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Republicans Won! But Did the Country???

Well, the Republicans have taken the Senate and I got news for you Democrats! Yeah baby, ya better get ready. There’s a big wave a’comin!. Now that the GOP is in control of both Houses, get ready for vast waves of sweeping legislation that will be just ever so slightly less Liberal than what you guys have been giving us. Take that! For instance. Democrats have been ranting and raving […]

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Could Senator Tim Scott Change The Republican Party?

Politisite readers are already aware that a new U.S. Senator recently took office, but unfortunately most of the United States citizenry is not.  In case you don’t know, the new Senator is Tim Scott (R-SC) and he was appointed by his home-state Republican Governor Nikki Haley to replace Senator Jim DeMint in the U.S. Senate.  In case you do not know, Senator Scott is African American (or Black if you prefer) and […]

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Even Democrats admit 2014 Midterm going Republican

Republicans entered the final weekend before the midterm elections clearly holding the better hand to control the Senate and poised to add to their House majority. But a decidedly sour electorate and a sizable number of undecided voters added a measure of suspense. The final drama surrounded the Senate, which has been a Democratic bulwark for President Obama since his party lost its House majority in 2010. Republicans need to […]

SC Democrat Congressman recommends ‘Sexting’ to GOTV

South Carolina Democrat Congressman, James Clyburn, recommended  “sexting” as a way to get out the vote in the 2014 midterm election.  I am wondering if Clyburn is getting his campaign advice from former congressman Anthony Wiener. Clyburn seemed to confuse basic “texting” with “sexting” — which involves sending sexual messages or photos — during a Labor Day weekend appearance on C-SPAN to promote his new memoir. Clyburn, 74, told an […]

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Montana: Walsh Pulls Out of Senate Race after Plagiarized Thesis

Senator John Walsh (D., Mont.) will drop out of the Senate race following revelations that he allegedly plagiarized more than half of his research paper while at the U.S. Army War College. The state’s Democratic party now has less than two weeks to find a replacement candidate. “I am ending my campaign so that I can focus on fulfilling the responsibility entrusted to me as your U.S. senator,” he said in a […]