Democratic Sweep Will Be long Lasting

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    Dems, always the true majority, will overcome the monetary benefit of the republicans and will speak truth to power. With this they will continue to protect the environment, protect the peoples that actually build and make this country work and protect the international communities from the undue and uninvited aggressions of those that wish to only exploit their peoples and other resourses. The Democrats are the hope of the world and they are here and now and here to stay.

    By Don Rose
    a freelance writer and political consultant in Chicago
    Published December 26, 2006

    There is strong evidence that November's Democratic sweep may be more than a one-shot reaction to an unpopular president and his war--it might be one of those pivotal elections leading to a lasting, long-term majority in the Congress and potentially the presidency.

    Democrats took control of Congress, making history by taking 30 House and six Senate seats without losing a single incumbent or open race. This was especially impressive against a House so gerrymandered that 95 percent of incumbents tend to keep their seats. In all, nearly 58 percent of the total national congressional vote went to the Democrats, as did more than 55 percent of the Senate vote (if you include votes cast for two independents who caucus with the Democrats).

    Further, another dozen House seats that stayed Republican were decided by extremely narrow margins--many under 1,000 votes. In 2008 those seats will again be vulnerable, especially in the larger turnout expected in a presidential year, although a few of this year's upsets could revert back.

    Yes, voters reacted against the war and corruption, but also the two-tiered economy, with its increasing income inequality. Many of the incoming senators and House members ran and won on populist economic issues, which have long been a unifying Democratic theme--downplaying some of the more divisive social issues. Though this economy looks good by traditional yardsticks, it clearly doesn't work for large numbers of middle- and working-class families.

    Economics was the glue that bound together Franklin Roosevelt's coalition and it promises again to solidify a majority in the coming years.


    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...?coll=chi-opinionfront-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true


    This is a new beginning. A refurbishment of the FDR principles and an improvement on the LBJ War On Poverty in the United States of America. This can go worldwide!!!!!! Can you dig it?!?!?!?!!?!?!?

    Psychoblues
     
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    As usual, you manage to link to some other delusional individual who thinks like you. Liberals the true majority. LMAO. Right.

    And your "long-lasting sweep" is going to last about as long as it takes for the people who obviously forgot what bunch of vacillating twits Democrats are to get a dose of more of the same.

    Not ot mention, if you'd take out the RIF course, you'll find more than a few threads that prove this is nothing more cyclical history.

    So DO try and get over yourself.
     
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    As Americans learn that Republicans are very much anti-labor, anti-voters rights, anti-living wages, anti-American manufacturing, anti-middle class, anti military pay increases while expanding military expenditures and anti-environment as well as anti-health to all but themselves, YES, you jerks will always be in the minorities excepting your crowd pleasing talks about tax cuts. When Americans really pay attention and realize the tax cuts are really benefitted exclusively by the haves and proven detrimental to the have nots you have a genuine problem.

    2006 elections give me hope that America is finally waking up. I have no doubt that you will continue to exist in your uninformed state and will remain proud of it.

    Psychoblues

     
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    So here you are wiht a chance for little feedback, good (which is nonesistent) and bad. Read and get a take of just who psycho is....
     
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    As Americans get another dose of what Dems bring to the table, they'll just put them back out on their ears again.
     
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    True majority? Right....

    If you believe that i have a beautiful piece of Swampland... i mean wetland property to sell you.
     
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    In West Texas?:rofl:
     
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    Yea, lets protect the environment by making our companies abide by stringent environmental laws, yet also allow goods to flood our market from countries that have no such laws. Lets pass laws that 'protect the American worker', like raising the minimum wage, force companies to give better health care and benefits, yet still allow foreign goods and services that abide by no such laws to compete directly against our companies. I agree we should stop 'exploiting' other peoples, its just amoral to pay them $50-70 for a barrel of oil that costs them $10 to pump out of the ground. So where will we get such resourses from? Certainly not our own backyard because if its on our soil we care deeply about the environment, so lets import them from other countries since we don't care about their environment. But wait a minute, if we buy it from foreigners isn't that exploiting them? Lets do something about Darfur. But wait a minute we have to stop uninvited aggressions.
    Someone help me out I'm just a confused liberal... :wtf:
     

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