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November 4th, 2010
08:22 AM ET

Moving on from midterms: Will Congress get nasty?

Midterm results are in. And, looking ahead, lawmaking could get rough for Congress next season.

Jonathan Martin, senior political reporter at POLITICO, joins John Roberts on American Morning to break down what America can expect when its newly elected lawmakers arrive in Washington.

Will Tea Party energy shake up D.C.?

Could moderate GOP-elects help get business done?

And, how's Pelosi taking it all?

Martin gives his take.

How do you think the candidate your state elected will fit in?

Filed under: American Morning • Midterm elections • Politics
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. ronvan

    Zero work, zero ethics or standards, zero effort to help "We the people". Positive effort to line their pockets with money, to make deals "behind closed doors" with big business & the MIC, to continually lie & cajole WE the people, and to act like "little children" when it comes to getting anything done. Yet "WE the people" never learn! So we threw out some democrats & put republicans in their place and actually think this is going to help? Now nothing is going to get done. If WE the people really want to make change and let ALL of our "elected children" stand up and pay attention then WE have to make a decision to throw ALL of them out and start over! Could we be any worse off?

    November 8, 2010 at 3:47 am |
  2. M. Barnes

    Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Our country will continue on the path to destruction on matter who is in office, unless we, as a nation, repent of our sins , return to God and obey his word, his every word. It is the only truth and this national only hope.

    November 5, 2010 at 9:46 am |
  3. Julie

    In state of Michigan. we have this Syder guy, as govenor, don't have much of a clue who he is. I did read where he was head of Gateway computer, and, then that business was outsourced to China. Maybe only way to get people in Michigan working is if we have the Chinese immigrate here to put Michigan back to work?

    November 4, 2010 at 7:43 pm |
  4. Julie

    O'Connell already made accusations about some raising of ethics. What now is that? More like the 6 million that they spent 2 years on Clinton and Monica, while many of them were doing the same thing? Bringing nasty sexual comments into our living rooms over and over day after day?
    People of Kentucky? Why this guy? Term limits?
    I keep hearing in my head "Bring in the Clowns, we've got to have clowns, They're here...." Ta DA...

    November 4, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  5. Pauly

    Will Congress get nasty? Where have you been for the last 4 years? The GOP has filibustered & blocked almost everything. Many Americans actually believe that the Constitution requires 60 votes to pass legislation. It doesn't!!! But it now takes 60 votes to even get a bill moved to debate!

    The GOP tals about the debt bit has blocked bills to end subsidies for co's that outsource jobs overseas & blocked a bill to end subsidies for big oil. They talk about ending "entitlements" but never talk about corporate welfare, which dwarfs all the social programs in this country.

    They filibustered extending unemployment benefits a couple of times because "we don't have the money." But they think we can afford to extend tax breaks for the wealthiest at a cost of more than $700 billion. They talk about the cost of health care reform but never talk about the costs of their Medicare Part D program that continues to benefit the insurance co's.

    The media needs to quit airing the lies & talking points & report the facts! Hold Congress accountable!!!

    November 4, 2010 at 8:53 am |
  6. Scott

    They're not there to work, they're there to support the party. Both sides just want to be treated like big shots, get lobbying money, and grab as large a piece of the pie as they can while they are there.

    These are not difficult jobs. No boss notices when they don't show up, they get treated like royalty and they only have a performance review every 2 years and those are in gerrymandered districts set up to protect them.

    I don't expect anything different. The DEMS spent there time there worrying about doing to much, and the GOP will spend their time in there trying to attack the President and solidifying their power base. They'll start thinking about tax paying voters again 1 1/2 years from now.

    November 4, 2010 at 8:27 am |