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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 09:36 AM
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GOP Candidates Warn Voters About Perils of One-Party Rule (Irony Rules)
Source: Washington Post

On the defensive across the country and staring down an election that could see them reduced to an ineffective minority in the House and the Senate, congressional Republicans are offering a new argument to voters: the danger of single-party rule in the nation's capital.

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In their eleventh-hour appeals for ticket-splitting, Republicans on the campaign trail are warning of Democratic overreach.

"If I lose this seat and one party has control across the board, then you'll see changes," Sen. Norm Coleman told voters last week in Minnesota, where he is trailing comedian-turned-politician Al Franken (D) in several polls. In North Carolina, imperiled Sen. Elizabeth Dole warns in a new television spot that Democrats will "get a blank check" if challenger Kay Hagan wins.

Poll numbers offer the GOP little comfort. The percentage of Americans saying they preferred that the same party control the White House and Congress has reached new highs in the Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll. On Thursday and Friday, the poll showed that 50 percent of likely voters wanted one party to control both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, and that 30 percent preferred split-party rule.

In the House, Democrats could gain 20 to 30 seats, boosting their majority to about 250, and they appear assured of a significant expansion of their Senate ranks.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...



You can't make this shit up!

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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 09:39 AM
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1. Irony, indeed! k&r
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 09:41 AM
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2. I LOVES me this line ....
"If I lose this seat and one party has control across the board, then you'll see changes," Sen. Norm Coleman told voters last week in Minnesota'

Well NO SHIT Norm ..... 'You will see changes', the voters told Norm Coleman .. FORMER Senator of Minnesota ....

Norm ? ... Getting rid of YOU is the change we need .....
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 01:53 PM
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15. Normie the NY Carpetbagger is an embarrassment to my state. n/t
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 02:01 PM
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17. Me too.
Be careful what you wish for, Norm.
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Thor_MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 06:02 AM
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23. Norm, that's precisely what everyone is hoping for.
The only person I know that is still claiming that rethug rule good is my brother-in-law, and I think he is doing it just to piss me off. I'm fairly certain that even he can see what 8 years of neocon policy has brought. He lives in Looneytunes Bachmann's district and probably will settle for voting for her, but I think you Norm, can not count on his vote. You are part of the problem and pandering move to the center (remember when you were democrat?) isn't going to save your career this time.
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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 09:41 AM
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3. yes.. as opposed to one party Repuke rule...... which is OK.. right?
I wonder.. when BO gets elected... will he be able to reverse any of Junior's signing statements? How about reversing the Patriot Act? Any chance of that? Just wondering....
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caraher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 10:02 AM
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7. Signing statements can't possibly be in any way binding on future precedents
Particularly when they simply amount to declarations that the president intends to ignore the law
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enki23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 09:44 AM
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4. everyone, repeat after me: "permanent. republican. majority."
Edited on Sun Oct-26-08 09:44 AM by enki23
thank you.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 09:47 AM
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5. "you'll see changes" said the dumwit
who stopped short of saying "but only for the good"
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 09:48 AM
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6. and this from the bastards that locked Democrats out of rooms?
They're just terrified they're going to get a taste of their own.
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buddysmellgood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 10:24 AM
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8. They could be right. Obama could take office, ignore all warnings of an attack, go
on vacation, attack Egypt, privatize all fire departments, and choke on a pretzel.
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JJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 11:31 AM
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10. ROFL
I completely forgot about the pretzel.

A president that can't eat snacks unsupervised, and they wonder why the country went to hell.
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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 01:32 AM
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21. No no no, choke on a...
fuck, I can't think of any little snack-food native to Chicago!
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Rocknrule Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 11:17 AM
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9. ...
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clear eye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 12:16 PM
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11. We hope we'll "see changes", Norm
That's the point.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 12:28 PM
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12. "As the first 6 years of the decade clearly show you, one-party rule is a disaster...oh wait..."
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 01:17 PM
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13. Golly what a horror!! At least, it sure has been under rePigliCon rule
as we well know.
"Things will change..."
Uh, yeah, Normie...that's the fuckin' POINT, you moran.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 01:51 PM
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14. LOL, these f-wits has no sense of irony.
After 2000 they were been mocking us with crap about a "Permanent Republican Majority" and NOW they are complaining about "one-party rule"? Either they have no irony or else this is part of the "Obama is a Marxist" BS they are spewing, implying Obama is going to turn the US into a single party communist state. :eyes:
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Zuiderelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 01:53 PM
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16. They'll use anything, even evidence of their own corruption, to try to keep some power.
It's not going to work.
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 02:56 PM
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18. from the party that looked forward to hunting Democrats with dogs..
(Phil Gramm per Molly Ivens)
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-26-08 06:08 PM
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19. They never hear what they are saying do they?
idiots.
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demigoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 01:25 AM
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20. how about all those years that Rush Limbaugh said that no democrat should be
elected to anything ever again, not even dogcatcher. I heard him say that plenty of times.
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 01:42 AM
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22. These dipshits are expecting their stupid followers didn't notice the last....
time one party ruled all.

Since these followers are so stupid, they might be on to something.
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