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Senate GOP 'won't be in the majority' next year

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posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 09:29 AM
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Senate GOP 'won't be in the majority' next year


[url=http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/06/29/mcconnell-senate-gop-won%E2%80%99t-be-in-the-majority-next-year/]politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com[/u rl]

(CNN) — Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) gave a bleak outlook on the prospects for a Republican-led Senate in 2009.

During an interview with CNN’s Late Edition, McConnell told guest host Candy Crowley that the numbers were not in the GOP’s favor.

“We are not going to be back in the majority in the Senate next year,” said McConnell. “The numbers make that impossible.”

Republicans in the Senate have been gearing up for the elections in November despite grim conditions. Five GOP senators are retiring this year: Sen. Wayne Allard (CO), Sen. John Warner (VA), Sen. Pete Domenici (NM), Sen. Chuck Hagel (NE), and Sen. Larry Craig (ID). Other Republicans are running in competitive elections, such as Norm Coleman (MN), who faces well-known comedian and outspoken Democrat Al Franken in November.

Each party holds the same number of members in the Senate (49-49), but the Democrats hold a slim majority with two independents, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Joe Lieberman, caucusing with their party. However, many are predicting that the Democrats could pick up as many as six seats in the fall, giving them a clear majority.
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posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 09:29 AM
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Excuse me while I wipe away the crocidile tears... sniff...sniff.

So much for hubris of a permanant Republican majority huh.

The furies have a way of knocking down the arrogant a few notches.


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posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 09:41 AM
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That's been pretty obvious for quite a while. Virtually everyone has known for months that the Republican party is highly unlikely to reclaim the majority it lost in 2006.

The good news is that we have the Dems taking up the slack. Yes sir, they've done, well...absolutely nothing...about most our economic problems since gaining a majority in both houses of Congress almost two years ago. Unless, of course, you count making empty promises that they had no intention of ever keeping.

Both political parties in this country suck.



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 09:53 AM
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Given the kinds of things Republicans do... I'd rather have do-nothing Democrats any day.



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 10:10 AM
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Give them time. They may not have launched any full-scale invasions, but we saw during the 90s that the Dems weren't exactly shy about bombing other countries, either.



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 10:46 AM
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Lets see here....

WW1= Woodrow Wilson, Dem. Got us into it
WW2= FDR, Dem. Got us into it
Korea= Harry Truman. Democrat got us into it
Viet Nam= Kennedy. Dem, Got us into it
Iraq= Bush. Rep. still in it

Looks like we're 4-1 Democrats. Wonder how the next 8 years are going to stack up. If we're lucky, no one starts a shooting war here on US soil!

Zindo



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 10:46 AM
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Yeah!!

Maybe they can bomb the RIGHT one!!!!



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 11:02 AM
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Hopefully. Speaking of missing intended targets... at the very least, maybe they won't bomb any Chinese embassies like they did in 1999. That's probably the closest that we've come to WW3 in recent years except, well, when Wesley Clark ordered Mike Jackson to engage the Russians at the airfield of Kosovo's provincial capital in the same year.

Go Dems!

[edit on 30-6-2008 by vor78]



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 12:03 PM
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There are plenty of other reasons to dread the Dem's in power besides war. Look how well the economy has been doing since the Dem's took over in 2006. Just wait until they have the Presidency and Congress. Lord, help us all.



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 12:07 PM
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Hmmm the Republicans won't be back.......why does this cause me to have no emotion what so ever? Could it be that it does not matter whether it is Republican or Democrat it is the same old same old.We are getting nothing new.They will continue to do nothing and spend,spend,spend.I ask you what if anything has happened since that older than dirt Pelosi became speaker of the house?It is all a charade.WASHINGTON NEEDS AN ENEMA!
We are still going to be stuck with the organized crime syndicate known as congress....SPIT! They all need to go and we need a complete overhaul of our system.

[edit on 6/30/2008 by CaptGizmo]



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 12:43 PM
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Well, I guess that means gas prices will continue to rise, the ecomony will continue to tank, and we'll see a return to assinine unconstitutional legislation like the Brady Bill... but at least the rest of the world will hate and mock us instead of hating and fearing us like they have the last 8 years. Viva progress, eh?


I'm starting to come around to the dark side, on ATS. The path this nation is headed down may be worse than anything the nation has ever faced before. Between the liklihood of an Obama presidency and a dem controlled congress, we're utterly screwed. At least for 2 years... then we'll see a shift in congress much like we saw after 2 years of Clinton and things will neutralize for awhile.



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 12:49 PM
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Originally posted by grover
reply to post by vor78
 


Given the kinds of things Republicans do... I'd rather have do-nothing Democrats any day.


You mean like approving the Iraq war? Oh... wait, almost every Dem did that, too.
OK, you must mean the Patriot Act? Err... wait, the Dems approved that one, too.
Funding the war? Nope, Dems voted just recently to continue that, too.
Uh, keeping gas prices somewhat reasonable? OK, I can give you that one as the gas prices were sure as hell better with the Republicans in charge than they have been since the last elections.

I'm not exactly sure what you're refering to, Grover? So far all the Dems have done is continue to fund the war they supposedly are opposed to without taking a single step to actually try and bring the troops home. At least the Republicans tell you "Here, this is a bowl of horsecrap, enjoy it." while the Dems seem to say "Here, I put lots of chocolate syrup on this "ice cream" for you." whuile handing over the same bowl of horsecrap to Americans. Can you actually name anything the Dems have done to make things better recently?



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 12:58 PM
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It's not about parties, it's about who's behind both. Globalists.

