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Republican wave election
scholar - 9-11-2014 at 21:10

Republicans did well in the elections last week, picking up enough seats from Democrats to win the majority (and therefore control) of the Senate. They also picked up enough seats in the House of Representatives to now have 60 more votes than Democrats. And, with respect to executive leadership, the Republicans have 31 state governors, to the 17 held by Democrats.
These results are as reported by Real Clear Politics, which lists some plurality run-offs as if the leader will get the seat, if the lead is large enough
Here is another article by a writer happy with the victories

Republicans won in states normally held by Democrats--like the governorships in Maryland and Illinois.

Republican Scott Walker won in Wisconsin, in spite of the union money spent against him.

One consolation to Democrats--they held on to a Senate seat in Virginia that turned out to be a very close race.


Redwolf5150 - 9-11-2014 at 21:18

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Redwolf5150 - 10-11-2014 at 00:02

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Originally posted by scholar

Republican Scott Walker won in Wisconsin, in spite of the union money spent against him.


You mean he won because of the MILLIONS The Koch Brothers and other millionaires poured into the race through Political Action Committees. Walker outspent Burke by like 10-1 in advertising, most of it paid for by "dark money."

I've said before and I'm saying it now. You know NOTHING about how the political system works in this state. Kindly quit offering half arsed, unintelligent regurgitation of what you hear on Conservative talk radio and FAUX News.

It makes you look like an idiot.


scholar - 10-11-2014 at 00:23

Walker did win in Wisconsin, and he did win in spite of the union money spent against him.

You're not going to falsely say that union money was not spent against him, are you?

When individuals choose to use their money to support candidates, that is freedom. But, when unions take dues from their members and spend the money to support candidates which some of their members dislike, or to attack candidates their members prefer--how fair is that?


Redwolf5150 - 10-11-2014 at 01:16

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Originally posted by scholar
Walker did win in Wisconsin, and he did win in spite of the union money spent against him.

You're not going to falsely say that union money was not spent against him, are you?

When individuals choose to use their money to support candidates, that is freedom. But, when unions take dues from their members and spend the money to support candidates which some of their members dislike, or to attack candidates their members prefer--how fair is that?


The union money paled in comparison to what the millionaires and billionaires gave him.

You want to argue against unions, start another thread.


Redwolf5150 - 10-11-2014 at 02:20

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marymary100 - 10-11-2014 at 06:52

You're going to reap just what you sow.


Redwolf5150 - 12-11-2014 at 03:34

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You're going to reap just what you sow.


Yup, when the GOP is done ripping out the rest of the social safety net that has caught Scholar a few times already, he will be singing a different tune when he needs it again.

Or is he praying that religious organizations alone will pick up the slack?

Fat chance, there.


scholar - 14-11-2014 at 02:25

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Originally posted by Redwolf5150
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Originally posted by scholar
Walker did win in Wisconsin, and he did win in spite of the union money spent against him.

You're not going to falsely say that union money was not spent against him, are you?

When individuals choose to use their money to support candidates, that is freedom. But, when unions take dues from their members and spend the money to support candidates which some of their members dislike, or to attack candidates their members prefer--how fair is that?


The union money paled in comparison to what the millionaires and billionaires gave him.

You want to argue against unions, start another thread.

I'm not arguing against unions. I'm saying it is unfair for unions to use money from union dues of members to promote or oppose candidates against the wishes of some of the members paying the dues. Hypothetically: if you were a member of a union that spent money in support of Romney in the last presidential election, how would you like it?


scholar - 14-11-2014 at 12:04

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Obama's own economic advisers reviewed his stimulus plan's effectiveness and reported the country would have recovered more quickly without it.

Obama's policies delayed and diminished the recovery. He cannot rightly take credit for something he hampered.

And, those who voted have shown they understand this, by putting so many who voted for his policies out of office.


marymary100 - 14-11-2014 at 21:03

Yes, but in the index of ignorance America comes second only to Italy.


delanti - 16-11-2014 at 17:04

I don't believe either party won or lost. I think the American people spoke with one voice that partisan politics need to go and Congress and the President need to start listening to what the voters want. While money may buy a lot of advertizing I find it hard to believe that it really influences peoples votes. To believe that you would have to believe every voter dropped out of school in the 5th grade. I would never vote for one candidate over another based on the garbage ads I have seen on TV. waveysmiley


scholar - 17-11-2014 at 12:02

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Originally posted by delanti
I don't believe either party won or lost.waveysmiley

The Republicans won 8 seats in the Senate, which the Democrats lost. The Republicans won 12 more seats in the House, which the Democrat party who had formerly held them lost. The Republicans picked up two governorships from the Democrats.

How is it that the Republican party didn't win, and the Democrat party didn't lose?
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