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No waves Reflections on the mid terms

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posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 07:12 AM
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originally posted by: six67seven
a reply to: Grambler

Politics have me worn out.

On the bright side, that beard is looking good. 10-12 more inches and you’ll officially be my internet hero!..or ZZ Top incarnate!


You know I am going to bring this and other posts up to my wife

She is demanding a trim

As far as politics wearing people out, yep it will do that

For me, I approach it as totally secondary to my life, and try to have fun with it

But I am weird, I love debate and disagreement

It’s why many of my closest friends are totally opposite of me politically

So that helps keep me from getting wore out

But yeah, I have made very few videos or ats posts in the last weeks because even I was getting burned out




posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 07:18 AM
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originally posted by: Grambler

originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: Grambler




So there was no wave of any color,


Hopefully this means that the people are keeping it center of the line. Keeping it in check😊


I am for small government.

SO to me, sometimes gridlock is good. The less they are doing in congress, the less harm they can do.



I never thought of it that way, grambler. It kind of gives me relief when I consider it from that angle.



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 07:50 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Grambler

I do believe we turned the house and gained some new governors and senators.
Now instead of predicting a blue wave you guys will shift to denying it happened.
Rich....


It seems your own MSM comrades don't think it was a "wave". Van Jones, "its heartbreaking", Carvell, "the wave is dissipating", Tapper, "this is not a blue wave".




posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 08:09 AM
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a reply to: Grambler

I am surprised Dems made any gains.

The current Democrat agendas are destructive to America.

I just wanted to see them forced to their knees to come crawling back toward common sense. I guess we have some more work to do then.



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 08:11 AM
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a reply to: 3n19m470

Yeah I'm saddened. Nothing changes and so the insanity continues.



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 08:30 AM
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originally posted by: 3n19m470
a reply to: Grambler

I am surprised Dems made any gains.

The current Democrat agendas are destructive to America.

I just wanted to see them forced to their knees to come crawling back toward common sense. I guess we have some more work to do then.


Yes as a conservative I still understand the importance for at least two different parties (preferably more)

SO I was hoping that the insanity of the dems would cause them to lose, and thus reshape their party to getting away from socialism and identity politics, and back to focusing on workers.

Just like I wanted republicans to lose when they were war mongering neocons.

That would have boded far better for dems in the long run.

As it is, look for the push toward these insane positions to continue, ubntil they are thorughly rejected by the public.



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 08:32 AM
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Will be interesting to see if Democrats learned anything from this. Most of their progressive, hard-left candidates lost. When they run moderates, they are competitive. So will they run a moderate for President in 2020? Will they work with Trump the next 2 years to get things done? Or will they double down on #resist and guarantee Trump a 2nd term?



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 08:46 AM
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a reply to: stosh64

Isnt it good that I think for myself then huh stash? The conservatives say there was no wave..... wow Color me surprised.. not. LOL.
What is the orange one all worked up about this morning then huh?



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 08:47 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: stosh64

Isnt it good that I think for myself then huh stash? The conservatives say there was no wave..... wow Color me surprised.. not. LOL.
What is the orange one all worked up about this morning then huh?


Isnt he always?

was he worked up when he was celebrating last night?

But funny we cant look at dems saying it wasnt a blue wave because you "think for yourself" yet you then cite trumps reaction as proof there was a blue wave.



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme



The conservatives say there was no wave..... wow Color me surprised

Please take time to comprehend what you read before going into your programmed responses.

It was your own liberal talking heads stating there was no blue wave.
Here, since you missed it the first time.

Van Jones, "its heartbreaking"
Carvell, "the wave is dissipating"
Tapper, "this is not a blue wave".

edit on 11 7 2018 by stosh64 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 08:59 AM
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originally posted by: stosh64
a reply to: Sillyolme



The conservatives say there was no wave..... wow Color me surprised

Please take time to comprehend what you read before going into your programmed responses.

It was your own liberal talking heads stating there was no blue wave.
Here, since you missed it the first time.

Van Jones, "its heartbreaking"
Carvell, "the wave is dissipating"
Tapper, "this is not a blue wave".


