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View Poll Results: Will adding Barack Obama to the Democrat Control help America more?
Yes 19 47.50%
No 21 52.50%
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:38 AM
 
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Democrats Took Over Congress Amost Two Years Ago. Is America Better Off?

Will adding Barack Obama to the Democrat Control help America more?
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:40 AM
 
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yes, by allowing the Democratic Congress and Democratic administration to work together without constant vetos and filibusters, things can get done.
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:44 AM
 
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Democrats Took Over Congress Amost Two Years Ago. Is America Better Off?

Will adding Barack Obama to the Democrat Control help America more?
Yep, without a doubt...Pubs had their chance and ran the country into the ground. What was started in 2006 will be finished in 19 days and made official in Jan.....time to move over, change is on the way.
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:46 AM
 
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Without a doubt will it help America right into the lovely grasp of Socialism...
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:47 AM
 
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Without a doubt will it help America right into the lovely grasp of Socialism...
Giving 800 billion to Wall Street is socialism.
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:48 AM
 
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Default What is Congress' current approval rating?

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What is Congress' current approval rating?
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:56 AM
 
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Holding the majority in the legislature and holding a commanding majority are two different things. When the sitting President is from the opposing party, and the majority is a slim one, the legislature will not have the ability to bring out sweeping changes. Which IMO isn't a bad thing, because the resulting legislation will be the result of compromise and negotiation. Isn't that what balance of power is all about?

I always have doubts about "changing" the direction of the government. The people elected and appointed are only a portion of the people who make up our government. The civil employees, and the structure of the government itself make up a huge bureaucracy that has a direction and momentum of its own. It's that bureaucracy that has to be dealt with to effect any meaningful changes.
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:56 AM
 
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Giving 800 billion to Wall Street is socialism.
Can't beat em join em......lie down and roll over on your back.
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:07 PM
 
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What is Congress' current approval rating?

Congress apporoval rating is low because Democrats have the same low approval rating of Congress as Republicans do.

Why? Because many Dems will not stand up to George Bush and just roll over on anything he demands.


You think it's because they are sooo liberal??? Give me a break.

From a CBS poll

Frustration with Congress spans the political spectrum. There are only minor (but not statistically meaningful) differences in the approval ratings Democrats (21%), Republicans (18%), and independents (17%) give to Congress. Typically, partisans view Congress much more positively when their party is in control of the institution, so the fact that Democrats' ratings are not materially better than Republicans' is notable.
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:13 PM
 
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Congress apporoval rating is low because Democrats have the same low approval rating of Congress as Republicans do.

Why? Because many Dems will not stand up to George Bush and just roll over on anything he demands.


You think it's because they are sooo liberal??? Give me a break.

From a CBS poll

Frustration with Congress spans the political spectrum. There are only minor (but not statistically meaningful) differences in the approval ratings Democrats (21%), Republicans (18%), and independents (17%) give to Congress. Typically, partisans view Congress much more positively when their party is in control of the institution, so the fact that Democrats' ratings are not materially better than Republicans' is notable.
That is because people had the unrealistic expectation that the congress would cut off funding for the war.
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