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Republicans Win Control of Congress..

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by dukeofyork, Nov 6, 2002.

  1. dukeofyork

    dukeofyork Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 9, 2000 Messages: 1,589 Likes Received: 1
    i havent seen anything on this yet....

    THE BREAKTHROUGH came when Sen. Jean Carnahan of Missouri conceded defeat early Wednesday morning, clinching at least a tie for the Republicans, which Vice President Dick Cheney would break. They would win an outright majority if they held on to their leads in the last two close races still too close to call.
    The Missouri race was a special election, called to determine who would complete the full six-year term won by Carnahan’s husband, Mel, who died in a plane crash a few days before he defeated John Ashcroft in 2000. That means that Talent can be sworn in almost immediately, giving the Republicans effective control of a lame-duck session of the current Congress that convenes next week.
    Going into Election Day, the Senate was divided 49 to 49, with two independents. But Rep. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., got the ball rolling for the Republicans by beating Democratic Sen. Max Cleland, who conceded shortly before 1 a.m.
    The Democrats picked up a seat of their own in Arkansas, where state Attorney General Mark Pryor knocked off Republican incumbent Tim Hutchinson, but the net gain of one seat ensured that the Republicans would control 50 seats.

    The Republicans controlled the White House and both houses of Congress for just six months in 2001, after Bush first took office. Cheney also had to break ties in that Senate, which was split 50-50, before James Jeffords of Vermont left the party to become an independent and voted with the Democrats.
    Before that, Republicans had to go back a half-century to the last time last they controlled Congress and the White House, when Dwight Eisenhower became president in 1953.

    Nov. 6 — Sen. Jean Carnahan, D-Mo., concedes Wednesday morning, clinching Republican control of the Senate.

    “President Bush and the Republican Party tonight have made history,” White House press secretary Ari Fleischer told reporters early Wednesday morning. “The night is going very well.”
    With the outcome of Tuesday’s midterm elections, Republicans will control all three branches of government, allowing them to shape the political battles to come, including how to stimulate the economy and manage Social Security.
    Bush, a famously early riser, stayed up well past midnight “burning up the phone lines” to congratulate dozens of Republican winners, Fleischer said.
    In the end, the closely watched race in Minnesota — where former Vice President Walter Mondale came out of retirement at the last minute to replace the late Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone on the ballot — did not matter in the national picture. Mondale had barely a week to campaign, and he and Republican former St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman were able to debate just once, on election eve.
    Coleman was leading Mondale, 50 percent to 47 percent, with 85 percent of the votes counted. The seat is currently held by an independent appointed to sit in Wellstone’s place, so even if Mondale pulls out a victory, he would not overturn the Republican advantage.
    GOP wins control of Senate

    Democrats were doing better in statehouse contests.

    Republican Gov. Jeb Bush won re-election in Florida, and Republican Rep. Robert Ehrlich beat a Kennedy, Democratic Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, for governor in Maryland.
    But Democrats took open governor’s races in three other big states, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Illinois, and were holding onto most of their other seats.
    For political analysts, the evening was a chore — Voter News Service said late Tuesday afternoon that it would not be able to provide results of state and national exit poll surveys of voter attitudes, valuable data that election-watchers use to explain voting patterns and predict trends.
    Exit polling data flawed
    But VNS — a consortium of ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox and The Associated Press — also extrapolates from actual reported votes, and that operation was not affected, it said.
    Based on those data, NBC News projected early in the evening that Elizabeth Dole, a Cabinet member in two Republican White Houses, had triumphed over former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles in a showdown of political heavyweights to succeed Republican Sen. Jesse Helms, who is retiring.

    The Democrats countered by holding on to the open seat in New Jersey, where Democratic former Sen. Frank Lautenberg defeated Douglas Forrester only a few weeks after stepping in for incumbent Democrat Robert Torricelli, who withdrew in an ethics scandal.
    Republicans won several other key Senate races for seats they already held. Former Gov. Lamar Alexander beat Democratic Rep. Bob Clement to claim the Tennessee seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Fred Thompson, while Republican Rep. John Sununu defeated Gov. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire.
    John Cornyn kept the Texas Republican seat held by the retiring Phil Gramm, while in South Carolina, Republican Rep. Lindsey Graham, one of the House members who floor-managed the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1998, beat former Judge Alex Sanders to succeed Strom Thurmond, who retired.

