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Dems keep Senate, leaders urge working toward solutions (To GOP, DO NOT WORK WITH THE RATS!)
cnn ^ | 11/7/2012 | Ted Barrett, Catherine E. Shoichet and Ashley Fantz

Posted on 11/07/2012 7:32:51 AM PST by tobyhill

Democrats will retain their control of the Senate and Republicans will maintain majority in the House of Representatives.

The Democrats' larger Senate majority will give them the ability to influence much of the Washington agenda during the next two years.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said the results show it's time for a change in how lawmakers do business. Democrats and Republicans must work together, he said.

"The strategy of obstruction, gridlock and delay was soundly rejected by the American people," he said in a statement. "Now, they are looking to us for solutions."

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Harry Reid is the same clown that said he would not work with Romney had he won.
1 posted on 11/07/2012 7:32:57 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Harry, when your Senate passes a budget, we’ll take a look at it.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 7:36:45 AM PST by eCSMaster (Indep. Payment Advisory Board = "Death Panels")
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To: tobyhill

Give them what they want. The sooner they trash things, and the country collapses, the sooner we can begin rebuilding.

Americans have made it clear, they will settle for nothing less than a first hand lesson with full on socialism.

Besides, it’s not like we can stop them.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 7:37:04 AM PST by brownsfan (It's over.)
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To: tobyhill

Bipartisanship to a lib/dem is agreeing to do what they want, not comprimising or meeting in the middle.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 7:37:58 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: tobyhill

We’ve gotta get Johnny the Jellyfish out of that speaker position.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 7:38:36 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: V_TWIN

Our nation’s founders were anything but bipartisan.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 7:41:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Allen West for Speaker.


7 posted on 11/07/2012 7:41:21 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: V_TWIN
Exactly! The Rats said they have the answers and the majority believed them so stand back and let the chips fall where they may.
The Rats will get their tax increase on Jan 1st without the GOP doing anything. The debt ceiling doesn't matter because Obama claims he can raise it without congress. Obamacare will treat the masses, in the morgues.
8 posted on 11/07/2012 7:41:49 AM PST by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Allen West is gone, I believe.


9 posted on 11/07/2012 7:42:33 AM PST by madison10
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To: tobyhill

simple solution for the GOP; tell the Senate they will get rid of the Bush tax cuts if obamacare is repealed...the rats claim the American people are behind them on raising taxes on the rich and we know the American people are behind repealing obamacare....

its win-in for the GOP in every direction; hence it has no shot of ever being considered by them...


10 posted on 11/07/2012 7:42:48 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: madison10

Speaker doesn’t have to be a House member.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 7:43:54 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

speaker of what? the guy lost last night...another reason why the GOP is clueless and classless- West should’ve been given a podium to speak but since he was a Tea Party guy they purposely ignored him...


12 posted on 11/07/2012 7:44:40 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: brownsfan

accelerationalism is always the best option


13 posted on 11/07/2012 7:45:39 AM PST by ksen
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To: Tex-Con-Man

I was thinking more along the lines of Bachmann or Demint. Demint probably stands the best chance.


14 posted on 11/07/2012 7:46:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: tobyhill

When Obama and Pelosi say “Jump”, Boner will ask, “How High?”


15 posted on 11/07/2012 7:46:23 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: brownsfan

Bravo brownsfan. I agree, just let them have it and let’s begin to make other plans to pick up the pieces. In the meantime, all the “angry white guys” will have to decide if they still want to keep working so hard to keep it it all together. Paying the lions share of the taxes, picking up the slack for the “democrats” in the office while being supervised by women.


16 posted on 11/07/2012 7:47:49 AM PST by BRK
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To: tobyhill

And when it all falls apart guess who gets blamed?


17 posted on 11/07/2012 7:49:13 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: cripplecreek
I could live with either...my only problem with Bachmann is she would be fighting for her job every election cycle. She's obviously NOT in a safe district...most Speakers are.
18 posted on 11/07/2012 7:51:22 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: BRK

Just listening to a guy on Beck ... small chemical company, 30 employees, struggling to deal with regs and paying what they earn in taxes. Last night, he and the wife decided no more 70-90 hour weeks .... announced to the employees they are going into a 3 month shutdown.

Both of my brothers told me last Dec. if Obama wins, their businesses won’t survive. This will be happening all over the country. Hate to sound nasty, but a lot of Obamazombies will be losing their jobs and a lot of folks (like the chemical co. guy) will refuse to support them.


19 posted on 11/07/2012 7:52:39 AM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: tobyhill
Our "leadership" consists of Boner and McConnell. What do you think is going to happen as far as "not working with the Socialist Democrats" ...?
20 posted on 11/07/2012 7:54:50 AM PST by glennaro
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To: tobyhill

GTH: Harry. You and your kind made this situation now live with it.

The GOP should show the President and all Democrats the back of their hand. It is what they have earned.

Thank GOD for a GOP house to protect us from Obama.


21 posted on 11/07/2012 7:55:06 AM PST by I miss American Motors
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To: tobyhill

It is not going to matter. Whatever Obama cannot get out of the Republican House, he will do by Executive Order.


22 posted on 11/07/2012 8:01:15 AM PST by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: tobyhill

And by “working towards a solution” he means that the GOP should cave to the Rats.


23 posted on 11/07/2012 8:01:44 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: tobyhill

The GOP is a spent force at the national level. We need to let things collapse at the Federal level. If and that’s a big if, if we do have some Republican state legislators and governors with some balls, a stand might be effective. Otherwise, I prefer anarchy over a Leftist dictatorship.


24 posted on 11/07/2012 8:11:23 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: I miss American Motors
Thank GOD for a GOP house to protect us from Obama.

Oh yeah, that one milliwatt speaker Boehner, regular Sgt. Rock that one.

Time for another golf game with the One. Don't worry, I'm on it!

25 posted on 11/07/2012 8:18:18 AM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: tobyhill

Reid will trash the gentleman’s agreement on the super-majority in order to pass controversial legislation.

He will bring up legislation and dare Republicans to filibuster and see if they can block a vote via delay by unlimited debate.

Most people today can’t ever remember a filibuster that actually occurred, much less know of one that was acgtually successful.


26 posted on 11/07/2012 8:46:53 AM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk oMnly to me.Reid)
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To: tobyhill

I am not aware we have any leaders.


27 posted on 11/07/2012 8:54:29 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: tobyhill

Reid decode:

What’s mine is mine, now it’s time for yours to be mine.....


28 posted on 11/07/2012 9:54:45 AM PST by patriotspride
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To: tobyhill

No, I say to the GOP, don’t stand in their way, let them have everything they ask for.


29 posted on 11/07/2012 11:14:16 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: I miss American Motors
Surely you don't think the GOP House is going to do anything!

They refused to defund Obamacare!

30 posted on 11/07/2012 11:16:35 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

I have to think that the GOP house will be brake on Obummer to think otherwise is to see this nation go down the drain.

It is all we have than can protect us from unbridaled socialism.


31 posted on 11/07/2012 11:31:14 AM PST by I miss American Motors
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To: tobyhill

My line of the day is that the GOP in Congress (both houses) should treat the Democrats like Democrats have always treated Republicans. Ignore the howls of feigned outrage and slam the brakes on, hard.


32 posted on 11/07/2012 11:36:44 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: fortheDeclaration
That word “defund” is such a misnomer. Just don't fund any part of it.
33 posted on 11/07/2012 2:12:32 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: ksen

Someday I will die, but that doesn’t mean I want to get there real fast.


34 posted on 11/07/2012 5:28:12 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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