Discussion in 'Politics' started by froggy, Nov 1, 2010.
Gallup's Final Midterm Poll: Republicans Poised to Retake the House
They lead in every subgroup sans the unmarried, 18-34 year olds, and those who do not attend church, and post grad degrees-by 1 pt.
college grads overwhelmingly supporting Republicans.
Every section of the country.
Hard not to get cocky. But just like 2008, Republicans better not read this as support for the party or the politicians.
It is exactly what happened in 08, a reaction to shit from the Federal Government. A backlash against Obama's policies. Nothing more.
Sort of. My take is that in '08 there was total disdain for fake conservatism, hope with the first black president, and a belief he really meant to stay in the center. He failed with the last, which put paid on the two others.
Now it's a wake up call for government that the people want. Which is not a nanny state and one that is now appears to encourage those who want to attack our country and our interests.
We want smaller Federal government, less spent on entitlements-which no one believes from the political class. We don't want to be the world's policeman, but want to be able to stop things before they escalate, which will not happen through appeasement or trying to apologize.
We don't want government providing or even overseeing health care, just pass the legislation that will protect us from misdeeds. Reform is not the same as providing.
Annie has the right take, I believe. The elections are not a call for the old GOP way of doing business. People are mad about two things: (1) politicians who pork at the government trough while a good portion of America is suffering; and (2) that their greed, along with and as part of the system, caused a good deal of the recession. If citizens are looking for an easy way out that allows them to go back to their former lifestyle on easy credit and no way to pay it back, they are crazy.
We just need to put a limit on the Gov'ts power.
Actually the Constitution does, we just need to make sure it's lived up to regarding divisions of government. That's why it's called a FEDERATED Republic.
But the Gov't is overpowering that act also
I'm assuming, not quite clear on what you mean, that the federal level has grown too large and usurped too many powers that belong at a lower level? If that is what you mean, the people have the power to cause a reversal-evidenced by what is likely to occur tomorrow. However, they must remain on watch.
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