How Should Republicans react to midterms?

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The republican house has passed over 100 bills that are sitting in the senate waiting to be considered for votes.  Many on promises they have made.

 

There are still 2 months before the democrats take over.  Congress should not go into recess until they have pushed as much legislation through as possible.

 

They can hold of on judges in the senate as they now have a bit of a larger majority coming in and won't have to count on the Collinses and Murkowskis of the world to get good judges through.

 

They should focus on getting bills sitting around passed before they expire when the new congress comes in on 1/2.

 

They should pass their 10% middle class tax cut quickly.  They can get that through in the next few weeks if they push it.

 

Redo a CR/Budget for 2019 that tightens up the spending and cuts out ludicrous items such as funding Planned Parenthood (a PRIVATE company, btw should receive half a BILLION dollars annually of taxpayer funding)

 

Take care of the business they should have done over the past 2 years and they might not have lost the seats they did.

 

They should note that those that supported Trump and he campaigned for almost all won.  I believe only Heller in Nevada and Morrisey in NJ that Trump campaigned for lost, and that was just barely.  Most of those that lost didn't have Trump come in and help.  They should take that as an indicator that obstruction isn't what Americans want.

 

The only reason Pelosi has switched to "Impeachment is off the table" is because she saw there was not overwhelming support for the hate Trump platform and it isn't a winning strategy.  It won't stop all the new investigations that will be launched by Schiff and company who will now be in charge.  Republicans need to wrap up the investigations with the indictment recommendations pushed to the DOJ prior to 1/1

Comments

opher goodwin Added Nov 8, 2018 - 1:47pm
Gosh - we wouldn't want planned parenthood would we. What a thought. Contraception might reduce WASP numbers! Perhaps planned parenthood for specific groups?
Yep - get those tax cuts in! Build that deficit - destroy all public services!
Stone-Eater Added Nov 8, 2018 - 1:54pm
 
Oph
 
You're in the UK and I'm in Switzerland right now. So let them deal with their bullshit. We better concentrate on quitting NATO and let them globalist assholes control their own hemisphere.
 
I like the Russians. They're our European brothers. What these ex-Brits and whatever people do across the pond has to pass us like a fart.
Stone-Eater Added Nov 8, 2018 - 1:57pm
Got that Kenny ? Do whatever you like over there, build a wall and kill all who don't hail the flag. But leave the rest of the world alone, and don't think that the US can rule the planet. Other empires had that dream and it fucked up.
 
Learn.
FacePalm Added Nov 8, 2018 - 2:03pm
Ken-
Good points.
What gripes my gizzard the most about Planned Parenthood is that they use a SIZABLE portion of what they've received from taxpayers to lobby Congresscretins.  That, and despite their claims to provide "counseling" and services OTHER than abortion, most clinics offer ONLY abortion, as verified by more than one investigator who called in, seeking counseling, only to be told that it wasn't offered.
 
i certainly agree about the investigations, but i read recently that should the stonewalling continue past January next year insofar as rooting out the corruption in State, DoJ and FBI(among other agencies), then Trump can always de-classify and publish that which they wish to keep hidden.  AFAIK, classifying anything in order to conceal a crime is a crime in and of itself, and all such who have done so need to be prosecuted.
 
For example, both Snowden and Manning revealed tens of thousands of felonies committed by USG agents, but guess how many of these have been so much as ARRESTED, much less prosecuted?
 
Yep, you're hearing crickets.
 
i also agree that had Congress moved at "Trump Speed" instead of the RINOs (and naturally, voting-bloc dems) transparently obvious success at slowing things to a crawl, much more could have been done.  Funding for the Wall, an end to the disaster of D'OhBamacare, and many other things could have been done to fulfill the promises Trump made during the campaign - but in less than 2 years, he's made good on what - 75% of what he promised?  More?  Definitely more than the vast majority of officeholders EVER follow through with...and WAY faster, too.
 
Overall, what with the 40+ republicans retiring, Trump did remarkably well in the midterms; retaining control of the Senate should speed the approval of federal judges loyal to the Constitution, as well, which may be his most important legacy...not to mention the multiple other offices that still need filling.
 
i think that insofar as the investigations into the fed agencies redolent of corruption, House republicans should make a beeline for the Oval, and ask Trump's help in getting what they want in order to fulfill their oversight mandate, then rid those places of the bad apples.  Trump can certainly exercise his power as Commander-in-Chief to get things done, even if he has to order a detachment of Marines to surround every building and search room-to-room for what has been demanded.
 
