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Democrats lose House

By Ann Telnaes

Related story: After midterm wins, GOP vows to block Obama's agenda

By Ann Telnaes  | November 3, 2010; 1:40 PM ET
Categories:  Congress, Democrats, GOP, Obama White House  
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Actually, I was shocked that $4 BILLION DOLLARS didn't BUY "ALL" the available seats! Those billonaires SHOULD HAVE spent at LEAST a few MORE billions!

How much IS a BILLION dollars?

OR, a BETTER perspective is:

a.)If we wanted to pay down ONE billion dollars of the US debt, paying one dollar a second, it would take 31 years, 259 days, 1 hour, 46 minutes, and 40 seconds.

b.)About ONE billion minutes ago, the Roman Empire was in full swing. (One billion minutes is about 1,900 years.)

c.)About a billion hours ago, we were living in the Stone Age. (One billion hours is about 114,000 years.)

d.)About a billion months ago, dinosaurs walked the earth. (One billion months is about 82 million years.)

e.)A billion inches is 15,783 miles, more than halfway around the earth (circumference). The earth is about 8,000 miles wide (diameter), and the sun is about 800,000 miles wide, not quite a million


And, the Republican corporations were SO DESPERATE to get back into control and ruin the accomplishments of the Democrats FOR the Middle Class in this country, they spent FOUR BILLION DOLLARS!!

Now, is THAT "DESPERATE", or what?? And THIS was only a MID-TERM election!! It's past time for some of you simple brains to start to THINK before they succeed and there IS no MIDDLE CLASS any more. What they want is to have:




Wise up! It is NOT a childhood bully fight, kids. You are playing with the BIG DOG con artists now, who twisted your minds with those expensive lies!!

Posted by: Maerzie | November 5, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

It's what happens when democrats are unmasked and revealed to be followers of late 19th century socialist political thought

Progress left "Progressives" behind

Posted by: georgedixon1 | November 4, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Swamp partially drained. Some of the creatures managed to hang on to driftwood.

Telnaes: nice touch with the health care insurance lobby towel.

Posted by: postfan1 | November 4, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

@innerspace: Swamped drained.

Swamp refilled with more muck.

Posted by: egc52556 | November 4, 2010 7:30 AM | Report abuse

Dems look on the bright side you still have a bunch of radical liberal democrats running Washington DC and if you noticed today just about every escalator in the Metro system still didn't work today.

Posted by: billybeer6 | November 3, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Swamped drained.

Posted by: innerspace | November 3, 2010 9:04 PM | Report abuse

Tom Schweers :

Lets clean out the poor performers on both sides of the aisle.
Democrat or republican.
Now there`s a plan to adhere to .

I`m out like a grid blackout .

Posted by: wts1574 | November 3, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

The Democrats have only themselves to blame. They allowed the GOP, shady news programs and special interest groups to set the agenda, stall or modify their programs and mislead the public. Now we are in the horrible position of having a gridlocked government when we need legal, immigration, economic, health, safety and environmental reform. Time is running out on so many issues that this game can only do damage to our image, lives, property and security. The GOP is responsible for creating gridlock, The news agencies are responsible for creating fear, mistrust and confusion. The general public is responsible for believing a great deal of crap.

Posted by: MyVoice3 | November 3, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Here's how I read last night:

Dear Democrooks: you strayed too far to the left and failed to deliver on your promise of openness.

Dear Republirats: your only mandates are to listen to the people and deliver on the openness, or we'll boot your butts in 2012 too.

Posted by: kiltedknight | November 3, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Sigh! Back to 1929!

Posted by: lufrank1 | November 3, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Right on the mark.

Posted by: RaymondTAnderson | November 3, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Boo hooo hooo hooo hooo!!!

Posted by: thinker16 | November 3, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Ahhh-HA!! too bad... so sad....

Posted by: alutz08 | November 3, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

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