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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:10 PM   #76
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It isn't like Romney had a real plan to reduce the deficit, so not sure why people think he would've. His plan was cut taxes, cut taxes, and wait.. cut taxes.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:11 PM   #77
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If Obama gets a second term the blame Bush for the countries problems will have to end. Now If the Republicans want a chance to take the country again they will need to do a radical shift to the middle and hope Obama and the Dems really choke it. If there is going to be a huge tidal shift it will happen in the next 4 years. Is this when Christie makes his big run (pun kind of intended).
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:15 PM   #78
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Still hoping Legitimate Asshat Todd Akin goes down too.
He's gone...
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:18 PM   #79
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On the bright side if Obama wins he is going to own the next four years. From a democrats perspective Bush was still in office the last 4.
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Florida is making me extremely nervous.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:19 PM   #81
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MSNBC saying that Obama is leading in Florida and the remaining counties are Obama-friendly.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:19 PM   #82
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On the bright side if Obama wins he is going to own the next four years. From a democrats perspective Bush was still in office the last 4.
If you thought this country was polarized before it will get really ugly now. I really see dark days ahead.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:19 PM   #83
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He's gone...
Yep, I started cheering when MSNBC made the call.

It was bad enough having him as my congressman. But as a senator? I'd have to move out of the damn state.

It's good to know that when a candidate is a legitimate moron, voters have a way to shut the whole thing down.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:21 PM   #84
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If Obama gets a second term the blame Bush for the countries problems will have to end. Now If the Republicans want a chance to take the country again they will need to do a radical shift to the middle and hope Obama and the Dems really choke it. If there is going to be a huge tidal shift it will happen in the next 4 years. Is this when Christie makes his big run (pun kind of intended).
Bush's blame won't go away, regardless of what the future holds. But if the economy doesn't improve you will absolutely see a major shift in economic policy to the right. I don't think that will be the case, but that's probably what would happen. If the economy improves, then stimulus and bailouts will be seen as favorable in retrospect.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:22 PM   #85
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Bush's blame won't go away, regardless of what the future holds. But if the economy doesn't improve you will absolutely see a major shift in economic policy to the right. I don't think that will be the case, but that's probably what would happen. If the economy improves, then stimulus and bailouts will be seen as favorable in retrospect.
Indeed. Bush's blame may start to fade, but the tea partners will be there to take the baton.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:24 PM   #86
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If you thought this country was polarized before it will get really ugly now. I really see dark days ahead.
I think the dark days might actually lighten up. Things look REALLY good for the Dems right now. They control the senate and Obama is likely to win. The TeaBaggers have completely ruined the republican party as we know it. The world now sees how uninformed and ignorant they are after the past 2 years of nothing but blunders and filibustering. The GOP will have to modernize and it will only help this country move forward and God willing FINALLY get past the disaster the Bush left us.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:24 PM   #87
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Bush's blame won't go away, regardless of what the future holds. But if the economy doesn't improve you will absolutely see a major shift in economic policy to the right. I don't think that will be the case, but that's probably what would happen. If the economy improves, then stimulus and bailouts will be seen as favorable in retrospect.
The popular vote is split. The country is still very divided. Both sides will have to change and come center if anything will change in this country. It will be interesting to see what Obama does the next 4 years, in many ways the Democrats are relying on him not blowing it. While the Republicans needs to reinvent themselves entirely. The next 4 years will be a referendum on the Democrats, but the next 2-6 won't be easy for the Republicans either.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:25 PM   #88
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With most of the panhandle in Florida in, and only 2/3 of Miami in, and Obama still leading by 1%, I'd say Florida is looking VERY good for Obama. And in my predictions, I gave Florida to Romney. For the first time tonight I'm very comfortable that Obama is going to be re-elected.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:26 PM   #89
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The popular vote is split. The country is still very divided. Both sides will have to change and come center if anything will change in this country. It will be interesting to see what Obama does the next 4 years, in many ways the Democrats are relying on him not blowing it. While the Republicans needs to reinvent themselves entirely. The next 4 years will be a referendum on the Democrats, but the next 2-6 won't be easy for the Republicans either.
Agreed, the religious right/teapublican stuff has got to go. If they want to create their own party, all the power to them. More people would vote republican if they dropped those people.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:26 PM   #90
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Indeed. Bush's blame may start to fade, but the tea partners will be there to take the baton.
I see the tea partiers being driven out of the party and the moderate making a comeback.
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CNN is also reporting Florida looks really good for Obama and the general feeling on set seems to be obama is in the driver's seat
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:33 PM   #92
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Well, so much for the Romney landslide.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:33 PM   #93
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CNN election site down at 930 PM but CBS election site has it at:

Romney 153
Obama 143

1000 PM

Romney 153
Obama 157 ... and democrats leading 48-43 for Senate
1030 PM

Romney 173
Obama 157 ... and democrats picked up one more seat to lead at 49-43

1100 PM

Romney 203
Obama 238 ... and democrats now have 52 seats in the Senate and have majority control

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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:34 PM   #94
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I see the tea partiers being driven out of the party and the moderate making a comeback.
One can only hope.
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Well, so much for the Romney landslide.
Was a landslide ever predicted?
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:35 PM   #96
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I'm really hoping Obama wins this election. I'm also glad Warren beat Brown.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:36 PM   #97
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I cant believe Florida is this close... so far all the news have been on Obama Side, big victories, Romney didn't really pull one out ..........
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Romney 173
Obama 157 ... and democrats picked up one more seat to lead at 49-43
Stupid question, but if Romney wins the 173-157 number but looses the 49-43 number, what happens? I'm confused on what these mean... (this is the first election I'm closely following!)
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Was a landslide ever predicted?
I thought it was supposed to be neck and neck.
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Stupid question, but if Romney wins the 173-157 number but looses the 49-43 number, what happens? I'm confused on what these mean... (this is the first election I'm closely following!)
The only number that matters is 270.
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