The House seems to have passed quite a few bills for the Senate to consider, but it appears the Senator's time was deliberately taken up on distractions like the Kavanaugh circus to prevent/slow down their consideration and passage.  Don't know what other roadblocks are extant, but now, the pressure is building like water in a blocked pipe; Senators need to get a move on before there's a flood.
Autumn Cote Added Nov 8, 2018 - 2:20pm
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Ken Added Nov 8, 2018 - 3:07pm
Autumn - I have 1500 comments including 5-10 today alone.  That should be sufficient
Autumn Cote Added Nov 8, 2018 - 3:18pm
The rule is that you have to comment on the work of others.  I perused your comment history and didn't notice any for several days.  
Ken Added Nov 8, 2018 - 3:19pm
Gosh - we wouldn't want planned parenthood would we. What a thought. Contraception might reduce WASP numbers!
 
And again the ideological "scientist" completely ignores the facts.  Most PP clinics are located in or near minority communities
 
This has been stated many times before but doesn't fit your narrative does it?  Margaret Sanger formed PP to go with her Eugenics agenda and it has faithfully moved forward with that.
 
More than half of all black pregnancies in NYC are aborted.
 
Blacks are 14% of the population but 35% of abortions
 
But yea, It is all about the WASP, huh?  MORON
 
get those tax cuts in! Build that deficit - destroy all public services!
 
Again you show your complete ignorance of America.  Hundreds of billions are wasted by the bureaucracy every year.  That is on top of many programs which they shouldn't even be responsible for, including entire agencies such as the Department of Education, HUD, and many others.  The fact that you believe the government should be in control of everything and is incredibly efficient, that just isn't true, but then, neither is virtually any position you take.
 
It is amazing how frequently a supposed "scientist" will pipe in with NO facts to back up his response.
Ken Added Nov 8, 2018 - 3:27pm
I perused your comment history and didn't notice any for several days.  
 
I just looked at my history and had 4 on other articles today alone prior to posting this, I was out yesterday after the long election day thread, but even on the 6th there are multiple posts on other articles in between all of my election thread posts.  I consistently comment on other articles
Autumn Cote Added Nov 8, 2018 - 3:34pm
Thanks to your recent comment in Troll Hunter's article, we're good.  Many thanks for your participation with Writer Beat!
opher goodwin Added Nov 8, 2018 - 3:38pm
Ken - it is known as humour.
opher goodwin Added Nov 8, 2018 - 3:39pm
Stone - unfortunately the smell of that fart lingers and affects us all!
John Minehan Added Nov 8, 2018 - 4:24pm
Of primary importance: be prepared to do the right thing about Trump.  Doing that in '74 meant there was still a GOP in 1980 for Ronald Reagan to lead. 
 
---Take the hit at the polls in '20 to be able to go on.
 
---Have a decent idea to counter Medicare for All, which is not Medicare and is not for all and is a bad idea. But you won't beat something bad with . . . nothing.
 
---Reach out to entrepreneurs and small business people of whatever ethnic stock.  Become the "Party of Main Street" again (and remember "Main Street" = "Gunhill and Fordham Road."    
FacePalm Added Nov 8, 2018 - 4:27pm
First, it's "humor," no "u."
Second, who is this "all" you're referring to?  What it affects is America, and has zip-point-shit to do with either Switzerland OR the UK.
MYOB, globalist.  Last time i checked, the UK has plenty of problems that need your attention and expertise.
Jeff Michka Added Nov 8, 2018 - 6:08pm
Ah, Kenny and Faced drop their bottoms to moon us with their ERW bravado, but have nothing of substance to offer save love of tax cuts, and yeah, they really love the idea of shutting down Planned Parenthood.  That would hurt the tribe of "the Others" and make Faced and Kenny's tribe of angry dogs "happy."  And Faced, once again, shows his extreme rightist ignorance trying to correct opher's use of a u in humour, but doesn't get it.  opher should damn well grow up and speak....American, of course.  Faced ought to keep his ERW mouth shut to quit drawing flies, but we know Faced won't.  And hate to say it again, John M, but there are no more "republicans," they've become the Trumpist Party.  As long as "angry white people' can get looped in by a reality TV star, the "republicans" of old will never be back.
Cullen Kehoe Added Nov 8, 2018 - 6:10pm
Make Trump sign a contract not to log into Twitter. 
Ken Added Nov 8, 2018 - 6:18pm
Why Cullen?  Yea he tweets some stupid stuff, but when 90% of all media is negative and even 54% of fox stories are negative - how is he supposed to get his side out there?
Jeff Michka Added Nov 8, 2018 - 6:43pm
By not being a raving lunatic on camera, Kenny?  His anger yesterday was quite clear despite his victory talk. He was rejected by the loss of the House and had to get back at those that denied his coronation in the midterms.  Even ol "I'm so smart" Kenny applauds like a trained seal at Orange shitbag's Twitter crap.  Gee, Kenny are you a TINO?  Trumpist In Name Only?  Horrors!!!
Cullen Kehoe Added Nov 8, 2018 - 7:11pm
@Ken - The key is if Trump could stop the stupid Twitter posts. 
 
