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For Obama, loss of the Senate could be freeing
Wa Po ^ | 7-4-2014 | DANA MILBANK

Posted on 07/05/2014 11:20:40 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

There would be no more excuses for Republicans’ failure to put forward their own health-care plan, immigration proposals, specific cuts to popular government programs, and pet causes involving abortion, birth control and gay rights. This would set up real clashes with Obama — who could employ the veto pen he hasn’t used a single time since Republicans gained control of the House in 2010 — and sharp contrasts that would put him on the winning side of public opinion.

It is not hard to imagine a Republican takeover of the Senate causing conservatives in both chambers to overreach. House Republicans would get more pressure from their base to take a swing at impeachment, because the odds of convicting Obama in the Senate would be better (if still prohibitive). Alternatively, Republican leaders, recognizing that the public will hold them responsible now that they have complete control of Congress, might try to compromise with Obama.

In the first scenario, marauding conservatives drive Republicans to oblivion in 2016 and beyond, putting Hillary Clinton in the White House. In the second scenario, Obama actually accomplishes something in his last two years.

Of course, there is a third scenario, in which a Republican Senate majority only makes Obama miserable.

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If Obama would just lose the MSM.
1 posted on 07/05/2014 11:20:40 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

You can only laugh at the MSM spinning Obama losing the senate as a GOOD THING.

This is as dumb as the media saying Hostages getting killed in Tehran would be good for Jimmah’s legacy.


2 posted on 07/05/2014 11:22:52 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Citizen Zed
There would be no more excuses for Republicans’ failure to put forward their own health-care plan

Again repeating a complete lie.

3 posted on 07/05/2014 11:23:55 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool
Kaiser Health News, Nov. 4, 2009:

House Republicans unveiled their 219-page health care overhaul legislation Tuesday night. The GOP asserts it would lower health care premiums for families and small businesses and that it would be a far less costly and intrusive approach to helping the uninsured than the Democratic proposals in the House and Senate. It is not expected to garner enough support to pass.

4 posted on 07/05/2014 11:26:34 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Citizen Zed

No worries, Harry Reid will be running things until they drag his Fossilized Body out of the Chamber.


5 posted on 07/05/2014 11:30:55 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: Citizen Zed
Obama — who could employ the veto pen he hasn’t used a single time since Republicans gained control of the House in 2010

Not a single time!

I guess Dana Milbank missed it that the Dems have controlled the Senate all that time. Harry Reid wouldn't let anything through that Obama would have to veto.

The rest of Milbank's column is equally dishonest.

6 posted on 07/05/2014 11:38:21 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Citizen Zed

Dana is drinking double purple koolaid shots.


7 posted on 07/05/2014 11:38:59 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: JennysCool

Good post!

BTTT


8 posted on 07/05/2014 11:42:25 PM PDT by dixiechick2000
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To: Citizen Zed

Based on the most recent polls, there is NO reason to believe that the Democrats will lose the Senate.


9 posted on 07/05/2014 11:55:23 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Citizen Zed

I wish we could free him from the White House , permanently


10 posted on 07/06/2014 12:09:17 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: Citizen Zed

Indeed. Impeachment is quite liberating.


11 posted on 07/06/2014 12:09:51 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Ha, you’re so right. But he’ll never lose them. And one has to be pretty far gone to believe that Obama benefits from losing the Senate. We’re used to the MSM trying to delude us. Now, we see that one of their own has decided to delude himself.


12 posted on 07/06/2014 12:27:14 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: zeestephen

Exactly. With RINOs using get out the vote efforts for Demorat voters, not looking likely the Senate will be taken.

The MSM though is already spinning it as a good thing for Obama. That’s a good sign they know something...


13 posted on 07/06/2014 12:27:19 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Citizen Zed

The only way this sentence works is if Obama is NOT a 100% narcissistic traitor, and that ain’t happening.


14 posted on 07/06/2014 12:31:38 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Citizen Zed
Obama has not used the veto pen. This is journalism? Perhaps that is because nothing gets signed by the Senate.

If the Republicans take the Senate, we will see a record number of vetoes and properly so. The real obstructionist will finally be on record.

15 posted on 07/06/2014 12:34:06 AM PDT by Radix ("..Democrats are holding a meeting today to decide whether to overturn the results of the election.")
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To: Citizen Zed

the world is swimming in blood b/c of obama and the left focuses on abortion, birth control and gay rights.

it truly is amazing. so glad Jesus is coming back soon.


