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A Senate Contract With America
American Thinker, by Bruce Walker

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 7/17/2014 2:27:37 AM

Twenty years ago, 300 House Republican candidates stunned Democrats with its Contract With America. This brief, clear document committed those who signed on to do several specific things if voters gave Republicans control of the House of Representatives, a body that Democrats had controlled for the prior four decades. Eight of the promises in the Contract With America were internal changes in the operation of the House of Representatives, and the House fulfilled them. The other part of this document promised to bring to floor votes within 100 days ten substantive bills that the Democrat leadership of the House had kept

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Janylou, 7/17/2014 3:04:37 AM     (No. 9928197)

Hey, Mitch, here´s a great idea to win the senate.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: enuf8, 7/17/2014 3:26:30 AM     (No. 9928207)

The best way to win the Senate is to elect the "Dumb Blonde" Grimes instead of McConnell. That would give a new Majority Leader in the Senate and give the House the gusto to defeat Boehner for Speaker. There should be sufficient wins for the Senate without McConnell.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 7/17/2014 6:01:14 AM     (No. 9928257)

Um....#2...Mitch McConnell is the MINORITY Leader of the Senate. Electing Democrat Allison Grimes would help ensure Harry Reid remains as MAJORITY Leader.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tisHimself, 7/17/2014 6:26:42 AM     (No. 9928265)

The same people who enjoy the status quo and justify their actions in Mississippi are the same liberal republicans who minimize Gingrich´s achievements and would never want a successful CWA to empower reform minded conservatives.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/17/2014 7:53:16 AM     (No. 9928347)

The "establishment" would never go along with this thus this is a pipe dream. True conservatives are not welcome in the senate, I will vote for dems until they are. For those who argue things will be better with RINO control of government then they are now consider; the dems want to (over)tax the rich the RINOs want to pass amnesty. Which policy brings more pain to the middle class? They lose both ways. The one thing preventing republican control at the national level is its alliance with CoC crony capitalism which turns off the Reagan dems.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/17/2014 8:47:13 AM     (No. 9928437)

We would need a united team to do this. Instead of RINO´s undermining Conservatives.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: M2, 7/17/2014 10:49:39 AM     (No. 9928638)

What if every Republican candidate for the Senate this fall and every sitting Republican in that body today promised that if the American people handed them control of the Senate in 2014, all of them [see article for suggestions] together would bring all of these measures before the Senate for a vote within the first 100 days of the new Congress?

Great idea! Something to run on besides "Obama stinks", which we all know, even liberals who have the courage to admit it and those who don´t.

Walker´s plan sounds good. Now if we can get the GOP to start street-fighting instead of teeing off in a circle, we´re good to go.

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