2010 Could Be Tough For Republicans

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    Senate Republicans brace for ominous 2010 - CNN.com

    As an Ohioan I'm extremely glad to hear that Senator Voinovich is going to retire, because that means I'll have more of a choice as to who to vote for. I wasn't going to be able to vote for Voinovich considering he voted for all the bailouts. Hopefully Republicans will get a real conservative to run, or maybe we'll have a good independent candidate.
     
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    Let's hope the CFL gets their asses in gear and gets a good candidate up.
     
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    I hope they get a good CFL candidate willing to run, and I know I'd be willing to help out with the campaign.

    There's a grassroots movement trying to get Peter Schiff to run for the Senate in Connecticut in 2010. I'd like to see that happen, though I don't know if he'd run Independent or Republican.

    Peter Schiff 2010 | U.S. Senator for Connecticut - Grassroots Portal
     
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    The republicans should get more conservative, and nominate someone in ohio who is strongly in favor of free trade and more NAFTA type treaties.
     
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    Treaties are unnecessary when it comes to free trade. I support repealing NAFTA, CAFTA, and leaving the WTO.
     
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    He may as well run Republican. Conservative Republicans are going to be looking for anything they can get.
     
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    Or, maybe a Democrat will win and then we'll have a filabuster proof majority.

    All another Republican will do is obstruct progress and be irrelivent as a junior member in the minority party.

    The bailout to the banks was a must. The bankers were threatening to shut the system down if we didn't give them the money. What radical idea did you come up with to deal with that?

    Either

    a. Not give them the money and let the world collapse, but then ultimately put everything back together, only millions would have lost their life savings in the process.

    b. Have oversite and transparency and get a ROI. Make the bankers loan out that money to us rather than what they did, which was to only buy up all the other failing banks.

    Obama says he will do B. Bush and Paulson just gave the bankers $350 billion and closed their eyes and let the bankers steal it. Absolutely pathetic.

    And option A is no option at all.

    What we really need to do is do away with the Federal Reserve. And put back the regulations that the GOP from 2000-2006 deregulated, because those regulations were in place to prevent such things from happening. Almost makes you think it was on purpose. Right before Bush left office, steal an additional $750 billion. Genious!!!

    So the GOP totally fucked up the country and now before the Democrats even have a chance to fix it, you are already ready to go back to the GOP. You are a fool. No wonder they'll never change.

    If the Dems mess up as bad as the GOP did, I'll be willing to consider voting for new Republicans.

    For you, all the GOP has to do is say they are sorry and you'll forgive them. Heck, you already have.
     
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    Oh, okay. You think the repubs should nominate a ron paul type libertarian.

    Its the same principle. I really don't think that "leave the markets alone" philosophy is going to sell in ohio. Supporting NAFTA in ohio, as the overwhelming majority of republicans do, would be political suicide. IMO
     
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    Well, if it's a good Democrat then I'd support that person as well.

    The bank bailout was not a must, all Congress did was give crack to a drug addict going through withdrawal. They simply made the situation worse.

    We do need to get rid of the Federal Reserve, but regulations are part of the problem as well and are not a solution.

    Your partisan schtick is getting boring sealy.
     
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    A bit of historical perspective.

    Bill Clinton went into office as president with about the same majority in the House and Senate that Obama now has .. two years later, the republicans were back in control of Congress.

    Obama will bend over, drop his pants, and lead the republicans back into power.
     

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