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    #12 Jersey

    So much to choose from, yanno? All those things they've based their candidacies on. Creating jobs, fixing the economy, lowering taxes, shrinking the govrnment, straightening out healthcare, protecting us from terrorism, assuring us our freedoms, straightening out the school systems, balancing the budget, working to either strengthen Social Security and Medicare or abolishing them, closing our Mexican borders....and what does the Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell promise to make their "#1 agenda should they gain the necessary seats in The House and The Senate to be in a position to give Americans what they need and want? What, exactly, are Americans going to get if they vote Republican tomorrow? What is it The Republicans hope to achieve?

    "The single most important thing we want to achieve," he said, "is for President Obama to be a one-term president."

    The GOP could use some adults
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    The guy's a tool. What else should be expected though. He's part of the problem. He's the establishment. I hope and pray he loses when his time for re-election comes. These self-centered, power hungry, used car salesmen need to be kicked right the **** out of office, and onto the street. I heard one of the AM radio dudes, forget which one (one of the WRKO AM shows), say that John Bonehead sent word out to all the potential GOP first timers, that they don't need to hire staffers of their own, cuz he has plenty for them to hire when/if they get elected to office in DC. Um, the whole point is to rid ourselves of the establishment vermin that has occupied government for too long. I honestly hope and pray that the new blood sticks to their guns, and demands that government shrink in size, and spend less. I said this in 2006, and in 2008. I said that I hoped the new dems going into DC held firm, and wouldn't tote the party line. Unfortunately that hasn't been the case, and the result is another 180 degree swing this time around. If these new members of the legislature rubber stamp the republican establishment's agenda, they too will die an ugly death. I have some hope that the Tea Party movement will demand that the GOP fix itself. That if it does not, it will hold the party accountable, and possibly move to become a 3rd party in some form. I think there is a lot at stake in the next 2 years.

    Anyhow, McConnell is a tool. I hope he loses when his time for re-election comes. All these clowns must go.
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    Didjaknow that John Boehner played golf 119 times last year, yes Virginia someone does keep track of that sort of thing.. he has a nice tan though.

    This planned action is a nice follow up to their leader's comments, Rush Limbaugh, "I hope Obama Fails"... even though we all will fail if he does...
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    Not for nothing, but his comments can't help but lead one to assume that he will be shaping policy to hurt Obama, as opposed to help Americans. His words exemplify all that is wrong with government. The people want to be heard, and want their interests served. They don't want more of the same. This guy should be fired! :mad:
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    the Tea Party wants people who will reduce the size of government. Many republicans don't want a smaller government they are part of the problem. Tomorrow is a first step.

    We see that republicans like Rove and other establishment republican fear the Tea Party candidates only a bit less than the dems.
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    Thats the most important issue to deal with today in America, Get That Friggin Obama out of the White House, America needs a real president not some floppy eared sap that can talk pretty and is a Poster Boy for the slobbering wine and cheese ding dong liberals, and when they kick Obama's a$s out they have to make sure that Windbag Biden goes with him.
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    If you really believe any of this regurgitated bullshyt, then you do not understand where the power in this country lies and how the power in congress really works.. in reality there may be something like 10-15 tea partiers voted in, that is not enough to make any significant change.. they will not even make much noise...

    There were great hopes for Scott Brown, then the money started to roll in and he became the them he warned you all about...
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    Hearing these sorts of things, coupled with the barrage of attack ads, which don’t tell me what a candidate stands for or what they would like to do, only what they person they are running against did, makes me very sad to see the current state of our politics in this country.

    So, if I am reading your link correctly, in roughly a day, the Rs, who could gain some serious seats in congress (not saying it is a good or a bad thing, simply an observation), have a higher level party member state that their biggest goal is to ensure Obama is a one-term president? Wow!!! How about a plan to tackle anyone of the issues you mention above? No??? How about if I say pretty please?

    How did they (Ds and Rs) get so lost? And it isn’t just at the National level. Right here in good ole' Massachusetts, with jobs leaving by the boatload, unemployment high, taxes going up, school funding going down, and the housing market (which was over inflated to begin with) basically crashing to the ground, with all that going on, one of the big laws which was pushed through this year was.....(drumroll).....you can no longer say Light/Medium/Menthol etc. on a package of cigarettes.

