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« Reply #75 on: August 06, 2014, 12:47:24 PM »

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer/out-of-touch-gop-rapidly_b_5650490.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

The Republican Leadership may be doing just fine with the Wall Street crowd and extremists who oppose birth control, but for the majority of ordinary Americans its actions over the last several weeks have rapidly begun to seal its fate as a minority party.

First, let's start with the fact that the Republican Party is -- at this very moment -- a distinctly minority party in American politics.

The Gallup poll reports that the number of Americans identifying as Republicans has fallen to its lowest level in the quarter century it has been tracking the number: 25 percent.

Republicans lost the last presidential popular election by almost five million votes.

The FEC reports that combining the total number of votes cast by Americans for president, House and Senate in 2012, Americans voted for the GOP 158,605,000 times and for the Democrats 176,167,000 times. In other words they cast over 17 million more Democratic votes than Republican votes in 2012.

And even though Republican gerrymandering allowed the party to maintain control of the House by a slim margin, 1.17 million more votes were cast for Democratic House candidates than for Republicans.

Right now, GOP hopes for victories do not rest on their ability to appeal democratically to the majority of voters. They hinge entirely on successful gerrymandering and voter suppression policies that reduce the turnout of ordinary Americans. That means their hopes for political success in the future rest on very, very thin ice. And -- amazingly -- they seem to be doing everything they can to make the ice that separates them from complete political marginality thinner and thinner.
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« Reply #76 on: August 06, 2014, 02:13:51 PM »

honestly, the power of the executive order is so obvious now...

Repubs can win both houses... can they really stop obama? 

in 2010, it was all "Scott brown41, we can finally stop obama!" and voila, he and john roberts found a way to get obamacare's jizz all over our collective faces. 

Obama does what he wants.  Some can complain and try to take high moral ground, but at this point, it's been 6 years of Repubs whining to their base on FOX news, and even though they cleaned his clock in 2010... they weren't really able to STOP anything.

So will the Repubs owning the Senate change anything meaningful, or stand in obama's path, in any way?
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« Reply #77 on: August 06, 2014, 02:52:31 PM »

honestly, the power of the executive order is so obvious now...

Repubs can win both houses... can they really stop obama? 

in 2010, it was all "Scott brown41, we can finally stop obama!" and voila, he and john roberts found a way to get obamacare's jizz all over our collective faces. 

Obama does what he wants.  Some can complain and try to take high moral ground, but at this point, it's been 6 years of Repubs whining to their base on FOX news, and even though they cleaned his clock in 2010... they weren't really able to STOP anything.

So will the Repubs owning the Senate change anything meaningful, or stand in obama's path, in any way?

Taking the Senate isn't going to change anything.  Obama might not get anything else done, but it's only two years.   Roll Eyes   Duh!!!  The most radical pieces of his administration have already gone through.  GOP = day late, dollar short.
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