Asking silly to be informed before she posts is just... silly.



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 09:32 AM
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originally posted by: Grambler
In addition, many of the new faces in the senate and house on the republican side are bigger fans of trump, meaning they are more likely to fight for his agenda. While that may be tough in the House, in the senate, it seems like the added seats and the fact they are more pro trump will be a great boon to Trump.

Actually, I think this statement bears closer examination...

I think this tiny blue ripple just shows everyone - incumbents on both sides, as well as the new faces and everyone else in the country - that supporting Trump's agenda is not only not to be feared, it can in fact be a very good thing (note how well those who Trump stumped for did).

Personally, combined with some of the antics I expect to see from the Dems when they take over the House in January, I think this bodes very well for a Red Wave in 2020 like we haven't seen since the mid terms in 1994.

Imagine Trump's second term, with huge majority's - with leadership that isn't rabidly against him like many were his first two years - in both the the House and Senate...



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 09:41 AM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
Even though Beto lost, it was a close race.

She said, ignoring the obscene amount of out-of-state cash that went into his election, and he still lost.



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: tanstaafl

He lost by two points in a traditionally Red state to a big name incumbent. O'Rourke is definitely someone to keep an eye on for the future. As I said in another thread, I've heard some whisperings that he may dovetail this near win in to a run at White House in 2020.



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 09:52 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Grambler

I do believe we turned the house

Which is not unusual in the slightest during a mid term


and gained some new governors

and lost some very key ones that are extremely important during the next election cycle when Trump is running for re-election


and senators.

eh? You flipped one (singular) - and the Rs flipped at least 3, but likely it will be 4 or even 5 once the counting is complete.


Now instead of predicting a blue wave you guys will shift to denying it happened.

Not sure why you think anyone would want to 'predict' something with respect to an election that is over, but...

It didn't happen. It was a blue ripple. In fact, the wave that you and the talking heads were predicting (hopping/praying for) would have been 'total repudiation of everything Trump' (ie, massive wins in the House and Senate both), but the reality is, what happened was vindication (in large part).


Rich....

Yeah, isn't it?



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 09:56 AM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: tanstaafl
He lost by two points in a traditionally Red state to a big name incumbent. O'Rourke is definitely someone to keep an eye on for the future. As I said in another thread, I've heard some whisperings that he may dovetail this near win in to a run at White House in 2020.

Bring it... Trump would squash his socialist ass like a bug.



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 10:07 AM
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originally posted by: Grambler
I am for small government.

SO to me, sometimes gridlock is good. The less they are doing in congress, the less harm they can do.


I have uttered almost exactly the same before, although right now with Trump having had the majority of all of congress on his side the past two years, I think that some pretty good things have happened--maybe not across the board, but the majority of major things has been a positive for the country, IMO.

But now we're going to see some speed bumps put in place, and possible some impassible barriers by the House Dems, so I don't think that good progress will halt completely, but I do think that we now have a much slower timeline. Unexpectedly on my behalf, though, I do think that Trump will adjust his approach to governing as will be necessary, and we'll see some actual compromising take place in our federal government.

What? "What's 'compromise,'" you ask?

It's this thing that used to happen all of the time so that the government could function as if it was run by adults. We might have to take the term off of the shelf and dust it off, but it can still work.

Of course, compromise has led us to this massive-sized government that we have, so it's not always a good thing--but neither is gridlock.



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

The good news is, with just the House, they can't really undo anything. The tax breaks will stay on, regulatory reform is still in place. The market had pretty much already priced in the Dems winning the House. The House really has no impact on foreign policy. The Democrats will likely just spend the 2 years embarrassing themselves and refusing to compromise on things like another tax cut and infrastructure.



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 10:17 AM
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Saw an article that made a lot of sense to me last night..

Democrats better legislate as well as investigate, if all they do is investigate and obstruct they will get blasted next time cause trump will just blame any bump in the road on them and since the only major change at the moment is dems taking the house it will be easy to whip the low information voters into a frenzy against the democrats.



posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 10:28 AM
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Trump endorses Pelosi for Speaker...

Let the political theatre begin.



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