A week before the election, when EVERYONE was telling him to take it down a notch, he doubled-down on the 'fake news is the enemy of the people' thing over Twitter. Now I personally don't have a problem with that but he knows it's been interpreted in many quarters as the media is the enemy of the people, and it caused more freaking out across society. 
 
There had been a shooting which, again, I don't think Trump can be blamed for. But it wasn't unreasonable for prominent voices in America society to say "let's just take this down a notch, just in case there are more crazy people out there". This again, isn't unreasonable. 

But Trump doubles down on his 'fake news is the enemy'. This guy acts like a 2 year old sometimes, even when people are getting hurt. Crazies are sending bombs through the mail. 
 
Do you disagree? If he can't be mature enough to act like an adult, then just stop the Tweets altogether. 
Ken Added Nov 8, 2018 - 7:15pm
Cullen - what flipped the senate was Kavanaugh.  Without that it may even have been lost.
 
What flipped the house was democrats lying about healthcare and how those evil republicans were going to take awa pre-existing conditions and other parts.  None of which was actually true, but they were incredibly well funded by folks like Soros, Tom Steyer and millions from hollywood.  Republicans were outspent 2-1, 3-1, 4-1 almost everywhere, and while the democrats are always the ones complaining about all this huge funding of republicans, they don't ever point out they are major beneficiaries from most of the billionaires and all of the unions....
Flying Junior Added Nov 9, 2018 - 3:33am
They should pass their 10% middle class tax cut quickly.  They can get that through in the next few weeks if they push it.
 
First you stated that there are over 100 bills passed by the House waiting for a vote in the Senate.  Okay, but then you lead with the above statement.  Are you perhaps confusing this idea with the bill to make the tax changes permanent for individuals and small businesses that was passed by the House?
 
Because from what I understand, any bill to cut middle class taxes has not yet been written.  Your naïveté is adorable.  I doubt that is what the republicans have in mind as far as ramming through legislation before Christmas.  This 10% tax cut was just a lie on the part of the monster to shore up votes in the mid-terms.
 
Americans really are not that stupid.  Why didn't the republican party simply pass a nice tax cut for the middle class instead of perpetrate the Great Republican Tax Heist of 2017?  Because they don't give a damn about rank and file Americans.  What's more, they don't care if our national debt doubles.  They are in it for themselves, nothing more.  Sequestration?  Cuts to Medicare and Social Security?  The furthest things from their minds.

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Flying Junior Added Nov 9, 2018 - 3:35am
$21,705,353 million.  Come on $22 trillion!  Yay.



Stone-Eater Added Nov 9, 2018 - 7:05am
Face
 
Second, who is this "all" you're referring to?  What it affects is America, and has zip-point-shit to do with either Switzerland OR the UK.
 
First. humour is British English, as even me as a German speaker knows.
 
Second - as long as US policies influence the whole planet, and therefore us as well, we have all the right to criticize.
 
Given you know that a world exists outside of the US, hombre LOL
opher goodwin Added Nov 9, 2018 - 11:29am
Face - no it's Humour. I think we invented the language and still hold the right to spell it properly. Americans have bastardised it but I'm English. I spell it how it should be spelt.
U Americans seem to keep missing U. Here in Britain we don't miss U.
British English (e.g., colour, flavour, behaviour, harbour, honour, humour, labour, neighbour, rumour, splendour) end in -or in American English (color, flavor, behavior, harbor, honor, humor, labor, neighbor, rumor, splendor).
I mean - how can there be American English? Isn't that an oxymoron? Or does it just miss the oxy?
FacePalm Added Nov 9, 2018 - 12:39pm
First. humour is British English, as even me as a German speaker knows.
 
i know this; if i was presuming to tell Germans how to run THEIR lives, i'd learn and use THEIR language when doing so - though they'd have a perfect right to reject such impertinence.
 
Also, the results of the midterms have zip point shit to do with the EU or any OTHER place on planet earth. 
 
D'Ohper-
If you don't like criticism of your critiques, go fix England and the UK, and MYOB.  i'm certain they'd welcome your input and expertise...well, after you're fined for daring to exercise free speech on the internet which "offends" anyone at all, ever, that is...
Ken Added Nov 9, 2018 - 12:44pm
Are you perhaps confusing this idea with the bill to make the tax changes permanent for individuals and small businesses that was passed by the House?
 
No, this is a separate proposal they made for a 10% across the board middle class tax cut.  The tax cuts can only be made permanent if they don't have to pass them through reconciliation and get 60 votes in the senate.  Unless the democrats come on board that won't happen
 
The great republican tax heist of 2017?  What exactly did they heist?  You are twisting it as an outright lie.  Taxation is theft of earnings from the worker.  Giving it back to the companies and workers that actually produce it is anything but a heist.
 
