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    It seems as though it would have served you better had you read a little further.

    Personally it'll be interesting to see how the Republicans handle actually having to do something other than just say "No!" to everything. The Democrats did a great job doing the same thing from 04-06 when the Republicans had their super majority, and obviously haven't done quite as good a job since they've swept into power in 2006.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    The right has done a better job of getting their message
    I disagree. I think that the left has done a worse job of hearing the people's message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    I disagree. I think that the left has done a worse job of hearing the people's message.
    Like for instance passing colossal legislative bills that they overwhelmingly opposed.

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    The issue was government spending.

    I think most people understand that the economy moves in cycles; Obama inherited some issues, etc... The true measure of a President is how he deals with the cards he has been dealt, and Obama's response has been to grow government and spend more. We haven't even begun to deal with huge tax increases yet, but that will be the second shoe to drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    I disagree. I think that the left has done a worse job of hearing the people's message.
    It is not the job of the left to listen to the message from conservatives. Becasue of the state of the economy, the Right has a good message and have been effective at getting it out.

    I don't think this this a big swing in the country towardd Republican ideals any more than the victories in 2006 & 2008 were mandates for Dems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tight-Waist View Post
    Like for instance passing colossal legislative bills that they overwhelmingly opposed.
    I assume you are talking about healthcare and don't know what the poll numbers are, but I doubt the public overwhelmingly opposes it. How amny people truly understand the bill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    It is not the job of the left to listen to the message from conservatives.
    Yes...but it IS their job to listen to the will of the voter. Unless of course they want to driven out of office like they were last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts View Post
    The issue was government spending.

    I think most people understand that the economy moves in cycles; Obama inherited some issues, etc... The true measure of a President is how he deals with the cards he has been dealt, and Obama's response has been to grow government and spend more. We haven't even begun to deal with huge tax increases yet, but that will be the second shoe to drop.
    Your issue may be governemnt spending, but I think that the real issue for the "masses" is the economy.
    When the economy was still growing, how many people were in the streets shouting about governemnt spending during the Bush years, which included passing a hugely expensive entitlement in the Medicare Drug Benefit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tight-Waist View Post
    Yes...but it IS their job to listen to the will of the voter. Unless of course they want to driven out of office like they were last night.
    They were elected as Democrats and should not abandon their principles just becasue the latest public opinion polls says otherwise.
    They should stand up for what they believe and when the electorate changes their mind they should pack up and go and wait a few years until they change their mind again.

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