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The GOP Won … Now What?

IS A “REPUBLICAN” MAJORITY GOING TO BE ANY DIFFERENT ON THE ISSUES THAT REALLY MATTER? By FITSNEWS  ||  At long last, they’re over … The 2014 elections, which began the day after Barack Obama was reelected, finally ended this week when a former female fighter pilot named Martha McSally (above) was…

IS A “REPUBLICAN” MAJORITY GOING TO BE ANY DIFFERENT ON THE ISSUES THAT REALLY MATTER?

By FITSNEWS  ||  At long last, they’re over …

The 2014 elections, which began the day after Barack Obama was reelected, finally ended this week when a former female fighter pilot named Martha McSally (above) was declared the winner of Arizona’s second congressional district – defeating incumbent U.S. Rep. Ron Barber (former chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords).

The race – which was so close it required a recount – ultimately resulted in a 167-vote victory for McSally, a “Republican.”  Given that this was the last disputed election from the 2014 cycle, it means the “red” and “blue” teams are officially set. The GOP will have 54 seats in the United States Senate and 247 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives when the 114th Congress officially convenes on January 3, 2015.

That’s up from 45 Senate seats and 234 House seats … making this the most impressive “Republican” majority since 1929.

How will the GOP use that majority?  Well, they clearly won’t be crafting a responsible budget for the coming year (because “Republicans” and lame duck Democrats have already caved on that).  Nor, apparently, will they be reforming the budget process itself.

What will they do?

According to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Grahamraising taxes.

That’s right.  The “Republican” majority isn’t going to look a helluva lot different from the Democratic majority when it comes to the two things that matter most of all to you – taxing and spending.  As we’ve noted ad nauseam , all that’s changed (again) is which party has its grubby paws on the taxpayer spigot.

Sure, “Republicans” will spend the next two years saying it’s all Barack Obama’s fault … that nothing can get done because a Democrat is in the White House … but remember what happened the last time the GOP had total control of Washington, D.C.?  Yeah … there was a spending orgy.  And a steady assault on freedom and free markets.  And the perpetuation of the welfare state.  And crony capitalism.  And needless warmongering.  And expansion of our unsustainable entitlement systems.

In other words … exactly what happened when Democrats had total control of Washington, D.C.

“Heads they win, tails you lose,” a friend of ours from Florence, S.C. says of the process.

Exactly …

But hey, “Republicans.”  You’ve got your majority.

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44 comments

Torch December 19, 2014 at 9:42 am

I really like the Emily Ratajkowski GQ photo shoot ads on your site.

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BornedPervert December 19, 2014 at 9:49 am

Damn MF Skippy

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JustAnUdderPerv December 19, 2014 at 10:10 am

Don’t forget the Wifey Ads in the middle of the articles. :-D

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Obamalican December 19, 2014 at 10:21 am

The republicans know they can’t win the White House in 2016, so instead they’ll pretend to be centrists hoping that the voters will forget what shits they been for the last fifteen years. Enjoy your Obamalicans.

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Flip Coscoe December 19, 2014 at 10:57 am

Nice try. First thing next year will be the Keystone Pipeline, Done deal.
Harry Reid’s ‘reconciliation’ will be used to repeal Obamacare.SCOTUS will deliver the death blow in June.
NO amnesty bill and NO path for citizenship OR voting. Obama fucked the hispanics.
Embargo in Cuba will remain in place and no embassy in Cuba. Castro will get rich, Cubans will remain poor and oppressed.
Life will be good until we own the White House again in 2016. Then we can take America back again from the socialists and appeasers of our enemies.

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Smirks December 19, 2014 at 11:01 am

First thing next year will be the Keystone Pipeline, Done deal.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-keystone-20141216-story.html

Harry Reid’s ‘reconciliation’ will be used to repeal Obamacare.

The funny thing about reconciliation is that you still have to have a president willing to sign it. Have fun finding votes for an override.

NO amnesty bill and NO path for citizenship OR voting.

lol… Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure…

Castro will get rich, Cubans will remain poor and oppressed.

Surprise! That’s the result of the last 50 years.

