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Obama on the defensive for Democrats

September 29, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

AP headline today: “Obama: GOP hasn’t been honest with Americans”

Sorry, Mr. President, but it’s the Democrats who haven’t been honest with Americans this time around. You control BOTH houses in Congress and can’t get the job done. Time to shift balance of power so you stop taking advantage of your voting bloc and realize you actually need to get things done and work for US.

(Not that the Republicans will fare much better but voting Democrats out will give you guys the wake-up call you need.)

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  1. September 29, 2010 at 6:42 PM

    Two small points: 1) without 60 seats in the Senate, a majority is actually worthless. Like yesterday, when the Rs refused to allow a bill to even come up for a vote. It isn’t true control, and it takes a supreme amount of work to get any Rs (and even some of the moderate Ds) to break caucus in order to just get bills on the floor for a vote; 2) if you’ve paid attention to some of the R candidates (esp. the Tea Party endorsed ones), voting out the Ds is not wake-up call any of us can afford. These are people who make Rand Paul look mainstream….

    It might be worth your time to browse through this: http://politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/browse/
    Despite the fact that Rs consistently stall bills in both houses, O has managed to accomplish a great deal. It’s really a shame that most of it doesn’t get any air time since we apparently need to know the various hangnail experiences of tea partiers and whatever Glenn Beck, et al might be saying.

    Lastly, a point to consider: O has spent a great deal of time trying to get the other side to work with him. He pointedly asked for their input on the healthcare bill, and even included some of their ideas. Did any of them vote for it? Negative. My only criticism of congressional Ds is that they haven’t realized that right now it is a necessity for them to vote lock-step (which is very unusual for them, unlike their opposition) to get enough things through to shake the Rs.

    Those are my cents. I’ll let you spend them as you please. haha 😛

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