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Republicans Take The Majority Back In The Senate

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posted on Nov, 4 2014 @ 11:36 PM
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originally posted by: TinfoilTP
Yes 2 years of impeachment proceedings would be so sweet.

They can start with Benghazi to ruin Hillary and move on to Obama freeing the Gitmo commanders who went straight to fight for ISIS.

Toss in a few apologies to Netanyahu and it will be a better show than Clinton's stained blouse problems or the OJ trial.


I wouldn't put it past them, their base certainly wants it to happen. But if they have any type of political foresight they won't go down that road. Nothing Obama did is actually illegal, thus none of it is an impeachable offense. They may still try anyways... gotta keep the lawyers employed, but nothing will come of it.




posted on Nov, 4 2014 @ 11:37 PM
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a reply to: Aazadan

Yep. I'm not thrilled either as none of the choices "floated my boat".

Same game under a different name? I hope not, but the track record of all of them lately doesn't leave one brimming with hope.



posted on Nov, 4 2014 @ 11:39 PM
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So out of all of the challenges that are facing our nation right now, the main thing some people want this new congress to do is to start impeachment proceedings against Obama for Benghazi.

Yup the Benghazi that took place almost 3 years ago.



posted on Nov, 4 2014 @ 11:41 PM
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originally posted by: muse7
So out of all of the challenges that are facing our nation right now, the main thing some people want this new congress to do is to start impeachment proceedings against Obama for Benghazi.

Yup the Benghazi that took place almost 3 years ago.



It's their duty, why should they ignore their duty?



posted on Nov, 4 2014 @ 11:42 PM
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a reply to: stirling

He was hardly signing any thing into law for the last 6yrs and hardly any appointments, but like I said in another thread let the Rupubs take the whole thing,I am sure far right Banker loving Hiliary won't fare much better,while true progressives can regroup,reorganize and come out swinging perhaps with the likes of Elizabeth Warren and Alan Grayson at the end of four years ,I hope a lesson have been learnt,NEVER BEND TO YOUR OPPONENT'S WILL FOR THEY WILL NEVER RESPECT YOU! all that attempt at compromise and watering down your own policies were have it gotten you, concentrate your base at getting BIG MONEY out of politics .
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posted on Nov, 4 2014 @ 11:43 PM
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Sorry, I feel a lil grumpy tonight. We left work at 3:30 this afternoon in order to get home and vote, and when we arrived, our polling place was closed!!! We have been voting at our polling place (the elementary school nearest us) for the past 6-8 years!

We looked up online where to go vote and it said we had to go to our city hall. We arrived there and found that somehow, our entire city is now stuck with mail in voting! Thee are no more polling places now - it is just mail in votes only.

According to AZ Central, the rest of Maricopa County seemed to have had short to no lines... Not Goodyear. Our line was loooong. Once you reached the inside, only two people verifying voters and a third person printing your ballot after you are certified. Most of us had first gone to our normal polling place first and then found out we could not vote there, because we are now required to vote in a mail only vote.

The couple behind me in line had voted at the same place for 36 years. I have voted at mine for about 8 years. We all agreed that we feel more comfortable voting in person. I think it sucks, personally.
I prefer to vote in person. I feel like that carries more significance than voting by mail. If we now need to vote only by mail I think Maricopa County probably needs to notify us.

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posted on Nov, 4 2014 @ 11:50 PM
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LOL wow.

Some of these comments.

Just goes to show how some people are really not 'hot' for democracy.

'antiabortion', and 'theocracy' LOOOOOOOOOOOL.

Demagoguery at it's finest.



posted on Nov, 4 2014 @ 11:54 PM
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originally posted by: muse7
So out of all of the challenges that are facing our nation right now, the main thing some people want this new congress to do is to start impeachment proceedings against Obama for Benghazi.

Yup the Benghazi that took place almost 3 years ago.



There are lots of choices other than Benghazi. Feel free to pick any of the Moron-In-Chiefs failures.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 12:00 AM
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a reply to: Patriotsrevenge

And how exactly are the Republicans are going to bring hope and change? care to explain? making Russia an Enemy is not a way.

Nor is sending boots on the ground.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 12:02 AM
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a reply to: neo96
Why, is there some reason why I should be prevented from voting at my normal polling place, and from now forward apparently enforcing "All Mail" election in my city?



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 12:02 AM
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Alright so you Republicans won back the Senate. You still control the House.

