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Published: Friday, Oct. 29 2010 1:06 p.m. MDT

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Mountanman
Hayden, ID

I hope this time, the Republicans do not abandon conservative values and try to outdemocrat the democrats. If they do, they will be gone in one term, just like in 2006.

Ex-Pat of Zion
Lititz, PA

I've read the pledge. Lots of rhetoric, but that's not unexpected. Some ambiguity and each line item dedicates a high percentage of the text identifying the problem and a few lines on the "solution". They have a goal, but no action steps to get there (not very S.M.A.R.T leadership). I can almost guarantee the results won't materialize.

Case in point: Securing the border as part of an initiative on immigration reform. How? (military?) and perhaps more important ... how much? Remember now, no new taxes!!!

Go to the fact check web site (moderators ... this isn't a URL) and look at their analysis. The footnotes indicate the research is valid. Then decide for yourself the extent the republicans are (a) telling the truth and (b) capable of keeping their "pledge".

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

Pelosi will continue to deny the Republican tsunami right up until the time she goes to the airport to board her private jet (pd. for by taxpayers)and .......its not there!

Kenwa Mabuni
Provo, UT

This scares me!!! I am NOT a democrat, nor a liberal but the GOP grabbing everything, in my opinion threatens democracy, goes directly against the purpose of the Republic, everything just one sided (in other words it would be exactly what the democrats did as soon as they took control of the house and senate). Of course I want that crazy universal health care thing reversed, for sure tax increases are not on my birthday wish list and I am not an illegal aliens amnesty lover; neverthless, GOP only is not what America needs.......

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

The way main stream America thinks : GOP wins big means no compromise with Obama. People booted dems out and elected new republicans to put a stop to the Obama train wreck.

The way Obama thinks: GOP wins big means GOP must compromise with me and follow my agenda.

Obama == Narcissism means Obama is defeated in 2012!!!

Independent
Henderson, NV

I've read the pledge too. It is lots of rhetoric, and it reveals that the GOP leadership still doesn't get it. The Democrats don't get it either, so the best we can do is keep on voting them out after one term each in order to minimise the harm they are both doing.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Patriot (not) said: The way main stream America thinks : GOP wins big means no compromise with Obama. People booted dems out and elected new republicans to put a stop to the Obama train wreck.

Because they have compromised on....what? Nothing not even the bills they sponsored the republicans are passive aggressive cowards with nothing but the usual lies. There slightly revised "Contract on America" will convince their slower audience that they care, or have any idea what they are doing. They Don't!

Corporate America

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

It's too bad, really...

David
Centerville, UT

Kenwa, you don't have to be afraid. Even a 60 seat swing in Republicans favor in the House will not give them a super majority. And it is still unknown whether Republicans can win back the Senate, and even if they did they would only have a 1-2 seat majority there. But, lets assume they win the House, and the Senate. They won't be able to muscle through bills because the president is sitting there ready to veto!

This Republican majority in the House will simply mean more stalement...which is a good thing in my opinion. Something has got to slow down Obama's agenda and spending.

Now if Republicans can win the White House in 2012...that will be the real test: Will Republicans remember their convictions? Will they cut spending, shrink government, roll back social programs, put entitlement spending in order, stabilize the economy, etc?

My true wish is that Obama becomes like Clinton and works with Republicans. America will be the winner under that scenario.

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

All you have to do is look at the picture associated with this story: Anyone see any diversity in the photo? Nope, just a bunch of white. They did put in a token woman, however.

That's what scares me about the GOP.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

You may not know much about tax law, but if you've been watching Democratic campaign ads almost anywhere in the country you do know one thing by now. American corporations get tax breaks for shipping jobs to China. If not China, at least some place overseas. How the tax law works. The feature of the tax law being debated is called deferral. It allows U.S.-based corporations to defer taxes on earnings of their foreign subsidiaries until they bring those profits back to the United States. In many cases, companies use foreign earnings to invest in their operations outside the United States. For decades, American companies such as aerospace giant Boeing and heavy equipment maker Caterpillar have both exported to China and done manufacturing there. With an economy growing at nearly 10 percent a year, China is too important a market to ignore. This is not a Democratic versus Republican issue. There are Democrats such as (House Ways and Means Committee member) Rep. Richard Neal who think the U.S. multinationals need deferral in order to be competitive. In any event Democrats move to change the law on taxing overseas profits seems futile, at least to 2012.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

If the Republicans do what they are elected to do, they will cut government spending substantially, repeal Obamacare, stop cap and trade, cut the deficits and decrease or eliminate the national debt which will be good for the overall economy. What will the Democrats do? Parade "victims" in front of the willing news media telling the world the Rebublicans want to starve women and children and pollute the environment. The Republicans need to have the cahonies to endure and stick to the task in spite of the whining from the left. What is the alternative? More government, more debt, more taxes, more unemployment and more suffering for our grandchildren. The truth is, we ARE going to suffer, the only question is how much and when!

Bebyebe
UUU, UT

They will get kill the Obama presidency and take the country down too. What patriots.

Joe Moe
Logan, UT

The opening line made me chuckle. It's not just Pelosi. Chris Matthews of MSNBC is the same way. Any little hint of good things for Democrats he jumps on and plays up to no end, ignoring everything else the best he can.

I find it ironic that liberal bloggers and on-line commenters always decry Beck, O'Hannity, etc., but don't see the beam in their own eye, as they watch Matthews and Maddow.

You have to look pretty hard nowadays to find news and political analysis without a political bent. Most people just listen to someone with the same bent as they have, and then wonder why the other guys can't see the truth of things like they do...

JNA
Layton, UT

To Hutterite: I disagree, it is absolutely the best thing for this country. It's great!!!!

To: Bebyebe: From your mouth to Gods's ear, taking down the communist regime of the Obama presidency, the unions, upsetting Hollywierd, and getting rid of Nancy and Harry, would be the most patriotic thing that could happen to this country!!

Time For A Tea Party
Ogden, UT

Checks and balances, what a great concept. If we can just keep them fighting amongst themselves long enough...we can solve our own problems and turn things around. It's when either side has ulitmate power that we begin to have rulers...

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