Sunday, October 17, 2010 1:16:16 PM
The republicans have tunnel-vision & are acting like bratty jerks. I'm so tired of ALL the BS from all parties---but I can`t stay and rant because I have to go to drating work now.
Saturday, October 16, 2010 6:31:23 AM
Those are the issues that Obama and Democrats are using time in trying to hurdle. Republicans in the House and Senate vastly oppose most of the measures that are being introduced without adding much input.
Even then, there is a lot that even Obama and the government can't fix.
People need jobs and a lot of the private sector is still sitting on its thumbs unsure of the future and that`s dragging a lot of people either financially and/or psychologically down.
I never expected Obama to fix all the things wrong with the country, and I wouldn`t have expected McCain to do it either.
Most people just have unrealistic expectations for what he can/can`t do in a term without support from both parties.
Saturday, October 16, 2010 6:26:57 AM
Uh, you need 60 votes in the Senate to end a filibuster. There are 59 Democrats in the Senate.
And as stated in my last post which I can only assume you missed, Obama is still trying to gain support and input from Republicans on these issues, that's what`s keeping him from passing the stuff he wants.
He`s trying to do this mainly to try to get the parties to be less divided when these issues that they will be voting on impact all.
And Obama doesn`t really start and end the laws, he can`t just say he wants something and it happens, it has to be voted on in the house, senate, then he can sign it into law.
Look at the Health care bill, 219 to 212, not a single Republican supported the bill, and 34 Dems against, in the Senate it was 60-39, they managed to get the independants on board but all Republicans were against it there too.
Not to be a jerk, but you do realize Obama could have passed anything he wanted. At no point did he need Republican support, if you look at the numbers. The Democrats hold enough seats in both houses to pass anything without Republican support.
But they haven't. Why? Because there are Democrats who are obviously not signing on to tow the "company line".
That`s one argument I keep hearing... however, there is no need for bipartisan, by the numbers. Unless of course not all of the Democrats are on the same page.