Will Party-Switches = Even More Wins For Republicans After Nov. 2nd?

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    We're beginning to hear some grumbling about possible Party-Switches coming immediately after Election Day on Nov. 2nd. Some are thinking that many Moderate/Conservative-leaning Democrats will make the switch over to the Republican Party after Election Day. In my opinion the Socialist/Progressive extremists have thoroughly hijacked the Democratic Party at this point. I just don't see a place for Moderate/Conservative-leaning members in their Party anymore. I think we are going to see even more wins for the Republicans after Nov. 2nd. I'm interested in hearing what you think on this though. Thanks.
     
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    Looks like it's starting even before Nov. 2nd...On Tuesday Lt. Governor of Louisiana,Scott Angelle,announced that he would be switching from the Democratic Party over to the Republican Party. He cited the Democrats' abysmal handling of the Gulf Oil Spill as his main reason for switching. Things could get very interesting after Nov. 2nd.
     
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    I really do think this is going to be the biggest story after Nov. 2nd. It's not getting much play in the MSM right now but i think it will after the Elections. I think the Democratic defections could be massive.
     
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    Umm no.

    If the tea partiers get in power it will be the best thing to ever happen to the democratic party.
     
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    ONLY IF the republicans can immediately change our economy and get it going again.
     
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    I guess we'll see. Personally i feel the Moderate/Conservative-leaning Democrats have no place in their Party anymore. They've been squeezed out by the Socialist/Progressive extremists. I'm betting on many Democratic defections after Nov. 2nd.
     
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    Moderate Democrats won't be welcome in the modern day GOP. They'll be considered RINOs and attempted to be forced out the next election cycle.
     
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    There are four things the Republicans can do IF the President doesn't veto it to get the economy going.

    1) They make the Bush tax cuts permanent or at least extend them another ten years so business owners know what the tax liability is going to be.

    2) They will release the up to $2 trillion dollars in foreign investment money that the current Administration has frozen and refuses to allow to go back to work. (This on his opinion that anybody doing business overseas must be 'punished'.)

    3) They will get to work to repeal the healthcare overhaul and redoing it keeping the good provisions in that bill and otherwise doing real reform.

    4) They will assure American business that Cap & Trade is dead for now so long as they are able to keep that from going forward.

    If they do that, we'll see the economy take off like a rocket, unemployment start coming down dramatically, and the people beginning to relax.

    If Obama DOES veto any of these provisions, the Republcians must do whatever they have to do to be sure the public is informed of that and Obama is then guaranteed to be pretty much a one term President if his fate is not already sealed. If he does allow the GOP to initiate those reforms however, I think his Presidency may be saved and he will likely be re-elected.
     
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    I think the electorate is going to be watching the Congress very carefully, both newly elected and the others up in 2012. None of them are safe, none.
     
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    True. This election has been driven by the "Tea Party" spirit and they will hold the new Congress's feet to the fire. Woe to the candidate who doesn't back up his campaign rhetoric with his votes. The Tea Partiers and all those who think like them are in no mood for party politics. They want results and they'll demand them.
     

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