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I just want to know why the congressional turnover happened, and why people voted the way they did.
Originally posted by Flatwoods
I want to know how the Democrats managed to gain a majority in congress. What happened?
Originally posted by St Udio
it might have been the independents who decided that the democrat was the better of two choices this time around.
posted by marg6043
I agree with the post . . my personal view of our political system is this. We only got two evils and the third is not strong enough to make any differences.
We have now dumb and dumber That is what is called in our nation the democratic choice we are given as per our constitutional rights. Two party elite. So of the two evils we can only chose the one that at the moment is not screwing the nation to say we are making a difference.
At the end the truth is . . . that we are deceived by both evils and both of them will do as they seem fit and will serve the same master. But at least the democratic rights of our country are still prevailing and people get to feel good about having their choice of evil. Even me. But we all know that is nothing than a mockery to the citizens of this nation. But hey! we got to vote, HURAAAA. [Edited by Don W]
posted by Majic
The Democrats didn't win, the Republicans lost. Too many fumbles, too many empty promises, not enough leadership, self-imposed gridlock. Even with Republican control of the House, the Senate and the Presidency, it almost seems as if the Democrats had control of Congress for the past couple of years . . and the scandals of course.
It seems Americans are indeed ready for a "new direction" - even if just what that direction might be hasn't been very clearly defined. I think the Republicans were given a fair shot, but just didn't deliver what Americans are looking for. The Democrats have an opportunity to do their thing with control of both houses of Congress. With the government divided this way, what happens in the next two years will determine who wins in 2008. Let's see how things shake out. [Edited by Don W]
Originally posted by donwhite
2) I’ve always taken the position Dems are smarter than GOPs. Your evaluation may confirm that?
posted by Marid Audran
Actually, it wasn't about the war . . That was a part albeit a small part otherwise Lincoln Chaffee would have won and Joe Lieberman would have lost. [Edited by Don W]
Ultimately it came down to the conservative base (me) being fed up with the shenanigans and broken promises of our politicians. A worthless Republican who doesn't keep his promises and is more interested in keeping his position is as bad as a worthless Democrat. We got fed up with it and had to remind those in power how and why we put them there.
2008 is far more important than 2006 and we are hoping that the RNC will learn from this lesson. [Edited by Don W]