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  1. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    09 May '13 17:56 / 1 edit
    The GOP leadership is (once again) set to oppose another Obama choice for
    an imporntant post, not just because this man's views do not mesh with the
    conservative agenda, but because it's simply Obama's idea. This strategy of
    "let's oppose anything Obama wants" casts the GOP as sore loser obstructionists, unwilling to work with the President on anything. This man worked his way through college, and has seen America from both the blue and white collar side, in addition this will further alienate the GOP from the Latino community, and add additional Latino votes to the Democratic side.
    Nice work Republicans! Just keep shooting yourself in the foot!

    http://news.yahoo.com/top-senate-republican-opposes-obamas-labor-nomination-180538804.html
  2. 09 May '13 18:03
    If the GOP keeps losing, how is it that the GOP controls the House?
  3. 09 May '13 18:06
    Originally posted by Eladar
    If the GOP keeps losing, how is it that the GOP controls the House?
    The GOP lost the popular vote in the 2012 House elections, albeit by a small margin.
  4. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    09 May '13 18:10
    Originally posted by Eladar
    If the GOP keeps losing, how is it that the GOP controls the House?
    The fact that the GOP controls only one side of Congress by a small margin is not much to brag about!
  5. 09 May '13 18:11
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    The GOP lost the popular vote in the 2012 House elections, albeit by a small margin.
    Just goes to show how little you understand how the US government works.

    Let me educate you on this point: No member of Congress is voted into office by the total popular vote in an election.

    Once you understand this basic concept, perhaps you will realize how irrelevant your comment actually was.
  6. 09 May '13 18:12
    Originally posted by bill718
    The fact that the GOP controls only one side of Congress by a small margin is not much to brag about!
    I wasn't bragging. I was simply asking a question.

    How is it that the GOP keeps losing if it controls the House?
  7. 09 May '13 18:13
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Just goes to show how little you understand how the US government works.

    Let me educate you on this point: No member of Congress is voted into office by the total popular vote in an election.

    Once you understand this basic concept, perhaps you will realize how irrelevant your comment actually was.
    Thanks for the brand new information.

    The fact that the GOP lost the popular vote but won the House shows how idiotic the electoral system is.
  8. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    09 May '13 18:17
    eIrreOriginally posted by Eladar
    Just goes to show how little you understand how the US government works.

    Let me educate you on this point: No member of Congress is voted into office by the total popular vote in an election.

    Once you understand this basic concept, perhaps you will realize how irrelevant your comment actually was.
    Irrelevant comment? No....I don't think so. You folks can make all the noise you want, but the demographics are working against you.
  9. 09 May '13 18:18
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Thanks for the brand new information.

    The fact that the GOP lost the popular vote but won the House shows how idiotic the electoral system is.
    Now for lesson number two: The President of the United States is elected by the Electoral process, not members of Congress.

    Once you understand this principle you will see that the electoral system has absolutely nothing to do with why the GOP controls the House.
  10. 09 May '13 18:30
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Thanks for the brand new information.

    The fact that the GOP lost the popular vote but won the House shows how idiotic the electoral system is.
    People vote for their own representatives is idiotic?
  11. Standard member vivify
    rain
    09 May '13 18:38
    One of the reasons the GOP keeps losing is because they hold on to antiquated traditional and religious values. They don't evolve with the times.

    One evidence of this, is that a stereotypical Republican is a white Christian. What's a stereotypical Democrat? Barring an attempt at a snarky comeback from a Rep, there is none. That's because Dems include the majority of latinos, blacks, asians and openly gay people, in addition to many whites. Dems have evolved to the point where it's no surprise that there are many such people registered as Dems. However, a black or latino Republican is a novelty in GOP, that they exploit and loudly trumpet whenever one of them makes the news.

    I'd say in ten years, most of the U.S. will be Democrats. And while it's better to be independent rather than side with a party, it's still a step in the right direction.
  12. 09 May '13 18:42
    Originally posted by Eladar
    If the GOP keeps losing, how is it that the GOP controls the House?
    Massive unheralded gerrymandering
  13. 09 May '13 19:00
    Originally posted by techsouth
    People vote for their own representatives is idiotic?
    No, but weighing people's votes differently based on where they live is.
  14. 09 May '13 19:03
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Now for lesson number two: The President of the United States is elected by the Electoral process, not members of Congress.

    Once you understand this principle you will see that the electoral system has absolutely nothing to do with why the GOP controls the House.
    Now for lesson number two: The President of the United States is elected by the Electoral process, not members of Congress.

    Thanks for more info I didn't already know.

    Once you understand this principle you will see that the electoral system has absolutely nothing to do with why the GOP controls the House.

    This must be one of the most bizarre statements you've ever made. How can the electoral system not influence who gets elected? That's the whole point of an electoral system, isn't it?
  15. 09 May '13 19:40
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Thanks for the brand new information.

    The fact that the GOP lost the popular vote but won the House shows how idiotic the electoral system is.
    Amen to that!!!