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Start the Clock: Two Years

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posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 12:30 PM
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Two years. That's how long we've got to fix things.

We're pretty much looking at a mirror of 2008. The charismatic maverick running on a message of change beat the career politician. On top of that he's got control of the House and Senate. The opposition sees him as the antithesis of everything they hold dear. Come 2018 the Dems will take control of the Senate and most likely the House as well. At which point karma will bite the Republicans in the ass as the Dems vote down any piece of legislation Trump hopes to get passed. At which point we'll be right back where we started.

So Republicans, you can reach across the aisle and hope it's enough to atone for the past six years of obstructionist policy. Or you can spend the next two years passing legislation that actually has a clear and direct benefit on the country instead of wallowing in partisan policy and hope it's enough to keep your seats.

Democrats you've got two years to rebuild the trust of your supporters. You're going to need to start putting forward candidates that aren't part of the old guard. The Republicans didn't need this message after 2008 and it cost them the presidency in 2010. If you want any hope of winning in 2020 you're going to need to start looking now. Hillary is done for after this election. Bernie will be too old. You're going to need to bring some new faces to the front over the next two years and they need to reflect the change in status quo that became apparent in this election.

That's what I see both parties needing to do over the next two years of we want to see any hope of change in this country. Otherwise, Trump's presidency will not be much different from Obama's.




posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

"Come 2018 the Dems will take control of the Senate and most likely the House as well."

You do know that is EXACTLY what Hillary supporters claimed would happen last night.


How did that work out?



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 12:40 PM
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Actually, I'm rather happy when Congress doesn't do anything but bicker.

Know why?

Means there are no new laws, no new taxes, codes, regulations, etc.




posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: RickinVa

And they came damn close to taking the Senate. Much like McCain, Hillary didn't galvanise her party. However, much like the Republicans and Obama, the Democrats fear what Trump might do. That fear will galvanise the party in 2018.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 12:55 PM
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The democrats wasted their 2 years, they used their 2 years to give us obamacare and now that is going to be revamped into a true affordable care act.
pretty much everything Obama did in the past 8 years will be reversed,repealed or repaired.
8 years as president and he will have nothing to show for it,8 years of the country stagnating and not moving forward, 8 wasted years that the people of America could not afford to waste.
if you aren`t moving forward your either standing still or moving backwards.
edit on 9-11-2016 by Tardacus because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 12:59 PM
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Two years from now, most of the Senate seats up for election will be Democratic. And Republicans tend to do well in midterm elections anyway. The Democrats will likely lose at least a few Senate seats in 2018.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 01:23 PM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: RickinVa

And they came damn close to taking the Senate. Much like McCain, Hillary didn't galvanise her party. However, much like the Republicans and Obama, the Democrats fear what Trump might do. That fear will galvanise the party in 2018.

But they didn't.
In the Pennsylvania US Senate race, Toomey was challenged by McGinty, who spent $10 million to try to unseat him.
It wasn't enough.

Agreed, Trump needs to make something good happen for most people to keep the House and the Senate majority Republicans.

Obama only needed to do one thing to hurt most people to lose the majority in both Houses.... OBAMACARE.
Obamacare hurt more people than it helped.

Replacing Obamacare with something that helps more people than it hurts would be a good move.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

I think any changes to the ACA will take more than two years. There are 20 million people today that have insurance thanks to the ACA. Any changes will have to ensure those people don't lose their insurance. Otherwise that will be 20 million potentially pissed off voters.

I agree with what a few others on here have said. Go after infrastructure first. It's something that I think both parties can agree is desperately needed. It creates new jobs. Plus, if they're smart, they can use only US produced materials creating business for the steel industry among others.



posted on Nov, 9 2016 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Trump said state allocations and open markets for providers.



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