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If GOP takes the Senate, what happens?
Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 16, 2014 | Dan Miller

Posted on 05/16/2014 10:58:16 AM PDT by DanMiller

The Trifecta predictions are gloomy, but not necessarily correct if we get enough conservatives -- who say what they mean and mean what they say -- into both houses of the Congress. We need to try.

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Beyond that, and also beyond whether the apparently archaic word "integrity" has been removed from the congressional dictionary, even RINOs might reject a few of Obama's left-wing judicial appointees, and that's important. Spending reductions? Maybe. Perhaps a Senate majority might even agree with a Republican controlled House.

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1 posted on 05/16/2014 10:58:17 AM PDT by DanMiller
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To: DanMiller

the GOP will announce, “POWER SHARING” with the Demounts just like last time they controlled it


2 posted on 05/16/2014 11:00:12 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: DanMiller

A little bit of jack and a little bit of s*it.

But the Dems hands will be off of congress at least.


3 posted on 05/16/2014 11:00:22 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: DanMiller

Raise the debt ceiling. Pass an amnesty bill. Confirm marxist nominees. Purge conservatives from committees.


4 posted on 05/16/2014 11:02:51 AM PDT by Spirochete (GOP: Give Obama Power)
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To: DanMiller

The GOP has never substantially reduced government when they had the chance. Both sides grow government. Both sides increase spending. They just increase it on different things. Dems give stuff away. The GOP spends on the military and home-pork.

We need to trim government. It hasn’t happened in my lifetime. I’d start with the Department of Energy, the Department of Education and just work my way down the budget. If it didn’t exist in 1910, it’s history...


5 posted on 05/16/2014 11:03:34 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: DanMiller

lol Nothing. Nothing will change, Then we move to two years of Presidential campaigning.

This election just doesn’t mean a whole lot.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 11:05:29 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: DanMiller
Beyond that, and also beyond whether the apparently archaic word "integrity" has been removed from the congressional dictionary, even RINOs might reject a few of Obama's left-wing judicial appointees, and that's important. Spending reductions? Maybe. Perhaps a Senate majority might even agree with a Republican controlled House.

Nothing will happen. Oh a judge or two may be turned down but anything the GOP tried to do legislatively in the Senate would be filibustered by the Democrats.

7 posted on 05/16/2014 11:06:17 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: molson209

the GOP will announce, “POWER SHARING” with the Demounts just like last time they controlled it


Yep. And that is when I left the party.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 11:06:57 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: DanMiller
All the ‘Republicans’ who win, instantaneously and miraculously become Liberals. ;)
9 posted on 05/16/2014 11:07:04 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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10 posted on 05/16/2014 11:09:43 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DanMiller

Amnesty. Mario Rubio promised.


11 posted on 05/16/2014 11:10:41 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: DanMiller
If GOP takes the Senate, what happens?///

To show there are no hard feelings, the GOP will reach across the aisle to the left. If enough rinos are elected/reelected, they will pass immigration deform.

The key word is not GOP but (true) conservatives. JMO

12 posted on 05/16/2014 11:11:35 AM PDT by Know et al (No one has ever choked to death on a raw oyster.)
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To: DanMiller

Government agenda advances.

That is all.


13 posted on 05/16/2014 11:14:43 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Know et al

They will change the rules to favor the minority party first thing, to prove they are magnanimous.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 11:15:43 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: DanMiller

Right now there are people in DC demanding that corrupt leaders be removed from office, and everyone on FR is crapping on them. The consensus answer to the question asked will be “The GOP will do nothing”. Then when someone plans to answer government usurpation, Freepers mock it.

What’s it going to be?


15 posted on 05/16/2014 11:17:07 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: DanMiller

Despite all the cynicism here, if it only gets Harry Reid out of the well it’s fine with me.


16 posted on 05/16/2014 11:18:28 AM PDT by clintonh8r (#Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: demshateGod

I agree. The cynical preening here and elsewhere gets pretty tiresome.


17 posted on 05/16/2014 11:20:05 AM PDT by clintonh8r (#Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: DanMiller

The planet will stop healing, the oceans will rise. Slavery will be reinstated, Roe vs Wade will be overturned and it will be illegal to be LGBT. Obama phones will be confiscated, starving poor people will die in the streets. Illegals will be shot along with their children and only the 1% will be eligible for healthcare.


