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Not A Poet
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I see much truth in the following quote.
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The Republicans lost and the Democrats won for the same reason -- they distanced themselves from their base.


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Though I think it's an interesting quot, too...I do not agree.  I believe the election was won by cross-over voters who are sick of the corruption in Washington, war-weary (I phrased that politely on purpose), and concerned about there being too much power in one man's hands.  Thank goodness, a leveling of power has been restored!
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Quote by Paul Wilson 11-9-06
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In four to six years what will be the excuse of the newly elected officials xxxx@@@@@
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The fact that the opposition party won the majority in the Legislative Branch should not have been a surprise to ANYONE. If you will go back throughout the history of American politics, the exact same thing has happened to almost every 2 term president. During the 6th year elections, the opposition party takes control. It happened to President Clinton.
That is not to say that I liked the fact that it happened, I just knew it would.

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When you look back on historical trends, usually you can expect a "wave year" once a decade on average. 2006 most likely happens to be that year for this decade, whereas 1994 was for the previous one.

As a proverb reads, "The only constant thing is change!" We serpentine between satisfaction with the shape of things and/or status quo and yearning for change in our system. Ultimately, the American public has fed up with the corruption and scandals the Democratic Party was tainted in in 1994, so the American public made their proclamation heard and the GOP gained a historic 52 Congressional seats and 8 Senate seats that year.

This Tuesday was another story, where the American public were unhappy with a culmination of things, especially the handling of the war in Iraq and more corruption in Congress. So the American public spoke, and the Democrats have picked up between 30-32 Congressional seats (several remain undecided) and 6 Senate seats.

That's just the nature of politics; it often has a way of fluctuating.

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~ The cause for the swing in power comes down to two main reasons:

1. An unpopular war in Iraq, linking state politicians to Bush.

2. Numerous recent scandals amongst Republican elected politicians.

"Melvin, the best thing you got going for you is your willingness to humiliate yourself."

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What base did the Republicans run from?

I'm not kidding, I'm not sure what the quote is talking about.
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Small government, small spending (especially pork barrel), let the people run their own lives. Damn Brad, that was too easy.
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I think it's partially true.  It's certainly true that Republicans haven't ACTED as though they are fiscal conservatives other than cutting taxes (for the rich) and touting trickle-down (make that soak-up)  er -- voodoo economic theory.

And it's also true that Democrats fielded a host of social conservative candidates, anti-abortion, pro-gun, this election.

But it's also true that governing majority parties have traditionally been made up of coalitions of diverse interests who compromise in order to hammer out a platform.

To make the thesis statement exclusively though, would be like saying people didn't vote for Reagan they voted against Carter.
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Spending increased faster in the last six years than it has in the last 60.

The government is bigger now than it has ever been.

If that's the base, Republicans have been running away from it, it's not running from them.


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~ The Republicans needed, and still do, Mr. Gingrich. He is tops. I'd vote for him for president in a heart beat. In fact, it was after he was ousted when the Republican party went "down hill."

"Melvin, the best thing you got going for you is your willingness to humiliate yourself."

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The elections were won or lost
because of satisfaction or boredom
with the current entertainment.


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I came to the reasoning.  

-Juju

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Who thinks really deep thougts
What's so amazing about really deep thoughts " Silent all these Years, Tori Amos

 
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