If Obama choose Hillary as VP, probably Obama will be dead. And you'll have war in the streets. You could also see Obama stay in Iraq and/or bomb Iran/Pakistan for political reason and because he promised it to Israel.

The economy... it started with Greenspan creating all those bubbles then Bush made his contributions with the Iraq war and the out of control spending while Bernanke was printing money like it was out of style.

Clinton sold nuclear secrets to the Chineses, funded the police state and made anti-guns laws, just like Bush did. Clinton made the WTC 93 attacks and the Oklahoma bombings...

The Clinton-Bush families are a bunch of criminals and so are their backers, the whole Bilderberg/Bohemian Grove crowd.



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 01:22 PM
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All it takes is 34 votes against cloture to kill any legislation.

They, (R)Senators, have sucessfully killed all attempts to undo the rightwing police state, and restore the Contstitution, so far.

They, (R)Senators, have sucessfully killed all attempts to put an end to the illegal invasion of Iraq, so far.

They, (R) biased media, have sucessfully blamed Democrats for failing to stop Repubs, so far.

And, most of US sheeple are either ignorant of the process or too stupid to realize that 34 Senators, voting as a bloc, control the US Senate.

Democrats only control the House of Representatives, at present.
Republicans control the Senate, White House, extreme court, and media.



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 01:47 PM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo
It's not about parties, it's about who's behind both. Globalists.

If Obama choose Hillary as VP, probably Obama will be dead.

We disagree.
Obama will live as long as his minions protect him from the tens of thousands of white bigots with scoped deer rifles.
Hillary has been kicked to the curb by Democrats and has no political future so long as the NWO has control of the US media./IMHO



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 01:50 PM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo And you'll have war in the streets.

We disagree. Obama has already threatened race riots if/when he loses:



By BOB LEWIS
Associated Press Writer
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Tuesday that the Bush administration has done nothing to defuse a "quiet riot" among blacks that threatens to erupt just as riots in Los Angeles did 15 years ago.
The first-term Illinois senator said that with black people from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast still displaced 20 months after Hurricane Katrina, frustration and resentments are building explosively as they did before the 1992 riots.

Repeatedly, he [Obama] referred to the riots that erupted in Los Angeles after a jury acquitted four police officers of assault charges in the 1991 beating of Rodney King, a black motorist, after a high speed chase. Fifty-five people died and 2,000 were injured in several days of riots in the city's black neighborhoods.

"Those 'quiet riots' that take place every day are born from the same place as the fires and the destruction and the police decked out in riot gear and the deaths,"
Obama said.
"They happen when a sense of disconnect settles in and hope dissipates. Despair takes hold and young people all across this country look at the way the world is and believe that things are never going to get any better."
>>--->relevant excerpts only/ visit links for full text



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo Clinton made the WTC 93 attacks and the Oklahoma bombings...

We disagree.
Feds 'mr bill' had inherited from Reagan and Bush let it happen. Then...
Clinton let Police and Fire investigators and FBI handle investigation of the 1993 WTC bombing.
FBI arrested and courts prosecuted people responsible including one death penalty.
2001 WTC event:
Bush appointed a commission to cover it up.
Then refused them access to information and had parts of their report excised. A world of difference between bubba Bill and NWO dubya IMHO



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 03:12 PM
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The recession of 2001 never ended.

At least not for ordinary Americans.

Ordinary Americans found that their income was declining. From 2001 to 2007, median family income declined -- depending on where you get your figures from -- by somewhere between $500 and $1,000. Median individual income went down by at least $1,000.

The yearly average number of new private sector jobs created from 2001-2008 was just 369,000, not even keeping up with the growth in population. It should be compared to the average number of new private sector jobs created from '92 to 2,000: 1,760,000 per year.

The number of people in manufacturing jobs decreased by over 3 million.

The number who got healthcare at work went down, from 64.2 million to 59.7 million. The number of people without healthcare went up from 38.4 to 46.9 million.

The number of people in poverty increased from 31.6 million to 36.5 million.

The value of America's businesses, at least as measured by the stock market, did not go up. An astonishing thing in what was called a boom. Meantime, the cost of living went up.

Home heating oil went up about 150 percent. Gas at the pump at least doubled. The cost of health insurance went up about 50 percent. The cost of college went up about 30 percent. Now food is going up. How can the myth and the reality be so different?


Seems to me all this happened about 8 years ago.

I can read your mind.
You want to blame Clinton next.

CAN YOU JUST ADMIT IT WAS THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION PLEASE?



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 03:15 PM
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Originally posted by himself
Democrats only control the House of Representatives, at present.
Republicans control the Senate, White House, extreme court, and media.

Umm.....NO! Incorrect.
Where do you get your information? Liberal 'R' us?


The Dem's control both houses of Congress, the supreme court and the majority of the media. This is not in dispute so are you being disingenuous or are you purposefully lying? Which is it?

Why do you think Harry Reid (Democrat) is the Senate Majority leader?
Source

Also, there is no dispute about there being 5 liberals on the supreme court. Unfortunately, there are only 4 real conservative judges.

I cannot even believe you think the media is republican biased. This makes no sense and really shows YOUR bias because without a doubt the media is biased towards the liberal agenda.
Source 1

Source 2


[edit on 30-6-2008 by WhatTheory]



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 03:15 PM
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Whether or not the majority is Republican or Democrat, the USA and the world lose.

The only possible good news would be if by some miracle the Libertarians were swept into office with a surprise majority in the Senate. Frankly, just enough Libertarians to deny majority to either party would be outstanding news for the USA and all North America.



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