18 posted on 05/16/2014 11:24:16 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: DanMiller

In the movie:
It really didn’t matter if Thelma was driving the T-bird at 100mph or Louise at a more sedate 90mph, the car was still going to go off the cliff in a few moments.

Same thing here.


19 posted on 05/16/2014 11:25:33 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: molson209

The Goofy GOP will “reach across the aisle” to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


20 posted on 05/16/2014 11:39:04 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is my tag!)
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To: DanMiller

If the GOP takes the senate it will be business as usual.
Now ask what happens if the Tea party takes the senate.


21 posted on 05/16/2014 11:39:12 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (ItÂ’s 2014 and muslims still own and profit from slavery and selling slaves.)
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To: DanMiller
No one in the GOP Nomenklatura seems to realize that we are in a pre-Civil War Era.

Either some semblance of Constitutional balance is restored, or the Republic is over. Government Agencies have become the masters of the system that created them, and the masters of the people.

True leaders could take a place of honor alongside the Founders. Instead we have Boehner, McConnell, Graham, McCain and their ilk compromising with Pelosi, Levin, Reid, and Team Obama .... assuring favor from the Agencies for their contributors, rather than simply standing up for their people and their state.

22 posted on 05/16/2014 11:42:16 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (A gay Muslim foreigner as POTUS? Sure. What could go wrong?)
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To: DanMiller

That’s easy

Obama impeached
Holder convicted of ignoring subpenas
Hillary convicted of treason
IRS closed
budget balanced
Obamacare repealed
Borders closed with massive deportation of illegals.

Boehner and McConnell have this list and just waiting


23 posted on 05/16/2014 11:42:18 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'I never said that you can keep your doctor . Republicans lie about me ')
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To: DanMiller

More of the same.


24 posted on 05/16/2014 11:47:13 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: DanMiller
"If GOP takes the Senate, what happens?"

Nothing, absolutely nothing will change, nothing.

25 posted on 05/16/2014 11:47:37 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: DanMiller

“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”


26 posted on 05/16/2014 11:48:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sickoflibs

Thank you, Thank you!
You’re here all day! Tip your waitress!


27 posted on 05/16/2014 11:48:26 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: DanMiller

Two things will happen the day after the election.

Inflation will hit double digits, unemployment will expectedly rise to 16.5% according to the Press.

Sometime between the first week in November and January 9th the RINOS will pass comprehensive Immigration reform granting citizenship to 23 Million criminal invaders and allow for another 37 Million relatives to flood across the border.

Between Jan. of 15 and November of 16 the Rinos will push liberal social policies to try to bribe the newly minted citizens that they care more for them than the Democrats.


28 posted on 05/16/2014 11:51:42 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: MrB

I forgot,
how about Senate Majority leader Mitch getting rid of the filibuster forever?


29 posted on 05/16/2014 11:53:18 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'I never said that you can keep your doctor . Republicans lie about me ')
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To: DanMiller

Well, let’s see, we had the house, Senate and WH from 2000-2006, and we got the Patriot Act & bailouts, so...


30 posted on 05/16/2014 11:59:18 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: clintonh8r
I agree. The cynical preening here and elsewhere gets pretty tiresome.

Bump to #30 - no preening there. Just facts. If you think anything will change, you probably don't understand the problem in the first place.

31 posted on 05/16/2014 12:01:06 PM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: demshateGod
What’s it going to be?

See #30 - again, historical reference is available.

32 posted on 05/16/2014 12:02:26 PM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: dware

Yeah, I’m just stoopit. Thanks.


33 posted on 05/16/2014 12:04:27 PM PDT by clintonh8r (#Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: DanMiller
There is still time to defeat Graham and McConnell in their primaries.

This is where the effort should be, along with winning the other primaries for US and state seats.

34 posted on 05/16/2014 12:07:23 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: clintonh8r
Yeah, I’m just stoopit. Thanks.

I don't believe that for a minute. you're here, after all. 15 years ago, I was saying the same things as you. I was proven very, very wrong. I learned my lesson, and figure I would spread the common sense with a lil historical reference, is all.

35 posted on 05/16/2014 12:07:27 PM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: dware

Here’s what I’m saying: Operation American Spring is being ignored by people who say elections won’t make a difference. People here are even saying it’s the wrong way to do this. One guy on here even said it was treason. Then every one of them will talk about how electing GOPers will accomplish nothing.


