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Obama DID NOT control Congress

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by W420Hunter, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. W420Hunter

    W420Hunter

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    So any one see the issue with this? My friend came at me with this and I just had to laugh. She used it to fire back at me after I posted on one of her links. But before it she told me to stop *****-ing and read the this, or just stop *****-ing.
     
  2. Gunnut 45/454

    Gunnut 45/454

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    Nope he was AWOL! Playing gulf , vacations, and fundraisers! Zero leadership from Zero! So we had King Harry running the country! Or should I say stopping everything in it's tracks!:steamed:
     


  3. NMPOPS

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    Your friend and the article are both right and wrong. No he did not have the magical 60 Democratic Senators. But the 60% vote is only needed for budgetary matters. What he did have for the first two years he was in office was a Democratic Majority in both the Senate and the House and he failed to even get a Budget passed! Basically the only thing he did get through was his Obamacare.
     
  4. The obama arrived in Washington as an unskilled socialist that has used his ethnicity to ride the entitlement gravy train through life, it would be shocking if he had been an effective president. He is like a spoiled toddler that his mother’s friends are too polite to say what a waste of skin he is.
     
  5. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM


    I love that excuse. Obama couldn't get anything done because he only had a majority, not a super majority.

    Yeah, right. That's the reason. :whistling:
     
  6. aircarver

    aircarver Ride Continues Silver Member

    Wait'll he sees the next congress...

    They jammed it down our throats, now we'll stick it up their ......

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  7. NMPOPS

    NMPOPS

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    I agree it was no excuse. I was just pointing out he did indeed have a Democratic congress.

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  8. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    I was agreeing with you. You are right. :supergrin:
     
  9. fortyofforty

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    And yet, somehow, everything bad is Bush's fault when he had much smaller majorities in Congress (when he enjoyed them at all, which was certainly not for eight years). I love the hypocrisy.
     
  10. W420Hunter

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    As I understood things that 60 number was to block a filibuster. That is why they used reconciliation to avoid the blocking by said filibuster, or am I just remembering my gov. class wrong?
     
  11. Gunnut 45/454

    Gunnut 45/454

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    Nope you got it right! That's why they changed the rules to allow them to shove things through! We all know how Progressives hate rules , laws or anything else that impeeds there agenda!:faint:
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2012
  12. W420Hunter

    W420Hunter

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    But to pass a bill they only need a simple majority right?
     
  13. countrygun

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    This lovely little fact is swept under the rug.

    bring it up around a liberal and watch the subject change.
     
  14. NMPOPS

    NMPOPS

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    If you remember, about a year of so ago CC Resciprocity bill passed the House but failed in the Senate by a vote of 59 to 41. Certain bills require 60% to pass not just a majority.

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  15. While the President doesn't "control" Congress (speration of powers/branches), his party did for the last two years of the Bush presidency and the first two years of the Obama presidency.

    It won't matter what you say to your friend, they will not believe what you say even if you post links from DU and MSNBC to back up any factual information you present. They are not interested in hearing facts since it will contradict their feelings. They will simply resort to blaming Bush, or attempt to win and or end the conversation by calling you a racist.

    After a while one learns not to bother arguing politics with progressives since they'll drag you down to their level and beat you, not with facts, but with their feelings on the issues.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2012