113th begins at noon

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    I think if one hates congress one thing one can do which will change your mind, maybe just a little bit, is to pick one Senator or one House member who you feel best reflects your view of the way government should work. Then every once in a while see how the good fight is going. There are a few hundred to pick from so the chance you can find a single member is pretty good.

    If you want me to look some up for you just let me know what you are looking for. I don't know if there are any websites that do such a thing.
     
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    Since at least 1970, a Representative has a 98 percent chance of being re-elected should he or she choose to run again.

    A Senator has a 70 percent chance.

    There have been several campaign finance "reforms" in all that time, and not one of them has made a dent in those odds.

    Once you are in, you are set for as long as you wish to remain, and that breeds corruption, laziness, and cowardice.

    So it does not matter if there is one guy fighting the good fight. He is powerless against that kind of rig. Our Republic is defeated.
     
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    thangod. yep, january 3rd. Maybe a little less pressure on Boehner since a couple teapartiers lost their reelection bids? What say you?
     
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    You mean the congress is not overflowing with Tea Party types?
    I thought they were all going to win?
     
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    The less tea partiers and republicans, the better.
     
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    For the first time, white men will be a minority among House Democrats, with blacks and Latinos adding to the party's numbers. Democrats Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii will be the first female combat veterans in Congress, with the later also the chamber's first Hindu.
    In Congress, a New Diversity Colors Politics - WSJ.com

    What is the world coming to?! :confused: :laugh:
     
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    How the 113Th Congress votes will be interesting - I sense a move in the direction of moderation.

    112Th Tea Party Republicans lost a few of their Fire-Brands .... hopefully enough to make a difference.
     
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    The Tea Party was a passing phase. A diversion. Smoke and mirrors.

    The old school establishment corruption, laziness, and cowardice is still there.

    Nothing has changed.

    Nothing.

    The Republicans will continue to pretend to be fiscally conservative, the Democrats will continue to pretend to be compassionate toward the underclass. But the prime mover for both will be the retention of power at any cost. And that means being very liberal with other peoples money.
     
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