16 posted on 07/06/2014 12:36:35 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Citizen Zed
There would be no more excuses for Republicans’ failure to put forward their own health-care plan, immigration proposals, specific cuts to popular government programs, and pet causes involving abortion, birth control and gay rights.

HUH ? They've done all that and all dismissed
17 posted on 07/06/2014 1:53:40 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: Citizen Zed

They said the same crap 20 years ago when Newt and Co. We’re on the verge of running Congressional dems out of town.

I personally think the GOP will fall short this time, but it is enjoyable to watch LiberalLand squirm rationalize their way to self-comfort.


18 posted on 07/06/2014 2:37:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Citizen Zed

“For Obama, loss of the Senate could be freeing”

The fourth option is that Obama loses his job due to the corruption and incompetency!


19 posted on 07/06/2014 2:53:25 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Citizen Zed

Only if the GOP is too gutless to try and impeach the bastard - which is possible


20 posted on 07/06/2014 3:02:32 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: reefdiver

WaPo anticipating impeachment? If it were a conservative WH, they would be leading the effort.


21 posted on 07/06/2014 3:03:26 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: VRWC For Truth

“Dana is drinking double purple koolaid shots.”

It should probably read “Dana is eating purple microdot”


22 posted on 07/06/2014 3:08:56 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Citizen Zed

Like clinton the republican senate will save his a## and elevate him to a great president in his followers eyes


23 posted on 07/06/2014 3:10:16 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: VRWC For Truth
Dana is drinking double purple koolaid shots.


24 posted on 07/06/2014 3:53:17 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Freeing him up, to go to jail. That’s a win-win.


25 posted on 07/06/2014 3:54:36 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Citizen Zed
would put Obama on the winning side of public opinion

Lol. Republicans are dumb but not that dumb. They will pass all kinds of wildly (publicly) popular bills like the Keystone pipeline passage, Obamacare individual mandate repeal, energy exploration (oil fracking coal), EPA oversight, tax cuts, votes on IRS -- all things that Obama is on the wrong side of 70% public approval.
26 posted on 07/06/2014 4:32:27 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: Citizen Zed

First off, the GOP isn’t the radical force this article suggests. Ideally, they would simply start passing bills that finally move the country away from socialism. This would include real step wise immigration reform, an alternative to ACA, and tax a social program reforms. Obamas refusal to sign these bills would then set up the basis for the 2016 Presidential campaign arguments.


27 posted on 07/06/2014 4:46:29 AM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: Citizen Zed

Yes, there would be many things that he would get “for free” in Federal prison.


28 posted on 07/06/2014 4:52:09 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Citizen Zed

He might as well lose the Senate. He lost his mind and that freed him up from dealing with reality.


29 posted on 07/06/2014 5:06:58 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Citizen Zed

PROPAGANDA in our Time!

The US News has yet again demonstrated why it cannot be trusted - EVER!

So glad I don’t watch those idiots anymore...2 hrs to get 3 news stories while the rest of it is stupid issues and commercials...


30 posted on 07/06/2014 5:24:48 AM PDT by BCW (Amazon Books: "Babylon's Covert War" - the Iraq conflict explained in detail - by JH White)
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To: JennysCool

Don’t forget the Republican gay marriage plan and their IRS expansion!

Liberals are so delusional they assume everyone agrees with them.


31 posted on 07/06/2014 5:29:35 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends)
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To: Citizen Zed
"For Obama, loss of the Senate could be freeing"

Let's give it a try, shall we?

32 posted on 07/06/2014 5:33:35 AM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Citizen Zed

Let’s free Mr. Obama, BIG TIME (As in he should lose the Senate by a large margin..)!


33 posted on 07/06/2014 6:17:56 AM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Citizen Zed
because the odds of convicting Obama in the Senate would be better (if still prohibitive). Alternatively, Republican leaders, recognizing that the public will hold them responsible now that they have complete control of Congress, might try to compromise with Obama.

Prohibitive in what way Dana? If Bush 43 had done all the illegal things 0 bummer has done, you and the rest of the SRM would have been screaming for impeachment. Compromise with the idiot in chief? Up yours Dana. I'd have him turning boulders into powder for the rest of his live in Ft Leavenworth, with mooch next to him.

34 posted on 07/06/2014 6:29:02 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Got a headache reading the first 100 replies out of 3k+ at the site. I should take up debating, just can’t get this spider-web brain of mine to take one point at a time.


35 posted on 07/06/2014 8:13:55 AM PDT by huldah1776
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