Democrats to control congress? 61 replies

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czech speacial forces

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#1 12 years ago

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13316722/ on the last tab it says that its 38% for republican and 49% for democrats. i guess this is what happens when they make so many stupid mistakes.




EON_MagicMan

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#2 12 years ago

Well, I'm not a big fan of politics--at all, whether the politician be a democrat or republican, but I would rather see the democrats in contrl next election, or whatever. We'll see how they handle all this shit, as it's a complicated situation that I'm quite tired of stomaching the bravado for. Well, we'll see.




WarHawk109

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#3 12 years ago

i hope not, democrats are terrible at running an economy, which will mean canada won't be doing as well.




masked_marsoe VIP Member

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#4 12 years ago

Don't you wish there could be a third option? Or a forth, fifth, sixth?

How about the Constitution Party vs Reform vs Libertarian vs Republican vs Democrat vs Green.

Now that's politics.




Chemix2

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#5 12 years ago

It would be nice, but they only really take the time to mention or make ballot options for Republicans, Democrats, and the Green party which is essentialy a wasted vote. There are several hundred other parties and candidates representative of those, however they don't often have enough money for prime time mudslinging comercials like the others do. When it comes down to it, the average Joe doesn't give a shit about politics, because no of it really effects them or they just don't care, if the econemy was bad and it wasn't plastered all over the news, who would care or even know except for those that deal with the stockmarket or taxes.

With Democrats getting the majority in congress we can expect a stagnant and pragmatic future for years to come, because that's what democrats in power do, sit there, and occassionaly come out of their offices to try some sort of peace deal and then give up.




Joe Bonham

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#6 12 years ago
czech speacial forceshttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13316722/ on the last tab it says that its 38% for republican and 49% for democrats. i guess this is what happens when they make so many stupid mistakes.

Yes Czech, even after all this time - there are still people who think that electing a different party will change anything. Now that we have two parties that are both equally liberal, it really doesn't matter which one you elect.

Once the Republican Party has finished destroying itself, a new party will be built on its ashes. Hopefully, that will be the time for change.




masked_marsoe VIP Member

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#7 12 years ago

Chemix2It would be nice, but they only really take the time to mention or make ballot options for Republicans, Democrats, and the Green party which is essentialy a wasted vote. There are several hundred other parties and candidates representative of those, however they don't often have enough money for prime time mudslinging comercials like the others do. When it comes down to it, the average Joe doesn't give a shit about politics, because no of it really effects them or they just don't care, if the econemy was bad and it wasn't plastered all over the news, who would care or even know except for those that deal with the stockmarket or taxes.

You'd be surprised at how much the average Joe will care when he gets a bit more faith in the democratic process. The American voter turnouts are appalingly low, only 59% for 2004 (the highest since 1968), and consider the devisiveness that had. In 2000 it was 54%. Compare that with NZ which had 84% in 2005, and 77% in 2000(the lowest since 1978). It's to do with the system, which even though is naturally tended to be a two party system, the authorities have gone to extraordinary lengths to keep it as undemocratic as possible.




Chemix2

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#8 12 years ago

That's pretty much what I'm saying, no matter who you vote for, you'll either get screwed over or not affected over here.




AzH

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#9 12 years ago

There is so little difference between the Republicans and the Democrats that they might as well just merge into one.




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#10 12 years ago
Don't you wish there could be a third option? Or a forth, fifth, sixth?

Then only a small portion of the population would be happy. With this over %50 of the voters will get who they voted for. With 3 or more parties the ammount of votes needed to win goes down. Which would you rather have, %20 of the population happy with the newly elected president or %51?

There is so little difference between the Republicans and the Democrats that they might as well just merge into one.

To someone who does not live in the US, it may seem like that. It is not. Dems and Republicans are polar opposites. They agree on about nothing.

If Iraq continues to go like it has in the last week, the democrats will have a hard time winning. Yes the democrats have some good ideas along with the republicans. I think people will see that the economy is doing good, Iraq is going good, and keep the leaders we have.