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  •  I agree with Nate (3+ / 0-)

    I also have to laugh that now that he disagrees with the DK community from time to time, he has somehow 'gone off his rocker.'

    As for this election, all it will do, if the GOP takes the Senate, is extend the last two years of bullshit and make Obama buy more veto pens.  It will be awful as a spectacle of Republican lunacy and media nonsense, of course.

    But we retain the WH in 2016 (unless HRC bows out in which case we are hurtin').  And we will win big Senate seats then also.

    •  You may underestimate the "spectacle" (2+ / 0-)

      Look at the popularity of the ACA.  It is still more unpopular than not, why?  Why would anyone not want other people to have health insurance and even get some benefits themselves?  The years of "spectacle" from the right wing propaganda machine and the Republican liars in congress, has taken it's toll.  And when the propaganda machine and House and Senate hearings are constantly pounding Hillary and the Dems for 2 years, their lies may very well make your 2016 predictions FAR less certain.

    •  Tuffie, I agree and have been saying this for some (1+ / 0-)
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      time.  While I will do all I can to prevent the Senate from changing hands, even if it does, I see no great upheaval.  The minority (GOP) party is already blocking every important thing.  Except for immigration which they had to pass for their own viability.  After 2014, the House will need to act on immigration as well or they will suffer dire consequences in 2016.

      So if all President Obama gets for his last 2 years is immigration, COOL BEANS!!  The rest of his and the Democrats' time will be spent preventing the GOP from enacting their destructive policies.  They will also spend time paving the way for the next Democratic president in 2016.  

    •  Two more years' delay on (1+ / 0-)
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      if not regression on the Class War and Climate Change will be HUGE.

      With the help of turncoats and Tories, the opposition could enact disastrous policies and construct enormous barriers to future change in that time.

      I've never left a blank space on a ballot... but I will not vote for someone [who vows] to spy on me. I will not do it. - dclawyer06

      Trust, but verify. - Reagan
      Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

      by Words In Action on Wed May 14, 2014 at 10:12:20 AM PDT

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      •  That's going to be the case anyway, (1+ / 0-)
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        since by all accounts we are nowhere near close to taking back the House.

        "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

        by bryduck on Wed May 14, 2014 at 11:31:07 AM PDT

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        •  You think it's no difference if they have BOTH (0+ / 0-)

          the House and the Senate?

          While I don't expect much if any progress with what we have now, I know that it could be worse.

          I've never left a blank space on a ballot... but I will not vote for someone [who vows] to spy on me. I will not do it. - dclawyer06

          Trust, but verify. - Reagan
          Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

          by Words In Action on Wed May 14, 2014 at 11:45:25 AM PDT

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          •  Only if Obama (0+ / 0-)

            refuses to use the veto power. Then, obviously, it matters a great deal. Otherwise, no. He doesn't have to nominate anyone to the SC if tragedy strikes one of the less-crazy justices, and he doesn't have to do anything other than veto anything that comes to his desk. That kind of thing used to happen a lot in our history . . .

            "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

            by bryduck on Wed May 14, 2014 at 02:00:05 PM PDT

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