro.

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Bible Thumper November 5, 2014 at 11:06 am

And the climate.

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Tom November 5, 2014 at 10:07 am

I’ll have to admit, it was definitely an Empire Strikes Back evening. As John Stewart said, it was in the end “a resounding victory for money.” I think it is clear now why Citizens United, and is progeny was so important to Republicans.

Oh, well. now its time to turn our attention to the election.

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idiotwind November 5, 2014 at 10:59 am

russell brand has it right – there is no point in voting. it makes no difference. you are far better off investing your time in becoming a billionaire.

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SCCowboy November 5, 2014 at 11:56 am

Trey Gowdy for House Speaker!

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