Spending is a problem in both parties, by far more in the democrat than the republican, however.  A denial of that is a denial of reality.  The democrats are the ones that keep pushing programs that increase the size and cost of government massively. FDR, LBJ, Obama specifically
Stone-Eater Added Nov 9, 2018 - 1:05pm
Face
 
Also, the results of the midterms have zip point shit to do with the EU or any OTHER place on planet earth. 
 
Forget your zip shit nada crap. US politics DO influence what happens in Europe. Europe is an inofficial US colony, especially Germany. Get your history act together or, if not interested, keep on watchinn orange soap operas.
 
Ken Added Nov 9, 2018 - 2:03pm
Europe is an inofficial US colony, especially Germany.
 
If that were true, Merkel would have cut off the Russian Oil pipelin eas Trump suggested and that would sweep Putin out of power by destroying the russian economy that depends almost wholly on that to survive.
Autumn Cote Added Nov 9, 2018 - 2:48pm
Please accept my apology, I thought you hadn't commented on the work of others and after perusing your comment history more closely, I see that you did.  Many thanks for your participation with Writer Beat!
FacePalm Added Nov 9, 2018 - 2:50pm
You're in Switzerland, right, SE?
Tell me how this midterm election has affected ANYTHING AT ALL in Switzerland, and i'll concede the point.
 
i agree that Germany has definitely been negatively impacted by various US policies, especially using "Operation Mockingbird"-type ops to infiltrate German media and promote CIA propaganda.  William Colby, former head of the CIA, said "We own everyone of significance in the major media," and he did not limit his remark to just the US.
 
They're still doing it via CNN and most MSM media here...but this is not the desire of Americans; it's the desire of globalists who've infested various USG agencies and have been using US power to terrorize and rule countries we have no business in.   Same deal with Afghanistan, where CIA cretins are engaging in the opium/heroin trade, probably assisted by the Bush family and the corporation they control, the Carlyle Group, among others, like those who make Oxycontin, Oxycodone, and the like. 
 
Some of us are working on cleaning up our crap.   George H.W. Bush, the elder, did not get the nickname "Poppy" because he was a good dad.  The CIA - which he used to head - has been caught multiple times bringing in drugs and selling them in this country to not only fund their "black ops," but also to enrich themselves at the cost of millions of ruined lives, both the addicts and the victims they rob.
 
i was a strong supporter of Ron Paul, especially his idea that America should close ALL their foreign bases and bring our people home.  Of course, the deep state cretins and their mouthpieces in MSM sabotaged and reported false or no information to freeze him out of the nomination run back then.
 
What's going on behind the scenes is a literal war between the globalists and the nationalists, the collectivists and the individualists, between those who believe NO ONE has any rights, only conditional privileges issued by a fictional entity(State or Party, makes no difference) and those who are equally certain, as were the Founding Fathers, that Our Rights come from Our common Creator, and no man nor body of men - which is what makes them Unalienable - between those who think government should be master of the people, and those who believe government should be servant TO the People.
 
It's a winner-take-all fight, and it's sweeping the planet.
rycK the JFK Democrat Added Nov 9, 2018 - 3:14pm
Celebrate the midterms! Gridlock is here and we can make the most of it. Stifle the left!
Jeffrey Kelly Added Nov 9, 2018 - 3:15pm
 
10% tax cut, why not something higher? Why only the middle class?  Surely the middle class and poor deserve it after the Great Tax Welfare Act for the Rich Donors and Corporations 2017.
 
Ken, its a pipe dream.  Trump pulled that from his behind, there’s nothing pending and nothing planned.  If they get something like that passed, good for them but I highly doubt it.
Eric Reports Added Nov 9, 2018 - 3:25pm
Trump should go far right.  He will never win over the Democrats.  He should start building the wall on a loan, payable whenever a Democrat takes his office.
Lindsay Wheeler Added Nov 9, 2018 - 3:41pm
Fund and Build that Beautiful Wall!  NOW!
Ken Added Nov 9, 2018 - 3:43pm
10% tax cut, why not something higher?
 
You take what you can get.
 
Why only the middle class?  Surely the middle class and poor deserve it after the Great Tax Welfare Act for the Rich Donors and Corporations 2017.
 
The 47% of the US that PAY NO FEDERAL TAX CANNOT RECEIVE A TAX CUT..  If you give anything to the top 10% - who pay 84% of all income taxes, he gets blamed just like you did in your question for paying off the rich donors.
 
90% of all tax payers received a tax cut, so your entire premise is false. Of the 10% who didn't, most of those were in the upper 1% paying alternative types of taxes
 
 
rycK the JFK Democrat Added Nov 9, 2018 - 3:52pm
Build the Wall!!
 
Starve the left of illegal votes!
Ken Added Nov 9, 2018 - 4:03pm
Trump should go far right. 
 
