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GOP Senate may run purple
« on: April 15, 2014, 10:13:13 AM »

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Re: GOP Senate may run purple
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Re: GOP Senate may run purple
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 05:56:40 AM »
The GOP will not win on a platform like that.  They need to explain what they will do once they've torn down what the democrats have wrought these past years.  Obamacare is a perfect example.  Simply repealing Obamacare and restoring the status quo ante will not do it because that's simply returning to a situation that did need changing.  Adopting something like Ben Carson's suggested reforms would be a good idea.

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Re: GOP Senate may run purple
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 07:08:07 AM »
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A GOP majority would still have to depend on Democrats to break 60-vote filibusters
As Harry Reid showed us a few months ago, they are one "rules interpretation" away from getting rid of the filibuster for good, and given that the Dems already threw out the filibuster for nominations, don't think the GOP won't go all in.

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Re: GOP Senate may run purple
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Re: GOP Senate may run purple
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2014, 11:09:52 PM »
Loki wrote above:
[[ The GOP will not win on a platform like that.  They need to explain what they will do once they've torn down what the democrats have wrought these past years ]]

The reality is that even if the Republicans regain the Senate in 2015 and retain their majority in the House, they still won't have enough horsepower to "change things".
What they WILL have -- and I agree it ain't much -- is the power to BLOCK and OPPOSE the administration from doing much more harm to the nation.

So long as Obama remains in office, and so long as there are enough democrats in each house of Congress to prevent veto-proof majorities, there is little more the Pubbies can do other than create and maintain "a holding action". But that's enough for the next two years.

The duty of the "opposition party" is to OPPOSE. The democrats know this well, and they know how to play that game to the hilt.

It's time the Republicans learned to do the same.


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