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  1. mcoville
    November 5, 2010 @ 12:49 pm

    Progressives had the last 100 years to run this country, now is the time the conservative heart of America is beating again. It is a bright and beautiful day in America.

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  2. Wolfie
    November 5, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

    Don’t get to comfortable and happy there skippy, you get two years. I suggest making things happen on jobs for people or you will get the old switch a roo too! That’s how we do things in America if you haven’t noticed we like instant results NOW! So chop chop!

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  3. mcoville
    November 5, 2010 @ 2:28 pm

    Not so quick yourself friend. It is still a Democrat controlled Senate and White House, ball is still in their court. We just have a louder voice now.

    In 2 years though the Republicans can take out another 20+ DNC senators and replace the occupant of the White House. Then the responsibility will be on their shoulders to deliver.

    The next 2 years will be fun to watch though.

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  4. Kevin Reynolds
    November 5, 2010 @ 2:37 pm

    The republicans these days are fanatics. They will vote, and they will vote for the most un-American of things.

    There are virtually no Democrats in the south. Being a democrat in the south is unacceptable to the southerners. These people are divisive to the extreme, and they have gone insane since a black man was put into the Presidency.

    As I see it, there are basically two things to do:
    1. Financial reform on all levels. Get corporate interests out of our government. Corporations are not “the people”. The Disclose Act is only a start. Campaign finance reform is only a start. Free our government from financial interests so that it may truly be a government of, for, and by, the people.
    2. Participate every bit as hard, indeed even more so, than the fanatics who would destroy this country. These people are worse than those who would turn the clock back to the 1830’s, these people are anti-federalists, still fighting the fight of having any federal government at all. Participation includes voting. It includes holding those for whom you voted accountable for their actions. It includes being an active participant in our government! Voting is only one part of that. If you care for this country, participate!

    Abraham Lincoln said it: “A house divided cannot stand.” The republicans these days are fighting hard to destroy 98% of this country. Those of us who believe in ourselves, our families, our communities, our states, and this nation, need to fight even harder than those who would destroy this most wonderful of countries.

    I stand with ALL Americans who love this whole country, not just someone’s small part of it.

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  5. mcoville
    November 5, 2010 @ 2:56 pm

    Poor Kevin, you have fallen for all the progressive fear mongering. I am sad for you. You lament against an enemy that does not exist.

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  6. Wolfie
    November 5, 2010 @ 3:24 pm

    @mcoville,

    Do you seriously think the fear mongering isn’t coming from the right too? Seriously?

    Here is how this is going to work, people are out of work, losing their homes, and having trouble making ends meet.

    The rest of the world like China, India and Germany are moving forward with new progressive agendas that are securing their place globally on a strong economic level and energy level.

    Mean while back in the Ole’ USA people are squabbling in the bs, with chanting from each side.

    Performance is what matters, not endless chatter. If you checked numbers in this election you can see how tight many races were and that we have a split nation. The power in 2012 is up for grabs and people need and want answers now. Who ever provides those answers will be who gains the WH.

    There are no favorites for realist. We want performance and a competitive place in the world. If you haven’t noticed, we are losing that more and more each day due to BS.

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  7. Aaron Parr
    November 5, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

    This is all meaningless without real basic changes:

    (1) Citizen United goes down, and complete transparency of political spending at all levels (elections/lobbying etc…) is mandated (and enforced with an independent watchdog agency)
    (2) No more private money in elections. (Back up position is campaign spending caps of private money at the median annual salary)
    (3) No more two party control over public debate on broadcast media.
    (4) National ranked choice voting for all Federal representatives
    (5) Abolish the ability for a president to choose a running mate. The person with the second highest number of votes is Vice-President.
    (6) Restore the Senate to its original intention as a representative of the State Gov’t not the State People. Senators are elected by the State legislature from within the state legislature.

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  8. mcoville
    November 9, 2010 @ 10:33 am

    @wolfi: I agree that there is fear mongering from both sides, I was pointing out that kevin has fallen in to the fear coming from the progressives.

    I would be careful trying to make our country more like China or India, have you seen their median annual salary? Of course it would be easier for American corporations to compete with other countries if our workers where paid an average of $1,000 – $3,000 instead of the $45,000/year we currently have.

    I do not condone lowering our standard of living in order to be competitive with nations that do not care about the standard of living their population has.

    @Aaron, I like a lot of what you suggest. I would disagree with the “no private money” as I do not think our tax money should be given to private television and radio companies to advertise campaigns. I would be more inclined to support a cap to spending. I think media companies are getting enough money off of elections already.

    I love your stance on 5 and 6, getting back to the founding on those ideas. I would add term limits for all elected officials, and maybe even for judiciary.

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