Republicans Expected to Lose 25-30 Seats in the House

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    Control of the Senate is still in play, but Nancy Pelosi is really going to be Speaker of the House. The fact that someone like Pelosi will be Speaker emphasizes what Americans think of the Republican controlled Congress. The results achieved on issues such as immigration, deficit spending, and energy, have been shockingly dismal. But the alternative is Pelosi. It's like drinking hemlock to cure flu. The aches and pains are gone, but it is because you are dead. One Republican pollster calls this the “worst political environment since Watergate.”

     
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    I don't belive it.

    But, if it were to play out, it WILL be interesting to be the ones slinging the shit.:cof:
     
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    Yeah ive been hearing this every two years since 94. it hasnt happened.
     
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    Why do you think that is?
     
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    It is a combination of many factors: the fiscal irresponsibility of massive budget deficits (we owe 3 trillion more now than when Bush took office), failed energy policy (nation further than ever from energy independence), Congress ineffective stopping flood of illegal immigration, huge trade deficits especially with China combined with high quality jobs streaming offshore and replaced with burger flipping, failure to erase the insurgency in Iraq. Those are five reasons that would get anyone tossed and rightly so. The problem is that the Democrats offer zero hope and may well be even worse on the issues listed above.
     
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    That is one of the main Republican pollsters quoted above. Tell me what you think Wednesday morning.
     
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    You're leaving out a few things, I think. When asked, voters have responded that Iraq is the most important issue facing us this election day. The economy (although you're right about quality jobs streaming offshore) comes in second.

    But there's more. You have a president who panders to the furthest right of his party and a Congress who rubber stamps him. Many of us, including libertarians and true conservatives, believe that Bush has made a power grab for the executive branch which needs to be put in check; most of the country believes that Iraq, even if one forgets about the reasons for going in, has been handled incomptently and sees the president as being unwilling or constitutionally unable to adapt to circumstances or to modify his "course".

    As a result of the divisive policies pursued by this admin and this congress, you have half the country who can't wait to defang this admin and curtail its power grab and a solid 2/3 of the country who disapprove of the job he's doing. How that transfers into votes on Tuesday... well, we'll see on Tuesday. But I tend to agree with the political analyst who said if Dems can't take the House on Tuesday, they need to seriously re-evaluate their machine.
     
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    I will. i think its going to be quite entertaining watching the Democrats make excuses for why they didnt win.
     
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    If the President was pandering to the right, we'd have the border sealed off and immigration under control.

    Its because the President hasnt been listening to his base that he and the Republicans have been having problems.

    Oh and Democrats need to reevaluate their machine period. They have nothing to offer the voters. The fact is if the Democrats win its because the Republicans didnt show up to the vote, not because they have offered any new solutions to bring people out to vote FOR them.
     
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    I think when it's all said and done the balance of power will teeter on a seat or two overall. It will be very difficult to get a simple plurality or majority, but doable. It will be dang near impossible to get a supermajority.

    Regardless, the people are going to get what they deserve no matter who wins.
     

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