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originally posted by: ArnoldNonymous
A lot of people are arguing "quality over quantity" for all the bills that have been voted on so far, but only Buster has actually argued specifically about the bills' contents.
My conclusion is that if Congress doesn't vote on anything, everyone complains of gridlock and them not doing their job.
If Congress (and specifically the Senate) vote on a number of bills that have been backlogged over the past year, everyone complains they aren't debating enough and letting anything just go through, therefore not doing their job.
I guess the only answer is to complain about our current situation. Waaah waaah
He gave the money to Isis, Illegals, and others outside the U.S..
McCain. You are creative.
The little points you made earlier could have been passed during Obama's high time in the first two years.
originally posted by: Flatfish
For the last six years, the GOP has utilized the filibuster in record numbers to obstruct and insure that Congress got nothing accomplished
What an absolute crock of #. The Democrats has full control over the entirety of Congress and the Office of the President for two full years before the Rs were capable of doing anything to stop them. And even then, they still had control of the Senate for the next four, plus the POTUS.
Maybe for the last six years, the Democrats just haven't pulled their collective head out of their arse and gotten something accomplished when they could.
Government isn't about only one party getting to pass things at a time, it's about compromise, and neither of the two main parties know how to do that anymore. We could legitimately pass blame in all directions, but be honest--with the way politics work right now, it's best that nothing does get done.
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
Here's my prediction: Over the next two year, Obama will use his bully pulpit to rant on about these "awesome" proposals that he'd like to see Congress pass--proposals that, on the surface (like most liberal ideas) seem to make good sense and help those who need it, but as many of us know will actually keep driving America in the ground financially. But the voters won't see the last part of that, only the feel-good rhetoric, and when Congress refuses to act on those things, they'll be made out to be the bad guy.