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Posted: 11/3/2004 5:47:25 AM EST
It is absolutely clear now that the Republican party has demolished the Democrats. The Republicans won a huge victory by re-electing President Bush by a 3 point margin in the popular vote, and well exceeding the electoral vote (Iowa, Nevada, New Mexico and Ohio belong to Bush). The Republicans also have diminished the Democrats to insignificance in the House, and in the Senate the Democrats are hanging onto Filabuster power by their fingernails. It reminds me of what Thomas Jefferson did to the Federalist party (though not quite as extreme).

The question now becomes "is the Republican party too powerful?" Should we be concerned about a possible abuse of power?
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 5:50:03 AM EST
Single-party rule is bad, mmmmmmmmmmkay?

Power corrupts, mmmmmmmmmmmmkay?

All of our government institutions are designed around an adversary system. If that breaks down we are in deep shit.
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 5:50:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 5:51:09 AM EST
Anyone who thinks the Democratic Party is in ruins hasn't considered that Kerry/Edwards should have NEVER done as well as they did.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 5:52:48 AM EST
No matter who wins we should always be concerned about abuse of power. That is why our Founding Fathers gave us the 2nd.
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 5:52:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:
Anyone who thinks the Democratic Party is in ruins hasn't considered that Kerry/Edwards should have NEVER done as well as they did.



But they no longer have any power.

The Republicans have a firm grip on the House, Senate, the White House and soon the Supreme Court.
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 5:53:28 AM EST
The price of freedom is constant vigilance.

With W. supporting the AWB, even if barely, we will need to keep the Publicans in check, else they become as bad as the alternative.

Then what open revolt?
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 5:53:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2004 5:54:19 AM EST by Leisure_Shoot]

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
Single-party rule is bad, mmmmmmmmmmkay?

Power corrupts, mmmmmmmmmmmmkay?

All of our government institutions are designed around an adversary system. If that breaks down we are in deep shit.



It takes a Republican President, Senate, and House - minimum, to overcome the media and liberal courts.
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 5:55:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:
Anyone who thinks the Democratic Party is in ruins hasn't considered that Kerry/Edwards should have NEVER done as well as they did.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...



This is a good point. While they didn't win and in fact lost some ground in the house and senate, there is obviously still pretty strong support for their total lack of common sense. I don't think they are quite dead yet.
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 5:59:12 AM EST
Yes, always be on the watch. They know that if they step out of line, a recall vote is only a stones throw away.
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 6:02:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
Single-party rule is bad, mmmmmmmmmmkay?

Power corrupts, mmmmmmmmmmmmkay?

All of our government institutions are designed around an adversary system. If that breaks down we are in deep shit.



It takes a Republican President, Senate, and House - minimum, to overcome the media and liberal courts.



NO this election was not won by the Republicans- it was lost by the Democrats who stupedly shot themselves in the foot time and time again still thinking that they would be covered by their friends in the Major Media outlets.

The Internet won this election for Bush, the Internet caught the Democratic lies and blew them up. Not enough for the ultimate Bush haters- plus a large part of the adult population is still computer illeterate. In 4 years though the Internet will be even MORE powerful than it is now.

And, unless the Republicans are stupid enough to try and censor or tax the internet, it will remain that way. Its the kind of truly free press that the Founding Fathers dreamed of.
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 6:05:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl:
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The Internet won this election for Bush, the Internet caught the Democratic lies and blew them up. Not enough for the ultimate Bush haters- plus a large part of the adult population is still computer illeterate. In 4 years though the Internet will be even MORE powerful than it is now.

And, unless the Republicans are stupid enough to try and censor or tax the internet, it will remain that way. Its the kind of truly free press that the Founding Fathers dreamed of.



Some Republicans are that stupid.
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 7:26:52 AM EST
Would putting Micheal Moore and Bruce Springsteen in a concentration camp be an abuse of power?
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 7:34:05 AM EST
Did you ponder for a moment that the extra term is this country's way of balancing the Clinton year's abuse of this country? Maybe this country will regress from perversion, punish actual criminals and not criminalize good guys with bad laws.

I'd say that what happens next is that we swing back right for some normalcy. My only concern is the deficit, which I think Bush should reign in by making Iraq pay for reconstruction. That's a huge burden.

Otherwise, the answer to your question is, "good quesiton, now STFU."
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