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Published: Thursday, May 9 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

I hope the dems DONT win control of the house.
I do not trust them to be in complete control.

Our government runs best when we have reasonable and divided government.

The best outcome would be to replace the fringe Republicans with adults ( R or D) who will put country over party.

I am not optimistic.

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

How many people vote. Their is 16% of America that is black and that more black people vote than white. That's not possible, is it?

George
New York, NY

So how many times has mr. Will wrongly predicted obama's demise over the last five or six years dating back to his first run for president?

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

I agree with Joe, we need balance not gridlock.

m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

I just wish you Democrats would acknowledge that there a lot of fringe Democrats too. However, since Obama, Biden, Reid, Pelosi, Boxer, Shumer, ect......... are amoung them, I guess you can't.

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

You're on a roll this morning Joe!

George
New York, NY

@mg scott

I am not sure how logical it is to claim that the president and vice president that were just elected by the majority of Americans to a second term as on the fringe of were the Amercian voting public is.

I agree with Joe as well it would be nice to get grown-ups in during the 2014 election cycle unfortunately I think that is unlikely.

m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

Re: George

I was waiting for that point. Remember, the T-Party was roundly elected by a lot of Americans too, because they felt they were "Taxed Enough Already". That election by the way gave the Republicans control of the House, and some new Senate seats. Last election, the House still remains in the Republican hands, largely because of Sarah Palin and the T-Party movement of 2010. So, in answer to your point, very logical if people on your side continue to call T-Party people fringe.

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

@m.g. scott – “Sarah Palin and the T-Party movement of 2010…”

I was with you until Sarah Palin…

Whatever merits the Tea Party has (or had until their message of fiscal conservatism was co-opted by Republican opportunists), electing officials who demonstrate such a severe inverse relationship between confidence and intelligence is not the answer.

And if that weren’t enough a quick review of her apocalyptic religious views, and the fact that if elected she would have been a choked-on-chicken-bone away from being commander-in-chief, should chill any rational (religious or otherwise) human being to the bone.

And I know plenty of usually Republican voters who felt the same way in 2008...

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@mg scott
the t party really? They have lost more seats for republicans then they have gained for them. republicans held the house despite the t part not because of it, imagine were they could have gotten had they not been dragging them along? Ask Romney if he thinks the t party helped his election.

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

@m.g. scott – “Sarah Palin and the T-Party movement of 2010…”

I was with you until Sarah Palin…

Whatever merits the Tea Party has (or had until their message of fiscal conservatism was co-opted by Republican opportunists), electing officials who demonstrate such a severe inverse relationship between confidence and intelligence is not the answer.

And if that weren’t enough a quick review of her apocalyptic religious views, and the fact that if elected she would have been a choked-on-chicken-bone away from being commander-in-chief, should chill any rational (religious or otherwise) human being to the bone.

m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

Tyler D You may not want to remember it but Palin did in fact campaign for many T-Party people who won election. That is the truth. And, Mr. Tolstoy, the other fact is that the Republicans were in the minority after the 2008 elections, not the majority. I don't know why some of you hate Palin and T-Party so much, but at least give credit where it is due. In 2010, with T-Party and Palin involved, the Republicans won. Furthermore, Palin was more qualified than Obama when it came to experience in government. But do we really have to argue that all over again? Maybe Palin was not Presidential material, but we know for sure now that Obama isn't. In the meantime, hopefully, the Republicans will hold the House, maybe win some Senate seats, and it's bye bye Obama.

the old switcharoo
mesa, AZ

There are fringe democrats. Personally I think the ones calling for bans on guns are not being very smart.

There are some that never take a disciplined approach or ever admit there's too much of a good program.

But as far as national spending goes I don't trust republicans either. They will make another war to waste 2 or 3 trillion instead of a stimulus to keep teachers and police employed and build roads. I'd rather go broke the democrat way than the republican way I guess.

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

@m.g. scott - I don't know why some of you hate Palin and T-Party so much… Furthermore, Palin was more qualified than Obama when it came to experience in government.”

Where did I ever mention hate?

Truth is, she seems like a nice person and I’m sure knowing her as a neighbor, parent of a kid on my son’s baseball team, or a fellow PTA member would be quite enjoyable.

But she was without a doubt the most unqualified high office candidate I have seen in my lifetime. And I’m not talking about former government positions held (as you allude to with respect to Obama).

I’m talking about critical thinking skills, grasp of world events, intellectual curiosity, knowledge of law/government (you do know Obama was a professor of constitutional law, yes?), knowing more than just trite rehearsed sound bites (which became clear in interviews that was all she had), and a certain humbleness and respect for the magnitude of the office vs. her rapture-ready belief that God put her in this position (that’s the part that kept me up at night).

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