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Flip Coscoe December 19, 2014 at 11:11 am

“[A]lready, a host of red-state Democrats signal a willingness to cut some deals with the GOP on the initial items atop their agenda. Donnelly wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s medical device tax and restore the full-time workweek of 40 hours under the law, two major GOP priorities. Several senators — like Manchin, Heitkamp, Donnelly and McCaskill — want to move forward on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. And Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said he is pushing for three bipartisan bills — including overhauls of regulations, student loans, and parental and medical leave — that he hopes will get attention in the GOP Senate…

For these Democrats, scoring a handful of bipartisan victories could go a long way toward helping their own electoral prospects. One factor in the defeats last week of several first-term Democratic senators — including Kay Hagan in North Carolina, Mark Udall in Colorado and probably Mark Begich in Alaska — was their inability to exert their independence and distinguish themselves legislatively from an unpopular White House, partly because of the perennial gridlock in the Senate.”

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/11/11/red-state-dem-joe-manchin-im-not-going-to-put-up-with-any-obstructionist-bullsht-from-my-party-in-the-senate/

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Obamalican December 19, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Still no republican president in 2016.

Flip Coscoe December 19, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Sure will be. Warren can’t win.

Obamalican December 19, 2014 at 12:07 pm

What Obamalican can win?

Flip Coscoe December 19, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Any of them in 2016.

Obamalican December 19, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Like in 2012? Might want to start drinkin now, keybord patriot.

Jan December 19, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Big T, Grand Tango, Flip Coscoe whatever he is calling himself these days has a stellar record in predicting elections. At various times he has predicted each of the following would be President, in the last two elections.

John McCain
Rick Perry

Sarah Palin
Newt Gingrich
Herman Cain
Rick Santorum
and Mitt Romney

guest December 19, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Jan, you are as dizzy as Jan Brady.
I have a perfect record on FITS in predicting/polling elections.
Just ask Elizabeth Colbert Busch and Tom Ervin. :-)

Jan December 19, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Well, the response is dumb enough to be T. The response is a half lie, half nonsensical statement; and that would be indicative of T as well; but in the end, the grammar is just not T.

grandtangosuglydog December 20, 2014 at 11:07 am

all of what you write is true..I predict the guy with a website no one visits will shortly post as guest or some other name to back up his argument..not with facts but more name calling…in 3…2….1…

Flip Coscoe December 19, 2014 at 11:13 am

Read it and weep, socialist. Either these senate dims vote with the pubs or they lose their seats in 2016 and we have a ‘veto-proof’ congress.

Oh my!!!!

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SCBlues December 20, 2014 at 12:31 am

“Oh my!!!!”
Oh fuck!!!
Are you still babbling your demented BS.
Get a fucking life!

Manray9 December 19, 2014 at 10:32 am

“THE GOP WON … NOW WHAT?” Nothing. Business as usual. Why? Because Republicans are as invested in the status quo as Democrats — only their patrons and clients are different. The GOP uses its anti-government, low tax, fiscal austerity, “family values” rhetoric to pander to voters in order to gain and keep public office. When in office nothing is different.

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Flip Coscoe December 19, 2014 at 11:47 am

Obama stops Social Security payments to Nazi war …
rt.com/usa/216059-obama-social-security-nazi/
RT
5 mins ago – President Barack Obama signed Thursday a new law that bars suspectedNazi war criminals from receiving US Social Security benefits.

LMAO!!! Ain’t this hilarious!!!! The marxist sympathizer wants to send millions to bail out the tyranical, communist dictators in Cuba yet cuts off SS payments to the nazi war criminals.

You can’t make this stuff up!!!

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Mark December 19, 2014 at 11:53 am

So Obama is trying to cut off Social Security payments to Republicans? Oh, I see, you mean WWII Nazis, not all Nazis.

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Jack December 19, 2014 at 11:56 am

Actually he is trying to cut off Social Security payments to Nazi “war criminals”. While not all WWII Nazi’s would fall in that catigory, Dick Cheney may make it in.

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SCBlues December 20, 2014 at 12:26 am

“Actually he is trying to cut off Social Security payments to Nazi “war criminals””
Sandi/Pogo/Flip Coscoe is a war criminal.

Flip Coscoe December 19, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Obama’s daddy was a nazi, wasn’t he? I know he was a proud marxist.

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Manray9 December 19, 2014 at 2:34 pm

I don’t know if it’s Marxism you don’t understand or Nazism. Perhaps both?

basketball jones December 19, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Doesn’t North Korea have a nuke that can hit Hawaii?

