After the elections what will change?

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    Oct 28, 2008 4:04 AM GMT
    It will not be much longer until we have a new president so I am curious to know what changes will take place first. How much power does one man really have and if it is as much as we seem to think a President holds then how long will it take for change to take effect? With a lot of issues at hand which do you feel take priority?
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    Oct 28, 2008 5:13 AM GMT
    Now we Americans are seeing a rise of the publics voice, to rid our country of the bush failed policies, and corruption of the bush administration. Witnessed by the unprecidented number of volunteers, private citizen small donations, Major Newspapers,Republican statesmen among others, bloggers, writers and etc., all speaking out for a total change of US Direction.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Once in power, there will have to be a reinstatement of the constitutional separation of powers. An already discussed new administrational look by its Judiciary appointees into Bush actions, executive orders, to see what needs to be undone to get our government back on track with the constitution in all ways he had maligned it. A good look into just what bush had done to the constitution with his secretive "continuity of Government" plans, and undo them to line them back up with the constitution. Some Charges may need to be filed against his administration if laws were broken. Fix the patriot, and FISA Laws to restore the rights of privacy and etc. of the public. Restore Habeaus Corpus rights to all that come in contact with our government. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The war will be being brought to an end in a way best for all concerned, and Iraqi "REAL" sovereignity returned, and Foreign diplomacy (talking with those country's we have differences with) will have to begin in ernest, with a renewed committment to broken treaties and conventions by the previous (bush) administration for the sake of improving our relations with our allies. Close Guantanomo Prison Camp >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>At the same time there must be a great bipartisan economic summit for legislation to start our economy in a new direction preferencing infrastructure projects at home, investing in new energy saving technology, and revamping our auto industry to make use of this tech. and developement/improvement of new and currently known tech.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Work toward a bipartisan Health care program for all citizens, a system making a college education available for all citizens.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Ending big corporation subsidies/welfare/big oil tax breaks and useing the money saved to help pay down the debt, and invest in new Tech, infrastructure to increase jobs for the public. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Hows that for starters. this all basicly needs to be happening at the same time, none of these can wait, they all must be addressed asap. It will take years to undo the damage bush did to our country
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    Oct 28, 2008 6:29 AM GMT
    The election discussions/ predictions on RJ will come to an end or taper down significantly and there will be more attention given to other important topics. Like "Who's hotter, WeHo boy #1 or WeHo boy #2?"
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    Oct 28, 2008 6:31 AM GMT
    sundayswim saidThe election discussions/ predictions on RJ will come to an end or taper down significantly and there will be more attention given to other important topics. Like "Who's hotter, WeHo boy #1 or WeHo boy #2?"
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    Oct 28, 2008 6:32 AM GMT
    the president can do nothing without the senate and house. if the president can lead, he can inspire the government to perform its offices. otherwise there is a stalemate and nothing gets done, despite all the campaign promises. if the senate is 60/40 democratic, then there will be a blank check for obama probably. 59/41 is expected; however, some repubs will be wishy washy on some topics, so although the check won't be blank, obama will probably (at least at first) be able to make sweeping changes alongside congress.

    the pendulum, however, will swing back in time (i predict 2-4 years) and the democratic majorities will be widdled away and after obama is re-elected he will be as ineffectual as w.
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    Oct 28, 2008 6:35 AM GMT
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    Oct 28, 2008 6:40 AM GMT
    GuiltyGear saidmushroom cloud Pictures, Images and Photos


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    Oct 28, 2008 6:41 AM GMT
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    Oct 28, 2008 6:43 AM GMT
    Sean_85 saidThe Presidenticon_biggrin.gif

    Man I didnt see that one coming icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 28, 2008 6:46 AM GMT
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    Sean_85 saidThe Presidenticon_biggrin.gif

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    Oct 28, 2008 1:37 PM GMT
    GuiltyGear saidmushroom cloud Pictures, Images and Photos


    I hope that, that is not the Crawford ranch. Not everyone from Texas is a Dumb Ass idiot like George W.
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    Oct 28, 2008 1:42 PM GMT
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    Chizzad said
    Sean_85 saidThe Presidenticon_biggrin.gif

    Man I didnt see that one coming icon_wink.gif


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    Oct 28, 2008 6:07 PM GMT
    If nothing changes, I won't be shocked.

    Though I'd be sad too
  • Fiveldsp

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    Oct 28, 2008 6:25 PM GMT
    I think that we will see a lot of changes in the next two years with a full democratic congressional and executive branch. Such things as a draft version of universal healthcare, nationwide recognition of civil unions, etc. But eventually, the reigns of power will change and there's nothing stopping the republicans from erasing any amendments or laws that are passed now *shrug* Guess we might as well just enjoy whatever we get and hang on for the ride...
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 28, 2008 6:49 PM GMT
    If Obama gets elected and hopefully the democrats will control at least one house of Congress, hopefully we will start seeing some major, positive changes for the mass majority of Americans and hopefully the economic situation will begin to improve in all regions of the country. Upstate NY along with the rest of the northern states need all the help that they can get at this time. It is time to revitalize our aging, troubled northern cities and their old first ring suburbs and discourage outermost suburban sprawl. It is time for a new energy policy that slowly gets us off of oil dependence. It is time to fund and expand public bus and rail transit and discourage even prohibit the construction of new roads, especially limited access superhighways. It is time to take better care of our environment and address global climatic change issues. This is what I am hoping for if Obama- Biden gets elected on 11-04-08. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 28, 2008 7:26 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidIf Obama gets elected and hopefully the democrats will control at least one house of Congress, hopefully we will start seeing some major, positive changes for the mass majority of Americans and hopefully the economic situation will begin to improve in all regions of the country. Upstate NY along with the rest of the northern states need all the help that they can get at this time. It is time to revitalize our aging, troubled northern cities and their old first ring suburbs and discourage outermost suburban sprawl. It is time for a new energy policy that slowly gets us off of oil dependence. It is time to fund and expand public bus and rail transit and discourage even prohibit the construction of new roads, especially limited access superhighways. It is time to take better care of our environment and address global climatic change issues. This is what I am hoping for if Obama- Biden gets elected on 11-04-08. icon_smile.gif


    While some of the above is nice I don't see where anyone would think the President has any power to change and revitalize states.

    I think i'd be great to see people moving back to Hartford and other dying cities but the president really can't do much about that... neither can congress.... It will be the job of developers and states if they ever stop focusing on just building for the wealthy and ever bring back affordable downtown housing or invest into mass transit... Not likely unless the wealthy suddenly start leaving the northeast.

    The only thing I'd really like to see the president bring within the next couple years is a long needed update of CAFE standards, bring back a national speed limit, and give lasting tax credits and incentives for better energy consuming purchases.
  • GQjock

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    Oct 28, 2008 9:02 PM GMT
    What will change ...

    The republican grip on power will be no more
    That's what will change
    We won't have an administration who declared war n Science and changed facts to suit their purposes
    We won't have the wrong-headed idea that Corporations and the Stock market can police themselves and that the only good regulation is a dead regulation
    we won't have people drowning in hurricanes because they're poor
    we won't have lobbyists writing legislation because they fork over money and gifts and jobs when they retire
    We won't have to consider what's good for religion when we consider what's good for changes in law

    And WE WON'T Have a REPUBLICAN in THE WHITE HOUSE ANYMORE
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    Oct 28, 2008 9:11 PM GMT
    I don't know, but I think it'll be refreshing to see something other than Palin topics everywhere, haha. icon_cool.gif

    But yeah, so many changes that need to take place... i'm not sure which takes priority.