2014 Midterm Elections
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Posted 7/22/14
What are your predictions for the 2014 Midterms? Which party will come out better in the end? What will it mean going forward? Keep it friendly folks, disagree with tact.

I'm an independent with a conservative bent so when I see a liberal new agency like CNN say they expect to see Republican gains I think thats a good thing. I expect to see the Republicans take the Senate and gain more of a foothold in the House of Representatives. Younger people tend to focus more on presidential elections so I don't expect to see the Democrats do well this time around. Going forward I can see Republican bills being muscled through Congress and vetoed by the President for the remainder of his term.
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Posted 7/22/14 , edited 7/22/14
Arizona will stay Republican. There's a bunch of old folks down here that are very conservative.
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33 / M / New Jersey
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Posted 7/22/14
Republicans always count on voter apathy to stay in office.
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Posted 7/22/14
I expect nothing of any consequence. This congress makes the Do-Nothing Congress look like busybodies. Seriously. Go compare the productivity of this congress against the Do-Nothing Congress. Ha! And the Republicans threatened to shut down the government, for all intents and purposes congress might as well be!

The polarization of politics in this country and resulting gridlock is really, really starting to get tiresome. I moved last year and haven't even bothered to update my voter registration. Yup, call me disenfranchised, but it's more like disgusted.
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Posted 7/22/14

evilotakuneko wrote:

I expect nothing of any consequence. This congress makes the Do-Nothing Congress look like busybodies. Seriously. Go compare the productivity of this congress against the Do-Nothing Congress. Ha! And the Republicans threatened to shut down the government, for all intents and purposes congress might as well be!

The polarization of politics in this country and resulting gridlock is really, really starting to get tiresome. I moved last year and haven't even bothered to update my voter registration. Yup, call me disenfranchised, but it's more like disgusted.


When politics come up, the conversation is as touchy as religion. So rarely (if ever) does it stay neutral.
As for my opinion on politics, I have no part as I don't vote. I'm only given the option between two terrible choices every time, and if not participating in something that's just a placebo effect makes me a bad American, than so be it.
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Posted 7/22/14
I'm not asking for it to be non-neutral. I'm asking for it to be productive.

Bill Clinton, a Democrat president with a Republican congress, got a whole lot of good shit (and some bad, naturally) done and presided over the balancing of the national budget and a huge upswing in the economy. Then Shrub came along and pissed it all over Iraq and Afghanistan, divided the nation, and plunged us and the world into an economic crisis we're still recovering from--a recovery that's been hindered at every step by increasingly-polarized politics. Thanks, Dubya.
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Posted 7/23/14
If our votes don't matter, why are conservatives trying to push voter ID laws?
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Posted 7/23/14
I concur that Republicans will achieve some gains in the House and Senate. Although such consequences will be negligible in the state of California, where our benefactors, the benevolent ( and possibly mismanaging) bureaucrats, shall shield us from harm.
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Posted 8/31/14
The day young Democrats actually come out to vote during midterms will be the day the Republican Party will become irrelevant.
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