I wouldn't be surprised if he does, Even with the democrats now trying to steal Florida and Arizona Senate races, that may really set him off
Ken Added Nov 9, 2018 - 4:05pm
Starve the left of illegal votes!
 
they have stepped up their game, apparently it isn't the illegal votes any longer, they just uses the democrat election officials to stuff the ballot boxes now....
Lindsay Wheeler Added Nov 9, 2018 - 4:27pm
What is the majority of those two counties?  Take a guess!
 
There is NO honesty anymore. "Finding" ballots!
Ken Added Nov 9, 2018 - 5:02pm
There is NO honesty anymore. "Finding" ballots!
 
There hasn't been for years.  This is why you so seldom hear about "voter fraud".  The left are the ones who do it and they want to keep it as quiet as possible.  This is how Al Franken stole the Minnesota senate seat, among others. 
 
Anytime Republicans don't win decisively, democrats manage to come up with votes.  apparently 85,000 lead isn't even insurmountable in Florida any longer
Jeffrey Kelly Added Nov 9, 2018 - 5:18pm
Please build the wall.  In Texas that would leave US citizens on the wrong side of the border.
 
That’s OK, though.  A lot of them voted for Trump.
 
Now, Ken, they are trying to count absentee ballots.  There’s nothing wrong with that, those people are allowed to vote.
FacePalm Added Nov 9, 2018 - 5:44pm
Right, Kelly-
What, seven, eight tractor-trailers full of votes just happen to show up a couple days after the election is OVER?
There's a long history of voter fraud in Coward County(ok, Broward), home of the Stand-Down chickenshit police who waited 'til BRAVE cops from other counties came in and rushed the highschool with the active shooter.
Wait and see how this plays out - but THIS time, someone's going to JAIL - preferably LOTS of democratic someones.
 
Have you seen the video of private vehicles unloading boxes of "votes" and loading up one of these tractor-trailers on a roadside at night, yet?
 
Similar crap is going on in Arizona, as well - and just wait 'til the investigation verifies the Project Veritas vid where democratic poll workers are caught encouraging illegal aliens to vote, too...may the subsequent investigation bust LOTS of democratic poll workers and get LOTS of illegal aliens deported. 
 
Some heads are going to roll. 
Ken Added Nov 9, 2018 - 5:54pm
Now, Ken, they are trying to count absentee ballots.  There’s nothing wrong with that, those people are allowed to vote.
 
Not only is that not true, but it is against the law.  In Florida, all mail in ballots must have been counted and registered within 30 minutes of poll closing.  What is going on there is breaking the law and it isn't mail in ballots.  Plus the democrat election supervisor will not allow republicans in to watch the trail of votes as they are tallied as she is also required by law to do.
 
If you are going to say what is or is not OK, you really should have some idea of what is actually going on there and the lawsuits that have already been filed because of it.  Not to mention her history of doing exactly this in 2016 as well - even the democrat from 2016 is stating what she is doing is nothing she hasn't done before and she is corrupt.
 
Ken Added Nov 9, 2018 - 5:58pm
just wait 'til the investigation verifies the Project Veritas vid where democratic poll workers are caught encouraging illegal aliens to vote, too
 
I heard a story from Texas today where someone's husband (Originally from Argentina but an American citizen) went to vote but he has a heavy accent and his dark brown skin color probably led them to believe he was an illegal.  They gave him a ballot out of a box that was wrapped in plastic.  He went to vote and saw that it had already been marked - democrat all the way down.  He went back to the poll workers and asked what was this?  The flustered poll worker then went to a different box and gave him a new ballot which had not yet been marked.
 
Anecdotal, yes, but the implication there is very clear
Jeffrey Kelly Added Nov 9, 2018 - 6:04pm
Actually Broward County is the same county that had issues in 2000.  That turned out OK back then, didn’t it?
 
to clear up confusion on my end:
Timeline
 
Unofficial counts are due by Saturday at noon (per law).  The article has the rest.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Minehan Added Nov 9, 2018 - 6:04pm
Consider this . . . .
 
Her opponent was pretty good and still was basically buried; might as well not have run.
 
But look at the bright side, Harris will take the Primaries. 
Jeffrey Kelly Added Nov 9, 2018 - 6:05pm
Remind me, Ken, who won in Texas?  Was it Beto or stone-face?
 
Good grief, relax.  This is what happens when you see illegal aliens voting around every corner.
Jeff Michka Added Nov 9, 2018 - 8:59pm
The WB rightist whacko squad keeps going on about how the left is trying to throw the elections, but refuse to acknowledge fraud keeps popping up in the same old places.  Last outing in 2000 was obviously different, it worked out for them, so it's not an issue.  Where did they park all those buses bringing in all those illegals to vote? 
Ken Added Nov 9, 2018 - 10:03pm
JM - Harris and Gillebrand are both demagogues.  They will also both be buried in the general.  The only person that MIGHT have a chance would be Biden, a lot will depend on the economy though, 2 years is a long time to to predict at this point
Ken Added Nov 9, 2018 - 10:06pm
Jeff, yea, Rafael beat Robert Francis, but it was much closer than it should have been, how long will that last? 1, 2, 3 more elections before it flips?  How many votes were disenfranchised on TX?  How many house races were lost because of illegal votes?
 
