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    Given the Opportunity to Seize Control Again.......

    Itís a long way to go before November, but given general dissatisfaction with the direction of country, the Republican Party looks like it will control both the House and the Senate next January. According to the polltaker Nate Silver today, who correctly called all fifty states in 2012, as of today there is a 60% chance the Republicans will take control of the Senate. He further prognosticates there is a 30% chance it could even be an 11-seat blow out in the Senate.

    Who knows, but assuming all votes will not be just along partisan lines, the ability to override a Presidential veto could even become possible nine months from now, meaning the Congress would be able to repeal current laws or enact new laws over the President's objections.

    Given the state of the world, meaning the economy, terrorism, forced social engineering (Obama Care), etc., whatever you think is the most critical issue....

    What do you think is the first thing the Congress needs to pass and then override the Presidentís veto?

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    November is a long, long time away in political terms. I'm not holding my breath and given the Republican candidates running in my area, there's a near 100% chance that I'll vote libertarian.
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    The first thing that needs to be done is to allow oil/natural gas production here to open up and let the pipeline be built. We have the capability to become self sufficient in this country but seem hellbent on providing funding for socialist countries that do produce oil.

    That being said, I think you are giving the Republicans too much credit. Unlike the Democrats who rally behind their candidate, the Republicans seem to love in fighting more than winning. If someone is not conservative enough, they would rather have a Democrat. Republicans can easily screw up a wet dream. The Democrats believe this too so they fund Libertarians to help the process. This is a proven fact.

    I hope I'm wrong but history shows otherwise.

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    Obamacare needs to go.
    Keystone pipeline needs to be built.

    Okay, that was two things. My concern is that IF republicans gain any type of control, Obama will turn even more to his pen and we will be inundated in executive orders. That could be the starting point for a revolution or it could keep congress so busy that nothing gets done.
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    Impeachment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pir8fan View Post
    November is a long, long time away in political terms. I'm not holding my breath and given the Republican candidates running in my area, there's a near 100% chance that I'll vote libertarian.
    Since at any given time there are only 1 or 2 Democraps on the ballot,if I'm going to vote it's usually going to be a Repub.
    Most run unopposed.If a Libertarian is on the ballot,they get my vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pir8fan View Post
    November is a long, long time away in political terms. I'm not holding my breath and given the Republican candidates running in my area, there's a near 100% chance that I'll vote libertarian.
    And there is near a 100% chance the Democrats will help fund Libertarians. Hell, it's in their best interest to do so. That's the reason Hillary will win in 2016.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsInor View Post
    Obamacare needs to go.
    Keystone pipeline needs to be built.

    Okay, that was two things. My concern is that IF republicans gain any type of control, Obama will turn even more to his pen and we will be inundated in executive orders. That could be the starting point for a revolution or it could keep congress so busy that nothing gets done.
    All good points.

    Given the Republicans do not screw the pooch and do actually get control, they are also going to own what they do by the time 2016 rolls around. I think they could get veto override support from some Democrats for both Obama Care and the Keystone pipeline. This gives them more popular voter support for getting rid of a disastrous health care law and also creating some jobs. Could this carry over to the Presidential race which most assume Hilary Clinton could win. In other words, could a Republican controlled Congress do enough good that it supports a Presidential candidate. For example, Rand Paul went and spoke at UC Berkeley of all places and got strong support there for his position on individual privacy. What could happen nine months from now might be more important than we think. Think Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan in 1980. Blow out.

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    Let's not count our chickens before they hatch. I thought Obama would not be reelected. His machine turned out the votes and I was shocked election night. We are foolish if think that machine is not gearing up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebroome View Post
    All good points.

    Given the Republicans do not screw the pooch and do actually get control, they are also going to own what they do by the time 2016 rolls around. I think they could get veto override support from some Democrats for both Obama Care and the Keystone pipeline. This gives them more popular voter support for getting rid of a disastrous health care law and also creating some jobs. Could this carry over to the Presidential race which most assume Hilary Clinton could win. In other words, could a Republican controlled Congress do enough good that it supports a Presidential candidate. For example, Rand Paul went and spoke at UC Berkeley of all places and got strong support there for his position on individual privacy. What could happen nine months from now might be more important than we think. Think Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan in 1980. Blow out.
    I truly hope you are correct Colonel but I don't think so. This is one time I would love to be wrong.

    Over 50% of the population either wants free stuff, has cranial/rectal inversion or both. They are the "what's in it for me" crowd. They will turn out to vote for more govt benefits. Few seem to actually care about what's happening to our country.
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