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Can Democrats and Republicans work together after the election?
CNN ^ | October 17, 2010 | Tom Cohen

Posted on 10/17/2010 3:00:52 PM PDT by An Old Man

Washington (CNN) -- Bipartisanship is in the eye of the beholder, it seems, as Democrats and Republicans ponder how cooperation between them can improve after the upcoming congressional elections. The voting on November 2 is expected to diminish Democratic majorities in both chambers and perhaps cost them control of the House. Whatever the final tally, widespread voter dissatisfaction with the hostile political climate in Washington is evident. Democrats blame Republican intransigence, calling the GOP a "party of no" that has opposed almost every initiative to undermine President Barack Obama's campaign pledge to change Washington politics. Republican leaders say their opposition is a response to a left-leaning agenda pushed by Obama and Democratic leaders that far exceeds what the public wants. In a new development this election cycle, the conservative Tea Party movement wants to throw out both parties, but its agenda aligns it with Republicans in the heated campaigning.

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Why should we?


1 posted on 10/17/2010 3:00:53 PM PDT by An Old Man
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To: An Old Man

Lord, I hope not.


2 posted on 10/17/2010 3:02:02 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: An Old Man

HELL NO


3 posted on 10/17/2010 3:02:05 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: An Old Man

I certainly HOPE NOT!!!!!!!


4 posted on 10/17/2010 3:02:48 PM PDT by PeachyKeen
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To: An Old Man

Agreed. Why should they? They are ideological enemies. (Well, at least they’re SUPPOSED to be ideological enemies, although the (R)s sometimes slip up.)

I want to hear a few (R)s after the election say: Elections have consequences.


5 posted on 10/17/2010 3:02:48 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: An Old Man

By “work together” of course the MSM means the GOP caving to Obama.


6 posted on 10/17/2010 3:03:46 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: An Old Man

Absolutely not...the kind of mandate the Republicans are going to get is not a hard message to understand...OPPOSE ALL THAT OBAMA HAS DONE>>>>FIX IT, AND SPENDING AND INTRUSION MUST BE STOPPED.


7 posted on 10/17/2010 3:04:01 PM PDT by Tribemike1
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To: An Old Man
DEFEAT THE MARXIST BASSTURDS,SEND THEM PACKING AND PROCEED WITH PROSECUTIONS!
8 posted on 10/17/2010 3:04:05 PM PDT by Doogle (IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....PLEASE donate, because it's the RIGHT thing to do)
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To: An Old Man

I hope not! The ‘RATS have shunned the Republicans for the past four years. Now, it’s America’s turn to shun the commie ‘RATS. I want to see Boehner shove that giant gavel up Pelosi’s...


9 posted on 10/17/2010 3:04:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Public Servants Gone Wild".)
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To: An Old Man

No.


10 posted on 10/17/2010 3:05:41 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Hey mo-joe! Here's another one for your collection.)
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To: An Old Man

No! For Dims, politics is a zero sum game.


11 posted on 10/17/2010 3:05:56 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: An Old Man

Oh my, has the media given up on this election? LOL!


12 posted on 10/17/2010 3:05:56 PM PDT by ShandaLear (The price of Obamacare? 30 pieces of silver.)
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To: An Old Man

CNN already setting the table on how the republicans will be mean to the commies.


13 posted on 10/17/2010 3:05:59 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (What do Snap-On and Obama have in common? They're both tools.)
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To: An Old Man
YES WE CAN!

I invite Hussein to repeal the DeathCare bill, cut the federal budget by 25% immediately, and begin the process of weeding out the left-tards in the State and Defense departments.

He also is urged to help dismantle the federal employee labor unions.

If he begins doing these things, we conservatives will not investigate his administration for voter fraud in Illinois and Pennsylvania.

14 posted on 10/17/2010 3:06:00 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: An Old Man

How do you work with people that have proven and are actively trying to destroy the country?


15 posted on 10/17/2010 3:06:37 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: An Old Man

The Rats have nothing to contribute they need shut down,Remember how they were laughing in 2008 we were dead,I really dislike that bunch of filthy Communists.


16 posted on 10/17/2010 3:06:57 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: An Old Man

I sincerely hope not! CommieCrates must be exterminated (politically speaking, of course), therefore the thought of bi{anything} is impossible! Each and everyone of them need to be made to stand in the corner, facing the wall in silence for the duration of their career’s, until they are retired. This is Just Payback for their Treason!


17 posted on 10/17/2010 3:07:33 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: An Old Man
The demorats will have to work under the Gop. DINO, Democrats In Name Only will be the active rats.
18 posted on 10/17/2010 3:08:13 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: An Old Man

I hope not. The Republicans always end up losing everything buy their underwear.


19 posted on 10/17/2010 3:08:19 PM PDT by rushmom
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To: An Old Man

Sure, we can work with them... when their numbers in both houses of Congress are in single digits. The GOP can work with the dems on whether the dems mope the Capitol bathrooms on Thursday or Friday. But nothing more.


20 posted on 10/17/2010 3:08:28 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: An Old Man

No.


21 posted on 10/17/2010 3:09:33 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: An Old Man

I sure hope not


22 posted on 10/17/2010 3:09:44 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: An Old Man

I hope not and I hope in 2012 you get part 2 of throw the bastards out.


23 posted on 10/17/2010 3:09:53 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: An Old Man

Of course we can.

