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Even With Just the House, Republicans Have a Winning Hand
Right Across the Atlantic ^ | 11/7/2010 | Michael Merritt

Posted on 11/07/2010 7:37:55 PM PST by MikeMerritt

So where do Republicans stand after the election? From where I’m sitting, in a fairly good place. If they had to win only one chamber, I’d rather them win the House. Obviously, the Senate would have just been the icing on the cake, but being in control of the Senate these days is not all it’s cracked up to be (as I’ll cover in a bit). Here’s a few reasons why I think the new power structure is good for them.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: filibuster; house; republicans; senate

1 posted on 11/07/2010 7:37:59 PM PST by MikeMerritt
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If crafted and handled correctly the legislation from the house will encounter resistance from the senate and the POTUS making them llook like the "party of no".

The house needs to remember that they are not on a crusade to undo everything obama. Rather the house needs to be aware of the issues that the electorate hold dear, the economy, American values and their sons and daughters in the military.

If the house remains true the American values, all the rest of the changes will follow as will the future make-up of the senate and the presidency.

If the house goes ideologically too far to quickly, they risk alienating the voters that elected them and will lose the initiative.

2 posted on 11/07/2010 7:55:19 PM PST by pfflier
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I think winning the house this time and doing some damage in the senate puts us in the best position to remove obummer in 2012.

3 posted on 11/07/2010 8:29:59 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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Obummer and his party think it is 1994 all over again. They will demonize Boehner much like they did with Gingrich all with the willing cooperation of the MSM. Better yet, the dems now have the Republicans to instantly blame for anything that goes wrong in the economy. They will proclaims that if only the Republicans would support the Obama agenda, everything would be just fine. How else do you explain Nancy Pelosi running to be their minority leader?

They will soon find it is not 1994. Obama is not going to move to the center and he still does not get that it is his policies that have been rejected. It will be fun to watch him make speech after speech to adoring masses acting as if the world wants his agenda enacted but the evil Republican are blocking it.

4 posted on 11/07/2010 9:03:34 PM PST by FlipWilson
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To: Big Horn
I agree wholeheartedly. I think that taking both houses could have put an unrealistic burden of expectation on the Republicans to "undo" what obummer has done.

The way it is, this apple can be eaten one bite at a time. First defund then defeat.

5 posted on 11/08/2010 7:08:07 AM PST by pfflier
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