Democrats love to say there is no voter fraud, then when given evidence of it it is  "but what difference did it make?"
 
Well who knows how much difference it made?  Several house races were so tight they were lost be only a couple thousand votes or less, like Dave Brat in VA-7.  could be the difference between Republicans holding the house or not right now for all we know.  The problem is, no one really knows, but it is clear that there is a lot more fraud going on than is being talked about
Ken Added Nov 9, 2018 - 10:07pm
Could the current Sinema lead in AZ be because of illegals?  There are similar irregularities out there being less talked about
Jeffrey Kelly Added Nov 9, 2018 - 10:50pm
Sure, because that’s a convenient excuse for the right.
 
It isn’t because people are turning against us!!!!  It’s because of illegals!!!!!!
Ken Added Nov 10, 2018 - 12:10am
look at the house results in TX.  That will tell you all you need to know.
Flying Junior Added Nov 10, 2018 - 3:03am
Ken are you merely referring to the two seats that democrats picked up in Texas?  That's not a huge number.  The contests were close.  Surely you are not blaming this on registering undocumented citizens?
 
Here is an encouraging article from the Houston Chronicle, (Thank you Lynn and Ric!) about how the Washington delegation next year will be younger, bluer and more diverse.  That's just what we need!  And it also seems to be what is happenning around most of the nation.  Why not Texas?
 
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/texas/article/Blue-Wave-hits-Texas-but-spares-Sen-Ted-Cruz-13369715.php
 
Apparently what is going on within the Texas House of Representatives is far more complicated if that is what you were referring to.


Ken Added Nov 10, 2018 - 4:25am
WTF IS AN UNDOCUMENTED CITIZEN?  they aren't even undocumented immigrants any longer? now they are citizens?  Completely wrong.  Several seats were picked up in TX and yes, probably likely due to illegal voting, the more you bastards push the invaders into America the more socialist we get.  It is sickening
Flying Junior Added Nov 10, 2018 - 4:47am
 A denizen of the city?  Sorry.  I guess this PC thing cuts both ways.  I'm just trying to avoid calling them illegal aliens.  You are the one who keeps bringing them up.  Illegal aliens.  Great.  What's the difference?
 
I thought it was only two seats.  Yes.  Young people are voting.  Brown people too.  Mexicans have been in Texas longer than white folks.  There are millions of liberal democrats in Texas.  They are also American citizens.  Texas turning conservative was the anomaly.

John Minehan Added Nov 10, 2018 - 6:41am
"Ken - it is known as humour."
 
Actually, it is generally known as "humor" in American (US and, I think, Canadian) English. 
 
I read too many British authors as a child, I often screw that one and "Armour" up.  
Dino Manalis Added Nov 10, 2018 - 8:20am
 There's no time for recess, legislate as much as possible, while Democratic House should be responsible and work with Republicans and the White House to make America better for all of us!
Jeffrey Kelly Added Nov 10, 2018 - 9:34am
@Ken:
”Several seats were picked up in TX and yes, probably likely due to illegal voting, the more you bastards push the invaders into America the more socialist we get.  It is sickening”
 
It is truly sad how delusional you are.  Poor fellow, the midterms seemed to pushed you into a form of hysteria.
 
You need rest and a vacation.  Maybe a prescription for Valium.
 
This is what I think you should do.  
 
1) Get off the internet for a week.
2) Turn off the political stuff on your TV.  Watch a movie, tune into some sports (if that’s your thing), etc.  Do this for a week.
3) Don’t read another newspaper (if you still do that) for the same time period.
4) Take a road trip.  No political stuff, put on some good tunes or listen to comedy.  I have an XM satellite radio in my car, I highly recommend it.
 
Get better, bud.
Jeffrey Kelly Added Nov 10, 2018 - 9:36am
@Flying Junior:
 
I am very glad that the house is turning more diverse.  We need it, it’s time.  Same thing needs to happen in the Senate.
Bill H. Added Nov 10, 2018 - 11:19am
True Americans will be glad that finally some balance in government is restored. Thankfully, there will now be a check on Trump that should halt his efforts towards a fascist dictatorship very quickly.
I suspect the period between now and early January will be a rocky road, with Trump trying to hold tight and create even more fiascos to avoid the inevitable.
He will sink his own ship.
And you think things have been crazy up to this point?
Just wait!
Bill Kamps Added Nov 10, 2018 - 11:20am
Stone, well the sentiment is correct, it will be messy but we will work it out.  Take the wall for example, Trump could be in office for eight years, and there isnt going to be a wall, it is just campaign fodder and a bargaining position.
 
