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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote:

    "Why is there a tied vote?"

    How about Democratic Apathy? The worst president in the history of the country and once again he wins. The Democratic party is not saying how they can be better for the people. Top issues are health care and wages. Remember a few months back when it was going to be a Blue tsunami? Perez and Hillary started a discussion about wages and health care and shortly thereafter the talk disappeared.

    What Democratic apathy are you talking about?!

    Democrats won the popular vote in House races nationally by 7% in elections that saw the highest turnout in a generation.

    Democratic candidates in Senate races earned 40,558,262 (55.4%) votes while Republican candidates earned 31,490,026 votes (43.0%) votes. That means nearly 10 million more voters chose a Democratic Senate candidate than a Republican one.

    We didn't lose the Senate because voters chose Republicans; we lost the Senate because it's an undemocratic institution that gives small states the ability to overrule the will of the people.

    And don't forget how well Democrats did in local and state elections. A Democratic governor in KANSAS?!?!? A Democrat beating Scott Walker in Wisconsin?! A Democrat absolutely clobbering the Republican nominee for Governor in Michigan?! Democratic Governor Tom Wolf absolutely clobbering his Republican opponent in Pennsylvania by nearly twenty percent?!

    All in all, I'd call that a pretty damn good night for Democrats.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Chet Ruminski Wrote:

    "Why is there a tied vote?"

    How about Democratic Apathy? The worst president in the history of the country and once again he wins. The Democratic party is not saying how they can be better for the people. Top issues are health care and wages. Remember a few months back when it was going to be a Blue tsunami? Perez and Hillary started a discussion about wages and health care and shortly thereafter the talk disappeared.

    What Democratic apathy are you talking about?!

    Democrats won the popular vote in House races nationally by 7% in elections that saw the highest turnout in a generation.

    Democratic candidates in Senate races earned 40,558,262 (55.4%) votes while Republican candidates earned 31,490,026 votes (43.0%) votes. That means nearly 10 million more voters chose a Democratic Senate candidate than a Republican one.

    We didn't lose the Senate because voters chose Republicans; we lost the Senate because it's an undemocratic institution that gives small states the ability to overrule the will of the people.

    And don't forget how well Democrats did in local and state elections. A Democratic governor in KANSAS?!?!? A Democrat beating Scott Walker in Wisconsin?! A Democrat absolutely clobbering the Republican nominee for Governor in Michigan?! Democratic Governor Tom Wolf absolutely clobbering his Republican opponent in Pennsylvania by nearly twenty percent?!

    All in all, I'd call that a pretty damn good night for Democrats.

    The difference between the expectation of a Blue tsunami and the reality of a ripple is apathy. Once again the worst candidate now elected president is getting support. Awhile ago Perez and Hillary both started a dialogue about wages and health care. Whoever changed what could have been a Blue tsunami needs to be run out of the party. Healthcare and wages will get people to vote. Democratics should be pounding that every day.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Don't forget the mutated elephant in the room. If the market and trading were regulated back to futures guaranteeing perishable markets trillions of dollars would be looking for ways to earn money. That would be producing things to sell. There is no explanation for how guaranteed 30 year insured mortgages can be classified as perishable goods like orange juice. Gramm swindled millions of people out of jobs and a future.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    I'm just so confused. You said Donald "won" the midterms, but he was absolutely humiliated.

    The House is about to be in Democrats hands for the first time in a decade. That means Democrats now have the power to subpoena anyone (and any thing) they want.

    Donald's tax returns? Rep. Richard Neal will be able to subpoena those on January 3, 2019.

    Did Donald violate campaign finance law with his hush money payments to Stormy and other porn stars? Is he currently violating the emoluments clause that prohibits a President from profiting off of the office? Rep. Elijah Cummings will be able to get to the bottom of that (and a whole lot more) come January 3, 2019.

    I can go on and on. Donald is going to quickly realize that divided government is a wholllllllllllllllllle lot different than one party rule.

    Let's move on to the states - the 50 "laboratories of Democracy."

    Walker in Wisconsin? Gone.
    Snyder (although he didn't run - his AG did on his same far-right policies) in Michigan? Buh-bye.
    Kobach in DEEP RED KANSAS? Lost by FIVE percentage points!
    Rauner in Illinois? Obliterated.


