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So how moderate are our new Democratic overlords? (VANITY)
Me ^ | November 8, 2006 | Me

Posted on 11/07/2006 10:10:21 PM PST by Dont Mention the War

Okay, here's my vanity for the evening.

Looking past the (D)s after all the names of tonight's winners, where do you think most of them stand ideologically? I'm trying to see some hope in that many of the true worst of the worst did not succeed (e.g. Ned Lamont, the media darling but not-qualified-enough-yet Harold Ford, Jr., that icky Wetterling person who is just plain incompetent to serve, etc.). From my perusal of the winners, most of the newcomers seem to be closer to the semirational DLC wing of the party than from the wacko Pelosi/MoveOn/DU/Kos moonbat wing of the Democratic Party.

If I'm right, we can at least take solace in that 1) we can work with these people to some extent, and at worst expect gridlock, which ain't all that bad in and of itself, and b) the moonbats will quickly become even more insane than ever, once they realize these people are too moderate to give them what they want (a pullout from Iraq, Bush impeachment hearings, etc.).

So what say you?


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1 posted on 11/07/2006 10:10:22 PM PST by Dont Mention the War
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To: Dont Mention the War

Need more info to adequately respond.


2 posted on 11/07/2006 10:11:31 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Dont Mention the War

They are all mad as Captain Ahab.


3 posted on 11/07/2006 10:11:41 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Dont Mention the War
So how moderate are our new Democratic overlords?

The President, the GOP and the War on Terror took one right in the two hole today. That's how moderate they are.

Welcome to 1975.
4 posted on 11/07/2006 10:12:14 PM PST by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the RINOs in terror before me.)
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To: Dont Mention the War
They are extreme leftists. They feel emboldened now that the Natural Order Of Things has been rightfully restored. And the Drive Bys/MSM will never criticize them.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

5 posted on 11/07/2006 10:13:13 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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The US has definately changed...and not for the better...but...BUSH is still POSTUS at least for another couple of years, so, there is hope.

Folks, sometimes the bad guys win...they won tonight...but that doesnt mean they'll win tomorrow or the next day.


6 posted on 11/07/2006 10:13:39 PM PST by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: Dont Mention the War

It matters little what the true ideology of newcomers may be. If they want to survive in the Congress, they "go along to get along". They'll have to kowtow to the whims of the Pelosi and Reid agenda (yes, Reid... the senate is lost too.)

On the plus side, this wasn't at all unexpected, not just from a punditry standpoint, but from a historical standpoint. Sixth year midterms almost always go big against the party in power. If one were to try to put a positive spin on this, it does give the leftists two years to show their true colors and lack of ideas before the next big election.


7 posted on 11/07/2006 10:14:57 PM PST by Jokelahoma (Animal testing is a bad idea. They get all nervous and give wrong answers.)
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To: Dont Mention the War

What's this "we" stuff?

We're more than likely going to lose the Senate too; nobody's going to be "working" with us about jack.


8 posted on 11/07/2006 10:15:14 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Dont Mention the War
Bank this:

This election guarantees a Republican president in 08'.

The Republicans can now play offense again and we'll see how an aimless Democratic party implodes trying to come of as moderate and fiscally conservative with the moonbats biting at their heals.

Romney is in the catbird seat.

9 posted on 11/07/2006 10:15:17 PM PST by zarf
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This is a Disaster for America and the World and makes me question the wisdom of our democracy. The Democrats, given power will destroy the nation and therefore for the sake of our nation is should be considered if the Democrats should be seated by the current GOP Leadership. Such an action would look bad for the GOP but would be the best for America.


10 posted on 11/07/2006 10:15:51 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: zarf
This election guarantees a Republican president in 08'.

It will never happen.

Hillary won tonight.

11 posted on 11/07/2006 10:16:30 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Dont Mention the War

I just hope the Dems are somewhat reasonable and constructive and don't indulge their inner moonbat as they have been doing the past few years. We shall see.


12 posted on 11/07/2006 10:16:39 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: kinoxi
Agreed -- we need to see what they will really do.If they are wise they will proceed with caution

If they decide to over turn and destroy everything at one their coming into power will be short lived.

13 posted on 11/07/2006 10:17:07 PM PST by Rocketman (Study to show thyself approved . .)
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To: Dont Mention the War

Individually, it does not matter. The party as a whole has the place now.


14 posted on 11/07/2006 10:17:18 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger (I'm not paranoid. But everyone thinks I am.)
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To: Dont Mention the War

They aren't Zell Miller or even Leiberman. They are fakes that ran on conservatism, and could do it and win, because the GOP failed to govern as the real deal for a contrast.

Expect nothing good from their aisle.


15 posted on 11/07/2006 10:18:11 PM PST by Soul Seeker (Kobach: Amnesty is going from an illegal to a legal position, without imposing the original penalty.)
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on NPR they said most of the impcoming new house members are more moderate then the democratic leaders


16 posted on 11/07/2006 10:19:06 PM PST by janetjanet998
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To: trumandogz
This is a Disaster for America and the World and makes me question the wisdom of our democracy.

Nonsense. The Democrats have an opportunity to remake themselves in the eyes of the American people. Can they do it and appeal to the South? Fat chance, but it can only be good for the country for the Dims to be forced to appeal to a wider cross section of the country.

The Pubs need to lick their wounds and get back to what got em into power.

Losing is not altogether a bad thing.

17 posted on 11/07/2006 10:19:55 PM PST by zarf
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To: Howlin
Hillary is going to run for President tomorrow morning. Assuming she gets nominated, the Democrats have the Northeast, the Midwest and the Pacific Coast locked up. They can concentrate on Florida and the Rocky Mountain States and Arizona to put her over the top. If you think the Democrats are bad, you ain't see nothing yet.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

18 posted on 11/07/2006 10:19:56 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: zarf
Bank this: This election guarantees a Republican president in 08'. The Republicans can now play offense again and we'll see how an aimless Democratic party implodes trying to come of as moderate and fiscally conservative with the moonbats biting at their heals. Romney is in the catbird seat.

I don't care who thinks I'm a pollyanna--you're correct.

I just hope there's an America here for the Republican candidate to lead in 2009.

19 posted on 11/07/2006 10:20:08 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Republican, atheist, pro-lifer, stranded in Blue Boston)
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