Take NAFTA.  Trump campaigned to rewrite it.  Well he did, and the changes are minor, not something anyone would object to.  Certainly more sound than the Brexit! 
 
Lets stop reacting to what is said, and watch  what  is done.  Not that what is done is perfect, just that it is far less extreme than what is said.
 
I agree with you on NATO.  Europe spends at least 3x what the Russians spend on defense.  Russia's GDP is less than Italy.  If the  combined countries of Europe cant keep Russia at bay, shame on you.
Thomas Sutrina Added Nov 10, 2018 - 1:56pm
Ken, how should the Rino leadership of the GOP react to loosing the house, Party time we are now have an excuse to not pass what we promised the voters for the last decade every election.  We can concentrate on working with Democrats to serve the interest of Crony Capitalist, progressives.  We can keep Obama Care. we can keep creating barriers to separate us from the despicable voters.  We can continue to target conservatives for everything that goes wrong.
 
The DIMMS now have their despicable wing.  We shall see the establishment GOP, DIMMS, and Trump go after the fringe groups in politics,the true believers: conservative and Marxist.  They want to make money by serving the swamp.  They want a healthy golden goose.  The tactics that the GOP has used on the Conservative candidates will now be also used by the DIMMS against their Marxist.   The only advantage that the Marxist have are some big donors like Soros.   As far as the establishment is concerned they can get the dumb voters to do whatever they want.
Bill H. Added Nov 10, 2018 - 4:17pm
 
Thomas - You seem to have forgotten (or have no clue) what keeps this country great...…..balanced government.
When government becomes unbalanced one either end of the scale, the results can only be negative.
Sounds like you would love living in a country with a dictator.
rycK the JFK Democrat Added Nov 10, 2018 - 4:43pm
Thomas
 
" The only advantage that the Marxist have are some big donors like Soros.   As far as the establishment is concerned they can get the dumb voters to do whatever they want."
 
The proud heritage of Marx and his lackeys: train  the cognitive defective types with slogans and small gifts and reap the rewards a t the ballot box.
 
Worked nicely in Cuba, PRC, E. Germany, 30 places in Africa all now wonderful places to live. 
 
"Sounds like you would love living in a country with a dictator."
 
Like Castro, Ortega, Kim, Kwame NkrumahFrançois TombalbayeKenneth KaundaJean-Bédel BokassaFrancisco Macías NguemaJoão Bernardo VieiraRobert Mugabe, and more? 
 
I wonder if the liberals could criticize any of these wonderful leaders? No? Then blame Reagan ,Bush and Trump for all this. 
 
Then, take some more drugs. 
Jeff Michka Added Nov 10, 2018 - 6:48pm
syck ryck, wanting to assure other rightists he is known for being as extreme they are, rants about Marxists, but never defines them or HOW they are "Marxist."  So you are saying that little list of dictators of a certain flavor are okay, but didn't answer SEFa's question per usual?  You, syckster would be happier in Russia, PRC or even Philippines, all countries with nasty dictators that abuse basic rights and kill their opponents or "enemies of the people."  Sounds like....?
Ken Added Nov 10, 2018 - 11:20pm
You seem to have forgotten (or have no clue) what keeps this country great...…..balanced government.
 
This country is great in spite of government, not because of it.  Keeping it "balanced" as you say, also means keeping it limited so it cannot intrude into day to day life as intended, not at all what it is today.
Ken Added Nov 10, 2018 - 11:56pm
To heck with voter integrity or disenfranchising voters, it is "win at all costs"
 
https://www.dailywire.com/news/38208/gillum-nelson-lawyers-fight-allow-non-citizens-ryan-saavedra
 
But no, voter fraud is just a myth, right?
Jeffrey Kelly Added Nov 11, 2018 - 1:22am
No, voter fraud is not a myth.  Widespread voter fraud is.
 
It would be nice to have a little more context, Ken.  All I see is an objection.
Jeffrey Kelly Added Nov 11, 2018 - 1:24am
How do we know this person is not a citizen?  Maybe Gillum’s Lawyers wanted to see proof that she was either a citizen or a non-citizen.
Thomas Sutrina Added Nov 11, 2018 - 11:21am
Bill H., are you sure that balance government is all you need for good government.  And RFK Democrat, "Sounds like you would love living in a country with a dictator."   Not really.  The question was <<How Should Republicans react to midterms?>>  They are happy with working with the DIMMS for the self interest of all in congress, personal wealth and power.  They are happy to have an escape goat of the other house in congress that they do not control.  They see no reason to not continue attacking the GOP members that are not going along with serving the self interest of the members of congress, power and wealth.   
 
