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ELECTION: It might be Republicans’ turn next time

Letter by Robert Randle, Tacoma on Nov. 4, 2010 at 11:07 am with 13 Comments »
November 4, 2010 2:10 pm

This time the pollsters and pundits essentially had it right – namely, that the Democrats would get trounced at the polls, which they did. The No. 1 issue among voters is the economy. To a great extent, it is about President Obama not living up to his campaign promises and getting so caught up in trying to solve these unexpected financial crises all at once that he lost his focus.

What is uncertain at this early stage is how much of an influence that the tea party had in the outcome and whether Sarah Palin is a political “kingmaker” or not. After all, Christine O’Donnell lost in Delaware, Sharon Angle lost Nevada, Carly Fiorina lost in California, Carl Paladino lost in New York, and Joe Miller is behind in Alaska. To be sure, several candidates backed by the tea partiers won, but in roughly half of those contests, these were formerly or presently red states or districts anyway.

It is going to be interesting to see how John Boehner, as the upcoming House majority leader, will work with his own Republican Party, the tea party, President Obama and angry Democrats to pass any significant legislation, since he doesn’t believe in compromise.

As the old saying goes, what goes around comes around. It just might be that in another couple of years, it will be the Republicans and their tea party surrogates who will be job hunting.

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  1. sincere says:

    Robert,if you look at who really doesn,t believe in compromise,look no farther than the poor excuse we have for a leader,the President!He claimed he welcomed bipartisement,but it seem his idea of that phrase is,what ever I offer,you are supposed to go along with my idea,no matter how radical it is.

  2. The President has been more the generous in his offers to meet with the Party Of NO. They are the ones who refuse to meet, let alone discuss possible compromises. And now they say the only acceptable comprmise is the President’s complete and total surrender to their views.

  3. “It is going to be interesting to see how John Boehner, as the upcoming House majority leader, will work with his own Republican Party, the tea party, President Obama and angry Democrats to pass any significant legislation, since he doesn’t believe in compromise.”

    Is this true? If so, I just became his biggest fan, but the second he votes with a lib, I am out and he will be put out as well.

  4. IS – well it is clear who has the best interest of the Country in mind. And it is not you, the Republicans, or the Tea Party. Actually, I sort of hope the radical right does stick to the ‘no compromise’ belief. The back flow that washes them out in 2012 will make 2010 look like ripples in a bathtub.

  5. Then you should support ALL my posts in the hope that you are right and encourage all of us to continue, just as I have encouraged Obomba to go full-tilt marxist as all of us conservatives know he wants to.

  6. IS – the only things I support are the Constitution, the United States of American, and her citizens (especially those earning less than $200,000 per year).

    The only thing necessary for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing.

  7. Roncella says:

    It seems Many Dems. who post here are sore losers. Reading their posts of angry coments and negative assertions for Republicans, is disappointing.

    In every election there are winners and losers, the public has spoken with their votes. Now its time for Obama and the Dems. to listen, and stop calling the voters stupid and racist.

  8. Ronnie – read the posts and comments. Most of the angry comments, negative assertions, and calling voters stupid are from the RADICAL RIGHT.

  9. 2006 – big change voted by electorate
    2008 – big change voted by electorate
    2010 – big change voted by electorate

    Seems to me that both Parties should be concerned, the electorate might finally realized that the lessor of two evils is an evil.

  10. BB – both need to spend way less time playing politics, and devote time to finding ways and means to fix our busted economy.

  11. Sumner401 says:

    roncella, the right ‘win’ wasn’t nearly big enough to force the Democrats to sell their soles and become the ugly republicans you want them to.

    If anything the election was a signal to the right that they can be replaced if they don’t show some real progress. Look not at the party that won/lost but WHO lost and WHO won. Moderate Democrats lost, evil progressive Democrats won. Radical right lost, the tea whiners were soundly rejected nation wide.
    And with the obstructionist policies of the GOP we know they can not show progress.

  12. sumner – if they sold their soles they would have to go barefoot.

    Sorry…..had to take it

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