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Re: Midterms 2022
« Reply #40 on: November 17, 2022, 01:26:10 PM »
People need to take a deep breath, remember that Tom is a troll whose sole purpose in life is riling up strangers on the internet and relax. However he wants to try to put it, the Dems still control the Senate, which means they can stifle the Repugnicans' agenda. And yes, given Biden's low level of support and the way these things usually go during midterm elections, that makes the Dems huge winners and the Repugnicans like Tom great big losers.  :D
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Re: Midterms 2022
« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2022, 01:51:52 PM »
People need to take a deep breath, remember that Tom is a troll whose sole purpose in life is riling up strangers on the internet and relax. However he wants to try to put it, the Dems still control the Senate, which means they can stifle the Repugnicans' agenda. And yes, given Biden's low level of support and the way these things usually go during midterm elections, that makes the Dems huge winners and the Repugnicans like Tom great big losers.  :D

Yup.  Gains in the senate and governors seats and smaller than expected losses in the house are unequivocably good results for the Dems.
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Re: Midterms 2022
« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2023, 08:54:51 PM »
How many votes until the house has a speaker?
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Re: Midterms 2022
« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2023, 09:36:02 PM »
Looks like the House doesn't want another round of McCarthyism.

If the Republican holdouts really want to send their party a message, they should just go ahead and give Jeffries the few extra votes that he would need to win.
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Re: Midterms 2022
« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2023, 09:36:34 PM »
Aye. What the utter fuck are you lot playing at?
Tom: "Claiming incredulity is a pretty bad argument. Calling it "insane" or "ridiculous" is not a good argument at all."

TFES Wiki Occam's Razor page, by Tom: "What's the simplest explanation; that NASA has successfully designed and invented never before seen rocket technologies from scratch which can accelerate 100 tons of matter to an escape velocity of 7 miles per second"

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Re: Midterms 2022
« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2023, 09:44:00 PM »
Who ever said that the Speaker must be from the majority party?
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Re: Midterms 2022
« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2023, 10:42:34 PM »
Well it's not like they're going to get anything done anyways.  The only important vote is the debt ceiling.  I think that's a year aware.  So really they can do this for about 11 more months and it shouldn't make any difference to anyone.

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Re: Midterms 2022
« Reply #47 on: January 06, 2023, 12:46:03 AM »
Actually, they can't do anything at all until a speaker is elected.  That includes things like forming committees and investigating Hunter Biden.

I'm just wondering how many times McCarthy has to lose before he takes the hint.
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Re: Midterms 2022
« Reply #48 on: January 06, 2023, 01:28:40 AM »
More than 11 apparently.

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Re: Midterms 2022
« Reply #49 on: January 06, 2023, 05:04:02 AM »
Actually, they can't do anything at all until a speaker is elected.  That includes things like forming committees and investigating Hunter Biden.

I'm just wondering how many times McCarthy has to lose before he takes the hint.

Now I'm imagining 2024 rolling around and the platform is "Democrats prevented us from investigating Hunter Biden by keeping us from voting on a speaker of the house."
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