Democrats taking firm control of government

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  1. BlackAsCoal
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    Not only will Obama be the president, but the Democratic Party has solidified its control of government and will probably have 55 Senators and pick up another 14 seats in the House.

    Elizabeth Dole is out and there isn't a single republican congressperson left in New England.

    The Republican Party is at a crossroads and their only way forward is to catch up with America's changing demographics.
     
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    Actually at least 56 with a chance for 4 more. Though likely 58-59.

    And I love the fact New England no longer has one single republican congressperson.
     
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    They don't really need to get to 60 to solidify their power because several moderate republicans will be voting with them .. and Joe Lieberman will be looking to make friends.

    This is a historic day for democrats who now have the reins of government thrust on them because of republican failures more than due to accomplishments of their own.

    Now, with all this power, they'd better figure out the accomplishment thing.
     
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    Nina Easton believes that George Bush was such a terrible president that he forced this country to the left and that we are now a center-left country. Will be interesting to see.
     
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    The Republican's got quite a thumping tonight.
     
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    I think more center than left .. but as you've said, we'll see.

    Keep in mind though, the popular vote was relatively close.
     
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    I think you are right on. The country has been center-right for a while. President ahs changed that and shoved the country right onto the center line. This wasn't a landslide, but it wasn't close. It will be interesting to see what Pelosi does with her "mandate."
     
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    I just noticed that you're from Illinois .. Illinois has a long and cherished history of black emancipation and being in the forefront of electing and producing black leadership. I don't any state has the history of electing black US Senators as does Illinois.

    I know you didn't support him, but the unprecedented scene in Chicago tonight must have made you feel good about your state.
     
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    It did. We have a fine tradition of producing great Presidents. Lincoln(though born in Kentucky) and Reagan(born, raised, and educated in Illinois). Hopefully Obama will fill the shoes that these men left. We have a fine tradition here. I have an optimistic hope that Obama will transcend the Chicago politics in which he was politically born. I voted for him for Senate in '04 and I would have done so again in '10. He has done us proud. We are proud of him. It is only fitting the first African-American elected to this is office is from the 'Land of Lincoln.'
     
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    In 2 years we'll see a move back to a Repudlican congress. Similar to Slick willy's third year.

    A bunch of out of control Dimocrats with the checkbook will make sure of that
     
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