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#1 User is offline   Liz 

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  Posted 07 November 2018 - 02:46 AM

House Republicans Forgot To Act Like Republicans, So They Lost

Washington Examiner
by Noah Wall
November 07, 2018 01:14 AM

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The results are in, and Republicans have lost the majority in the House of Representatives. This outcome was disappointing, but not surprising.

The president’s party loses an average of 32 seats in the House during a midterm election year. It has been this way since 1862, with only two exceptions. Republican leadership needed an unusually high GOP turnout to preserve the majority, and as luck would have it, they had the tools to make it happen.

Republicans had control over two branches of government, a strong economy, a president enthusiastically stumping for GOP candidates, even a last-minute enthusiasm boost from the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.

If ever there was a year for a historic upset, this would have been it. Unfortunately, congressional Republicans failed to check off the most important box of all: They forgot to govern like Republicans.

When congressional Republicans govern like Democrats, likely GOP voters stay home. This is normally the moment when Republican Party “strategists” release a 100-page autopsy to analyze “what went wrong” this cycle, but I will save them the trouble.

Rather than seizing the once-in-a-generation opportunity to create an enduring legacy of free markets, lower taxes, shrinking debts, and economic growth, Republicans in Congress made four critical mistakes that ultimately cost them the majority.

Mistake #1: Ignored regular order, governed by manufactured crisis

Under Republican watch, Congress passed two huge spending bills with almost no time for legislators to read the bill before the vote. Republican leadership justified the last-minute vote by claiming it avoided a shutdown, but really it was a self-manufactured crisis.

Republican leadership promised a return to regular order. They promised voters that a GOP majority would follow the annual appropriations process as it’s written. Yet, GOP voters were looking at another broken promise, another fiscal emergency.

Mistake #2: Passed giant spending bills

Republican leadership forced through a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that busted spending caps and increased our national debt to $22 trillion. After such a massive spending spree, it’s almost impossible for the GOP to maintain credibility as the party of fiscal responsibility.

In 2011, the FreedomWorks Tea Party Debt Commission, led by volunteer grassroots activists, created a budget that would cut spending by at least $9 trillion and balance the federal budget in less than 10 years without raising taxes. If everyday citizens can solve the debt problem, why can’t a Republican majority?

Mistake #3: Failed to repeal Obamacare

Republican leadership talked a big game about “repealing and replacing” Obamacare, especially during the 2016 election season. It was easy for GOP legislators to speak in bold rhetoric while hiding behind the almost certain veto of President Barack Obama.

With Republican control of the White House, there was nothing stopping the repeal of Obamacare except for other turncoat Republicans. The individual mandate is gone. Healthcare premiums have spiked across the country. So many insurance providers left the state exchanges that 21 percent of Obamacare consumers are faced with a monopoly in the marketplace.

Once again, Republican voters were left shaking their heads. All the Republican majority had to do was call time of death on the failed program. They had one job.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 03:56 AM

Yep.

However, the more unhinged the left gets while they feel their oats with this ripple they've paid a lot of money to buy, people will be watching and after what they pulled with Kavanaugh, nobody is impressed with their toxic cronyism.

A fresh crop of Republicans need to move forward to get noticed and be prepared for 2020 while the RINOs need to go away.

They've done enough harm.
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 07:10 AM

Don't worry, the marxist's will overplay their hands as normal. They will go super crazy and those dolt's will sign their own death warrants in 2020.
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 07:31 AM

Considering the money spent by billionaires Soros, Steyer and Bloomberg AND the constant attacks by the MSM over the last 2 years, if this is the Left's version of a Blue Wave, their imagination's working overtime. Even House races where Republicans lost, the margin of victory was pretty darn slim. And picking up seats in the Senate? That was yuge! All things considered, it could have been a helluva lot worse...
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 07:57 AM

Paul Ryan and most of the republican congress critters are nevertrumpers anyhow.

Other than the tax cuts they for the most part have been totally worthless slugs and have actively undermined Trumps agendas.

No funding for the wall and refusing to stop illegal immigration, refused to repeal Obamunistcare after they had voted it down every time before when it meant nothing to do so then refused to once we had a president that would sign it. Screw these establishment do nothing traitors.