I will personally help pack all of their belonging onto a big truck & speed them on their way.
After that, I will work with them to defeat any other democrats that are hanging around waiting for the MSM to provide cover until the next election. - after all, aren’t a bunch of them saying that they don’t support Pelosi & her policies?


24 posted on 10/17/2010 3:11:16 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I want to see Boehner shove that giant gavel up Pelosi’s...

I don't want to see Boehner doing Pelosi ANY favors...

25 posted on 10/17/2010 3:11:19 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: An Old Man

Democrats’ definition of bipartisanship is for the GOP to rubberstamp the Dems’ communist agenda.


26 posted on 10/17/2010 3:11:35 PM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: NativeNewYorker

Dittos!


27 posted on 10/17/2010 3:11:39 PM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: ScottinVA

mope=mop


28 posted on 10/17/2010 3:11:39 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: An Old Man
"Can Democrats and Republicans work together after the election?"

NO.

29 posted on 10/17/2010 3:12:52 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Obama IS a jackass!)
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To: An Old Man

Why is everyone up in arms about working together. Of course we can and we should work together. . . as long as the socialist rats realize that obamanation is going to end and sanity and conservation of our economy/culture/constitution is to return. As long as the rats cooperate with the coming status quo we can get along just dandy!!!


30 posted on 10/17/2010 3:13:16 PM PDT by parisa
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To: An Old Man

Hell no! Make sure Lindsey “The Homo” Graham get’s that memo.


31 posted on 10/17/2010 3:13:52 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: An Old Man

In-your-face closed door meetings! We have no common ground with commies.


32 posted on 10/17/2010 3:14:52 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: An Old Man

The article used a whole bunch of words to say absolutely nothing.

The dems had their chance to work with pubbies over the last 18 years and refused totally!

Time for the pubbies to fight the fight they were elected to due instead of rolling over and pissing on their bellies luck submissive puppies.


33 posted on 10/17/2010 3:14:59 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: NativeNewYorker

Like expecting someone to work with the Taliban and Al Qaeda; yeah right, who can work with their proven enemies.


34 posted on 10/17/2010 3:16:45 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010. Let's Roll!!!)
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To: NativeNewYorker

The answer us NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.


35 posted on 10/17/2010 3:17:08 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Randy Larsen

Oops...

Due=do

sheesh!


36 posted on 10/17/2010 3:17:36 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: An Old Man

Why should they? How about after all the Progressives are investigated and charged if anything is found...

Let’s clean house, convict the guilty and fix the country!

Let’s face it...we can’t hurt the country if they spend the next two years investigating and now signing anymore spending bills!!!


37 posted on 10/17/2010 3:17:58 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: An Old Man
"Can Democrats and Republicans work together after the election?"

NO.

38 posted on 10/17/2010 3:19:05 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Obama IS a jackass!)
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To: An Old Man

Since this is a “post partisan nation”, there is no need to do so...


39 posted on 10/17/2010 3:19:18 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: NoGrayZone

YES - If the Republican wants to ensure he only serves one term.


40 posted on 10/17/2010 3:19:23 PM PDT by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: Randy Larsen

Luck=like

Not a good spelling day apparently!


41 posted on 10/17/2010 3:19:32 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: mainepatsfan
By “work together” of course the MSM means the GOP caving to Obama.

ABSOLUTELY CORRECT! Now why did it take until the 6th post on this thread for this TRUTH to be written? (The 5 posters above you should be ashamed of themselves..)

42 posted on 10/17/2010 3:19:47 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: An Old Man; upchuck; bamahead; Bokababe; calcowgirl; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; AuntB; ...
(snip)

"I think we're going to have some bipartisanship when it comes to replacing the health care bill with a more moderate approach," Graham said. "You'll see some Democrats and Republicans working early on to try to moderate things."

According to Graham, the Tea Party movement has helped refocus the national political debate on a center-right agenda, but added that conservatives shouldn't get carried away.

"Our Tea Party friends have done us a favor, "Graham said. "But if we talk about doing away with Social Security as part of our agenda, then we're going to lose the public. ... If you get too far right or too far left, you're going to lose the American people."

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Wow...McCain's gang, talking about replacing Obamacare with "a more moderate approach." Tea Partiers needs to give this RINO Graham the electoral zot in 2014.

43 posted on 10/17/2010 3:20:39 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: An Old Man

The ones inside the Beltway already are.

As for the real question - “Can conservatives and liberals work together?”

No.


44 posted on 10/17/2010 3:21:20 PM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: An Old Man

If they do, there will be a LOT more changes in 2012.


45 posted on 10/17/2010 3:21:55 PM PDT by anoldafvet (Bread lines or Assembly lines, your vote, your choice)
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To: usconservative

I think the newly elected Republicans in Congress should work hard to help those Democrats who lost CLEAN OUT THEIR OFFICES AS FAST AS POSSIBLE! There, how is that for working together?


46 posted on 10/17/2010 3:22:59 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: satan
"YES - If the Republican wants to ensure he only serves one term."

If ANY pubic works with ANY lib, he will ONLY be a one termer.

New world emerging. Get with it.

47 posted on 10/17/2010 3:23:48 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Obama IS a jackass!)
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To: An Old Man

Same crap, different year.


48 posted on 10/17/2010 3:24:02 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: An Old Man
Can Democrats and Republicans work together after the election?

Never did...

49 posted on 10/17/2010 3:25:01 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: An Old Man

Whatever happened to freaking Obama saying “We won!” Freaking media twits.


50 posted on 10/17/2010 3:25:43 PM PDT by Luke21
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