36 posted on 05/16/2014 12:09:51 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Spirochete

Implement “Common sense gun control”.


37 posted on 05/16/2014 12:10:35 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: DanMiller
First thing will be to restore the filibuster, so that Harry Reid can continue to control the Senate from the minority.

-PJ

38 posted on 05/16/2014 12:12:10 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: demshateGod

Do you seriously think our low opinion of the do nothing GOP is the reason they are do nothing?

Please, don’t suggest that the GOP’s upcoming [non] performance in the Senate is somehow our fault because of our low expectations. Which are solidly and logically based on past performance *and* current stupid statements from jerks like Marco Rubio who is already broadcasting intent of corruption. Or Mitch McConnell who has screwed us almost immediately after he got reelected.


39 posted on 05/16/2014 12:16:55 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: molson209

“If GOP takes the Senate, what happens?”

They’ll start the task of insuring that the RATS take back the senate in 2016!


40 posted on 05/16/2014 12:23:26 PM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: DanMiller
If the Republicans take the Senate, they will sit on their fat behinds and play with themselves. They won't do squat, but they will sell out to the Donkeys at every opportunity. Especially if the current list of scumbags are reelected (including McConnell). Senate Republicans, with the exception of a pitiful few, are as worthless as tits on a boar: McConnell, McCain, Graham, et. al.
41 posted on 05/16/2014 12:30:14 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

If GOP takes the Senate, what happens?”

Nothing, absolutely nothing will change, nothing.


If you mean govt will continue to grow, become more despotic, and less accountable then you are correct.

But a lot will happen.


42 posted on 05/16/2014 12:36:24 PM PDT by Geoffrey
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To: DanMiller

If McConnell is Majority “Leader” NOTHING, if someone else Kaiti BAR THE DOOR!


43 posted on 05/16/2014 12:39:14 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: DanMiller

If GOP takes the Senate, what happens?

Which GOP are we talking about? The Ted Cruz wing, or the McConnell post turtles?

"C'mere you Tea Party people! I'm gonna kick your butts!"


44 posted on 05/16/2014 12:47:04 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: DanMiller
What will happen?
The "Republicans" will do everything they can to please Obama and HIS Democrats. The "Republicans" are terrified of being called "racists" by the Democrat Party American media so they will trip all over themselves to kiss Democrat Party ass. I'm really sorry to have to say things like this but the "Republicans have not said or done anything to convince me otherwise.
45 posted on 05/16/2014 12:55:13 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: DanMiller

NOTHING...

The media will drumbeat how HORRIBLE it is that repubs aren’t being Non-Partsian, or “reaching across the aisle”.

The media hysteria will grow to a fever pitch, and they will lament Repubs threatening to use the “Nuclear Option”.

Repubs will eventually fold to the media heat, just like they did before.


46 posted on 05/16/2014 12:57:51 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: DanMiller

McCain and others can take turns running to the media and stabbing the conservatives in the back.


47 posted on 05/16/2014 1:01:11 PM PDT by alternatives?
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To: meadsjn

If McConnell is such a shoe-in, why is he running ads every five minutes on radio and tv here in Louisville. FYI, he is not changing hearts, he is pi$$ing people off.


48 posted on 05/16/2014 1:48:12 PM PDT by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the indian tribes)
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To: BuffaloJack
If the GOP takes the senate it will be business as usual.

With one deadly caveat: AMNESTY

49 posted on 05/16/2014 1:51:46 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: DanMiller
If we take the Senate this year, the Senate Dems will -- as they did the last time the GOP had control -- simply filibuster everything across the board. The difference now is that the Dems set a breathtaking precedent by passing Ocare on reconciliation, and another in using the nuclear option against the filibuster. The Republicans have to be ready to play tit-for-tat.

But that's only half the game. Obama still has the veto. So for two years, even if the Repubicans man up and cast the hard votes, nothing will pass (unless Obama surprises everyone and comes to the table).

So ... the real issue is: what is the best strategy for sweeping the table in 2016? If the congressional pubbies play rope-a-dope, they will infuriate the base, including most here. But if they spend two years passing politically polarizing veto bait, they risk kicking away the 2016 presidential election, with no offsetting legislative gain. That will be a very difficult tightrope to walk.

50 posted on 05/16/2014 2:13:38 PM PDT by sphinx
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