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Posted by: Jon Henke on Monday, June 12, 2006

We've occassionally discussed the merits — the potential up- and down-sides — of divided government. I'm curious to know what the readers think would be the optimal post-'06 outcome, whether Republicans retain control, or divide control in some way with the Democrats. Vote once, and feel free to leave your reasoning in the comments.

How would you like to see national political majorities divided after the 2006 election?
Republican President, Senate, House
Republican President, Senate — Democratic House
Republican President, House — Democratic Senate
Republican President — Democratic Senate, House
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I think McQ has already covered this, but a Democrat House would be incapable of stopping Supreme Court nominations (the one place where conservatives have been able to assert their authority and get good results) but could make *sses out of themselves (pun intended) for 2008.

In the meantime, they could disrupt the unified-government spending habit a bit, maybe even create some real accountability.

I do wonder what a Dem House would try to do on the war...
Written By: OrneryWP
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I’m almost beyond caring. It’s apathy, bare and simple. If conditions in the US get too nasty, I’m heading someplace else. Surprisingly, Russia is pretty nice, much freer in many ways than the US.
Written By: Robert Nanders
I’m sorry, I couldnt pass this up. How is Russia which is sliding back into authoritarianism freer than the US? I mean just this year Freedom House changed its freedom ranking from "Partly Free" to "Not Free".

Me? I’d travel to Australia or Ireland
Written By: Chris
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There is only a choice of four out of six combinations to vote for.
Written By: VRB
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Maybe a category of "None of the Above" should be added.
Written By: Tezcatlipoca
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Robert, been huffing Nitrous recently... you’d chose Putin’s Russia to the US...OK, you must like anorexic Russian Skanks because there is NO WAY Russia is "freer" than the US, in any way shape or form. AND it snows there, a LOT *UGH*

Australia or Ireland... interesting if you like violent sports and alcohol I guess, but I don’t know if their "freedom" rating is that great either. Ireland is the FREEST EU economy, that is like saying Natasha is the best looking KGB agent in the room, it’s a relative thing and may not mean as much as you think. Australia is also fairly Euro in it’s socio-economic policies, do remember the Dock Workers Union in Australia routinely sent telegrams to its counter-parts in the USSR on May and the celebration of the "October Revolution." Beer, Blondes and Beaches have an appeal but realize it’s not all Sheilas and Fosters....Down Under.
Written By: Joe
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VRB in ’06 those are the ONLY combinations really possible, there can’t be a Democratic PRESIDENT. You’d have to wait until ’08 for that/those possibility(ies).
Written By: Joe
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What about 50-50 Senate, or 217-217-1 House? I suppose those are extra options. But the 217-217-1 House would side with the Dems...
Written By: OrneryWP
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Couldn’t W switch parties?

Particularly since he has those secret prisons, torture chambers, Gulag San Francisco, mass purges of liberals/minorities/migrants, etc., a party change should be no big deal . . .
Written By: Don
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I was not thinking immediately after. My mind just jumped to 2008.

I like the catagory of "None of the above."
Written By: VRB
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