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    Republicans were also leading in a nasty South Dakota campaign that the Republican Party tried to cast as a referendum on Daschle. With 93 percent of the precincts reporting, incumbent Democrat Tim Johnson held a narrow lead over Republican U.S. Rep. John Thune, 50 percent to 49 percent. Libertarian candidate Kurt Evans had the remaining 1 percent.
    Daschle told NBC News’ Jim Avila that he thought Johnson would hang on, but he acknowledged that the night was “trending toward the Republicans.”
    GOP widens House majority

    In addition to 34 Senate seats, all 435 House seats were at stake Tuesday, several dozen of them hotly competitive, as well as 36 governorships.
    The highest-profile governor’s race was in Florida, where Jeb Bush sought a second term. The president called his brother to congratulate him early in the evening, well before news organization called his win over Democrat Bill McBride. Incumbent Republican George Pataki was also re-elected in New York.

    Nov. 5 — Florida Gov. Jeb Bush talks about his plans for a second term after defeating Democratic challenger Bill McBride.

    But Democrats were doing well elsewhere. NBC News projected that former Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell had won the open Pennsylvania seat over Republican Mike Fisher, and it projected that Democratic U.S. Rep. Rod Blagojevich had won the open statehouse in Illinois over state Attorney General Jim Ryan.
    In Michigan, Democratic state Attorney General Jennifer Granholm beat Republican Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus, and in New Mexico, Bill Richardson, who was energy secretary in the Clinton administration, easily beat Republican John Sanchez.
    Democrat Gray Davis won re-election in California, but there was a major upset in Georgia, where Republican state Sen. Sonny Perdue, a former Democrat, beat Gov. Roy Barnes. Barnes, a prototypical moderate New Democrat, had been expected to be a behind-the-scenes power in jockeying for Southern support in the 2004 presidential campaign.
    Before the election, Republicans held 27 governor’s offices, compared with 21 for the Democrats, with independents in Maine and Minnesota. Neither of the independents sought re-election.

    lets hear some thoughts..
  2. Scorn

    Scorn Member

    Joined: Oct 26, 2002 Messages: 330 Likes Received: 0
    Do you really think were gonna read all of that?
  3. dukeofyork

    dukeofyork Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 9, 2000 Messages: 1,589 Likes Received: 1

    but i posted it anyway.
  4. Scorn

    Scorn Member

    Joined: Oct 26, 2002 Messages: 330 Likes Received: 0
    Did you copy and paste or did you type it all?
  5. dukeofyork

    dukeofyork Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 9, 2000 Messages: 1,589 Likes Received: 1
    i typed it out...


    cmon now......
  6. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    There goes the Alaskan wildlife refuge.
  7. stratodab

    stratodab Junior Member

    Joined: May 26, 2001 Messages: 245 Likes Received: 0
    fuckity fuck fuck. now bush will acclerate his plans for dictatorship in america and world domination. I dont understand the rationale behind so many republican stances on issues. They push for big goverment, big bussiness, and close ties between the two. I guess that works out well for the few dozen folks at the tip-top, but it's real shitty for everyone else. We may as well write off Iraq as nuked and the Artic National Wildlife Refuge as decimated. Cars'll get bigger, americans fatter, the rich weathier, the poor poorer, the police more militant and the military will police us.

    Anyone of you heat-packin' thugs on here want to volunteer to cap Bush or maybe just storm the senate, guns-a-blazing?
  8. amItoolate?

    amItoolate? Member

    Joined: Mar 5, 2002 Messages: 912 Likes Received: 0
    ^^yeah really
  9. rip

    rip Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 10, 2001 Messages: 2,667 Likes Received: 0
    fuckin faggot ass radical liberals. go suck a cock with you pussy ass i dont want war propaganda. fuckin pussys.
  10. thynk_one

    thynk_one Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 318 Likes Received: 0
    man...there are way to many ignorant people in america...i hope that you^^ get your war..and the next two years are the bloodiest america has ever seen..then maybe once your good friends have died in some useless war you'll think differently.

    i hope that who wever is bitching about the results of the election VOTED!
    because the biggest reason that democracy fails is because people (esp liberals) dont fucking vote.

    get off your ass and take two minutes out of your day to vote..if every young adult who doesn't vote now did (most of whom are liberals)....the left would have a much larger voice.
  11. dukeofyork

    dukeofyork Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 9, 2000 Messages: 1,589 Likes Received: 1
  12. fizm

    fizm Member

    Joined: Apr 9, 2002 Messages: 573 Likes Received: 0
    motherfucking carnahan is getting bought off probably ;x
    who cares, she supported the 'war' anyway.

    are you kids ready to die?
  13. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,130 Likes Received: 77
    Anti Liberals! Who wants to riot?
  14. ctrl+alt+del

    ctrl+alt+del Guest


    im moving to canada. whose gonna let me move in?