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Trump seems to have written off the senate, but apparently thinks the GOP can get control of the house, which seems pretty unlikely.

My view is that Biden's administration will pursue generic centrist democrat policies in the same way that Obama's ("most liberal senator!!!") ended up not exactly being radically leftist. Harris et al. will apply some pressure, but all these fantastical theories about a socialist takeover are just that: fantastical.

by asdf on Sun Oct 25th, 2020 at 08:19:23 PM EST
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Hasn't the opposite happened too? Senate GOP having written Trump off and concentrating on sabotaging an upcoming Biden administration? (this and saving their asses seats as much as they can)
by Bernard on Sun Oct 25th, 2020 at 08:53:41 PM EST
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It's confusing right now. If you have spent four years licking one guy's boots it might be hard to claim otherwise in the last two weeks of a tight election...
by asdf on Sun Oct 25th, 2020 at 09:32:43 PM EST
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I heard a comment quoting McConnell this morning on NPR. He seemed to concede that the Republicans are likely to lose both the White House and the Senate but stated that Trump's three Supreme Court nominees would make a lasting impression on the country. I suspect that the new conservative majority, (even without Roberts), will be cautious in pressing their advantage due to concern about court expansion. Time will tell.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Oct 26th, 2020 at 01:56:56 PM EST
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If the Dems do win the Senate I don't expect Majority Leader Chuck "Attack Chihuahua" Schumer to make any drastic changes.  He and the rest of the DLC will wring their hands and moan and groan they don't have all 5,619 Senate seats and thus can do nothing.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Mon Oct 26th, 2020 at 05:25:53 PM EST
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I predict a whole lot of reaching across the aisle.

It's possible some powder will be kept dry too.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Oct 26th, 2020 at 08:18:30 PM EST
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