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PostSubject: What if Republicans take over the Senate?   Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:57 pm

From the Christian Science Monitor

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Two months before Election Day, the battle for the Senate is wide open. Republicans have an excellent chance of taking over, based on the map and on voter unhappiness with President Obama and the larger dysfunction in Washington.

Of course, the Democrats could hold on. Vulnerable Democratic senators are hanging tough in polls and now have an unexpected opportunity for a pickup in Kansas. But for the sake of argument, let’s suppose that Republicans do gain at least six seats and win the majority. Then what? We’re already in gridlock with just the House in GOP hands. If Republicans control both houses of Congress, do we just double down on gridlock?

Maybe, but not necessarily, analysts say. Already, Senate Republicans are quietly working on an agenda for next year that looks modest in scope but in fact could have a powerful impact on the party’s image: It could show that Republicans are interested in governing. And it’s possible that Mr. Obama, looking out for his legacy and for his party’s own image, might play along.





I like their chances. Of course, they'd still have to deal with Obama and override a veto if necessary.

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PostSubject: Re: What if Republicans take over the Senate?   Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:26 am

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From the Christian Science Monitor

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Two months before Election Day, the battle for the Senate is wide open. Republicans have an excellent chance of taking over, based on the map and on voter unhappiness with President Obama and the larger dysfunction in Washington.

Of course, the Democrats could hold on. Vulnerable Democratic senators are hanging tough in polls and now have an unexpected opportunity for a pickup in Kansas. But for the sake of argument, let’s suppose that Republicans do gain at least six seats and win the majority. Then what? We’re already in gridlock with just the House in GOP hands. If Republicans control both houses of Congress, do we just double down on gridlock?

Maybe, but not necessarily, analysts say. Already, Senate Republicans are quietly working on an agenda for next year that looks modest in scope but in fact could have a powerful impact on the party’s image: It could show that Republicans are interested in governing. And it’s possible that Mr. Obama, looking out for his legacy and for his party’s own image, might play along.





I like their chances.  Of course, they'd still have to deal with Obama and override a veto if necessary.

If they should win the Senate...then as in the article a 'modest' agenda would be a smart move especially with this current administration...would be nice to see IF there is any common ground that can be compromised on and attempt to get some things moving forward that should have been done but blocked/stopped by Reid...
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PostSubject: Re: What if Republicans take over the Senate?   Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:51 am

I'm not sure what'll happen. It sure would be nice to start from scratch. Maybe some REAL hope and change. We can hope!

Hi, Eric. Long time no see/chat.
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PostSubject: Re: What if Republicans take over the Senate?   Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:08 pm

VectorMan wrote:
I'm not sure what'll happen. It sure would be nice to start from scratch. Maybe some REAL hope and change. We can hope!

Hi, Eric. Long time no see/chat.

Yeah, at least bills wouldn't be "Dead upon Arrival".



Vector, you still doing photography?

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PostSubject: Re: What if Republicans take over the Senate?   Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:22 pm

Sup Vman..!! Owning congress doesn't get much done without a signature. The only difference I would like will be continued gridlock... and reid out of that position. They may not recognize a snake in nevada... but we know one when we see one in Texas.
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PostSubject: Re: What if Republicans take over the Senate?   Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:19 am

I agree. I think there will be more gridlock and I don't hate that plan.

Being an obstructionist to a American hater commie dictator is a good thing.

However, I see a problem either way. We have many republicans that are becoming more and more flat out right RINO's in your face. I consider Chris Christy one of those.

The republican party needs to be refreshed again with constitutional libertarians and those from the tea party ( one and the same almost)
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PostSubject: Re: What if Republicans take over the Senate?   Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:03 pm

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VectorMan wrote:
I'm not sure what'll happen. It sure would be nice to start from scratch. Maybe some REAL hope and change. We can hope!

Hi, Eric. Long time no see/chat.

Yeah, at least bills wouldn't be "Dead upon Arrival".  





Vector, you still doing photography?

Oh yeah. Although I recently left a photography job, I don't miss the crying babies. LOL

Here is a recent one from out here in Texas. With a little help from PhotoShop.


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PostSubject: Re: What if Republicans take over the Senate?   Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:18 pm

Looks like that skull is mad at me.

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PostSubject: Re: What if Republicans take over the Senate?   Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:08 pm

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Looks like that skull is mad at me.

It isn't mad at you, but it is pissed. You would be too if your skull was hanging on someone's back porch.
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PostSubject: Re: What if Republicans take over the Senate?   Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:10 pm

That is a work of art...very primal.
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PostSubject: Re: What if Republicans take over the Senate?   Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:52 pm

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That is a work of art...very primal.

Thank you, sir. I actually took the original with my very sorry Windows phone.

Here it is before PhotoShop.


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PostSubject: Re: What if Republicans take over the Senate?   Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:59 pm

Great photoshop work !!...my old instructor used to tell me truly great photos are made in the darkroom

I always had the best cameras money could buy Hasseblad Bronica Mamiya but I sucked at photography...I did quite a bit of work for Charley Wise before he passed but I never had his skill..
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PostSubject: Re: What if Republicans take over the Senate?   Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:07 am

Chrissy, pkr, couldn't agree with you more!
Vector...do you do inhome photos of dogs?
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PostSubject: Re: What if Republicans take over the Senate?   Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:25 pm

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Chrissy, pkr, couldn't agree with you more!
Vector...do you do inhome photos of dogs?

I hope Vector comes back to visit us.

His photography reminds me of one of my favorite artist. Georgia Okeefe, She did scenes like that in her late days. Of course I fell in love with all of her renditions of the succulent close up flowers.
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