Now listen:

1. Leave the ACA alone. Keep your mouths shut about 'repeal' , and replace.
2. Shut up about abortion, and muzzle the Akins.
3. Don't go near Amnesty. Just as we giveth. We can taketh away.
4. Leave the IRS alone.

And 5 the most important piece of advice I can give you.

Don't eff it up.

2 years is an eternity in politics. You are now placed to take back the brass ring in 2016.

Remember now Republicans. Anything you say, and do will be used against you in the kangaroo courts of public opinion.

And THEY WILL BE.

No pay backs.

No retribution.

Stop putting party above country.

In short?

Don't make the same mistakes the Democrats did.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 12:08 AM
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Couple of quick thoughts before bed.

Reid did his caucus no favors by shielding them from tough votes.

The GOP cannot remain an obstructionist party, they control both houses of the legislature, and must put forth a plan.

At least for right now, 2016 is not out of GOP reach, but they have two years to eff that up, which they've proven more than capable of doing.

We get to see if there are any statesmen in the Senate as opposed to ideologues.

I think the most surprising and effective thing McConnell could do is advance a populist bill with bipartisan support and dar Obama to veto it.

Democrats have trouble when they don't have someone with the cult off personality on The top of he ticket.

That's it. I'm really not that excited that t he GOP won the Senate, but Obama, Reid, and. the American people deserve it.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 12:09 AM
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a reply to: muse7

well 3 years is not as long as six and dems still want bush's hide.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 12:18 AM
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I am disappointed by some of the comments so far, from my point of view, we have across the nation shown up at the polls to register our disdain for what has happened in DC the past few years...

That's a good thing, most folks around here desire that these elected folks do the hard work to hammer out legislation, honor their position that was given to them by their voting public...

It's time to see the Senate return to the great venue of exchange of ideas, not a firewall for the executive branch...

It's also not the time for a HIGH FIVE for the Republicans, and think this gives them a mandate to shove their agenda down the throats of the opposition....

Let's hope that this message by the voters, ignites a fire in our elected to actually do their job and represent their electors, and not their political party...

IMO, I will bend a knee and pray that this next congress moves toward getting things done for the folks...

Same goes for POTUS, 2 years to work for the folks, and not an ideology... He has an opportunity to flip the script on his legacy...

I hope for all of the folks, that both congress and the executive branch work together, and get some things done...

mini rant over


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posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 12:19 AM
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Yup the Benghazi that took place almost 3 years ago.


Aren't you girls always crying about bringing Bush and co. up for crimes?



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 12:24 AM
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a reply to: JacKatMtn

I'll gladly join you in that prayer. I'd be happy if either party would do something good for the people and the country. It doesn't matter to me what they call themselves, what they look like, how old they are, their religion, or anything else. Just do something for this nation that does not further divide or hurt us.




posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 12:25 AM
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The first rule of business is to return the Senate rules to the way they use to be.

Senate Democrats threaten to change filibuster rules on a party-line vote

Reid, Democrats trigger ‘nuclear’ option; eliminate most filibusters on nominees

I think they were pretty arrogant to think they would never be on the short end of that stick.


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posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 12:41 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: JacKatMtn

The first rule of business is to return the Senate rules to the way they use to be.

Senate Democrats threaten to change filibuster rules on a party-line vote

Reid, Democrats trigger ‘nuclear’ option; eliminate most filibusters on nominees

I think they were pretty arrogant to think they would never be on the short end of that stick.


I understand why, after an unprecedented number of filibusters?? heck we still don't have a Sergeant General Obama had to hurriedly put in place an Ebola Czar, crazy stuffings like that we hardly got nothing done should,Progressives do the same thing that the GOP had done in the last 6yrs cause gridlock and stalling for the sake of stalling...hmmm the little devil in me sayz yesssss..
the guy with the halo is saying something else.

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posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 12:47 AM
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a reply to: neo96

What better way to show the public that the new majority in the Senate, wants to go to work the way the Senate has always worked, by eliminating the BS the former majority put it place?

If our government is going to get back to work, it needs all parts to do the tough work involved, fillibusters included.


It's not supposed to be easy... IMO



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 12:56 AM
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a reply to: JacKatMtn

Work together on what exactly?? you mean like the gas pipe line,cutting Social Security,scrapping affordable healthcare,agree to continue ignoring immigration reform,keep Gitmo open, ignore fracking, keep the status quo in Afghanistan,not restructuring student loans as one would do for banks.. sorry JacKatMtn I don't see it..not to mention getting BIG MONEY out of politics.



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