    New Hampshire: Democrats retake majority in State House *and* Senate.
    Colorado: Democrats retake the state Senate and will control all branches of state government.
    Connecticut: Democrats retake the state Senate and will control all branches of state government.
    Minnesota: Democrats retake the state House.
    Maine: Democrats retake the state Senate *AND* governorship.
    Nevada: Democrats retake governorship and will control all branches of state government.

    I can go on and on. Tuesday was a good night for Democrats and we should be proud of the results.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    I'm just so confused. You said Donald "won" the midterms, but he was absolutely humiliated.

    The House is about to be in Democrats hands for the first time in a decade. That means Democrats now have the power to subpoena anyone (and any thing) they want.

    Donald's tax returns? Rep. Richard Neal will be able to subpoena those on January 3, 2019.

    Did Donald violate campaign finance law with his hush money payments to Stormy and other porn stars? Is he currently violating the emoluments clause that prohibits a President from profiting off of the office? Rep. Elijah Cummings will be able to get to the bottom of that (and a whole lot more) come January 3, 2019.

    I can go on and on. Donald is going to quickly realize that divided government is a wholllllllllllllllllle lot different than one party rule.

    Let's move on to the states - the 50 "laboratories of Democracy."

    Walker in Wisconsin? Gone.
    Snyder (although he didn't run - his AG did on his same far-right policies) in Michigan? Buh-bye.
    Kobach in DEEP RED KANSAS? Lost by FIVE percentage points!
    Rauner in Illinois? Obliterated.


    New Hampshire: Democrats retake majority in State House *and* Senate.
    Colorado: Democrats retake the state Senate and will control all branches of state government.
    Connecticut: Democrats retake the state Senate and will control all branches of state government.
    Minnesota: Democrats retake the state House.
    Maine: Democrats retake the state Senate *AND* governorship.
    Nevada: Democrats retake governorship and will control all branches of state government.

    I can go on and on. Tuesday was a good night for Democrats and we should be proud of the results.

    jaredsxtn said:

    "I'm just so confused. You said Donald "won" the midterms, but he was absolutely humiliated."

    Not humiliated enough. His actions starting with his campaign are a black mark on this country. Why did this enemy of the country keep control of the Senate, have some Democrats unseated and come close in some races. Health care and living wages need to be the first words out of Democratics mouth everywhere and all the time. The Democratic Party needs a philosophy and that philosophy single payer and living wages needs to be supported and not "compromised" away before the next campaign starts. This country has the ability and resources to do it.

    Recriminalize the illegal gambling made legal by Gramms CFMA.

    ​Just as simple as that.

  • Center Left
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    Chet, Sharrod Brown of Ohio echoes some things you have previously said. It's too early to identify likely candidates but he may make some progress.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    We have to be realistic with what to expect for the next two years.

    Democrats are not going to be able to ram through progressive legislation and enact their entire wish list into law. What's far more likely to happen is Democrats passing dozens of "moral victory" pieces of legislation that will inevitably stall in the Senate and have zero possibility of obtaining a Presidential signature.

    Don't get me wrong - I strongly support Democrats voting on pieces of legislation that champion every progressive policy we hold dear. All I'm saying is that don't get your hopes up that we're entering this new progressive era where we're mere days away from having single-payer healthcare, a jobs guarantee, and an expanded social safety net.

    We will control one branch of Congress. With that comes a lot of responsibility, but it's far more likely that control will be more of a check on Donald than anything else. That in and of itself makes me absolutely ecstatic.

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    TJ Wrote:

    Chet, Sharrod Brown of Ohio echoes some things you have previously said. It's too early to identify likely candidates but he may make some progress.

    TJ, There are many substantiated correlations supporting a higher incidence of crime and violence in poverty conditions than in wealthy conditions. Quadrillions of dollars worldwide and trillions of dollars nationwide are stagnated in futures/derivative trading. If that money was deregulated back into goods and services trading the result would be prosperity. Prosperity is good. Money doesn't have to be redistributed. Money will circulate and it will fill all voids.