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  •  Looking at House minority next eight years... (2+ / 0-)
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    or quite possibly Senate majority for next six years though.  And house committees are chaired by climate denier nut jobs.  In the senate, I figure most GOP are rational enough - at least behind closed doors.  And if something gets out of the Senate with bi-partisan backing, there is at least some pressure for Boehner to at least put it to a vote on the House floor.  

    "The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self awareness" -Annie Savoy (Bull Durham)

    by Jacoby Jonze on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 10:48:18 AM PST

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    •  I tink it will not be 8 years of minority (0+ / 0-)

      Let the Republicans have a bad year.

      •  Would be nice (0+ / 0-)

        but the point, I think, was the gerrymandered districts make it pretty tough for Dems to take the House until after the next census in 2020.

        Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

        by fenway49 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 04:54:23 PM PST

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        •  At this point it is possible to win the majority (1+ / 0-)
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          the Republican incumbents with less than a 50% of vote in 2012, the Republican incumbents in better than D+2 districts, and some of the Republican incumbets in better districts than R+4 and with less than a 55% of the vote in 2012.

          I would not call it impossible.

          •  Agreed, but (0+ / 0-)

            based on history the GOP probably will do better in 2014 than 2012. 2012 was a presidential year with a Dem incumbent. 6th year midterms tend to show improvement for opposition party. My hope is that the GOP will be so ridiculous this term that voters turn on them big time.

            And of course 2016, '18, etc. who knows what to expect?

            Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

            by fenway49 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 03:56:36 PM PST

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