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Will the Republicans or the Democrats win the majority in Congress this year?

Asked by weeveeship (4610points) October 16th, 2010

It seems like the midterm elections race is quite close. The Democrats currently have a rather sizable majority in both the House and the Senate, but this could change after the elections.

Thoughts?

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skfinkel's avatar

Democrats will surprise the pundits, and will keep the majority.

jrpowell's avatar

I’m not sure. But I look forward to Republicans taking a bit of responsibility. If they win they will have two years to once again prove that they are complete fucking idiots and will drop to their knees if you have a check in your hand.

josie's avatar

What difference does it make? Both parties have decided that you should be a slave to the State’s caprice

Jaxk's avatar

It seems likely that the Republicans will take the House. The Senate, probably not. Either way I’m hoping that it will stop the runaway spending. Even if the Democrats retain control of both houses, they will have to think twice about more spending. If nothing else, this election cycle has warned them that the current track is unacceptable.

incendiary_dan's avatar

The Republicrats will win. They always do.

Qingu's avatar

@josie, what difference does it make? With Democrats in Congress, we got a health care bill that will insure 30 million Americans; we have a financial regulation bill that will help reform banks and regulate the corrupt gambling system that led to the Great Recession; we have a bill that drastically reforms the student loan program; all of these bills will help reduce the deficit.

All of these bills are quite imperfect. Largely because no Republicans supported them whatsover, so they had to be negotiated with “blue dog” democrats and the one moderate Republican in the Senate.

I don’t see how it’s reasonable to say that there are no differences between the parties.

To answer the question, Nate Silver has a good track record of predictions; he says the Republicans will probably take control of the House but the Dems will keep the Senate. So unless more Democrats vote, look forward to absolute gridlock, nothing getting done in Congress apart from the occasional Repulblican House investigation into Barack Hussein Obama’s birth certificate.

josie's avatar

@Qingu every party trumpets their legislative triumphs as if just this once everybody will benefit and nobody will pay. But all Fed Programs wind up being expesive Ponzi schemes or sources of resentment by one constituency toward another. Try to honestly argue otherwise.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

In states that have any commone sense and go off what the candidate can do for them the GOP will probably pick up quite a bit. Those places where they don’t care how bad of a job their politicians do they will tow the party line it will be little change.

CaptainHarley's avatar

I predict a Republican landslide, although I’m not entirely sure that’s a good thing.

Rarebear's avatar

It won’t matter, either way.

CaptainHarley's avatar

@Rarebear

Perhaps not to you, but it will to my children and grandchildren.

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