    Phew, glad they cleared that up, because for a minute there I thought the light version of the 3000 chemicals in cigarettes were somehow healthier than the full dose....

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    #12 Jersey

    You're right. I don't know how that gets fixed, though. It's true that power corrupts.

    I'll go so far as to say that virtually everyone who runs for public office the first time, whether they be Democrats, Republicans, Tea Party members or Independent, really does believe in whatever it is they're saying - and that they really do believe that they can do good, make a difference, stay pure of heart, clean of spirit, etc., etc. I think they all have ideals and morals and ethics and everything else you need to think that you can make a difference in the first place.

    The trouble is - they don't stay that way. The system's not designed to be kind to dreamers and idealists. He!!, society's not designed to be kind to them.

    They find themselves surrounded by money, surrounded by power, surrounded by the rich and the famous (and the infamous) and it changes them. It's even worse now because so many of the "newcomers" are already members of "the rich and the famous," due to the fact that (for the most part) only the very rich can even afford to run for office. People don't get to be filthy rich without knowing how to wheel and deal already. People like Linda McMahon and Carly Fiorina - do you really think they don't know how to deal? How to undercut, how to over-promise, how to market one thing while selling another? People don't get to be heads of corporations without first learning how to be ruthless and conniving. Politicians don't stay politicians unless they learn how to be ruthless and conniving. Those who don't enter the job that way have 4 years to learn - most of them learn quickly because most of them want to come back again. (And again and again and again.)

    They want to win, dam it - and they've learned that you don't win a second term by actually doing good, you win it by cultivating favors and garnering support from people with money - not your constituants, necessarily, most of them don't have any money, but the business men and the bankers and the fellow politicians who promise to support you if only you help them pass this one little bill they want. You don't win by telling the truth, either, you win by lying through your teeth and virtually saying that no matter how bad YOU are, the other guy is worse.

    I honestly think if we want change of any kind, it has to start with the money. Or, actually, the money has to end. No one should be allowed to spend millions and millions of their own money or "raised" money from corporations and businesses. Give them a limit. Make the media offer each and every one of them an equal amount of "free" airspace and that's it. Make them cut out the slander and the name calling and the robocalling. Make them lay out a platform - pass out scorecards at the voting booth with all o their promises laid out in plain English. Grade them before they're even allowed to run again. If they haven't accomplished at least half of what they've promised, too bad, so sad, they can't run again. Don't let them hide from the media or pick and choose what media figure they want to talk to. They shouldn't be given air time for private interviews - everyone should be forced to compete on a stage with their fellow candidates - and everyone should have to answer the same questions. Either they'll be able to or they won't. The voters will get a chance to compare them, however, and that's important - maybe not to them, but to us.

    Above all, no one should make winning their primary goal. There's only one winner that way - and it isn't the American people.
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    Are you attributing the words of 1 individual to the intentions of millions?
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    #12 Jersey

    Do you attribute everything Nancy Pelosi says to the intentions of millions?
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    If some bozo wants to spend a gazillion dollars to get elected, so be it. Ultimately it's the responsibility of the voter to know what a candidate stands for, as well as what they've done in office.
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    Of course not...?
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    In that case, good for you!! Most people seem to think that anything a liberal politician says or does is a total reflection of all rank and file liberals.

    I don't think that McConnell speaks for all Republicans, no - well, officially he does, I suppose, speak for all of his subordinate Senators since he IS the lead guy, so to speak. I do think that he holds some sway with them, however, just as I acknowledge Nancy Pelosi holds sway with her subordinates in the House.

    I think it is egotistical and dangerous for him, or any other Senator or Congressman, to openly say that their main purpose in life for the next two years is to assure that a sitting president doesn't get elected.

    I also think I haven't heard anyone currently serving or running as a candidate for office refute what he's offered as their priority. Personally, if someone was using the collective "our" to include me in a statement I did not believe to be true or at least partially agree with, I'd certainly speak up and say so.

    Wouldn't you?
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    And you would make a horrible politician! You'd probably even do things like "tell the truth" or vote using logic and facts instead of who is paying you the most... crazy talk!!!! :)
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    Know what's great? The Republican's came out with a thing called "Pledge to America" that you can read and is essentially their platform for governing.

    Know what's hypocritical? Lefties bashing the GOP (who BTW has that document) when the ruling party hasn't produced a BUDGET.

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