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Old 10-24-2013, 06:51 PM
 
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hope and change. i hope there is enough change left to pay off part of the debt when obama finally leaves office.
Of course, the guy inherited the worst recession in 100 years. You forgot to mention that when you talk about the debt. There's little he, McCain or Romney could have done about it. if you're going to post conservative, please post more intelligently.

From recent experience, a monopoly means that Republicans just pass laws that appeal to their base and they cut taxes and spend. Democrats typically fight among themselves and get less done. They spend but are more prone to pay for it.

I'm not sure either is better, but until congressional districts get fixed, not much is going to get done anyways.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:52 PM
 
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LOL. This is kinda funny. Well maybe we will have a functional government.

1990-I loved having one branch be a seperate party then the other. I believed it resulted in good compromises and generally better governance.

2000-meh...there was some times I worried about gridlock.

Today-I want the democrats to win. Republicans who chant over and over that there should be no compromising of principals have severely hurt our economic recovery, and ability to function. Other countries are horrified to see our dysfunction. Its a embarrassment.

Any politician that is unwilling to compromise to make government work should not be elected.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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Any politician that is unwilling to compromise to make government work should not be elected.
In that case, you should be voting straight GOP tickets for a long time.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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Will a Democratic President + a Democratic House + a Democratic Senate = a monopoly ???

Could we challenge this as unfair and not balanced?

On another note:

Every Presidential candidate should undergo a psychiatric evaluation .... see how well he / she can play with the other kids on the playground.....this one clearly can't. It's his way or the highway.

I've had all I can take.
Challenge how?? Does that also apply when the Republicans control all three?
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:37 PM
 
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Since when do the democrats care about fair and balanced? Remember 'elections have consequences' that's their motto. It doesn't matter to them if 49% of the country doesn't agree, it's their way or the highway.

That's what it was from 2008 - 2010 and we got stuck with a trillion dollar "stimulus" and Obamacare, I doubt we'll see any improvement if/when it happens again.
Why in God's name should we be fair and balanced? We're not the ones who claim to be. Also I don't remember the Republicans being fair and balanced back when they controlled all three

And no, it was NOT that way from 2008 to 2010. Bush was President until 2009
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:41 PM
 
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Well, given that the Senate works differently now than any time in history, you really need the Senate + enough votes to get past a philibuster.

Both parties had recent monopolies. We did through the 00's and we focused on faith based initiatives and giving money away to get re-elected. The Democrats had it for a short time at the start of Obama's first term. No, you can't challenge the electorate.



Let's compare his credentials to yours. We can do the same with Romney, McCain, Bush, etc. All of those guys are highly qualified and all are sane. That you read too many right wing blogs is probably why you can't take things any more.

As to playing with other kids on the playground, you can point the finger at the tea baggers for that nonsense. Until congressional districts get fixed and we're forced to save ourselves by putting forward real candidates then you'll still have these morons stopping much of anything in Washington from happening.



We had that throughout the 00's. You forgot to mention that. The deficit and debt didn't drop and at the end, there was the Great Recession and Bush passed a similar stimulus. He and his team also helped Obama with his. You can make an argument about Obamacare, but typically, most whiny CINOS don't have the intelligence to do so.
We didn't just have faith based initiatives we also had a faith based czar. A position created by George W. Bush. Obama kept the position and all of a sudden the rightwing has a problem with it. See when Bush had a faith based czar that meant he was a holy man of God. But when Obama has one that means he wants to be a dictator
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:54 PM
 
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Democratic House + Democratic Senate =

Amnesty for illegals
Nationalized healthcare
Cap and trade
Gun registry
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:54 PM
 
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LOL. This is kinda funny. Well maybe we will have a functional government.

1990-I loved having one branch be a seperate party then the other. I believed it resulted in good compromises and generally better governance.

2000-meh...there was some times I worried about gridlock.

Today-I want the democrats to win. Republicans who chant over and over that there should be no compromising of principals have severely hurt our economic recovery, and ability to function. Other countries are horrified to see our dysfunction. Its a embarrassment.

Any politician that is unwilling to compromise to make government work should not be elected.
Yes, they are, and that dysfunction is 0bama (image from a parade in Germany):


Embarrassment is not being able to spell separate.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:15 PM
 
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Will a Democratic President + a Democratic House + a Democratic Senate = a monopoly ???

Could we challenge this as unfair and not balanced?

On another note:

Every Presidential candidate should undergo a psychiatric evaluation .... see how well he / she can play with the other kids on the playground.....this one clearly can't. It's his way or the highway.

I've had all I can take.
Did You watch the national Republican debates? The American people are the best judges.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:31 PM
 
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Imagine the horror if a majority of Americans embraced the one party rule, to the most possible extent.


Then what?
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