SCBlues December 20, 2014 at 12:27 am

“Perhaps both?”
All of the above.

grandtangosuglydog December 20, 2014 at 11:04 am

in flips defense..he probably still shits himself occasionally so expecting him to understand the difference between socialism, nazism etc is like asking your dog to perform neurosurgery..its just not gonna happen. But mention anal sex, Obama and pedophilia and its off to the races kiddos..

Soft Sigh from Hell December 20, 2014 at 11:49 am

That was Bush’s grand-daddy.

An enabler anyway.

SCBlues December 20, 2014 at 12:25 am

“You can’t make this stuff up!!!”
You just fucking did, asswipe.

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Guido Sarducci December 19, 2014 at 10:36 am

Is it a man?

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grasan December 22, 2014 at 6:21 am

Weird Al has a sister?

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Tom December 19, 2014 at 10:52 am

It was never a question of what needs to be done. It was always a question of who is going to have it done to them. We need more tax revenue and less spending.

Republicans will try to make sure it is the middle class taxpayer that takes the hit on both the taxing side and the cutting side. Democrats would have tried to make sure the wealthy and big corporations took the hit on the tax side and that more cuts went to defense spending and corporate welfare.

This election was a victory for big business and big money in politics, that is it.

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Flip Coscoe December 19, 2014 at 11:03 am

I am sure glad you socialists don’t get it. Obama and the band of criminals that occupy the wHite House have scared the shit out of the American people. From the shredding of the Constitution (Obamacare/immigration) to the appeasement of our enemies (Russia,ISIS,muslim brotherhood,North Korea, Iran,Cuba) , the Democrat party is finished in middle America.

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Tom December 19, 2014 at 11:48 am

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Bow Down Cracker December 19, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Your silly ass might have the shit scared out of them. Most people are doing just fine. Just because you and the other old white guys numbers are dwindling doesn’t mean you have to be terrorified of your soon to be brown leaders. Not every race treats minorities as poorly as whites do.

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SCBlues December 20, 2014 at 12:29 am

“Obama and the band of criminals that occupy the wHite House have scared the shit out of the American people”
Sandi/Pogo/Flip Shit/Etc. needs a brand new bag.

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Smirks December 19, 2014 at 11:04 am

We need more tax revenue and less spending.

But hasn’t anyone told you the Gospel of Laffer? If you cut taxes, revenues increase! It’s magic! No need to supply empirical evidence, just prax it out!

Also, yes, we need to cut spending! Cut spending on the poor and middle class, anyways. That’ll make room for more corporate subsidies and tax cuts for the rich. Excellent idea!

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a face in the crowd December 19, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Increases in illiteracy, poverty, financial corruption, individuals with no health insurance.

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Flip Coscoe December 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm

All have a great Christmas, including socialist/atheist Smirks and Inspector ‘Coloseau’ Martin.

On the road and God Bless.

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Come unto him December 19, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Flip Coscoe, Appearing soon at a rest stop bathroom stall near you. Doing a little soft shoe.

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grandtangosuglydog December 20, 2014 at 11:08 am

its all in the “spread” a nd if anyone understand the “spread” its gonna be flip/grandasshat/pogo!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein December 20, 2014 at 7:39 am

THE GOP WON … NOW WHAT?

It means 2016 will be the MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION EVVVVAAAAAAAAARRRR!!!!!!!!

If the GOP can wrest the Presidency from the Democrats and gain super majorities in Congress…they will :

Cut overall government spending. (Not just shift it around, while growing it like kudzu.)

Repeal Obamacare and get the government out of healthcare.

Cut the tax burden on most Americans, while raising it on none.

Privatize or otherwise *fix* Social Security.

Gain control over the military-industrial complex that DDE warned of.

Live large on the taxpayer dime while enriching friends and family through crony capitalism, all the while feeding America’s best and brightest into the bloody maw of endless foreign wars. [Oops! TBG didn’t even know the cat was IN the bag.]

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Michael Saxman December 24, 2014 at 7:33 pm

EVERYONE: Go to YOUR Congressman’s govt. webpage and TELL THEM you want Boehner OUT! I did it, and then I said THIS to Boehner himself: “Hey Boehner, we’re now motivatedly-tired of your rhetoric-double-speak and crappy misrepresentation of We the Conservatives that the GOP…NEEDS. (Yeah, YOU GUYS need US!) Your days are numbered buddy; you and your cronies will go bye bye soon. We don’t give a rat’s ass about what the Democrats want, or Obama. OUR agenda is to take back OUR country and to SAVE her. Are ya feelin’ us Boehner boy?!”

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