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Old 02-25-2012, 08:10 PM
 
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Republicans, in their sour grapes obstructionism, have given us the worst Congress in the history of this country. Stands to reason that the gains they made in '10 must be undone, in order for Congress to once again regain its footing just in time for President Obama's second term. Congress remains broken as long as Republicans are at the table in numbers that matter.

Divided We Stand - John Aloysius Farrell - NationalJournal.com
Uh...do you understand what "checks & balances" means? Congress isn't "broken" it is operating as it was designed. Railroading things through with the President, Senate, and House all of the same party is what is broken. Tell me, exactly why do you think there's more than one branch of government to begin with? If there isn't supposed to be any obstructionism, why didn't they just make the executive branch and be done with it?

The "sour grapes" here, to be honest, is you. If your beloved party hadn't so angered the people of this country they wouldn't have thrown Democrats out of office in historic numbers, now would they? If the people wanted your agenda enacted, they would have voted for Democrats in 2010. So this obstructionism is working as intended.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:15 PM
 
Location: NC
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I dont know about that. Arent democrats trumpeting the >13,000DOW, lower unemployment, etc? Seems things have become better since the GOP took over congress, right?
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:15 PM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Epic fail for the OP.

The congress before and after the civil war were much worse.

Not that both parties members have faults. But 200,000 Americans dead kinda makes these current clowns look like amateurs.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:21 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Harry Reid has made the Senate the Lame Duck, instead of Obama.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:27 PM
 
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The more R congress gets, the lower the approval goes. I don't know why in the world right wingers think their proven failed policies are the way to go. It's like battered wife syndrome
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:28 PM
 
Location: NC
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The more R congress gets, the lower the approval goes.
And the better the economy gets, right?
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I love the constant reference of that word like it's a negative. Isn't that the whole point of having three, seperate, autonomous branches of government, and three seperate levels of government(local, state, federal). There is no ''obstructionism'' in North Korea. A broke Congress is like a Nazi gas chamber that stopped working properly, a good thing. Once either start ''working'' properly, bad things follow.
If congress had not changed a darn thing since 2000 we would be much better off today.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:44 PM
 
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I think Senate Republicans broke the record for using the filibuster to oppose everything they could.

There is a more guilty party, it is the Republican Party.
And the record of cloture?

Yeah, I didn't think so. It's the democrats who can't debate their asinine positions.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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The more R congress gets, the lower the approval goes. I don't know why in the world right wingers think their proven failed policies are the way to go. It's like battered wife syndrome
The more D the congress goes the deeper the red flows.

2006 -2010. Ha ha ha...
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Houston
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We have borrowed about 4 trillion bucks in the last three years. The economy should be getting a heck of a lot better according to Keynesian theory. It ain't.
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