As Ticked said, we need to replace them with new Trump style people. The problem is getting any to run for the job? All we have running to choose from are still "criminal A" or "criminal B".
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 07:59 AM

View PostNH Populist, on 07 November 2018 - 07:31 AM, said:

Considering the money spent by billionaires Soros, Steyer and Bloomberg AND the constant attacks by the MSM over the last 2 years, if this is the Left's version of a Blue Wave, their imagination's working overtime. Even House races where Republicans lost, the margin of victory was pretty darn slim. And picking up seats in the Senate? That was yuge! All things considered, it could have been a helluva lot worse...


:exactly:

I'm pretty happy with the way that it had turned out. We can still manage this.
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 08:08 AM

View PostTaggart Transcontinental, on 07 November 2018 - 07:10 AM, said:

Don't worry, the marxist's will overplay their hands as normal. They will go super crazy and those dolt's will sign their own death warrants in 2020.

I wish that were literally the case! :D
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 08:48 AM

View PostTicked@TinselTown, on 07 November 2018 - 03:56 AM, said:

Yep.

However, the more unhinged the left gets while they feel their oats with this ripple they've paid a lot of money to buy, people will be watching and after what they pulled with Kavanaugh, nobody is impressed with their toxic cronyism.

A fresh crop of Republicans need to move forward to get noticed and be prepared for 2020 while the RINOs need to go away.

They've done enough harm.


The biggest mistakes that they made are the usual ones they make:

Even when in the majority, they act like they are in the minority. They don't lead when they are voted in to lead.

For the first year+, the republicans in the house, along with a few in the senate, were very vocal never trump types. THAT cost them more than they know, since they were showing the American people that they did not back the President of their own party.
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 09:53 AM

View PostTicked@TinselTown, on 07 November 2018 - 03:56 AM, said:

Yep.

However, the more unhinged the left gets while they feel their oats with this ripple they've paid a lot of money to buy, people will be watching and after what they pulled with Kavanaugh, nobody is impressed with their toxic cronyism.

A fresh crop of Republicans need to move forward to get noticed and be prepared for 2020 while the RINOs need to go away.

They've done enough harm.

Yup. Stated another way, these GOPers didn’t “forget” to act like republicans. They never intended to act like republicans! So I’m glad they got voted out. The D that replaced them can’t pretend to be R type. So even the dumbest voters can go “oh .... yeah ... bad D ... “
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 09:59 AM

View Postzurg, on 07 November 2018 - 09:53 AM, said:

Yup. Stated another way, these GOPers didn’t “forget” to act like republicans. They never intended to act like republicans! So I’m glad they got voted out. The D that replaced them can’t pretend to be R type. So even the dumbest voters can go “oh .... yeah ... bad D ... “

:exactly:

We've just got to keep on pulling those weeds until all of the seeds that they've dropped for a long time all sprout and we will keep on pulling those too until none of them are left.

That's what it will take.
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 11:32 AM

View Postzurg, on 07 November 2018 - 09:53 AM, said:

Yup. Stated another way, these GOPers didn’t “forget” to act like republicans. They never intended to act like republicans! So I’m glad they got voted out. The D that replaced them can’t pretend to be R type. So even the dumbest voters can go “oh .... yeah ... bad D ... “

No, they acted like republicans, but that means that they don’t actually do anything. The republicans are more comfortable being in the minority so they can claim they don’t have the power to actually pass any important legislation. If they were a party with balls, they would have come up with a repeal of the dismal Obamacare mess and had a replacement ready to pass. But it is easier to snivel and whine and wait for their loss of the next election. Now they can say ”We can’t do anything because the other party won’t cooperate!” Neither party has done anything about immigration, the democrats because they want more voters and the republicans because they want more cheap labor. But most of the people want controls on the border, so neither party will do anything. Of course, gridlock may not be a bad thing!
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 11:46 AM

View PostRock N, on 07 November 2018 - 07:59 AM, said:

:exactly:

I'm pretty happy with the way that it had turned out. We can still manage this.


The Democrats will be fighting the last war. They will be treating President Trump like he is a surrender gracefully Republican. They will not know what to do when he tells them NO.
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