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nwr
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Message 46 of 96 (362736)
11-08-2006 9:05 PM


Dems win the senate
CBS has just declared Webb the Virginia senate winner, completing the victory for the Dems (assuming that this holds up).


2006 elections - I can again be proud to be American
  
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Message 47 of 96 (362739)
11-08-2006 9:26 PM
Reply to: Message 41 by RAZD
11-08-2006 8:31 PM


Re: blame the 1 vote system not the voters
Or he gets impeached.

Like the t-shirt says - "IMPEACHMENT - Not Just for Blowjobs Anymore!"


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Message 48 of 96 (362743)
11-08-2006 9:32 PM
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11-08-2006 9:26 PM


Re: blame the 1 vote system not the voters
I think one item that will come up is that missing 10 billion dollars that was earmarked for Iraq.

Wonder where that went?


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Message 49 of 96 (362746)
11-08-2006 9:38 PM
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11-08-2006 5:57 AM


Re: ding dong the witch is projected dead, projected dead
well. taxes have to go up. for someone. preferably for those great big businesses who don't pay any. but that's only because bush keeps spending money we don't have.
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Message 50 of 96 (362747)
11-08-2006 9:42 PM
Reply to: Message 23 by SuperNintendo Chalmers
11-08-2006 1:57 PM


Re: swearing!
omg i thought i imagined it.

i also noticed how he almost said "that's a polite way of saying... 'we got our asses handed to us?'" brilliant. i actually think he spoke very well today. he's scared and it shows because it's making him smarter.


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Message 51 of 96 (362749)
11-08-2006 9:51 PM
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11-08-2006 9:32 PM


that missing 10 billion dollars
precisely.

And the buck started with Cheney....


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Message 52 of 96 (362750)
11-08-2006 9:52 PM
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11-08-2006 2:21 AM


i'm very pleased that rather than bothering with an impeachment, pelousi is actually going to do things that matter. we don't have time to waste on that nonsense. we can do it later. for now we need a budget, any at all. we need those lowered student loans she's promising. you want to make america competitive? help college kids. we need a new minimum wage. we need to rescue social security. it's very easy to accomplish. you just have to have everyone pay an equal percentage instead of just the percentage off the first 100k or so. or just cancel it for rich people. they don't contribute proportionally and they still sap it out. plus they have better medical care and live longer. bastards.

i'm very pleased that they decided to respond to the wishes of the military. having it headed by that moron without their support is a bad idea.

also, i'm listening closely to this abortion case. it's not going the way we thought it would. the supreme court was expected to get all fussy about congress trying to nulify their final say. instead, it seems that they are doing the better option and trying whether or not congress can declare medical science. i'm very hopeful.


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Message 53 of 96 (362753)
11-08-2006 10:03 PM


surprising
A lot of conservative pundits are all of a sudden coming out against the war tonight... what timing.....

But now they are saying we should pull out because "nation building" is against conservative values.

How long will it take for the sheeple to fall in line?


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Message 54 of 96 (362772)
11-09-2006 12:03 AM
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11-08-2006 5:30 AM


Hi, Archer.

It's important to recognize that the advantage of that single seat is not small: at 50/50, the GOP gets to again "organize" the Senate, meaning they would again chair all the Senate committees, and the committees would all be comprised of a GOP majority and a Democratic minority.

As we have seen, that means no oversight and no investigation of manifestly illegal or unconstitutional activity by the executive branch.


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Message 55 of 96 (362778)
11-09-2006 12:33 AM
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11-08-2006 10:03 PM


Re: surprising
well. it is possible that with the weakening of the president's position, we will have a return to true conservatism. "nation building" is against conservative values. they just picked a bad president and party loyalty said they had to stick with him.

we just have to get rid of the ideologues and then we can go back to real arguments like spending versus not spending instead of speanding versus spending on haliburton.


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Message 56 of 96 (362794)
11-09-2006 4:26 AM
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11-08-2006 9:38 PM


Re: ding dong the witch is projected dead, projected dead
well. taxes have to go up. for someone. preferably for those great big businesses who don't pay any. but that's only because bush keeps spending money we don't have.

Well I thought that was one of the ironies of Bush's criticism of dems. HE raised everyone's taxes with his outrageous spending, as it will have to be paid back by us somehow. He just slapped it on a credit card so that they wouldn't realize it till he was gone.

I do agree that taxes will likely raise, the question will be if dems tax everyone... which was the claim. What did he say "If it breathes tax it... if it doesn't, find their relatives and tax them"?

It seems rather unlikely if they will and I'd love to see a rep accept that if dems don't do such things, and make some successes, they will give dems credit.


holmes
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Message 57 of 96 (362796)
11-09-2006 4:31 AM
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11-08-2006 7:01 AM


Re: ding dong the witch is projected dead, projected dead
Well, I don't think I'm going to let the Republicans decide what MY criterion are for judging the success of the Democrats.

Heheheh... I don't mind when the criteria is so hyperbolic that their opposition can't fail. Let me note that this would be true if roles had been reversed.

What I am looking for is a rep willing to accept some criteria such that if dems meet those goals that person will admit dems did a good job. I started with their own benchmark.

I happen to have my own ideas of what I'd like to see them do, and what might constitute failure to me. But so far effects are already happening which look good to me and they aren't even installed yet.


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Message 58 of 96 (362816)
11-09-2006 8:34 AM
Reply to: Message 53 by SuperNintendo Chalmers
11-08-2006 10:03 PM


Re: surprising
quote:
A lot of conservative pundits are all of a sudden coming out against the war tonight... what timing.....
But now they are saying we should pull out because "nation building" is against conservative values.

You know why they are doing this, don't you?

This is how they've thought all along but kept their traps zipped because their very survival as Right Wing toadies would be in serious jeopardy if they contradicted Bush and the NeoCons.


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Message 59 of 96 (362818)
11-09-2006 8:38 AM


It's true!
The Senate is now under Democrats' control!!!

I can hardly believe it.

Edited by schrafinator, : No reason given.


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SuperNintendo Chalmers
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Message 60 of 96 (362848)
11-09-2006 10:07 AM


George Allen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRfP3vj8Gl8

MACACA!!!!!

So long you racist loser.


  
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