Bill H.,  this is your balanced government in action.  The basics of self interest continues.  The only issues between DIMMS and the GOP is who is in charge.  The DIMMS think they should be in charge and the didn't like loosing the Trifecta of power.  So now the trifecta is gone.  They should be more balanced.   The DIMMS that only want power and wealth but are not ideologies do have a problem with their Marx's as the GOP that only want power and wealth with their conservative [principles of the Declaration of Independence].  
Bill H. Added Nov 11, 2018 - 11:32am
 
TS - Are you saying that Republicans have no interests in power and wealth for themselves?
Really??
Thomas Sutrina Added Nov 11, 2018 - 11:38am
Bill H., need I remind you these words.  This is why we are not the USSR, Greece, Iran, Cuba, or Venezuela: 
 
Adam Smith's words, "the uniform, constant, and uninterrupted effort of every man to better his conditions, the principle from which public and national, as well as private opulence is originally derived," has been, "powerful enough to maintain the natural progress of things towards improvement, in spite both of the extravagance of governments and of the greatest errors of administration. Like the unknown principle of animal life, it frequently restores health and vigor to the Constitution, in spite, no only of the disease, but of the absurd prescription of the doctor." Wealth of Nations Vol 1, page 325 book II chapter III 1776 edition edited by Edwin Cannan 5th edition London Methuen & Co Ltd 1930
 
The desire of Marx's is to replace the free market and when they succeed the result is always the same, list of nations above.  This is the nature of man Bill H.  as Adam Smith put it " key insight was that both parties to an exchange can benefit and that, so long as cooperation is strictly voluntary, no exchange will take place unless both parties do benefit. ... Adam Smith put it, an individual who "intends only his own gain" is led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention. Nor is it always the worse for the society that it was no part of it.  By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it. .....the interest of the dealers however, in any particular branch of trade or manufacture, is always in some respects different from and even opposite to, that of the public and therefore to that of the social structure itself........"  
 
This observation of Adam Smith I think was also part of the observation of Marx and the tension observed that socialism thinks it can handle.  I do not think any government has done a great job.  This tension is the reason that the swamp's interest are not the same as the voters and citizens.  However; Milton Friedman points out that "Economic freedom is an essential prerequisite for political freedom. ... The combination of economic and political power in the same hands is a sure recipe for tyranny."  Socialism is also not the answer.
Ken Added Nov 11, 2018 - 1:05pm
No, voter fraud is not a myth.  Widespread voter fraud is.
 
and yet, isn't it interesting how democrats ALWAYS seem to find bags of votes here and there, and yet republicans never do?
Thomas Sutrina Added Nov 11, 2018 - 1:35pm
Ken, Democrats have never actually believed in the principles in the Declaration of Independence.  The signers of this document from slave states didn't see slaves as humans so they honestly believed that 'all men are created equal'  a 'MAN' was defined by society, not biology.   
 
Socialism and Islam uses society's definition of 'men' which means that the upper class has a right to rule over those below in lesser classes since they are less human.  The votes of 'less human' are not important so the upper political class in socialism or the religious intelligent class in Islam are not lying and cheating the lesser classes.  They are not actually breaking the law of their class.  The political class an intelligent class have made unwritten to the lower class rules that they are following. 
 
Crony capitalist are part of the political upper class as are the crony capitalist in Islamic countries.  They act in harmony with the governing class to enforce and impose the rules created on all 'lesser humans' as it should be.
 
The GOP differ from the DIMMS in that many have not totally disregarded the Declaration of Independence.  The do not see a clear a distinction between the governing class and lower classes as lesser humans.  However; that for expedience and their own personal gain do not protest the actions of the DIMMS.  They wish they could be so bold and have such a lack of scruples.   So the loss of the House of Representatives  will result in them sharing responsibility for the dismantlement of the Constitution.   They will only protest when they do not see personal gain and especially if they see personal loss. 
 
The GOP played ball with the DIMMS in seating their Marxist Judges they expected that DIMMS would play ball for a non-conservative but capitalist Judge, B. Cavanaugh.   They discovered that the DIMMS only play ball if they win all the time. 
 
I think that the GOP are not willing to accept that the DIMMS only play to win and only seem to play ball so long as they win.   They lack of a fight for the house is a measure I used to come to this conclusion.
Jeffrey Kelly Added Nov 11, 2018 - 1:59pm
@Ken:
”and yet, isn't it interesting how democrats ALWAYS seem to find bags of votes here and there, and yet republicans never do?”
 
Hey, it’s not my fault that the Republicans in power in Florida didn’t fix their voting issues.  Seems to me they don’t mind it when it turns out in their favor yet whine when it seems like it won’t.
 
Ken Added Nov 12, 2018 - 12:54pm
The republicans aren't the ones in power in Palm Beach or Broward coutnies
rycK the JFK Democrat Added Nov 12, 2018 - 1:52pm
The Rs should just settle down in an obstructive mode and tolerate subpoenas and such with foot-dragging about the paper work and the 5th Amendment. That is what the Dems did with Hillary. 
 
Gridlock is a conservative virtue. 
 
Obfuscation is an political art-form.