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Polls have just closed in NC,OH and PA and indications are the TEA party has begun its doom stampede with Rand Paul the projected winner in Kentucky.

This thread is for all comments on the US Midterms ,whether or not its Good for tourism or Vote1 "insert young gaize here" is up to Forumers,but please try and keep it half serious.

Will have more updates later.
 

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That Obama hype faded fast. Shouting "Yes we can" continually must be exciting, but you need something to back it up.

I think it's a bit unfair some in the US are trying to portray him as Stalin just for wanting to introduce what a lot of other major democracies like ourselves consider a basic part of government, decent health care for all.

US politics seems a bit odd, but I like they way their politicians seem a lot more willing to cross party lines for matters of conscience.
 

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That's the problem with slogans that are supposed to get the public excited. When they are followed up with disappointment (see also the Rudd election), it can come back to bite the pollies in the arse if the opposition are competant.
 

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The House of Representatives has fallen to the Republicans 237 to Democrat 198 contibuting margin of error 13 seats in doubt.

Nancy Pelosi Is gone.
 

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Senate
48 Democrat
45 Republican
7 Toss-ups

House
167 Democrat
224 Republican
44 Toss-ups

Governors
12 Democrat
27 Republican
11 Toss-ups
 

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I read an interesting article today saying that because of the rise of the Tea Party, the Republican movement will try to lean even further right, thus giving the Democrats more of the spectrum (for want of a better term) and an eventual advantage when it comes to the next election. Apparently similar situations ocurred in the 80's with Reagan and the 90's with Clinton's first mid-terms.
 

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America has had a long taste of extreme socialism under Obama and they have rejected it because it has failed! People should be free to not have to have health cover and imposing it on people has pissed them off. It is clear that more banking freedoms are needed going forward!

Oh, and dero, you need to dob on the people making comments in the tags about you, you whiny s0ftc/ock!
 

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There was an interesting show (I think on SBS) last night that talked about (closeted) gay politicians being vehemently anti-gay in public and votes. Not that it is a surprise that it happens though.
 

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That Obama hype faded fast. Shouting "Yes we can" continually must be exciting, but you need something to back it up.
How much "change" is seen as enough? The Republicans would have, no matter what, said that he didn't "change" the country in the way he campaigned he would. But remember. He's been in office for less than two years. And what has he done? Made it easier for workers to sue for discrimination, made it harder for credit card companies to suddenly increase interest rates, regulated the tabacco industry, reshaped student loan bureaucracy, made hate-crimes because of sexual orientation illegal, gave health-care to 4 million children (that's ALL of Sydney's population), cash for clunkers - the American auto industry has been saved, almost universal health-care (95% covered), tripled the size of America's national service programmes, the Stimulus bill that was the single largest tax cut. Ever. The single largest investment in renewable energy. Ever. The single largest investment in Education. Ever. The financial reform bill, protecting the jobs of people and curbing Wall Street recklessness. Helped veterans more than ever before with three separate bills to give greater health-care and options to veterans and their carers. 25 separate tax cuts, they passed a significant land conservation bill, created a consumer financial protection agency, they shrunk the federal deficit.

That's change. Even if it hasn't been seen.
 

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That Obama hype faded fast. Shouting "Yes we can" continually must be exciting, but you need something to back it up.

I think it's a bit unfair some in the US are trying to portray him as Stalin just for wanting to introduce what a lot of other major democracies like ourselves consider a basic part of government, decent health care for all.

US politics seems a bit odd, but I like they way their politicians seem a lot more willing to cross party lines for matters of conscience.
Americans actually think Capitalism is a fully realised concept, as opposed to the reality of it being a utopian ideal.

Obama was never going to alter the system of corporatism that elected him, neither will the stupid tea party movement.

America needs compulsory voting, their nation isn't as divided as it's politics. It's politics are divisive, radicals and true believers control the base and governments are elected by a minority. Even Obama was only elected on the back of an election in which 61% of eligible voters turned out, no wonder they get such bi-polar and reactionary election results.
 

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Yes we can!

er... more like...

No we can't!

That's your new motto right there.

And compulsory voting blows, if you don't care, don't vote. Why should people be made to vote if they don't want to, especially with the quality of the candidates we get.
 

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Yeah, those are some mad accomplishments, ...for me to poop on!



Oh, I forgot, he won the Nobel Peace Prize didn't he, lol:



I mean seriously, has anybody heard of *anything* that's happened since he got elected.
 

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Yeah, those are some mad accomplishments, ...for me to poop on!
Watch the foul language please. That kind of disgusting diatribe has no place in our skybar.
I mean seriously, has anybody heard of *anything* that's happened since he got elected.
Incase you're unable to scroll up:

How much "change" is seen as enough? The Republicans would have, no matter what, said that he didn't "change" the country in the way he campaigned he would. But remember. He's been in office for less than two years. And what has he done? Made it easier for workers to sue for discrimination, made it harder for credit card companies to suddenly increase interest rates, regulated the tabacco industry, reshaped student loan bureaucracy, made hate-crimes because of sexual orientation illegal, gave health-care to 4 million children (that's ALL of Sydney's population), cash for clunkers - the American auto industry has been saved, almost universal health-care (95% covered), tripled the size of America's national service programmes, the Stimulus bill that was the single largest tax cut. Ever. The single largest investment in renewable energy. Ever. The single largest investment in Education. Ever. The financial reform bill, protecting the jobs of people and curbing Wall Street recklessness. Helped veterans more than ever before with three separate bills to give greater health-care and options to veterans and their carers. 25 separate tax cuts, they passed a significant land conservation bill, created a consumer financial protection agency, they shrunk the federal deficit.

That's change. Even if it hasn't been seen.
 

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America has had a long taste of extreme socialism under Obama and they have rejected it because it has failed! People should be free to not have to have health cover and imposing it on people has pissed them off. It is clear that more banking freedoms are needed going forward!

Oh, and dero, you need to dob on the people making comments in the tags about you, you whiny s0ftc/ock!
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yeh it is ^ Lancedrive is a great troll.

In other news, American politics is fucked. Obama has faced an uphill battle because of congress and people don't see it, it's going to get worse.

Watching/reading news stories on US politics actually shits me to tears, so much of the country seem like mislead ignorant idiots and i pity thy.

The US car industry is pathetic, he should've let it rot to death.

+1 for compulsory voting
 
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